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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Bad Breath (Definition)

A foul odor from the mouth. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with ...Read more


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Cure for bad breath?

Cure for bad breath?

Where is it?: You must first find out where it is coming from? It could be your mouth (teeth or tongue), throat (tonsils or adenoids) or even stomach (hiatal hernia) before you can come up with a cure. ...Read more

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Help docs, is herbal shisha bad for you?

Help docs, is herbal shisha bad for you?

Hookah smoke: Hydro Herbal Shisha molasses and any other substances that are inhaled into the lungs can act as pulmonary irritants. ...Read more

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Care and medication for a bad cough?

Care and medication for a bad cough?

Rest, fluids, suppor: Without knowing the cause of the cough, I'll assume it's viral (influenza epidemic in US). Most viral illnesses run their course in 10-14 days (but less than 5 days if you get flu vaccine). In the mean time, notify your doctor, rest, drink plenty of fluids (urine run clear), & keep tissue handy. Cough syrups (with Guafenisin) can help thin mucus, as does chicken soup & humidifier. TTYD. Good luck. ...Read more

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Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie

Currently have a chest cold. What r your thoughts for relief for the chest congest.? Don't mind taking otcs when necessary, but prefer natural remedie

Time, rest, liquids: Inhalation of steam, eucalyptus, sauna, lots of things to help. Usually the lungs and nose are tied together(one airway theory), so decongesting that for a few days (3 or less)with over the counter oxymetazoline and using nasal saline may help. ...Read more

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What homemade mask or treatments for bad acne actually work?

What homemade mask or treatments for bad acne actually work?

Adjuncts: There are dozens listed online, many of them obviously silly and perhaps cruel pranks. Experiment with them only as adjuncts to scientific rx, which starts with topical benzoyl peroxide -- if the acne is severe, a physician will need to help manage it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for bad breath?

Is there a good cure for bad breath?

Determine the cause: Then start care. Your halitosis may be coming from periodontal problems, cavities, infections, or acid reflux. Once the cause is determined then treatment can be instituted. ...Read more

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Any tips for bad halitosis?

Any tips for bad halitosis?

Many options: First make sure you are flossing your teeth daily and brushing your teeth and tongue twice daily. Go to your dentist to make sure you do not have gum disease and for a cleaning twice year. If you wear dentures, clean them daily. See your regular doctor for a physical and ensure you do not have lung, liver or kidney disease. If you smoke, quit. Stay hydrated, dry mouth can be a cause of halitosis. ...Read more

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What OTC or home remedy is good for a bad bad painful tooth ache?

What OTC  or home remedy is good for a bad bad painful tooth ache?

Options: Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen. Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. ...Read more

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Bad asthma..Why only thing help me breath is ventolin...I tried singular and servent and flovent for many months without good results?

Bad asthma..Why only thing help me breath is ventolin...I tried singular and servent and flovent for many months without good results?

Don't over use it: Overuse of albuterol/bronchodilators is risky for worsening asthma, and death. Med student one year older than I died in street between hospitals clutching her inhaler; tho US asthma deaths are down. Find a good asthma specialist, talk, rule out complicating factors (smoking, obesity, sinus, GERD, etc), monitor (PFT's), be compliant - so much better therapy now. See allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Are there any alternatives to conventional medicine for treating severe arm aches and pains?

Try acupuncture: Acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, healing touch, reiki are all modalities that may help with aches and pains. ...Read more

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Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

Natural remedies that work for severe GERD and dyspepsia?

GERD: Don't eat late and lie down flat, avoid foods like coffee, chocolate and spice. Take otc meds like Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec but see your doctor if it persists... Gerd can be serious! ...Read more

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Treatments for really bad urethral pain?

Treatments for really bad urethral pain?

Treat the cause.: The best solution is always to find and treat the cause. If it is an infection, appropriate antibiotic treatment should be started by a physician. For stones, strictures, and anatomic problems, a urologist can identify the cause and plan treatment. For symptomatic relief, anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, or urinary tract anesthetics like Pyridium (phenazopyridine) may help. ...Read more

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What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

What OTC medication is out there for bad acne?

Don't waste money: There are a lot of otc acne treatments, and some even work (sometimes) on mild to moderate acne. But for severe acne, otc remedies are a waste of money. See a dermatologist and get proper treatment; in the long run it will be much cheaper and you will be much happier. ...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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Home remedies for acidity, gas and bad breath?Please!

Multiple reason: Although there are multiple reasons for bad breath, one reason is bacteria in your mouth and particularly the ones that cause gum disease. To eliminate that from the equation make sure you get a professional dental checkup/ cleaning, and be on top of home care specially flossing and brushing teeth and tongue. ...Read more

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What are some ayurvedic, unani, or homeopathic treatment for acidity, heart burn, sour taste in throad and mouth?

What are some ayurvedic, unani, or homeopathic treatment for acidity, heart burn, sour taste in throad and mouth?

Homeopathy: I can speak for homeopathy -- and there are many homeopathic remedies which can help with these complaints. However, to find the right one out of hundreds you do need to work personally with an experienced homeopath rather than trial and error. The homeopath will explore your entire history so that the remedy prescribed will help at a deep level. You may also need to change your eating as well. ...Read more

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