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Homeopath Sulfur Medication
Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read more
Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).
Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among others. So if you are eating more veggies than normal this is probably the cause. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. So if your urine is also funny looking and u are experience bladder discomfort, see your doctor. ...Read more
What is the cause for calcitonin level decreasing from 100pq/ml to 84pq/ml ?
No pharmaceutical or homeopath drugs taken.
Should not be high: A normal calcitonin level is under 10 pg/ml. Higher levels need investigation. Have you had an ultrasound of your thyroid? ...Read more
Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands
No: Most people are allergic to sulphonamides, or sulfa medications, not medications that contain sulfur, which is different. Provigil does not contain a sulfa group and so would not be related to your sulfa allergy. However, very severe rashes have been associated with provigil, and this could be a different type of reaction. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Homeopathic Sulphur: For the best results, you don't just look at a "personality" type to prescribe a homeopathic remedy. People have innate responses to experiences at much deeper levels, incorporating whole-organism patterns like global physicals and perceptive patterns. At the level of "personality, " sulphur has varying presentations -- from philosophical & intellectual, to practical idealist. Egotism too. ...Read more
Does provigil have sulphur in it and would that be enough to cause a reaction? I am allergic to sulphur drugs. I was told it had a slight content as a binder.
Not to worry: People often confuse sulfa with sulfate and sulfite. They sound similar but not really closely related in term of human biologic response. ...Read more
I really need to know if i'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?
See your Doctor: If one suspects a drug allergy then see pcp or allergists to review the drug in question and the reaction that occurred. If the clinical history suggests a potential drug allergy then skin testing may be performed to conform this. Occasionally, an oral challenge may be done as well. ...Read more
Anacardium: Anacardium is a homeopathic remedy made from a plant -- anacardium orientale. Your homeopath who took your case is the best one to comment on why s/he chose this remedy for you. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed to relieve suffering and calm the system from unhealthy patterns. Here's one version of anacardium: http://tinyurl.Com/pwpo2ez ask your homeopath about intents for this prescription. ...Read more
Not the first step: Though I'm a homeopath, I don't feel homeopathy is the best first step for concerns about swollen lymph nodes in your neck. Please see your physician for a good exam. Unless your homeopath is also a physician, s/he would likely not do a physical exam. Homeopathy can help with some throat infections, which can cause swollen nodes. A professional homeopath usually provides the best results. ...Read more
I am taking eltroxin 100mg since 4 years. I started taking homeopath Medicine from March and reduced eltroxin 100 mg to 50mg last month and went?
What is the question: What is your question.Apparently you were prescribed Eltroxin which is the Thyroid Hormone prescribed for Hypothyroidism.I will advice not to reduce the dose on your own without consulting your doctor as you may need follow up blood test for Thyroid Profile including TSH.I think Homeopathic medicine should not be mixed with Thyroid Replacement med like Eltroxin.Don't reduce the dose on your own ...Read more
Restrict water: The treatment for water intoxication is to remove the cause: decrease the water intake. Serum analysis of electrolytes is necessary to see if there is low sodium which is a serious condition. No homeopathic remedy that I am aware of is going to do this. You have to stop drinking so much water. In homeopathy we are treating the whole person but changes in behavior need to occur also. ...Read more
Could an increase in dose of vit d from 1000iu to 4000 iu cause any harm or side effects? Recommendation from homeopath
None at all: The optimal blood level of vit d is 50-70. Most adults need 5000-8000 iu/day to achieve these levels. While vit d can be toxic, toxicity is virtually unheard of with doses below 40, 000 iu/day. 4000 iu is totally safe with no potential for toxicity. But it is ideal to make sure you are getting adequate vit a ; k as they work in synergy with d. See http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna ; http://bit.Ly/1d6mkhq. ...Read more
Hey doc! I am having pcos. Currently taking homeopath. T/t due to s/e of allopath t/t having it since 5yrs. But this time it's been 5 months no pds.
Sorry, but: Your homeopathic regimen will not help your pcos. The basic problem of pcos is Insulin resistance and the best treatment is weight loss and possibly metformin, which can lower Insulin resistance, help w/weight loss and often restore normal menses and even fertility. Check w/a real doctor. ...Read more
My son has been coughing for the past 2 weeks. I started giving him the homeopath allergy drops and honey water once a day as well as 5ml cofolex Twic?
Better c his doctor: he may have upper or lower respiratory infection, and he may need prescription medications as antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more
Homeopathic remedy for chronic nerve pain? Wondering if anyone has a suggestion? Soon studying to be a homeopath but need help now! thanks! :)
Need case taken: There are many homeopathic remedies that help people with chronic nerve pain. Finding the correct one for the person requires individualized case-taking by an experienced homeopath. Without knowing your specific symptoms plus a whole lot more about you & how you experience these, it's impossible to guess what you need. And please don't try to treat yourself -- it's too easy to go astray. ...Read more
I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?
Homeopathy: You may achieve better results in treating your allergies and asthma with allergen immunotherapy, which in concept is similar to homeopathy, by giving small increasing doses of the things you are allergic to and modifying your immune response to them. This is scientifically proven to work, consult a board certified allergist and about it. ...Read more
There was pain in the left side abdomen area the homeopath sugessted it culd b swelling in colon 6 yrs ago I did the colonoscopy reveld nothing so....?
Can homeopathy cure chronic anxiety allergies and asthma , been seeing my homeopath for four months now , still no better?
Chronic?: Yes, homeopathy can help you cure these problems, assuming there are no obstacles to cure. With a well-taken case and accurately prescribed remedy, there should be a sense of forward progress within a few weeks -- even if not all symptoms are yet "gone." full healing may require a year or more, from your list of problems (esp the anxiety). Develop clear goals and keep track. [see comment]. ...Read more
It depends: Treatment depends what's causing the hair loss. If genetic male pattern hair loss, results may be poor although some benefit from minoxidil, etc ; hair transplants. If from hypothyroidism, hair growth may recover gradually as thyroid balance recovers. Homeopathy is not intended as a direct treatment for hair loss, but does strengthen a person's natural vitality -- and can help alopecia areata. ...Read more
My teen was persribed Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg) for OCD by gp. Is it safe to stay on valerian (200) hops (100) and passionflower (100) as persribed by homeopath?
V. Risky: These three homeopathic meds you mention are all hypnotic and sedating, they also work on serotonin and may interact with zoloft (sertraline) leading to the well known serotonin syndrome which can be very serious. It is always "not a good idea" to have two professionals prescribe for the same problem ( with rare exceptions) . So wold suggest that you discuss all this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Stodal mixed with tylenol (acetaminophen)? My 4 yr old, has a fever and I have been giving him 5 ml of stodal cough homeopath every 4 hours.
ENT said - Migraine
Neuro said - Phobic vertigo since BPPV
Homeopath said - Meniere's disease(Audiogram was normal)
How to find out which one i have?
Difficult: Phobic vertigo is a triggered response to anxiety that causes symptoms but no loss of function, meniere's disease includes an actual loss of hearing acuity which is measurable, including other signs and symptoms. Migraines are diagnosed clinically. Making a definitive diagnosis would be difficult since much if the diagnosis of all of these is subjective ...Read more
Took arnica homeopath first time yesterday and woke up the morning itchy, upset stomach and few rashes. Could it be arnica and does it have nuts in it?
I don't: See nuts. But all your symptoms could be due to the med. Stop taking and talk to your doctor ...Read more
I have chronic cattarh of the throat stuffy nose and asthma , orthodox medicine dosnt help , would a nutritionist or homeopath be able to help ?
In many cases Yes!: As a md and homeopath, I am happy to say that homeopathy can help these conditions. I have seen homeopathy cure asthma and it can help your cattarh/congestion as well. Nutritional supplements and herbal medicines may also help. Dietary changes may help too- you might benefit from avoiding dairy, gluten and other foods. A good air filter or ionizer may also help, as can sinus irrigation. Good luck! ...Read more