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Manuka honey benefits?

Manuka honey benefits?

Manuka honey: Contains Hydrogen Peroxide which has Antibacterial action. It also contains Methylglyoxal which serves same purpose. ...Read more

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Which is better for cancer patients? Royal jelly or manuka umf 30 honey

Which is better for cancer patients? Royal jelly or manuka umf 30 honey

Neither, but...: There are a variety of false claims on the internet about how they can help cancer patients. In fact, the only good scientific evidence on these suggests that royal jelly can actually harm a patient with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, because royal jelly can stimulate these cancer cells to grow. Thus manuka is probably safer, but it does not help treat cancer. ...Read more

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Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Does manuka & raw organic honey enough to cleanse the face?

Plain: Water can clean the face...add soap and the cleansing is better as to whether raw organic honey/manuka (New Zealand) face preparations are better than plain soap and water....plenty of water I can make one definite statement......IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is manuka honey beneficial for facial eczema?

Is manuka honey beneficial for facial eczema?

Unfortunately: It is such a wonderful help with wound care but not as helpful with facial eczema. Your doctor can get you started on medication as well as figure out a course of action. ...Read more

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Is manuka honey beneficial/helpful to the body?

Yes, many benefits: Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine.Html for more info. ...Read more

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Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of this bad for me?

Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of  this bad for me?

Depends: You should view herbal medications as drugs. A lot of drugs in use today were originally developed based on compounds isolated from plants. Many herbal agents may interact with medications that you are already taking so it is important to check for drug interactions. Also most herbal agents have not been well studies in good clinical trials. This website may give you more information: http://www.U. ...Read more

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Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Any advice welcome treating leg ulcers with manuka honey?

Honey: Honey has had a resurgence in treatment of ulcerations. However if there is no underlying vein reflux problem that needs to be addressed, as without that the ulceration will either take a long time to heal, or may not heal. Use of compression stockings is also very beneficial in trying to heal the ulceration. Unna boot placement has also had benefit in management. ...Read more

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Is there any herb better than saw pal meta for treating frequent urinating. Joe montana advertises some new herb thats 100 times powerful?

Is there any herb better than saw pal meta for treating frequent urinating. Joe montana advertises some new herb thats 100 times powerful?

See your doctor: There are many reasons for urinary frequency in a man of your age. The cause should be checked out so that you do the right thing for the problem. Maybe a natural product would be a good idea and maybe not because you don't know the cause. Keep in mind that joe is taking care of joe and joe's wallet, not you. You need to take care of you. Your doctor is paid to do just that for you. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf  15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is cinnamon & honey good to take?

Is cinnamon & honey  good to take?

Both are nutritious: And can alleviate multiple medical conditions that are listed on this link.Take care! http://www.Newrealities.Com/index.Php/articles-on-health/item/532-the-healing-benefits-of-cinnamon-honey. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 23 weeks and I've been getting conflicting information about drinking rooibos tea that contains cinnamon, rooibos, ginger root and clove. ?

Hi I'm 23 weeks and I've been getting conflicting information about drinking rooibos tea that contains cinnamon, rooibos, ginger root and clove. ?

Yes, its ok.: Rooibos or brush tea is from Southern Africa and has benefits to help with nervousness, digestive problems and allergies. There have been no studies on pregnant women using this tea but in moderation this tea is acceptable in pregnancy. It can be consumed in pregnancy. Ginger root helps with nausea so this is OK to consume when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is lipton bottled green tea from wal mart just as healthy as green tea in packets that you boil?

Is lipton bottled green tea from wal mart just as healthy as green tea in packets that you boil?

Not necessarily: It depends on what additives are in the bottled tea. Often they contain a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners. If you make your own tea (from the packets) you can control what else goes into your tea. ...Read more

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Is this in New Zealand?

Is this in  New Zealand?

Yes : You are on smart health, which is an afterhours service run by waikato DHB . Gives you freedom to get advice at home . ...Read more

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Do you need any specific vaccinations to travel to New Zealand?

Do you need any specific vaccinations to travel to New Zealand?

NZ = no travel vax: Besides what would be considered the 'usual' childhood vaccinations (diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tetanus and the like), no - you do not require specific travel vaccinations to travel to New Zealand. We also have no snakes, only one rarely seen venomous spider, and no mosquito-borne diseases of note. The main dangers to travellers to New Zealand are road traffic accidents. ...Read more

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Dad diagnosed with Pudendal NE nothing has relieved pain. Have heard Neuromodulatn may help. Wer in New Zealand-anyone know of places near that do it?

Dad diagnosed with Pudendal NE nothing has relieved pain. Have heard Neuromodulatn may help. Wer in New Zealand-anyone know of places near that do it?

Neuromodulation.com: You may find this site helpful http://www.neuromodulation.com/for-patients. I assume that your Dad is seeing a pain specialist already? If not then he should be and they can recommend treatment options. I am not sure of any providers in NZ but there are in Australia and any good pain clinic in your area should be able to advise. ...Read more

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I've missed three periods this year and it's becoming more frequent. Never happened before, should I be concerned? - age 19, New Zealand

I've missed three periods this year and it's becoming more frequent. Never happened before, should I be concerned? - age 19, New Zealand

Probably normal: I'm presuming that you have tested for pregnancy and if that is negative then it is likely this is a normal part of you as your body settles into being an adult. However other things can cause you to skip periods such as some medicines and losing weight. It would pay to have follow up with your GP or you could consider a family planning or sexual health clinic in your area if that suits you better ...Read more

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What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

What is the safest fake eyelash glue that I can use in New Zealand that doesn't have cancer causing chemicals?

Unsure: Cosmetics made in NZ and Australia are free from known carcinogens. Stick with reputable brands and if possible buy NZ or Australian made products and you should feel pretty secure in your choice. Remember you generally get what you pay for, cheap products often contain fillers so it pays to be vigilant with reading the ingredients. Best recommendation is to avoid cosmetics if you are worried. ...Read more

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Can drs on here prescribe meds for patients in other countries New Zealand)? I hate having to see my Gp for scripts

Can drs on here prescribe meds for patients in other countries New Zealand)? I hate having to see my Gp for scripts

E-prescriptions ...: It can be frustrating making recurrent visits to see your GP for longstanding, or well defined conditions., Prescribing for longterm, or complex conditions is best done by a Doctor familiar with you and your medical record. There are many GPs in New Zealand using Patient Portals such as Manage My Health which allow for prescriptions to be requested online. Discuss with your GP ...Read more

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For what reason has adocoryl in orabase mouth gel been discontinued in europe but not usa

For what reason has adocoryl in orabase mouth gel been discontinued in europe but not usa<australia new zealand etc?

No idea: I have no idea and couldn't find out through an internet search. If it's really important to you to know, you can try calling the company directly. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and I often wake with a badly bitten tongue. Are there mouth guards or something one can use? I live in New Zealand.

I have epilepsy and I often wake with a badly bitten tongue. Are there mouth guards or something one can use?
I live in New Zealand.

Seizures: Hi YEstrada, tongue biting is very common with seizures. yes there are mouth guards but i do NOT recommend them. They are quite dangerous as they are a choking risk during seizures. If you are having frequent seizures, it would be best to see your GP or neurologist for a review of your medication. ...Read more

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Hello, I had eczema according to the doctor in New Zealand around 2 months ago. Now I am in India and I got the same symptoms on my private parts. ?

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I had eczema according to the doctor in New Zealand around 2 months ago. Now I am in India and I got the same symptoms on my private parts. ?

Eczema&infection: Eczema can reoccur and flare up and causes rash and itching and usually is treated with topical steroids and in very severe cases with oral steroids for a short course.To be sure it is Eczema it may be a good idea to get it checked.Eczema rash can occur any part of body but private parts are rather unusual&often eczema rash can get infected near the penis where there are more folds and creases ...Read more

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What natural remedy to prevent blood clots in the lungs, since i'm flying to new zealand?

What natural remedy to prevent blood clots in the lungs, since i'm flying to new zealand?

Nattokinase/Vit E &: There is significant risk of blood clots in the legs on long flights, which can travel to the lungs. Walking some every hour or two should help.Drink lots of fluids.Wobenzym, vitalzym, nattokinase & lumbrokinase are the most effective natural blood thinners (any one of these is adequate). Other supplements that prevent clots include vitamin e, garlic, ginger and turmeric/curcumin. Have a good trip! ...Read more

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Is honey safe for new born baby?

Absolutely not!!!: Especially less than a year old. Some honey carries the spores and can cause infant botulism. ...Read more

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Is manuka honey beneficial/helpful to the body?

Yes, many benefits: Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine.Html for more info. ...Read more

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Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Wound: The basis of wound care is to determine what caused it in the first place. That should always be the focus. There are over 4000 wound care products on the market and most are sterile when they come out of the package so few would actually harm a wound. Honey has gained popularity but an excellent cochrane review showed that it has no proven benefit compared to other dressings. No single product f. ...Read more

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Can Manuka Honey make you loose weight?

Can Manuka Honey make you loose weight?

Manuka Honey: As marvelous as Manuka Honey is - it contains calories / carbohydrates and is not the solution to losing weight. ...Read more

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Can i put manuka honey on after labiaplasty?

Great question: I had to do some additional reading on this non traditional treatment and the studies are limited in regards to its use despite the claims. If used, but medical grade (sterile) with a umf of 10 or higher. This would likely be messy and labia wounds generally heal well with a low risk of infection. Read here: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can I take manuka honey as I and type 2 diabetic?

Can I take manuka honey as I and type 2 diabetic?

Honey: No, honey in any form whatsoever is not advisable to diabetics. ...Read more