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Can I use olive leaf extract or grapefruit seed extract nasal sprays to get off Afrin rebound sinusitis?

Can I use olive leaf extract or grapefruit seed extract nasal sprays to get off Afrin rebound sinusitis?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections.do the following: 1.Avoid anything cold. 2.no soda. 3.use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack.its safe and natural.u won't get it in Mexico :( 4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can. 5.use a humidifier at night 6.drink lots of water. 7. Saline drops 10 times a day. 8. Nasocort has lot of side effec ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (steroid)?

Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (steroid)?

Not encouraged seeMD: Female, does not state age asks; Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (Steroid). Olive leaf extract mostly anti-inflammation herb which also fights viral infections work well with Turmeric, anti-inflammation, blood thinning & Sugar lowering effects. But, Prednisone, also anti-inflammatory used long term can increase Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Lipids ever cause bleeding ...Read more

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Can I take oregano oil capsules as well as drops of grapefruit seed extract in a sinus rinse?

Can I take oregano oil capsules as well as drops of grapefruit seed extract in a sinus rinse?

Start with saline: Oregano oil and grapefruit seed extract are thought to have antimicrobial effects; however, there is little evidence that using them in a nasal rinse is any better than simple salt water nasal rinses. Their risks in causing irritation to the nasal lining or allergic reactions are also poorly known at this time. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Grapefruit seed extract work for bad breath or tea tree oil ?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Can burning tea tree oil help clear sinuses?

Not sure: Never heard of it. A good natural remedy is a neti pot or saline rinse. Be sure to use distilled water and follow cleaning directions. Otherwise, see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

Probably but...: Olive leaf extract appears to be a broad-spectrum anti-microbial, effective against a wide variety of viruses, bacteria & fungi in the lab. I haven't found any published clinical studies on it for herpes but many patients claim it helps. While more research is needed it's safe to try. I'm more impressed with topical melissa (lemon balm) for herpes-see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21570. ...Read more

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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Does tea tree oil treat lice?

Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read more

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Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Perhaps turmeric if: Topical tea tree oil can not possibly cause bleeding but turmeric is a natural blood thinner. However, even large doses of turmeric are not known to cause bleeding unless combined with other medicines or herbs that thin the blood or unless one has a hereditary tendency towards increased bleeding. See http://www.Livescience.Com/41760-turmeric-supplement-facts.Html. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera nose spray help allergies?

Does aloe vera nose spray help allergies?

No: Aloe vera spray may help sooth an irritated nose but does not have any primary anti-allergy effects. ...Read more

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