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Dr. James Hocker
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I went to a pharmacy to get treated of gonorrhea and the pharmacist directed me to go for herbal treatment rather. that thr is no good drugs for it?

I went to  a pharmacy to get treated of gonorrhea and the pharmacist directed me to go for herbal treatment rather. that thr is no good drugs for it?

Gonorrhea Treatment: In the summer of 2012, the CDC updated the guidelines again - recommending that all gonorrhea cases be treated with injectable, rather than oral, antibiotics. If a pharmacist sent you to the herbal section rather than referring you to be tested by a physician or clinic, then they ought to be reported. That is horrifying to me. I do hope you misunderstood. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too. ...Read more

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My daughter 27 years of age taking myclonic epilepsy drugs for last 17 years but no improvement kindly tell me some herbal treatment?

My daughter 27 years of age  taking myclonic epilepsy drugs for last 17 years but no improvement kindly tell me some herbal treatment?

Sorry, no such Rx: There are no "herbal" or otc agents which work for what seems possibly to be juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Not clear why she is not responding, but the best drugs are Depakote and keppra (levetiracetam). However, could also consider vagal nerve stimulator implantation. Suggest you get consultation from an epileptologist at a nearby medical school. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you went to a osteopath would they use herbal medicines as part of their treatment?

I'm just wondering, if you went to a osteopath would they use herbal medicines as part of their treatment?

Maybe: It depends on the specialty of the physican and her/his specific practice when it comes to herbal remedies. ...Read more

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Is there any good effective herbal treatment for getting a glowy skin?

Is there any good effective herbal treatment for  getting a glowy skin?

Exercise!: Regular exercise (30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week) is excellent for the skin as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more

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What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

What is herbal treatment for fibromyalga?

Use a combination!: I would suggest a combination of vits, mineral, herbal and trace elements along with wellness, aerobic, heat as in soaking and yoga. Reflexology and related options. Acupressure. Use self-trigger point release or acupuncture. ...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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What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more