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None, really: Unfortunately, there are no well designed studies that show benefit from natural remedies for tinnitus. Lipofkavenoids have been looked at there are 2 or three poorly designed small studies that sow some benefit. First thing first. You need an ENT to look inside the ear and test you to determine the cause of the tinnitus. Some types can be fixed. ...Read more
Needs oral med: Ring worm in the scalp which causes loss of hai in that area more common in children but can happen in adults, needs to be treated with oral antifungal drug like grsiofulvin or Lamisil (terbinafine) and as the infection clears completely the hair will grow back. Niozoral shampoo is also used along with oral med which will prevent the growth of fungi as well as kill the pathogen.But shampoo alone will not work. ...Read more
Do calc ascorbate 150mg, niacin 40mg, biotin 600mcg, magnesium 225mg, potassium 6mg, zinc 15mg, manganese , inositol, and PABA 10mg good when I'm TTC?
Unknown. Go natural.: Unless there are specific deficiencies in a woman, going natural is safest. It is not known what happens when a woman takes various drugs or chemicals, nor what is actually in various tablets or potions sold in stores or online. Eating a natural, balanced, healthy diet is safest (one can choose Organic foods if one feels Organic is safer). One can take a trusted brand of a daily prenatal vitamin. ...Read more
Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo
No.: Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. ...Read more
Folliculitis. Prescribed 1 week of vibramycin, also tried tea tree oil, t-gel, t-sal, pyrithione zinc, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos over a few months w/ no improvement. What other solutions are out there?
Folliculitis: Recurrent folliculitis may be csused by a staph infection. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your nostrils 4 times daily. Take baths in warm soapy water with 3-4 tbls of bleach added to the water twice daily. Ask your doctor for another antibiotic specific for staph. The use of the antibiotic ointment should cut down on reinfecting yourself, *. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably : There are some positive studies showing antioxidants may help in preventing the damage to the cochlea, Alpha lipoid acid and coenzymeq10. But not known whether they show consistent benefits in humans. ...Read more
See answer: Selenium does not improve thyroid function in hypothyroid individuals. Selenium deficiency does exacerbate auto-immune thyroiditis and congenital hypothyroidism. Selenium reduces incidence of postpartum autoimmune thyroiditis and reduces anti-thyroid peroxidase levels. Selenium also improves mild Graves opthalmopathy. Magnesium deficiency may play a role in the genesis of hypothyroidism and Graves ...Read more
No: It might remove flakes/scales, though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blocked ear : This is potentially serious. It can be due to minor things like wax. It can be also be due to sudden loss of nerve function which requires immediate steroid treatment and MRI scan. It can also be due to middle ear fluid (infectious and non-infectious). Even tumors in the brain or throat can rarely cause this. You need to be checked right away-preferably ent. ...Read more
I suffer menieres & bad vertigo. Would b100 vitamins & manganese benefit me? A pharmacist suggested these. Side effects?Thanks
Anecdotal advice: There is no compelling evidence to suggest that manganese and vitamin B complex can help with Meniere's - patients may experience the placebo effect. Important not to overdose on these OTC products. Are you taking acetazolamide and/or on a low-salt diet? See your neurologist or ENT physician for further discussion. http://www.utmb.edu/otoref/grnds/Menieres_061213/Menieres-slides_061213.pdf ...Read more
No: I can find no reports on sexual side-effects from betaserc. However, our reactions to drugs is highly individual and it is always possible that you are the first to have this reaction. ...Read more