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What's The Best Product For Digestion Regularity Or Natural Remedy
Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: Forget 'natural'. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. It's a grave personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you have scars, you're probably a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more
If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?
See a doctor.: Your next step will be to see a family doctor or a dermatologist. There are several prescription medicines available for local application as well as oral medicines that can help you. ...Read more
I think my 1 year old son could benefit from stool softener. Is there a natural remedy or OTC product I can give him? Will prune juice do the trick?
Prune juice / karo: You can try some prune juice or karo syrup. You can give a tablespoon for every 4 oz of milk. Less or more depending on stool frequency. ...Read more
Not proven: For stress induced asthma.You can try deep abdominal breathing, relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback. In the meantime talk to your doctor about pharmacotherapy. Asthma can cause substantial long term damage if not controlled. Don't forget that asthma can and will kill, if given the chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more
Hydranitis supprativ: You may be describing a serious skin condition hydranitis supprativa, which are reoccuring abcesses in the groin and underarms. This condition frequently requires surgery to get under control. Less frequent minor abcesses respond to frequent cleaning with soap and water, and attention to dryness, and episodic incision and drainage of individual abcesses. ...Read more
My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?
Chronic constipation: Needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain x-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for panic disorder and usually consists of 6 to 12 sessions with a psychologist. Mindfulness therapy and deep breathing/relaxation exercises are helpful for many people but less supported by experimental evidence. Aromatherapy (using a familiar, relaxing scent such as lavender) to calm a developing panic attack is promising and growing in popularity as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/3 of patients recover spontaneously. Ask your nephrologist if features of your case put you in this favorable prognostic category.
Membranous nephropathy can also be associated with other underlying diseases. Treatment of the other disease can resolve the kidney issue. ...Read more
A few types...: The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Socks should be a synthetic material (i know i'll take heat for this) like those manufactured by thorlo [http://www. Thorlo. Com/]. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent in your home overnight. ...Read more
Meds: Bipolar disorder is a complex disease best managed with a close relationship with a dr. Comfortable with treating this illness. I do not know of any "natural" treatments that are effective in the treatment of this disorder. That said, how about treatment with a natural substance like a"salt", like lithium, which I use most often in treating bipolar disorder, along with other meds? ...Read more
Travel: The best natural treatment for xenophobia is to travel to different places. There will be an appreciation of other cultures, customs, languages, etc. We should be thankful to live in the U.S. For many reasons including our freedom and democracy, but there are always new things to learn about other people that can help raise our tolerance and understanding of others. ...Read more
Varies: Surgery with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is the best treatment for nph. However, for patients who cannot tolerate surgery, or are very early on in their symptomatology, one could consider physical, occupational and speech (cognitive) therapy. These modalities can teach the patient how to compensate for the symptoms of nph. For example, gait training or balance training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer