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I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

I heard vinegar drops are effective for ear itchiness. Is it true?

Yes!: Itchy ears are sometimes a sign of swimmers ear. You can use solution made with equal parts white vinegar and water. Place 2 to 4 drops in each ear twice a day for a couple of days, if there is any worsening or there is no improvement in a few days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive. I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

Drops prescribed for dry eyes, but they're very expensive.  I've heard of castor oil drops at night, but is there a type you should or shouldn't use?

UsePrescriptionOnly: I will not recommend using Castor Oil or any other drops but use the Prescribed eye drops only.Discuss with your Opthalmologist or prescribing doctor what else you can use for dry eyes ...Read more

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Im using homeopathy to cure my sinus, but is it effective?Because the homeopathy doc told me that using nasal spray is bad because it contains mercury

Huh???: No medicated nasal sprays in use today contain mercury. I am not well versed in homeopathy but suggest that if this practitioner gave you this information then he or she should not be trusted. Traditional medical therapy is extremely effective in treating nasal and sinus problems. ...Read more

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I see many people asking questions about oxymetazoline nasal spray. But today i bought eye drops containing it. What exactly is it useful for in eyes?

I see many people asking questions about oxymetazoline nasal spray. But today i bought eye drops containing it. What exactly is it useful for in eyes?

Oxymetazoline: This is a vasoconstrictor, so it is used to clear the redness in the eyes and to decongest the nose. Not a problem if used short term but long term use can create significant side effects. ...Read more

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Cetirizine not working- been using it for 20 days now- if no it's making the allergy worse. Is there a solution to this? Thanks

Cetirizine not working- been using it for 20 days now- if no it's making the allergy worse. Is there a solution to this?
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Nasal steroid: Cetirizine is not that effective for allergic rhinitis since it provides no decongestant effect. Nasal steroid is more effective but may need a Rx in the UK. If even nasal steroid failed, then you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Ive heard drinking vinegar is beneficial for you is this true?

Ive heard drinking vinegar is beneficial for you is this true?

Not at all: No proven benefit for any health condition. If you like foods with a tang of vinegar, eat all you want. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I heard that calcineurin inhibitors are not safe for eczema treatment. Is this true?

I heard that calcineurin inhibitors are not safe for eczema treatment. Is this true?

Use properly: Recently (1/2006) the fda placed a “black box” warning on these drugs. Both the american academy of allergy, asthma and immunology and the american academy of dermatology feel that this was an unfortunate and unnecessary decision, as these drugs are very safe when used properly. ...Read more

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I have very itchy inner ears. I saw a family practiced dr and he prescribed me allergy meds. There are no wax either. It is Not working. Could it be s?

I have very itchy inner ears. I saw a family practiced dr and he prescribed me allergy meds. There are no wax either. It is Not working. Could it be s?

Dry skin: the problem may be from dryness. Try putting a couple of drops of vegetable oil into the ear canal for a few days and see if this works. ...Read more

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Is aspartame bad for you? the sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Is aspartame bad for you? the sparkling water I like contains it, but I heard it causes cancer. Any truth??

Nothing after 20 yrs: Since the 1990's, there has been a scare campaign against aspartame as causing everything -- familiar cancers, multiple sclerosis, lupus, brain tumors, chronic fatigue. A few people are clearly allergic. But the science is fabricated, the real authors have eluded identification and the scientific attributions have been fake. My doctor friends are mostly still drinking it. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and there is a clicking noise in my ear, is there anyway to stop this as it is really irritating me and i can not stand it?

I have a sinus infection and there is a clicking noise in my ear, is there anyway to stop this as it is really irritating me and i can not stand it?

Eustachian tube : The tube that allows air to move into the middle ear from your throat is opening and closing creating the noise. It should gradually improve as the swelling in the tube related to the infection deminishes. If you hold your nose and pop your ears it may quit clicking for a while, but it may take a while for it to clear. ...Read more

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I've read that tea tree is bad for infants and pregnant women, but is it safer for adults to use topically?

I've read that tea tree is bad for infants and pregnant women, but is it safer for adults to use topically?

Irritation: Tea tree oil is likely safe for most people when put on the skin, but it can cause skin irritation and swelling. In people with acne, it can sometimes cause skin dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness. ...Read more

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The doctor said I have tinnitis (buzzing or ringing in ears). Is there any natural remedy for this?

The doctor said I have tinnitis (buzzing or ringing in ears). Is there any natural remedy for this?

Tinnitus: 1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes. 2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices. 3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam). 4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management. 5.Vit. B , Zn ...Read more

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I have ear discharge from 14 days i'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

I have ear discharge from 14 days  i'm not using any ear drops please which ear drops is best?

Rx, probabably: Discharge from the ears may indicate an ear infection--most likely bacterial, possibly fungal. Either infection would require a prescription ear drop. You need to see your doctor for an exam of the ear, and he/she can determine what you may need. ...Read more

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I am constantly suffering from eye allergy. In summers mostly I have to use anti allergy(histazoline eye drops). Is there any permanent cure of this?

I am constantly suffering from eye allergy. In summers mostly I have to use anti allergy(histazoline eye drops). Is there any permanent cure of this?

Yes: The best treatment is to see an allergist for specific treatment. Nasal sprays and allergy shots can work to cure this problem much better than applying a bandaid like an eye drop. Oral antihistamines can also help to decrease itching if this is a problem. Histazolin uses a vasoconstrictor, like visine, which is not a good treatment for eye allergy. Zaditor (ketotifen) is better for otc use. ...Read more

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How safe is Flonase to use for sinus inflammation problems? Is that something that will make my allergy symptoms worse after i stop using it?

How safe is Flonase to use for sinus inflammation problems? Is that something that will make my allergy symptoms worse after i stop using it?

Flonase: It is a nasal steroid spray for treatment of allergic rhinitis. It is safe for long term use and does not have a rebound effect like otc decongestant spray when you stop using it. ...Read more

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Earache. Have no olive oil, just vegetable oil can this be used? Have used paracetamol but no good yet.

Earache. Have no olive oil, just vegetable oil can this be used? Have used paracetamol but no good yet.

More time: Paracetamol should be given at the proper dose at least 4 times a day and for 2-3 days. If there are other signs of problems like a significant fever, or any drainage from the ear or severe pain an exam would be indicated. Many ear infections will pass without antibiotics, but a doctor can always tell more by looking at the ear. ...Read more