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Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

No: None of those items have an effect on the functioning of any birth control. I'm not sure I understand your question or why you mention what I think is a date (April 28th). Please ask again and try to be clear about what you need. Best. ...Read more

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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Do red deer antler velvet tablets effect us like steroids?

Do red deer antler velvet tablets effect us like steroids?

Which steroids?: Corticosteroids? Mineralocorticoids? Topical steroids? Anabolic steroids? Check out webmd http://bit.Ly/zipjsr for info: red deer antler velvet supposedly contains female hormones so if you're a guy, you might not want to take it! drugs.Com http://www.Drugs.Com/npp/deer-velvet.Html says you can use rdav for arthritis. I don't think there's enough research out there. Quality control is also worry. ...Read more

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What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

What is pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (pleva)?

Immune problem: Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta Is a disease which causes rashes/skin lesions and is caused by problems with the immune system ...Read more

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Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Povodine iodine 5% reduces tinea on face?

Maybe, but...: Povidone iodine kills germs, including bacteria and fungi (such as tinea). The over-the-counter anti-fungal creams work better for treating tinea on the face and body. Also, using iodine too much can lead to excessive absorption of iodine into the body (which would be bad), or lead to skin irritation where the iodine is repeatedly placed. A dermatologist can prescribe oral meds for scalp tinea. ...Read more

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11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

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11d post vasectomy. Alternating percocet, Advil (ibuprofen) 400mg, & taking herbal baths (uva ursi, marigold, witch hazel). Is pain/swelling normal for this long?

Highly variable...: Post-vasectomy pain/swelling varies greatly from virtually painless with no swelling to severely painful with a huge swelling; the degree and frequency of such wide variation seems reflecting surgeons' skill. . Nonetheless, such situation is acceptable as long as improving surely ; slowly day by day. How long does it take to resolve? Occasionally, maybe up to 2-4 weeks. So, wait and see, ; ... ...Read more

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Could taking pine bark extract help for inflammation?

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Could taking pine bark extract help for inflammation?

Maybe (not) . . .: Most dietary supplements really don't have much proof of safety or effectiveness, despite being used for millennia. And while manufacturers & marketers make miraculous promises, most are based upon animal studies. Luckily, we do have human studies re pine bark extract. Unfortunately, most are too small or poorly designed to draw conclusions. Check out http://goo.gl/ktJsc0 & http://goo.gl/Qs3UWQ. ...Read more

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Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read more

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Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

Can any of these supplements help me to ovulate after being off Depo-Provera provera (last shot 8-2-11)? Angelica sinensis, glycyrrhiza uralensis, viburnum opulus, folic acid (125%), apis mellifica, iron (100%), calcium (12%), rehmannia glutinosa, thyroid

There : There is no evidence that any of these supplements can stimulate ovulation. There are no studies that demonstrate that these will help. Most women who go off depo do start ovulating in the next few months. Try staying in bed for 15 minutes after intercourse with your knees up, and be sure you have optimal nutrition. If you don't get pregnant in the next several months then consulting a gynecologist would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Cause: You should check with your doctor. In your age group, it may be due to other causes that stinging nettle won't help (fungus "jock itch"). You need to treat the cause. Stinging nettle will only decrease the itching. ...Read more

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Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Can Inonotus obliquus-chaga mushroom cure my skin disorder(seb.dermatitis.)?

Unlikely: Unfortunately an ailment like seborrheic dermatitis tends to be a chronic inflammatory disorder with limited data in regards to curative treatment. The Chaga mushroom has demonstrable anti-inflammatory properties and has been reported to help conditions like seborrheic dermatitis. Be aware, the data is limited. It's unlikely to harm you in topical form but may provide limited help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could homeopathic med -thuja occidentials and sabal serrulata stops hairfall?

Could homeopathic med -thuja occidentials and sabal serrulata stops hairfall?

Possibly: Thuja occidentalis is one remedy known to help with hair loss. For best results in prescribing Thuja, one would look for more characteristics of the patient than losing hair alone, though. I could not find homeopathic uses of Sabal serrulata (commonly known as Saw Palmetto) in cases of hair loss or baldness. ...Read more

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more