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Doctor insights on: Herbal Remedies For Corneal Scarring

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Does anybody know a natural herbal remedy to reduce the scars I have?

Does anybody know a natural herbal remedy to reduce the scars I have?

Full fo stories: There are many options available but very little true science to support the claims made. Topical silicone gel sheeting, pressure, and massage are the two most consistent treatments allium cepa (onion peel extract) has some weak evidence supporting its use. Other products such as aloe vera, vitamin e. Coca butter, lanolin, etc are often recommended but without evidence other than anecdote. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What are any treatment options for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

What are any treatment options for corneal neovascularization with corneal scarring?

Treat disease: First, it is best to try to identify and treat the underlying disease process, so that the inflammatory impetus to form new vessels is reversed or minimized.
If there is a quiet eye, there are a couple possible treatment options. First, laser ablation of the vessels has had some success, especially using a yellow dye laser. Second, a medicine that makes new blood vessels disappear can be injected. ...Read more

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Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Difficult to say: Your eye doctor should know for sure and be able to advise you best. Other less invasive options may also be considered, including a rigid gas-permeable contact lens (rgp) and laser surgery to remove superficial scar tissue (ptk). Luckily, it sounds likely maybe none of these options are necessary. Maybe all you need is a change in your glasses! ...Read more

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Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

Is corneal transplant the right treatment for me I suffered a traumatic work accident earlier this year and have scarring of the cornea. My vision is a little blurry. I don't think it is severe enough and my eye doctor did not mention anything about corne

A: A corneal transplant is a procedure that should be performed only when indicated. A corneal transplant would be indicated when the procedure can be presumed to provide a significant benefit, the risks exceed the benefits, and other less risky measures to improve vision have failed. In your case, a transplant may have a significant benefit. But all procedures include risks and benefits. Risks of a corneal transplant include vision loss, graft failure, graft rejection, among others. Additionally, a corneal transplant requires extensive post-op care and follow-up. The decision to proceed with a corneal transplant requires careful deliberation after a discussion with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Any advice on herbal remedies for asthma?

Any advice on herbal remedies for asthma?

No scietific studies: Even thogh herbal remedies are and have been recommended by alternate medicine doctors, there are not any acceptable scintific studies to support their use in this day and age
asthma is an inflammatory condition of the bronchi and you need to treat the inflammation and bronchospasm both and avoid the triggers like cig smoke
therefore I can not recommend herbal medicines for treating this serious co. ...Read more

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Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Cough: Basically you want to boost your immune system. Examples are selenium, coenzyme q10, and oscillococcinum which is a homeopathic medicine. Ofcourse, consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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Can doctors ever prescribe herbal remedies?

Can doctors ever prescribe herbal remedies?

Yes!: There are herbal specialists that are well versed in this science.
Many universities are now conducting studies in order to provide evidence based medicine. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies for svt?

Are there any good herbal remedies for svt?

Yes-No-Maybe: There is no specific herb guaranteed. I would focus on nutritional therapies to strengthen the body at the cellular molecular level and natural therapies to reduce stress, anxiety. These would focus on behavior modification, aromatherapy and basic micronutrition supplementation and reduction of oxidative stress. ...Read more

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What natural herbal remedies are the best for a uti?

What natural herbal remedies are the best for a uti?

Antibiotics: No scientific evidence that any herbal remedies can kill &/or eliminate bacteria causing utis. ...Read more

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What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

Magnesium: You can try magnesium supplement. Typically up to 600mg twice daily is safe. Increase slowly to bowel tolerance, as has a laxative effect. Asthma is a red flag for food allergy/sensitivity, so get tested, or start with eliminating grains and dairy from diet, as these are the most common culprits. Eggs and soy are also common culprits. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies for infertility in men?

Are there any good herbal remedies for infertility in men?

Yes: A great "natural" supplement is called male fertility supplement. It's from coast reproductive sciences. It has been shown to improve multiple abnormal parameters in sperm. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies to unblock your sinuses?

Are there any good herbal remedies to unblock your sinuses?

Essential oils: Peppermint oil and or eucalyptus oil.
Peppermint has some antiinflammatory properties and can soothe the nasal pasages. Eucalyptus has decongestant properties.
You can add a couple of drops of any of these to your vaporizer and it will help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal remedies that make you sleep lighter?

Could you suggest good herbal remedies that make you sleep lighter?

Why?: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released influencing every cell and in children provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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What would you say are most effective herbal remedies to lower hypertension?

Ms. DASH: Check out the dash diet. Here's the website from the mayo clinic:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/dash-diet/hi00047. ...Read more

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How can allergies be treated with natural herbal remedies instead of with drugs?

How can allergies be treated with natural herbal remedies instead of with drugs?

Be careful: Most mds choose to use pharmaceutical drugs knowing these agents have been tested & their side-effects, interactions and benefits recorded. They also know the source of the drug & can rely on its purity & dosage. This is often less true with herbal remedies; that's why physicians are wary of them. Use the same degree of objective scrutiny with herbs as you do with standard drugs before deciding. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

Unobtainium: C'mon, you know it depends on 3 things. The medication, the side effect, and what do you think is the third and most important?
You're 100% correct. The individual. And you know the next step? Yep! A heart to heart with that caring, wise doctor who prescribed that med. ...Read more

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Are all herbal remedies safe?

No: Are all medicines safe? Remember that nightshade is a herb, so too is oleander both are very poisonous. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

Talk to dr. First: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Do herbal remedies for erection work?

Can, less powerful: Various herbs and supplements are sold without prescription to improve erections. Yohimbe is probably the best studied, but has many interactions and can be toxic. Asian ginseng, gingko and l-arginine are generally quite safe and may be effective. Horny goat weed isn't well studied, and can cause side effects. Discuss with someone well trained in herbs, don't just order from back of magazine. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies for gout?

What are some herbal remedies for gout?

None: None work including cherry juice once the attack has started. You need to normalize your serum uric acid with Allopurinol to prevent joint damage, kidney stones and arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Many: There are several remedies, most cause the urine to acidify and thus inhibiting bacterial growth, nothing repalces being examined and obtaining an accurate diagnosis and isolating the bacteria so you can obtain the correct antibiotic.
Cranberrys and blueberrys help bacteria not "stick"to the bladder wall. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for colitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for colitis?

Colitis?: Olivia, you are pregnant and on meds. Has your bowel problem actually been diagnosed as colitis? You could have a thyroid hormone imbalance, for example, causing the same symptoms. Best to consult your doc.
However, for many minor colon conditions, using probiotics especially those containing Saccharomyces Boulaardi, can help get things back in balance and possibly reduce symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies for sinusitus?

Multiple: Herbs to consider for sinuses: anis, fenugreek, marshmalow or red clove, cat's claw or gosdenseal. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for prostatitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for prostatitis?

No: There are no herbal medicines that have been show in scientific trials to be beneficial fo prostatities. That does not mean that some natural supplements won't help youy symptoms.
Patricio gargollo, md
pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me herbal remedies for endometriosis?

Can you tell me herbal remedies for endometriosis?

Vitamin C and E: The best evidence based answer I can give is that one takes a daily dose of Vitamin C and E, which in randomized trials have been shown to decrease endometriosis pain. There are many "endometriosis cure" nutraceuticals out there, and most of them have C and E or other antioxidant molecules.

There is not as much good evidence for other herbal remedies. You can always try one and see. ...Read more

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