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Gripe Water: Gripe water is available over the counter, very popular in great britain and available in the usa. This works for many infants. Also check out the book and video, "the best baby on the block." I for got the peds doctor who was the author but that has great tips for soothing a baby. ...Read more
Blackhead or boil?: If you have a blackhead, there are any number of cosmetic products that claim to help remove them. If you have a boil, warm compresses (don't burn yourself!) may be applied to focus your body's immune system on it. Draw a circle around periphery of boil. If boil expands beyond circle, then go see doc to get it drained. Or go see doc if pain increases beyond what can be managed w/OTC pain relief. ...Read more
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https://www. Healthtap. Com/#topics/stretch-marks. ...Read more
A couple: I've had patients tell me a few homeopathic remedies. One patient told me she put plain yogurt on an OB tampon and put it in the vagina. She swore it cured every time. I've head of home made vinegar douches as well. There are vaginal probiotics (luvena is an example) that patients are using as well. The idea being to re-populate the vagina with lactobaccilli to overwhelm the BV bacteria. ...Read more
Excellent wound care: Good home remedy of a scar begns with excellent and meticulous care of the initial wound causing the scar. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
VACCININUM: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that manifests as small papules with punctated centers, often seen on trunk and extremities, and is usually contracted from another person. Children in daycare are particularly at risk, although it can be sexually-transmitted, too. It may last anywhere from 2 months to 2 years. Use vaccinum, a homeopathic preparation, as directed until improved. ...Read more
Pop remedies fail: If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide bought over-the-counter and used at home have not cleared you, pick up your home telephone and phone your family physician. Acne is a serious disease that can prevent you from getting the job you want and much more. It's not lifestyle or hygiene related. Some of the online remedies (honey, pepper) are probably cruel pranks. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there something I can eat/home remedy to get rid off facial hairs? What causes large/visible black facial hairs? Especially on upper lips
I think the remedy which is available at home is to be using commercially available material to discolor them or waxing them.
Sometimes if they are prominent there might be hormonal imbalance that needs to be checked by your physician.
If there is no hormonal issue, then laser therapy also is a temporary option. ...Read more
Jaw infection: Anyone with a 'jaw infection' as you describe it is playing with fire without a definitive diagnosis. While most jaw infections in a 16 year old are likely minor or insignificant, some aren't. And 'home remedies' for any infection are a recipe for disaster. Get an exam and follow the recommendations of a doctor! ...Read more
Foot odor: There really is no one best thing to do. Everyone's needs are different. The first best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and recommendation for what will work right for you. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good home remedy for getting rid of a toothache if you can't afford a dentist?
Please see dentist: Dr. Davantsis and dr. Sandler have provided excellent responses, intending that you get help for the underlying cause of your toothache. Cavities get worse when untreated, and so do tooth abscesses. Until you can see a dentist (which you do need to do!) the homeopathic remedy hepar sulphuricum 30c has been known to help toothache pain in a non-toxic way. It may or may not work for you, though. ...Read more
Remedies: Natural remedies for lice include the application of olive oil, petroleum jelly, mineral oil or mayonnaise to the head/ hair. These oil-based products smother the louse. However, there is no research to demonstrate treatment efficacy. Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an option). ...Read more
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair & massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular & you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read more
Pimples: Go to pharmacy and get ProActivGet a more detailed answer ›