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Natural Cures For Adenovirus Infection
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Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
NO!!!: What are "natural" treatments? These otc preparations have seldom had any proven effectiveness, they have been implicated in the production of numerous problems due to contamination by substances not listed on the packages, they are unregulated supplements not supervised by fda. Why would you spend good money on ineffective materials? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?
Yeast infection. : Vaginal itching plus a thick white discharge like cottage cheese is usually a yeast infection. Being on antibiotics or eating a lot of sweets, carbs, soda pop, fruit juice and alcohol, or wearing clothes that don't breathe makes a person more prone to yeast infections so avoid. Yogurt or other food with live cultures can help, and boric acid as in yeast arrest might help. ...Read more
Would encourage use: Standard treatments. Eat yogurt w live cultures or kefir. Some place yogurt w live cultures in vagina for prevention /tx of yeast (there is not clear research showing benefit at this time.). Discuss use of vitamin e (topical, oral or vaginal) garlic or tea tree oil w your dr before trying. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, . ...Read more
Define "dysentery": "dysentery" is a non-specific term that means there is something wrong with your gut to cause diarrhea. More specifically, the term can be applied to: viral or bacterial gastroenteritis, radiation exposure, eosinophilic disease, tuberculosis involvement, autoimmune problems as with systemic lupus, crohn's disease. Get a clear diagnosis from your doctor before delaying appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Is it safe to take antibiotics for uti (infection)along with homeopathic medicines(natural herbs)to cure the disease ?
Would avoid: If you truly have a urinary tract infection (bacteria and white cells in the urine) and your doctor has prescribed an appropriate antibiotic, I would suggest you avoid taking homeopathic medications. While probably benign, some herbal medications can interact with antibiotics and impair absorption or metabolism. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and recheck with your doctor when completed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best prevention: Is to avoid what causes yeast to overgrow in the body - eating sweets, eating a lot of carbs, fruit juice, soda pop and alcohol. Also wearing clothes around the vagina that don't breath increase chance of yeast, as does taking antibiotics. Eating yogurt or other foods with live cultures can help - make sure it's a yogurt low in carbs. Boric acid in the vagina, such as in yeast arrest might help. ...Read more
If OTC meds don't work for yeast infection is there a holoistic, all natural way to cure infection ?
Try probiotics: If it doesn't get better it might not be yeast and worth seeing an md to make sure is yeast and not bv. If the infection is not too bad you can use probiotics- the easiest way is yogurt. This is better at preventing than treating but using plain, live culture yogurt can put 1 tablespoon by applicator in vagina. Ideally, see a doctor, the prescription meds work very well and are easy to take. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
No: You need antibiotics. Kidney infections are a serious matter and not a time to avoid antibiotics. ...Read more
Prevention: Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong. ...Read more
None: Eye infections are either viral, for which no remedy is available (except for herpes) or bacterial for which excellent antibiotics are used. No herbal remedies will be of use in either case. Very rarely infection is also caused by fungus and amoebas. Your ophthalmologist should always be consulted for eye infections. ...Read more
Some tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
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