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Any natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

Any natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

None known: No substantial benefit known from any nutritional supplement though we hear some claims now and then. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

What are some home remedies for gingivitis and periodontal disease?

See dentist first!: Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, might be able to be reversed or eliminated from proper brushing and flossing. Periodontitis, the more advanced stage, requires professional treatment from a dentist. You really can't diagnose which stage you have on your own and therefore need to be evaluated by a dentist. Even in the early stages, without professional care, things will only worsen. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

What are some natural remedies for Crohn's disease symptoms?

True Crohn's: Disease if the diagnosis is correct has no natural remedies other than eating a healthy diet drinking plenty of fluids and taking meds as instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for removing pyria (gum bleeding)?

What are some natural remedies for removing pyria (gum bleeding)?

Depends: Bleeding gums is a sign of gingival inflammation. Warm salt water rinses for 1 min 2x/day may help with gingival inflammation with flossing, brushing gently at the gum lines, and antibacterial rinse like listerine can help. But if the bleeding still persist, then you must go see your dentist for proper evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

What are some natural remedies for preventing or curing bacterial infections after tooth extraction?

Infections are rare: Bacterial infections are quite infrequent following extraction as the source of the infection is the tooth, which was removed. As long as the patient is not immune compromised (ie. Diabetes, hiv, chemotherapy) the body should clear any residual infection by itself. ...Read more

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What are good herbs/natural remedies for Crohn's disease?

What are good herbs/natural remedies for Crohn's disease?

Not much: There are very few well designed controlled trials that show a positive impact of herbs or natural remedies in Crohn's disease. We hope some will come soon. The closest thing we have is the "specific carbohydrate diet" which can be quite effective in getting crohns in to remission. It is really hard work but many are able to reduce or even stop their meds! Good luck ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Is there a home remedy for ridding gum infection, and whitening teeth besides brushing?

Yes and no: Yes to the teeth whitening and no to the gum infection. If you have gum infection, you need to see your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

What is the best natural treatment for periodontal gum disease ?

NONE Don't loose: Brush your teeth several times in a day , don't loose your teeth see your dentist now . ...Read more

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Are there natural remedies to avoid gum grafting?

Are there natural remedies to avoid gum grafting?

No: I've been a dentist for 40 years and I am also a naturopathic physician. If you need a graft, nothing else works. ...Read more

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Will implants help remedy my periodontal disease?

Will implants help remedy my periodontal disease?

No: Implants replace teeth, they do not treat periodontal disease. In fact, if your periodontal disease is not under control, dental implants should not be placed. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies for grave's disease in a child?

Are there any good natural remedies for grave's disease in a child?

No: Only selenium has been shown to improve graves' orbitopathy (eye involvement) as shown in a recent recent. In order to lower thyroid hormone levels, only antithyroid medications (such as Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil)) can effective in achieving such goal. There is now a black warning for the use of ptu (propylthiouracil) (can cause liver damage) so most pediatric endcorinologist will now prescribe methimazole. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for gastroesophageal reflux diseas?

What are some natural remedies for gastroesophageal reflux diseas?

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

Are there any natural cures to reverse receding gums?

No: Vitamin c will help tissue healing and repair but not reverse the receding gum. Identify and eliminate the cause of receding gum will stop further recession in other areas. Then gum graft to restore the lost gum tissue. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy used to treat graves' disease?

Is there a natural remedy used to treat graves' disease?

Grave's Disease: I am into holistic medicine - but i would strongly encourage you to stick with traditional western medicine approaches for your thyroid illness. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Chemoradiation: The standard of care for hodgkins lymphoma usually chemotherapy followed by radiation to the involved area. This will cure over 90% of all cases. There is no proven natural treatment that can replace the above standard of care currently though there are supplementary treatments to help patients to tolerate better. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies are good for arthritis?

Which natural remedies are good for arthritis?

Glucosamine: I assume you are speaking about osteoarthritis. The one supplement which has reasonable evidence suggesting a benefit is glucosamine (and chondroitin). You must take at least 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before giving up on it. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies are there for a sinus infection?

Which natural remedies are there for a sinus infection?

Salt Water: Nasal saline flushes either with a neti pot or a rinse bottle is probably the single best non-pharmaceutical remedy for sinusitis. Many of my patients also get benefit from steam showers and warm compresses on the face or forehead. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more