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Thyme: There are several. Some evidence indicates that topically using thyme oil along with essential oils made from lavender, cedarwood, and rosemary, can help stimulate hair growth in patients with alopecia areata. 44% of patients showed this after 7 months of treatment. People also use this orally in bronchitis, cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, dyspepsia, gastritis, , and diarrhea. ...Read more
Various: Many different tumors can involve the thymus, including cysts, simple increase in size (hyperplasia), thymoma (benign and malignant), squamous cancer, teratomas, blood cancer (thymic lymphoma), and tumors of the nerves, fat and blood vessels. The thymus can also receive tumors that have spread (metastasized) from other sites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Serious: Thymic Hyperplasia means enlargement of Thymus and is not a cause for concern most of time as it enlarges in adolescent and than in following decades it atrophies 2/3rd of patients with Mysthenia Gravis have Thymic Hypertrophy It can be differentiated with Thymoma,the tomor of Thums Gland by MRI Imaging ...Read more
I have thymic hyperplasia..is this a serious condition and what symptoms does it cause. Does it have potential to develop into something serious?
Rare condition: You should discuss this with your doctor. The conditions myasthesia gravis and red cell aplasia are what I remember could be associated with this. ...Read more
Normal finding: The thymus gland is found in your mediastinum, it is part of your immune system (it helps with the development of your t-cells). It is larger in youth and diminishes in size with age. This is not a finding that suggests a problem. ...Read more
Thyme: Dried thyme can be used as a spice, to flavor foods. Used in larger quantities for medicinal purposes, it can be a supplement -- you would not be able to tolerate this amount in your spaghetti sauce! it can also be given as thyme oil, tea, or extract. The supplements may have some use for cough & uri, and used as a mouthwash. Don't use if you're sensitive to mint family -- thyme is a member. ...Read more