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Can I take zinc to treat leishmaniasis?

Can I take zinc to treat leishmaniasis?

Yes: But i highly doubt it will do anything. It's not been shown to be effective or approved for leishmaniasis treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


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Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus ?

Can oil of bismuth be used to treat lichen planus ?

Questionable: Articles from 1930's mention using injections of bismuth salicylate in oil as adjunctive treatment for difficult cases of lichen planus, but other articles suggest this drug can cause the condition, which the authors term an auto-immune disease. A homeopathic doctor claims to have success in treating lichen planus but doesn't reveal his formula. Better to see traditional dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

Is oil of oregeno used to treat sinus infection?

No.: Not in traditional medicine. I have read on the internet it is a miracle cure which protects agains a variety of ailments including diabetes, and cancer. Hooey. ...Read more

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Why is griseofulvin used to treat topical dermatophytic infections of the hair?

Why is griseofulvin used to treat topical dermatophytic infections of the hair?

Griseofulvin: Griseofulvin is an oral antifungal medication. By taking an oral medication, a fungal infection can be controlled from the inside of the body to the outside, by preventing the fungus from growing into the skin or into the hair follicles. Often this will be combined with a topical antifungal as well. ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more

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How to treat viral hepatitis b?

How to treat viral hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: If this is new most infections clear on their own. However, if you have the chronic active form there are several medications that can keep the infection at bay and give your liver a chance to recover. If i knew where you lived i could perhaps help you there.... But find one who knows how to aggressively work with you to suppress this virus. ...Read more

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Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: There are currently 6 available antiviral medications for hepatitis b. Viread is the most common and Baraclude (entecavir) is also a first line therapy. Most of these medications only need to be taken once per day and have minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How does sodium stibogluconate treat kala azar?

How does sodium stibogluconate treat kala azar?

Visceral leishmanias: Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) can be treated with pentavalent antimonials such as sodium stibogluconate. ...Read more

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Cure for hepatit b?

Possibly.: There are several fairly successful treatments: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3415874/. ...Read more

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Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Is minocin (minocycline) used to treat Lyme disease?

Yes: Doxycycline is the most commonly used drug for acute lyme disease but Minocycline (minocin), its close cousin, is also very effective. If someone has been recently bitten by a tick a good course of either will generally result in cure. If lyme has been present for weeks or months treatment becomes more challenging & complex. See www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf for details. ...Read more

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Is niacinamide (vitamin b3) good for treating yeast infections?

Is niacinamide (vitamin b3) good for treating yeast infections?

No: The only supplement that might help with yeast infections is the use of probiotics ...Read more

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Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Can zinc oxide be used to treat itch?

Jock itch: Head down to your local drug store and pick up a jock itch treatment. When choosing a treatment be sure to select one with plenty of zinc oxide as the active ingredient. Many people opt for gold bond powder which contains zinc oxide and also helps absorb moisture. Diaper rash creams have also been used with positive results. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin ointment used to treat yeast infections in toddlers?

Is mupirocin ointment used to treat yeast infections in toddlers?

No.: Mupirocin is an anti-bacterial ointment. It does not kill yeast. Nystatin is a common treatment for topical yeast infections. ...Read more

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Cure for hepatitis b?

Cure for hepatitis b?

No: There's no cure, but there is effective suppressive therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more