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Is There A Natural Way To Treat Hives
Oral antihistamines: Hives are a result of excessive histamine release. They can be induced by specific allergic reaction, avoiding the causative agent is key to relieving symptoms. However, majority of cases do not have specific triggers. We suppress symptoms with oral antihistamines such as zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) and allegra, etc... It is also important to avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen products which worsens hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize: Part of the defect in eczema skin is the absence of a lipid called ceramides. This causes dry peeling skin and subsequent inflammation. The inflammatory process is further driven by histamine release. The "natural" way to treat eczema is to replenish the oils in the skin. Moisturizing is the most important component of eczema treatment, ie with cerave and cetaphil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's natural ? : Your MD will recommend the latest evidence based treatment and discuss the costs and risks. It doesn't matter how 'natural' it is if it doesn't work. Remember, arsenic, botulinum toxin and Ebola are all natural.... but I wouldn't recommend you take any of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try emollient: You may try using an emollient like Vaseline. If the underlying cause for lichenification has been addressed, it should help in softening the skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Fiber!: Hemorrhoid disease is a byproduct of straining with defecation; adding fiber to your diet, supplemented with at least 64 ounces of water/day may be very helpful. Also, it is best to "take the library out of the bathroom" and get in-and-out as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure. : This is an excellent option for holistic intervention. So much of treatment of depression is non pharmacological ( therapy, nutrition, exercise, etc. ). . Seek out a practitioner who will work with you on this. But medicine is not one size fits all. if not working don't be afraid to add scientifically proven regimens as well. ( meds, etc) Http://Nccih.nih.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Pml is caused by the jc virus. It can lie dormant in an immunocompetent host for a lifetime. In the immunocompromised host, pml is uniformly fatal without reconstitution of the immune system. There have been several reports of antiviral agents being used to treat pml in immunocompromised states, the numbers are very limited and the treatment is not gentle. To answer your question...No. ...Read more
See an allergist: An allergist can help you determine if the reaction you have to bees is life-threatening and offer you treatment for the allergy with venom allergy shot. You need an Epipen (epinephrine) if you have a bee allergy. Normal reaction includes large local reaction, itching, swelling in the area bitten. Difficulty breathing, hives, nausea, vomiting, passing out are examples of life-threatening reactions. ...Read more
Not yet: Unfortunately, there is not yet a "cure" for peanut allergy. Avoidance is the main treatment. If exposure occurs, an Epi-pen should be used for serious reactions. There are studies ongoing with peanut allergy treatment - involves feeding increasing amounts of peanuts to patient over time. However, this has risks involved and still not widely available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nothing definitive. Some things can temporarily increase pressure so avoiding too much caffeine or too much fast water intake, extreme stress etc. Regular exercise or alcohol might lower iop minimally. Be wary of claims like ginkgo will help glaucoma because evidence is weak. Consult your physician regarding alternative therapy vs. Conventional therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No quick way protect: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. There is no quick way. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more
Yes: You can get acne at any age. I was able to stop using meds when I was 50. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend, or topical retinoic acid. This will usually keep an older guy clear. If you're not better in a few weeks, your physician can add something that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
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