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What can you do to use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

What can you do to use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

Ancient medicine: Ancient Egyptians were aware that bread mold had some activity against infection, probably because some of the molds produce penicillin. Honey is supposed to contain some antibacterials as well. Nowadays we have far stronger stuff if you're seriously sick. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay away from yeast? Or better yet, what can I eat and not eat? To avoid future yeast infections.

What is the best way to stay away from yeast? Or better yet, what can I eat and not eat? To avoid future yeast infections.

Yeast infx: Vaginal yeast infections can thrive and begin with a sugary environment, which is why they are more common in diabetic patients with high "sugar" levels. Antibiotic treatment can decrease the normal bacterial concentrations which naturally help counterbalance the vaginal environment, thus causing an overgrowth of yeast. So as far as diet, avoid a very high sugar or carbohydrate meal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?

What is H Pylori and what foods should I avoid? Are there any natural things to eat or drink to help with symptoms?

2 questions here: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer, then treatment is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are several antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating H.pylori. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance. Regarding diet, please re-ask. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to make your vagina stop itching with household products?

What are some good ways to make your vagina stop itching with household products?

Don't even try.: See your gyn and do not use any household products . Stop using any suppository or vaginal cream you may be using. Are you allergic to rubber or latex? If so, the use of condom can induce itching 24 to 72 hours after the contact. No drano, windex, dishwasher soap... Please. :). ...Read more

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What is the best thing i can use to help with eczema(skin)?

What is the best thing i can use to help with eczema(skin)?

Moisturizers: The key to improve eczema is to keep the skin moisturized. You need to apply it twice a day, once after showering and you need to keep your showers short and don't use very hot water. Choose a fragrance free moistuizer such as cerave, you can also use vegetable shortening for night time. ...Read more

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What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus.Thanks

What antifungal (cream, solution or powder) the best for athletes foot? And if its ok. I use all of them to kill 100% the fungus.Thanks

I don't think : One is stronger they just work differently. Try one. You should see improvement in about two weeks. The thing is many people need maintenance therapy or the fungus will grow back. Also, the shoe gear need to be lean and may need "medication" or shoe spray as well. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics , then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...Read more

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What preventitive methods can I use to avoid yeast and bacterial v aginosis? I get them easy

What preventitive methods can I use to avoid yeast and bacterial v aginosis? I get them easy

Prevent Infection: The vagina has a specific environment (ph) and if that is altered, infections develop. Do not douche. In fact, do not use any soaps/body washes in or near your vagina. Wear cotton underwear, preferablly not thongs, since one mode of infection is bacteria from the anus traveling to the vagina. Also, for hygeine, wipe front to back after using the toilet. A healthy diet is also crucial. ...Read more

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What are the best things to help with acne control? Should I see a doc?

What are the best things to help with acne control? Should I see a doc?

Yes: It is always best to see a dermatologist for appropriate acne care. The more inflammatory the acne the more lilely scarring will result from not treating the condition. There are many product to use for acne therapy and our patients usually are on more that one product. ...Read more

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What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

Antebacterial: There is no specific brand to use, but i recommend anti-bacterial brand because intertrigo allows for infection to set in in the inflamed areas. Make sure to keep the affected area clean and dry. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...Read more

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If viral infections shouldn't be treated with antibiotics. What can you do? What about essential oils?

Nothing, no: Essential oils have not been proven to work to treat the infection. The treatment is only for the symptoms. Your body will fight off the virus. Some viral infections have specific medications to treat them (e.g. herpes viruses) but that is usually only if you are so sick you end up in the hospital. This is because of the possible side effects. ...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 should I use to clean tub to prevent spread of warts and fungus?

What should I use to clean tub to prevent spread of warts and fungus?

Hard to avoid: It is hard to avoid papilloma virus infection ( warts ), fungual infections, as always tub must be scrubbed, washed with disinfectant after each use and avoiding injrury to prevent bug entering body even from a small abrasion. ...Read more

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What are the precautions I should take to avoid psoriasis?

What are the precautions I should take to avoid psoriasis?

Psoriasis: No way to prevent if this is going to happen. If your body is going to get psoriasis, there is really no way to prevent. Basically, keeping a good diet, exercise, not smoking, drinking or drug use can always help to keep the body healthier. A safe weight too. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Gentle cleaners: Use of soap free, fragrance free cleansers are best. Some companies make body wash oils that are marketed for eczema as well. After bathing liberal use of moisturizer is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get athlete's foot all the time? Like multiple times a year? Assuming you take all the correct preventative measures, is there some way to avoid having to use antifungal creams so often?

Is it normal to get athlete's foot all the time? Like multiple times a year? Assuming you take all the correct preventative measures, is there some way to avoid having to use antifungal creams so often?

Possibly: Athlete's foot is also called Tinea Pedis. It can reoccur quite frequently if the foot is kept moist (sweat). There also may be colonization of your footwear. First, ask your doctor to confirm with scrapings of the rash/lesions that it is Tinea Pedis and not another fungal infection like Candida. Also, treatment may require 1-6 weeks so many times it is inappropriately treated and reoccurs ...Read more

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Fungus around bra line, any natural cures? I'm pregnant and would like to avoid anti-fungals etc... Homeopathic? 

Fungus around bra line, any natural cures? I'm pregnant and would like to avoid anti-fungals etc... Homeopathic? 

Vicks Vapo Rub: The combination of ingredients in vick vapo rub can help with fungal infections, including skin infections as you describe as well as toenail infections. Use it twice a day. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an antifungal.?

Medication: An antifungal is a medication to treat fungal infections (yeast infections). They can be creams, powders, pills, capsules, or injections. ...Read more

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What is the strongest systemic antifungal?

What is the strongest systemic antifungal?

Amphotericin B: Different antifungals are used for different fungal infections. The more potent may cause the worse side-effects. So for antifungals more potent is not necessarily better. Simple antifungals for simple infections, stronger and potentially more dangerous antifungals for life threatening infections. ...Read more

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Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

No: No, it is antiinflammatory drug which could make infection worse. It is used mainly for itching , swelling and redness associated with noninfectious issues. ...Read more

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What do you think about an antifungal diet?

What do you think about an antifungal diet?

Antifungal diet?: There is no documented evidence that the so-called yeast theory carries any validity. Yeasts are an invariable part of our intestinal flora and diets designed to eliminate these are not likely to help anything but the wallets of those selling them. ...Read more

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Will it go away on it's own or do I need antifungal drugs?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to give background information on an issue and then ask a related question. Since you didn't provide any indication about what you are treating, no answer is possible. You are welcome to start over, Your posts are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read more

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Advice on persistent thrash, even after taking antifungal drugs?

Advice on persistent thrash, even after taking antifungal drugs?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection which although quite common, is transient in most cases. Often, we see it not only in the mouth in antibiotic takers, but at the corners of the mouth in patients who have certain jaw structures. Be aware however that it can be this symptom of many other conditions including immune suppression. Be sure to check with your dermatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take antifungal tablets and don't need them?

What would happen if you take antifungal tablets and don't need them?

If one, nothing: If you take one antifungal tablet, and you truly did not need it, nothing will happen. Of course, if you exceed the recommend dosage, that could be harmful. ...Read more

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For those people who are hooked up to an IV antifungal what do they eat?

For those people who are hooked up to an IV antifungal what do they eat?

Nutritious food: There are different kinds of antifungal medications - so in some ways it's hard to answer this question exactly. There shouldn't be any major restrictions or avoidances with the majority of the antifungal medication class. I wonder more if whatever disease you're being treated for would be the limiting process - such as trouble swallowing or malnourishment. A nutritionist may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Is penaten an antifungal?

Is penaten an antifungal?

No: Penaten is a barrier cream- main ingredient zinc oxide. Other ingredients include witch hazel, vit e, lanolin....And others. It is not antifungal. It looks good though. ...Read more

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Can cortizone10 be used as an antifungal cream?

Can cortizone10 be used as an antifungal cream?

Steroid cream: No, cortisone 10 is a low potency over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream. It has no anti fungal properties. It may make some fungal infections initially better because it will decrease some inflammation and itch but shouldn't be used for more than 2 weeks without the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the best antifungal cream for ringworms?

What is the best antifungal cream for ringworms?

Ask pharmacist: I am not aware of what is available in your area. Best to ask pharmacist and get answer of what is available. ...Read more

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Are all antifungals by mouth or IV an antibiotic?

Are all antifungals by mouth or IV an antibiotic?

IVLOral antibiotics: Antibiotics and Antifungals both come in IV or Oral forms. The choice or Oral vs. IV will depend on which specific bacteria or fungus is being treated . ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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