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Doctor insights on: Safe Herbal Skin Remedies Nursing

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Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

Is it safe to use herbal skin remedies while nursing?

No: I wouldn't. Many could be unsafe-- for example, products with lavender oil have estrogen-like effects, and have caused feminization of boys when used topically (though it's unclear if ingestion occurred.) i recommend you use plain, proven safe products-- anything that's labeled for use on your baby is going to be safe for you to use on your own skin. ...Read more

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Which natural cold remedies are safe while breastfeeding?

Which natural cold remedies are safe while breastfeeding?

Little gets in milk: Over-the-counter natural cold remedies have ingredients that may get into breastmilk in very small amounts. So, a breastfeeding baby should not experience any changes in behavior. The cold remedies can include teas such as lemon, honey, or chamomile teas. Some adults use lozenges such as menthol, zinc, or vitamin c. However, natural "cold remedies" may or may not decrease cold symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Saline: I agree with Dr Wolfson's recommendations. I would add saline nose spray or use of a neti pot device with distilled water to help clean the nose out. ...Read more

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Nature bounty nail, hair and skin multivitamin are safe while using garcinia cambogia?

Nature bounty nail, hair and skin multivitamin are safe while using garcinia cambogia?

Yes: It's safe, although garcinia is not fda approved and should not be taken on a regular basis. Try a good exercise and diet routine to lose weight. Take care! ...Read more

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Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Boils: Warm soaks or compresses with a wash cloth may help reduce inflammation. If the condition worsens see a dermatologist for treatment since a bacterial infection could be serious. ...Read more

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Safe natural remedies for depression?

Safe natural remedies for depression?

Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more

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Are natural remedies for corns safe?

Are natural remedies for corns safe?

Maybe: Most corns are due to an underlying bone problem and corn remedies may help to remove the layers of skin that are built up giving temporary relief. Need to be careful of any remedy that contains acid, especially if you are diabetic or have compromised circulation. ...Read more

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Are all herbal remedies safe?

Are all herbal remedies safe?

No: Are all medicines safe? Remember that nightshade is a herb, so too is oleander both are very poisonous. ...Read more

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Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

No......: but let's even assume they are, the thyroid has to be closely regulated--neither too much nor too little. You'd still need bloodwork, monitoring, figuring out why hyperthyroid, etc. Modern medicine supplanted plants because it is simpler and reliable. ...Read more

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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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Are tea tree oil vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Are tea tree oil  vaginal suppositories safe to use?

Not unsafe: But not necessary. If there are symptoms of itching or irritation, it is best to see your gyn for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any safe home abortion remedies besides the vitamin C remedy?

Are there any safe home abortion remedies besides the vitamin C remedy?

None: Any methods including pills and vitamin C are unsafe home abortion remedies. No one should try them at home. The consequences of this type of remedies at home could be dangerous to your health. If needed you should talk to your PCP for help ...Read more

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Are green tea supplements safe to take?

Are green tea supplements safe to take?

In moderation..: There are many types of green teas andt in general ok to use in moderation. Unfortunately, there are not many research studies to identify the adverse effects, especially in combintation with other meds. So, if you are using any otc supplements, please inform your doc so that he/she can assess and provide best treatment/meds for you if needed..Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use homeopathic remedies while pregnant?

Is it safe to use homeopathic remedies while pregnant?

Yes: Classical homeopathy has been shown to be safe and effective in animals, babies, children, adults, the elderly, and in pregnant women. Here's an article resource for you: http://www.Nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/content/homeopathy-the-safest-medicine-for-pregnancy-and-labor-healing-with-homeopathy. ...Read more

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Are herbal remedies or natural products safe when I am pregnant?

Are herbal remedies or natural products safe when I am pregnant?

Not always: They can have side effects/drug interactions just like any other medicine. Many of these products have not been standardized, so the same "dose" of one brand, may not be the same "dose" of another. Almost everything you eat/drink/breath will cross the placenta...So baby is having it too. Check with your doc. Many herbs/nat prods are great, just be judicious about how/when you use them. ...Read more

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Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?

Shampoos and pregnan: This is external and is mainly water and detergents. These other ingredients are in small amounts, and unless your planning to drink the bottle, should be no risk to you or the fetus ...Read more

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Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Is the herbal medicine echinacea safe to use during pregnancy?

Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more

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Are pediacare gentle vapors safe for pregnancy?

Are pediacare gentle vapors safe for pregnancy?

Package says no : I can't figure out why, but the package insert says not for use in pregnancy. Inhaled lavender, eucalyptus and camomile vapors should be just fine. However since the package specifically says not to use in pregnancy you may want to think about other remedies first. Saline nasal spray should help your breathing if you are congested. ...Read more