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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


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Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

? question: I'm not sure what your question is here. What remedy for a cream are you looking for? If the kids have scabies, the cream is the remedy. Apply it as directed by the pharmacist. If you have questions about how to do that, call your pharmacy back for instructions. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

No.: With all due respect to the non-dermatologist who answered in the affirmative, there is no convincing scientific evidence that homeopathic treatments have any measurable effect on psoriasis, and no plausible theory that explains why they would. Sorry, but those are the facts. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

See rheum : Psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist. An evaluate you best and determine your treatment. ...Read more

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Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Any effective OTC treatments for psoriasis?

Yes!: For mild skin disease, Hydrocortisone ointment or cream. Scalp: tar, selenium, and zinc pyrithione shampoo. Patient with sebo-psoriasis of the face can wash with these. There is a product: "skin zinc, " also effective. Finally. Mild ultraviolet light-not to the point of burn, will also help. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What disability: Not enough info. What type of disability. Please be more specific for a better answer. Thank you. ...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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Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Which has the best treatment options for psoriasis: ayurveda, alopathy , homeopathy?

Homeopathy: Although some of my colleagues consider this unscientific, there are studies using homeopathy with people suffering from psoriasis. And these studies are positive. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19192019 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17544862 conventional treatment dose not always work, and these are alternatives. Mindfulness meditation has also shown + results in psoriasis. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Remedies for sebopsoriasis?

Medicated shampoos: Sebosporiasis is an overlap of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Shampoos with these ingredients are helpful: 1.)ketoconazole-anti-inflammatory, decreases yeast (nizoral shampoo) 2.)salicylic acid-decreases flaking, anti inflammatory (t-sal shampoo) 3.)coal tar-anti-inflammatory(t-gel shampoo) your dermatologist may prescribe prescription topical cortisone if appropriate. ...Read more

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Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

Looking for effective TMJ treatments?

See oral surgeon: Many treatments exist, but appropriate treatment is based on what the underlying cause is for your TMJ problems. Could be your occlusion, injury to the cartilage, arthritis, or muscle imbalance. E treatment would be based on the underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for pcos good?

Alternative treatments for pcos good?

Focus On Cause: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more

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Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Are there options for treating my lupus with complementary medicine?

Danger: Treating lupus with complementary medicine would have to be done by someone who is very familiar with lupus, not just complementary medicine as certain "healthy" supplements such as echinacea can worsen lupus. Also, delay in traditional medical treatment can be deadly in lupus kidney or brain disease. Try stress reduction, smoking cessation, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of sun. ...Read more

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Is permetherin avaiable over-the-counter ? Looking for over-the-counter treatments for scabies.

Is permetherin avaiable over-the-counter ? Looking for over-the-counter treatments for scabies.

Nix, (permethrin) : Nix, which is used to treat head lice, contains permethrin. But, it is a creme rinse for the hair and not the same percentage as that which has been shown to work for scabies so i would recommend you see a dermatologist for Elimite cream. Read more about scabies, see a sample picture, and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Naturl treatment for alopecia?

Naturl treatment for alopecia?

ALOPECIA NATURAL RX: There is no "natural" treatment for alopecia (hairloss). Vitamins such as biotin and vitamin d can sometimes help. Check with your doctor to make sure these are ok for you. ...Read more

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What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

None: Naturopaths having nothing to offer the polymyositic patient. They will administer ineffective potions while the disease eats away at muscles. Polymyositis requires strong, clinical proven medication and you should not be seeing a non-medical person for this serious disease. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for flea bites?

Are there effective natural treatments for flea bites?

Get away from them!: Natural treatments? If they itch, an anti-itch cream that's over-the-counter can work- your drug store's pharmacist can help you choose one. Alternatively, oatmeal baths work. However, you should address the source of the fleas (most natural way is to avoid being near the source of the fleas. Avoid scratching the bites or else you increase the risk for a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What disability: Not enough info. What type of disability. Please be more specific for a better answer. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Try these: There isn't yet a cure for ms in any form of medicine but good nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, graded exercise, relaxation and guided imagery can all be helpful to people with ms. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are the best for secondary amenorrhea?

What holistic treatments are the best for secondary amenorrhea?

Weight control: Most commonly secondary amenorrhea is caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome which is due most of the time to weight. Do weight watchers, run two miles everyday 5x/week and do yoga the other two days a week. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You may have food sensitivities and can try an elimination diet. Probiotics also are good. Many find a correlation to stress so techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis and guided imagery may be useful. Moisturize with a non-alcohol based product. ...Read more

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Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any experiences with holistic treatments with regards to children's cancer?

Can you tell me about any experiences with holistic treatments with regards to children's cancer?

Adjuncts only: If your child has cancer, your worst enemy is someone talking "natural healing" or "conspiracy" in order to dissuade you from accepting evidence-based treatment. When I was a kid, children with serious cancers simply died. Now all the common ones get cures more often than not. Treatments directed to comfort and coping may include meditation, physical treatments, nutritional support. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for cervical cancer?

What are some holistic treatments for cervical cancer?

Serious : Cancer is deadly!!! Hopefully you do NOT have it. But if you do stick to proven regimens to treat it. Reserve holistic methods to deal with side effects, nausea etc. don't gamble with cancer. HTTPS://NCCIH.nih.org has good unbiased info on what works ...Read more

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What holistic treatments can help treat petechaie?

What holistic treatments can help treat  petechaie?

None: Petechiae are bits of blood that has left capillaries & entered the skin. The cause is a breakdown of capillaries. There are usually significant causes such as severe infection (meningococcus), blood dyscrasias (low platelets, leukemia), viral illnesses, trauma, allergic rxn.None of these conditions are amenable with "holistic" treatments. If you have petechiae you should your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

HUGE Selection Bias: The biggest mental health tx outcome studies r ones sponsored/conducted by drug companies; & those paid for by gov agencies. Biggest studies tend 2compare meds vs various types of psychological/behavioral therapies. Cbt is tx now most studied as it's structured (ppl can b trained 2do it in standard ways) & involves small #of sessions. If only eat mcdonald's burgers u may think they're the best! ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for scabies?

Elimite (permethrin) orLindane: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more

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How will You look after scabies treatment?

The same!: You will probably look about the same as before the treatment, although your skin may feel a little drier. Redness, flaking and scabbing at the sites of the previous scabies infestation will heal with time. Moisturizers should help hasten this process. ...Read more

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Is scabies still contagious after 1st treatment?

Is scabies still contagious after 1st treatment?

Usually not: if the lotion was used as directed! ...Read more

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Will i be itchy while the scabies treatments on me?

Itchy to itch free: You will become more itchy once treatment for scabies has started. Why? Your body is already reacting to the presence of the mites and mite poop. Once treatment starts to work, individual mites get broken down into many particles that the body reacts to even more. Hence, you will itch like crazy for the first 1-2 days on treatment and then you will be itch free! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more