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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

Has any natural allergy treatment worked for you?

I have never tried : Phytotherapy, or plant medicine for allergic rhinitis, but there is some data which suggests that butterbut, stinging nettle and some combinations of chinese herbal medicines are effective. ...Read more

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Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Is erythromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea is erthromycin 2% topical solution a appropriate treatment for rosacea

Rosacea: Topical Erythromycin may be helpful for pimply-type rosacea, but may not help with redness or flushing. Topical Metronidazole is also effective for the same. For other common symptoms of rosacea, oral meds may be necessary. See your doctor... ...Read more

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Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Treatment options for allergic rhinitis? Thanks!

Multiple options: Clearly it depends on the allergens in question. First step us environmental control measures such as dust mite covers, pet dander avoidance, mold abatement and keeping windows closed seasonally. Next is medication options including daily antihistamine oral medication as well as nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids. If still symptomatic consider allergy desensitization either injections or wh. ...Read more

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Should everyone who has Hpilori infection get treatment? Is there treatment alternative to antibiotics?

Should everyone who has Hpilori infection get treatment?  Is there treatment alternative to antibiotics?

Yes: H pylori can cause you some health issues thatcarexaeriouscsk you need treatment. Now once you treatment is done you need a test of cure to be sure the h pylori is eradicated. There are many false positive results for h pylori so your history and the method of testing you is very important ...Read more

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Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Is there any systemic absorption when using intranasal steroid medication for allergy treatment?

Very little: Almost nil. Some people who are very sensitive to steroids say they may feel a little difference, but normally systemic spread is very very little, if at all. ...Read more

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What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

What are OTC treatment for yeast infection for males?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream: For yeast infections on skin, Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream is effective; if there is itching or burning pain, use hydrocortisone cream as well. Use each cream sparingly twice daily; usually the infection will clear in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Is herbal treatment helpful for sinusitus ?

Is herbal treatment helpful for sinusitus ?

Good for anything?: What most people with serious illnesses get from herbal medicines is worse! why would anyone spend money on unproven herbal preparations about which they know nothing. There have been numerous reports of people becoming critically ill when the stuff they were taking proved to be toxic. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

Immediately !: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting . An allergic reaction such as face swelling and shortness of breath takes only one pill to cause your already primed immune system react violently. ...Read more

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Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Yes: Antihistamine/decongestant combinations may help. Nasalchrom nasal spray used 4 times a day may also help if the inflammation is caused by allergy. Do not use instant decongestant sprays you can develop rebound congestion and become dependent. ...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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Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathic antibiotic for sinuses?

Homeopathy & sinus: Homeopathic treatment can be very effective for sinus complaints. However, there are over 140 homeopathic remedies known to help sinus infections -- each of which has its own unique qualities. For best results you need a professional homeopath to take your case and select the best remedy for you. It's not an antibiotic because the treatment isn't aimed at a bacteria; it supports you instead. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more

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Best treatment for allergies?

Best treatment for allergies?

See below: I like Allegra (fexofenadine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) d. Also, if you have eye symptoms, you need an antihistamine eye drop, such as, naphcon a, or visine for allergies. You may also want to try saline washes for your nose. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin, can I still get effective antibiotic treatment for chlamydia?

I'm allergic to penicillin, can I still get effective antibiotic treatment for chlamydia?

Penicillin is not #1: Penicillin is not useful in chlamydial infections. So you shouldn't worry. But prevention (condom) is the best way to keep from needing recurring cycles of antibiotics. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Short term only: Short term desensitization to antibiotics is a common procedure, but the tolerance is short-lived. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of cure or treatment for antibiotic allergies?

Short term only: Short term desensitization to antibiotics is a common procedure, but the tolerance is short-lived. ...Read more

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What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

What increases my risk of getting an antibiotic allergy?

Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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Can you test for antibiotic allergies?

Yes.: Yes, however it is somewhat limited. The only fda approved antibiotic that we can skin test for is penicillin. It is tested in small amounts by scratch testing and then small amounts are injected, in increasing doses. Finally if these are negative a small oral dose is given. It is important to test for possible pencillin allergy as this is still an effective, inexpensive antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have antibiotic allergies, but need one for abscessed tooth? Should I go ahead and take it?

Tough situation: You did not say what antibiotics you are allergic to. However, I have not seen anyone that could not receive a substitute antibiotic that you are not allergic to. Check with your md about options and inform your dentist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should be concerned about a possible antibiotic allergy?

How do I know if I should be concerned about a possible antibiotic allergy?

Antbiotic allergy: After cessation of the antibiotic the reaction usually subsides. Occasionally medication is required for a severe reaction. You may require a different antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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How long would it take for ciproflaxin antibiotic allergy to take place?

How long would it take for ciproflaxin antibiotic allergy to take place?

It varies.: It can occur within seconds of swallowing the first dose, to hours after the 'umpteenth' time someone takes it. ...Read more

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Treating a UTI but I have an antibiotic allergy to sulfa? What's another good antibiotic?

Treating a UTI but I have an antibiotic allergy to sulfa?  What's another good antibiotic?

Ciprofloxacin: Ciprofloxacin and Macrobid are other good choices. It is best to have your physician decide since he knows your full history. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a ciproflaxin (antibiotic) allergy to take place if you had one?

Immediately !: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting . An allergic reaction such as face swelling and shortness of breath takes only one pill to cause your already primed immune system react violently. ...Read more

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Does having an antibiotic drip while in labor cause antibiotic allergies in the baby being born?

Does having an antibiotic drip while in labor cause antibiotic allergies in the baby being born?

Antibiotics prevent: Antibiotics are given to help prevent transmitting a possible infection to the baby. The risks and benefits of all drugs given to a women who is pregnant need to be determined and discussed with her. ...Read more

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Doxycycline antibiotic allergy: does vomiting count or just rashes?

Doxycycline antibiotic allergy: does vomiting count or just rashes?

Yes: One of the most common symptoms for patients allergic to drugs is vomiting in gastric distress. ...Read more

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What causes an antibiotic allergy?

What causes an antibiotic allergy?

Immune activation: The body recognizes foreign substances as invaders at time and will immunologically react against them. Antibiotics, especially in certain categories, will unite with bodily chemicals and become more likely to generate an immune response. When this happens, an allergy sets up. This would only be annoying except the reaction can be extreme and even shut down the lungs. ...Read more

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Antibiotic allergy or something else, if your rash comes 2 days after your last dose?

Antibiotic allergy or something else, if your rash comes 2 days after your last dose?

Delayed reaction: Some allergies may be of delayed onset. Also it's possible that another medication has combined with the first own to cause the symptoms. Last, sun exposure may cause skin changes while taking certain medications (photophobia). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?

I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?

Drug allergy: Most of the time there is no true allergy to a certain drug, rather and adverse drug reaction interpreted as an allergy, yet we cannot speculate. I'm not sure what kind of allergy testing you had that failed, and why do you want to go for an oral challenge if there is a safer antibiotic alternative that you aren't allergic to. If necessary, consult an allergist,check aaaai.org for one in your area ...Read more

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What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

What are some natural or herbal treatment for allergies?

Hard to say: It really depends onthe type of allergy you are asking about. If it is runny stuffy nose, itchy eyes etc..It is probably due to something i the air(dust, pollen, pets). Avoidance is the cure..But usually hard to do...I am unaware of any effective herbal treatments..In fact, some people who are allergic to grass or weed pollen get sicker when taking herbal remedies..Be careful. ...Read more

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What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

What should we do and is their any herbal treatment for allergies?

Avoid exposure: The simplest answer is to avoid exposure. However certain prophylactic remedies prior to exposure may help prevent full blown symptoms. ...Read more

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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. James Hocker
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Phytotherapy (Definition)

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