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Any herbal remedies for eye infections?

Any herbal remedies for eye infections?

None: Eye infections are either viral, for which no remedy is available (except for herpes) or bacterial for which excellent antibiotics are used. No herbal remedies will be of use in either case. Very rarely infection is also caused by fungus and amoebas. Your ophthalmologist should always be consulted for eye infections. ...Read more

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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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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 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 wont help youy symptoms. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more

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What are herbal remedies for a urinary tract infection?

What are herbal remedies for a urinary tract infection?

UTI and herbs: The best way to treat and cure a UTI is with antibiotics. To do so, you need to see a physician to get a urine culture to see what is causing it and to placed on antibiotics that can treat it. That is the sure way. If you cannot do this, try some cranberry juice and a gram of vitamin c daily. There is absolutely no guarantee that this will work to get rid of your uti. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Any home remedies for constipation?

Any home remedies for constipation?

Diet changes: Try to increase the amount of water anf fiber in you daily diet. You can easily do that by eating more fruits and vegetables, or cereal and bread with more fiber. If all else fails, add a gentle stool softener like metamucil, fibercon, or even prunes. ...Read more

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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more

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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

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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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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for gallstones?

Natural remedies for gallstones?

None I recommend : The only tried and true remedy for gallstones is removal of the gallbladder. Ursodiol is a non-surgical consideration, but not very effective and not considered the standard of care. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for vulvodynia?

Any home remedies for vulvodynia?

Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a disorder of pain which can consist of burning, shooting, itching, or throbbing pain of the vagina. It has no known etiology and is a diagnosis of exclusion (other problems must be ruled out). Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. At home, you can try sitz baths and lubricants for sex. However, i urge you to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist for options. ...Read more

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What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The best thing to try initially for chronic diarrhea is psyllium. It can be bought from the natural food store or in the form of products such as Metamucil. Be sure to drink extra liquids with it. If it does not help, I'll be sure to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for work up of the chronic diarrhea, to determine its source. Good luck. ...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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Home remedies for constipation?

Home remedies for constipation?

Fiber,herbs&exercise: Even here in america i've found no better remedy than the classic ayurvedic tonic triphala. A diet rich in fiber from fruits & vegetables is important. Fiber supplements like psyllium can help. Exercise helps. Constipation can be caused by low thyroid. Imbalances of GI flora & magnesium deficiency. Acupressure can provide acute relief- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html. ...Read more

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Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

"Natural: Cysts are, so make them you shall" yoda md if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome weight loss can help. For homeopathy i suggest http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hmgibogu8q0 if having pain issues its probably not the cysts, stop caffiene and see a doc specializing in pelvic pain. ...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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What are some herbal remedies for sinusitus?

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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Home remedy for uti?

Home remedy for uti?

Prescription meds at: Home. You then reduce risk of further infections by taking cranberry juice, urinating after sex, wearing cottoin underwear & avoid wearing thongs, avoid constipation, drink plenty of water, urinate regularly & shower rather than bathe. Dont use bubble bath. You need antibiotics to get reid of a uti, there is unfortunately no proven home remedy for utis. Good luck. ...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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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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I've got uti, yeast problems ..Herbal or coconut oil..What should I go for?

I've got uti, yeast problems ..Herbal or coconut oil..What should I go for?

Cranberry lactobacil: To try to treat these 'naturally' try a cranberry juice tablet and lots of water for the uti. For the yeast, you should cut out sugar and carbohydrates because they end of in your vaginal secretions and the yeast grow more. Some people have good results with lactobacillus. Wearing cotton underwear is also a must for keeping away yeast infections. ...Read more

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Home remedy for uti?

Prescription meds at: Home. You then reduce risk of further infections by taking cranberry juice, urinating after sex, wearing cottoin underwear & avoid wearing thongs, avoid constipation, drink plenty of water, urinate regularly & shower rather than bathe. Dont use bubble bath. You need antibiotics to get reid of a uti, there is unfortunately no proven home remedy for utis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedy for uti?

Eval: Excellent hydration with water and use of cranberry juice helps some people. However the response is variable, so the best thing to do is to see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for a uti?

Is there any home remedy for a uti?

Not really: The old wives tale of drinking a gallon of cranberry juice bears some merit, but the gallon is more important that the cranberry part. Above and beyond that, antibiotics are superior to most homeopathic cures. ...Read more

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Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Identify the Agent: The best method is to do a urine culture. Identify the infectious agent and the right therapeutic agent. This will insure no lack of cures. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for recurrent UTI's?

Whats the best treatment for recurrent UTI's?

Fluids/reg. voiding: Some patients get recurrent UTIs because they hold their urine too long so regular voiding when you feel the need is helpful. Some women get UTIs after sex so voiding before and after sex can help. Staying well hydrated and taking a multivitamin daily are also helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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Any good treatment for utis other than antibiotics?

No: Home remedies are next to worthless and potentially dangerous in allowing simple lower tract infections to progress. ...Read more

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What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

What is best antibiotic for treatment of uti?

Depends: Selecting the most effective antibiotics depends upon the organism(bacterium) isolated from properly collected urine sample. Given the multiplicity of causative organism in urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance bacteria develop, there is no panacea. ...Read more

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How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

How long does it take for UTI treatment to clear infection?

Depends: Uncomplicated bladder infections can be treated in 3 days. Complicated upper utis can require upto 14 days of IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is treatment for UTI that is resistant to all oral antibiotics based on culture and sensitivity ??

UTI with resistance: You may need IV or IM antibiotics depending upon the clinical situation. This depends on numerous factors, including the manner in which the sensitivity studies were done. Suggest you see an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination or diarrhea --> many things may point toward the uti, or it may just be fever and irritability. Bactrim or a cephalosporin may be a reasonable antibiotic choice, but this may be adjusted based on culture sensitivities or previous antibiotic exposure. ...Read more

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Had recurring thrush for 1 year. While treating my current bout have gotten a uti. Which I have had before. Any treatment for persistent thrush?

Had recurring thrush for 1 year. While treating my current bout have gotten a uti. Which I have had before. Any treatment for persistent thrush?

Need more history: If u r having recurring cadiadiasis and is proven by culture and exam than u need to be evaluated for diabetes. And other possible associated health problems . If u r taking certain medications possibly steroids on a chronic basis can also cause u to have candidal infection. I would recomend having seen by a ob/gyn to evaluate the underlying issues. Hope this answers your question ...Read more

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


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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more