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Manuka Honey 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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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 betterSee 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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 GPSee 4 more doctor answers
2 years ago I went to SE Asia and was taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil). I then went to New Zealand. After a month of stopping malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) my hair felt out rapidly, why?
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 3 more doctor answers
The problem is that when I eat honey my stomach start hurting me hardly & I vomit (knowing that this problem appears newly. What could be the problem ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honey: Certain types of honey are used for moisturizing skin and for anti inflammatory properties.