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Doctor insights on: Juniper Bush

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What are the health benefits of juniper berries?

See: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-juniper-essential-oil.html

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What is the definition or description of: Juniper allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Juniper allergy?

Pollen allergy: Juniper allergy result from IgE mediated reaction to the tree pollen. Symptoms include runny nose, itchy watery eyes, sneezing. Diagnosis is made by skin test for blood test. ...Read more

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Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

Can juniper berry (used to flavour gin) cause infertility in women?

No: I am unaware of any evidence that juniper has any impact on female fertility. Excessive drinking of gin can cause fertility (and other) problems. ...Read more

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Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Pain. : Pain is the one area where alternative therapies have a good chance of working. So much of pain is perception. If it works, by all means continue. If you don't find it working don't waste your money ...Read more

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Are there any ways to overcome the juniper pollen allergy?

Are there any ways to overcome the juniper pollen allergy?

Yes: If you know you are juniper sensitive, you can be desensitized using allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots). For many people, this results in a permanent loss or reduction of sensitivity. Medications and avoidance also work, but symptoms will return after the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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What natural oils and herbs should I avoid since I have hht? I suspect doterra vitamines are maken my nose bleeds worse! or is it juniper berry oil?

What natural oils and herbs should I avoid since I have hht?  I suspect doterra vitamines are maken my nose bleeds worse! or is it juniper berry oil?

Call poison control : The best database on this is with your state's poison control center. They can actually tell you which supplements, herbs, essential oils, may have the potential to increase bleeding. If you're experiencing more nose bleeding now, it's it's best not to take anything until you know for sure what is causing this. Also, you need to call the dottera company back and let them know you are experiencing this. Speak to their clinical director/ceo. ...Read more

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Subject: Natural Remedy-- Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?

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Are Juniper berry supplements o.k. to take for cleansing the kidneys over a short period of time?

That doesn't happen: Kidneys are not "dirty" nor "in need of cleaning". Supplements, natural or not, don't actually "clean" kidneys. However, there are people who will sell all sorts of stuff to clean various bodily organs. So, buyer beware. ...Read more

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What do I do now, I jumped into a thorn bush?

What do I do now, I jumped into a thorn bush?

Ouch!: Assuming you're out of the bush, pull the thorhs and wash carefully in warm, soapy water. Make sure your tetanus status is up to date. If they get red, slowwen and tender, you should see yout doctor. ...Read more

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There is pain swelling from a rose bush thorn prick, what can I do to relieve it?

There is pain swelling from a rose bush thorn prick, what can I do to relieve it?

This could be: Sporotrichosis, a fungal infection of skin. If it persists, see a doctor for treatment, otherwise the infection may persist for a while. It could also be bacterial and should respond to topical neosporin. ...Read more

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What's the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

What's the history of research on adult stem cells since bush left office?

Exploding: Most current studies are moving to use of adult derived stem cells, which eliminate the controvery and moral issues of destroying embryos. Fat tissue and bone marrow are the most common donor sites, with adult cells that can become bone, cartilage, muscle (incl heart), nerve, pancreas, structural fat grafts, chronic wound healing and graft-vs-host problems (tissue rejection). ...Read more

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My wrist grazed a thorn bush yesterday and now I have cuts on it. Could it get infected?

My wrist grazed a thorn bush yesterday and now I have cuts on it. Could it get infected?

Yes: Roses can cause inflammation and a condition called sporotrichosis. It is best to wear gloves while gardening with roses. ...Read more

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How much can it hurt to give bone marrow. No beating around the bush. What could i expect?

How much can it hurt to give bone marrow. No beating around the bush. What could i expect?

It hurts some: If you are having a bone marrow biopsy, only local anesthesia is given and sometimes with sedation. As the bone marrow is aspirated, you will feel an acute pain running down the leg on the same side as the hip from where the biopsy is taken. Harvesting bone marrow for donation is done under general anesthesia. As the patient wakes up the hips will be sore for a couple of days. ...Read more

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I am having slight chest discomfort. There is no pain of weakness with it bush the slight discomfort. Just looking for possible reason.

Ans: Could be many possibilities. Need more history. Do you exercise regularly? Do you eat junk or healthy food. And birth issues, etc... If the pain continua see your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Most likely at your age it is just chest wall muscular pain. But need a good history ...Read more

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I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE" Thank you!

I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE" 

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NSAIDS and kidneys: All NSAIDS even the ones bought over the counter can cause kidney damage especially if taken for long periods of time or if you have underlying kidney disease. None are safer than the other. If you have chronic pain and are taking them for a prolonged period of time, you should have your kidney function monitored periodically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin are safe alternatives. ...Read more

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I pricked myself on a knockout rose bush last friday. The swelling has gone down some, but it still hurts/itches in two spots. Is it infected?

I pricked myself on a  knockout rose bush last friday. The swelling has gone down some, but it still hurts/itches in two spots. Is it infected?

Possibly: Without the ability to examine you and to take a more extensive history it is impossible to tell over the internet, but a particular fungus called sporothrix schenckii is responsible for "rose garden fever". Should you develop a raised area at the site of the thorn prick, or any other conditions suggesting inflammation, see a doctor asap. Hope this will not be necessary. ...Read more