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How Can Allergies Be Treated With Natural Herbal Remedies Instead Of With Drugs
Be careful: Most mds choose to use pharmaceutical drugs knowing these agents have been tested & their side-effects, interactions and benefits recorded. They also know the source of the drug & can rely on its purity & dosage. This is often less true with herbal remedies; that's why physicians are wary of them. Use the same degree of objective scrutiny with herbs as you do with standard drugs before deciding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with ADHD along with meds prescribed by the doctors?
No: There has been one study showing some help with use of an extract from a tree bark and one study showing some help with use of fish oil products, but these have been small studies. However, many parents do use melatonin to help children sleep who suffer from insomnia because of their adhd or the medications used to treat it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Salt water: The best and safest remedy is saline, or salt water. Nasal saline or sinus rinses work in two ways. First, they rinse out the virus particles out of your nose so you can clear the infection faster. They also pull the fluid out of your swollen nasal tissues in a process called osmosis. I also recommend Pseudoephedrine and antihistamines to my patients; check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
Unwise!!: When there are perfectly safe and effective drugs why should one use untested potentially harmful herbal medicine herbal does not necessarily mean harmless ?! ...Read more
Home remedies: A natural home remedy for dry skin could be made by application of a combination of common foods. Some common ingredients used for dry skin care include olive oil, honey, oat meal and yogurt. In addition to this certain kinds of herbal teas and a variety of seeds and fruits are a good remedy for treating acne, wrinkles and help in dry skin care. ...Read more
Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression which is adversely affecting your ability to function, medication and therapy work best. ...Read more
How can I manage osteoporosis without drugs? Are there any ways to treat osteoporosis without using prescription drugs (for example, by using vitamins or other supplements)?
Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?
How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?"
Not a good idea.: If you are otherwise healthy you will probably recover from the flu with or without treatment ( if you get short of breath, develope lung congestion or have other illnesses you should not take a chance. You should see a doctor). Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling, fatal illness which cannot be controlled by the treatments you mentioned. You should see a rheumatologist for this problem. ...Read more
See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety or sleep apnea. You should go to bed at the same time every night, get some sunlight and exercise during the day, and minimize your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, melatonin, or valerian may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots!: The more i've studied, practiced, been supervised, and attended training programs and post-graduate seminars, the more success i've had. It's possible to learn some basics and first aid in 40-50 hour courses, but to work with chronic cases you really need serious study. Labels on health food store remedies do not tell their full range of use, or how to differentiate between them. ...Read more
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more
Usually No. But,: It is okay try for a few days. If effective, you should feel that most symptoms have resolved. I do not recommend to treat urinary tract infections but with antibiotics. But, you can prevent urine infection by good personal hygiene esp before and after sex. Also, cranberry juice has shown to prevent urine infection chances in elderly women, but not to treat it. Treat UTI before it gets into kidney. ...Read more
Lifestyle: A healthy diet and lifestyle are important for patients battling cancer. The diet should have plenty of protein and a healthy dose of fruits, grains, and vegetables. Get plenty of rest. Avoid over usage of alcohol, if at all. Keep a positive attitude, and avoid pessimistic people. Avoid snake oils and high priced mail order vitamins and supplements. Good luck. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend: Paranoia can be a very painful and disabling condition -- and is one that needs help from a compassionate psychiatrist and/or therapist. Although I am both a board certified psychiatrist and a classical homeopath, i would not recommend using herbs or remedies alone to deal with this condition. Please see a psychiatrist about this, so that you can receive understanding and help. ...Read more
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