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Is it safe to take theanine serene w/ relora along with advair & singulair (montelukast) (asthma medications)?
Non prescription: Amlactin makes a variety of products which do not require a prescription. You can get them at your local drugstore - chemist to you. The manufacturer has a website which lists places to buy. http://amlactin.com/. ...Read more
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Tulsi, theanine, mag: Many supplements help anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins, inositol & magnesium. Also consider meditation, exercise, counseling, acupuncture & homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet. Consider eft (see www.Eftuniverse.Com). A holistic doctor can help guide your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?
Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient(s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am researching nootropics to help with focus, memory & alertness @ my stressful, taxing engineering job. What are the top, safest, allin1 OTC options?
Safe but ineffective: You might be just wasting your money. There is no evidence that nootropics are effective. ...Read more
Which supp. is best 4 anxiety: Anxiclear, Tranquilene, Serelax, Seredyn, or Advanced Sleep Formula by Advanced Bionutritionals? Thanks very much!
The brand names: you mention do not tell us what is actually in each of those products. Also, everyone responds differently. A mind-body approach would be to practice the Relaxation Response (see book by Herbert Benson and his website). Also, how is your diet and exercise level? See a nutritionally oriented doc for more specifics on supplements to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Safe to take GNC Natra Sleep with zoloft (sertraline)? Natra sleep has Passion flower, lemon balm, valerian root, chamomile, and L- Theanine in it. Safe?
No: No mouth wash alone can control or stop periodontitis. The disease is caused by many different types of bacteria and most of them are beneath the gum tissue therefore no mouth wash can reach those areas. Must get thorough cleaning, laser treatments and regularly scheduled dental visits in order to control periodontitis. Biotene is supposed to help with dental cavities in patients with low saliva. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Use generic brand: The generic name for Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine gluconate. The likely cheapest source is on the internet, but be careful and use a reputable company- just look for "4% Chlorhexidine gluconate" for TOPICAL use (note that less concentrated forms of this is sometimes used as a non-alcoholic antibacterial mouth rinse). Read the packaging of generic products like "Wallclens", "Hibitane", and others. ...Read more
Who knows?: There is no research supporting or refuting this product's effectiveness. There are testimonials on the web site, but but it's hard to know about their credibility. It is an expensive product. I suggest asking your own dermatologist about this, and seeing what s/he would recommend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?
Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more
Are store brand contact lens solution harmful compared to the well known brands such as bausch and lomb.
Store brand: Store brand contact lens solutions are just not as good at removing debris and protein from the contact lenses. I have seen more people develope red eyes and contact lenses intolerance while using store brand solution. These solutions will not permanently damage you eyes but are just not as good as bran name solutions. I prefer a solution called revitalens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring
Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more
New chapter every man multivitamin made w/ organic vegies & herbs, effect the effectiveness of cialis?
Schizandra berry: Out of the ingredients in your vitamin, schizandra berry could potentially cause an interaction with cialis. There is mixed information about its effects on the liver system that metabolizes Cialis -- some sources say it inhibits this, and in other cases it may induce them. Because of this, i suggest caution in using this combination. There are other good vitamins without the herbal components. ...Read more
Sleep: Brain function can be related to sleep. If you are not getting 7-9 hours of good sleep or if you have excessive daytime sleepiness than you may have a sleep related breathing disorder that is affecting you brain function. Herbs and natural products can be helpful but nothing can replace a good nights sleep. If you have poor sleep see you md for a sleep evaluation. ...Read more