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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Am taking antibiotics for prostatitis. Safe to take provigil for ssri-induced sleepiness? does provigil interact with antibiotic/worsen prostatitis?

Yes, it's safe: There is no significant interaction between the antibiotics and the provigil. However, be sure to always check with the pharmacist when you pick up new meds to make sure that all of your medications and interactions are carefully reviewed. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori  bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more

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There any herbal medication for hypertension?

There any  herbal medication for hypertension?

Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Can you take cephalexin with azo standard (phenazopyridine) for a urinary tract infection?

Yes. Once you've: been diagnosed with a UTI, you can take ago standard for a few days until the symptoms go away. Keep in mind that azo doesn't treat the infection itself. If you take it before you see a doctor, it can prevent us from getting an accurate reading from a urine dipstick screening test for infection but shouldn't interfere with a urine culture. ...Read more

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Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Which of these three works better for utis: azo, cranberry tablets, or uristat (phenazopyridine)?

Azo/Uristat 4 sympts: Azo & uristat (phenazopyridine) contain Phenazopyridine & relieve symptoms of urinary tract burning, pain & discomfort. Cranberry juice, gelcaps & tablets are a preventative against future utis by interfering with bacterial adherence to urinary tract lining (bladder & urethra). You need antibiotics to actually treat & cure a uti. ...Read more

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Any advice for herbal medicine for impotence?

Any advice for herbal medicine for impotence?

Don't waste your $$: There are no herbal medicine that works. Cut down your tobacco, control your glucose and lose weight. Talk w/your doctor about any other medication. That's the only things other than relaxation and prescription rx that can help. ...Read more

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Any good alternative medicines for the flu?

Any good alternative medicines for the flu?

Not Really: For a cure, nothing proven. For comfort, hydrate and use fever reducers . Avariety of products are mentioned such as vitamins, herbal products, but nothing proven to work. ...Read more

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What natural medicine is used for treating urine infections?

What natural medicine is used for treating urine infections?

None: Sorry, no natural medicines reliably treat urinary tract infection. UTIs often clear on their own over 2-12 weeks, so if symptoms improve on a natural product, it isn't necessarily because of that treatment; or maybe not a UTI. Meantime you risk serious complications, such as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Don't mess around with this; see a doctor for diagnosis and antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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is it okay to take prescribed drugs( nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal remedy for bladder stones?

Is there an herbal remedy for bladder stones?

Yes & no: There are such remedies but none proven by studies to work. (see mayo clinic article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bladder-stones/ds00904/dsection=alternative-medicine). You can try some of the listed herbs, but see your pcp or urologist first to discuss other options. ...Read more

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Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Is alcohol with meds for treating chlamydia?

Recommend taking: Chlamydia medications as directed. If you drink alcohol it should be minimal. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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Can there be any efficacious herbal medicine to cure TB than medical drugs?

Can there be any efficacious herbal medicine to cure TB than medical drugs?

No: If you have active tuberculosis please don't put yourself or others at risk. It is imperative that you strictly follow medical treatment protocol. ...Read more

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Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

Can uristat (phenazopyridine) cure a uti?

No: This medication is used to relieve symptoms caused by irritation of the urinary tract such as pain, burning, and the feeling of needing to urinate urgently or frequently. This drug does not treat the cause of the urinary irritation. Need to see physician for proper examination , testing and treatment of urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more