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My shampoo has coltsfoot extract in it; what are the risks of absorption of this into my bloodstream?
Coltsfoot: The overuse of coltsfoot has reported to cause hepatic veno-occlusive diseases. The reason of this disorder is the presence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in coltsfoot. Therefore it is recommended that liver patients should avoid it. It should also be completely avoided by pregnant ladies and nursing mothers. ...Read more
I found out I am 5 weeks preg. I was on meds prior to finding out. I used coltsfoot tea, allegra, singular, mucinex, nasonex. Will this harm the fetus?
Probably not: Singulair and Guaifenesin (mucinex, not with d) are quite safe. Allegra is a pregnancy class c drug, but there don't seem to be no known bad side effects. Nasonex is fine. Coltsfoot tea has been banned in some countries because it contains tiny amounts of chemicals that can cause liver damage and cancer. Still, the tea may be safe, but the fda has determined the have indeterminate safety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant; could the herbal ingredients in my shampoo (tea tree oil, coltsfoot extract, nettle) affect my baby?
Often i feel the need to consume or eat something sweet on a daily basis and i don't know what causes those urges to eat sweetness . I feel a need to.
Insulin: Food cravings are often caused by Insulin problems. Eating sweets on daily basis causes Insulin levels to spike, which brings your blood sugar levels down and this signals to your brain/ body that you need more sugar. Eating more sugar again will perpetuate the vicious cycle and ultimately increase the risk for diabetes. Eating a low carb diet with good sources of fat and protein will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night sugar blues: Night sugar binging is one of the hardest habits to control. Sugar cravings may be related to unstable blood sugars, an inadequate intake of protein through the day or from anxiety. Sugar can be a source of counterfeit energy to beat fatigue after dinner. Lastly sugar cravings can occur if you have eaten a food you are sensitive to, and should avoid. Finish your meal with a hot drink & raw nuts! ...Read more
My boyfriend is on heroine and treats me really sweet when he's on the drug. When he's clean he's not good to me. What should I do?
Persuade him to stop: Apparantly he has a serious drug problem and when he does not get it he is irritable and not good you have to persuade him to stop and seek help as heroin adiiction is a very serious problem if he does not stop then you are going to have this problem all the time and it is up to you to stay in this unplasant relationship or get out. ...Read more
How can I stop severe night sweets it is ruining my life i wake up drenched in sweet iwake up cold cause the sweet please help me?
At your age: If you have severe night seats you need to see the doctor. You need an evaluation because you could have something serious. It could be an infection or something else. Please seek care as soon as possible! ...Read more
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