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Is There An Herb Which Can Be Used As An Antihistamine
Homeopathy: Homeopathic medicatios may have been appropriate for our ancestors however, "natural" does not mean "safe". A natural compound often contains hundreds of chemicals, many of which have not been studied. These "natural"complounds are not investigated by the fda for safety. Take a well studied medication that has been fda approved if you want defined safety and efficacy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No it should not: Tramadol is a medication used for pain management. It does not have properties related to symptoms of depression. It does not have FDA approval for depression and you should consider discussing with your psychiatrist medication such as an SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) which are first line treatment for management of depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you kidding?: It sounds preposterous. Autistic patients are highly rigid & anxious. Taking a trip to the supermarket is overwhelming - so taking an "acid trip" would be especially torturous for autistics. I doubt that even timothy leary himself would have advanced such an idea - even during one of his own trips! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No fever: Allergy is not associated with fever and is not catchy. It may be associated with itching and often responds to antihistamine. In a cold, you tend to get very tired, achy, and feverish. Most colds go away in about a week but allergic diseases will usually linger much longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most allergic reactions to medications, such as a rash that develops with antibiotics, have nothing to do with the action of the medication. It will still work, but simply make you uncomfortable at the same time. Regardless, the medication needs to be stopped - the allergic reaction will continue to get worse the longer you take it. ...Read more
Spider Webs: In the blue ridge mountains we used to wrap our wounds in spider webs under the watchful eye of our mother. Research is showing that glands from the spider's body coat the silk webs with a substance to protect the webs from fungal and bacterial breakdown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an over-the-counter substitute for amoxicillin? It will be used to treat a throat infection.
Yes and No: Yes if one means can one become allergic to a particular medication(s). If the question is can a medication make one become, for example cat allergic, then no. ...Read more
Ketamine ; MDD: Ketamine offers very interesting possibilities for people with severe treatment-resistant depression. http://tinyurl.com/l76qma8 it can induce dissociation and hallucinations, but in some there's an antidepressant effect that lasts for several hours/days after those are gone. Some drawbacks: there can be liver damage; it must be given IV in a controlled setting; effects may wear off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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