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To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

To treat bv, does bathing in warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil treat cure the infection? Any suggestions?

Antibiotics v yogurt: Bacterial vaginosis is an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Standard treatment is antibiotics, not bathing as described so go see family doc or gynecologist. There is some evidence that eating yogurt w/lactobacilli might help restore balance but studies aren't definitive. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/bacterial-vaginosis/ds01193 & http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Do mayonaisse and vinegar actually help with dry scalp?

Do mayonaisse and vinegar actually help with dry scalp?

Better on salads.: "dry scalp" may actually be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis or fungus. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try using a dandruff shampoo in the shower every day. ...Read more

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How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

How effective is vinegar and coconut oil for treating toenail fungus?

Usually good: Sorry you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. You can try soaking your feet in a vinegar sln (1 cup to 2 quarts water) treat your shoes with lysol spray dry thoroughly between your toes. Be persistent, this is the KEY! If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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When dealing with dandruff, what is a best solution for an OTC medicated shampoo, one with Salicylic Acid or Coal Tar? What are notable differences?

When dealing with dandruff, what is a best solution for an OTC medicated shampoo, one with Salicylic Acid or Coal Tar? What are notable differences?

Varies: different people find different things work on regular dandruff. (You didn't mention selenium... one of the milder ones). OTC Salicylate AND/or COAL TAR are pretty harsh. generally we go with milder and work up. If there is eczema (red itching rash) elsewhere, an anti-inflammatory is a better direction to go. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

Is clindamycin can be mix with apple cider vinegar to treat acne?

Yes, but...: Never use an antibiotic as monotherapy for acne. Topical Clindamycin is one of the best for moderate disease especially if only on the face, but you need to use benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative as well. "apple cider vinegar" is a "pop cure-all" possibly with some effectiveness. If someone is preventing you from seeing a scientific physician because they prefer "pop" stuff, i'm sorry. ...Read more

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Have a very dry scalp. Used everything from sulfur shampoo, to tea tree oil, to apple cider vinegar (looked online for solutions).doesnt seem to help.

Have a very dry scalp. Used everything from sulfur shampoo, to tea tree oil, to apple cider vinegar (looked online for solutions).doesnt seem to help.

Dry scalp: Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if worrisome scalp symptoms. If checking for fungal infections, the dermatologist may take hair samples to culture. Doctors may also try some cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays to counteract dryness. Some patients put olive oil on the scalp for a while, before washing. ...Read more

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Is washing hair and scalp with baking soda and apple cider vinegar good or bad?

Is washing hair and scalp with baking soda and apple cider vinegar good or bad?

Unknown: Washing the hair with soap removes less oil from the hair, washing the hair with shampoo removes more oil. Your beautician can give you more advice. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Can selsun blue with microbeads aid with dandruff?

Yes: Selsun blue is specially formulated to treat dandruff. Just make sure you put it on first thing in the shower and let it sit on your scalp for 5 minutes. And use it at least three times per week for it to be fully effective. ...Read more

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I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion.i s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion.i s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

Desowen is steroid: The Saliblu is for the dandruff specifically. The desowen is a topical steroid and can be used to decrease inflammation or itching. Be careful not to get it on your face and only use it about twice a week in a thin later on your scalp. ...Read more

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My daughter has scalp ringworm and i've heard to wash hair with apple cider vinegar.Is that ok?

Oral meds: Once established in the roots of the hair, washes and topical lotions or creams are unlikely to cure this infection. Oral medication will get the anti-fungal treatment to the blood supply of the hair root and skin, and do the job.You need to see the doc to have this confirmed and learn about the meds that will be used. ...Read more

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I suffer with scalp psoriasis. Should I use emoderm cream for this by mixing with oil?

I suffer with scalp psoriasis. Should I use emoderm cream for this by mixing with oil?

Go see a derm: You should see a dermatologist for proper evaluation. Some people use the combination you suggest, but there are a number of great dermatologist in dallas- check out http://psoriasis.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help with nail fungus?

Maybe: Vinegar is a form of Acetic Acid that soaking 2x per day may help with the nail fungus. ...Read more

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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Oral lamisil (terbinafine): Scalp fungus requires oral medications because the fungus is in the hair follicle and topical medications will not reach into the hair shaft. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar proven to control dandruff problems?

Is apple cider vinegar proven to control dandruff problems?

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is also a valuable help for dandruff. If you suffer from dandruff, apply some diluted (2:1) apple cider vinegar to your scalp, wrap your head in a towel and relax for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off. If you suffer from dry flaking scalp, keep the spray bottle of diluted apple cider vinegar in your bathroom to rinse or splash your hair after shampooing. Yes the vinegar works. ...Read more

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Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Can a daily regimen of apple cider vinegar (raw organic with the mother) with baking soda help gout?

Do not know: Apple cider vinegar have been link to many medical uses as well as baking soda, however I have not seen a randomized clinical study to recomend it for the gout treament.Remember that the main treament for gout is medicine provided by your pcp and other holistic medicines are only adjument to conventiomal therapy. ...Read more

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