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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Silverfish

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Are silverfish bad for you?

Are silverfish bad for you?

Maybe: One group of spanish researchers looked for allergy antibodies against silverfish in a group of patients with asthma & found those antibodies in some. So it is possible that silverfish allergy may trigger asthma & allergic rhinitis. But that's only one report. Physicians typically find a single report or study interesting, even tantalizing but not convincing. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that I got bit by a silverfish?

Should I be worried that I got bit by a silverfish?

A tricky question: Most insect experts agree that silverfish actually don't bite humans, that their mouths and jaws are such that even if they tried they could only get a few layers of dead cells off the surface. So it raises the question, are you sure you were bitten by a silverfish and not another insect? The answer could be quite different then. ...Read more

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What to do for silverfish in my ear?

What to do for silverfish in my ear?

See an ENT: An ear, nose, & throat doctor can use an ear microscope to carefully remove the foreign body. If it is still alive you can use mineral oil in your ear to kill the insect prior to removal. Get it removed as soon as possible to decrease the chances of an outer ear infection. ...Read more

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Do silverfish bugs bite and leave welts?

Do silverfish bugs bite and leave welts?

No bites: Silverfish are not bloodsuckers. They eat carbohydrates like food droppings on the floor or the glue in bookbindings. They will not attack you. ...Read more

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Howdo I get rid of silverfish in my house? Gross.

Howdo I get rid of silverfish in my house? Gross.

You don't have to: Silverfish are called thysanura and are passive prehistoric insects common to most all households. They don't bite and don't transmit any diseases. So while a little creepy, they aren't a big problem. But if you must, you can call a professional exterminatior or use those "bombs" that you set off while you are away. Careful around pets, children and fish. ...Read more

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Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

Can silverfish infest the human bowel like worms?

No: Very few things can survive the acids in the stomach. The only reason some worms (roundworms, pinworms, hookworms) can infest the bowel is because the eggs are swallowed. ...Read more

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Can silverfish enter into children's ears?

Can silverfish enter into children's ears?

Insects in baby ears: Yes they can. It can make babies feel irritable as they do not know what is going on in their ears. You may need to see your pediatrician if you think the baby has silver fish in his or her ears. ...Read more

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Silverfish bug getting into infant's ears, what to do?

Silverfish bug getting into infant's ears, what to do?

See below: Use salt water (normal saline 0.9%) to flush out the bugs. Clear the bug from the bed. Then place glass containers around the child's bed legs so that any new bugs can't get into the bed. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a silverfish in my ear. After it came out, I was prescribed this ear drop. Now my ear seems as it is muffled and I have a dim ringing in ear?

Irritation: That would not be unusual after having a foreign body, insect , in your ear. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough ear microscopic exam and likely a hearing test to thoroughly evaluate you. ...Read more

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Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Shampoos: Your best methods at home are: -wash your hair daily. Most people who wash their hair everyday have a lot less dandruff than people who wash less often -use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Pick up two different types, put both in the shower, and from day to day switch between them. ...Read more

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Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

Sir please give some home remedies for sinusitis treatment.

See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net.I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?

Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

What is the best treatment when home remedies don't work a minor burn?

Treatment for burn: I understand your concern. Please see your Physician for examination of your burn for possible infection and discuss treatment at the burn site and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?

I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?

Rest Coccyx: 1.Make sure you are sitting on a doughnut pillow to relieve pressure 2. Nsaids for 8 weeks 3. Sitz baths Could try acupuncture and or manipulation under trained practiioner Above for acute Coccygodynia (up to 2 months) If pain lasts greater than 2 months needs additional workup ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical : Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what i recommend. ...Read more

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Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Home remedies for treatment of frequent urination after sex?She had this problem from 3dys

Urinary Infection: Females are more prone to get urinary tract infection (UTI) after intercourse. Frequency of urination is an important symptom of UTI. This can better spontaneously by drinking more fluids. If it does not improve in a day or two, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?

More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...Read more

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What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years? home remedies? aside from antibiotics?

What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years?  home remedies? aside from antibiotics?

Other tx: HS is due to a combination of pluggged oil glands and infection. Proper treatment sometimes includes antibiotics, but you should also be on a low saturated fat diet, and be using an antibacterial soap while cleaning frequently(2-4x/d) and sometimes fat solvents. Other meds can cause it- especially female hormones, so avoid them. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for hep c like for no energy to do anything? Tired all the time and not on treatment no doc to see either

What are home remedies for hep c like for no energy to do anything? Tired all the time and not on treatment no doc to see either

No home remedy: No such thing. However, this symptom may not be due to hep c and could be something else entirely. With a disease like hep c you really need to see your doc and consider monitoring / treatment. ...Read more

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How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet

Prob 6 to 12 months: It depends on which filler is used and how your body reacts to it. Restylane (dermal fillers) hyaluronic acid gel is a degradable product most closely resembling natural skin tissue. Restylane (dermal fillers) injected properly under the eye typically lasts longer than it does in other areas, up to 12 months. Individual biological response may vary. ...Read more

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