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Is There A Way To Cure Scabies Without Cream
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
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
Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. See if these options help. ...Read more
Not really: Complete shaving of the affected area (head or genital area, depending on head versus pubic lice) might be effective. Otherwise, a pesticide will be needed. No worries about it: the personal treatments for lice (e.g. permethrins, ivermectin, lindane) all are very safe when used as directed. ...Read more
Why ?: Tinea versicolor responds rather well to topically applied anti fungals. The skin tone remains odd for an extended period but it heals. I no of no injectible medication that would even start to treat this problem. If you want it to go away, you need to deal with the topical rx, however messy. ...Read more
Get to the root: Consider your diet as a culprit: often wheat and perhaps dairy but there are other foods that can cause dermatitis. I use coconut oil as a great moisturizer and has some antimicrobial effects - skip other moisturizers. Use toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate and use pure glycerin soap to wash. Avoid makeup.Zinc deficiency can contribute. See a dermatologist if this does not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Vaginitis: There are different types of vaginitis. Yeast vaginitis is best treated w/ otc fungal infectionsand then add probiotics, eat less sugar and if that fails try boric acid suppositories. Bacterial vaginitis is best treated with Flagyl but then the lifestyle changes are to use probiotics, chlorophyll, and if this fails, try boric acid. Dry vagina is best treated with hormones. ...Read moreSee 5 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
Nail fungus: The answer is yes. These organisms are alive and present in the GI tract. They are supported by sugars. There are many reasons why they may be flourishing in the GI tract. The nail infection is a discharge of the internal infection and, as such, can be cleared by clearing the GI issues allowing the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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