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Can you please discuss the positive uses for stinging nettle?

Can you please discuss the positive uses for stinging nettle?

Benefits: Stinging nettles have used to treat arthritis & are used in naturopathic medicine to treat allergies. ...Read more

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What does a stinging nettle rash look like?

What does a stinging nettle rash look like?

Used to get this in: Scotland - owie! The stinging nettle (urtica dioida) contains different chemicals depending on the subspecies, which can include: serotonin, histamine, formic acide, acetylcholine, moroidin ; leukotrienes. Small hair- like needles inject chemical into the skins which causes redness, swelling (welts) intense pain ; possibly itching. It may take minutes to days to resolve. ...Read more

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How much time does stinging nettle rash last?

Minutes to days.: The stinging nettle (urtica dioida) contains different chemicals depending on the subspecies, which can include: serotonin, histamine, formic acide, acetylcholine, moroidin ; leukotrienes. Small hair- like needles inject chemical into the skins which causes redness, swelling (welts) intense pain ; possibly itching. It may take minutes to days to resolve. ...Read more

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Stinging nettle type rash on my 2 year old son?

Stinging nettle type rash on my 2 year old son?

Contact Dermatitis: Over the counter (otc) cortisone 1% can be helpful to relieve itch and irritation. If not calming enough, you may need to take him to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Stinging nettle applied topical for itching scrotum?

Cause: You should check with your doctor. In your age group, it may be due to other causes that stinging nettle won't help (fungus "jock itch"). You need to treat the cause. Stinging nettle will only decrease the itching. ...Read more

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Does stinging nettle root powder affect amethia birth control?

Does stinging nettle root powder affect amethia birth control?

Nettle Root: There is no known interaction between stinging nettle root and birth control pills. ...Read more

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

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Hi Doc, Is chamomile tea is good for CKD patients? Read somewhere stinging nettle tea is also good in reducing creatinine levels. How much is enough?

Unlikely to help: Chronic kidney disease is very serious and you're doing yourself a disservice by reading trash websites. You owe it to yourself to find out exactly what's going on with your kidneys, whether there's even anything really the matter (well-muscled men are all diagnosed as "CKD" cases by today's labs), and become an expert on the science affecting your health. ...Read more

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Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy?

Complete Iron Rainbow Light is using Stinging Nettle and Dried Plum and Fig and Raisin. Are they safe to drink during pregnancy?

Unknown: We do not know if all of these ingredients are safe in pregnancy. It is best just to eat a healthy diet and take a prenatal vitamin. If you really want to take this supplement then take the bottle in to your next obstetrician appointment and ask them what they think of it. ...Read more

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Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

No: None of those items have an effect on the functioning of any birth control. I'm not sure I understand your question or why you mention what I think is a date (April 28th). Please ask again and try to be clear about what you need. Best. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

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