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Role Of Homeopathy In The Treatment Of Milia
Depends: If by complimentary therapies you mean "alternative medicine" i would say there is not much of a role, if you mean medicines that add to the usual asthma treatment (eg immunotherapy, etc), those can change the course of the disease. So called alternative medicine is useful when there are no effective treatments, and asthma has a host of treatments that work well. ...Read more
When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more
Not usually a cure: Most bran avm embolizations now are performed with a glue like substance injected in to the avm blood vessels through a tiny catheter (like a miniature straw) which then hardens in to a cast (onyx). This can be curative in small avms but in the majority of cases it is used as an adjunct to radiosurgery or open surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...Read more
Collaborative care: People with microcephaly generally have complex problems that come along with the size of their heads. Homeopathy will not alter the microcephaly itself, but may well help seizures and behavioral problems that the person also has. I would suggest teamwork between a good family physician, neurologist, and experienced homeopath in working with such a person over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Jaundice is a symptom, not an illness, so the treatment depends on the cause. However, many different herbs can be useful in the treatment of jaundice. Work with your md to find the cause & work with a holistic md, naturopath &/or acupuncturist for guidance in choosing the herbs most appropriate for the cause. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/jaundice.Htm for an overview of herbs & jaundice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please help! what is the cause of appearance of fused ear lobes in some persons against the progression of evolution?
That's silly: Evolution doesn't proceed in any particular direction. This is such a basic misunderstanding that if you heard it from a biology instructor, you should report that individual to their supervisor. It's the natural tendency of living things to differ from one another, more or less randomly. Please, to be literate in the 21st century, get a good book to understand basic biology. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: You must a sunblock, at least spf 30, preferably with zinc so the discoloration doesn't get worse and so your treatment has a chance to work. Otc: glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinol, hydroquinone. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for products that are very effective. ...Read more
In your expert opinion, what's the role of diet in both the cause and prevention of chronic disease?
Diet: Hippocrates said: let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine. This is still true today, complicated by gmo foods and soil nutrient depletion. Eating right is one of the pillars of health and wellness. ...Read more
FDA approval: The biggest obstacle before the widespread use of gene therapy in the usa is obtaining fda approval. A phase iii trial is required prior to approval, treatment must show efficacy and minimal side effects compared to the disease being treated. Phase 3 trials have had problems with immune system rejection of the wrapping material/virus for the gene therapy as well as issues with dosing.. ...Read more
Tears and Blinking: Main natural defenses of the eyes are the tears that have antibodies, white blood cells and many other immune compounds normally circulating in the blood. The pumbing action of blinking constantly is removing minor foreign bodies and germs from the eye and into the back of the nasal cavity. ...Read more
Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?
Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so i wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developed world: Having experience overseas, my guess is that in underdeveloped countries when a person shows symptoms of mental illness, he/she are taken by family to isolation or they are labeled insane & end up roaming the streets. Anything less is treated thru nature/nurture, with proper medical/psychological interventions being reserved for the rich or fortunate few. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the primary mechanism associated with the role of fluoride in prevention of dental caries?
Flouride: Flouride by itself is toxic to the bacteria. The other way it works is on the molecular level. The flourine atom inserts itself into the matrix of the tooth, it either replaces an oh group or goes into void. This action pulls all the molecules closer together to make them more resistant to acid attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin infection: I would be careful about treating a skin infection of the leg with homeopathic treatment. The doctor should culture the infection to see what the organism is. Be alert for any signs of swelling, redness, purulence, tenderness. If present the treament may not be working as desired and you should use a conventional therapy. ...Read more
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