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Hello doctor, I had one pack of sugarless Trident gum (14 sticks). My stomach upsetting me with bathrm visits,can it?
Yes! But...: Yes, but make sure you are using small/ gentle massaging motions when brushing and always using a soft tooth brush.. If nothing improves, see you dentist! ...Read more
A good ointment for a diabetic who has cut/bruised his toe.my father is using neospirin & betadine but he saw rash today..no itch no pus.help?
I am drinking Berkley & Jensen sparkling water cranberry raspberry flavor. I read in the ingredient that it has Sucralose. Is this good for you?
Artificial Sweetner: Look up Sucralose, eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose. Since sugars (carbohydrates) are the primary driver of obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, atherosclerosis & cancer, this is likely a better alternative to real sugars. However, it tastes sweet, stimulates insulin, fat storage & reduces ketosis (burning fat), so not perfect. Suggest study: dietdoctor.com, FatChance.html, etc. ...Read more
Go easy: If by "undercarriage" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. If you do use dr. Bronners, make sure and follow his instructions: "dilute! dilute! dilute!". ...Read more
My grandma bought IBS medicine 4 me from her acupuncturist who said it's safe.It's called Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan.Try it or stick to gas-x,tums, etc?
Worth trying: Chinese formulas like this have been used by millions of people for thousands of years and are often safer and more effective than western meds. It is worth a try. Also try a low FODMAPs diet- see http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc ...Read more
Horrible choice: This is the powerful glucocorticoid betamethasone. It will suppress the inflammation for a moment, while allowing the bacteria to overgrow, inviting a serious infection, causing hyperplasia of the acne-producing glands, and risking atrophy of the area. Plus, you are using a prescription med inappropriately. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide & phone your physician. ...Read more
Any at home tx for molluscom? 3yr & 5mo sons have it. :( tee tree oil? Epsom salt? Acne tx? I know it's viral, but 5mo has on face;no beetle juice
Hi Doc! My has hypertension & diabetes, she's taking her meds for hypertension&diabetes. Can she take a slimming tea that contains Senna Leaves &pods?
Senna: Senna sometimes used as a laxative, but when it is used on a chronic basis can cause a condition called melanosis coli. If constipation is an issue, it is better to increase the amount of fiber in the diet and even consider a fiber supplement. You should increase fluid intake if you increase fiber intake. This would be better than chronic senna usage. Good luck. ...Read more
My hair dresser suggested me loreal renaxil homme care.Should i go for this expensive treatment?Would this give me results as promised?Please help!
Can my father put silverex ointment on his wound.He is diabetic.He was putting neospirin but he developd rash.Am looking for a substitute.Thanks?
My daughter is 1 and i wanna switch her from the johnson & johnson baby soap what soap should I switch her too?
Non perfumed soap: Use a non perfumed soap like dove. ...Read more
my father is a diabatic patient. Can he drink coke zero as the advertisemt says it contains zero sugar?
Better choices: Coke zero has artificial sweeteners, about which there is much controversy. Sweetness without the nutrition to satisfy leads the body to want more; so people tend to eat or drink more calories than they might had they had a small can of soda. Better choices: water, unsweetened ice tea, lemonade sweetened with stevia. Caffeine in coke acts like water pill so person wants to drink more. ...Read more
Oral meds: Once established in the roots of the hair, washes and topical lotions or creams are unlikely to cure this infection. Oral medication will get the anti-fungal treatment to the blood supply of the hair root and skin, and do the job.You need to see the doc to have this confirmed and learn about the meds that will be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither are healthy.: A Tufts University study showed that women who drank cola-based sodas regularly (3 or >/day) had lower hip bone mineral densities while this was not found in Sprite or Mountain Dew. See: http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/features/soda-osteoporosis#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently been breaking out of acne. I''ve used products from Elizabeth Arden, St. Ivy, Johnson &Johnson, Clean & Clear.None work. what can i do?
See a dermatologist: Non of these is a serious acne therapy. A skin specialist will evaluate you and direct you towards real acne therapy that will work. For adult females this often involves retinoid cream.........adapalene is now OTC. You may be put in touch with spironolactone and certain birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer