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How can allergies be treated with natural herbal remedies instead of with drugs?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can help with ADHD along with meds prescribed by the doctors?

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 more

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How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

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

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Which type of herbal remedies can I use for depression?

Which type of herbal remedies can I use for depression?

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

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Which herbal remedies or medicine can be used on human skin?

Which herbal remedies or medicine can be used on human skin?

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

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Could you treat epilepsy with herbs and vitamins effectively?

Could you treat epilepsy with herbs and vitamins effectively?

Typically not: The exception would be the rare case of pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy in young kids. They need high doses of b6 to augment enzyme function in the production of GABA. High doses can cause a permanent sensory ganglion disorder, so don't just go hog wild on it! ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common natural/herbal remedies for depression?

Can you provide me with common natural/herbal remedies for depression?

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

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Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?

Only after: discussing it with your doctor. May medications, including alternative medicine drugs, may interact with each other and with allopathic drugs. Do not start these medications without consulting with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any natural alternatives, herbs, vitamins etc. That can help with cll?

Is there any natural alternatives, herbs, vitamins etc. That can help  with cll?

May be: None of these is an effective treatment for cll, but if these make you feel better, you may partake of these, however, you should not forego conventional treatments that have been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?"

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

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Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

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 more

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Which success have you had using homeopathy or other natural remedies?

Which success have you had using homeopathy or other natural remedies?

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

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Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

Can you provide me with common non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?

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

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Is it effective to treat a UTI with herbs or natural remedies?

Is it effective to treat a UTI with herbs or natural remedies?

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

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Which natural remedies could help with cancer?

Which natural remedies could help with cancer?

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

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What are some natural herbs or remedies that can help with paranoia?

What are some natural herbs or remedies that can help with paranoia?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more