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Herbal Treatment For Nose Rubbing
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
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
Only a few.: For allergic rhinitis Nasalcrom or other products containig Cromolyn Sodium (sodium chromoglycate) are same but you have to use then 4 times a day. Nasal sinus rinse will help remove irritants, allergens or obstructing mucus nasal decongestant sprays can be used if totally obstructed but you run the risk of worse rebound congestion.Do not use more than 3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10yr daughter has sinus infection and taking antibiotics for it, but has stuffy nose and can't sleep at night. What is the best remedy for relief?
Home remedies: A 10 year old girl with a sinus infection on antibiotics, wants to know what best relief is from stuffy nose/trouble sleeping. Try some simple home remedies like nasal saline sinus irrigations or sprays before bedtime. Sitting in bathroom with steam to open nostrils and airways. Also can try an oral antihistamine like cetirizine (zyrtec) before bed. ...Read more
Advice on clearing acne and blackheads? Specific brand of medication or recommended lotions and stuff? Is Proactive effective?
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Coughing is a way the body gets rid of mucus. Please see your doc to get a proper diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What's the treatment for frequent nose bleeding cause by homeopathic remedies? How to make it stop?
Frequent nose bleeds: Your blood may be too thin. Please see your doctor who can measure that. It MAY or may not be due to homeopathic remedies, likely not. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Table salt: Boil some water, take 7 ounces of that water and add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt and let it cool off. There is your home made remedy. The only thing is , you have to make fresh ones every 2-3 days. You have to account for cost of water, gas or electric bill. Is it worth it? I would recommend buying saline solutions otc which is cheaper, more practical and you can keep till its expiration date! ...Read more
Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching
What is best & safest remedies, over-the-counter meds or prescription meds for an 8 month old with bad ezecema on cheeks that never clears up? Help!
Topical steroids : The first thing is that you should limit wiping with abrasive wipes-water is good to wipe food away. Moisterization of all skin is essential. I like cerave for wash & cerave lotion. This creates a barrier that protects skin from irritants. If those changes don't work, rx class 6-7 topical steroids twice daily to area x 2 weeks should help calm inflammation.Use sparingly and can alt w protopic0.03%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a homemade salt water wash effective for Blepharitis? The OTC eyelid cleansers are bit for pricey for long term daily use
Baby shampoo: You can use heat pack over the eye to open up oil gland pores, then use diluted baby shampoo to clean the eye lashes while the eyes are closed. Nutritionally, drink more fluid, eat omega 3 essential fatty acid (nuts, wild fish, flax seed, or chia seeds) and avoid junk food. ...Read more
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?
Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?
Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more
Any alternative treatment to relax an irritated nasopharynx? Steroid sprays, allergy meds don't do anything. Sinus rinse helps a bit but just for 5min
Depends on the cause: Unlikely to be an environmental allergy with no improvement on nasal steroid or antihistamine. Potential causes of nonallergic rhinitis include infection possibly with immune deficiency, irritant sensitivity, systemic diseases such as autoimmunity, inflammatory syndromes with or without nasal polyps, medication side effect, structural abnormalities, tumor, or dental problems (to name a few). ...Read more
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