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What Are Ed Treatments That Actually Work
FDA-approved work: All the fda-approved erectile dysfunction treatments work, otherwise they wouldn't be approved. Dietary supplements that make wild claims are manufactured w/o proof of safety or efficacy. Orals for ed include cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra (newest one), viagra & yohimbine. You can also insert a pellet (muse) into your urethra or inject the same medicine (caverject & edex) into your penis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescription not OTC: Any heavily advertised otc "natural" or "organic" pill to help men get firmer, last longer and/or grow larger has no basis in peer-reviewed published data. Oral options to treat ed include cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra. Alprostadil can be administered in two ways, intraurethral & intracavernosal (via injection). Vacuum pumps work, too. But as noted, you need to figure out cause first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acupuncture: There are many. However, i will speak about acupuncture since that is what I have expertise in. It has been around for over 5, 000 years (far longer than western medicine). It is still the predominant type of medicine practiced in many areas (along with herbology). Thus it is not "alternative" in many parts of the world. As a physician, it allows me to be a healer. ...Read more
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
What are the most effective treatments for excessive self-consciousness? Are there medications that can help or just therapy?
Saline: If you have sinus infection symptoms past 2 weeks, you may need to see your doctor to confirm acute sinusitis. You may need an antibiotic. Symptom relief may also be provided from pain medications, decongestants, and nasal saline sprays or irrigations. Saline irrigations (neti pot) is particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infections. ...Read more
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more
Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?
Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more
Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin
Of course not: The ones involving lemons, honey, hot peppers and so forth are cruel internet pranks. If you're old enough to write healthtap, you're big enough to use scientific rx even if your parents are "natural healing" buffs instead. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated will control mild acne, and if it's not enough, phone your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more
Are there alternative drugs to Benzodiapemes that work? If so what are they? Also, are there any herbs that work if there are no drug alternatives?
Benzodiazepine subst: Yes, there are alternative drugs to benzodiazepines, depending on what you are treating. If sleep, Rozerem (ramelteon) is non-addicting. Sleep hygiene with early exercise also works. If depression, antidepressants. If anxiety, some SSRI's, also help. Please see your doctor or let us know what you are treating, so we can be more specific in our recommendations. ...Read more
Find the Cause : Best treatment is determining the correct cause of the incontinence. Leaking is a symptom and the treatments are determined by the cause. Biofeedback and e-stim are good , ptns and Botox are new therapies. The sling procedure has been revolutionary for men and women in the last decade. There are a lot of new therapies available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds and therapy: Different medications work for different people. Finding the right medication as well as the right dosage is an inexact and time consuming undertaking. Additionally, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in PTSD. Both meds and therapy together are the best combination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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