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What is propolis? Can it work for my herpes?

Resin: It is a plant resin that bees collect. It can have antibacterial and immunostimulant properties. The problem is that it varies from region to region and by bee species. You can be allergic to it also. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Concerning bad acne on my cheeks, seems to me like no medication is working for me. How much will it be for the laser treatment surgery, what to do?

Concerning bad acne on my cheeks, seems to me like no medication is working for me. How much will it be for the laser treatment surgery, what to do?

Prices vary: You should go in and speak to a physician who specializes in these procedures. You will likely need more than one. You have options between ipl, pdt, laser, microneedling, prp. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get herpes in my throat?

Is it possible for me to get herpes in my throat?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may merge. The symptoms last for approximately 7-14 d. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

What is the best thing to do for a canker sore in your mouth? And is it normal for it to be really big?

Palliative treatment: Yes they can get very big. You can apply topical ointment to area as a protective barrier. Aloe based work best for length of time before wearing off and it has anti inflammatory properties that will help heal faster Avoid any spicy salty foods and acidic drinks and avoid alcohol ...Read more

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What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

What is zithromax used for and how does it work?

Antibiotic: Azithromycin is used to treat certain bacterial infections, such as bronchitis; pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases and infections of the ears, lungs, sinuses, skin, throat, and reproductive organs. Azithromycin is in a class of medications called macrolide antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not kill viruses that can cause colds, flu, or other in. ...Read more

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What is ingrown hair? What does it look like when someone's armpits? How to prevent it and remedy when it has already shown?

What is ingrown hair? What does it look like when someone's armpits? How to prevent it and remedy when it has already shown?

Hair has grown in: It is a hair that has grown in instead of out. It normally looks like a pimple (or collection of pimples) although can be bigger. It is more likely if you have thick or curly hair, and it often occurs after shaving. If in an area where you shave, use shaving cream, shave in the same direction. Most of the time it resolves on its own, but if it becomes infected you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is there to do for a herpes breakout? Not the first severe one but bad itchin

What is there to do for a herpes breakout? Not the first severe one but bad itchin

Suppressive Therapy: Sounds like you are having recurrent herpes symptoms. Infection with HSV-1 or HSV-2 can cause oral, genital, and ocular ulcers. Most people have unrecognized disease. With recurrent symptoms, daily suppressive therapy with acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir reduce recurrence of symptoms by 80% and reduce transmission risk. See your doctor to determine which medication is right for you. ...Read more

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Is carmex a any good for my cold sore, what is the best thing to put on it?

Is carmex a any good for my cold sore, what is the best thing to put on it?

Cold Sore: It will not hurt or help however unless you put it on your finger you will contaminate the stick or jar and then it needs to be dumped. Cold sores heal in 7-10 days by themselves or you may buy an otc drug like abreva which will shorten the time to heal. You can get an rx for zovirax (acyclovir) but it is expensive. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for an armpit infection and how can they tell what kind? Is it skin scrapings?

How do doctors test for an armpit infection and how can they tell what kind? Is it skin scrapings?

Wrong question: Do you see something there? Pain? Itch? A dermatologist needs only an exam, seldom needs tests to treat something there. ...Read more

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What can I take for a uti? Antibotics aren't working.. Is there anything else that can help? My lower stomach is ridiculously swollen

What can I take for a uti? Antibotics aren't working.. Is there anything else that can help?  My lower stomach is ridiculously swollen

Complication: If urinary symptoms have not cleared with a course of antibiotics the there may be resistant bacteria or a complication like bladder outlet obstruction present. It may be other pathology in the pelvis. ...Read more

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What is l-methylfolate? Is it safe to take when on other meds? What does it do in your system to help?

What is l-methylfolate? Is it safe to take when on other meds? What does it do in your system to help?

Good: L methylfolate is the bioactive form of folate, (folic acid) the one the body prefers the most. It prevents neural tube defects during fetal development, it also neutralizes homocysteine, a harmful chemical in our body that could be more dangerous than high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey? My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?

Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey?  My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?

Feels good, do it: Short answer is yes. Mechanical percussion helps to break up and mobilize mucus in the chest and "sticky" spots to reduce pleuritic pain. It is best done "posturally" -- meaning with the bottom of your lungs higher than the top. Simple way is to build wedge of pillows and lie knees-bent, head-down while getting thumped on. When done well (not too hard), it also feels good, so why not?! ...Read more

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Is there a test for sinus infections? How does dr. Know when to prescribe antibiotics?

Is there a test for sinus infections?  How does dr. Know when to prescribe antibiotics?

Overall picture: A number of exam findings can suggest a sinus infection especially if >1 of them present eg "red streak sign" next to uvula, fever, swollen glands in the neck, pain with tapping over sinuses. History gives clues; eg symptoms were improving (eg virus) but suddenly worsened (secondary infection). Even if sinus infection, may not need antibiotics: if early, sometimes neti-pot & nasal steroid work. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my eczema. This year it is exceptionaly painful and itchy. Is there anything i can do to ease the itch?

How do I get rid of my eczema.  This year it is exceptionaly painful and itchy.  Is there anything i can do to ease the itch?

No Cure only control: There is no cure for eczema, the same way that there is no cure for hunger. You will eat and get hungry again. With eczema, you will treat the condition, and it may come back. Do your best to stay moisturized and see your dermatologist for treatment. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/skin-conditions/eczema-and-dermatitis. ...Read more