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Morgellons Home Remedies
Not infectious cause: The mayo clinic in 2011 (arch dermatol, sep 2011; 147: 1041 - 1045.) published a case series regarding morgellon's, concluding that an infectious cause is not there. In many cases, patients with this condition are very, very resistant to even consider a psychiatric cause for this awful delusion of infestations- like worms coming out of the pores of their skin. ...Read more
A condition in which the patient perceives parasites are spontaneously coming out from their eyes, ears, pores, and any other opening in their body. These parasites are, in fact, hair, vegetative, or synthetic fibers, scabs or any other foreign substances. As a result, patients incur terrible scars as they pick these "worms" out of their skin, and become ...Read more
See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more
My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?
I struggle for more than 3 hours to go to sleep. I've tried all the home remedies given on the net. I don't want to take medicines. Suggest a remedy?
Get ready for sleep: A couple of easy tricks that may work if you've tried the usual "home remedies". Don't use any technology that emits led light (including computer, cell phone, tablet, etc -as these can drop your natural melatonin levels because your body thinks it is daylight - for 2 hours before bed. Also, body temp drops before sleep, so put feet in warm water and then allow to cool in air to drop temp. ...Read more
Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?
Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more
I have coccydania, and it hurts severlely. Pain killers don't help. Are there any other treatment, or home remedies?
1.Make sure you are sitting on a doughnut pillow to relieve pressure
2. Nsaids for 8 weeks
3. Sitz baths
Could try acupuncture and or manipulation under trained practiioner
Above for acute Coccygodynia (up to 2 months)
If pain lasts greater than 2 months needs additional workup ...Read more
Since topical: Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what I recommend. ...Read more
I have a disease thatwithout receiving professional dental treatment, results in the tooth loss? Any home remedies?
More information: To accurately answer your question, we would need to know what disease you're talking about. If it's periodontal disease, the only "home remedy" available is routine and meticulous brushing and flossing along with an antibacterial mouthwash like listerine or crest prohealth. This only helps after all the bacterial tartar is removed by your dentist, however. ...Read more
What treatment would you recommend for HS, hydrogenation suppurativa for 6 years? Home remedies? Aside from antibiotics?
Other tx: HS is due to a combination of pluggged oil glands and infection. Proper treatment sometimes includes antibiotics, but you should also be on a low saturated fat diet, and be using an antibacterial soap while cleaning frequently (2-4x/d) and sometimes fat solvents. Other meds can cause it- especially female hormones, so avoid them. ...Read more
What are home remedies for hep c like for no energy to do anything? Tired all the time and not on treatment no doc to see either
No home remedy: No such thing. However, this symptom may not be due to hep c and could be something else entirely. With a disease like hep c you really need to see your doc and consider monitoring / treatment. ...Read more
How often does a derma filler treatment need to be done, to diminish the look of my sunken eyes? I have tried many home remedies to help minimize the look of my sunken eyes, but nothing has helped. I am considering using a derma fill to make them look bet
Prob 6 to 12 months: It depends on which filler is used and how your body reacts to it. Restylane (dermal fillers) hyaluronic acid gel is a degradable product most closely resembling natural skin tissue. Restylane (dermal fillers) injected properly under the eye typically lasts longer than it does in other areas, up to 12 months. Individual biological response may vary. ...Read more
very dry scalp. Oil caused dandruff. Tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? Any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night, sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
My 87 year old aunt has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She's had it for over a year. However, she doesn't want treatment, are there home remedies for this?
Not really: I would not recommend home therapies. A lot depends on her health. If the tumor is advanced, surgery may be needed to prevent chest involvement or skin ulceration. If the tumor is small and not aggressive it may be possible that an agent like tamoxifen (estrogen receptor blocker) may give some local control without surgery. Consultation with a compassionate breast cancer specialist is in order. ...Read more
I got acne on my forehead and I don't have the money to get laser treatment so is there home remedies that work?
Benzoyl peroxide: Laser treatment is for extreme cases. You owe it to yourself to start using topical benzyl peroxide as you can tolerate. If this hasn't cleared you in two weeks, find a free clinical where a sympathetic physician will give you an inexpensive script for something like tetracycline, which addded to the BP should be sufficient. ...Read more
Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck? Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation. Home remedies/treatment?
Heals on its own: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
You can start: W/ a mental health professional who treats agoraphobia. Begin w/online consults if possible. HealthTap has a Concierge service for this. Baby step to the porch, steps, mail box, etc. Practice the Relaxation Response. See http://www. Relaxationresponse. Org/ Peace and good health. Lots of reason to be positive. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter remedy. It may clear the person. If not, and if the patient is someone for whom you are responsible, please get a physician's input. All acne can be managed nowadays; it is not a lifestyle or hygiene problem. Not to act now may cause a lifetime of regret. ...Read more