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What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

What are some natural ways to fight fungal infections on skin?

Keep it dry: Fungus does not favor dry and heat. So keep skin dry, would kill fungus. Athlete’s foot can be cured if patients walk on hot and dry beach (not dip into water, though). ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are some natural way to treat mouth yeast infection?

What are some natural way to treat mouth yeast infection?

Natural tx: Although you can eat yogurts with live cultures or drink kefir - i would still see your physician to determine why you developed thrush in the first place. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

What are some ways to treat a toe-nail fungus/fungi infection?

Drugs: Usually onychomycosis persists life long unless treated with an effective anti-fungal agent such as terbinafine or itraconazole which have replaced the more toxic griseofulvin. You need a doctor's prescription for the oral meds laser treatments are now being offered. ...Read more

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What are some natural foods that help fight infections ?

What are some natural foods that help fight infections ?

There is: No really good research, but you high vitamin C foods might help. Actually the only vitamin proven to help fight immunity and thus infections is vitaminDthat you get from the sun depending on where you live or you have to take a supplement usually 2,000 units a day ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cure yeast infections without going to doctor and getting medicated creams ?

What are some natural ways to cure yeast infections without going to doctor and getting medicated creams ?

Many options: There are many natural/over-the-counter treatments for vaginal yeast infections. Two of the best are using acidophilus capsules like suppositories ; using boric acid capsules. See http://earthclinic.Com/cures/yeast_infection.Html for reports of many people who have tried a variety of natural remedies discussing what worked for them and details or how they used them. ...Read more

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What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

Several: The first line of defense is the skin on the eye's surface, which acts as a barrier to infection. The tears contain antibacterial compounds, and when blinked away, carry infectious organisms with them off of the eye's surface. Eyelashes can catch larger particles that contain germs before they land on the eye. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat dead skin and acne?

What are some ways to treat dead skin and acne?

Gentle exfoliation: a couple of times a week can help to remove dead skin & to prevent pores from plugging up. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to cure ear infections?

What are some natural ways to cure ear infections?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad placed against the head , this seems to provide some relief. Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist & may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation & treatment is advised. ...Read more

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What are the natural ways to cure yeast infection?

What are the natural ways to cure yeast infection?

Probiotics & diet: Diet- Avoid simple sugars- Sodas,concentrated sweets, pies, cakes etc Low Carrbohydrate diet. Plain yogurt daily. Kefir- Russian yogurt full of. good bacteria- available in some grocery stores for $4- will be enough for a week.Good quality probiotics for 1 month at least. Vaginitis should be treated initially with antifungals. ...Read more

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What are some ways to rid of eye infections?

What are some ways to rid of eye infections?

CONJUNCTIVITIS: There are antibiotics available for eye infections, opthalmic drops and ointments depending on severity of infections. ...Read more

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How can I prevent skin infections, naturally? I find that I am prone to skin infections like ringworm, athlete's foot, infected hair folicles. What are some holistic methods of prevention?

How can I prevent skin infections, naturally? I find that I am prone to skin infections like ringworm, athlete's foot, infected hair folicles. What are some holistic methods of prevention?

Try Effervess Revive: Revtt ive is a all natural organic aloe vera body gel. Aloe vera is an ancient plant that helps a variety of skin conditions. Effervess is pure aloe vera visit www.Effervess.Com to order. ...Read more

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Are there foods that can help fight off infections?

Are there foods that can help fight off infections?

Garlic, many more: Chili peppers, hot mustard, radishes, onions and garlic all contain mucolytics (to liquify mucus in the sinuses) garlic can kill the bacteria that cause staph infections. Cabbage and ginger have antibiotic properties, as do honey, lemon, pineapple and turmeric. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of sinus infections in children?

What are some natural ways to get rid of sinus infections in children?

See below: The majority of sinus infections (as well as ear infections) are caused by viruses and do not require an antibiotic. Medicines to promote mucus drainage may be helpful such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) or decongestants. Decongestants can cause side effects so check with your doctor before starting them. Saline rinses are also helpful. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to keep dandruff and psoriasis under control?

What are some natural ways to keep dandruff and psoriasis under control?

Several things!: Tar, zinc, and/or selenium shampoos. Avoid over bathing and shampooing which dries skin. Sun in moderate amount. Omega-3s in good doses. Supplemental zinc gluconate. Possbile benefits with evening-primrose oil. Avoid sugar and starch! ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

What are the best remedies for fungal skin infection?

Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive skin involvement usually requires the addition of an oral antifungal (ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.) if it's on the face, in the scalp, or in toenails or fingernails, topical treatments simply don't work, and oral antifungals are the only way to go. ...Read more

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