Homeopathic Medication

Stomach flu symptoms include any digestive symptoms, but most commonly are nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Rather like food poisoning, but instead of bacteria being the (medical view) cause, it's a virus.

Homeopaths don't look upon bacteria and virus' in the same way.

Homeopaths use symptoms, like no other modality, to find the most appropriate homeopathic medicine for you. The closer the medicine is to your unique symptoms, the better the match and so the better the outcome.

Stomach flu symptoms can vary widely. And each combination will probably need a different homeopathic medicine. For example, if you experience some of the following symptoms:
a burning pain in your stomach vomiting may have diarrhoea at the same time feel utterly exhausted can only manage to take small sips of water, even though you're thirsty your head feels hot, but your body is cold
the chances are that the homeopathic medicine Arsenicum album, available in home prescribing kits as well as at local health shops, is likely to pull you out of the flu completely.

But if you experience some of the following symptoms:
your stomach pain is worse for the smallest movement you feel nauseous when rising up your stomach is sensitive to touch a severe headache is mostly located over your left eye a huge thirst for large amounts infrequently you feel faint or dizzy when rising up
then the homeopathic medicine Bryonia is likely to resolve your particular type of flu.

There are many more homeopathic medicines for stomach flu, for flu and for every other imaginable disease you might have. This is because homeopaths don't look at the disease label. Homeopaths need your unique symptoms to work out an effective medicine for you.

Get it wrong and nothing happens. It's not as if the wrong kidney is removed. Or that you had serious side effects to a drug you were allergic to.

Just nothing happens. It doesn't engraft on you. It simply slips over the top.

How safe is that?

At best, you recover so quickly and easily, it's hard to imagine you really were that sick. At worst, nothing happens.

Which is an opportunity to find the really appropriate medicine.

Purchase yourself a home prescribing homeopathic kit or a winter ailment homeopathic kit and you'll be prepared for almost any type of stomach flu symptoms you or your family is likely to experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What effect does a blood recipient have when the donor is on strong homeopathic medications?
    When a person on very high potency homeopathic medications donates blood, does the recipient also have the effects of the homeopathic medication?
    @"Thenoseknows". Thanks for the input. I have read and been taught that in Classic homeopathy even body fluids like sweat when in contact with other persons is likely to trigger a response as these are in very high potency. That's the basis for my question. Please do elaborate or suggest a reference.

    • ANSWER:
      No. The remedy only affects the patient who's taking it. Since Homeopathic remedies are not strictly "chemical" medicines there's no spillover effect. The remedy triggers your body to heal itself based on its current state and condition. Interesting thought you had, though.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me any general information about Homeopathic medication?
    I have read up about Homeopathic medication, and would like to know more about if it works, and how do you use it with your personality, and what kinds of medication would work with your personality?
    i wanted to know about the research not your opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      You'll find everything you need to know about homeopathy here:

      http://skeptoid.com/audio/skeptoid-4113.mp3

      It contains an honest rundown of its invention, history, and the studies about its efficacy.

      Homeopathy enthusiasts aren't particularly happy about the truth regarding their little delusion being spoken out about, so....it does encounter flood-jacking from time to time...but luckily I've had to dole out this "reality check prescription" so many times that I have the most relevent bit memorized:

      "
      "Homeopathy shares one very important component with most other alternative medicine systems. It was developed a long time ago, by one man, during a time when almost nothing useful or true was known about medicine, and it is rigidly required to stay frozen in time with the same original ancient worldview. Homeopathy, like other alternative medicine systems, does not, cannot, must not grow, evolve, or improve as we learn more about the human body. If it did adapt to new knowledge, it would cease to be homeopathy and would be something different.

      This ability to include and adapt to new knowledge is the central strength of modern medicine. When we learn new things about the body, when we find a better way to treat a condition, we adapt. We publish the results and we train doctors on the new techniques. Every day, the knowledge base that modern medicine is built upon grows.

      The upside of homeopathy is that it's not going to hurt anyone, since it lacks any measurable active ingredients. And when treating conditions that are not life threatening, like headaches or fatigue, there's no harm done. There is massive harm done when practitioners or store owners recommend homeopathy as a replacement for real medical treatment when a serious illness exists. Be vigilant, and protect the health of your family, your friends, and yourself."
      "
      Be skeptical.”

  3. QUESTION:
    Can any one tell me about homeopathic medication?
    Im doing health and social at sixth form and im having trouble about homeopathic medication. I can't seem to find anything in detail. Can anyone also tell how homeopathic medication helps with Alzheimer's disease? thanks
    yes my report is all to do with what homeopathic medication can do for alzheimer's. im surprised my teachers aren't very educated on it.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic medicine is more of a preventative type of treatment for an illness. The AMA does not recognized chelation therapy, but is done in many other counties.

      Do you know the difference between being smart and a genius? Doctors, lawyers, dentists, and plumbers are smart because they fix problems. A genius on the other hand prevents problems. That is the difference between conventional and homeopathic medicine.

      Please consult with a homeopathic doctor on Alzheimer's disease because I'm not sure if they can treat it.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you have to believe in homeopathy for it to work?
    I'm taking homeopathic medication from my hippie parents, but I don't really have faith in the results. Western medication is much more effective is it not?

    • ANSWER:
      No, Western Medicine is not more effective, just people have much more faith in its religion so perceive it as being effective and often don't even try better alternatives. Yes, faith does have something to do with EVERY kind of medicine and your health, but not that big a role.

      Homeopathy has been practiced for just as long on animals as it has on humans, and the animals respond. Do you think they are having a faith reaction? They haven't got a clue what you are doing to them. :-)

      But, like all treatments, diagnosis and remedy must match in order for it to work. Check into the remedy your parents want to give you and see if if matches your symptoms. They can be close, but not quite many times. We've used homeopathy for bed wetting, adrenal function, muscle aches, and vaccine alternative very successfully. It really does make a difference.

  5. QUESTION:
    Rules about OTC medication of the plane?
    In a week I'm going on a plane trip. I don't want to check my luggage, so I was wondering about OTC meds I the plane. I need Advil, vitamins, and one homeopathic medication. The homeopathic medication is nonprescription but my doctor recommended it because of an illness I had several months ago. It's in the form of pills. I was thinking I would put Advil and vitamins in a little ziplock bag and keep the homeopathic medication in the bottle. Is it okay to bring this through carry on?

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that everything you describe is in pill form. Just leave inside your carry-on bag when submitting it through x-ray.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is homeopathy a very effective way of treating illnesses?
    How effective is it comparing it to non-homeopathic medications.Does homeopathy medications have side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      The answer to this depends on who you ask. In general, homeopathic remedies are targeted at other things than the illness itself, more towards healing the body as a whole, including the spirit. This is a fancy way of saying that if your mind wants you to be healthy, you are much more likely to get healthy -- the human body has amazing powers of regeneration and recovery, but most people ruin these through self-abusive behaviors.

  7. QUESTION:
    My rats are biting each other- often abscess infection?
    Hello, i have two male rats (brothers), that are now 9 Months old. They have a huge cage, and i let them out for hour per day, but sometimes less. Schiller is more dominant and Goethe is not and more social. Goethe get beaten and bitten most often from Schiller. Now, since i got them they have problems with abscesses under the neck. In the first one month both of them, then we had homeopathic medications. After 2 months Goethe had again - this time was the lymph. Then after a month Schiller got again swollen neck, and now we are threatening him still, but the abscess already opened like usually and now is healing. Today i noticed Goethe has something under his mouth, close to his neck. Again swallowing. I am just wondering, if this is because they bite and infect each other? Also, i found few days ago a small wound on the back of Goethe, with dry blood. Possibly from Schiller... I dont know what to do, and why they get so often abscesses. Is it, because now in winter its warm in my room, and when i open the windows for 10 min. they catch cold? Any advice will be very appreciated! Thank you!
    PS: I have to say also, that they are living pretty well together, they are grooming each other, and all the time sleeping together, cuddle.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain how homeopathy "medication" works?
    I have looked up information online about how homeopathy "medication" works, but I just do not understand it at all. Can you explain it in a simple way? As an example, I have a homeopathic cough and cold medication for my child and it seems to work well, but the "ingredients" and numbers next to them do not make sense to me. Why is homeopathic medication not recognized by the medical community?

    • ANSWER:
      The "microdoses" in Homeopathic remedies stimulate your body to heal itself -- unlike major material doses of pharmaceutical drugs which merely suppress symptoms and don't actually cure anything.
      The best website for accurate info. on Homeopathy is extraordinarymedicine.org
      Homeopathy is the major competition to drug based medicine. Sure it's recognized -- as a major threat to the obscene profits of drug companies! To that end they hire "social networking" trolls and shills (whole bunch who've already posted here) to post defamatory comments. Some of them try to pose as "doctors" or "medical students" or "pharmacists".
      Many conventional MD's also practise Homeopathy, and in India, Homeopathy and conventional medicine are taught at the medical schools.
      There are some excellent beginner books on Homeopathy by Miranda Castro, Asa Herschoff and Dana Ullman.
      Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine with over 25,000 volumes of cured clinical cases written up. It's used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is the second most utilized medical system (just behind drugs). Over 200 modern medical trials show how successful it is. And the growth rate is over 20 per cent a year.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what I can do about chronic colds?
    For the past year, I've been sick at least once a month. Usually, it's my throat that's the problem, but not always. I do work with many sick people, but I'm nuts about washing my hands. I take the zicam and all the other homeopathic medications, I load up on herbs and vitamins, but nothing helps. I really can't take this anymore. Nobody else in my house gets this sick. Can someone please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever tried coconut oil? I will post a link featuring pages upon pages regarding the power of coconut oil. If you use it please let me know how it has helped you. I have not had a cold since using coconut oil nor did I worry about getting a flu shot this year.

  10. QUESTION:
    What suddenly causes a person to stop digesting proteins in animal products, fish, butter, cheese and milk?
    Would a problem with a flu cause this or perhaps taking homeopathic medications such as sepia?

    • ANSWER:
      1] some infections COULD cause it.
      2] some medications will also affect digestive system.
      3] certain diseases will cause it too
      If you have been having problems more than a few days; see your doctor

  11. QUESTION:
    Do dairy products affect homeopathic medications?
    More specifically, do dairy products including milk and cheese (I know that eggs shouldn't have adverse effects) negatively affect gastrointestinal homeopathic medications?

    • ANSWER:
      No, but the homopathic stuff *will* dilute your dairy products.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it normal or not to have a fish smell "down under"?
    I have never been told I have this issue until meeting my b/f one year ago. Since then, I have gone to the doctor to see if I have bacterial vaginosis? I did not. In addition, I have treated it as a yeast infection, taken homeopathic medication, and have kept clean. Nothing is helping. I am monogamous with my b/f. I have another doctor's appt next week to try to figure this out; and advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Every women get that. Drink pure cranberry juice will help...

  13. QUESTION:
    My question is that,I have sex dysfunction, weak erection and less and watery semen.?
    I have sex dysfunction,weak erection and very less amount of semen. I can have sex once in a week and after the sex I feel very fatigue and weak. I am looking for some Homeopathic medication for treatment of that. I heard that homeopathic medication can treat it in ten days.

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, I don't know much that I can tell you, other than go to a sexologist or possibly a urologist. But I can tell you that homeopathy is junk, absolute nonsense. At the end of it all you'll still have the same limp dik in your right hand, but a lot less money in your left.

  14. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?

    A) strong clinical research supports their role in modern medicine.
    B) the placebo effect helps these treatments appear to be effective.
    C) they do not produce any side effects or drug interactions.
    D) all of the above.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      "B" would be the most correct answer in this case, though it isn't fair to categorize all natural remedies as ineffective.

      "A" is not true. There is no evidence that Homeopathic remedies have any efficacy whatsoever. The theory behind Homeopathy (and I'm using their own definition) is that you work on the principle of opposites, i.e. if someone has a fever, you give him or her a medicine that would induce a fever, but in tiny amounts. However, the doses involved in Homeopathy are EXTREMELY minute. It involves starting with a tiny dose of a known medication (plant extracts or other chemical substances) then repeated dilutions with distilled water until it is diluted BILLIONS to one, i.e. there may be only a few molecules (if any) of the original substance in the liquid. This is essentially distilled water without anything else. The theory is again that the medication "imprints" the water with it's essence, which is highly implausible from any scientific standpoint. It is not particularly fair to say that all natural remedies are in this same category. Some natural remedies have definite pharmacological properties, in fact many current medications were derived from "natural" sources such as quinine (from a tree bark).

      "C" is also not true, some natural remedies may be effective BECAUSE they contain substance which have a pharmacological basis AND they may react with other drugs with adverse events.

      "D" is false because "A" & "C" are false.

  15. QUESTION:
    How long do homeopathic remedies last/keep for?
    I have some homeopathic remedies from over 2 years ago that I used when in labour. I'm due again and want to use them again. There is no 'use by' date on the bottle but lots of pills are left. Are these still usable or should I buy new ones? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If they are homeopathic dilutions, they keep just as long as water normally keeps.

      Homeopathy has become a marketing term, and the companies that use it make millions of dollars selling mostly placebos and fakery to people who really want to believe. They WANT you to think "oh, I've heard about homeopathy for years, so it must work."

      What is homeopathy?
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      Classical homeopathy originated in the 19th century with Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) as an alternative to the standard medical practices of the day, such as phlebotomy or bloodletting. Hahnemann's theories were based on metaphysical energies rather than on biology, anatomy, chemistry, etc.

      Classical homeopathy is generally defined as a system of medical treatment based on the use of infinitesimal amounts of substances that in larger doses produce effects similar to those of the disease being treated. For example, the homeopathic remedy for sleeplessness is a highly diluted dose of caffeine. Hahnemann believed that very small doses of a substance could have very powerful reverse healing effects because their potency could be affected by vigorous and methodical shaking (succussion).

      So in other words, if you put a tiny amount of some ingredient in water, then shake it, then dilute it, then shake it more, then dilute it more, eventually you'll have an effective medicine.

      Homeopathic dilutions
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      Homeopathic dilutions are indicated by letters like X or C. "X" means dilute 10 to 1. So a dilution of 6X means do a 1 in 10 dilution six times. Or, in other words, 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000 parts water (six zeros). "C" means dilute 100 times. So a 6C dilution means 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. You can find many homeopathic remedies available with 30C dilutions - you do the math. And the totally ridiculous bit of advertising - the bigger the dilution, the "stronger" the medication.

      They're selling you WATER. Or, they're selling you a sugar pill on which water has been sprinkled!!!

      For example, one gram of the very popular homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum contains 1 gram of sugar and 1/10^400 (1 over 10 followed by 400 zeros) of diseased duck liver. Now, physics will tell you that there is not a single molecule of duck liver in your sugar pill. It's just a sugar pill.

      Hahnemann came up with his ideas before we knew what molecules were. So when molecular theory came along and proved that many homeopathic remedies didn't have even a single molecule of the original substance, homeopathy proponents like Jacques Benveniste tried to prove that water "remembered" the original ingredient. (1) They never explained how the water "remembered" the homeopathic ingredient but didn't "remember" the copper pipes, glass jars, or contents of the lake it came from. (2) Benveniste was completely discredited when it turned out his lab technicians were altering data so that their boss would have positive results.
      http://br.geocities.com/criticandokardec/benveniste02.pdf

      Do Homeopathic Remedies work?
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      Because it has marketing appeal, "Homeopathic" is used as a label on many things, including soothing creams and herbal remedies that are NOT classic homeopathic dilutions. An herbal remedy may work just fine, but it is just like any drug, and should come with all the same testing and warnings as any drug. However, the classic homeopathic dilution liquids and pills do NOT work better than water or sugar pills.

      1) Large scale, well-designed studies of homeopathic dilutions find they work no better than placebo. (But don't underestimate the power of a well-delivered placebo to cure somebody's complaint. Just don't use it for cancer or malaria or AIDS, etc.)

      2) Many of the people who point to studies and say "See! This study says it works" are pointing to the same set of studies by Reilly published in Lancet in the early 90s. Nobody has been able to independently repeat Dr. Reilly's results.

      3) There is a million dollar prize available from JREF for anyone who can show, under reasonable scientific controls, that homeopathic dilutions work better than placebo. The prize has been available for over a decade, and nobody has claimed it. Here is an example of a failed attempt: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s827502.htm

      4) No homeopathic practitioner (or anyone else) can tell the difference between a vial of homeopathic dilution and plain water.

      5) James Randi regularly demonstrates homeopathic remedies do nothing by taking an entire box of a homeopathic sedative.

      In short, homeopathic pills/dilutions don't work any better than sugar pills.

      Why does the FDA allow ineffective "medicines" to be sold?
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      Because of their long use in the United States, the U.S. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician's prescription. Today, although conventional prescription drugs and new OTC drugs must undergo thorough testing and review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold, this requirement does not apply to homeopathic remedies. In other words, the FDA gave anything with the words "homeopathic" an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate that they're effective.

      Most people know that the herbal remedy St. Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, unlike herbal remedies, there are no "drug interaction" warnings for homeopathic remedies. Why? Because they don't do anything.

      Conclusion:
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      If you can be cured by placebo, then by all means, continue supporting the imaginative people who dream up all the different homeopathic remedies. But you should look at the price on the box and ask yourself: Is this a lot to pay for sugar pills and water?

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the best affordable medications for hypertension? How does one pay for meds to save their life?
    Does the government help people in their 50's afford medication for hereditary conditions or are we left to fend for ourselves until we are 65?

    • ANSWER:
      First, only your Doctor should prescribe a medicine for hypertension....

      I have been on Atenolol for over 5 yrs, and it has worked fabulously. It is relatively cheap ( Under per mo. )

      LIFESTYLE changes, reducing stress, moderate aerobic exercise ALL contribute to reducing BP normally...

      Do a Google Search for Homeopathic HYpertension Treatments

  17. QUESTION:
    What do they put in homeopathic medicine?
    I know they put the same thing that's causing the ailment into the medication. But what exactly IS IT?

    Let's say it's a remedie for hypothyroidism. What did they put in it?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no short answer to this question.......it would take a lot of explanation. Best go to: abchomeopathy.com where there is a detailed description of how they are made and how they are subscribed. Bottom line, homeopathy treats the whole person, not just the condition. and......they are not made of water.
      I've used subscribed homeopathic remedies with great success.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some effective high blood pressure medications?
    I have untreated high blood pressure (usually around 144/99). I am taking my blood pressure each day to monitor the situation and establish what level I am at. I know I need to go on medication, but I want a medication that will have few side effects. I am particularly concerned about sexual side effects and I would still like to be able to have a couple drinks now and again.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

      P.S
      Dr.Schumaker would you please give us the details of the side effects of the medicines you have suggested, for us users information. It would be much appreciated by myself and I am sure by other users too. And are they non-addictive.
      Thank you very much !
      Take Care and God Bless !

  19. QUESTION:
    What medications can be taken for no sex drive? Do erectile dysfunction meds work?
    Do the erectile dysfunction medications also increase sex drive? What could be the reason for no sex drive? What can my dr give me to help?

    I suffer from Depression, Anxiety and Diabetes.

    Any insight would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Medications such as Viagra and Sildenafil increase blood flow to the penis which enhances sexual performance.

      Although these drugs can help to treat the problem, they have some adverse side effects which include headache, upset stomach, flushing and vision problems and even cardiovascular problems.

      More serious conditions such as low blood pressure and heart attacks may occur as a result of these side effects

      Natural Alternative Herbal Remedies

      There are also a number of natural and holistic treatments such as nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and acupuncture that are highly effective in treating impotence. A variety of herbs have been identified as having strong aphrodisiac properties along with the ability to improve sexual functioning and overall systemic health.

      Herbs such as Epimedium grandiflorum, also known as Horny Goats Weed are natural sexual stimulators that encourage performance and testosterone production. Tribulus terristis contains aphrodisiac properties and also promotes muscle strength and prowess. One of the most well known herbs, Eleutherococcus senticosis which is also known as Siberian ginseng, promotes male or 'yang' energy, aids circulation, supports natural vitality and also acts as an overall systemic supporter.

      Then there are calming herbs like lavender, lemon balm & passionflower, than can support the health of the nervous system and help maintain balanced emotions during everyday pressure, stress and common nervous tension.

      Together, these herbal + homeopathic remedies (dual-modality approach):

      - Support systemic balance in the male reproductive system responsible for maintaining blood flow to the penis
      - Increase erect penis size & ultimately the size itself
      - Maintain healthy circulation responsible for supporting healthy, strong erections
      - Support healthy, pleasurable routine ejaculation
      - Maintain healthy sexual arousal, drive and desire
      - Maintain healthy levels of sexual energy and routine stamina
      - Support the male reproductive and hormonal systems
      - Support the health of the nervous system
      - Help maintain balanced emotions during everyday pressure, stress and common nervous tension
      - Support healthy feelings of well-being
      - Soothe the nerves and maintain a positive outlook

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/e/erectiledysfunction.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the most effective techniques and/or medications for reducing anxiety?
    I'm a grad student with a few more semesters to get through, but the stress is causing me all sorts of health and social problems. I bought one of those massage chairs, goofy as they seem - which has helped a littled. Any other ideas?

    I'd really like to find a medication or supplement I could take when I start to feel really stressed/panicky. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor gives me Atenolol for stress and anxiety. If you are looking for something strange and different, you could check into flower essences. They have done more for my anxiety and stress than anything else I've tried. Natural Care makes a homeopathic tablet called Anxiety Relief which I have also found helpful. You can get them from www.vitacost.com. Other things I have found helpful include singing (usually hymns), listening to relaxing music, reading my Bible or inspirational poetry, exercising, keeping myself busy during anxious moments, and taking breaks to be alone or do something fun.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides medication?
    I have a moderate case of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and have been on pretty strong medications for it since I was 2 years old. I currently have a 3 1/2 month old and am breast feeding so I can not take any medication. I am in a lot of pain but do not want to sacrifice the breast feeding so I am looking for another option. Example: a special diet or anything???

    • ANSWER:
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (Still's Disease)

      Chronic, inflammatory, systemic disease which may cause joint or connective tissue damage & visceral lesions throughout the body characterized by fever, rash, hepato-spleenomegaly & arthritis in children.

      It is a persistent inflammatory arthritis (> 6 weeks) that begins before age 16 for which no specific cause can be found.

      Homeopathic Treatment for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.

      Please visit the following web-site and choose the medicines that are relevant to your symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are perfectly safe even while you are breast-feeding.

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/juvenile-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any medication to prevent allergies?
    I am allergic to wheat. Is there any medication that can help fight the allergies so I can be able to have wheat products again? Vitamins, medications?

    I break out in hives, but i want to be able to eat these products again.

    • ANSWER:
      The following medicines will help towards cure:
      1. Thuja 30 three times a day for three days.
      2. Natrum Mur 30 three times a day for three days.
      3. Psorinum 1M one dose in fifteen days.
      4. Pulsatilla 30 three times a day for for three days.
      5. Repeat Natrum Mur and Pulsatilla at lesser frequencies alternating with Psorinum 1M in 15 days until recovery. Medicines should be taken in consultation with Homeopathic doctor.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of homeopathic ways to treat severe food allergies?
    I have really severe food allergies mostly to tree nuts. I have a lot of medications I take to try and reduce my symptoms(i have hayfever year round as well) but nothing seems to be working for me. My best shot is to try some natural medicines. I'm also on inhalers for asthma. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Long ... But worth the reading.

      I am a nurse with over 25 years experience in this area and I have seen a lot of people with various illnesses caused from chemicals and fragranced products as well as VOC’s in their homes, schools and workplace. This problem is growing as more and more chemicals are being introduced into the market and used on a daily basis.

      We are now seeing more and more children and adults with Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Eczema, sinus / respiratory illnesses and Hormone related disorders. I can not emphasize how important it is to educate yourself about MCS (do a websearch for MCS) and the harm you may be doing to your health by using chemicals and fragranced products.

      If you or a loved one suffers from Asthma, Allergies, Autism, chronic headaches, reproductive problems, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus or Fibromyalgia, you need to read further and learn about the signs and symptoms of MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

      Most doctors will not inform you about this because patients as a whole like to walk out of a doctors office with a prescription for some magical medicine and they do not want to be told that their expensive new perfume or newly installed carpet may be the culprit. So, the doctor will give you medications and many of these meds either do not work or cause other health problems.

      Chemicals and fragranced products are often the root of all evil when it comes to your health. Many of the below mentioned items are common triggers to sinus, asthma, itching, headaches, Migraines and allergy problems amongst other health issues. Get rid of them and your lungs will thank you and you will breathe easier.

      And, it is not only personal body or cleaning products causing havoc on your health….many people become ill after wearing brand new clothing, dry-cleaned clothes, installing new carpet, painting, buying a new mattress or after home renovations because of the Flame Retardants, Benzenes, Formaldehydes, etc. used in these products. So the answer is NO, you are not imagining that 2 weeks after your home, office or classroom got renovated you started to become ill, get dizzy or have headaches. This is happening more and more these days and adults as well as children are becoming sicker and sicker.

      Unfortunately, too many doctors compound the problem by prescribing chemical medications to try to alleviate the symptoms of an already chemical overloaded body and they rarely tell the patient to eliminate the chemical offenders. How many times have I seen people in the grocery store with Bounce, Glade Plug-Ins and Febreeze in their shopping cart along with a bottle of Benadryl , Migraine Excedrin and a box of Allergy Tablets ? Why don’t they make the connection?

      Here is a Brain Spect Scan Before and after a whiff of perfume: http://www.ourlittleplace.com/spect.html

      Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Then ... well... then it has to be filtered by your organs which are already working real hard.

      BIG NO-NO’s
      No Bounce or dryer sheets - these are VERY toxic
      No Febreeze - your pets will even thank you for this
      No Glade Plug-ins - VERY toxic
      No scented candles
      No Fragranced Products on Body, Hair or Clothing
      No Smoke
      No Dander
      No Sprays

      And remember, it is NOT the smell it is the Chemicals that make up the smell. So, even if something is "Fragrance Free" these products often mask the smell with another chemical ! There are plenty of safe healthy products out there that work well and do not have added chemical fragrances. Look on MCS sites if you need help finding them.

      More and more workplaces & schools are creating “Fragrance Free Zones”… why do you think this is? Make the connection, your lungs and your health will thank you

  24. QUESTION:
    What topical medication ( ointment or cream) is good for chronic and stubborn eczema on the hand?
    I work in the hospital as a nurse. I now use the powder-free gloves. For years,I had a chronic case of eczema to my right hand on only 2 particular spots. It itches and flakes up like crazy. I have seen the dermatologist and was given an ointment but the eczema is stubborn for years. Is there any homeopathic herbal or pharmaceutical topical medications recommended? Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hylobatizol, not sure of the spelling, it eradicated my eczema.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of a sinus infection without medication?
    I don't have health insurance, and the sinus pressure is killing me. any suggestions on natural/homeopathic/or over the counter remedies that actually WORK?

    • ANSWER:
      Without medication will be tough if it is truly an infection, but drinking more clear fluids and a humidifier may help. If you go with over the counter type medicine, try sudafed, afrin, and a pain reliever. It may require an antibiotic though :(

  26. QUESTION:
    What's a good replacement for Bromfed allergy medication?
    The allergy medication I've been taking for years has been discontinued. What would work similarly? I need a strong antihistamine to avoid hives & congestion.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Certain herbal and homeopathic remedies have been found to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of allergies. These remedies are not only much safer to use than the traditional antihistamine drugs but also gentler for the body. Herbs such as Urtica urens and Plantago lanceolata (also known as plantain) contain effective anti-inflammatory and astringent properties and have a long history of treating inflammation, allergies and respiratory complaints.

      Quercitin is a highly effective herb that contains antioxidants and helps to boost the immune system and improve circulation while Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright) maintains eye health and good vision. In addition, homeopathic ingredients such as Allium cepa and Ars. Iod helps to control allergy symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing chest, inflammation in the eyes and irritability.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/a/allergies.htm

  27. QUESTION:
    where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa?
    where can a homeopathic doctor legally practice homeopathy in usa? how to get a license to practice homeopathy in usa?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on two factors. What education and license that person has, and the state laws in regards to such education and license. Several states require a MD or DO degree to practice homeopathy since it's still considered a medication. And 3 states require to take the state license exam for homeopathy to show that you have the degree and the necessary accredited hours that you are educated in homeopathy. Otherwise, it's unregulated and any health professional may use homeopathy, ranging from naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses, or physician's assistants.

      Double check with the state laws before you practice there.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a great website to lookup indications of western medication?
    Like a site where you can input the drug name and it tells you about the indication, side effects, treatments, ect.

    If you can provide one for homeopathic remedies or vitamins, that would be great. Thank you, and God Bless You!

    • ANSWER:
      If its a drug regulated by the FDA, just go there
      www.fda.gov

      Homeopaths are not considered therapeutics since they are not backed by peer-reviewed science, so the are considered supplements. The FDA does not support supplements so your pretty much on your own on that front. Homeopaths and holistics are a good way to develop new and interesting medical pathologies. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if yeast infection medication initially causes burning?
    I inserted a probiotic medicine to combat yeast and it burned harshly for awhile. Does this mean I don't have a yeast infection or that the medication is working?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there's an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

      Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

      So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

      Oh and BTW - That's why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren't changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

      Oh BTW2 - That's also why many times you'll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

      Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

      Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

      Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

      I always feel if there's a natural way to do something, then it's best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

      There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
      Best of Luck!

      Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

      I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you think taking prescription medication is the easy way out?
    It has been suggested that the solution to simple problems are eased by prescription medication rather than by relaxation, diet, exercise and counselling. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is the easy way out... but in a lot of situations it's the only way out. With instances of such things as high blood pressure and diabetes, yes taking prescription medication may be the easy way out. But, it is the time of great inventions, why not take advantage of them?

      To me it's kind of ridiculous to think that some people look down on others for their decisions to take prescription meds for their medical situations rather than other more difficult meds. But people have their own agency... and it's okay to choose to take meds.

      Also... in my instance... i have had migraine headaches that come around multiple times per day. My doctors have yet to find a cure after 3 years... i have tried the homeopathic route... everything from herbs to exercise. None of it worked, so I admit to taking multiple prescription medications trying to find a cure. I honestly have no other choice.

      Everyone has a different story, so yes it is the easy way out in some instances... and it isn't in others. =)

  31. QUESTION:
    ways to stop seizures other than a higher dose of medication?
    My son had his first seizure a few months ago so they put him on a medication called Lamictal. Just a few day ago he had another seizure so we took him to see a neurologist and they are wanting to give him twice the amount he was taking before. I just don't like the idea of them giving him more medication. Is there any other ways to help prevent seizures, such as a certain diet, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      A diet rich in fats but low in carbohydrate - sugars and starches, is most suitable for most of the epilepsy patients, especially children. This is called ketogenic diet as it produces ketosis, in which blood levels of chemicals called ketones increases. This is said to decrease the number and intensity of seizures drastically.

      As lack of vitamin B6 and D is supposed to sometimes prompt epileptic attacks, their intake becomes imperative in such cases. Vitamin B6 is easily supplied by pulses, meat, bananas, fish, beans and whole grains. Oily fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon) along with some dairy products like cheese and milk fortified with vitamin D should provide you with enough vitamin D. Vitamin B6 has actually being used to treat infants and small children who have seizures related to a genetic enzyme defect.

      A more gentle treatment option for the prevention of seizures is the use of herbal and homeopathic remedies. Some of them are highly effective without the unwanted side effects of anti-epileptic drugs. Two well known herbs such as Passiflora (Passionflower) and Scuttelaria laterifolia (Skullcap) have wonderful calmative properties and can help reduce a seizure occurring. In addition, homeopathic ingredients such as Cuprum metallicum (30C) and Cicuta virosa (30C) can help to control seizures as well as relieve symptoms of drowsiness, vomiting and breathing difficulties.

      Hope all this helped

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good medication for managing psoriasis?
    I'm already using a topical prescription medicine (a foam) from my doctor. It helps a little but does nothing to keep new ones from coming out. Maybe someone knows of a homeopathic remedy or a newer type of prescription that I could ask my doctor for.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatments are better alternatives for psoriasis since there are still a lot of things that need to be studied. http://www.skinoriginal.com/psoriasis/32-psoriasisnatural.htm has some great options you can try, and they are easy to find and convenient as well. Good luck to you!

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the best homeopathic remedies/faith healers for cancer therapy?
    my mother in law has decided to go all natural on our advice, can anyone link me to some sites giving cheap homeopathic remedies for cancer. she doesn not trust doctors and big pharm as they take your money unecessarily.
    also any success stories with faith healers in the cali area would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy has become a marketing term, and the companies that use it make millions of dollars selling mostly placebos and fakery to people who really want to believe. They WANT you to think "oh, I've heard about homeopathy for years, so it must work."

      What is homeopathy?
      -------------
      Classical homeopathy originated in the 19th century with Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) as an alternative to the standard medical practices of the day, such as phlebotomy or bloodletting. Hahnemann's theories were based on metaphysical energies rather than on biology, anatomy, chemistry, etc.

      Classical homeopathy is generally defined as a system of medical treatment based on the use of infinitesimal amounts of substances that in larger doses produce effects similar to those of the disease being treated. For example, the homeopathic remedy for sleeplessness is a highly diluted dose of caffeine. Hahnemann believed that very small doses of a substance could have very powerful reverse healing effects because their potency could be affected by vigorous and methodical shaking (succussion).

      So in other words, if you put a tiny amount of some ingredient in water, then shake it, then dilute it, then shake it more, then dilute it more, eventually you'll have an effective medicine.

      Homeopathic dilutions
      ------------
      Homeopathic dilutions are indicated by letters like X or C. "X" means dilute 10 to 1. So a dilution of 6X means do a 1 in 10 dilution six times. Or, in other words, 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000 parts water (six zeros). "C" means dilute 100 times. So a 6C dilution means 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. You can find many homeopathic remedies available with 30C dilutions - you do the math. And the totally ridiculous bit of advertising - the bigger the dilution, the "stronger" the medication.

      They're selling you WATER. Or, they're selling you a sugar pill on which water has been sprinkled!!!

      For example, one gram of the very popular homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum contains 1 gram of sugar and 1/10^400 (1 over 10 followed by 400 zeros) of diseased duck liver. Now, physics will tell you that there is not a single molecule of duck liver in your sugar pill. It's just a sugar pill.

      Hahnemann came up with his ideas before we knew what molecules were. So when molecular theory came along and proved that many homeopathic remedies didn't have even a single molecule of the original substance, homeopathy proponents like Jacques Benveniste tried to prove that water "remembered" the original ingredient. (1) They never explained how the water "remembered" the homeopathic ingredient but didn't "remember" the copper pipes, glass jars, or contents of the lake it came from. (2) Benveniste was completely discredited when it turned out his lab technicians were altering data so that their boss would have positive results.
      http://br.geocities.com/criticandokardec/benveniste02.pdf

      Do Homeopathic Remedies work?
      --------------
      Because it has marketing appeal, "Homeopathic" is used as a label on many things, including soothing creams and herbal remedies that are NOT classic homeopathic dilutions. An herbal remedy or some moisturizing cream may work just fine. However, the classic homeopathic dilution liquids and pills do NOT work better than water or sugar pills.

      1) Large scale, well-designed studies of homeopathic dilutions find they work no better than placebo. (But don't underestimate the power of a well-delivered placebo to cure somebody's complaint. Just don't use it for cancer or malaria or AIDS, etc.)

      2) Many of the people who point to studies and say "See! This study says it works" are pointing to the same set of studies by Reilly published in Lancet in the early 90s. Nobody has been able to independently repeat Dr. Reilly's results.

      3) There is a million dollar prize available from JREF for anyone who can show, under reasonable scientific controls, that homeopathic dilutions work better than placebo. The prize has been available for over a decade, and nobody has claimed it. Here is an example of a failed attempt: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s827502.htm

      4) No homeopathic practitioner (or anyone else) can tell the difference between a vial of homeopathic dilution and plain water.

      5) James Randi regularly demonstrates homeopathic remedies do nothing by taking an entire box of a homeopathic sedative.

      In short, homeopathic pills/dilutions don't work any better than sugar pills.

      Why does the FDA allow ineffective "medicines" to be sold?
      ---------------
      Because of their long use in the United States, the U.S. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician's prescription. Today, although conventional prescription drugs and new OTC drugs must undergo thorough testing and review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold, this requirement does not apply to homeopathic remedies. In other words, the FDA gave anything with the words "homeopathic" an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate that they're effective.

      Most people know that the herbal remedy St. Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, unlike herbal remedies, there are no "drug interaction" warnings for homeopathic remedies. Why? Because they don't do anything.

      Conclusion:
      --------
      If you can be cured by placebo, then by all means, continue supporting the imaginative people who dream up all the different homeopathic remedies. But you should look at the price on the box and ask yourself: Is this a lot to pay for sugar pills and water?

  34. QUESTION:
    What can happen to diabetic who refused medications?
    I know their sugar level will be out of control without medications. but what more could happen if the patient ignores his diet? he continues indulging in unhealthy habits likes consuming high sugar beverages like fruit juice, orange flavored soft drinks, heavy smoking?

    what complications could arise? and how can the complications kill the diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      If he's a very physical activity prone person then the odds of him ever having a serious complication are minor, unless the complication is acute like suddenly blacking out or going hazy.

      However, if he's truly diabetic and is ignoring what his doctor is prescribing him then possibly you should try to convince said person to indulge in some homeopathic medicines such as golden seal.

      Here's an article I wrote recently that should help the person maintain their sugar on a day to day basis, they don't have to eat what's listed in the article, they can stick to supplements if they so choose.. Unfortunately if they refuse to take any form of medicine for diabetes it will result in an untimely and early death.

      http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/cinnamon/

  35. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of homeopathic remedies for sinusitis?
    I have chronic sinusitis. Currently I am on an anti-histamine, a saline nose spray and an antibiotic creme. This isn't going so well as my doctor has prescribed the maximum dosage and I still have trouble breathing. I can't even double up my meds on days when it's worse than normal because I'm already taking too much.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of any home remedies (besides flushing my sinuses) that might help.

    The symptoms of my sinusitis are blocked and draining sinuses. Also sometimes my nose will start to bleed due to the fact that I am trying so hard to clear my sinuses (which is the reason for the antibiotic creme)

    If anyone has any ideas that I might be able to take to my doctor (to check if it will react to my current medication) I thank you very very much for your help and consideration.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents and cures "Sinusitis" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Sinusitis.

      Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the paranasal sinuses. If often follows the common cold, influenza and other general infections. Germs which are usually eliminated from body sometimes find their way into these sinuses or chambers on either side of the nasal passage, leading to sinus trouble.

      The sinuses consist of cavities or chambers contained in the bones situated in the head and face region. The frontal, maxillary, ethmoid, and sphenoid sinuses are the paranasal sinuses which communicate with the nose. The frontal sinuses lie on the frontal bone directly above the eyes. The maxillary sinuses are located one on each side of the nose under the cheekbone. The ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses are situated behind the nose or either side of it. These air sinuses lighten the weight of the skull and give resonance to the voice.

      Symptoms: The symptoms of sinusitis are excessive or constant sneezing, a running nose, blockage of one or both nostrils, headaches and pressure around the head, eyes, and face. Sinus headaches are usually felt in the forehead and in the face just below the eyes. The patient may suffer from a low-grade fever, lack of appetite, loss of sense of appetite, and toothache. He feels miserable because of difficulty in breathing. The voice is also affected because of the blocked nose.

      Causes: Sinusitis results from the congestion of the sinus passages due to catarrh. It is caused by over-secretion of mucus in the membranes lining the nose, throat, and head. This over-secretion is due to irritation caused by toxins in the blood.

      A faulty diet is thus the real cause of sinus trouble. When a person consumes certain types of foods or drinks regularly, these, in due course, have a conditioning effect on the entire system. As a result, some persons become more sensitive to certain allergens, whose reaction ultimately turns into sinusitis.

      The Cure: Correcting the faulty diet is of utmost importance in the treatment of sinusitis. Patients should take a balanced diet. Most persons with sinus trouble also suffer from acidity. Their diet should, therefore, veer to the alkaline side. The intake of salt should be reduced to the minimum as salt leads to accumulation of water in the tissues and expels calcium from the body.

      In the acute stage of the disease, when fever is present, the patient should abstain from all solid foods and only drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices diluted with water on a 50:50 basis. After fever subsides, he may adopt a low-calorie raw fruit and vegetable diet with plenty of raw juices. After the acute symptoms are over, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely seeds, nuts and grains; vegetables and fruits. In persistent chronic conditions, repeated short juice fasts may be undertaken for a week or so at intervals of two months.

      Those suffering from sinusitis should completely avoid fried and starchy foods, white sugar, white flour, rice, macaroni products, pies, cakes, and candies. They should also avoid strong spices, meat and products. Butter and ghee should be used sparingly. Honey should be used for sweetening. All cooked foods should be freshly prepared for each meal. Vegetables should be taken in liberal quantities. All kinds of fruits can be taken with the exception of those belonging to citrus group such as lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. Milk should be taken in liberal quantities as it contains calcium which has a marked effect in overcoming inflammation of the tissues. A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the "membrane conditioner" as it helps build healthy mucus membranes in the head and throat. Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk, curds, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrot, leafy vegetables, tomato, oranges, mango, and papaya.

      When the sinus trouble has already developed, relief can be obtained by taking vitamin A in large therapeutic doses of 25,000 I.U. per day. Vitamin C has also proved beneficial in the treatment of sinusitis and the patient should take one gram of this vitamin per day in two therapeutic doses of 500 mg. each.

      One of the most effective remedies for sinus problems is to eat pungent herbs like garlic and onion which tend to break up mucous congestion all through the respiratory tract. One should begin with small mild doses and increase them gradually. Beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in moderate amounts to regular meals.

      Carrot juice used separately or in combination with juices of beet and cucumber or with spinach juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble. 100 mL each of beet and cucumber juice or 200 mL of spinach juice should be mixed with 300 mL of carrot juice in these combinations.

      Water Treatment: Cold application over the sinus will give great relief; alternate hot and cold applications will also prove beneficial. Take pans of hot and cold water, bathe the whole face with hot water-as hot as you can bear-and then apply cold water for short duration. Nasal inhalation of steam for five minutes every hour will also give relief.

      Yogasanas such as viparitkarani, bhujangasana, yogamudra and shavasana, yogic kriyas, such as jalneti and sutraneti and pranayamas like anuloma-viloa and suryabhedan will be beneficial in the treatment of sinus trouble.

      Plenty of sleep, adequate rest and fresh air are essential in the treatment of sinus trouble. Patients should avoid the use of perfumes and strongly scented hair oil.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is a natural or homeopathic treatment for PMS?
    I've recently been experiencing awful PMS...I never have before. I don't want to take any prescribed medication. Is there an herbal, or dietary supplement that will alleviate these horrible symptoms. I'm 42, and I don't think I'm pre-menepausal yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Its hormonal changes, I am your age, with 5 children, my symptoms came a lot earlier, 34, with so many changes, even my personality. Constantly mad on something, getting upset for no reason, crying, fearing of things, heavy periods,and so on. I was on birth control pills for 4 years, nothing helped,just 25 pounds heavier. I consult a naturist doctor, that treat her patients with natural hormones only, and I started with progesterone cream, and vitamin B6 100mg. Waw, what a difference, my family were the first one to notice.
      http://www.all-natural.com/wildyam.html
      Its worth to try. Good luck!!!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any herbal or homeopathic stress relievers with no interactions?
    My mum needs something to help relieve stress that won't interfere with her medication. She's taking phenytoin, co-codomol, docusate sodium, gabapentin and ranitidine. The things I've looked up often interact with at least the phenytoin, which is an anti-convulsant. Preferably it should be fast acting.

    • ANSWER:
      Most homeopathic remedies wont have any interactions with any of those... she can probablly alos tkae some st john's wort...

  38. QUESTION:
    What "Over The Counter" Wart medication works best for a child, specifically on the bottom of two toes?
    I know about Compound W, and other Salicylic Acid products, but these only prolong the problem. I've seen a product you can purchase which supposedly freezes the warts off. This normally is the way doctors will treat it in their office. I'm even open to homeopathic remedies that someome may have had success with.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried a salicylic acid pad like a Mediplast? Using scissors you cut out a small piece the size of the wart and then use paper tape or a band-aid to hold the Mediplast on over the wart. Leave it on 2-3 days, then take it off for a couple hours then repeat until wart is gone. No tenderness, no mess and easy to manage. Also inexpensive but a little hard to find since now that drugstores would rather sell you a dab of wart medicine in a fancy box for 10 bucks rather than an old standby that will treat many warts for 2 bucks. The wart spray you mentioned is 18. for a small one use container.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there any medication to regulate irregular periods?
    I have about 4-5 periods a year. I was just wondering if any one knew about any kind of medication or supplement I can take to regulate it?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy :-
      Take PULSATILLA 30C thrice a day half hour before meals, since you have not given any details. This is usually the head remedy in homeopathic medicine for irregular periods. Report back with your progress after taking it for three days.
      Take care and God Bless you

  40. QUESTION:
    Can a Psychologist prescribe homeopathic remedies?
    I know that a Psychologist is not a medical doctor, and that in order to prescribe MEDICINE you have to be a Psychiatrist.

    But, seeing as homeopathic remedies are not pharmaceutical drugs I'm not sure of the answer to this question.

    Please help, I've searched everywhere and cant find an answer.

    Web links would be amazing!

    • ANSWER:
      If the psychologist has taken a course of studies to become a professional Homeopathic practitioner you bet s/he can.
      So-called psychiatric medications are dangerous, create suicidal tendencies and are not based on any scientifically validated tests or studies.
      The latest research shows that in comparative studies, Homeopathy outperforms drugs for depression, etc.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a Homeopathic cure or alternative medicine for schizophrenia?
    I am drugged up on so much medicine that I can't live my life. Does anyone know of an alternative medication that I could take?

    • ANSWER:
      Schizophrenia or a Split Personality as it is commonly known is not very easy to treat. Homeopathy does offer solutions but it needs treatment and follow-up over a long period.

      Homeopathic science is an uprising in the treatment of all types of psychological illnesses including Schizophrenia. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, which means that it focuses on the patient’s body, mind, emotions and the pathological condition. Homeopathic treatment is the most curative, non-toxic, gentle and modern treatment. In view of the fact that it works with the person’s own vital force towards equilibrium and healing, it will influence the brain chemistry and assist the patient in resuming psychological strength and symmetry. In conclusion, the Homeopathic understanding of health believes that body and mind are dynamically interconnected and that both directly influence each other. Homeopathic treatment will relieve the symptoms of Schizophrenia giving the patient an improved awareness of their disease and a deeper self-consciousness, thus contributing to permit the patient a healthier life quality.

      Suggested remedy:

      I would suggest homeopathic remedy Anacardium 1M [1M = 1000](3-4 drops in ¼ glass of water; preferably empty-stomached) once in 7 days and Lycopodium 200 (3-4 drops in ¼ glass of water; preferably empty-stomached)once in 7 days.

      Every Friday - Anarcadium 1M
      Every Saturday - Lycopodium 200

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

      ** Please do write your symptoms for more pertinent treatment e.g
      * Difficulty comprehending the difference between real and unreal.
      * Dilemma with rational thinking and behaving in social situations.
      * Violent speech and behavior.
      * Social isolation.
      * Delusions (false ideas) of being controlled by outside forces, scrutinized or being plotted against.
      * Hallucinations (false perceptions) such as hearing imaginary voices.
      * Lack of emotions or wrong display of emotions.
      * Problems with intellectual functioning and remembering simple tasks.
      * Difficulty managing day to day life.
      * Difficulty with personal hygiene.
      * Uncoordinated bodily movements.
      * Anxiety.
      * Loss of appetite.
      * Depression may lead to substance abuse problems or even suicide.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good Homeopathic Treatment for Tinnitus?
    Hey guys one of my friends has been suffering from ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus ever since we came from that concert a week ago. Does anyone know of any good homeopathic treatment for tinnitus, that are simple and fairly easy to do.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no absolute cure for Tinnitus. There is still so much that doctors do not know about this affliction. There are a few tinnitus treatments available, but they are used to treat the symptoms of Tinnitus, and generally do not have any lasting effects.

      There are treatments that use lidocaine through IV drip, alprazolam, and seizure medicines that can be used. For more severe cases, there is surgery. The surgery is not always effective, and there are the same risks involved as there are in any type of surgery. When considering treatments to help ease the symptoms of Tinnitus, also consider what the side effects from the medications or surgery will be.

      Fortunately, there are alternative treatments, such as herbal remedies, that can help to stifle the ringing and the headaches.

      There's more info at my source below

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I keep my active 21 month old Boxer, lab,pit mix quiet when she begins her heart worm medication ?
    Are there homeopathic sedatives that can keep her calm. This is so hard since she woon't understand why we won't play our usual games or go for her daily run.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a couple of very large black Kong toys, and soak her regular kibble. Stuff the Kongs with the amount that would be her regular meals, and then freeze them. Instead of filling a bowl with kibble, give her one of those - it will keep her busy for quite a while!

      Take a look at her food, and make sure it isn't too high in protein, which would boost her energy level. At the same time, ask the vet about a vitamin B supplement, that would help her deal with the stress.

      Before she is treated for the heartworm, make sure she has been given a 30 day course of doxycycline for the accompanying wolbachia infection - it will help her survive the h/w treatment far better!

      Here is a link to the information on that:

      http://www.dogaware.com/wdjheartwormtreatment.html

  44. QUESTION:
    Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) in India?
    I am suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) since about 1994 and on medication(paroxetine) but not enough working and having heavy side effects so i am very very tired reason why i am looking for herbal or homeopathy treatment to resolve this huge problem of my life. These treatments might be available in India.

    Please help me. I would be very grateful to your answers.
    Well, i live in UK.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry to hear that you have been suffering for so many years, but don't give up hope. I have OCD, have overcome it, and have started a support group for kids with OCD (see ocdkidssacramento Yahoo Group). The road to overcoming your OCD involves Exposure and Response Prevention or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ERP is the form of treatment for OCD and it works! I am living proof of that. The fact of the matter is that you can't get better on medication alone. In order to get over a behavioral disorder duch as OCD, it is necessary to go through therapy. Not relaxation therapy, but Cognitibe Behavioral Therapy or CBT. www.ocfoudation.org is a great resource for locating qualified OCD therapists across the U.S., but I am aware that OCD-UK has a site with some good resources as well. You need to find a therapist in your area that practices Exposure and Response Prevention, the gold-standard treatment for OCD. If you are unable to find a specialist in your area on the OCF's list online, you can buy a self-help book. One of the best books out there is The OCD Workbook by Bruce M. Hyman and Cherry Pedrick. While therapist-assisted treatment is always preferred, you can be very successful working on your own with a self-help book if you have the proper motivation and support. This will require a lot of work, but it is the only way to get over this obstacle in your life and with motivation and dedication you can do it!

  45. QUESTION:
    Can starting Thyroid medication for hypothyroid (Levoxyl) cause your eyes to swell or hurt?
    I had Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism) and had past eye problems. I received Radioactive iodine 6 years ago and my thyroid became normal along w ith my eyes. Now this year I became mildy hypothyroid TSH alittle over 7.40 and everything else normal. I was put on .25 mcg of Levoxyl which I stated taking almost a month ago. Now I am experiencing soreness, burning painful eyesballs. Can the medication be doing this? Its such a small dose and I dont know if the graves eye disease is coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      HI LilJay

      NOt sure about the medication, but here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Abnormal immune response is believed be a possible cause of hypothyroidism. The exact cause is not known, but certain antibodies from the immune system will launch an assault on the thyroid, disturbing hormone production. Lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid also disrupt hormone production. Temporary hyperthyroidism can be caused by infection or inflammation, and certain prescription drugs.

      Hyperthyroidism is less common than Hypothyroidism, yet for both diseases, women appear to be more susceptible than men. Be aware that a malfunctioning thyroid may be the cause of recurring illnesses.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that naturally suppress excess thyroid hormone production. Such foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peaches, and pears. Eliminate dairy products, over consumption of wheat products, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy Thyroidium is very helpful in assisting in proper thyroid regulation.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot, celery, spinach, and parsley juice; or juice made from a combination of cabbage, watercress, and spinach.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help regulate thyroid function: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, choline, trace minerals, iodine, kelp, and thyroid glandulars.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hyperthyroidism: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  46. QUESTION:
    What homeopathic options are available to lower cholestoral?
    Hi, ya'll! To all my herbalists, homeopathic gurus, massage therapists, acupuncturists, or just experienced...ya know who you are! My grandmother has tried all the cholestoral medications you've seen on commercials, to have to stop due to severe leg pain. She is 5ft 1inch, 117lbs, 65 years of age, walks every morning, no other ailments besides moderate rheumatoid flare ups every now and again....any regiment you all can offer? Her PCP is researching options, she's been on 5 different meds that all cause leg pain/swelling that encourages her to stop! HELP! It's grandma! Thanks all!
    SoulDoctor, above and beyond! She can't eat any of those things you mentioned due to Acid Reflux. We tried fish oil, it made her sick to her stomach, any particular mg? She isn't a real carnivore, either, dabble in a little chicken, adores fish, won't eat salmon, though. Keep it coming, ya'll, this is great stuf!
    Oh, Information Police and GreyDoc, when you say that niacin causing "flushing" is that hot flashing or skin? She is menopausal!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Cholesterol Levels : -

      1.PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA 30C or 30X
      2.PHOSPHORUS 30C or 30X
      3.CHOLESTERINUM 30C 30X
      Three Drops Each in a sip of water half an hour before meals three times a day, Half an hour before or after meals, always take them on an empty stomach. And keep me posted about the patients progress.
      ______________________________________

      HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR RHEUMATISM / ARTHRITIS without any side effects or complications of any sort, (Arthritis including Gout, Arthritis Deformans/Osteoarthritis and Rheumatism) :-

      Pain knee joints, worse by movements; better initial movements, continuous pain in joints, worse while rising from seat; pain in heels, worse by movements. Cassia Sophera 30X, 4 hourly

      Acute attack of gout of joints of the feet.Pain with bright red swelling Aconite Nap 200, 2 hourly

      Pain with inflammation, worse by movements. Bryonia Alba 200 or 1M, 6 hourly

      Complaints worse after rest and exposure to cold Rhus tox 200 or 1M, 4 hourly

      Complaints worse during menstruation; beginning at the time of menopause; more in hands and feet Caulophyllum 30X, 4 hourly

      When the origin of complaints is gonorrhoeal; worse during day time. Medorrhinum 1M. fortnightly (3 Doses)

      When the origin of complaints is tubercular Tuberculinum k, 1M fortnightly (3 Doses)

      Complaints of small joints with red or pale swelling; tenderness and shifting pains; worse by motion. Main remedy for gout during cold weather Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly

      When Rhus Tox cease to work; pain is worse in cold damp weather and better by movements Calcarea Carb 200 or 1M, 6 hourly (6 Doses)

      Nodosities in the joints with gastric complaints. At last nodules become painless (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Tongue whitish thickly coated Antim Crud 30X or 200, 6 hourly

      Complaints of feets and ankles; stiffness Drosera 200 fortnightly (3 Doses)

      Complaints of long bones; contraction of ligaments Causticum 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain worse at night; in wet weather; Rheumatism of large muscles Cimicifuga 30X, 4 hourly

      Rheumatism; worse in damp cold weather. Gout.Pain in limbs and hip joints Natrum Sulph 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain travels downwards affecting the large part of a limb and passes through quickly along course of nerve Kalmia Lat 30X or 200, 6 hourly

      Pains worse during rest, night and warmth, better by cold, open air and movements Pulsatilla 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain :- violent; bruised or as if sprained ; cannot bear touch, feels somebody coming near him may touch him and hit the affected part Arnica Montana 200, 4 hourly

      Gout of great toe and joints with swelling; soreness and drawing pain on stepping; worse in warmth, pressure and motion. Pain travels upwards; better cold compresses Ledum Pal 200, 4 hourly

      Gouty nodosities of joints; tearing pain and extremities and contraction of the muscles Guaiacum 30 4 hourly

      Chronic nodosities of joints; hands twisted, out of shape due to deposits of water of soda Ammonium Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Gouty complaints with offensive urine Acid Benzoic 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      When there is red sand in urine in gouty patients Lycopodium 30, 4 hourly

      Severe pain with enlargement of the joints; worse during rest and when storm approaches Rhododendron 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      Almost a specific for gout (to drain out uric acid and urates) Urtica Urens Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 8 -10 drops in hot water

      Arthritic deformans (chronic rheumatoid, particularly of fingers) Picric Acid 30X, 4 hourly

      Rheumatic pains or arthritis after checked diarrhoea Abrotanum 30 or 200 4 hourly (6 Doses)

      Specific for pain with numbness; Pain so severe patient says that he would prefer death than the pain Chamomilla 200 or 1M, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses)

      Pain appear diagonally as right arm and left leg with sensation of cold, numbness and tingling Agaricus Mus 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      In weak persons; burning pain with chilliness, feels better by heat, while eating, and worse in cold open air Capsicum 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Unbearable pain; rigidity and stiffness. Superiority / inferiority complex Platina 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Pain flies like electric shock; due to exposurse of damp cold weather. Better by warmth and rest Phytolacca 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Rheumatic pain, worse after washing clothes, doing laundry work Sepia 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain in long bones; may be due to injury or rheumatism Ruta Grav 200, 6 hourly

      Pain worse on slightest touch specially after loss of vital fluids like excessive bleeding, diarrhoea, vomiting China Off 6X or 30, 3 hourly

      Pain in the small joints of extremities with swelling. Backache, worse in the morning before rising Staphysagria 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain heels; better by putting most of the weight on them Berberis Vulgaris Q (Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 8 - 10 drops

      Stiffing pain in all parts of the body; worse by movement Stellaria Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 8-10 drops in warm water

      Rheumatic pain without swelling; pain joints; worse at night Iodium 30X, 4 hourly

      Osteo-arthritis of large joints with degeneration. Pain, swelling, stiffness and tenderness of joints; worse by motion (cracking joints) and cold ; better by warmth O.A.Nosode 1M, weekly (6 Doses)

      Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck. Intense pain along with sciatic nerve. Numbness alternates with pain Gnaphalium 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Muscular atrophy; rigidity and stiffness Strychninum 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Rheumatism accompained with skin ailments and itiching; cannot walk erect Sulphur 200, 10 min (3 Doses)

      Rheumatism of knee joint; with round worms Natrum Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      For defective bony growth; better by warmth and worse by cold Calcarea Flour 12X or 30, 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms.
      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)
      For more information please read this answer too :- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArPlqi.DpJ4hU6Pdd_84oL7ty6IX?qid=20070730090710AA9mQNo&show=7#profile-info-ckarxS0Caa

      Best of Health to you and your family.

      Take Care and God Bless !

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best medication for high cholesterol and high LDL's (bad chol) with the fewest side effects?
    I recently found out that both my total chol and LDL's are high (225 and 160). This is a consistent pattern over the last couple of years. It's in my family and I am aware of the importance of diet and exercise and not smoking already. I would like to know which medications effect the liver the most and what success or lack of success people have had with the statins or any other cholesterol medications they are taking. I am going to start taking one, but haven't decided which one or how many there are. Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Curing High Cholesterol Levels: -
      1.PHYTOLACCA 30x
      2.PHOSPHORUS 30X
      3.CHOLESTERINUM 30X
      Three Drops Each in a sip of water half hour before meals thrice a day always take them on an empty stomach. And avoid Chocolates Coffee Mints and Red Meat while you are taking any Homeopathic remedy. Total free of Side Effects or complications. Thats what Homeopathy is all about 100% cures without any side effects or complications.
      Take care and God Bless!

  48. QUESTION:
    After all nursing has stopped, how long should it take for me to “dry up”?
    My milk never came in. I worked with my physician and two lactation specialists. I was given a prescription and tried 3 homeopathic medications and rented a professional breast pump from the hospital. Nothing worked. So after trying for 30 days after my son was born to get my milk to come in my doctor said to just give up. I did. That was 26 months ago. My breasts still “leak” a small bit of milk. Only a drop or two. Since my milk never came in enough for me to breast-feed and the last breast-feeding I did was so long ago I wonder if it will ever stop?

    • ANSWER:
      It will. Try cooler showers and absolutely no stimultation. Sorry hubby, hands off! My son was 2 1/2 before I stopped leaking and I had the same problem w/ not having any milk.

  49. QUESTION:
    Do homeopathic remedies (the little ones you can buy in health stores) work at all?
    I am 20 and I've had constant/24 hr ringing in the ears for 6 years now. I've tried pretty much anything, but have never tried a homeopathic tinnitus remedy? is there any chance however slim that it may help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sparsile,

      Sorry nobody has answered you.

      I've used this answer before. In fact, I think my prior account was deleted because of it. But there's nothing wrong with the facts.

      In a word, "no", they don't work. No homeopathic dilution works better than placebo. They can't.

      What is homeopathy?
      -------------
      Classical homeopathy originated in the 19th century with Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) as an alternative to the standard medical practices of the day, such as phlebotomy or bloodletting. Hahnemann's theories were based on metaphysical energies rather than on biology, anatomy, chemistry, etc.

      Classical homeopathy is generally defined as a system of medical treatment based on the use of infinitesimal amounts of substances that in larger doses produce effects similar to those of the disease being treated. For example, the homeopathic remedy for sleeplessness is a highly diluted dose of caffeine. Hahnemann believed that very small doses of a substance could have very powerful reverse healing effects because their potency could be affected by vigorous and methodical shaking (succussion).

      So in other words, if you put a tiny amount of some ingredient in water, then shake it, then dilute it, then shake it more, then dilute it more, eventually you'll have an effective medicine.

      Homeopathic dilutions
      ------------
      Homeopathic dilutions are indicated by letters like X or C. "X" means dilute 10 to 1. So a dilution of 6X means do a 1 in 10 dilution six times. Or, in other words, 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000 parts water (six zeros). "C" means dilute 100 times. So a 6C dilution means 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. You can find many homeopathic remedies available with 30C dilutions - you do the math. And the totally ridiculous bit of advertising - the bigger the dilution, the "stronger" the medication.

      Here is a useful table of homeopathic "potentencies" and their dilution rates (0.1ml of original ingredient):
      6C = 4 Olympic class swimming-pools.
      13C = 3/4 of all Earth's oceans.
      16C = Sphere of water the size of Earth.
      19C= 10 Spheres with same diameter as our Solar System
      22C = 1 cubic light-year
      26C = 1 Sphere with same diameter as the Milky Way

      Another example, the very popular homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum 200C is made with a 1 in 100 dilution performed 200 times. That's 1 part ingredient in 1 followed by 400 zeros parts water, then sprinkled on a sugar pill. Now, physics will tell you that there is not a single molecule of duck liver on your sugar pill.

      In summary, the homeopaths are water or a sugar pill on which water has been sprinkled.

      Hahnemann came up with his ideas before we knew what molecules were. So when molecular theory came along and proved that many homeopathic remedies didn't have even a single molecule of the original substance, homeopathy proponents like Jacques Benveniste tried to prove that water "remembered" the original ingredient. (1) They never explained how the water "remembered" the homeopathic ingredient but didn't "remember" the copper pipes, glass jars, or fish poop from the lake it came from. (2) Benveniste was completely discredited when it turned out his lab technicians were altering data so that their boss would have positive results.
      http://br.geocities.com/criticandokardec/benveniste02.pdf

      Do Homeopathic Remedies work?
      --------------
      Because it has marketing appeal, "Homeopathic" is used as a label on many things, including soothing creams and herbal remedies that are NOT classic homeopathic dilutions. An herbal remedy may work just fine, but it is just like any drug, and should come with all the same testing and warnings as any drug. However, the classic homeopathic dilution liquids and pills do NOT work better than water or sugar pills.

      1) Large scale, well-designed studies of homeopathic dilutions find they work no better than placebo. (But don't underestimate the power of a well-delivered placebo to cure somebody's complaint. People who "believe" they feel better usually DO feel better. Just don't try to use a placebo for cancer or malaria or AIDS, etc.)

      2) There is a million dollar prize available from JREF for anyone who can show, under reasonable scientific controls, that homeopathic dilutions work better than placebo. The prize has been available for over a decade, and nobody has claimed it. Here is an example of a failed attempt: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s827502.htm

      3) No homeopathic practitioner (or anyone else) can tell the difference between a vial of homeopathic dilution and plain water.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2002/homeopathy.shtml

      4) James Randi regularly demonstrates homeopathic remedies do nothing by taking an entire bottle of Calms Forte - a homeopathic sleep aid. Even though the box says "warning, don't exceed recommended dosage", the entire bottle of pills has no effect on Randi or on anyone else.

      In short, homeopathic pills/dilutions don't work any better than sugar pills.

      Why does the FDA allow ineffective "medicines" to be sold?
      ---------------
      Because of their long use in the United States, the U.S. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician's prescription. Today, although conventional prescription drugs and new OTC drugs must undergo thorough testing and review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold, this requirement does not apply to homeopathic remedies. In other words, the FDA gave anything with the words "homeopathic" an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate that they're effective.

      Most people know that the herbal remedy St. Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, unlike herbal remedies, there are no "drug interaction" warnings for homeopathic remedies. Why? Because they don't do anything.

      Conclusion:
      --------
      If you can be cured by placebo, then you can be cured by homeopathic remedies. But you should look at the price on the box and ask yourself: Is this a lot to pay for sugar pills and water?

      Buyer beware.


homeopathic medication

Homeremedy For

Being sexually satisfied is a very important part of a relationship as it is one of the most factors responsible for taking it to the next level. Apart from sexual gratification having a tight vagina increases a sense of security and wellness in a woman.

Problem Of Having A Loose Vagina

Almost every woman's vagina looses its firmness due to a lot of factors like pregnancy, regular sex and aging. For determining if a vagina is really loose or not just try inserting three or four fingers into it, if the fingers easily enter inside without any resistance then you have a loose vagina. The problem with lack of vaginal firmness is that reduces the feeling of penetration and sensation making sex less enjoyable thus causing problems in a relationship and loss of interest in sexual intercourse.

Advantages of Tightening a Vagina

There are many benefits of having a tighter vagina the most important one being increased confidence levels of a woman as she is also aware of the fact that men love having sex with women who have a tighter vagina, secondly it increases the levels of sexual satisfaction due to enhanced feeling of penetration and women with a tight vagina have a very slim chance of suffering from the embarrassing problem of urinary incontinence.

How To Tighten The Vagina

A lot of women learn to live with their loose vagina but in recent past awareness has increased about the options available to firm up a vagina. Let us have a look at some of the treatment options which are highly popular amongst women these days for vaginal tightening.

1. Kegel Exercises

These exercises work on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and have been found to be very effective in tightening up the vaginal walls. They start showing positive results within a months time and are an excellent alternative to the costly surgical procedure.

2. Vagina Tightening Herbs

The method of vagina tightening through the use of natural herbs has been gaining mass popularity amongst women all over the world mainly because of the quick results they give without causing any type of side effects. These herbs are formulated into cream or spray form and applied directly on the vaginal walls, the presence of herbs which have rich skin tightening properties shrink the vaginal wall by almost 20 to 30 percent thereby enhancing the feeling of penetration for both the partners.

The above two options are the best alternatives to the surgery that is performed to make the vagina tighter because of their low-cost, fast results and absence of any type of side effects.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of smell in carpet, maybe a homeremedy?
    looking for a homeremedy to get rid of pet odors in house, daily cleaning just doesn't keep it out, it comes back

    • ANSWER:
      ZEP ODORSTROYER EXTRA
      TYPE : Cleaner and Deodorizer PROD.# 1842

      BENEFITS : Zep Odorstroyer Extra is a bio-based carpet cleaner and deodorizer. It will eliminate most unsightly organic stains and foul odors (such as pet uring and blood) through its live bacterial action. Zep Odorstroyer Extra is a member of the Zep GreenLink line of Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP).

      I use this product for all kinds of rank smells. It works great. Here is Zep's web site. Check out your closest retailer for their products.
      http://www.zep.com/index.aspx

  2. QUESTION:
    throat is hurting and dont wanna go to the doc cause its almost christmas and dont give biotics,homeremedies?
    it started scratching past yesterday and did salt with water and was better no scratching yesterday and today my throat hurts
    i want any homeremedies i will try anything!
    thanks all cant rate yet but would if i could.

    • ANSWER:
      OK, your throat problem is probably caused by dryness in the heated air. A humidifier would be ideal in preventing pain and reddness. You can take a hot shower and breathe in the steam or just hold your head over some boiling water (be careful!) with a towel over your head. Honey helps sore throats and acts as a natural antibiotic. Aspirin with food, 4X a day, will reduce reddness and swelling. Hot, clear drinks like tea and clear broth will also help. However, I think the best prevention is the humidifier. People normally get dryness in the throat this time of year once they put the heater on. Feel better.

  3. QUESTION:
    Best way to make yellow blonde turn white?
    I have bleech blonde highlights, and get them re-done every 6 weeks. Although they are sort of white after a few weeks they turn yellowish, is there a homeremedy or even a product i can buy and do myself at home to make it white agin?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    What can you do to relieve pain in lower back from soft tissue damage?
    I can't afford to go back to the Dr. any over the counter or homeremedies that will help?
    Does anyone know if over the counter ibprophine will help? If so what strength?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Rubbing Emu Oil on your back. It works like an anti inflammatory. Use it for skin conditions also.
      It is almost like a wonder oil.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get your cats to go to the bathroom where you want them to?
    I am trying to get my 3 3 month old kittens to go in their litter box... but they insist on going in the lose gravel in the garage. It makes such a mess... and it is making my dad mad. Any suggestions and/or homeremedys would be nice.
    They do use their litter box... and i clean it regularly.... but they still use the gravel.

    • ANSWER:
      The only solution to this problem is to not allow your cats access to the gravel. To them, it is no different than the litter in the box. Why not try keeping you kittens somehwere besides the garage?

  6. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dark spots(home remedies)?
    Wel i have alot of darkspots and pimples how do i get rid of them plz help(homeremedies)

    • ANSWER:
      for dark spots use a natural remedy like milk or lemon juice, then rub olive, castor or tea tree oil for four minutes and you could use honey and egg whites and use ripped up tissue for pore strips.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce Nair burn?
    Nair burn is killing me like woah. How can i soothe the pain and irritation? Im not concerned with getting the visual problems away, (like the redness) just the pain. Also, I dont have any of that gel stuff that I've read people suggesting in other questins similar to mine. I was wondering if there was a more homeremedy type way of reducing the pain? Please help - if youve ever had these burns you know how bad they are!! If you havent - you cant imagine them!!

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa - did you use it on your face?! Ouch! Well obviously you are not a girl so I hope you didn't use it on your legs...I used to use it and I hated it...I'd much rather just shave. Try a cool lotion or aloe vera gel to soothe the pain. Also, ice should work. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Hi I have a black line that is going down the middle of my forehead, having some black patche there.so suggest?
    Pls suggest some homeremedy for that & my lips is to black, so what should i do to convert it to pink lips.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok,if you have a black line on your face,my suggestion would be go to a Doctor,or a Dermatologist,something is not right,you could have something medical going on,you need to atleast get checked out just to be safe ok.
      You may have a Vitamin Definancy,anything...but only a Doctor can run tests,ask the right questions,ect.

      There is really no home remedy that I can suggest,and I wouldn't follow any from anybody else either,not until you know WHY/WHAT is causing these discolorations.

      Good Luck,you take care...and please,get that appiontment!

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of gingivitis?
    I just got braces a year ago and for about 3 months I've had gingivitis. It's kind of bad and I really want to fix it. Are there any homeremedies or things that would help? I usually brush once and listerine twice a day.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to floss daily before you go to bed.
      Gingivitis is caused by bacterial plaque that accumulates in the small gaps between the gums and the teeth. Brushing only doesn't clean pockets between the gums and the teeth.

      From personal experience, I understand it's hard and tedious to floss when having braces, but you really should. Consult with your dentist first. Have you consider using Super Floss?

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there some kind of sunscreen i can wear on my scalp to keep it from getting burnt?
    When I go to the beach My scalp will burn is there anything at home I can use to rub on my scalp to prevent burning?
    I dont like hat or any matterial on my head, I just want a homeremedy to put on my scalp.

    • ANSWER:
      I got a wee bottle of factor 15 oil spray sunscreen from Hawaiian Tropic for my scalp and hair parting. Its great, got it for like £2.99 from TJ Hughes. I wear it all the time and its non greasy too which is always a bonus.

      Check it out... its worth it.

      xx

  11. QUESTION:
    Ok so i have a date sunday and i need some help managing my moderate acene to where is not noticeable?
    are there any homeremedies i can try to help manage and prevent more acene from sprouting i also need to help bring down zit size?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    is there a home remedy for hot spots on dogs?
    my husky has hot spots.She is 1yr old in good health.Can i treat this with a homeremedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried changing her food? Hot spots are caused by an allergy and treating the symptoms won't stop new ones from developing. Dog food allergies are the most common, followed by flea bite allergies. Get to the root of the problem instead of treating the symptoms.

  13. QUESTION:
    what home remedys are good for cold/fever sores?
    I got a cold sore and don't have the money to get the meds that cost a lot. I would like some homeremedy'ss and/or cheep meds to get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      take some vitamin c.

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to stop dry feet?
    I have this problem in which my feet get really sweaty, and smell after work....but then when i take a shower they dry up and are rock hard..i dont know what to do any suggestion...any homeremedies? thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay try this. Get rid of all the dead skin with a very fine sand paper. Get some creamy petroleum jelly (EQUATE) and rub a generous amount on to your entire foot. Get some plastic Saran wrap and wrap your feet in it but, not to tight. than put a clean pair of socks on and put on your shoe. Do this for about an hour or two. Your feet should be soft. Try doing this at night do it while a sleep. about 3 times a week or until your feet are comfortably smooth and soft. email me for your results at ekrunner3000@yahoo.com. Oh after taking off wrap air foot out for 2 minutes and than apply baby powder to feet. If you lotion it is going to make you foot sweatier. It is going to lead to athletes foot and you would want that. don't use to much powder just a little. you could also use a little bit of baby lotion. Let the lotion absorb into feet before putting on socks. Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I make my thin hair THICK?
    I have Thin, Naturally Curly Hair. My Sister was blessed with Naturally Curly hair that is soooo Thick. I would love to have thick hair like her, but I have tried many different Products. Maybe there is something like a HomeRemedy I could try... Help Me!

    • ANSWER:
      Bath it in beer, thats what i've heard just try :)
      like i've read about it before, so just buy a few cans and soak your hair and let it dry natural.

      also dont use much heat on it like hair drying it or straightening or curling it.

      I've also heard that Mane 'n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner is really good for thickening hair. so you could research about that (:

  16. QUESTION:
    What do the elastics for braces feel like?
    I am most likely getting the elastics for my braces later. What do they feel like? I will wear them a lot and take care, but do they hurt? They said I would get them over the summer, and then they closed up a gap with a chain. My teeth are basically perfect now, so AM I getting them today? Any answers are greatly appreciated.
    P.S. DO NOT SAY ALL-HOMEREMEDIES.COM IT'S REALLY ANNOYING MEE!!!

    • ANSWER:
      meh they dont hurt but yeah it feels uncomfortable at the beginning cuz you cant open your mouth properly... and if you open it to big.. i had some auchi accidents when the rubber just broke..

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I Speed my hair growth?
    Okay my hair is like really damaged, and tomorrow my mom is taking me to go get a haircut to like chop off all the dead ends. And if she does that, my hair will be REALLY short. Im going to have a party in like 3 months and I want my hair to be long. What can I do to make my hair grow fatser?
    HomeRemedies or like shampoo's would be nice?
    And also does mane and tail horse shampoo make it grow faster?

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a hair, skin & nails vitamins. I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have givin me great results.. My hair has grown alot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow. Also i have heard some really great reviews on Sulu Max Grow you can check their website out. They also have Reviews on SULU MAX Grow on Youtubem, you can check them out.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      SULU MAX GROW:
      http://suluhair.com/

      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =)

  18. QUESTION:
    how to get out of those brown spots on my face?
    i am a lady of 34 yrs lady,having brown spots all over my face since 9 yrs .it darken when exposed to sun.any remedies.clinical&homeremedies are invited.

    • ANSWER:
      It's unlikely that you will actually get rid of them and depending on what those "brown spots" are there could be several things you could use. If those brown spots are freckles then your best bet is simply make-up with a good foundation.

      If it's caused by sun damage, skin allergy (like a plaster reaction) or free radicals caused by aging then moisturizing the cream and keeping it in top condition is your best bet. That means oatmeal face-masks and lotions.
      I actually had a bad reaction to type of plaster and it was healing with quite an obvious brown mark (like a birth mark) so my doctor gave me mercolized wax to apply each day. it did drastically reduce the appearance, so if it's not freckles and I was going to seriously recommend anything it would be the wax and shea butter.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to deal with oily and acne-prone skin???!!!?
    ok i kno about those lil oil blotting sheets i can use during the day, but i want to ttly not have oily skin PERIOD. i have alot of acne scars and rlly oily skin and i was wondering if there were any homeremedies or tips to keep my skin shine-free all day? or to get rid of the acne?
    thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried Proactiv? They have an oil control product that goes along with the acne prevention products.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some ways/products to help get rid of red scars on my face??
    I do have bad acne and after using this medicine thingy from the dermatologist its gotten a lot better but Im still left with the scars!!! Anyways to help me??(Homeremedies,products,special ways or anything??)
    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Treating Early Acne Scars
      The post-inflammatory changes caused by acne are part of the skin's natural healing process. There are certain practices and medications that can help facilitate this healing process.

      * Unprotected exposure to the sun causes more skin damage and delays healing, therefore wearing a good sunscreen is important.
      * Using tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, Avita) speeds up the skin's remodeling process and helps heal post-inflammatory changes.
      * Appropriate formulations of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that contain the correct concentrations and are at the appropriate pH also help the skin's remodeling process.
      * Picking at scabs should be avoided at all costs. Scabs form to protect the healing process that is going on underneath them. Pulling a scab off before it is ready interferes with the healing and remodeling process, prolonging the time that post-inflammatory changes will be visible.

  21. QUESTION:
    How does sugar help the skin?
    I want to know how sugar cna help cuer acne>? I want to know how olive oil and sugar put together can help acne? Or I would also like to know homeremedies for acne and how is it that they work

    • ANSWER:
      1. It doesn't

      2. If you want to help acne, stick with a healthy natural foods based diet and get plenty of exercise. In other words, optimum health.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of back pain?
    I have back pain on my lower back and my neck and in the middle of my shoulders. Please help cause it's terriable pain. Homeremedies please help???

    • ANSWER:
      Here are two sites that can help you,,,, I use them often
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/backpain.html
      http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query-meta?v%3Aproject=medlineplus&query=cervical+spine

  23. QUESTION:
    how can we make our hair straight with using home remedies ?
    can anyone suggest me some very good homeremedies for hair which makes our hair straight ... My hair are silky , shiny bt i want to make them straight without using straighting machine coz that makes our hair damaged later on .... so plz suggest me some really very good and effective homeremedies .....

    • ANSWER:
      The are no home remedies and mayo doesn't work to straighten hair. De only thing it will do is add extra weight to the curls and make the hair look just a bit straighter.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to have medicine when your sick?
    Ever since I was little whenever I was sick I would cry so much that my parents would give me medicine now that I'm older when I get sick I can't handle it, I have mini meltdowns when I get a stuffed up nose. my mom says because my immunity was never built up which doesn't make sense to me, is this even true? because when I have kids I don't want them to deal with what i'm dealing with to this extent so should i only resort to homeremedies ?

    • ANSWER:
      Great question! As a kid I was always frustrated that my parents wouldn't take me to the doctor unless my symptoms wouldn't go away after a week. I was jealous that my best friend got medicine almost immediately after he started showing symptoms. But as we grew up, I noticed that he got sick about 10 times more frequently than I did.

      Turns out there is some legitimate research that supports this theory (see the website I sourced). Antibiotics can hinder your immune system's growth. I now thank my parents for helping me build a strong immune system.

  25. QUESTION:
    What product or natural homeremedy can i use to help my hair grow thicker?
    I am using ardell lash growth and it is really making my lashes thicker and longer. I was wondering if there is something like that for hair.

    • ANSWER:
      cologane

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the fastest homeremedy to get rid of bacne scars?
    I've had the same scars since 6 grade and I'm in 9th now

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't a home remedy, but you can try this! Use Olay: Regenerist: Microsculpting Cream; it works like viola! Apply it every time you wash your face; you should wash your face every four to five hours. After doing this for about a week it just vanish out of sight!

  27. QUESTION:
    whats a good hair ball remedy or store product?
    just wondering if there is a homeremedy for hair ball or what is something good from the store to use?

    • ANSWER:
      go to walmart and get hair ball remedy or petstore and get laxatone.

  28. QUESTION:
    I need a homeremedy for a rust remover because my flashdrive somehow got rusted(i think my roomate got it wet)
    I need to get the rust off so i can get my presentation off of my flashdrive for class on monday. And as we all know since its Easter just about EVERYWHERE i could but a new one is closed. and I really dont feel like doing this presentation over again.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe a really soft bristle paint brush? That is a really good version of the dog ate my homework, I don't think anyone else will have thought of that. Just kidding, Good luck, try the brush.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid off oily skin during acne?
    Is there any homeremedies for reducing oil production on skin during acne..

    • ANSWER:
      This will help with your acne and oily skin:

      If you have any questions after reading this please do not hesitate to contact me.

      If you are looking for a low cost, effective way of getting rid of acne I suggest that you try red clover acne tea. It's actually and blend of several natural ingredients and good for a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, acne being one of them. I personally endorse this product because I use it and began using it without telling my family about it, drinking it one to two times a day.

      Shortly after beginning to use it--about 2 weeks--I was helping my mother do something on the computer. She kept looking looking at me. Finally, she just stopped and said "What did you do to you skin?" Confused, I said "Nothing. Why?" She said "It looks so much better and so healthy!" Thinking rapidly I responded "Oh, that. I started to drink this special tea to help me with my acne. I suppose it's working!"

      I've now been using red clover tea for a few month and my skin is healthier than ever. The bumps on my face have gone down, my skin is smoother than ever and my skin is less oily. The bumps on my back and chest have also gone down. I still have a few but compared to before they're nothing about which to complain. The best part is that it only costs me every 6 weeks to 2 months to maintain my acne fighting routine which is significantly less than other acne fighting systems like Proactiv or Klear and my skin is not left feeling dry and tight, as is a common side effect with those systems.

      I do continue to clean my face a few times a week with a facial cleanser and I do use a drying agent every now and again as they do have their benefits but I do not rely on them anymore.

      Red Clover Acne Tea has been the most effective acne fighting product I've ever tried and will continue to us it.
      If you'd like to try it go here:
      http://www.jewelry-city-and-more.com/product/red-clover-acne-tea

  30. QUESTION:
    nose burns from wiping how to stop it?
    I have a really bad cold with a really runny nose and i have been wiping it so much it's raw and hurts. its burns when i wipe it now but nose is still runny mucinex, robbotussin, dont help. any other kids meds (im only 13) and homeremedys to stop runny nose or stop the burning sensation will help.

    • ANSWER:
      dab a bit of lotion to the chafed area around your nose and mouth. Mine was horrible a few weeks ago, and the dry skin looked lovely too lol. I stopped using tissue to blow or wipe my nose when I'm at home since that was actually what got me so chafed, I instead had a few old wash cloths and used them for blowing my nose. I would just toss them in the wash when they were too soaked to use anymore and the redness/raw skin healed up quick. Hope you feel better soon.

  31. QUESTION:
    my pimples r dry and painfull help?
    i have like this dry pimples cuz i put toothpast they r not gonne they r just dry wat should i do now i want them gonne any homeremedy ?they wont pop either and they hurt?:(
    i mean like something i can do w/ out using money home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      seriously check out neosporin. . .I don't think I spelled that right. . .but it always works well.

  32. QUESTION:
    I know I asked this already, but what is the fastest homeremedy to get rid of chest/back acne scars?
    I already know about some store products. Also, which works faster?

    Cocoa butter, lemon, or benzoyl peroxide?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    I got leg soreness from cheerleading practice yesterday... How can I get rid of it?
    The soreness is in my thighs. And I can't use any of the Sorensa pads or any of that so try your best to give me homeremedies (exc. soak legin water, etc.) And thanks!:)

    • ANSWER:
      So you can't use any tensor bandages and stuff? Well then I recommend put some ice! DO NOT TRY TO MAKE IT HOT. That'll worsen it even though it seems like a good idea! Also rest and don't try to pressure yourself to do something :)

  34. QUESTION:
    Any homeremedies out there for getting rid of canker sores?
    My little nephew is going nuts with 2 canker sores, how can I get rid of them?

    appreciate any help,
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Poor guy!

      Try warm salt water rinses all during the day and motrin for the discomfort.
      Check the tooth/brush oral hygiene section at the drug store for some numbing gel.

  35. QUESTION:
    my hair r falling can anyone tell me about any good shampoo?
    i am very worried.i also have dandreff.any easy homeremedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use hot water, use warm water to wash your hair, or cool water rinse, to prevent dandruff.

      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a homeremedy that i could do for an ingrown toenail on my right big toe?
    I have tried to dig it out but that not able to happen (to painful). Other than going to the doctor or digging it out is there like something I could do to help it (heard Vics vapo rub

    • ANSWER:
      i have had them forever the only way to get rid of them is to get it took out or dig them out the v cut in your nail dosnt work it just hurts like hell if u dont do anything it will get infected and u will have to go to the doctors your best bet is to soak it in hot water or take a long hot bath and try to dig it out but if i were u i would go get it fixed if not yall have it the rest of ur life you will have to dig it out every 2 to 3 weeks

  37. QUESTION:
    How to get ride of pimples ?
    i'm 16..im also in the basketball team and i sweat i mostly get them in my four head why do i get them tho.. any homeremedies ? help plz and thanks

    • ANSWER:
      go to your doctor. thats what i did

  38. QUESTION:
    I want to grow my dry damaged hair over the summer.?
    Ok so I really really want to grow my hair over summer ( wich is about I month and half) my hair is very dry because I straighten it everyday and I have alot of split ends... Please help me with ideas that will help me grow my hair.... For example you can add homeremedies and such. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    i heard preparation H and milk of magnesia can prevent wrinkles ?
    we do not have here preparation H , with what can i replace it ? ( can i use mebo ) , if u have any cheap anti - wrinkles homeremedies , please share it with me ????

    • ANSWER:
      um i have a royal jelly for your skin i bought 3 but i was going to ship 2 of them instead i found out they ship to vietnam easily so i still have 2 left

      it helps your skin be smooth i think i realy dont know but my mom is using it right now

      and it also act as a sleep aid i think

  40. QUESTION:
    How to pull out a dog tooth or homeremedies for infction?
    We just got a 3-4 month old puppy and all his teeth are healthy and coming in fine except (upper canine) which is brown and broken on the end. Its making his mouth swollen. We cant take him to the vet this month because we have already spent over 0 getting him to the vet. He had worms and was very malnurished. I didnt know if anyone could help me on how to pull it or ahome remedy to soothe his pain until next month whn we can take him in again. Thanks...please no hate mail

    • ANSWER:
      do you have a PAWS or humane society nearby? call and ask if they have any funding for emergency services. Often they have anonymous benefactors that donate. Sometimes you have to agree to get the puppy fixed at the same time.
      My cat got in a fight and (how do I say this gently...?) lost one of "the boys". Paws paid for most (we had to promise to pay ) and he got fixed at the same time. Usually they will send you to a particular vet because that vet will charge the minimum to the benefactor.
      For pain: I don't know how healthy it is but my Cocker spaniel puppy got into a tube of oregel. Didn't seem to hurt her a bit and she was drooooooooooooling all over the place. Came up to lick us and we couldn't figure out what was wrong until I went in the bathroom and say the chewed up tube!

      Good luck puppy!!

  41. QUESTION:
    My hair is about 2cm below my ears how long will it be in 1 year.?
    And also is there any homeremedies of helping hair grow.

    • ANSWER:
      Hair growth is a body function that performs faster and slower at times depending on a number of situations.

      For examples hair and nail grow much faster in summer month than in the winter. If you are healthy and active again that will stimulate hair growth...

      If your hair curls naturally it will take longer to notice growth, etc...

      A year from now, your hair should be at least shoulder lenght.

      cheers

  42. QUESTION:
    Is there a homeremedy that makes hair faster?
    I just bought mane n tail, i heard it makes hair grow faster:) Pleas help me are there any secrets what so ever? please tell me i know japenese girls grow there hair so fast! someone please help me! its an emergency!

    • ANSWER:
      Women are always known to be conscious of the way they look. Can’t blame them because somehow looking good gives them the self confidence they need to go through their daily routines and achieve their goals. Part from the face and the body, hair matters most to women.

      On the average, a person has approximately 100,000 strands of hair with each growing about one-half inch every month. For the entire year, the hair grows only about six inches long.

      Women love to have long hair. Many believe that long hair adds to a woman’s sexiness. But the question is how do you make your hair grow faster than usual? There are techniques, of course, although not all hair growing methods may work for everybody.

      Take your vitamins. The hair, just like any part of our body, needs the right vitamins and minerals to grow and stay healthy. Vitamin B is essential and this includes amino acids, B6, biotin and inositol. Folic acid should not be forgotten as well as minerals such as sulfure, zinc, silica and magnesium. In addition, Vitamin A or beta carotene is as important.

      Avoid stress. Any form of stress is never healthy so do your best to avoid it. Stress is known to stunt hair growth but anybody can fight it. Do some meditation and relaxation exercises and most of all, get enough rest and sleep. Medical experts have always proven that getting at least eight hours of sleep every day can give the body it’s needed energy for the next day.

      Get a trim each month. Those who’d like to grow their hair faster should have their hair trimmed at least every month. This way, you get rid of split ends and you give your hair the chance to grow and become healthy.

      Eat healthy. A healthy body reflects a healthy hair. Make sure then to eat a healthy and balanced diet every day to increase your chances of growing healthy and thicker hair. Opt for protein-rich food as well as fruits and green leafy vegetables.

      Stay away from the hot stuff. Did you know that hot water and frequent of use of hot hair dryers are unhealthy? These hot stuff may cause damage to your hair.

      Mild shampoo and conditioner. Choose only shampoos and conditioners that are mild. With numerous brands and variants available today, make sure to read the labels first before purchasing one.

      Use aloe vera. If you have an aloe vera plant in your garden, lucky you. Take off one leaf of the plant and then peel it off the end portion. Inside the leaf is a gel-like substance which you can apply on your scalp before taking a shower. This is an old home remedy that works effectively.

  43. QUESTION:
    Do the facial exercises for dark circles really work?
    I have read many places online that talk about exercises to help reduce dark circles under your eyes.

    http://www.ayushveda.com/homeremedies/dark-circles-under-eyes.htm#symptoms

    This site as an example.. Has anybody tried any exercises to improve the dark circles?? Did it work??

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    How to Get rid of Pimple Scars? HomeRemedies?
    Well my Pimples started appearing when I got here in America from the Philippines. Like a Whole Bunch of them Appeared on my Forehead and on the sides of my Face. I don't know what was causing this but I was washing my Face 2 times a day to get rid of the Oil on my Face. Now that it's Gone, the Acne Scars are left behind. Any Home remedies to get rid of this? No products Please. I'm not Rich :D I'm only 13.

    • ANSWER:
      My little sister is 13 too and is trying to get rid of her acne scars. The best and cheapest way to get rid of them is using cocoa butter. It works miracles and gets rid of scars within a week. Sometimes you dont even notice your scars are gone. Also, itll make your skin softer and less prone to acne.

  45. QUESTION:
    I'm pregnant what can i do about a toothache?
    What homeremedies can i use for a toothache while i am pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Best bet is to go to a dentist and get the tooth fixed. Then it won't hurt. I always told my kids, you can go see the dentist now, or go later, and pay a LOT more money.

  46. QUESTION:
    My ear keeps closing up and i cant hear out of it! help?
    my left ear is closed up and i can't really hear out of it and sometimes it pops.
    what is wrong?
    and what should i do?
    any homeremedies?

    • ANSWER:
      if you talking about stopped up where when you talk it sounds loud..then it's probly a sinus infection or something..i really don't understand what you mean by closing up..

  47. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff and excessive hairfall,plz tell me a homeremedy to reduce this?
    I also have splitends. Plz help

    • ANSWER:
      The best home remedy that ive tried & tested over the years and would surely solve all of your hair-related problems i.e. dandruff, hairfall and splitends izzzzzzz.......
      Olive oil 3-4 Tbs (or even more, depending on the length of your hair)
      Just warm it up, add freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon (u can use vinegar too, but lemon works much better). Beat them together with a fork... and massage it in ur hair with the tips of ur fingers.
      Wrap ur hair with a towel soaked in hot water (that u can tolerate).
      After 2 hrs, wash it off with a moisturising/dry damaged hair shampoo :)
      U can initially do it twice a week..then follow-up with just once a week. YOUR HAIR WILL THANK YOU :)))
      Imp points: For an extra boost u can also add 2 Tbs yougurt in the mixture of oil and lemon

  48. QUESTION:
    Any homeremedies for migraine ?
    I've been suffering from cronic migraine for a long time till now. I have tried alot of different medicines non of them have work. It's horrible sometimes the pain have last for a week. I was wondering if there any home remedies for it? I'll be very thankfull for them.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Drink water
      2. Drink caffeine
      3. Tying a headband around the head
      4. Fish oil
      5. Peppermint oil
      6. Eat ginger or take ginger capsules
      7. Magnesium
      8. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
      9. CoEnzymeQ10
      10. Butterbur
      11. Cold (or hot) compress

      And if you take to much pain killers you can give yourself a headache, even if your headhurts try to not take anything. Also sometimes it can be from the way you sit on the computer or at work/school.

  49. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my whiteheads, they're quite small but noticeable?
    i am in year 8, and i get loads of whiteheads on my forehead and my nose and it looks horrible...
    what can i do to get rid of them...creams/homeremedies/tablets
    anything, i'm really depressed:-( x

    • ANSWER:
      you can buy strips that you stick on over them and peel off, the whiteheads come out with the strip


homeremedy for

How To Get Rid Of Kp

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP(chicken bumps) This is for my g/f?
    She watns something that will get rid of KP or is there some type of laser surgery or anything. SHe already has DemaDoctor KP scrub and it does work but it makes the bumps feel a little smaller and it last only 3 to 4 days at the most. Thanks. She has DD KP lotion too but that really does not do much.

    • ANSWER:
      Please see the web pages for more details on Keratosis pilaris.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have tried everything and nothing seems to work. I need something that really works and I am saying this as a scientist, you would think I have founs something to get rid of KP, but nothing seems to work and all the stuff I have you are to expensive I can't afford this stuff. Any home remedies you guys know of or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, you can't. It is an inherited condition. There are some medications mentioned on the web that say they will help the condition, but they will not eradicate it. Using a rich emollient like Lubriderm or Aveeno help cut down on the roughness, but nothing makes it go away. The only thing that works is time. As you get older, KP literally goes away on its own. You just have to wait it out. Sorry.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis pilaris on arms?
    What's a natural remedy that doesn't require lotion or cream etc. I read somewhere someone was talk about apple cider vinaigre but they didn't say how they used it. Anyone have any personal experience with getting rid of KP?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of keratosis pilaris?
    What's a natural remedy that doesn't require lotion or cream etc. I read somewhere someone was talk about apple cider vinaigre but they didn't say how they used it. Anyone have any personal experience with getting rid of KP? I don't want to use any products made for this whatsoever!

    • ANSWER:
      Try squeezing lemon juice and keep it in the frige over night in a bottle with a few garlic cloves mashed/chopped in it.

      Rub it on your area with KP and leave it there to dry as much as possible. Make sure it doesn't go into your eyes or other sensetive places.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of keratosis Pilaris and scaring?
    I have had kp since I was 6 months old, I am now 14! It didn't used to bother me to much when I was younger, it wasn't that noticeable. I have it on my upper arms my tighs and my face, it's liveable not so red more bumpy than anything, but with certain scrubs and the occasional pick they have scabbed and I always pick them so they have scarred that was about a year ago, so that's only on my upper arms, I then went on holiday couple months after and they tanned, I have used bio oil since then and it's defiantly less visible but I was wondering firstly how to get rid of kp tried everything and then how to get rid or make scarrs less visible ? Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear about your condition. Apparently, it goes away when you get older, but of course, you'd wanna be relieved off it as much as you could before then.

      I'm guessing you've already done some online research, but lemme just share some info I found, in case you haven't come across them yet.

      According to Dr. Myers in this article from Mind, Body, Green, KP is a symptom/sign of gluten intolerance http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7482/10-signs-youre-gluten-intolerant.html

      Have you heard about this, and tried improving your diet? High-gluten food (if you go through the whole article) isn't really healthy for anyone anyway, so try cutting out or reducing your intake of food with any wheat or flour. That might make you sad, but lots of people are doing that and their skin problems dramatically improve, not to mention experience a big improvement in having more energy & weight-loss. The typical American food has so much processed & refined starches. It's best to avoid or cut back on eating them (less bread, pasta, baked goodies, fast food, junk food, etc) and eat more fresh, whole foods that's not so processed.

      One of the best sites to explore on health is http://www.naturalnews.com/ There's a search field there you can use. A few articles that came up under KP talked about lots of skin problems, and there are reports of people having good results using Coconut Oil (virgin, organic -- I get mine from Trader Joe's cuz they sell things cheaper there than any other natural-products store) on their skin. It generally helps heal skin, so it could be good for KP & new scars. Tea Tree Oil also came up as an effective remedy to treat or reduce KP symptoms.

      For scars, I recommend aloe vera, coconut oil, cocoa butter, & vitamin e oil. There are also skin care products for scars. I use a homeopathic scar control medicine oil for my scars/keloids, while others use store-bought creams with dimethicone (a silicone oil that reduces scars). Wish I could help you find & get these, but good luck.

      Hope this helps...

  6. QUESTION:
    methods to get rid of Karatosis Pilaris?
    I have karatosis pilaris on my upper arms and my face's cheeks. I am using Eucerin on my face and another brand on my arms. My cheek bumps have seemed to go away but not my arms really. Does anyone have any methods to get rid of KP? Any help is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, I have the same thing in the same place. I also use the same cream as you. Sadly, they are spreading to my back.

      I was told that there's no way of getting rid of it. *shrugs*

  7. QUESTION:
    KP Sufferers: Has any Keratosis Pilaris remedies worked for you?
    I want to try getting rid of my kp (or at least reduce it) but I don't know where to start. I know that there is a lot of different remedies out there, but I don't want to waste my time trying them all. What's worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get to of keratosis pilaris?
    What's a natural remedy that doesn't require lotion or cream etc. I read somewhere someone was talk about apple cider vinaigre but they didn't say how they used it. Anyone have any personal experience with getting rid of KP? I don't want to use any kind of lotion meant for this whatsoever! ( just throwing that in there because I asked this before!)

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of razor bumps on my upper arms?
    I need to get rid of them, even though they've been on my arms for like a year. I hope they can be helped. I shaved my arms once, and I think they might've showed up then, but I can't remember if they've been there all along or not.
    I shaved my arms just one time. Like, it was with that soap razor thing. I use it on my legs and everything, and they are just fine. Maybe my arms just didn't like it. I just need to find a way to make them go away!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      On your upper arms? That may be Keritosis Pilarias....I don't remember the exact name. (don't quote me on that). But it's a condition that has no cure, but there are special creams that may help. I've done some reading on 'KP Duty'. That should help.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP (Keratosis Pilaris)?
    I really want to get rid of the dots on the back of my arms. Can someone please tell me and and just get straight to the point? Please!

    • ANSWER:
      I have KP too and my doctor prescribed me triamcinolone. It's actually helped a lot and my KP has mostly cleared up. I have a few places where the KP is still there, but it's significantly less than it was before. Talk to your doctor about it, because there's really so body wash that's available off the shelf that would work. You'd need something stronger.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of these bumps on my upper arms?
    I have these bumps that i have on my upper arms and i don't know how to get rid of them! My grandma said it was because i have dry skin so i started using lotion but it didn't really help. Im so embarrassed about it i won't wear short sleeves anymore. is there anything i could do?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i might have had the same thing as you. if it is, it's called keratosis pilaris.
      http://medimages.healthopedia.com/large/keratosis-pilaris.jpg
      it is because of dry skin but most lotions aren't good enough to hydrate your skin properly. all you have to do is get a rough washcloth and scrub the area to exfoliate. then smooth in oil or cocoa butter (avoid vaseline or baby oil) on it while your skin is still very wet. after it dries rub more into your skin. do this every night (or day depending on when you shower) and if that doesn't work after a few weeks, you might have to buy something called dermadoctor kp duty.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris on my arms?
    I know you can't get rid of it in a snap.
    But what are good ways to reduce it so your arms don't look so..... Bumpy, Red and gross?

    • ANSWER:
      Jonbeha,
      There is no available cure, miracle pill, or universally effective treatment for KP. It sometimes clears completely by itself without treatment. The exact cause of KP is unknown. There seems to be a problem with overproduction of the keratin part of the skin called hyperkeratinization. KP is thought to be partly inherited (genetic) in origin. Many treatment options and skin-care recipies are available for controlling the symptoms of KP. Many patients have very good temporary improvement following a regular skin-care program of lubrication. As a general rule of thumb, treatment needs to be continuous. Since there is no available cure or universally effective treatment for KP, the list of potential lotions and creams is long. It is important to keep in mind that as with any condition, no therapy is uniformly effective in all people.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the annoying red bumps on the outsides of my arms?
    I have developed these clusters of red bumps on the outside of my arms, how can I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably keratosis pilaris if they don't hurt or itch. They are very common. alot of teens have it. Some adults too. there's no cure. Sorry, but there's not. I have it too and it sucks. Try exfoliating a few times a week and you could try oil pulling. Some people say it cures there KP.

      Do some research online to see if it's what you have or not

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bumps on the back of my arms?
    I have small bumps on the back of my upper arms. I used to think that they were caused by some kind of vitamin deficiency, but I take a multivitamin every day, and yet the bumps are still there. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      My sis had the same problem and used KP Duty from Dermadoctor and it worked on her. It's like a scrub that exfoliate your skin. You can buy this at Sephora.com http://www.dermadoctor.com/product.asp?productid=1576&WID=%7B46963C6C%2D1ACC%2D4E4B%2DBD6D%2DB35E908DF5CA%7D

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of bumps on the back of my arms?
    I have small bumps on the back of my upper arms. I used to think that they were caused by some kind of vitamin deficiency, but I take a multivitamin every day, and yet the bumps are still there. How do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      You have keratosis pilaris. You can go to a regular doctor or dermatologist to get some cream or lotion to treat it or you can also get a product called KP Duty at Sephora.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of little bumps on my skin?
    I have nice skin it's mostly smooth but all over my arms there are little bumps. I know it's not a rash because they're not at all red, it's not pimples either, and they aren't goosebumps because even when i'm sweating hot I can still feel the bumps. What do I do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. What you have is called keratosis pilaris. It is where the tiny hair follicles get clogged causing rough bumps. Don't use anything too abrasive on it as this can irritate it worse. You need to use a moisturizing cleanser with a washcloth and you need to use a lotion containing either lactic acid or alpha hydroxy acid. The lotion will exfoliate the bumps away and keep your skin moisturized. You should use it twice per day until your bumps go away, then you can revert to once a day to maintain smoothness. You can find these lotions at Walgreen's, cvs, or any other drug store. I like AmLactin it works really well for me. For more information on KP go to this website they have a lot of good info (and aren't trying to sell anything :>) http://www.keratosis-pilaris.com/types.php. You can also find a lot of info just by looking it up on yahoo.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these red bumps on my arms?
    I have these small red bumps on my outer arm. They don't itch, they don't bother me at all. I just don't know how to get rid of them. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris - Chicken Skin - Bane of my existence!!

      Go out and buy Neostrata 10% AHA body lotion and use it every day!!

      If you have more $$ to spend, go to amazon.com and search for lactic acid peel under the brand name Skin Laboratory.

      They have both dramatically improved my KP :)

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  19. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of skin bumps?
    Okay, I have these bumps under my thigh and they get on my nerves. They're not itchy, red or imflammed. They're just there. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? And how to do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you have kp (keratosis pilaris). You can buy something with alpha hydroxy in it. It helps shed old skin and bring out new skin. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of kp in a week?
    So I have kp on my face, and I have the week off so I wanna get rid of these bumps on my face. How can I naturally get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      i have it too, all over my arms & legs. the only things ive found that made any difference at all is using a scrub body wash (i use Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Smoothing Body Wash) and moisturize after you get out of the shower.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of spots on your arms?
    There like these little dots/spots on my arms, does anyone know how to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      If they are tiny little red bumps, most likely KP (keratosis pilaris). They are infected hair follicles. There is a way to remedy this. 1. Exfoliate well, daily. 2. Keep moisturized 3. A healthy amount of sun will even out discoloration.

      DermaDoctor is a good cream specifically for KP. Found in places like Sephora.

      Read that this is usually something that gets better with age. It's a hormonal thing. It actually effects millions of people. Nothing scary.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red dots on legs?
    It's not razor burn. I have them even when I haven't shaved in a long time. They're flat and red and they're on the backs of my legs (mostly in the are behind my shins). They don't give me a burning sensation either.
    They look awful! How do I get rid of them?
    Thanks so much in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like KP or Keratosis Pilaris. It also may appear on you thighs, back and upper arms. You can use Amlactin lotion you can get from walmart and exfoliate your skin during showers or baths. Keep your skin from getting dry. It may not go away fast but you can make it better. KP is a build up of keratin in the hair follicle.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris and am desperate to get rid of it. Anybody that knows a way to get rid of it, has an idea or has experienced it themselves could u please help. this is making me very self conscious :(

    thx so much!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had this condition as well. The "permanent goosebumps" may not seem like a big deal to other people, but I understand how you feel! I have found KP will resolve once nutritional deficiencies are resolved.

      The two main things needed are:

      1. High quality omega-3 supplement like Neptune Antarctic Krill oil. You will also need to back off consumption of omega-6 rich foods because omega-6 competes with omega-3 for absorption.

      2. Adequate minerals. You will want to consider how mineral rich your diet is (probably a little low is my guess!) as well as how well you are absorbing the minerals you take in. Some things that helped me are Vital Earth fulvic minerals (results in just days), cultured foods and drinks (like kombucha, kefir and kimchee) and a Betaine HCl pill that helps me to break down and absorb the foods I eat. I tend to have low stomach acid (many if not most people do!) which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients, especially minerals and fats. No wonder I had KP!

      Try the recommended things above and see how your skin improves.

      CC

  24. QUESTION:
    does lava soap work on Keratosis pilaris?
    I have recently heard that lava soap can get rid of kp bumps
    i wanted to know if this was true
    Ive had KP for as long as i can remember on my arms and i really want to get rid of them
    and if it does work, how long does it take to remove all of these bumps and get smooth skin?

    • ANSWER:
      found this

  25. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of bumps on the upper arm?
    i read in glamour magazine a few years ago that there are products that have certain ingredients to get rid of them, but i don't think they actually listed 'which' products worked.
    does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      well..do you mean kp (keratosis pilaris)? i have that problem on my arms.and there's no way to get rid of them, you can just smooth them. a good lotion is AmLactin. you could also use exfoliating body wash. that works really well to smooth them down.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can i modify a gas airsoft pistol to be fully automatic if it was only made to be semi.?
    I have a KWA kp. 45 ( old model) and i was wondering if there was a way i could modify it to become fully automatic. This gun is not a springer, it runs on green gas.

    • ANSWER:
      most gbb's are almost entirely the same in design. i dont feel like posting pics and such but basicly their is a sear on their that allows only one shot per trigger pull. get rid of this IE sanding and whalla, full auto..

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of obvious darkened hair follicles on legs and butt?
    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll129/faded_kiss_photo/Image035.jpg

    I have these spots on my leg and butt. They aren't bumpy, just reddish/brownish. I've had them for a long time, but I want to get rid of them. What is it and how do i get rid of them? I only have it on my legs and butt.

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that youh happen to have a condition called Keratosis Pilaris (KP) there's no cure for it but it could be treated.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is There Anyway To Get Rid Of KP?
    I'm fourteen and I've had keratosis pilaris for as long as I can remember. I only have it on my arms, but I am tired of being self conscious about it. So, if anyone can help me out with any tips to get rid of it that would be great. I already exfoliate and use good lotion.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.helpforkp.com/

      i personally have it.. it gets worse in the winter... but good luck.. look on this web site it might help you <3

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone have any easy methods for getting rid of KP?
    I'm nearly 14 and I've had KP for about 3 years now and I'm REALLY fed up with it! It makes me feel like I need to cover up my skin and just makes me a bit depressed. Has anyone got any methods for getting rid of it, or reducing it without me having to go to the doctor or anything to buy something? Please help me!!!

    • ANSWER:
      1.light cream. constantly.
      2.Avoid anything that drys out skin. (showering with heavy soap)
      3. move to someplace warmer and more humid.

  30. QUESTION:
    Keratosis Pilaris Sufferers: Should KP get in your way of wearing what you want?
    I'm a 15 year old girl with KP on my arms and legs, and I never wear dresses, shorts, skirts, or short sleeves because I'm just too embarrassed. Should I let it get in the way of wearing what I want? Do you have trouble wearing what you want because of it? Is there any ways of getting rid of the KP, or at least reduce it (esp the redness)?

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP redness?
    KP stands for Keratosis Palaris, a skin disease where (mostly in your arms, but it can be on your thighs or face) little white head like bumps are all over your skin, and the skin is a reddish purplish tint. I have the bumps under control, I just don't know how to get rid of the reddish purple color. It kinda looks like roscea if that helps. Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get ride of these little bumps scars on my upper arms?
    The skin on my upper arms used to be so smooth.. I have a habbit of picking at my arms when I feel they have little bumps.. The backside of my upper arms is not smooth and kinda of rough and bumpy. What can I do to get rid of the bumps.. I mean you can see the little spots on my arms. Is there some sort of herbal remedy or cream from the stores I can buy to get ride of the scars I got from picking at my arms to make them look smooth again?

    • ANSWER:
      do you have red chicken bumps like this?

      http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&q=keratosis+pilaris&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21

      This condition is called keratosis pilaris.

      I would suggest using KP Derma Doctor products.
      They're pretty expensive though but really worth it.

      http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Keratosis-Pilaris_51.html

  33. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on my skin that look like goose bumps?
    they're on my arms and tummy and they look like little white bumps (not red) and they wont go away. they're not spread out they are in groups and are small. i want to get rid of them but idk how. does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them?plz help.

    • ANSWER:
      ?Keratosis pilaris...
      Keratosis pilaris (KP) describes a group of disorders.1 It is a very common condition in which there is hyperkeratosis around hair follicles. KP is often described in association with other dry skin conditions. the bumps can be white, pinkish brown or red.
      Treatment
      * Avoid excessive dryness of the skin but emollients and moisturisers are of limited value. That is not to say that they have no value.
      * Creams with salicylic acid, lactic acid or urea may be of value.
      * Expensive cosmetic or vitamin creams are not helpful.
      * An abrasive pad may be helpful.
      * Take tepid showers rather than hot baths.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red SPOTS (not bumps) from keratosis pilaris?
    So I have the dreadful KP and this past winter it was horrible!
    So I got a hydrocortisone cream and lactic acid cream from my dermatologist and it cleared all the bumps! However, now I have unsightly red spots that become super obvious when I'm cold.

    How can I make these go away??? They're very annoying :(

    • ANSWER:
      The dermatologist can probably give you something for that, too.

      I seem to remember Murad.com having something in their acne line that contained hydroquinone to lessen the red spots left behind by acne. Perhaps something like that might work.

      Use gentle shower soap and a good lotion like an unscented lotion like Eucerin to help with keeping your skin calm and non-irritated.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of KP on back arms and face?
    After years and years and one year of high school I noticed how much I HATE my kp right now its bugging me. I see people with silky arms and idt about hair or anything but this kp is driving my head up the walll.... I hate that all these girls can wear tank tops to school and i cant cause of it.. and i want a nice smooth face too... PLEASE HELP ME. Im gettting desperate

    • ANSWER:
      I have it too. There is no cure :( When I was in high school I had a little on my cheeks and on my upper arms. They say it is supposed to get better as you get older. Unfortunately, I am 31 and I still won't wear tank tops, but the bumps on my cheeks went away. I also feel so jealous of people with nice smooth arms. One thing I can tell you is DON'T scrub it. Throw away your loofah sponges if you have them. They make it worse. I got rid of mine a couple of months ago and it has gotten a little less red (still there though). Don't treat it with acne cleanser and use lots of lotion. They sell some creams on the internet. I haven't tried them though. I am so sorry for you - I know how you feel. There are so many people out there with it, more than you realize. I think the stats say one out of three!

  36. QUESTION:
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    i bought salt scrub bar it sais on it gently buff and smooth you skin with exfoliating sea salt ,loofah and softening sweet almond oil..will this help a little bit?

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no known cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP); however, there are effective treatments available in our forums.
      http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      Moisturizing lotions are often soothing and may help the appearance of the skin. Skin creams with medications containing urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin D may be recommended by your physician. However, improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back.
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001462.htm

  37. QUESTION:
    Whats happening to my skin and what should I do?
    I've been getting goose-bump like little spots all over my arms so I'm just wanting some advice on how to get rid of them, the reason for them and if they are contagious. Thanks
    Just wondering how I might have gotten them, if they are contagious and if I should see a dermatologist or just a regular doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      They could be anything from hives to an allergic reaction to a virus to Kp and on and on. I would go to a doctor and have him take a look. Moisturize till you get a conclusive diagnosis from a doctor.

  38. QUESTION:
    I have keratosis pilaris (kp) and need advice on treaments?
    I have started using AmLactin lotion for almost a week and I have seen no change except my skin is pretty smooth, but the bumps are still red and visible. I'm going to keep using the lotion but I would like to know of other things I can do to get rid of my kp. It is on my arms,thighs, and back. I am 19 and I have had it my whole life. Any advice helps.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been diagnosed by a dermatologist (or other doctor) with KP? It's not common and several other conditions can be mistaken for KP... most commonly, folliculitis is sometimes confused for KP.

      Folliculitis is tiny infected glands around the hair follicles. Can be on arms, legs, groin and even on scalp/eyebrows. Sometimes, proper hydration can be part of correcting this problem because dry skin will produce more sebum. With increased sebum production, we see blockage of the glands and the opportunity for infection.

      KP, however, is often related to insufficient vitamin A. Vitamin A (actually beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A) can be found in brightly orange and yellow colored fruits and veg. I'm also including link that lists other food sources of vitamin A.
      http://www.hoptechno.com/bookfoodsourceA.htm

      Cod liver oil is also an excellent source of vitamin A (as well as vit D and omega-3.) A teaspoon of cod liver oil daily could also be included in your routine. The omega-3 fatty acids will also contribute toward healthy skin overall.

      If increasing dietary intake of these essential nutrients doesn't resolve your problem, consider talking with your local registered/licensed ND to guide you toward other treatment options.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can I do to diminish the appearance of bumps on my legs?
    I don't shave because it's still pretty cold out and I don't see the need to shave if I won't be wearing shorts anytime soon. Anyway, I have dark, raised bumps all over my legs and thighs. Some have hairs and some don't. If I use a depilatory like Nair, will it also get rid of the bumps? Or is their a certain product to help with this?

    Also, does this have a name?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have Keratosis Pilaris. I have this on my upper arms and got rid of it by using KP Duty lotion from dermadoctor.com It's kind of expensive but as long as I use it a few times a week it keep them smooth and not noticeable anymore. They also have a scrub I think it might be called KP Duty too and it helps get rid of the bumpy parts and then the lotion smooths it out and helps keep it that way and fade the discoloration. I use the scrub once a week. This stuff is a lot cheaper than the stuff I used to get at the dermatologist which was basically just a really moisturizing greasy lotion and this stuff actually works.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is the best thing to get rid or nits?
    i have tried kp 24 and some other foamy thing and it didnt work. i still got them. what would you say u do about it?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you cure the skin condition Keratosis Pilairs?
    I have Keratosis Pilairs, and because of it i have rough bumps all over my arms and legs and stomach. My face is really bright red all over, but smooth. Its apparently genetic, but i hate it, how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I found that champori cream for psoriasis clears my kp better than anything else: takes just a few days and then my skin stays smooth for months on end. Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesnt work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Mol.

  42. QUESTION:
    How Can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I'm 14 and I have Keratosis Pilaris (Kp) everywhere. Kp is a common genetic skin condition where you get little bumps on your skin. But mine is on my arms, forearms, thighs, face, neck, chest, stomach, and on my shoulder blades. It wont go away. I used Amlactin (lotion) tried everything! Not to be all into myself or anything, but I am an attractive person, but I cant let girls touch me becuz of my rough skin. Its ruining EVERYTHING! How can I treat this thing, plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have KP on my arms and legs and I just recently bought KP Elements exfoliating lotion... My arms are so smooth and it even reduces the redness too. Even after the first application, I noticed a big difference. It's about for a small jar of it but it's definitely worth the money. I am very grateful they made this product!

  43. QUESTION:
    If I talk to my doctor about kp will she perscribe me something?
    I'm 13 and still go to a pediatrician, so will she prescribe me a cream or pill to get rid of them?
    By the way, in case you don't know, kp stands for keratosis pilaris, which are hard plugs in hair follicles that, frankly, look like pimples.

    • ANSWER:
      ya ok so im 14 and when I went to my doctor she gave me a bunch of things but in the end they didn't help at all. So i researched some more and it says its impossible to completely get rid of them but there are things that help like there're over priced creams and scrubs from the dema doctor some people said that dream cream from lush helped and others say 100% pure coconut oil worked for them but frankly non of these have worked for me .Some people even said that it was because they were allergic to certain food items or that people with kp are vitamin a deficient because r body's can't absorb it normally but we can't absorb it normally because we are missing essential oils in r body so i tried having omega supplements and vitamin a supplements but that didn't work either and i started getting really annoyed since i have it on my face arms and legs!! Also, apparently this vitamin a cream works rlly well but i haven't tried it since its 40 buck for a sample tube!! and it doesn't cure kp, it only makes it look better and after you stop using the vitamin a cream ur kp comes back after a week. i myself keep trying to find inexpensive ways to cure my kp but, it hasn't been going that well. what kinda works for me was dream cream from lush but it only made my skin smooth but the kp was still really visible and the h2o raspberry guava moisturizing body balm which has made my kp look dramatically less visible!!

      hope this helps!!

      ~Stephanie

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I've got KP, which is these little bumps on skin that somewhat resemble goodebumps. The bumps are mostly on the back of my thighs, and I really want to get rid of them. Is there any way to do so?

    • ANSWER:
      KP is a genetic disease. You can control it but, there is no cure for it.

      I have been using Derma Doctor KP duty and have been pleased with the results. There are other things you can use, but I have been reading that Glycolic acid which is in these products helps.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I've had them my entire life... and the only thing dermotologists give me is acne cream! That just makes it worse, it's not acne... the skin around them is red and they aren't acne-like at all. Does anyone else have these? Any tips on getting rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like keratosis pilaris. The first link below has a picture - see if this is what yours looks like. KP is a very common, completely harmless skin condition. It is found most often on the back of arms and front of legs, but it can also appear on the face, torso, and backside - basically anywhere except the palms and soles. KP is a buildup of keratin (the stuff your hair and nails are made of) in the hair follicles. It disappears in adulthood for some people, but others (like me) are stuck with it forever. You can treat it, but there is no cure. You can use lotions that contain an alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid, or lactic acid if your skin is more sensitive) and urea. These lotions aren't easy to find, and you may have to go online. The only one I've found in the local stores is Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Plus Intensive Repair Creme. The alpha hydroxy acids are basically a chemical exfoliant, and the urea helps hold moisture. Chemical exfoliants are better than mechanical (scrubs, loofahs, Buf-Puf, etc.) - scrubbing can make the problem worse.

      It takes a little while before you see results, and if you stop using the lotion, the bumps come back. Also, these lotions cause your skin to be more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to wear sunscreen.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of redness/purpleness caused by keratosis pilaris?
    I have kp on the back of my arms and on my legs and basically all over! My legs have hundreds of purple dots up and down them. Is there anyway to get rid of the odd coloring caused by kp. I have very very very very very light irish skin and it is very noticeable.HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Initial treatment should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily.

      If this does not help, change to a medicated cream containing urea (Carmol, Vanomide, U-Kera, Ultra Mide, Nutraplus) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily - it may be too irritating to use more often. More aggressive home treatment can be done if ones skin can tolerate it. The plugged pores can be removed by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or 'Buf-Puf'.

      Prescription medicines that may help include antibiotics (Erythromycin, Bactrim) if the spots are very red and Tazorac Cream. Tazorac, a relative of vitamin A, may cause irritation in some people.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    Why does the skin on my arms and butt feel weird?
    Ok this might be really strange but parts of my body (especially my butt and the back of my arms) have this weird skin condition. I dont know how to describe it, it doesnt look like much but it doesnt feel as smooth as the rest of my skin. It kinda feels like I have permanent goosebumps on those places and if you look closely, it looks like theres tiny pimples there. Does anyone know what this is or how I can get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      keratosis pilaris!
      ---Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition often referred to as "chicken skin". If you have keratosis pilaris, you are not alone. Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.

      Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While KP resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (Often confused with acne.)---
      go get more info at http://www.keratosis-pilaris.org/ :)

  48. QUESTION:
    What are good treatments for keratosis pilaris?
    Hey, I have KP on my arms and a little on my face, (but not so much to really notice)..but I can't say the same for my arms,(they're pretty noticeable) soo..I was wondering if there are any GOOD TREATMENTS because unfortunately there is NO CURE!!!

    Oh and Im 13 soooo I would really like to wear a swim suit without being self-consious about my arms...

    Thanks a lot:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! ohmygosh, I had the exact same question about a week ago. Im 16, and Ive never really thought too much about KP, until I found out im taking a trip to california in a couple weeks, and I want to try really hard to look good in a bikini as well!

      The appearance of KP can be decreased by these main ingredients: urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin D These are all keratosis fighting substances that rid your skin of those pesky little keratosis-clogged pores.

      the first four can be found in moisturizers. My tip to you would be to find a moisturizer high in one or several of these ingredients (that means anywhere from 5% of an ingredient to 15%). Vitamin D is found in sunlight, so being in the sun will help a lot (Just don't get sunburned, lol) When I went to taiwan a year ago, I noticed that along with my tan, my kp was completely gone! my skin was baby smooth, and it had never been that way before. I didn't know why, but after some research, I realized Vitamin D helps a lot with KP.

      I have been struggling with KP for almost my entire life, so i can understand the frustration and embarrassment you might experience from having this condition.

      Along with moisturizing day and night with lotions high in those ingredients, I also follow the advice given in this youtube video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_5S3gmUrXk

      I've only been using her treatment for about 2 days, but my appearance of KP has already decreased tons! Im thinking that by another week, it'll be completely gone :). Oh, and in the video, the girl mentions clearasil's ultra exfoliating scrub. Unfortunately, that product was only available in Canada, so i was pretty disappointed. But then I realized that clearasil's ultra acne scrub is the same thing as the exfoliating scrub. It just has a different name I guess because of different locations.

      Anyways, good luck! I hope this helps with your KP, and that we both look good in time for bikni season :)

  49. QUESTION:
    I have karatosis palarius aka chicken skin. How do i treat it?
    I have a skin condition called karatosis palirus. It is also known as chicken skin. I have had it as long as i can remember. It is very common. I've read that it mostly appears on the back of your arms and on your legs. Well i have it all over my legs and arms, my face, and a little on my stomach. My doctor did confirm what it was and i want to know how to get rid of it. It looks so ugly!

    • ANSWER:
      Research online. There are millions of websites dedicated to the treatment of KP.

      Exfoliate it and moisturize with DERMAdoctor KP Duty. It's the best treatment I've seen so far. Not prescription either, you can buy it at Sephora, though it's a little expensive. Moisturizers containing Alpha Hydroxy Acid or lactic acid definitely help.

      Don't pick on them.


how to get rid of kp

What Are Natural Remedies

The gallbladder in our body is a pear shaped organ below the liver in the right side of the abdomen. It contains digestive liquid called bile which aids in digestion. When this fluid hardens, it forms deposits in form of small stones called gallstones or gallbladder stones. A person can develop one gallstone or many gallstones. It is best to use herbal remedies to remove gallbladder stone fast in order to avoid pain and discomfort.

One may experience pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, pain in the back or near the right shoulder. The intensity of the pain can increase in abdomen and can last from few minutes to some hours. These gallbladder stones are formed when there is imbalance in the content of the bile juice. The bile consists of bile acids, cholesterol, bilirubin, etc. When there is excess of cholesterol or bilirubin, these stones are formed. There are two types of gallstones - Cholesterol and Pigment Stones. The bile contains chemicals to dissolve the cholesterol, but when there is excess cholesterol, it forms crystals and becomes a stone. Similarly, when there is excess bilirubin, Pigment stones are formed. Pigment stones are usually dark in color whereas the cholesterol stones which are also the most common type are yellow-green in color. Another reason for formation of gallbladder stones is when the gallbladder does not empty regularly or completely. Due to this the bile gets concentrated and forms stones.

Factors that put you at a higher risk of developing gallstones are: being obese, woman are more prone to developing gallstones, being old, low fiber diet, having a family history of stones or having diabetes. Gallstones can be detected using ultrasound and there are medications and the option of surgery to treat this condition. However a safe way is to use herbal remedies to remove gallbladder stone fast. These remedies are natural and can be done at home with ease. Some of the herbal remedies to remove gallbladder stone fast are as follows:

1. Dandelion: Use this herb to make a herbal tea and drink this regularly. This will help in eliminating the gallstones.

2. Chicory: The chicory flower, seeds and root are used for treating gallbladder disorders. The chicory juice promotes secretion of bile.

3. Alfalfa: This is an effective remedy to get rid of gallstones.

4. Artichoke Leaves: Artichoke leaves help in breaking down the cholesterol deposits in bile.

5. Peppermint: Peppermint is effective in case of gallbladder stones.

6. Milk Thistle: These herbs are considered as lipotropic supplement. It helps in altering the chemicals present in the bile in the gallbladder.

7. Parsley: Parsley is a medicinal herb used as a diuretic.

8. Turmeric: Turmeric is a bile flow stimulant and therefore it can prevent gallbladder stones.

9. Ginger Root: It is used to fight gallbladder disease and enhances cholesterol absorption. It also stimulates the production of bile acids.

10. KidClear capsule is all-in-one herbal remedy to remove stones from gallbladder fast and effectively.

Apart from following these herbal remedies to remove gallbladder stone fast one should take vitamin E and vitamin C. A deficiency of these vitamins has been linked to formation of gallstones. Eat food high in fiber and nutrition not high in fat and sugar content.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?

    A) strong clinical research supports their role in modern medicine.
    B) the placebo effect helps these treatments appear to be effective.
    C) they do not produce any side effects or drug interactions.
    D) all of the above.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      "B" would be the most correct answer in this case, though it isn't fair to categorize all natural remedies as ineffective.

      "A" is not true. There is no evidence that Homeopathic remedies have any efficacy whatsoever. The theory behind Homeopathy (and I'm using their own definition) is that you work on the principle of opposites, i.e. if someone has a fever, you give him or her a medicine that would induce a fever, but in tiny amounts. However, the doses involved in Homeopathy are EXTREMELY minute. It involves starting with a tiny dose of a known medication (plant extracts or other chemical substances) then repeated dilutions with distilled water until it is diluted BILLIONS to one, i.e. there may be only a few molecules (if any) of the original substance in the liquid. This is essentially distilled water without anything else. The theory is again that the medication "imprints" the water with it's essence, which is highly implausible from any scientific standpoint. It is not particularly fair to say that all natural remedies are in this same category. Some natural remedies have definite pharmacological properties, in fact many current medications were derived from "natural" sources such as quinine (from a tree bark).

      "C" is also not true, some natural remedies may be effective BECAUSE they contain substance which have a pharmacological basis AND they may react with other drugs with adverse events.

      "D" is false because "A" & "C" are false.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies to get rid of tapeworms?
    My five cats have tape worms, and the medicine every month is getting expensive. Are there any natural remedies to get rid of them? I heard garlic but it isn't good for cats because it destroys red blood cells.

    • ANSWER:
      Tapeworms are tricky to kill. There are no safe natural remedies I am aware of. Sometimes you can get praziquantal (a tapeworm dewormer) at pet stores, but make sure the dewormer says it is for tapeworms.

      However, if you've been treating them with medicine from your vet and they still have tapeworms, then I think it may be best for you to focus on why they keep getting tapeworms and concentrate on preventing the problem instead of treating it. Cats get tapeworms either from fleas or from eating rodents. With all five of your cats consistently getting tapeworms, I would suspect fleas first. If you can treat your cats for fleas, they'll stop getting tapeworms.

      Otherwise, you'll have to keep them indoors to keep them from hunting rodents - or you might have a rodent problem inside your house that you need to address.

      Since it's a particular species of tapeworm that comes from fleas, your vet can help you figure out whether your cats are getting infected from fleas or rodents.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and diet tips for my cat's kidney disease?
    My cat, 6 yrs old, could possibly have kidney failure (it might be a bladder infection but I won't find out for another 2 weeks after antibiotics); he's still energetic and doesn't show any signs of illness. Ironically I have kidney disease as well and am using natural remedies like dandelion root tea and other herbs. Wheatgrass has also improved my health a lot. I am wondering these herbs would apply to cats as well?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for diet (should it be homemade)? I've been doing research and they all say low salt, but some sites say good high quality protein while others say low protein. And should I stop using the chemical Frontline (flea medicine) on my cat?

    Also, where on my cat are his kidneys located?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First off...the kidneys are located just past the send of the rib cage on both sides...the right kidney is slightly closer to the front of the cat. Frontline Plus doesn't go into the animals system, so it will have no effects on the kidneys...so don't stop using it. I wouldn't reccomend any "natural remedies" without consulting your vet...cats and people can very different recations to plants...and a lot of plats can be nephrotoxic (toxic to the kidneys) in cats!

      A diet wont help kidney failure until bloodwork confirms Azotemia...this means the that BUN and CREATINIE are elevated. So unless this has been confirmed by your vet, changing the diet wont help. However, if Azotemia is confirmed, then a low protein/low phospherous diet is highly recomended. The protein that is in the kidney diets is a high quality one. Several brands make kidney diets.... Purina NF, Royal Canin/IVD modified....Hill's K/D..... Royal Canin Renal LP..... However, they are by prescription only, so you have to get them from your vet. If you are interested in making your own diet, you can contact UC Davis, and for a small fee, they will formulate a diet you can cook at home specificaly for your cats needs....

      I'm not sure why its going to take so long to confirm that your cat has kidney disease...a simple blood test should confirm if the kidney values are normal or not.

      Good Luck!

      http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=572

      http://www.felinecrf.com/

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedies encyclopedia?
    I want to find out your opinion of what you think the best natural remedies encyclopedia is and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

      You can get it at:
      http://arukah.com/natural-remedies-encyclopedia/index.html

      We use it for almost EVERYTHING. I healed myself of a terrible migraine that the doctors could NOT figure out even after spending about 00 on hospital bills!!! Here's the product description:

      "America's Master Book of Home Remedies"

      Vance Ferrell, Harold M. Cherne, M.D.

      "GUARDING THE HOME FOR YEARS TO COME"

      SIXTH EDITION - COMPLETE REVISED AND EXPANDED, 900-PAGE ONE VOLUME ENCYCLOPEDIA
      OVER 11,000 INEXPENSIVE, NATURAL, DRUGLESS HOME REMEDIES
      COVERING OVER 730 DISEASES HELPING YOUR FAMILY FOR A LIFETIME - FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DOCTOR VISIT
      PRESCRIPTIONS FROM NATURE'S STOREHOUSE
      HERITAGE EDITION

      PRACTICAL, LOW-COST THINGS YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

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  5. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for carpenter ants needed for outdoor use?
    I need natural remedies for killing and preventing carpenter ants for getting into my house. I'll use this for outdoors as I have a remedy for indoor use and not outdoor usage.

    • ANSWER:
      Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect similar to termites. However the ants don't eat the wood they excavate it. They should be taken as seriously as termites though. I reccomend you go with one of the synthetic products available and avoid a natural remedy. The products sold today are so low in toxicity now you don't really have to avoid them, just follow the label instructions. Natural remedies can take a very long time and may not destroy the colony. This is only a concern if you own the house. For an owner I suggest Advance Carpenter ant bait or Termidor SC, you can probably find them on ebay. For a renter I suggest Talstar One or any Talstar liquid. For Termidor and Talstar you can use a store bought spray can, there is one at Lowes for .00.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can an Osteopathic doctor use herbs and natural remedies more than pills to treat patients?.?
    I am torn between Osteopathic and Naturopathic medicine because I love both of their holistic approach. I love how herbs and other natural remedies can be used to treat a patient rather and jumping to pills. I've been researching alot about Osteopathic medicine, and I would love to know if natural remedies besides the OMT is practiced: how big is nutrition and natural remedies to an osteopath?

    • ANSWER:
      This question is only relevant to US trained Osteopaths. Outside the USA osteopaths do osteopathy and not Alopathic medicine so do not prescribe pills at all.

      Some practice using herbs and natural remedies but I recommend if you do see an Osteopath expecting herbs and supplements US or elsewhere you find one that has additional training in these fields. it isn't part of the core curriculum to any great depth in any training program.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies without medicatons for sleeping at night?
    I'm prescribed lunesta, but i don't take it because it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth all day the next day. What are some better ways to help me sleep at night? I usually just end up staying up for 2 or three nights straight and then i sleep really good that next night. but i wish i could actually sleep good every night. I hate taking medicine though. so anybody know any natural remedies. I do drink coffee but only in the morning. You don't think i should give up coffee do you?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried lunesta too. It did not work very well as a sleep aid, and I agree about the terrible taste. Many people should not drink coffee after 3 PM. It's unlikely you should give up your morning coffee unless you are hypersensitive to caffeine.

      Below is a long list I once wrote about ways to fall asleep. The list is so long that reading it might put you to sleep :-) This list is the one that Tony I copied and pasted from me without my permission.

      If nothing below works, email me and I can give you some suggestions about over the counter and prescription meds, if necessary. However, the natural remedies below are safer and free of side effects.

      What helped me a lot to fall asleep, especially when my mind was racing, was to lie in bed and listen to relaxation CDs, especially those that contain someone speaking with relaxing music in the background. The combination of voice and music is very soothing. Many of these CDs are available on eBay for very low prices.

      A warm bath is a great way to help you to sleep (depending on the season). If you can’t take a bath, you can give yourself a foot massage with slightly warm massage oil, sesame oil, or castor oil from a health food store.

      A helpful technique is to relax your body one part at a time. So you could relax your feet, your lower legs, upper legs, moving up from your lower belly up to your chest, etc., until your whole body is relaxed.

      Of course, guided relaxation methods can help. As vividly as possible, imagine yourself at the beach, in the mountains or country, or whatever is most soothing to you.

      If you have annoying thoughts that run through your mind when you are trying to sleep, you might have to talk to a counselor or therapist about that. I suggest avoiding prescription sleeping pills unless nothing else helps.

      There are herbs that might help you to sleep, eg, valerian root, kava kava, chamomile, hops, passion flower, skullcap. Probably, valerian root and kava kava are the best. However, what most people don’t realize is that it can take at least a few weeks for some herbs to build up in your system before they start to work.

      The minerals calcium and magnesium might be helpful for sleep. You can also try 5-HTP or melatonin. I would not take melatonin for over a month unless your doctor says it is ok.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums and Maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
    Natural remedies such as a glass of water, mixed with black salt(which is really pink in color) and lemon.

    • ANSWER:
      Haha!! Guess what? The joke is on YOU!! Tums a.k.a. calcium carbonate a.k.a. limestone has been used for YEARS and is 100% natural!! Just because it is made in a lab doesn't change anything, except to assure its purity.

      Maalox - magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide are both natural MINERALS! Milk of magnesia has been used for almost 200 years as an antacid and laxative agent.

      So if you want a "natural remedy" for your gas problem - you named two of the best "natural" ones available!!

  9. QUESTION:
    Can cancer sickness have a natural remedy instead of chemotherapy?
    Do natural remedies like Ganodama & Spirulina ttreat cancer compleately?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a number of good answers above - especially the answer from "lo_mcg."

      Many chemotherapy drugs are "natural" remedies obtained from plants.

      Examples of plant alkaloids used in chemotherapy are actinomycin D, doxorubicin, and mitomycin.

      One of our best relatively new agents - Taxol - comes from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.

      Vinblastine and Vincristine are commonly used chemotherapy agents obtained from Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle).

      Camptothecin and Irinotecan come from Camptotheca acuminata.

      We in oncology have no bias against using natural remedies. We have been using them for over 40 years. But they have to be proven effective in controlled clinical trails - not just touted based on unscientific anecdotal evidence.

      In the long history of medical concoctions used throughout the European "Dark Ages and into the 1900's in America, people have used medicines that were not proven effective and in many cases did more harm than good. Calomel (mercury) is a good example. Even today there are naive people wasting money on useless medicines, and there are many sellers looking to make money from the unfortunate people who want to try anything in desperate situations. I spent a great deal of time in my oncology practice trying to talk people out of trying chemotherapy when I thought the odds of harm exceeded the chances for a real benefit. But many people will not accept the no treatment option and look elsewhere for a miraculous cure.

      Cytotoxic chemotherapy is rough. I have always said that we have to "half kill" someone to cure a cancer with chemotherapy, but there are types of cancer that respond well and can be very effectively treated with these medicines - many of which were found in nature's plants.

      Our hope is that non-specific cytotoxic chemotherapy agents will be replaced some day with more specific treatments such as the monoclonal antibody preparations now coming into clinical use. I predict that in the future we will look back at this time as barbaric for the use of present toxic, non-specific chemotherapy agents. Until that day comes, we use the best we have - the treatment that have been proven effective scientifically. Otherwise we are back to shamans and witch doctors chanting or mixing up "Theriac" with owl's toe and eye of newt.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is your best natural remedy and for what condition?
    I've had a lot of success with natural remedies. You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am somewhat an expert in this area and especially in aromatherapy. I am a certified aromatherapist and using pure essential oils of different aeromatic plants can be very therapeutic. First, an essential oil is the purest essence of any plant. This liquid part of the plant can be extracted from stems, roots, leaves, bark and mostly from flowers. Essential oils can be used by various methods, such as inhaling via steam or fan diffusion, used "neat" directly rubbed on the skin, diluted in waters such as soaking in a bath tub, etc. One thing you need to know first about using essential oils is that you should test them first on a small part of your skin to make sure you are not allergic and those suffering from chronic lung problems will need to ask their doctor is it's ok to use, because some oils can be very strong and caustic.

      So with that said, here are a few natural remedies:

      Lavender can be used to help with skin conditions and to help calm and sleep.
      Orange and most Citrus can be used for chronic fatigue to help wake in the morning and to help with focus and concentration.
      Tea Tree is a great anti-viral and anti-fungal and can be used to diffuse when you have an upper respiratory cough or cold, it can be used directly on the skin for insect bites or put directly on a cold sore to help it heal quickly.
      Peppermint is great for general joint aches and pains as well as headaches. I put it directly on my joints or on the temples of my head when I have a headache.

      There are many more....just check the information part of my website to get much more information on using essential oils in aromatherapy.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for psoriasis?
    Natural remedies for taking the scales and patches away. What

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. If you google "natural remedies for psoriasis" you will see that there are many on the market. Omega-3 supplement (available in Vitamin section) is thought to be beneficial for psoriasis. For my psoriasis I use with great success the herbal ointment and spray from Champori.com Try it: it is fast and the effects last for months.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for discoloration?
    I have acne scarring and blotches from past acne on the sides of my face, it's hyper pigmented and I'm a bit insecure about it. Does anyone know of any natural remedies (or perhaps anything is general) that will get rid of the dark spots? Thank you in advance to all who answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the many acne treatments available work better than others. There are many factors that can cause acne which means not all treatments will work for everyone. So if your acne is severe, you should see a dermatologist. Using the following natural remedies should be just as helpful for most cases.

      A fast or other detoxification diet is one natural way to treat your acne. For a detoxification diet, the main idea is to give up processed and junk foods for at least a week. You should drink plenty of water, and you can add fresh lemon to this. A juicer would helpful for making fresh fruit and vegetable juices. These help flush toxins out of your system, which in turn helps clear up your acne. Detoxifying every so often can clear up acne but the first time you try it you may experience some discomfort from the change in diet.

      Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is one of the best natural acne treatments. Tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial product, which makes it very effective for getting rid of acne. Melaleuca oil is effective because it is good at fighting off bacteria which can cause acne. You should use clean cotton to apply the melaleuca oil to your skin. Before using the oil be sure to dilute it as pure tea tree oil is very strong and can irritate the skin. Read the instructions carefully if you purchase a product containing tea tree oil. To find out if the product will irritate your skin further, use only a little bit the first few times you use it. Tea tree oil can be a very effective natural acne remedy.

      One natural cure for acne is to introduce healthy fats into your diet. Acne is a kind of inflammation and healthy fats like fish oil are great methods for counteracting that. Food cooked in olive oil, avocados, almonds, walnuts and cashews are great sources of healthy foods high in healthy Omega fats. You should also take care to stay away from foods containing unhealthy trans fats which means looking for foods that are free of hydrogenated oils. The type of fat you take in when you eat can have a lot to do with the condition of your skin, and you may find that improving in this one area helps to clear up your acne.

      In summary, while acne can be distressing, don't let it get you too upset. Acne can be treated and it's something that almost everyone will have to face. The above acne treatments can help you to overcome this unsightly skin problem, and you just have to keep trying remedies until you find one that works for you.

  13. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  14. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies have excellent results in treating boils?
    Please share what natural remedies or concoctions you know really work.

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to have a healthy balanced nutrition plan to avoid them.
      If you have one magna plasm will draw out the core in a beutifully clean fashion.
      If you do not want to use magna plasm
      peel a potatoe and leave it in the fridge over night.
      Using a metal dinner fork grate a fine amount a little bulkier than the boil itself.
      Gently squeeze out excess juice but it should still be moist. (make sure your hands are thoroughly clean)
      place in a plaster and put the plaster on the boil with the grated potatoe in direct contact with the boil
      change every 12 hours
      It will draw out the core and leave a very clean hole.
      This is gentle and relatively painless and great for children.

      Another way is to use MANUKA honey 12 plus or more.
      heat it on the plaster in a microwave for a few seconds until warm. Not tooo hot as you do not want to burn the skin.
      Place on the boil
      change every 4 to six hours.
      This works faster but you can feel the core being drawn out
      Once the core is out and the hole very clean
      Keep covered with Lavenser essential oil. 1 drop neat on a plaster. This will encourage healing.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do you know a good recepie or natural remedies for control a frequent heartburn?
    I looking for natural remedies to control o reduce a frequent heartburn mor than pils.If you know some god recepie pleas let me know. Thank's.

    • ANSWER:
      The best control is prevention. You need to find your heartburn trigger and steer clear of it. Personally I cant do anything high in acidity or very spicy as well as milk (though I do indulge in moderation). Never lay back after eating or sit back in a comfortable reclined position. Drink an 8oz glass of water 10 minutes prior to eating so your stomach is fuller which can help prevent you from overeating (which is a regular cause of heartburn) and always wait 10-15 minutes after eating to go for seconds.It takes approximately 10 minutes for your body to realize it is full which gives you ample time to stuff yourself past brimming which can cause heartburn.

      A drink of baking soda water (which tastes like a combination wet dog and dirty feet :P ) can help rid you of your heartburn when it hits.

      If your heartburn isn't caused by over eating try slowly eating a piece of bread, toast, or saltine crackers (my grandma always gave me crackers which would help when I was younger)

      Sucking on a peppermint (which is why restaurants used to give them at the end of your meal with your check) Peppermint soothes your stomach. I'm sure you could do a drink of peppermint oil and sip it slowly.

      Also, thenoseknows is correct. Antacids are horrible for you and neutralize your natural stomach acid you need to digest food which causes your stomach much more problems than it cures.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for mental illnesses?
    I need some "mind soothing" natural remedies. I just ordered some stuff actually called "mind soothe" but I was wondering if there is anyone who uses aroma therapy or anything else that is unusual and if it actually helps. In addition to medication. I am trying to take a little control myself in getting myself to feel better.

    • ANSWER:
      For anxiety:

      Bach's Rescue Remedy is always good to have on hand for attacks.

      Also the following nutrients are usually helpful:
      Multivitamin & mineral complex
      B-Complex
      Vitamin C
      (For nutritional balance and adrenal support)
      Calcium 2000 mg daily - a natural tranquilizer
      Magnesium 600 mg daily - relieves tension, spasms, tics
      B-1 50mg 3 times daily - has a calming effect on the nerves.
      B-6 50mg 3 times daily - important in the production of certain brain chemicals.
      Zinc- 50 mg daily - can have a calming effect
      Chromium Picolinate - 200 mcg. daily - Chromium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety.
      Aromatherapy - Lavender

      Depression:
      St. John's Wort, B-12, Choline & inositol
      Exercise
      Aromatherapy - Lemon, orange, ylang-ylang

  17. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color?
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color? I was told that lemons were good but what else can be used?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon juice - just spray it on and sit in the sun for a couple hours (wear sunscreen!). Stay away from peroxide - turns your hair orange.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Urticaria?
    I have reaccurring hives that are quite bothersome. Is there any natural remedies for Urticaria that won't cost me an arm and a leg to get?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural remedies/treatments for urticaria:
      treatment using salt
      treatment using Alum and Red Ochre
      treatment using Rose-Water and Vinegar
      treatment using Mint
      treatment using Turmeric
      treatment using Rauwolfia

  19. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used as effective prevention against fleas in cats?
    Im not really into using chemicals on my cat so I was wondering if there are any natural remedies that actually work? I've heard that garlic tablets work, is this the case and has anyone else had experience with them?
    How effective are flea collars?

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (the adults) A typical flea population consists of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and 5% adults. Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from two weeks to eight months depending on the temperature, humidity, food, and species. Normally after a blood meal, the female flea lays about 45 to 50 eggs per day up to 600 in a lifetime usually on the host; Adult fleas cannot lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live for one year without feeding. In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million fleas of different life stages.

      there are no home remedies that work that wont kill your cat! fact! (i give it 5 answers before someone suggest tree tea- highly toxic btw) don't listen to home remedies; they don't work and cost you more in the long run- as do over the counter walmart style ect. the only viable cost effective treatment are advantage or frontline spot on, the treatment last around 30 days killing any flea which tryes to make a home, also only cost around £4 per treatment if bought from a vet (aposed to £30 per 6 pack box) if you get an infestation fromusing cheap meds or not preventing in general use RAID flea bomb (you will need more thant one) every month or so over the next 8 months to assure the problem is solved.

      EDIT: flea collars are dangerous and generally dont work

  20. QUESTION:
    what are some natural remedies for a Soar Throat?
    I have been having problems with a soar throat, I would like to know if you guys know of any natural remedies to heal a soar throat?
    oh come on lady, so I spelled sore throat wrong, get over it!

    • ANSWER:
      When we were stationed in Germany we had a friend who was into natural remedies. She would grate a red onion very fine. put about a cup or so of rock sugar (about 3/4 cup granulated sugar) put this in a jar you can close tightly. place it in the fridge for about three or four days or up to a week. shake it a couple of times a day. ( she did anytime she got in the fridge) when the syrup forms and there are not more sugar crystals strain into a clean smaller jar or bottle. Take a couple of spoonfuls. It helps stop coughs and eases sore throats. Sounds awful but doesn't taste as bad as some of the commercial products.
      You can also mix honey and lemon together either take straight or mix whit hot water (makes hot lemonade) or the tea of your choice.
      another thing you can use is licorice will help or horehound drops.
      hope you feel better soon.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is trush and natural remedies for it?
    Hi im only 13 and think I might have thrush. But I,want to know exactly what it is and what causes it and I don't have insurance so is there any natural remedies for it? Please help?!

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is a yeast infection, yeast is a form of fungi, so if you ingest a lot of bases (calcium for instance, though there are others you should probably look up) it will be much less able to survive in your body.

      Essentially the only reason we're even seeing fungi infections as of late is because of pre-packaged foods and the like, since the preservatives/sugars are very acidic and work to lower your blood's PH.

      I've been using oregano oil for my PH, at about a 4.5 mg dose three times daily.. I wouldn't call altering your blood PH a 'natural remedy' so much as it is just a very basic one for a fungus infection that works on all levels to some degree.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to thicken hair?
    Since I colored and dyed my hair it has gotten thinner. I want to find some natural remedies because I feel that products will just make my hair worse because of the chemicals in them.

    • ANSWER:
      There are none. All claims to the contrary are lies designed to con you into purchasing overpriced items. Coloring and dying your hair is not good for it. If the damage that it does to your hair bothers you more than your natural hair color does then stop dying your hair.

      You may want to take measures to promote hair health though in order to help reduce breakage which can thin out the appearance of your hair by reducing the number of hairs per square inch so stop blow drying and use conditioner.

  23. QUESTION:
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      -------
      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      -------
      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

  24. QUESTION:
    What type of natural remedies can help alleviate fear of flying?
    What type of natural remedies can help prevent fear of flying when I absolutley have to fly on an ariplane. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lucid Dreams, hypnotherapy, those are about the only things I can think of with hypnotherapy being the easier and quickest of the two.

  25. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what are natural remedies for fixing uneven skin tone?
    I am light skinned person of color but have uneven skin tone and I was wondering what are some natural remedies that I can use to even out my skin tone. I would appreciate it if the remedies have been tried and are safe and actually work. I also have sensitive skin so gentle remedies would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Do a Google and you will see many say cocoa butter did nothing to help.
      This fast working, natural, minimal cost cure will quickly get rid of discoloration and uneven skin tone and it also reduces large pores and rids face of pimples, black and white heads (See testimonials below ##)
      Vigorous specialized massage using pure natural oils works wonders – extra virgin olive, grape seed and coconut are good. Natural oils are noncomedogenic, so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts or make skin oily so they are a main ingredient in many moisturizers and many other skin treatment products.
      So as not to pull/stretch skin, first tighten by opening mouth 3/4" and pulling lips firmly back against teeth. Do a forward and back quite firm and vigorous massage – not circular – using tips and front of fingers and sometimes palms – depending where on face you apply. For quickest results do for about 20 min daily (Doesn’t have to be all in one session). Skin will start to even out after several days depending on how firm and vigorous you make the massage. Skin will also clear and pores will reduce in as little as 2 to 3 days and you will see better results day by day.

      Apply to entire face and it will give you a tight, firm, totally blemish free, younger looking, healthy and vibrant skin. You will not need to use any other product or treatment ever again – not even moisturizers. Oils are perfect and safe, natural moisturizers. Only remove surface excess by wiping with dampened tissues. Will not leave face oily looking.

      ## Jasmin, also a person of color, (on Answers) had asked for natural treatments for sensitive skin to get rid of uneven skin tone, discoloration, acne scars and dark marks.
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  26. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies are good for arthritis?
    I have inflamatory oesteo arthritis and it is very painful. Any suggestions for some natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure where you are from, but here in Canada they have an all natural medicine called "Lakota." It has been a best-seller for years and years here. I tried Glucosamine but it did nothing for myself, personally. Within 2 days of going on Lakota "Rheumatoid Formula" I was virtually pain-free, it was unbelievable. I stopped taking it the past few weeks to see if it really was the Lakota that was making a difference, and the pain has returned so I am going back out to purchase some more at the local drugstore. If you are a non-Canadian resident, I would still ask your local Pharmacist and check out their website. I know how terrible it is to have an auto-immune disease, especially on a bad flare-up day, and I wish you nothing but the best of luck and best of health.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long home remedies/natural remedies to work on your body?
    You can search home remedies/natural remedies all over in the internet and magazines . But no one has prove they are actually work. So just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is different,so,what works for one,doesn`t necessarily work for another.What country has the most fradulent scientific research studies?Studies bought and paid for by big pharma?USA.That is not science.Try something for yourself,to decide if it works or not.Most work better with a healthy diet.Much of our food is GMO and processed.If you eat real food,they would work better.

  28. QUESTION:
    Are these the symptoms for thrush and what treatment or natural remedies are there?
    im 15, virginI think i have thrush. It started on thursday when i had a pain in my vagina. It started to become itchy and all through friday it hurt and a yellowish discharge but it didnt abnormal but i woke up this morning and the pain wasnt as bad. I was just wondering can it clear up by itself and want treatment. I was also wondering what natural remedies there i heard natural yogurt works. Is it definely thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't tried a lot of natural remedies, but I can recommend monistat 7 and azo yeast pills. The cream to treat it and the yeast pills to prevent future infection or overgrowth of bacteria.

      You can check out this site as well. There are a lot of useful tips on here: http://www.yeastinfection.org/faqs/

  29. QUESTION:
    What successful natural remedies has anyone tried for keloids?
    I have a keloid on my jawline and it isn't so much a problem with the way it looks but that it is slightly painful to the touch. I am hoping someone has had some luck with some natural remedies like different herbs or something of the sort. I don't want to do steroid injections, lasers, freezing, or any of those. Any help would be appreciated...

    • ANSWER:
      Keloids :- A fibrous growth almost like a tumor usually occuring at the site of a scar.

      Homeopathic Treatment(s) for Keloids :-

      Head remedy; to dissolve the scar tissues Thiosinamine 3X, 4 hourly

      When there are deep cracks in keloids; constipated stools Graphites 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      To dissolve the scar tissues; in chilly patients Silicea 200 or 1M, weekly (6 Doses)

      In tubercular constitution; when there is tubercular history in the family Tuberculinum Koch 1M, fortnightly (6 Doses)

      Edges of keloids red; itching; worse by warmth; offensive sweat Acid Flour 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      When the love of life is lost due to ugly look of keloids; suicidal thoughts Aurum Met 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Due to old injury or burns Causticum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy when there is pain in keloids Acid Nitricum 200 and above fortnightly (6 Doses).

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia?
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia? I'm trying not to become too reliant on my sleeping pills but things aren't looking very well. I'm going on day 5 day now with very little rest.

    • ANSWER:
      Insomnia can be caused by anxiety, a vitamin B deficiency, iodine deficiency, acid brain, electrolyte imbalance, and/or excess calcium and/or fluoride in the pineal gland, etc.

      Oral Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Honey: Mix two teaspoons of ACV with two teaspoons of honey in one cup of water and drink.

      If the ACV-honey remedy does not work, try the following remedies one by one until one works for you but do not try them all at once:
      1. The B Vitamins: Take 500 to 1000 milligrams of niacinamide (vitamin B3) (reduces anxiety) before sleep. Also take a B Complex (B50 / 100) one to two times a week.
      2. Oral Iodine (e.g. Lugol's solution): Take two to four drops of iodine in one cup of water before sleep.
      3. Alkalization (alkalizes the body, especially the brain and also removes excess calcium): Add 1/2 a teaspoon each of (tri)sodium citrate and (tri)potassium citrate to one cup of water one to two times a day (morning and/or one to two hours before sleep).
      4. Oral Borax (sodium tetraborate) (a natural powdered laundry detergent) (removes fluoride): Mix 1/8 teaspoon (women) to 1/4 teaspoon (men) of borax to a liter of water and drink throughout the day for four to five days a week (or you can also add a pinch of borax to one cup of water four times a day). DO NOT CONFUSE BORAX WITH BORIC ACID! DO NOT TAKE BORIC ACID IN PLACE OF BORAX!

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Fibromyalgia that really work?
    I have Fibromyalgia and have been on a roller coaster ride of prescription drugs. I'm sick of it. It's been a couple years, and I'm still not feeling any better. I still hurt like H**L, but I really am sick of being treated like a guinea pig!!! I'm ready to try some natural remedies. I take Elavil for the psychological aspects of the disorder. I don't want to be one of those people who says, "oh I feel fine" and then quits the meds, but I don't want to be reliant on any drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      some people whoa re diagnosed with FMS are cured with b12 shots (may have been misdiagnosed)

      5HTP may work-it is teh natural form of SSRIs-but you can't combine them-

      musculoskeltal drugs don't work. it has been believed taht FMS is neuro (central nervosu system) in nature for about 10 years

      the drugs taht have shown promise for peopel taht truly have FMS are Lyrica and Tramadol (SSRI for pain)

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for terrible low Blood pressure?
    I have repeatedly terribly low blood pressure and I need some home or natural remedies for this. It is usually anywhere from 110/ 75 to 90 over 60 well I had some pretty scary readings this morning. Close to the point where I would be going into shock. SO I need your natural remedies for low blood pressure. Meaning I need to bring my Blood pressure up.
    I'm completely uneducated in this regard. So in advance thanks for educating me.

    • ANSWER:
      The numbers themselves are one thing, the more important question is what do you FEEL like? If you aren't dizzy or light headed or passing out with those low BP readings, there probably is nothing to worry about

      There are some endocrine disorders that can cause low BP, but you would need to have blood tests through your physician to rule those out (TSH and cortisol levels at least)

      Since people with high BP are adviced to cut back on salt...it is actually very reasonable for those with symptomatic low BP to make sure they are getting salt in their diet.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to boost fertility?
    We've been TTC for over a year now and before we start any medical procedures (drugs and shots...yikes!) I'd like to explore some natural remedies. Any suggestions on what has or hasn't worked for you?

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any natural remedies but the following really helps:
      -eliminate caffeine (sodas, tea, chocolate, coffee)
      -use chlorine-free personal hygiene products
      -start taking a prenatal vitamin (for the folic acid and the iron)
      -drink orange juice (also for the folic acid)
      -don't smoke, of course
      -don't eat tropical fruit, especially papaya - teh ingredients in papaya (called papain) can hinder conception. Papaya is used as a contraceptive by some tribes (really, this is true)
      -get checked for mineral deficiencies (especially an iron deficiency that can make you anemic - especially if you have painful periods)
      -and generally relax and let go. I'm sure that lots of people tell you this but it works (I know! ... and now she's 16 months old!).

      Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for allergies?
    My girlfriend has really bad allergies that keep her up all night. Instead of buying over-the-counter drugs like Claritin, are there other natural remedies I can use that really help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Common Allergies :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke,strong perfumes Histamine 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to bread, acidic food Nat Mur 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to beer, malt liquor Kali Bich 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dust(asthma), Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to warm boiled milk, fatty pork (diarrhoea), Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to milk Magnesia Carb 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cod liver oil Hepar Sulph 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to aspirin, bad liquor, salt butter, bad eggs, poultry items Carvo Veg 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to antibiotics Sulphur 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to castor oil Bryonia Album 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to coffee Nux Vomica 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to heat Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to cold drinks, fruits, rotten food, iodine Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dampness Dulcamara 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to smell of flowers(asthma) Ailanthus G, 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to sweats, fatty meat, onion Thuja Occ 30 or 200, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to sugar Argentum Nit 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to rice Tellurium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cabbage Petroleum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cheese Nitri spiritus dulcis Q or 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cold milk Kali Iod 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to decayed vegetables, Carbo Animalis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to unripe fruits, prunes, Rheum 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to veal Kali Nit 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to pastry; rich icecream, mixed food Pulsatilla 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to lemonade Selenium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to indigestible food, tonque clean, constant nausea Ipecac 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to melons Zingiber 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to iodide of potassium, Aurum Met 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to sugar; bitter food Natrum Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Incurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to vinegar; pickles, sour foods, acids Lachesis 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to strawberries Oxalic Acid 30 or 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to oysters Lycopodium 200, 6 hourly.

      ******************************...

      Allergic Bronchitis - Inflammation of mucuos membranesof the bronchial tubes due to altered reaction incited by an antigen or allegen is called Allergic Bronchitis :-

      After preventive vaccines (Triple antigen, polio oral vaccine or B.C.G) Drosera 1M (never give in acute stage) fortnightly (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against small pox Thuja Occ 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against Diphtheria Diphtherinum 1M, 10 min( 3 Doses)

      ******************************...

      Allergic Rhinitis :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke, perfumes and sprays etc,usually of the naso pharynx which leads to sneezing and blockage of nose and then cough Histamine 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to dust, coryza with profuse nasal discharge and sneezing in the evening, dull frontal headache; lachrynation with itching in eyes Justicia Adhatoda 30, 4 hourly

      Profuse, watery coryza; itching to posterior chamber of nose Solanum Lycopersicum 30, 4 hourly.

      ******************************...
      If your symptoms are not given here consult a Homeopathic Practitioner for constitutional treatment or post the patients symptoms on detail exactly the way the patient feels them.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      For Seasonal Allergies please read this answer :- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AupGPJzttYi6.S3cL0dG1wvty6IX?qid=20070901185613AAUG0a5&show=7#profile-info-rCUWKPt2aa

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for acne?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and breaking out like I'm a teenager again. What are all natural remedies that have worked for you? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different types of acne treatment that people can use. Just about everyone you know has some kind of magical remedy. Log on to http://tipsfromruby-acne.blogspot.com/ for a few home made tips to heal acne .

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to lower "stress hormones", particularly cortisol?
    Before people answer, I truly am very aware that the best approach is to simply reduce anxiety and stress. Sometimes though it's nice to have a little helping hand, as stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful to the body. I was just wondering what natural remedies are best at balancing cortisol :)

    I heard Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwaganha and Reishi Mushroom are good but I don't really know, and would love some opinions!

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      The natural and most effective way is to take DHEA, this is a hormonal precursor made by the adrenal glands, but over time less and less is produced. It is the direct antagonist in the body to cortisol. DHEA can be purchased otc in any supplement store, start with 25mg daily and work up gradually to to 100mg a day.

  37. QUESTION:
    Looking for a natural remedy to fight tumors in cats.?
    I have a senior cat that has a tumor at the bottom of her foot. Any body knows of any natural remedies or supplements that I can give her to get rid of the tumor? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      It is best to at least allow a vet to do a biopsy on the "tumor" and determine what your dealing with. How can you treat anything with natural remedies when you don't know what your treating? The "tumor" could be a cancer or it could be EG for example.
      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/eosinophilic_granuloma.html
      One of our cats had surgery a week ago Friday to remove a EG granuloma (as it turned out) from her front left paw pad.
      This "tumor" could be anything. Before you treat it, you need to know what your treating.

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for a cold while pregnant?
    I woke up last night with a cough and then woke up this morning with a cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant so what are some natural remedies for getting through a cold. I'm okay with taking a cough drop every three hours but I'd like some tips on congestion in the nose and throat. I also have a 13mo old that I'm with throughout the whole day so I'm restricted from steaming for a while or taking a warm bath unfortunately.
    Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Set up the Vicks Vaporizer in your room at night. That'll help w/ the congestion and it's not like you're applying Vicks directly to your body. For a sore throat, try hot tea w/ lemon and honey. I've been drinking plain (no sugar, milk) hot green tea and my throat is feeling much better. Tea is loaded w/ antioxidants so that helps combat any illnesses and it's healthy for you. Adding milk or sugar will diminish the antioxidants, so you want to drink it plain (w/ the exception of the honey & lemon combo). OJ or any juices or fruits loaded w/ vitamin C will help boost your immune system. Hope that helps! You can google "safe medications during pregnancy" and that'll bring up a huge list of websites that tell you what's ok and what isn't.

  39. QUESTION:
    Know any natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face AND stop acne inflammation?
    I have a lot of acne scars, and I really want to get rid of them. I've tried lemon juice, but it's not working too well. I put it on at least 3 times a day (in the past month) for 15 mins and wash with warm water, but i haven't seen really good results. I also have a lot of acne breaking out on my back that's painful, red and swollen. The pimples are hard and really hurt! :( PLEASE tell me any quick natural remedies because I don't have time to see the dermatologist until next month, and these pimples are really painful plus the acne scars are hideous.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne scars will go away with time, because the skin regenerates constantly, but if you want to speed up the process, you can do natural exfoliation or peeling (natural). You should search it in google.
      I will write some advices:
      1) Wash your face in the morning, night, anytime, but only with water, don’t use soap.
      2) Consume fruits and vegetables often because are best for your skin.
      3) Don’t consume junk food and fried foods because worsen acne.
      4) Consume two liters of water every day, because oiliness is combated with it.
      5) You need to relax, because stress worsens acne.
      6) For the wounds, put yourself aloe vera or honey, because they help the skin regenerate and heal faster.
      7) Don't think about acne
      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    What herbal/natural remedies get rid of parasites?
    My sister is sick but doesn't like to use drugs when natural remedies are possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Black Walnut available at health food store along with many other herbal parasite remedies. I have used wormwood and thought it caused side effects. Also pumpkin seeds are known to rid parasites. I always keep a bottle of black walnut capsules, and even when my kitty got tapeworms a half capsule mixed in his food worked much better than the poison the Vet prescribed. No side effects observed from black walnut.

  41. QUESTION:
    what natural remedies are there to become fair?
    i am 16 year old girl. i have a problem my face is wheatish colour, my legs and chest is fair and my hands and back is black.what natural remedies should i use to get my all over body of same colour?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the first things you will have to do is to take care of your skin. Always keep yourself protected from the rays of the sun. Use a sun block cream if this works for you. Otherwise you can wear long sleeved dresses to protect your arms and wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your face.

      You can also try some simple home remedies to help make yourself fairer. You can use fresh lemon juice on your skin since this helps bleach the skin and will definitely make your skin fair. You can also mix some gram flour with a pinch of turmeric and some drops of milk. Make a thick paste and apply this on your face and neck. You can also use this on your hands. This helps make dark elbows fair and helps to soften the skin.

      You can also make a face pack using oatmeal, a few spoonfuls of yogurt and some milk. Adding honey to this will also help your skin lighten. Apply this on your face and neck and leave on for half an hour.

      Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with two pinches of turmeric powder. Apply this on your face and neck. You will have to use plenty of water to wash this off otherwise your skin may have a yellow tinge.

      Almond oil is very beneficial in helping skin become fair. For an even more effective treatment soak a few almonds overnight. Grind these to a smooth paste in the morning. You can use some milk to achieve a smooth consistency. This should be applied n the face and neck. This works best when it is applied at bedtime and left on overnight.

  42. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can I take for Depression?
    I am a 40 yr old male with clinical depression and anxiety. Currently, I am under a physicians care and on prescription medication.However, I heard certain foods and natural remedies can help with emotions and endorphins. I want to eat healthier and live fairly close by to Whole Foods Supermarket?Can anyone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I drink St. John's Wort tea. It's one of the more traditional herbs used to treat depression and anxiety. If you can, go for Traditional Medicinals brand. They're the only tea brand I've ever heard of to use medicine-grade herbs in their teas.

      I brought the tea to my doctor, and she told me it wouldn't react adversely with my prescriptions, but it's always good to check depending on what you are on. Particularly with mood-altering meds.

      Endorphins are also good, and you can get them by exercising. For an extra boost, try some positively-reinforcing yoga. Yoga is great because not only does it work out your whole body and stretch your muscles, but it's a way to work out that's also soothing to your mind. Regulating your breathing and meditating can also add to your overall mental health.

      I've included some of my favorites below. :) Good luck! Depression is a heck of a journey, and we all need what help we can get.

  43. QUESTION:
    Know any natural remedies for poor circulation in the hands?
    I believe I have poor circulation in my hands, they are often cold and sometimes stiff and numb when other people's aren't. It isn't a big deal yet, and it only happens every once in a while. Anyway, know any natural remedies for helping with this?

    I once heard that you can dip your hands in extremely cold water and leave them there for a while, and then dip them in extremely hot water and leave them there and that is supposed to help. Could this work?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Rebel

      The process you're referring to is called hydrotherapy. It's the most powerful physical remedy we have for any issue with the body. If you use some herbs, ginger and cayenne pepper are great circulators. My teacher (Dr Richard Shulze) has some comments below.

      Ancient Water Therapy for Faster Cures.

      Water therapy can produce cures that are not possible with herbs.
      Cold water stimulates and hot water relaxes. Together, they are like a universal pump that makes blood flow. Circulation produces cures.
      Herbs Cannot cure if blood cannot circulate. Memorize it.
      When I speak of water therapy, I am not talking about soothing baths to relax tired and tense healthy people. I am talking about physical transformations that make the “old, sick you” seem like another person.

      If you avoid these water cures out of timidity, you are cheating yourself out of a cure.
      It is the most powerful treatment a patient can do - Often more powerful than herbs themselves.

      Best of health to you

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies i can use to get fair?
    Im 13 and i got tanned from swimming in the sun(used good sunscreen). now i dont go in the sun but i wnt to get fairer. PLease suggest some natural remedies i can use- be sure to state how much of each ingredient and how long to use it for. ANd if u have products like avadaco then please state that its available in us only. Also if u can gimme some simple ones so i can buy the ingridients in india and use it here also-but anything will do. PLease gimme as many dtails as u can thqnx

    • ANSWER:
      The following homoeopathic medicines will definetly help cure: (it will cure PIMPLES too!):
      -Berberis Aquifolium - MT ....10 drops in warm water before 1/2 hr food
      -Calcarea Phos 6x .....3 tablet after 1/2 hr food
      THIS IS ONLY FOR 15-30 days.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the natural remedies to treat acne?
    Hello

    can anyone suggest me natural remedies to cure acne?

    • ANSWER:
      Jojoba oil is particularly good for skincare. It penetrates into the skin and does not clog pores. It can be used on all skin types. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin. In addition it is also antibacterial making it great for treating acne breakouts.

      Using Tea Tree Essential oil it has great on acne as it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Simply put a couple of drops on a cotton bud and dot onto each spot. Don't use it over your entire face as it can irritate the skin for some people.

      Lavender Essential oil has well known antifungal and antiseptic properties and is widely used in treating acne. For that stubborn pimples lavender can be applied neat using a cotton bud or pad. Redness, swelling and irritation will be dramatically reduced. Though better used in dilution for larger areas, I would recommend between 10-20 drops of essential oil to 50ml of carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba oil.

      Hope this helps!
      Source(s):

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the natural remedies to remove a birthmark?
    I don't want to do laser treatment as of yet....I want to remove a birthmark with natural remedies that will lighten it. What sort of things could I use? And what is the procedure (how many times a day etc)

    • ANSWER:
      this might be of help.

      she used young living oils but aura cacia found at health food store may also help

      http://www.oil-testimonials.com/essential-oils/1726/fading-mole-spots

  47. QUESTION:
    What are natural remedies to put on a bad cut?
    I cut my leg really badly at a party on Friday and gashed out a good chunk of my knee, it's yellow and infected looking and the area is raised up and pink around the cut. The cut itself is probably like three or four millimetres deep or so and I don't think I need stitches (I have butterflies in my medicine cabinet anyway). What are good natural remedies to help stave off infection and cut down on the pain/swelling?

    • ANSWER:
      Well diluted tea tree oil (dilute in sterile clean spring water). Apply topically gently with a cotton pad. Then apply raw organic honey or manuka honey. Raw honey is a natural highly potent anti-bacterial.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can an Osteopathic doctor use herbs and natural remedies more than pills to treat patients?
    I am torn between Osteopathic and Naturopathic medicine because I love both of their holistic approach. I love how herbs and other natural remedies can be used to treat a patient rather and jumping to pills. I've been researching alot about Osteopathic medicine, and I would love to know if natural remedies besides the OMT is practiced: how big is nutrition and natural remedies to an osteopath?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for my dogs skin?
    My dog has recently been itching and chewing on his back but we haven't seen any fleas or bumps. We have been spraying bitter tasting spray where he chews and we've been putting medicine on the spots he itches and chews but nothing is working. He's had baths, vet trips, and medicine but now we are looking for natural remedies that will help his skin.

    • ANSWER:
      It would help if you knew what was causing the itching in the first place. It's pretty important. What does your vet say is causing it?

      Dogs can have allergies to food, their environment and of course fleas.

      If your dog has seasonal allergies then you can buy a really good natural product that you mix with water and cider vinegar. I think it's called Itch Relief. I use it on my dog in Spring and Summer and it works well. Just spray it 2-3 times a day. You can buy it online from http://www.holisticanimalmedicines.com/

      They ship worldwide I believe but if you have a holistic vet in your area they should be able to mix you up something just the same.

      If your dog is starting to get scabs and is still itching then more than likely he will have an infection too and that has to be treated by the vet with antibiotics. They will take a skin scraping to let you know what's going on. I hope it doesn't get to that stage because then you have two problems to deal with.

      Good luck!


what are natural remedies

Home Remedy Treatment

Before birth the testicles are formed within the body close to the kidneys. As the fetus grows, these glands move down to the groin and pass into the scrotum, carrying with them the spermatic cord, along with blood vessels and nerves. Failure to descend is known as undescended testicles. Often the channel through which the testis comes down fails to close, so that loops of bowel or omentum may find their way into the scrotum on one or both sides. This is known as indirect inguinal hernia.

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Weakness in the abdominal wall may produce a similar result, known as a direct inguinal hernia. Both conditions may occur in the male.

A femoral hernia is usually more common in the female.
Strangulated hernia occurs when a portion of the bowel becomes caught in the hernial sac, resulting in a strangulated hernia. This can be very serious, and may lead to complete intestinal obstruction and even severe peritonitis.

Umbilical hernia occurs when a small protrusion may be visible at or above the umbilicus, which gives an impulse on coughing. It is usually congenital and felt as a ring like opening. It may be acquired also when there is much distension of the abdominal wall as in ascitis, frequent pregnancy or great obesity.

Hernias are caused by a weakened area in the body to aging, surgery or an unusually large opening in the passage between the abdomen and the genitals that does not close completely before birth. Some athletes develop a hernia when repeated twisting and turning is involved.

Sometimes a portion of the stomach is located in the chest. This is known as hiatus hernia, or diaphragmatic hernia. Fullness of the stomach or pressure on the abdomen may cause part of the stomach to move up into the chest. In such cases there is often a feeling of distress, and there may also be bleeding at times.
Hiatus hernia may develop in people of all ages and both sexes, although it is considered to be a condition of middle age. In fact, the majority of otherwise normal people past the age of 50 have small hiatus hernia.

Hernia home remedies
The human body provides an abdominal wall that keeps the stomach and the intestines in place. However, this abdominal wall is made of muscle. So, if the muscle weakens or accidentally tears, the stomach or the intestines come bulging out of the abdominal wall and protrude in the form of a lump.
This condition is known as a hernia.
Vigorous exercises are one of the primary causes of such hernias. Weight lifting, for example, increases the abdominal pressure and this can rip the abdominal wall. Coughing and excessive strain during excretion are also factors that can lead to hernia.
Inguinal hernias - the ones that have the intestines bulging out in the groin - are most common in men than in women. Hiatal hernias are also known to occur though their occurrence is not known to be as frequent as that of inguinal hernias.
To contain hernias, you must use a truss. The truss helps to keep the organs in place. For this, you will need to consult your family physician: He, or she, will help you choose and decide on the truss that best suits your needs. You will also need to sit or lie in a posture that doesn't agitate the displaced organs. Ideally, it is advisable to raise the end of the bed at which you rest your head. In addition, you need to change the diet. Avoid milk and milk-related products that cause intestinal gas. You may also want to avoid onions, celery, raisins, carrots, and such other food items. Further, if the hernia strangulates, that is if blood supply to it is cut off, you will need to visit a hospital and get it surgically rectified.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedy treatments for menstrual cramps?
    home remedy treatments for menstrual cramps?

    • ANSWER:
      1. take PAMPRIN. it's stronger than midol.
      2. if it's EXTREMELY severe, walk around in your room by your bed until it calms down.
      3. if it's not severe or when it calms down, plug in a heating pad by your bed and put it on your tummy and lay perfectly STILL. take a nap if you want, but make sure you have an automatic off-powered heating pad that'll turn off on its own after 2 hours or dont sleep too long.

      this is what gets me through it :]
      and i have the worst case i've ever heard of.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good home remedy treatment for wheezing?
    I have been wheezing and coughing for about the past 10 days. I have been taking an antibiotic for the past 5 days, but not sure if it's effective. Does anyone have experience with a home remedy (steam treatment, etc) that can clear my lungs? Coughing is mostly unproductive (occasionally I have a really hard productive cough).

    • ANSWER:
      hot herbal tea will clear it up

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you know any home acne treatments that work fast?
    I have some mild acne and blackheads. School is starting soon and i need something to clear my skin fast. Im curious in trying some home remedy treatments and see how well they work.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) start drinking a lot of water. ASAP. it works wonders.
      2.) try the neutrogena wave it really gets the gunk out of your pores. after using it use a toner like neutrogena acne stress control toner. if you have dry skin follow with a moisturizer with spf like biore pore minimizing oil free SPF 15 moisturizer.
      3.) at night wash with an acne cleanser, like clean&clear oil free continuous control acne wash.
      4.) before you go to sleep, put on some spot gel where you have acne, like clearasil ultra rapid action 4 hour cream, or neutrogena rapid clear acne eliminating spot gel.
      5.) 2-3 times a week, you can use a deep cleaning mask, like Mint Julep Masque you can get it at almost any walmart [like the rest of these products] and it works wonders.
      6.) once or twice a week, you could hold your face above steam, then apply honey [with no added sweeteners] to your face for 15-25 minutes.

      hope this helped(: lemme know if you have any questions.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any internet forums dedicated to the discussion of herbal remedies?
    I am looking for an online forum or message board where I can collaborate with others who are interested in herbal healing, and other natural home remedy treatments. I have friends on other forums with these skills, and I am developing them myself, but I would like to be able to go to a forum dedicated solely to herbal healing and home remedies. Do you know of any such forum, or shall I create one myself?
    I have been unable to find a satisfactory one by internet searches.

    • ANSWER:
      I am recommending Naturalcures.com. This site i read in books and have heard from friends is amazing. It does cost .00 a month i think, but it contains a whole lot of info on where to get herbal remedies, what herbal remedies cure certain diseases, which holistic doctors are noteworthy to go to and that actually care for a persons well being rather than making money, where to get 100% organic food, ect. There is an abundance of info on this site.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hormonal acne?
    I know that going to a dermatologist would be the ideal answer but I dont have insurance and I can not afford to pay for treatment without insurance. Im 35 and I cant stand the fact that I get these dreadful breakouts just when my face slowly starts to clear up. Its quite embarrassing and it brings my self esteem down. What can I do? Is there any home remedy treatments or any product recommended. I have tried so many and Im at a loss here. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      First use a product such as "Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser" It works great.

      Then apply a product with 2.5% or 5% Benzoyl Peroxide, and no alcohol. It's usually a white paste or gel. Apply 1-2 times a day.

      Leave it on for about half an hour.

      Then wash it off and apply a moisturizer WITHOUT oils. (Jojoba oil is great for your skin and will help clear acne, all others stay away from.) Also avoid the moisturizer if it has Isopropyl.
      ***It also has to be made for the face!**

      A good moisturizer to use is "Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion."

      I guarantee your acne will be no more!

      Good Luck!

      - Whitecows7

  6. QUESTION:
    What can I do to get rid of lice without using chemical treatment?
    I think I have lice. I've been itching for about maybe a week and I've noticed some white dots on my scalp. I usually get them in winter/cold weather, too. But I'm too embarrassed to tell my mom about it. Is there any home remedy treatments I could do without having to get the chemical lice treatments?
    I'm a GIRL i'm not going to shave my head!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had lice when i was little.. the best and ONLY way to get rid of them is to put conditioner in your hair and use a lice comb (from the supermarket or pharmacy) to comb them out.. they can not stick to the hair when the conditioner is in there.. good luck, hope this helps!

  7. QUESTION:
    A really good home remedy for pimples?
    Last night I felt a pimple coming on, so I cleaned my face really carefully and put on my murad treatment and lotion (like I always do). But the pimple isn't getting any better. Does anyone have a REALLY good home remedy treatment? I'd like to get rid of it as quickly as possible. I have BMX training tonight and the sweat from riding in my full face helmet is going to make it worse!
    Also I'm really girly, so I just want to get rid of it period!

    • ANSWER:
      Steam your face, it will help it go faster...:D

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I get my eyeglasses super clean?
    I hear most cloths will scratch. I have some cleaning fluid and a little swatch that came with the glasses. The swatch is too oily now to work and it just seems theres some home remedy/treatment like putting them in the dishwasher or something I could do to unoil them.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the big questions is do you have an anti-glare coating?If you do only use the cleaning fluid recommended for that. Even if you don't get cleaner recommended for glasses. Don't use things for windows you'll end up with an unremovable smudge. Opticians sell microfibre cloths to rub the glasses with after you have put cleaning fluid on them. With the swatch and microfibre you need to put them into the wash with mild cleaner - preferably liquid , treat like delicates - and with no conditioner every so often to keep them effective.

      If I get mine in a real mess I go down the opticians and ask them to sort them out but you can't do that too often.

  9. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of hair on my neck and face.any home remedy other than bleaching and waxing.?
    i have very thick hair around my neck and all over face.it is quite embracing to move out without removing them using razor.threading and waxing causes many other eruptions.opened pores,pimples,burns all troubles me after this.pores are widening day by day.i am about to get marry.what should i do?please suggest some other home remedy.laser treatment is too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      laser operation is only thing which does not make hair grow in ur hair permanently beside its really v expensive!
      i think u should visit KAYA clinic

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I remove a scratch that I have on my face?
    About 4 months ago my baby scratched my face, I thought it would go away but its still there.

    Is there a cream or a home remedy treatment I can use to get rid of it? Or is it too late?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for acne?
    Are there any known and useful home remedies for the treatment of problem pimples? Possibly some fast acting remedies with good results pleasee!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    My hair is seriously dry from over coloring. What is a home remedy treatment that I can use? ?
    My stylist has screwed up my healthy hair from leaving the product on way too long. Now its frizzy and dry! Do you know of any home remedies for treating dry, damaged hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Homemade conditioner is a fun, affordable way to whip dull, dry hair into shape. For an easy, effective treatment, follow these five simple steps:
      1. Mix one small jar of real mayonnaise and half of an avocado until the mixture is a minty green color.
      2. Smooth it on from roots to tips if all of your hair needs help (stick to just your ends if only they need conditioning).
      3. Put on a shower cap, or, for deeper conditioning, wrap a hot, damp towel around your head (over the cap).
      4. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse.
      5. Dry and style as usual, and stand back to admire your glossy, frizz-free locks!

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a good home remedy for ear infections?
    My dog is showing all the symptoms of a minor ear infection and before putting her through a car ride and trip to the vet's office, does anyone know of any good home remedies for the treatment of ear infections?
    (If it matters, my dog is an 85 lbs American Pit Bull Terrier with no prior history of ear problems)

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, if she has an ear infection, you would be better off taking her to the vet. She most likely will need antibiotics to fight the infection. In the future, you could wipe out her ears with a 1 to 10 solution of vinegar and water to keep them clean. Only wipe the outer ear with a cotton ball; any further in and you can cause damage to her ear. It usually isn't too expensive to treat the infection, either.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of Diarrhoea?
    I have had diarrhoea for a while now, And it is starting to Hurt! I have Looked at a few websites Like so: http://www.a1stop-natural-home-remedy-treatment.com/2010/04/how-to-get-rid-of-diarrhea-in-instant.html , But it didnt help at all! my mother says dont eat ANYTHING and drink plenty of water. I drink quite alot of water anyway so that doesnt seem a problem to me. I really need help for this!

    ~Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hydration. Because of the severe risk of dehydration (especially for children and infants), this is the main treatment for diarrhea. If you consider everything you've blasted into the toilet since your diarrhea began, it makes sense. It's not just water you've been losing either. It's also vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Aside from drinking plenty of water, adults should also be drinking sports drinks and vegetable juices. Children should be given Pedialyte, CeraLyte, and/or Infalyte. Child or adult, make sure to sip your beverages slowly throughout the day.

      What not to eat. Your body is obviously having enough trouble already. Don't exacerbate the problem. At times like these, people tend to reach for comfort foods to make themselves feel better. Don't. Most of the time people's comfort foods involve fatty, greasy foods that will only make treating diarrhea more difficult. Aside from avoiding those greasy, fatty comestibles, you should also refrain from ingesting dairy products, sweets (cake, candy, cookies, etc.), and spicy foods. Also avoid drinking anything with caffeine, anything alcoholic, and anything with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and sorbitol.

      Things you can and should eat. When most people have diarrhea they don't feel like eating anything at all. What goes in must come out, right? Right. Well too bad. You need to eat. Remember all that stuff I was saying earlier about expelling vitamins and minerals? If you expect your body to make itself healthy, you need to replace them. When treating diarrhea you should concentrate on eating bland, starchy foods such as plain boiled potatoes, plain rice, toast, soda crackers, cooked carrots, bananas and the like. For protein, eat boiled eggs and plain baked chicken with the skin removed. For children, implement the B.R.A.T diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

      Give your body the rest it deserves. When using what you've learned about how to stop diarrhea, do not neglect this step. Providing your body with the rest it needs to combat viral gastroenteritis is essential. If you're not well rested, your immune system will simply be unable to perform as well as it should. This means the time it takes your body to cure diarrhea will be lengthened. Luckily, with the exception of frequent visits to the can, getting rest is usually a pretty easy thing to talk yourself into.
      When to see a doctor. Because severe diarrhea can be both dangerous in it's simplest form or be a symptom of a more serious underlying problem , never be afraid to go see a doctor about it. If you are experiencing diarrhea that lasts longer than four days, signs of dehydration, severe pain in the abdomen or rectum, high fever, black stools, bloody or mucousy stools, go see a doctor right away. If your diarrhea symptoms started during or after a trip to a foreign country, go see a doctor.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of pimples and zits and blackheads on my face?
    every since i started wearing makeup, i grew a bunch of zits all over my face, esp my forehead and cheeks and nose.
    what can i do to get rid of it?
    any home remedy treatments, i dont want any products.. cuz i have a feeling thats gunna make it worse.
    and also, how do i get rid of blackheads, i have one on my forehead, and 2 on my chin.
    i hate this :(

    • ANSWER:
      Well first of all, you could be developing the pimples, zits and blackheads because of the makeup you are using, so you might wanna try changing it, to maybe a mineral makeup ?
      Also, you have to remember to remove all makeup from your face before you go to bed at night, i have noticed that some people are sensitive to makeup removers, so you might wanna try using vaseline on a cotton bud instead. Once you have removed ALL makeup, you should thoroughly cleanse your face every evening, with a good cleanser, after this just wash your face with water and pat down with a face washer.

      As for home remedies, i have tried apple cider and vinegar, here is some info about it:
      http://ezinearticles.com/?Grandma-Was-Right---Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Clears-Acne&id=786175

      You might also want to try toothpaste, i have heard that it can help cure pimples, zits, blackheads and acne, you might want to watch this video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_dU5yi1QM

      I also have sensitive skin, and i use this product in elizas skin care, it is an exfoliant, and it is really good, i dont use it to clear up pimples etc. because i don't get pimples anymore, but i have heard that it can clear up pimples zits blackheads and acne. Here is the website, you might want to have a look:
      http://elizasskincare.com/page2.htm
      Its a really good product and is relatively cheap, i use the 300g Hand & Body scrub, which is and lasts about 6-12months.

      Hope i helped, i know how frustrating pimples, zits and blackheads can be!
      xo.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are some home remedies spot treatment?
    what are some home remedies spot treatment. when i used toothpaste it burned my skin and made it look like a scab the toothpaste wasn't a gel. does baking soda works?does it burn your skin

    • ANSWER:
      Tip 1:
      Grind a few Holy basil leaves and extract some juice. Apply 2 drops inside the ear.
      Tip 2:
      Boil 3-4 cloves of Garlic in some water. Mash them and add a pinch of salt. Wrap this poultice in a flannel or woolen cloth and place on the aching ear.

      Other Earache Cure Home Remedies:

      ? Pour some garlic juice in the paining ear. Its antibiotic qualities help to relieve the pain.

      http://homenaturalremedies.blogspot.com/

  17. QUESTION:
    How to make your hair grow faster?
    I dont want any pills or shampoos, Home remedies & treatments please or foods to eat, my birthday is a little over a month and I want my hair to grow atleast another inch by then! Thank you,

    • ANSWER:
      1. You may hear this a lot, but drink a good amount of water. It will make your hair grow, and your skin will be thick and rich, too!
      2. Get a trim whenever you want. Hair grows from the roots, not the ends. But you still need trims or else you have to cut it shorter.
      3. And yes, braids do help!
      4. Exercise frequently. Jump rope does wonders.
      5. Eat foods rich in vitamins: B, C, E, F, biotin
      6. Take your vitamins responsibly.
      7. In stead of a shower, I recommend a bath.
      8. Hair grows a half inch a month, so you get that free.
      9. Don't brush and comb it so much.
      10. Avoid heat styling and dying. Your hair will get damaged, and you will have to cut it again.
      11. Sleep is a good time when hair grows, so make sure you get to sleep early!
      12. Eat healthy.
      13. Avoid stress, which will stop the growth. But when you're better it will grow back.
      14. Massage hair while you bathe, and when you're not bathing.
      15. Avoid doing anything to damage your hair.
      16. Track your hair growth. I put mine in a ponytail and make a goal for how long I want it to grow, and I measure the ponytail!
      17. Wash in cool water.
      Take care. ;)

  18. QUESTION:
    Any remedies besides prescriptions for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My little chihuahua gets ear infections ALL THE TIME. The vet said it's just something she's going to have to deal with. I give her ear drops, which are not meant to be given constantly, so does anyone out there have an at home remedy/treatment that has worked for their pets?

    • ANSWER:
      clean the ears with a weak solution of white vinegar and water. usually ear infections are caused from yeast and this will help prevent.

  19. QUESTION:
    what can i do at home to repair my extremely damaged hair?
    I bleached my hair for the sixth time and added a large amount of colors varying from blue to purple. Now my hair is even more damaged.than before. What are some home remedies or treatments that I can do? I have job interviews tomorrow so I would prefer something that didn't make my hair extremely oily looking. A little is not a big deal.

    • ANSWER:
      ok here is a few i use
      - boil cocunut oil with water, till its Luke warn and simply rub it into your hair focusing on problem areas.
      - take 2 eggs, milk and a little bit of olive/coconut oil and before you take a shower, mix the ingredients together and apply to hair, wait 10-20 minutes with it in, and then go for your regualr shower. omg your hair gets so shiny and healthy!!
      - avocado and mayonnaise (mix together) and apply before shower, leave it in then go for shower
      -banana and a little bit of honey and a teaspoon of beer (very little beer) , make sure you wash it out thoroughly, as honey is very sticky :p

  20. QUESTION:
    are there any home remedies to treat thrush in your mouth>?
    my tongue has got like a filmy whitish grayish on it and i can't rid of my bad breath! i have a weak immune system, so i am pretty sure that i have thrush! i have no money right now to go to the doctor so are there any home remedies for treatment???? help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      avoid coffee
      try water and salt (not freezing cold water but normal water)
      try some ginger- boil it then drink and gargle with the water
      try a peppermint
      this really works boil some tea in a teapot and put some fresh mint leaves in it let it boil until the leaves have gone a dullish black brown colour then drink it- it will be good for your throat and should hopefully stop the bad breathe

      Good Luck

  21. QUESTION:
    Whats an effective way to get rid of bad under eye circles?
    Besides the obvious more sleep, i get as much as i can. Are there any ointments, home remedies, treatment... anything? Not just covering it up with makeup, something to actually reduce darkness. I'm looking for anything relatively inexpensive too. Hard times.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The circles under your eyes ARE VERY delicate.

      So dont apply any creams or facewash under your eyes, that will cause to get more purplish.

      Best thing is to use facial lotions, vitamin E gel capsules and rub under it, apply sunscreen.

      best to do this is when you go to sleep.
      When your sleeping your body goes in the rejuvenation state, which your body is doing 10x for healing so your under eye circles will heal faster along with the help of vitamin E

  22. QUESTION:
    what are the home treatments for kidney stone?
    I am suffering from two kidney stones of size 5*4 and 5*5 which were diagnosed about a year ago. Please suggest me some home remedy and Ayurvedic treatment and eatable foods in such problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Get the herb known as Chanca Piedra aka Stone Breaker.

      I had two 8mm kidney stones and took this herb for 9 days and passed the stones with no pain - only a burning sensation as they exited my body. I retrieved one of the stones but am certain that I passed both because I experienced the burning sensation twice in the same day while urinating. After the first one I went into a cup and then poured it through a coffee filter. The stone measured 7mm x3 mm when it came out. I have had many kidney stones over the years that were much smaller and extremely painful to the point that even morphine did not eliminate all pain. Chanca Piedra is said to be 3 times better than morphine for pain. It relaxes the smooth muscle of the urinary track and expels the stones. Mine were in my kidneys and detected with sonograms. They were only causing mild and occasional pain but I was passing blood and thus suspected I had stones.

      While the label instructions for 500mg Chanca Piedra capsules say to take one capsule a day or 3 capsules twice a day [depending on the brand, I found instructions online that said to take 2 to 3 grams twice a day so that is what I took - four to six capsules twice a day. Nine days on the capsules and I passed the stones. I will continue to take 3 capsules twice a day for at least a month to be sure I am done with them or maybe for longer. I am also expelling phlegm from my lungs due to additional benefits of this herb being good for bronchitis which I have been prone to getting for years.

      I bought mine for less than 5 dollars for a bottle of 60 capsules from Swanson. You can find the link here: http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=ApVLaVYnMdnBcfKA_rQtnvoEgFoB?p=chanca+piedra&did=0 Get at least two bottles to be sure - but if it was me I would get more.

      I believe for June 2012 the coupon code SWANBRAND will save you an additional 10% at Swanson and you get free shipping on 50 dollar orders.

      PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN OR SHOULD TAKE THIS PRODUCT:

      Contraindications:
      Chanca piedra has demonstrated hypotensive effects in animals and humans. People with a heart condition and/or taking prescription heart medications should consult their doctor before taking this plant. It may be contraindicated for some individuals with heart conditions and/or heart medications may need monitoring and adjusting.

      Chanca piedra has been considered in herbal medicine to be abortive (at high dosages) as well as a menstrual promoter. While not studied specifically in humans or animals, animal studies do indicate it has uterine relaxant effects. It should therefore be considered contraindicated during pregnancy.

      Chanca piedra has been documented with female antifertility effects in one mouse study (the effect was reversed 45 days after cessation of dosing). While this effect has not been documented in humans, the use of the plant is probably contraindicated in women seeking pregnancy or taking fertility drugs. This effect has not been substantiated sufficiently to be used as a contraceptive, however, and should not be relied on for such.

      Chanca piedra has demonstrated hypoglycemic effects in animals and humans. It is contraindicated for people with hypoglycemia. Diabetics should consult their doctor before taking this plant as insulin medications may need monitoring and adjusting.

      Chanca Piedra has been documented in human and animal studies with diuretic effects. Chronic and acute use of this plant may be contraindicated in various other medical conditions where diuretics are not advised. Chronic long-term use of any diuretic can cause electrolyte and mineral imbalances; however, human studies with chanca piedra (for up to three months of chronic use) has not reported any side effects. Consult your doctor if you choose to use this plant chronically for longer than three months concerning possible side effects of long term diuretic use.

      http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T312817.html
      http://rainforest-database.com/plants/chanca.htm

  23. QUESTION:
    Does my dog have ear mites or an ear infection? What do I do?
    My dog has been scratching his ear a lot lately for about two weeks, he has recently started crying/whining while doing so, so this morning I checked and I found he has a dark pink patch of skin inside his ear flap that has puss, is crusty with some sort of yellow bacteria? It looks hard and feels rough. It produces a clear liquid because I touched it with my finger, and it was slightly wet/sticky. He is a 4 year old male bichion frise/Maltese mix. Any advice would be extremely helpful. Home remedies, treatment, opinions on what to do? This has never happened before. I feel bad because he won't stop scratching and I know it hurts him.

    • ANSWER:
      This may not be the answer you want to hear, but paying for a veterinary visit is probably the best course of action. The vet can take a swab of the inside of the ear and look at it under a microscope to tell you the exact cause of the infection. They may also be able to put a small camera scope inside the ear to look for mites and to see how deep the infection runs. This is a very common problem in this type of dog, and there are also plenty of commercially available treatments available - but please let a veterinarian choose the best one for you. It will probably be some type of ear cleanser that you will pour into the ear several times a day until the infection is cleared. He may also need oral antibiotics, depending on the cause and severity of the infection.

      Sometimes untreated or mistreated infections become much worse, requiring the dog to be anesthetized so that the ear can be flushed out. It's best to take care of this problem properly before it becomes more serious. I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is natural cure/home remedy/homeopathic/ayurvedic treatment to cure autoimmune hepatitis?
    Last 4 months I am suffering from severe rash all over body & severe Hyperacidity & tiredness. Now Ultrasound Sonography has revealed Enlarged Liver with Fatty Changes/infilteration & distended Gall Bladder with mobile Gall Stone of 2.8 cm size. Is this sign of Autoimmune hepatitis? I don't wish to start Steroids to treat it.Is any Home remedy or alternative therapy or Homeopathy or Ayurvedic treatment available to cure it? In allopathy, it is incurable.

    • ANSWER:
      IF Ayurvedic treatment has Emergency treatment and if it has ICU you can try.
      In Allopathy atleast controle is possible

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for hair loss? ?
    I'm experiencing thinning of my hair and there's actually a coin sized bald spot on the center of my scalp. My hair is brittle and dry. Hence, I'm looking for the simplest and best home remedies/natural treatment. I've googled bout it but I wanted to hear the effects of the treatments form people who had tried the treatements before.

    • ANSWER:
      try this home remedies:

      Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic. This is a very simplest and best natural remedy for hair loss.

      Mustard oil boiled with henna leaves is also useful in healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled with 100 grams of henna leaves. This is another effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram can also be applied for treatment of baldness and hair loss. This is one of the effective home remedies for baldness.

      Apply a well prepared paste made from hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and leave it for 15 minutes. This is also effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice when used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      One cup of lettuce and spinach juice taken daily prevents hair loss.

      Hope the information above helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does my dog have an ear infection or mites? What do I do?
    My dog has been scratching his ear a lot lately for about two weeks, he has recently started crying/whining while doing so, so this morning I checked and I found he has a dark pink patch of skin inside his ear flap that has puss, is crusty with some sort of yellow bacteria? It looks hard and feels rough. It produces a clear liquid because I touched it with my finger, and it was slightly wet/sticky. He is a 4 year old male bichion frise/Maltese mix. Any advice would be extremely helpful. Home remedies, treatment, opinions on what to do? This has never happened before. I feel bad because he won't stop scratching and I know it hurts him.

    • ANSWER:
      Based on your description your dog probably has an infection that needs treatment -please take to your vet as soon as you can; he has been uncomfortable for about 2 weeks. The doctor will check for different types of infections and prescribe medication for the specific problem. Mites are usually down in the ear and cause a dark substance and can be very itchy. Don't try any home remedies - you don't know what the problem is.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?
    Besides the obvious more sleep, i get as much as i can which is usually 6-7 on a school night. But are there any ointments, home remedies, treatment... anything? Not just covering it up with makeup, something to actually reduce darkness. I'm looking for anything relatively inexpensive too. Hard times.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      theres a product called Garnier eye roll-on...it actually works quite well it refreshes tired eyes and gives them a bit of a pick me up.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some treatments when breastfeeding is not possible?
    After a traumatic surgery as a teenager I am not able to breastfeed. My daughter is now 4 days old and this morning I woke up with horribly painful breasts. Since delivery I've been wearing a sports bra 24/7 and this morning I started putting cabbage leaves to relieve the pain. For how long should I keep the leaves? I keep changing them every so often but how many days?
    Also, I'd really appreciate any other home remedies or treatments.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I did the cabbage leaves for about 5 days, I started when my son was 4 days old as well. After about 2 days of using the cabbage leaves the pain was pretty much gone. Take advil and tylenol to relieve the pain as well....best of luck to you!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    2 week makeover. What things can I do to look good in two weeks?
    I'm not looking for some miracle make over, I just want to look good for a party I'm going to in 2 weeks.
    What are some things I can do to look good?
    Anything for like my hair, nails, skin, shape.
    Any home remedies, treatments, or things you do to look great.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Makeup - Go to Sephora and ask for blush and eyeshadow. tell them you want to look good, but casual. they'll give you a free makeover in the store and show you what to buy. (Stuff is kind of expensive though)

      nails - wet and wild nail filers and a there is a thing that makes your nails shiny. Nail polish at Sephora is awesome, or wet and wild

      Avon skin care mask - fantastic stuff, check ingredients though. Pimples are nothing against it.

      hair - depends on type.
      curls - let it out
      straight - anything would work except ponytails
      for short hair you should let it frame your face.

      For silky feeling in hair - Finesse

      hope this helps

  30. QUESTION:
    What to do with my dog who had either an ear infection/mites? Help?
    My dog has been scratching his ear a lot lately for about two weeks, he has recently started crying/whining while doing so, so this morning I checked and I found he has a dark pink patch of skin inside his ear flap that has puss, is crusty with some sort of yellow bacteria? It looks hard and feels rough. It produces a clear liquid because I touched it with my finger, and it was slightly wet/sticky. He is a 4 year old male bichion frise/Maltese mix. Any advice would be extremely helpful. Home remedies, treatment, opinions on what to do? This has never happened before. I feel bad because he won't stop scratching and I know it hurts him.

    • ANSWER:
      Um, take him to a vet?! You shouldn't own a pet if you're that ignorant.

  31. QUESTION:
    i m 20 yrs old.i want to get rid of open pores n acne.i m sick of using home remedy.suggest medical treatment?
    .kindly experienced people suggest me a medical treatment.cos home remedies don't have permanent effects.shall i go for homeopathy or laser or whichever is best for me kindly suggest.thanks.
    see guys please don't send me home remedies or even product details..i need to know the best medical, surgical or non-surgical treatment available in Mumbai.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Any products containing tea tree extracts or neem( a combination would be best) definitely helps eliminate acne from the core.
      I'm eighteen, I myself use Everyouth's neem & tea tree face wash for the same purpose.
      You could also go for Himalaya's herbal face wash with the same ingredients.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a way to shrink your pores that really works?
    I have tried every product available and also a few home remedy type treatments with no results.The only thing that seems to work is squeezing the pores clean and then they are smaller for about two weeks but this creates red broken capillaries.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, when you are in the shower gently scratch the affected area with your finger nails. This will empty out a lot of goop from your pores without squeezing. I've also written a tutorial on how to fill in severely enlarged pores using cosmetics as a last resort. Check it out, and plenty of other tutorials on the spektra forums. http://specktra.net/showthread.php?t=760...

  33. QUESTION:
    Ive oily skin and i quickly lost my natural skin glow when i move out to sun?
    Suggest some home remedies and treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      lotion

  34. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of acne scars?
    i have like 3, there not so bad but im only 14 and i have them, and i don't want them for the rest of my life. Are there any home remedies, treatments, recommendations for me? how long will they take? are they effective? thank you
    oh and just curious does Mederma work?

    • ANSWER:
      I had horiffic acne scars from my teens. I was photographed in hospital for medical records as an example of extreme acne scarring while obtaining medicine to stop the acne (Roaccutane)

      The scars just disappeared within just a few years and I still find it a revelation all these years later to be able to take my shirt off on a sunny day in public..my acne scars were really bad!

      I'm not some asshole who walks around with their shirt off - I run on the beach every day and it gets too hot to wear a shirt sometimes in summer ! I take my shirt iff when it's hot and no-one is around.

  35. QUESTION:
    Good Home Remedies for a ultra hair conditioning treament?
    I have really frizzy hair and I really need a home remedy or some good hair treatment, any help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Mayo works really nice.. however you might have to wash it twice to get the smell out! i use olive oil and throw on a shower cap on and use a hair dryer! Try 2% milk too and eggs.

      You might wanna honey, or an hot oil treatment (which can burn the HELLO out of your scalp) .

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies that have help with Cancer treatments?
    My mother-in-law has cancer and going through treatments. She is getting really sick from minor colds. What home remedies can help boost her weakened immune system and cancer treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask her dr if she can take anything. If she's getting really sick from simple colds, her blood count is off and if it's low enough the dr should give her meds to bring it back up. When I'm on my chemo, I drink lots of water and lots of juices. It always seems to help.

  37. QUESTION:
    Are there any other treatment or home remedies anyone knows of that has worked for them?
    My sister had about 6 sinus infections in the past year.She've done allergy testing and came out negative and just finished one more round of antibiotics (one of the strongest) and my sinusitis is still lingering.My specialist is highly recommending I have surgery, but I would like to avoid that as much as possible. Are there any other treatment or home remedies anyone knows of that has worked for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Unaddressed lactose intolerance will produce problems with your sinuses, constant ear nose and throat infections and a plethora of other symptoms such as digestive issues, headaches and migraines, bloating and constipation, excessive gas and excessive belching, insomnia, irritability and moodiness, fatigue and exhaustion, inability to clear your throat properly after meals, mucous in your stools .... try ditching the milk and dairy for a week and increase your intake of leafy and green vegies and green salads and perhaps drink organic rice milk and see if your symptoms abate any.

      bless
      x

  38. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies that can keep up your voice's strength. (Big speech tournament)?
    I have a big competitive speech tournament this weekend and I can feel my throat starting to hurt. I used a cough drop and it didn't really help. I can try to hold back on talking, but does that really help? I am in choir, should I ask not to sing? (We have a concert coming up though) I guess what I am asking is are there any home remedies or treatments that can enhance the quality of your voice and keep you from loosing it or it hurting? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Tea with a lot of milk can help. Avoid cold foods. Cough drops could also help, Menthol cough drops work best. Avoid soda.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is an effective home remedy or over the counter treatment for urinary tract infections?
    What home remedies are effective for curing a bladder infection? I see that there are some over the counter products but most state that they only manage symptoms. I have had the infection for just a few days. There was a bit of painful urination but now just cloudy urine with a strange odor. HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Cranberry juice in large quantities will turn your urine acidic and kill bacteria responsible for bladder infections, however you have to drink huge amounts. I would recommend lemon juice instead. Drink it as strong as you can, but it won't hurt to dilute with some water...you need extra water to flush the dead and dying bacteria out anyway. Aim for at least half a liter of lemon juice a day (Realemon, which is a baking ingedient and made from concentrate works just fine). If, after a week you still have symptoms, see a doctor. See a doctor right away if you develop weakness, dizzyness, extreme fatigue, blood or obvious pus in your urine, or high fever.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some effective home remedies for Dog Mange?
    I have a 12 wk old yellow lab puppy and she has mange. I would like to know some effective home remedies that will cure this. She is shedding and always scratching her hair is starting to fall out as well. We have tried medicated shampoo and other treatments and nothing seems to work and its getting very expensive. So if you know of anything that may be cheaper that will solve this problem please let me know. And please explain and be thorough.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have not gotten a diagnosis from a vet, how do you even know you are dealing with Mange?

      You need to start with a diagnosis, and unfortunately, there is NO home remedy if it is Mange.

      If you had started at the vet in the first place, it would not have been expensive at all. Now you get to pay a lot more than if you had made the right decision the first time.

      Live and learn. Take your dog to the vet.

  41. QUESTION:
    how do i get healthy hair without cutting it?
    my hair is really dry and damaged because of how many times ive dyed it. i trim it a few times a week because the dead ends really bother me. i was wondering is there any at home remedies, treatments, masks. etc that will make my hair more soft and less damaged?

    • ANSWER:
      mane n tail shampoo and conditioner! I use it all the time and I can feel and see the difference.

      but if you do buy it, you have to buy BOTH. because the shampoo will take all the oils and leave ur hair super clean, and the conditioner will treat your hair and make it soft and smooth.

      When I use the conditioner I dont even have to brush my hair because of how smooth it comes out.

  42. QUESTION:
    What's your favourite natural home remedy to beautify?
    "Water" is a versatile home remedy which is beneficial for all sorts of beauty treatments. I think "Lemon" is the best way to detoxify skin.

    What do you like to use to make yourself beautiful?

    • ANSWER:
      it is always the chilled water . No lemon, no cucumber ,no face wash even if it is herbal.Just wash your face as many times you can in chilled water and see the effect.

  43. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to prevent an outbreak of acne / pimples?
    I have an oily face - so what's the best way to avoid an acne outbreak? I wash daily (so that's not the case) - but it never fails to get oily again. Are there any home remedies or treatments? I would like a smooth looking face instead of having one with pimples and acne all over.

    Or could it be an age thing? I'm in my early twenties.
    Wow. Plenty of answers. I'm spoiled for choice so I'm leaving this to the public to choose! Thanks for answering!

    Now people... vote! =)

    • ANSWER:
      Cleans-Tone-Moisturize in that order. Opt for oil free products. You may want to try the Neutrogena line of face care. You can also use the Acne Free products by University Medical. They also have blotter papers you can use when your face becomes oily during the day. Palladio blotter papers with rice powder are the product of choice.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to manage pink eye without doctor's prescription, home remedy?
    I know there's a way since, folks have been getting pink eye long before there were prescriptions for it so.. What would be the treatment or home remedy for pink eye?

    • ANSWER:
      My pediatrician recommended 'NEOSPORIN Original' ointment for my son when he got pink eye.

      She said that the ocular formula is exactly the same but much more expensive. Please make sure that it is the ORIGINAL formula one which is semi-translucent. Not the white one!

      Put a small amount of the ointment on the tip of your finger. Put the tip of your finger on the corner or your affected eye to transfer the ointment. Leave it alone, do not rub. The movement of the eye will spread the ointment around. Vision may appear a little blurry while it spreads but it will fade away shortly.

      The infection will be gone before you know it.

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i know if my wrist is sprained?
    i was on my bike and i got hit by a car going about 5 miles an hour and my wrist is killing me! i didn't call the cops or anything because it didn't hurt then but now i can't even bend without feeling so much pain. Its not swollen or nothin. is it sprained? Also whats a good home remedy treatment? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you move your wrist and the pain is at least 7 out of 10 you may have broke your wrist. it does not have to swell to be broken. You should go have an xray done. In the meantime put a wrist support on, the one that wraps around your wrist.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?
    Besides the obvious more sleep, i get as much as i can which is usually 6-7 on a school night. But are there any ointments, home remedies, treatment... anything? Not just covering it up with makeup, something to actually reduce darkness. I'm looking for anything relatively inexpensive too. Hard times.

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      I Know someone who used to use Teabags, or maybe cucumber lol

      I cant remember Too Well :)

      Try some of these:
      http://www.outofstress.com/under-eye-bags-remove/
      http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Black-Circles-Under-Your-Eyes
      http://facialexercisesguide.com/19/eye-bags-how-to-get-rid-of-bags-under-eyes/

      P.S: It was.. Tebags & cucumber :D

  47. QUESTION:
    I have a coldsore!! What is the fastest way to get rid of coldsores?
    Can anyone recommend me any home remedies or treatment for getting rid of cold sores the fastest? I have a date tomorrow night!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sandra,

      Hopefully this doesn't reach you too late. There are many options to getting rid of coldsores with home remedies, some that are immediate and some painstakingly slow.

      I'd highly recommend tea-tree Oil if you have any in your house. You may purchase this at any local grocery store or health store. Tea Tree oil is the strongest anti-coldsore cream there is.

      I don't really recommend abreva or any other "topical" cream out there.

      For Home remedies, I'd recommend:

      • Ice. Ice applied prior to your sore opening up tends to stop the herpes virus in its tracks - But will actually slow healing if applied after the sore blossoms.

      • Alcohol. (External not internal - save the party until you are cold sore free) Use a cotton swab or ball with alcohol to keep the sore sterile and clean. Use with any and all other treatments.

      • Lysine. Taken orally, will help heal your current cold sore quicker and may reduce future occurrences. Lysine is usually taken in doses of 2000 to 4000 mg. per day to get rid of a cold sore. Have not seen much success putting lysine directly on the cold sore.

      • Garlic. Crush a garlic clove and put the oil on the sore. If you have an Aloe Vera plant, put the leaf juice on after the garlic oil has been applied.

      • Tea bags. Use frozen wetted tea bags in place of ice. Use warm after cold sore blossoms open.

      • Zinc. Good topical and internal way to get rid of a cold sore fast. Do not use zinc oxide - will just sit on top of the skin. Use zinc sulfate or zinc gluconate for topical application. Zicam is a gel form of zinc gluconate used for common colds that costs about .00. For internal use, take a good vitamin and mineral supplement that provides 15 to 25 milligrams.

  48. QUESTION:
    Best natural ways to overcome premature ejaculation and to increase size of penis?
    I have been masturbating for 6 years. Now I am 22 I started feeling premature ejaculation with in 2 min's .So please suggest me some best home remedies and treatments to overcome this.

    • ANSWER:
      Spiritual education, prayer, meditation, fasting, cold-shower condition.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my acne and blackheads overnight?
    I suffer from mild acne and blackheads on my chin and nose, and I'm going back to school for a conference on Saturday, which is about I day and two nights away. Do you guys know any home remedies or treatments I could use to get great skin in a short period of time? Please send in things I can do at home, because I'm not interested in medication or perscriptions... Thanks so much :)

    • ANSWER:
      NEVER PICK AT IT
      If you must take the top off the pimple(the head)and squeeze the (u know what) onto a tissue make sure your hands are clean
      if your skins not sensitive use toothpaste directly on the pimple not on the skin. Tomato also cleanses with avocado soothes the skin so I hope this helps
      eggs also help white stuff removes yellow stuff mortises DONT FORGET TO MOISTURIZE
      black heads try not to pick the blackheads unless on the surface cause the next day you will have gigantic red dot from the outside infection being trapped
      keep hair out of face
      no heavy makeup
      TRY BLACKHEAD REMOVING ON FRIDAYS SO the blackheads will be gone and the big red dot from where your blackhead was would of gone down PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION


home remedy treatment

Exfoliate Keratosis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you exfoliate on keratosis with sugar?
    I have keratosis pilaris on my arms and I don't have an exfoliant right now so can I use sugar?

    Btw keratosis is a skin condition that causes red bumps on the skin.

    • ANSWER:
      I've had it for years and I find that panoxyl is the only thing that really helps, ask your doctor about it.

      As for sugar, that would probably not be smart because it will clog the pores on ur skin causing further irritation and more red bumps.

      Do you have a loofa sponge of a pumice stone to rub on ur skin in the shower? That would be better.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce the appearance and the feel of keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris on the backs of my thighs and it feels bumpy to the touch and it is red bumps. How can I reduce the appearance and make it feel smoother? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Micro-dermabrasion is being used and getting great results..The micro-dermab removes the surface skin and the suction of the machine helps remove the keratin plugs..It cost about 35-50 dollars..This is not the deep dermabrasion that the dermatologist can also do..
      You can help the appearance with the right at home care..NEVER use soap..Use a soap free cleanser..Cetaphil is good and you can get it at most stores and it is inexpensive..Use the Cetaphil moisturizer too..You can exfoliate your skin with a buff-puff or loofah..It will help but the suction action of the dermabrasion machine will remove most of the keratin plugs..I can't see your skin and you shouldn't have this done if your skin is raw or inflamed..You really should see a dermatologist at least once.The average office visit is around 75 and many will give yo a free consultation..Don't be afraid to ask..Helping you online like this is really meant for advise..The options are out there.You must let a Dr see your skin and help you..

  3. QUESTION:
    What would work better for keratosis pilaris scars: bio oil or maderma?
    I have scars all over my arms from picking and scratching at my bumps on my arms, also know as keratosis pilaris. I have heard good things about both, but before i go and spend on cream, i want to know whats better! And if anyone had keratosis pilaris and used a different cream to get rid of the scars, please let me know!!!
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend using Bio Oil. Its natural and from what ive seen cheaper. But i would recommend exfoliating your arms with any thing that will remove any dead skin and then rub on the Bio Oil. only thing is its really sticky so don't put it on right before you go to bed it will get on everything.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some Over the Counter treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?
    From doing some research, and looking at pictures, I believe I have keratosis pilaris (on my thighs). What are some over the counter treatments that work well to cure keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      Because it is hereditary, there is no way to cure or prevent keratosis pilaris. However, it may lessen over time with age.

      In some patients, the condition clears up on its own. When it does not, patients may choose to seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. There are several treatments aimed at softening the keratin deposits in the skin to improve its appearance. They include:

      Moisturizing lotions. Dry skin makes the condition worse, so applying moisturizer twice daily is important. Lotions that contain urea help the skin retain moisture and products that contain lactic acid or salicylic acid help to dissolve and exfoliate the keratin. Moisturizer should be applied immediately after bathing.

      Loofah sponges or brushes. Rubbing the affected areas after a long soak in a hot bath may help to unclog the plugged hair follicles.

      Topical retinoids. Class of chemical compounds that are chemically related to vitamin A. These drugs regulate skin growth but can be very irritating.

      These are just a couple of the available treatment for keratosis pilaris. Take a look at this site for some additional information that I think you'll find helpful : ) It's great that you're educating yourself!

      http://skin.health.ivillage.com/acneblemish/keratosispilaris.cfm

  5. QUESTION:
    I was wondering about girls and keratosis pilaris?
    I know that 50% or so girls are affected by keratosis pilaris but at my school there is not one girl who I can see with it. At prom everyones arms were KP free. I am an 18 yr old male with KP and I know some fat guys who have it and I use to be fat. Do you have to be fat to get keratosis pilaris?

    • ANSWER:
      No, you don't have to be fat. And the KP is smaller on women than men, because we're smaller overall. And we spend a lot more time caring for our skin than guys do. We exfoliate, scrub, and moisturize. If you did that, your KP would be less visible too.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can Keratosis Pilaris disqualify you from the Air Force?
    I go to MEPS in about a week and was wondering if having Keratosis Pilaris on my arms is a problem. It doesn't bother me, it's not contagious, and I don't have any prescription for it.

    (Wikipedia: Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy.)

    It shouldn't be a problem right? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's actually a fairly common condition, my husband has it and it's never prevented him from anything. If it's bothering you, try exfoliating the area and applying a lotion with urea or lactic acid in it.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    i have it on the back of my arms, and basically all over my legs. it seems to be worse on my left arm than on my right. ive had it my whole life, and nothing i do seems to get rid of the bumps. I can make my arms and legs smoother, but they still look and feel a little bumpy. ive tried to exfoliate the areas, and it just seems to irritate my skin and make it really red. I don't know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything you just described sounds exactly like what I have. I have it all over the backs of my arms and legs, and it seems to be worse on my left arm than my right.

      I wish so much there was a cure, but nothing I've tried has worked (I've yet to try laser treatment though). I've found that I can make it lighter by exposing the effected areas to direct sunlight for 15 minutes a day. I've heard that vitamin D deficiencies can make Keratosis Pilaris worse, so that might be why it works.

      Anyways, I wish you and I the best of luck trying to get rid of this cosmetic monster.

  8. QUESTION:
    Do you know a successful way of delaing with Keratosis Pilaris?
    It's not so much the little bumps that are a problem, but sometimes I get spots that come as a result of scratching at the little bumps, and that seem to take forever to hela so look horrid...ho-hum.

    I exfoliate daily, have tried vinegar with no luck, I try to moisturize as much as possible...other than medicated lotions, is there anything else that might help?

    • ANSWER:
      Try pure vitamin e oil. It sounds counter intuitive because you would think an oil would clog the pores resulting in more bumps, but it actually helped me get rid of KP. It gets rid of the bumps while also healing any abrasions that result from scratching at them. You can find pure vitamin e oil for pretty cheap at any drugstore like CVS or Rite Aid, just massage it into the effected areas. Results are almost immediate, but more obvious after a good exfoliation... which you can also use vitamin e oil for, just add coarse sea salt and scrub yourself down in the shower, then wash off with warm water and a good shower gel.

  9. QUESTION:
    What can I get at a normal store to get rid of the red bumps on the backs of my forearms and thighs?
    I know it is probably something called keratosis pilaris that doesn't have a "cure". Can somebody give me products that would help that I can buy at a store?

    • ANSWER:
      honestly, don't spend a lot of money on fancy things for it. Buy an exfoliating soap with the little beads in it, and a hand exfoliating scrubber, and EXFOLIATE. Do this everyday in the shower and put little but of lotion after. You should see results within 3-4 weeks! good luck xox <3

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    Hey everyone. I have keratosis pilaris on the backs of my arms and right above my knees. I was just wondering if anyone had ever had them and actually had something done to cure them or to help them. I'm really self conscious of them so that's the worst part. I'm embarassed to wear shorts that show them and they just make me feel uncomfortable. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks! :)

    *I am a teenager*

    • ANSWER:
      I'm also a teenager who has keratosis pilaris. I haven't actually tried it, but I've heard a lot about a line of products by Derma Doctor called KP Duty. They make a lotion and an exfoliating scrub, which have both received consistent 5-star reviews on many websites. Many people say using a loofah everyday will help, but that hasn't worked for me. Hope I helped!

      (here is a link to KP Duty)
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of Keratosis Pilaris AKA "chicken skin"?
    I have these weird, goosebump like bumps on my arms and legs and ive tried exfoliating and lotion but it doesnt get rid of it! What should I do?? And what causes this?

    • ANSWER:
      not much can get rid of them , i know because i have them also it is basically a build of the stuff that make the hair and it gets blocked, if you squeeze one white stuff will come out sometimes. about the only thing i have found that will calm it but dosent get rid of it is a good quality goats milk soap. its usually a hereditary thing so someone else in your family most likey has as well , i and 2 other sisters have the same thing and my father also has. there are support sites that you could also get ideas from.
      Best of luck

  12. QUESTION:
    How to diminish the look of keratosis pilaris?
    Well I think I have keratosis pilaris, people told me they might be ingrown hairs but it's not going away. I exfoliate with sugar and my dial body wash on my legs because that's where I have it. Does anyone know how to make the spots less noticeable and blend with my skin better.? Any products that help would be REALLY helpful. Thank you ☺

    • ANSWER:
      I have KP too... it IS the hair follicles, but not ingrown hairs, it's just that the skin cells from the follicles for some reason doesn;t shed in the normal way. The only think you can do is use a loofah or exfoliating sponge on the areas.... using products is expensive and a waste... all you need to do is get rid of the dead skin that is accumulating around the hair follicles, and then use just an ordinary light body lotion.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the red bumps on the back of my arms?
    I get them every once in a while, and white (looks like skin) comes out of them. They're very small, they don't itch and I do exfoliate.. Any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them? Anyone experience this before? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is not only present on your face but also arms. Just like any area of your body, your arms have hair follicles. They are connected to sebaceous glands. Usually, when the dead cells and sebum clog the glands, acne will develop.

      If you sweat a lot especially while wearing tight fitting clothes, you are likely to encounter acne on your arms. Tight clothing tend to prevent the sebum and dead skin cells from shedding off from the skin. Consequently, the pores will get clogged and acne will develop.

      For acne prevention, it is better to wear loose clothing. Always change your clothes every day. You don't want the dirt and dust to block your pores.

      Sometimes, you find it tempting to scratch the acne on your arms. By all means, don't do it. You don't want to have arms full with scars.

      If you go to gym for workout, you should shower after workout. This will keep your skin free from sebum and sweat. Shower will also wash away dead skin cells. Make sure that you arm is clean and dry after shower.

      You can apply anti-acne creams or lotions that contain benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid on the skin where acne develops. Massage them into the skin, and then leave it on for 30 seconds. Then rinse it off. Bear in mind that benzyl peroxide can bleach your clothes. Therefore, wear loose clothing to avoid discoloration on your clothes.

      Your arms don't have many oil glands as your face. Therefore, use mild acne treatments to prevent your skin from the inflammation and drying. Always keep your arms clean by washing them with a mild soap. Make sure that you don't scrub your arms as this will make the acne worse.

      Sometimes, your arms develop known as keratosis pilaris. They appears as a bump of keratin protein in the hair openings. You can find them on your upper arms. They are not pimples. You can get rid of them by scrubbing your arms with a loofah.

      Acne on arms may affect your self-esteem. With these simple tips, you can prevent and get rid of acne on your arms. If it still persists, then you should see a dermatologist for an appropriate treatment.
      http://acnecureinfo.blogspot.com

  14. QUESTION:
    what are some ways i can treat Keratosis Pilaris alba?
    I have this on my fore arm close to my elbows but one has alot more. but i dont have alot still. but want to treat it

    Keratosis Pilaris alba

    what are some ways to help it go away or have less of these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliate

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the bumps on my skin?
    I mean Ive had bumps on my skin my whole life and it feel rough not soft. I will say I put on a lot of lotions and exfoliated, steam room. Everyones skin is like sensible feeling and mine is rough and it feels thick. Also some of them are red and it makes my skin look red Im extremely white so you can tell easily. What do I do? Does anyone out there have this same problem? If you do message me please. How do you handle it?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be keratosis pilaris? I'm not sure how to fix it, honestly.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i deal with these spot like things on my legs?
    They are all over my legs, and are like pores. Some are red and some are just bumps. I'm not sure if they are the result of ingrown hair from shaving, but i have exfoliated once every two days for the past month and have come to no improvement.

    This isn't a health issue. I just feel self conscious when wearing shorts.

    I no longer shave, though these spot like things have been here for ages. I now epilate, and still i get these spotty things so i guess it can't have anything to do with shaving.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you probably have Keratosis Pilaris. A lot of young people have it, myself included, but some are to a greater degree than others. In my experiences with it, the spots aren't that noticeable. Eventually they faded and are almost gone today. Take a look at this website, it might help.

  17. QUESTION:
    will exfoliating gloves help Keratosis Pilaris on my upper arm?
    rubbing my arms with exfoliating gloves help my Keratosis Pilaris (little red spots) on my arms and could anything else help. its not that much but id like to clear it.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It can do more harm than good if you are too rough. I prefer chemical exfoliation.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of pimple like bumps on my arms?
    Someone told me it was eczema but I've tried all sorts of eczema creams and nothing seems to work. I've tried exfoliating, using pimple creams and nothing. Anyone have any suggestions short of going to a dermatologist?

    • ANSWER:
      you might have keratosis pilaris-a harmless skin condition. i have it on my upper arms and i just leave it alone. maybe trying exfoliating and a good lotion might help? if it doesn't -seeing a dermatologist can't hurt.
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/keratosis-pilaris/DS00769

  19. QUESTION:
    Any way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I have KP on my upper arms, and I'm preparing to get a tattoo there soon. Is there any way I can reduce, or get rid of it so it doesn't affect my tattoo? I've tried all those bullshit moisturizing tips and exfoliating, and scrubbing and what have you. I simply don't have the time or money to go to a dermatologist for a medical cure. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      you NEED to go to a dermatologist there is simply no other way kp just doesn't magically dissapear overnight and if you get a tattoo on a arm with kp all over it the tattoo will look bad and the kp will get worse just go to a dermatologist they will give you a cream which actaully HELPS and will take the kp off in less than a month, trust me i know i've had it :)

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there any facial mask i can make at home easily?
    I have keratosis pilaris alba, which is rough bumpy skin, is there a facial mask i can make that will make it go away? I don't have coconut, orange juice, lemons, papaya, honey, tea, none of that stuff. Is there any facial mask that doesn't take that stuff that i can make myself?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been doing some research and I don't believe that there is a home remedy that will give you the results you're looking for. You may need medical treatment if you want it to fully go away. The simplest thing I found that meets your request was to just exfoliate you skin gently. Though if you want treatment with results, you might have to see your doctor. My sister has those bumps on her arms, so my mom took her to Sephora and bought her certain products to help it. Though she spent like 0 on everything, and my sister has those bumps still. In my opinon, I think they just tell you that it'll go away to make a quick buck. My sister just deals with it now.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have Keratosis Pilaris, (chicken skin), which is dry bumpy skin on the upper arms, can anyone help?
    For as long as i can remember, I have had dry, bumpy skin on my upper arms and thighs, I have found out this is called Keratosis Pilaris. Its ment to be really common, with around 50% of people effected by this 'chicken skin' as it is commonly known as. Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with it, or at least make it a lot less noticeable. I would love to be able to wear a tank top!

    • ANSWER:
      You also will need to gently exfoliate those areas regularly (daily?) with this condition. A strong wash cloth and some elbow grease will do it. Make sure you don't use something too rough or harsh as that will tear the top "tissue paper" layer of skin you have and will cause irritation, which will just make your problem worse. Go easy, and do it regularly.

      Then use something to soften the skin and seal in its natural moisture. I see a post suggesting flax seed oil, which is a nice, natural product that surely would do the trick. An oil really cannot "moisturize," but it can lock in any moisture in your skin, so it doesn't dry out so quickly. Dryness could be part of your problem. Flax seed oil may also provide some oil-soluable vitamins that will help.

      I also have a shower filter for chlorine, which I think is an big irritant to many people. I pretty much eliminated my dry and irritated skin problems with the chlorine filter. If you can't install one, try getting one of those counter-top pitchers that filter the water, and use it as a final rise after your bath or show, to see if that also helps. If it's too cold to pour that pitcher on you, use a fresh wash cloth and pour the filtered water on that, then run it over your upper arms. Then pat dry, and seal in the chlorine free moisture on your skin's surface with the flax seed oil. I bet following this regiman will clear you up completely. If you still have some lingering issues with the KP, then after the rinse, add a toner with AlphaHydroxy Acids in it. Let it soak in/dry, and then put on the flax seed oil. You will have the most gorgeous upper arms ever. Girl, get your summer clothes READY!!

      PS I also noticed my complexion was less irritated and dry and felt less "tight" on my cheeks in winter when I managed my skin's exposure to chlorine.

  22. QUESTION:
    I have red spots on the back of my arms, but they're not bumpy. Is this Keratosis Pilaris, or something else?
    I exfoliate and moisturize, and the red spots won't go away. They have never formed into bumps, but they're still ugly. Short of a chemical peel, is there anything I can do about this?

    • ANSWER:
      It is hard to say for certain without looking at you whether or not you have keratosis pilaris, but KP is generally marked by bumps. Some people call it "chicken skin disease." If I were you, I would double-check with your doctor. It may be something serious.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of those bumps on my legs? They kind of look like goose bumps?
    Not everyone has them, but you know those type of bumps that are on your outer legs and look like goose bumps except their darker then your actual skin tone, how do you get rid of them?

    Their not like scars or anything, I have had them my whole life. Their like a ton of tiny bumps. I don't think exfoliating will actually work. How do I get rid of it, so I can have very smooth legs?

    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      I think I know what you are talking about.It's called Keratosis Pilaris.It is most likely hereditary.It makes your skin look like "chicken skin" or like you have constant goosebumps.The most common place to get them is the backs of arms,thighs and calves.
      The good news is that it doesn't cause any other problems,but the not so good news is that it will most likely never be completely clear.
      A helpful thing to do is to exfoliate-gently,nothing rough(that helps only a little-but anything is better than nothing) and stay hydrated.
      There is a prescription medicine that your dermatologist can give you but it is very expensive and not usually covered by insurance,since it is only a cosmetic condition.It works very well,though,so if you are willing to spend - for the tube it may be worth it to you.
      You can also go to the skin lotion aisle in your local drugstore.They have many lotions available specifically for this condition.These creams don't have the same ingredients as the prescription but are much cheaper-again,they only help a little,they won't completely get rid of it.Hope this helped!Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    How Can I get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    I'm 14 and I have Keratosis Pilaris (Kp) everywhere. Kp is a common genetic skin condition where you get little bumps on your skin. But mine is on my arms, forearms, thighs, face, neck, chest, stomach, and on my shoulder blades. It wont go away. I used Amlactin (lotion) tried everything! Not to be all into myself or anything, but I am an attractive person, but I cant let girls touch me becuz of my rough skin. Its ruining EVERYTHING! How can I treat this thing, plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have KP on my arms and legs and I just recently bought KP Elements exfoliating lotion... My arms are so smooth and it even reduces the redness too. Even after the first application, I noticed a big difference. It's about for a small jar of it but it's definitely worth the money. I am very grateful they made this product!

  25. QUESTION:
    Seriously. Is there really no cure for Keratosis Pilaris?
    If you don't know what Keratosis Pilaris is, they are little bumps on your skin that are on your upper arm, your face and some other parts of the body. Does anyone know any home remedies or anything that can actually cure this?

    • ANSWER:
      mmmm maybe try microdermabrasion.. either at a beauty therapist or l'oreal make one that is soooo good in a tube for exfoliating but its not just a scrub its done with crystals that really scratch the surface (without wrecking it) and they help to get any bumps, dead skin, lumps, pimples, scaba, acne scars to clear and u only need to use the smallest amount as it is so good!! if anything will get rid of them, that will xx goodluck please try it ...

  26. QUESTION:
    Will eatging lots of fruit and drinking lots of water make my keratosis pilaris go away?
    Will eating lots of fruit and drinking lots of water make my keratosis pilaris go or atleast make it less noticible? i absolutly hate it and i got a school haka coming up and wanna make it less noticible or go away.. thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Your condition is partly hereditary & partly physical. While eating lots of fruit & drinking water will be helpful for having healthy skin, it will not make your KP go away. In the shower use a exfoliating scrub over the site & moisturize after your shower. After trying this at home for 2-4 weeks see what kind of improvement you have. If it does not help schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist for prescriptive treatment. Good luck you can improve it but not cure it.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these bumps on my legs?
    Not everyone has them, but you know those type of bumps that are on your outer legs and look like goose bumps except their darker then your actual skin tone, how do you get rid of them?

    Their not like scars or anything, I have had them my whole life. Their like a ton of tiny bumps. I don't think exfoliating will actually work. How do I get rid of it, so I can have very smooth legs?

    Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably a skin condition called keratosis pilaris - I don't think it will go away but exfoliating may help. Go to a dermatologist if you want to know more.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris (chicken skin)?
    Help Me Please. I have been dealing with this skin disorder for way too long.
    I've been using Amlactin lotion and exfoliating my arms for the past few months now and all it does is reduce the bumps. But later through the day their still there looking the same. Is there anyone who know how to get rid of this soon and that too for GOOD! I don't need a temporary improvement i want it to be gone forever.

    • ANSWER:
      So you have to make an appointment with an dermatologist, because he knows how to get rid of these skin condition.
      I found that for you..

      http://www.ehow.com/about_5105874_keratosis-pilaris.html
      http://www.helpforkp.com/
      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-overview

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the best hair removal treatment for keratosis pilaris? to get rid of it?
    my friend has been using wax and after she waxes it it improves her keratoisi slightly but after few days it cums back...isit better to use hair removal creames such as nair/ veet or shave her arms to improve her condition also she moistureses her arms with nivea after exfoliating wid dove soap...any1 can help her??

    • ANSWER:
      scalp head cream

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you treat keratosis pilaris?
    My niece has KP from both thighs to feet and on the back of her arms. I know you can't cure KP but what products can she use to try and improve it. She exfoliates every day and moisturizes but it doesn't make a difference. I was thinking of buying her some AmLactin but does that really work and what else can she try?

    • ANSWER:
      i have it on my thighs and i use eurecin dry skin therapy plus repair creme and it smoothes the skin and has reduced the KP, but its not completly gone. today i've just bought amlactin and i think that u should get her both. the euercin for after the shower and the amlactin for morning. hope it helps kp is really not pretty at all

  31. QUESTION:
    Are people with keratosis pilaris allowed to have dogs or any pets?
    i want a dog but my parents disagree because of my keratosis pilaris. i also heard things about "hypoallergenic dogs" but some believe that hypo dogs do not exist.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis pilaris is a benign, genetic condition that is not aggravated by pets. It's just a buildup of keratin in the hair follicles. If you have eczema, that would be a different story. Eczema *can* be aggravated by pets because it is an allergic condition exacerbated by pet dander.

      Keratosis pilaris is usually just on the ams, neck, and shoulders -- and can be controllled with moisturizing exfoliating body scrubs, along with an exfoliating moisturizers like Carmol 10, Carmol 20, or AmLactin (these are available over-the-counter at your local pharmacy or on drugstore.com).

      There are pets that shed less than others -- although no dogs are "hypoallergenic". So, if you have eczema or other allergies or asthma, you would need to try some breeds with very short hair and that don't have a lot of pet dander (if you could have a pet at all). However, keratosis pilaris does not prevent people from having pets.

  32. QUESTION:
    what are these little white spots I get all over my arms?
    I have little white spots on my arms - well they are a little pink with white stuff in them to be precise - not like spots on your face, its not pus in them.

    What causes this and how can I get rid of them?

    I use an exfoliating sponge and a body scrub but it doesn't help.

    • ANSWER:
      Very common, it's called Keratosis Pilaris. I have it too; it's said to be hereditary. I've tried loads of things but the best tips I have are:

      Sunshine helps - not sure why, but my arms are much better in the summer;

      Don't squeeze the little spots if you can help it; it seems to make them worse;

      and the best products I've found are (in this order, in the shower):

      Body Scrub - either Nirvana N-Spa body scrubs (any variety) - you can get these from Asda, or if not, then Soap & Glory Scrub of your life (from Boots), followed by either:

      The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Wash, or
      Soap and Glory Clean On Me shower gel

      If you scrub and then wash with these in the shower each day your arms will get better.

      You're not alone!

  33. QUESTION:
    CHICKEN SKIN aka KERATOSIS PILARIS, how do I get rid of these suckers?
    Does anyone know how to reduce the appearence of chicken skin or also known as keratosis pilaris. I hate having chicken skin, it's so embarassing. I hate showing my arms and legs or any part that has it. ARRRGH! Anyone else have this problem? Please help, I need some magic lotion or something to get rid of them somehow.

    • ANSWER:
      I have it too & it sucks!! I have previously used Am Lactin or Lac Hydrin, Retin-A based creams, and KP duty. The KP duty used to work for me, but doesn't any longer. It might work you you & is available at Sephora.

      Check out http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      I found this online and am going to give it a try.

      - First I use a thick loofah sponge or buff-puff on the affected areas. I do this daily and I only use Dove Nutrium Body Wash with my sponge. I have tried several moisturizing body washes, and this one has proven to be the best for me. It is a dual formula that contains a gentle cleanser and a moisturizing lotion at the same time. It works great. When using the sponge, scrub as hard as you can on the affected area, and in a circular motion. Exfoliation is very important, especially since the affected areas are so dry. (Note: Dove has also recently come out with a Dove Nutrium Bar! So now I use both, and they are great. They make my skin so soft and silky, and the moisturizers are very good for the keratosis pilaris.)

      - After I exfoliate with this body wash, I then apply an over the counter lotion that has worked wonders for my keratosis pilaris. Neutrogena makes this lotion and it’s called “Multi-Vitamin Acne Treatment”. I know what you are thinking; keratosis pilaris is not acne. No it’s not, but for some reason this stuff works. In my reading and research on the subject, I ran across a treatment that recommended using a moisturizer that contained a small amount of salicylic acid. This product contains both. It is full of vitamins and moisturizers that are great for your skin, and it also contains this salicylic acid. If you apply this lotion right after you have scrubbed with the Dove Nutrium, it will give you results within 2 or 3 days. It did for me!

      - I also apply the Neutrogena Multi Vitamin Acne Treatment at night before going to bed. So I am applying it twice a day, once after showering and exfoliating, and once at bedtime.

      - Adding a humidifier in your bedroom will also help to clear your skin. The moisture will hydrate your dry skin while you sleep at night and help in clearing up the keratosis pilaris.

      - This next “treatment” is one I have found on my own and doctors do not recommend it. I am not telling anyone to do this, I am simply telling you what has worked in clearing up my skin condition. Tanning in the sun or in a tanning bed/salon. I like to tan anyway, so by trial and error I found that it cleared my skin. I started going to a tanning bed 2 or 3 times a week at first, and then dropped down to once a week. Each time I would tan for 12 to 15 minutes. That is not a lot of exposure, and it cleared my skin better than ANYTHING else I have ever done. I still have occasional problems with my arms, but my legs cleared right up and those bumps have never returned to this day, and I have not tanned in over 6 months. So I am very pleased with these results.

      Again, I am not recommending or condoning tanning or sunbathing, but I am telling you that it has helped to clear up my terrible case of Keratosis Pilaris.

      Doing these things consistently has helped me tremendously, but if you miss a day, you pay! Consistency is the key.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have Keratosis Pilaris, and will it fade over years?
    I have these little bumps on my arms and legs (they almost cover them entirely) and sometimes have dead skin attached to the end of the hair. Is this keratosis pilaris?

    I use exfoliating gloves all the time but it doesn't seem to be working.

    I'm only a teenager, so it might fade but is there a chance that it won't?

    Thank-you (in advance)

    :) 8D

    • ANSWER:
      It seems like you have Keratosis Pilaris because i used to have the same exact thing. It may fade away, but if it hasn't faded when your 16 or so, you might have it your lifetime.

      If you would like to get rid of them, i have solutions because i tried these and it definetly worked for me.

      From now on, Put lotion on the area where bumps are present.
      And try to keep this area mosterized.

      There is a lotion out there to treat Keratosis Pilaris. It's called Amlactin. Usually found in Costco. It should be gone if you used it everyday when the bottle is half empty.

      If that does not work, see a local dermatologists for they can give you prescribed medicine for it.

      Hope i helped =]]

  35. QUESTION:
    Need suggestions for products to manage keratosis pilaris?
    I have keratosis pilaris on my back and shoulders. I exfoliate and moisturize like I was told to do, but this doesn't help with the redness. Although it keeps my skin smooth and healthy otherwise. I was wondering what products some of the users on here have tried that help the redness. There is a gel called Keralyt by Summers Laboratories that I want to try but it's a bit pricey. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I have keratosis pilaris on the bottom part of my cheeks, on my chest, and a little on my back. I use differin cream acne medicine, cetaphil cleanser, and eucerin calming cream moisturizer. The moisturizer is to reduce redness and works great. I also use mary kay microdermabrasia* which is great but expensive. (any sandy exfoliant is great)

      You have to go to the dermatologist for differin cream or gel but it works so good. Its made by the same company that makes cetaphil. Definately try eucerin its cheap.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I get smooth skin on my arms?
    Okay, so the skin on my forearms is fine at the bottom but on top, where it's visible there are some rough red bumps. They aren't insanely noticeable and the definitely don't look like acne but it just doesn't look or feel nice. My mom used to have Keratosis Pilaris when she was younger but doesn't anymore... is it possible that I have that? If so, how do I get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible you also have Keratosis Pilaris.
      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by excess protein so eating more vegetables and less meat will help.
      Also you can buy exfoliating cream and apply it on spots to remove it if it is Keratosis Pilaris.
      But its probably a form of mild body acne
      I suggest after shower, make sure you apply moisturizer. When your body gets dry, it creates more oil to compensate and will cause acne. Moisturizer will help. If that doesn't work, there are cleansers for body acne and are pretty cheap and widely available. Neutrogena or Clean and clear are leading brands
      Hope that helps

  37. QUESTION:
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    i bought salt scrub bar it sais on it gently buff and smooth you skin with exfoliating sea salt ,loofah and softening sweet almond oil..will this help a little bit?

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no known cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP); however, there are effective treatments available in our forums.
      http://www.keratosispilaris.org/

      Moisturizing lotions are often soothing and may help the appearance of the skin. Skin creams with medications containing urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, tretinoin, or vitamin D may be recommended by your physician. However, improvement often takes months and the bumps are likely to come back.
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001462.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    I got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    i bought salt scrub bar it sais on it gently buff and smooth you skin with exfoliating sea salt ,loofah and softening sweet almond oil..will this help a little bit? can i use it everyday?

    • ANSWER:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris <<<read this website and there are some treatments for it.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can drinking a lot of water help reduce acne breakouts?
    If you drink a lot of water, can it help reduce the number and severity of breakouts you get? I don't think it would stop it all together, but I've read that water is important in keeping your skin healthy, so I was wondering if increasing your water intake would help acne. I don't get a ton of breakouts, but I have keratosis pilaris so my skin has a hard time getting rid of the dead skin so it clogs my pores and I sometimes get a couple to a few cystic pimples on my face. I know that water alone isn't going to get rid of my keratosis pilaris, but do you think it would be at all helpful with my breakouts? Only serious responses because this is something I find to be embarrassing enough as it is and I would just like to hear helpful information at this point. Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrating your body will certainly help clear up your skin. If you are having a problem with dead skin on your face, try a sensitive skin exfoliate (the kind with little beads in the cream) to help remove that. If your skin can't breath due to dead skin not being removed, that can be part of your problem. Hope this helps!

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of redness caused by keratosis pilaris, and how long will it take?
    What % of the medicine should I get, and how long until I will se results?

    • ANSWER:
      You should gently exfoliate the area and apply a urea lotion. It'll help.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have these strange dots on the back of my arms with ingrown hairs in ? What are they and how can i get rid?
    Theyre not really disgusting or anything and they don't look that bad but i would prefer to have smooth arms with no dots or spots or anything on them...

    I was advised to exfoliate but its not working because they're still there.

    Anyone have any idea ??

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same thing as you! It's called keratosis. Keratin is what helps the hair on your body grow, but with a lack of keratin you can get keratosis which usually appears on your arms. Exfoliating is what everyone says but nothing really has FIXED it for me. So exfoliate every day and it will get a little smoother everytime but not fully gone.. I know it's annoying!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some treatments for Keratosis Pilaris?
    Is it necessary to go to the dermatologist? What are some OTC treatments? What are some prescription treatments?

    What has worked best for you? What hasn't?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common prescription treatment is Retin A cream or alpha-hydroxy acid. This helps gets rid of the keratinized caps that form on top of the skin (the actual bumps) and temporarily smooth out the skin.

      The OTC remedies are exfoliating cream and intensive moisturizers. I've also heard that milk bath products (liquids or powders you mix in with bath water) seem to help.

      My daughter and I both have this problem, and don't take prescription meds for it... It's not very severe but troubling none the less. Vaseline Intensive Care is the best I've found.

      Best wishes and good luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    what is the best lotion for keratosis pilaris?
    i use a 5% glycolic lotion now that's working moderately well, but i'd love to hear other suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Triple Smoothing Body Lotion is working well for me. It has active AHA.

      Also, Smooth Away--although it's not a lotion. Smooth Away is the product that removes hair. It exfoliates away the dead skin cells and makes makes the skin very smooth. You can get it at Walmart or Walgreens.

      Another thing I've done is mix equally regular white table sugar with olive oil and exfoliate in the shower. Sugar has glycolic acid. This worked pretty good.

      Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    i got Keratosis Pilaris how can i get rid of them?
    i bought salt scrub bar it sais on it gently buff and smooth you skin with exfoliating sea salt ,loofah and softening sweet almond oil..will this help a little bit?

    • ANSWER:
      There is this kit that is sold called Glytone designed for Keratosis Pilaris. It is a bit pricey, but it is a good product. You can find it on amazon and other websites. If you choose not to get that product, you can go ahead and continue exfoliating everyday in the shower and follow that with a moisturizer daily. If you constantly do this, you will start to see results. I have Keratosis Pilaris on my arms and thighs, and this definitely helps. I would refrain from using loofas because they tend to hold a lot of bacteria. Good Luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Are peels good for keratosis pilaris that is on the back and arms? If so, which one would work best?
    And be specific about which brand would work, please. Also (I keep getting mixed reviews on this) but are gold peels good or bad for the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      peels are not bad for the skin but they wont cure the problem..
      Start off with some gentle physical exfoliation. Twice a week, soak in a warm bath and then lightly scrub affected areas with a loofah or Buf-Puf. Moisturize well after you get out of the water. Look for urea, a skin-softening ingredient that's a favorite with dermatologists. You can find it in Gold Bond Ultimate Softening Shea Butter Lotion or Carmol 20. If you don't see any improvement after a few weeks, step up the treatment with chemical exfoliants.

      Again, start off gently. Some people are able to deal with stronger exfoliants while others will find themselves sensitive to certain products. Alpha-hydroxy acids are a good option for fighting rough skin. Glycolic and lactic acids are the most popular AHAs available over the counter. You can find glycolic acid available in DDF's Glycolic Exfoliating Wash 5% or DermaDoctor's KP Duty, a formula specially created to deal with the condition. You can find lactic acid in products like AmLactin (usually located behind the pharmacy counter) and Fresh Milk Bath and Shower Cream.

      Another option is vitamin A, or retinol. You can try prescription formulas such as Retin-A or Differin, but you can also go with an over the counter retinol line such as RoC or SkinCeuticals. Be careful and sparing when you use vitamin A products, however. Many people are sensitive to retinol and may experience peeling and irritation with the first several uses.

      f you're still not seeing much improvement after trying these options, see your dermatologist for a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. These options will help exfoliate stubborn cases of keratosis pilaris so that you can start treating the problem from there. Since the condition is caused by the skin's failure to exfoliate itself properly, keratosis pilaris is a continual problem. One chemical peel will not keep the skin smooth forever. Instead, view the peel as a jump-start and continue to treat the condition with at-home exfoliation.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to get rid of my keratosis pilaris?
    It's on my arms, thighs, and a small amount on my forehead. I hate it so much!

    • ANSWER:
      sometimes it goes away as you age, mine did, but moisturize and exfoliate are the best methods.

  47. QUESTION:
    i have bumps almost like blackheads on the insides of my arms, how can i get rid of them?
    mind you, ive had this "rash" since i could remember, ive tried exfoliating, creams etc. im at my wits end! i need help!

    • ANSWER:
      The bumps on your arms are most likely keratosis pilaris. Initial treatment should be intensive moisturizing. Try a cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-apply the cream again several times daily.

      If this does not help, change to a medicated cream containing urea (Carmol, Vanomide, U-Kera, Ultra Mide, Nutraplus) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) applied twice daily - it may be too irritating to use more often. More aggressive home treatment can be done if ones skin can tolerate it. The plugged pores can be removed by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or 'Buf-Puf'.

      Prescription medicines that may help include antibiotics (Erythromycin, Bactrim) if the spots are very red and Tazorac Cream. Tazorac, a relative of vitamin A, may cause irritation in some people.

      http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/keratosis_pilaris.html
      http://www.medicinenet.com/keratosis_pilaris/article.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if there are any foundations or powders that are good at covering up Keratosis Pilaris?

    Do you know where you can buy the Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish powder?

    • ANSWER:
      i have that on my upper arms, i just exfoliate them frequently and they dont come up as red, but if i am going out and want to conceal them i sometimes use my Napolean Perdis 'Camera finish' powder, it's really great and doesnt look like them is makeup on it. i feel your pain about this though it's soo annoying sometimes

  49. QUESTION:
    what can i do to stop keratosis pliaris?
    i have it on my face and it makes my skin all nasty looking. i also have it on my arms. i desperately need to get rid of it. what can i do to stop/control it?

    • ANSWER:
      keratosis pilaris is something that is sort of hard to treat. It doesn't usually happen in the face but more of the arms and legs. Are you sure it's not acne you are seeing n your face? Any hoo I would recommend exfoliating the area with a lactic acid or glycolic acid and then use a moisturizer on your face. Try Dermalogica products. I am an Facialist and iv'e found that Dermalogica is so gentle that it helps because it doesn't irritate the problem area.
      If you have it on your arms and such I would try the body hydrating cream because the hydroxy acids will help exfoliate and the plant oils hydrate the skin.
      For your face I would try the gentle cream exfoliant because it has Alpha hydroxy Lactic Acid, beta hydroxy Salicylic Acid.


exfoliate keratosis

Home Remediez

People have used home remedies for many, many years. Before health professionals and insurance, home remedies were used before anyone would consider seeing a doctor. Many old home remedies were based on old wives' tales or superstition. There are some home remedies that people claim work for them. You must use experience and common sense to decide rather or not to use a home remedy.

How critical is the illness? Usually, home remedies that are used today are to treat health problems that are not serious. In other words, if you have a wart or a scratchy throat, there might be some home remedies that can be suggested. If you have an odd-looking growth or wheeze when you cough, you need to see your doctor. Coughing alone is not serious, but when combined with a fever or shortness of breath, it could quickly lead to other problems. Only use home remedies that you know are safe.

What's in your genes? Remember that you could be more likely to get a health condition that runs in your family. Therefore, if you develop certain symptoms, try to remember how this could be related to your family's medical history. For example, if you develop diabetes-type symptoms, you need to take into account your family's health history regarding diabetes. You should not consider treating this type of illness at home.

Are you using common sense? Some home remedies are pure quackery. This is particularly true for the old superstitious ideas that involved mysticism and spooky remedies. If a home remedy seems impractical or unreasonable, it probably is not worth trying. Don't fall for a remedy that will take you time and money and make you look simple. Instead, only try remedies that seem to make sense and directly relate to your present illness.

What do others have to say? There are a variety of sources from which we can get home remedies. If your parents always used a particular remedy and it worked for them, it may be worth trying. For example, you may be trying to get rid of a skin problem and you decide to search on the web. There are many online websites that give hundreds of home remedies for skin conditions. Don't look at just one website but read everything you can about a certain remedy. Only look for remedies for problems that are similar to yours and will not be a health hazard to you. Never put yourself at risk.

Don't we get our best answers from experience? When you decide to try something new for a home remedy, you will soon know rather or not it is going to work for you. We are all different so we need to remember that what worked for one person may not work for you. However, you can continue to try different remedies and hopefully find one that will work for your condition.

Many people have had great success with home remedies. Your decision to use them depends on your health issue and how practical the remedy actually is. Don't be afraid to try them, however, as you may be able to save yourself some money at the doctor's office if you find a home remedy that works for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a scar made 10 yrz. ago by a rock?
    House remediez.
    Include instructionz

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know there are no home remedies. But you can try to cauterize your scar, may be it disapppear together with the blister (cauterize at first a smal part of your scar).

  2. QUESTION:
    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!! *cries*?
    I got one cold sore and then another one went away
    the 2 are almost gone and i then got another 2 but they are small!!

    what's wrong with me??????????????

    is it just a breakout and WHY
    and i've been puttin campho paniq or whatever and carmex
    what else can i do to make them go away
    HOME REMEDIEZ PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      yep, it's just a breakout.
      Try Zovirax. There are also tablets you can take to prevent outbreaks just as they start. Ask your doctor for a prescription.

  3. QUESTION:
    mi dog iz bald!?
    OMG wat do i do? All hiz hair fellz out! And dnt tell mi 2 go 2 the vet, cuz it aint happenin! Do u now of NE home remediez? I want hiz hair 2 b long and blonde!
    lyk can i feed him sum rograin?

    • ANSWER:
      O noooo! waz yooz nedz 2 dooz iz 2 get himz az wiggyz!
      Yooz canz tape hiz hairz bock onz!
      Mi dawg iz bawld 2!

  4. QUESTION:
    some home remediez for cleanin the dirt on the neck?
    i m a fair gal..but distracted juss because of the nonremovable dirt on my neck,i scrub n brush it,no results .infact i get rashes as my skin's sensitive.i need some home remediz for taht.u can xplain ur xperiences on that...plz help the beauty out of her disaster.

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliate nightly with a good body scrub, such as Olay. Oh, and when you do be sure to use a sea sponge instead of a regular wash cloth or body pouffe.


home remediez

Natural Cure Treatment

Azoospermia is a condition also known as zero sperm count. It is the reason why many couples can not conceive babies and is a cause of frustration, especially young families. Azoospermia means that a man has any sperm in the ejaculate or not has absolutely zero sperm count. There can be many causes for this condition, but has no symptoms at all. Men can only be discovered when they realize they can not make babies and make a fertility test.

Causes of Low Sperm Count

Nutrition and vitamin deficiency: vitamin C, selenium, zinc and folic acid.

Chemotherapy, obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to heavy metals and other environmental factors.

Environmental factors: recent studies show drinking contaminated water causes low sperm count and motility.

Treatment of Azoospermia

Many infertile men are obsessed with their sperm (Sperm Video) account - and this seems to be the central concern in their lives.

Remember that the real question the man's fertility situation is not asking: What is my sperm count or motility or whatever? But - are my sperm capable of working or not? "I can have a baby with my sperm?

Because the function of sperm is to fertilize the egg, the only direct way to answer this question is actually doing IVF for test fertilization.

This is, of course, too expensive and impractical for most people so the other sperm function tests have been designed.

Home Remedies for Azoospermia

Avoid tight underwear to provide a time kind of environment of the testes.

Have a good massage therapy with herbal oils to improve blood circulation loose excess weight.

Having a healthy diet containing whole grains and vegetables rich in proteins and vitamins.

Sperm levels are at the top of the building in the morning and the afternoon is the best time to make love.

Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol.

Practice yoga and meditation to be stress free.

Try to exercise regularly.

Try to maintain a difference of three days between two consecutive ejaculations to remain fertile

Avoid spicy and sour food acids

The natural treatment herbal for azoospermia or zero sperm count is mainly composed of herbs ayurveda. These have similar properties to those of hormones that enhance sperm production.

Tribulus terrestris is one of the herbs that cure azoospermia. Been used for many years in fertility problems related to low male libido and other sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction. Tribulus terrestris increases the levels of estrogen and testosterone, and also improves blood circulation throughout the area, but mainly in the reproductive system and urinary tract.

Safed Musli is highly recommended by specialists in Ayurvedic medicine as it seems to have properties that improve sperm count, semen volume and sperm motility. These are the main factors that affect fertility in men. Safed Musli is also useful in a variety of other conditions generated by a malfunction of the reproductive system. Appears to be increasing fertility and performance in men.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the absolute best natural anti-viral treatment?
    To your knowledge- what is the best natural cure , treatment or supressor of virus infections in the human body?
    Any Western or Oriental treatments you know of that really work?

    • ANSWER:
      Psychic surgery.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do you "detoxify" yourself of "toxins" in natural treatments?
    So those natural cure and treatments talk about detoxifying yourself of toxins, but they never seem to actually say what these toxins are, yet people still believe it. What is it that you have to get rid of out of your system.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, while there are known specific toxins that can potentially make their way into the food and water supply, that is not usually what is meant by Alties. "toxins" refers to a broad category of undefined substances that some people feel are responsible for an equally broad category of non-specific symptoms. There is a lot of scare mongering, and lots of nasty products for sale to get rid of various toxins. There is no evidence that any of them do anything in particular other than give you the runs.

      It is just a part of the growing Altie mythology, really. Toxins, Big Pharma, conspiracy theories, the vanished Golden Age, life energy....etc. Not much of it makes much sense, and it doesn' really fit together in any kind of coherent story....so it's kind of like The Bible in that way.

      There recently was a good article on the topic at the always timely and excellent Science Based Medicine
      http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=3193

      I see Rhianna beat me to it.....again.

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      EDIT
      Aristo has posted some data which is about actual real toxins. There absolutely is a concern about herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, heavy metals etc in the food chain.
      But....there is no evidence that this is what Alties are refering to when they talk about "toxins"...since nothing is actually measured...and no evidence that any of their magical "detoxes" do anything at all...and specifically no evidence that they deal with any of the toxins listed.

      So, "these factors" do not actually answer the question. But thanks for playing.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the natural cure for Diabetes and Multiple sclerosis?
    You always hear about natural cures for diseases, but you never hear of what they are or even the treatments. I've heard there is a natural cure for Herpes, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and hypertension, but no one ever seems to know what they are, or where they can be found. I have even read that book 'Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About' by Kevin Trudeau and he just beats around the bush. Is there anyone out there with solid evidence and answers?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure that if there was solid evidence backed by real proof of natural cures for diseases that _many_ healthcare professionals would be talking about them, they would be in respected journals, even the so-called 'evil' pharmaceutical companies would be manufacturing 'enhanced', 'safer', 'more effective' natural cures. Just look at all the various companies that make different kinds of Vitamin C, Rosehips, Iron pills, and the like for your local grocery store.

      IMHO, I think you're best bet is to work with a professional doctor.

      ===============
      Be cautious when referencing Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About." Do a little reading on this guy, then decide for yourself. Personally, I think he's a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that's just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau's "Natural Cures" Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Wikipedia entry
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don't_Want_You_To_Know_About

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials
      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report "King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible"
      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic's Dictionary
      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

  4. QUESTION:
    do you have to go to an endocrinologist for postpartum hyperthyroidism?
    i am looking for natural cures or treatments for postpartum hyperthyroidism...i dont go to doctors often, nor to i get on a medication without trying natural remedies first! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatments for Thyroid Disorders, (Thyrotoxicosis:- The state produced by excessive quantities of endogenous or exogenous thyroid hormone, and for, Hypothyroidism :- Thyroid gland synthesize, store and secrete two hormones - Thyroxine and tri-iodo thyroxine; iodine is an essential constituent of these hormones. The decreased function of thyroid gland is called Hypothyroidism. The main symptoms are Oedema, weight gain and thickening of skin and mental derangements, it is more common in ladies during the age of 30 to 50 years.

      Thyrotoxicosis :-

      Though eats well but losses weight Iodium 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Eats well but losses weight; worse after a shock or grief Natrum Mur 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy Thyroidinum 200 or 1M, 4 hourly.
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      Hypothyroidism :-

      Lack of self confidence; absent minded; easily offended; loss of memmory; feels better after eating Anacardium Or 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Shy; childish behaviour; aversion to strangers; chilly patient Baryta Carb 200 or 1M, once weekly (3 Doses)

      History of abortions; weight gain; oedema of extremities and face Pyrogenium 200 or 1M, once weekly (3 Doses)

      In chronic cases; as an intercurrent remedy Tuberculinum Koch 1M, once fortnightly (3 Doses)

      In unmarried persons; forced to celibacy; old bachelors and maids Conium Mac 200 or 1M, once weekly (3 Doses)

      Melancholy, irritabilty and restlessness; desires sweets, cannot stand opposition Thyroidin 3X or 30, 4 hourly

      With restlessness; eats well yet emaciates Iodium 30, 4 hourly

      Fear of darkness and thunderstroms; delicate, anaemic patients, craves for cold and salt preparations Phosphorus 200, once weekly (3 Doses) .

      For hot patients; sweats easily; worse in warm damp weather. Better from any motion, exercise and at sea Bromium 30, once weekly (6 Doses).

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.

      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine.

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for a dog that has been diognosed with heartworms?
    My 12 year old sheltie male has been tested for heartworms and the results were possitive.I am scared of the dangerous treatments for this and would appreciate any info on some natural cures for my dog.He is 30.01 pounds.He is on a holistic diet and is taken good care of.I have heard that black walnut hulls are a good heartworm preventive.Is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      Give him walnut hulls and dance around an oak tree every third sunday night in the nude.
      Just kidding.

      There is no natural treatment for heartworm that actually works. He needs proper treatment, and quickly.

      It is likely that this heartworm will kill him.
      shame on you for not treating your dog properly and allowing him to contract heartworm.

      Also, Im not sure what you think a "holisitic" diet consists of, but if its anything more than meat, carbs (like rice or pasta), an occasional raw bone and some really good quality dry dog food, then he probably isnt his healthiest anyway. He is a dog - not a human... we have very different dietry requirements.
      .

  6. QUESTION:
    What are natural cures for yeast and fungas on the skin?
    Hello,

    I am looking for natural cures for yeast infections on the skin, and fungal infections on the skin. Does anyone have any natural cures or home remedies that they like? If you have websites please also include them.
    I don't really need advice on my diet, I was on a really harsh dose of antibiotics that caused it.

    • ANSWER:
      Fungal, yeast infection are hard to get rid of, sometimes it takes up to 6mo of treatment. The best natural products I have found are Apple Cider Vinegar soak and Tree Tea Oil..look them both up on line for fungal infections.

  7. QUESTION:
    How does one get hypo thyroid and are there any natural CURES?
    I know someone who was diagnosed with hypo thyroid. Of course she was given a prescription for the diagnosis, but she wants some natural cures. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Raynpetal

      Here are some ideas to heal your friends condition. Also be sure to do colon and liver cleanse to clean out the toxins in the blood.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Alternative Professional Care: If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hypothyroidism include: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Cell Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga.

      Best of health to both of you

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for depression?
    I've never been diagnosed by a doctor, but this last week has been really hard on me, and I feel it's really gotten to me. I don't wanna turn to drugs, so are there some natural cures for depression?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Exercise works great to help raise endorphins and create a happier mood. It doesn't work overnight.

      2.Avoid sugar and alcohol. Eating a healthy diet keeps your blood sugar from rebounding with low blood sugar. Alcohol when used to numb depression only worsens in the long run.

      3.
      Deep breathing is helpful. Breathe in for a count of 6 and out for a count of 6 twenty minutes a day. It will help relax you. Check out Coherence.com for more info link below.

      4. Talk therapy is natural. If you don’t want a therapist try any of the support groups available.

      5. St John’s Wort has shown to be effective as paxil in one study. See conclusions from the following study in British Medical Journal BMJ. 2005 Mar 5;330(7490):503. Epub 2005 Feb 11. Acute treatment of moderate to severe depression with hypericum extract WS 5570 (St John's wort): randomised controlled double blind non-inferiority trial versus paroxetine. Szegedi A, Kohnen R, Dienel A, Kieser M.

      “CONCLUSIONS: In the treatment of moderate to severe major depression, hypericum extract WS 5570 is at least as effective as paroxetine (paxil) and is better tolerated.”

      That said there a number of side effects to St John’s Wort. While it is “natural” it doesn’t mean that it won’t react with other medications, supplements, and have no side effects. One of the bigger side effects worth mentioning this time of year are its phototoxic effects with larger dosages. So watch sun exposure.

      6. One that is relatively safe is saffron. “CONCLUSION: The main overall finding from this study is that saffron may be of therapeutic benefit in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. To the best of our knowledge this is the first clinical trial that supports this indication for saffron. A large-scale trial with placebo control is warranted.”
      See link to full study below.

      7. There are natural options but it is always a good idea to know what is the cause. Do you have true depression or is it a bipolar type. These make a difference in treatment and one can worsen the other so a psychiatric consult is a good idea if it continues.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some simple things I can do (or natural cures) for Hypothyroidism?
    I'm looking for natural cures or simple things I can do in my life to fight Hypothyroidism. Any ideas or suggestions? Do you have this? Had this? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There is only one treatment for hypothyroidism. Prescription replacement thyroid hormones. See your doctor for blood tests and prescriptions. Repeat as necessary.

  10. QUESTION:
    Natural cure for kitten with worms?
    I am looking for a natural cure for a kitten (about 4 weeks old) that has worms.

    Don't say take it to the vet...This is about a NATURAL cure.

    I am not opposed to essential oils or herbs or good old fashioned home remedies. Let me know what has worked for you...

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Will you be using natural remedies for other things besides this worm problem? If so, may I suggest the book "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats". I got my copy on eBay for just a few dollars.

      It has several pages of treatments for worms in young animals, slightly different for each type of worm (tapeworm, round worm and hookworm). Do you know which worm your kitten has? If so, I will give you the list of remedies.

      I have not used the the information for the treatment of worms. I purchased the book for recipes and natural treatment options for my cat with chronic renal failure. The info on that was wonderful and I used some of the things to help ease the symptoms of CRF and made her final days easier.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do doctors not tell us about natural cures because they get kickbacks for the drugs they prescribe?
    I really believe that doctors get money from drug companies when they prescribe their drugs. It is a shame that doctors don't take the time to learn about natural cures used around the the world. Why should they when the drug companies will pay them for "selling" their drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors are not allowed to prescribe or recommend anything that the AMA does not consider the standard thing..ie for cancer--radiation, chemo and surgery. Many have lost their medical licenses for things as small as selling "unauthorized vit b shots"

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      Doctors are courted while in medical school where alternative health and nutrition is not taught except to say it is quackery and a few things like beriberi or scurvy.

      They are pursued by drug reps who give them small favors like pens and notepads etc and large incentives for recommending their drugs that range from free computer programs to frequent flyer miles. If they are going to prescribe a drug for arthritis, doctors feel why not prescribe x brands on the prescription and get a free vacation since they are prescribing a type of drug anyway. They also receive free drug samples that they can give their patients who cannot afford drugs etc.

      ___________________________________

      The thing is that the average person knows a lot more than medical doctors on alternative health.

      this is because doctors are kept so busy with paperwork, etc that they have little time. What reading they do it is usually in the medical library and the medical journals.

      Here, too, the drug companies, massive industry that they are, have the upper hand. Highly respected medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and others can keep in business because they get tons of high priced full color, multi-page ads for various pharmaceuticals.

      If the magazine publishes a study or something favorable to an inexpensive, safe, non toxic treatment that threatens to cut into their massive profits, they use threats to stop it.

      It takes millions of dollars of investment to bring any drug to market..once they do and are approved by the fda, the drug company that invested their money and research into the drug, gets an exclusive patent for 7 years in return for their investment of time and money and noone else by that company sell the drug or can make generics until the 7 years pass.

      No company is going to spend millions of dollars on studies etc-- for say-- garlic that anyone can buy at the store or some herb people can pick for free. Thus few studies are done.

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      Remember when I said they use threats (the drug companies) here is how..on the few studies that do get done and make it to publication in medical journals and magazines, the magazine is full of more pages of ads than content and they need this money to keep the magazine running.

      The drug makers threaten to pull their advertising money from the magazine anytime the medical journal publishes anything favorable to some cheap herbs or treatment that might harm their bottom line profit. They have folded other magazines and this example keeps them all towing the line.

      Thus doctors who read these magazines never ever see the studies and effectiveness, thus keeping what they were taught in school intact.

      Drug companies market to to the consumer directly in ads and mags saying ask your doctor if x is right for you to maximize profits. since doctors know if they don't give a demanding customer what they want, they might go to another doctor, they prescribe it in essence letting the patient self diagnose

      __________________________

      Plus they are highly trained and guarded with peer pressure as well to consider anything besides them as quackery.

      Plus face it, doctors can be ego driven to think only they, the highly educated in medicine, know the answers and if they do not know it, then it must be crap or if they do not know how to cure it that it is incurable..in reality what they are telling you when they say something is incurable is that there is nothing they know of or believe in that can cure you not that nothing on this earth will.

      They are so used to rejecting something you read about and ask they never learn..when people do cure themselves, they say maybe you were misdiagnosed or why did you do that or show no intellectual curiosity or say that is great, keep it up but never recommend it for any of their other patients with the same illness. They don't learn and they don't change unless it is in tune with their belief system like many humans.

      ________________

      Also we have set up a massive system of profit making industry that is hard to reverse for the economic impact.

      I just read that if, for instance, a cure was found for cancer that it would collapse the US economy and the world economy thus TPTB (not individual doctors which may be kind and generous) have a vested interest in maintaining things as they are.

      What they might like is to ban all supplements and herbs giving them even more monopoly as more and more people currently turn to alternative health which can only be spread by word of mouth one to another from people knowing how to cure or curing disease in themselves or someone else.

      _____________________

      Eventually this will happen. Years and years ago, I could scarcely find organic food and it was puny and wilted and overpriced. Now it is everywhere and known by all. Now doctors are using "complimentary" treatment as patients are demanding it. but they do not use powerful treatments that cure the killer diseases but small puny treatments.

  12. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural treatment for lungs cancer?
    Is lungs cancer curable with natural treatment, if so what is the best natural treatment which cures fast. Also what is the duration of cure and control.

    • ANSWER:
      There certainly is a natural cure for cancer! And, I know how to help someone to do it. If I post it here, others would ridicule me (you'll see it in the "thumbs down" section). It's almost like how they laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said that the world wasn't flat.... and like when Galileo stated that our planet wasn't the center of the universe. Discoveries have been made but have been suppressed by the bigger forces that be. You don't hear it on the news, coz you know why? Just watch your commercials nowadays and you will know who is at the control base of what is aired and not aired!

      Lung cancer progressively heals within 2-3 months depending on the stage of it, the age of the sufferer, their overall health state, how much this person has been hacked up by the medical profession, and much more.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the major symptoms of bronchitis and how it can be cure naturally?
    I am looking for some natural treatment for bronchitis. Can anybody help me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, those being the air passages that extend from the windpipe into the lungs.This is a breathing disorder.

      Its symptoms are:
      1. Larynx, trachea and bronchial tubes are acutely inflamed.
      2. Excess mucus secretion.
      3. Difficulty in breathing and deep chest cough.

      Some natural treatments for bronchitis are as follows:
      1. Mixture of dried ginger powder, pepper should be taken three times a day.
      2. Use of Onions.
      3. Turmeric powder.
      4. Doing some exercises in the fresh air, etc.

      For more information you can try the link

      http://www.naturaltreatmentsite.com/bronchitis.html

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural cures for dandruff?
    I am looking for a natural cure for dandruff. This is a new situation and I have had some allergic reactions to most store bought treatments so I am looking for natural things I can try at home. Please include how to use it and how often. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural cancer cures that actually work?
    I have not been diagnosed yet, but I'm an LPN and I'm pretty sure I have breast cancer. I have an appt. scheduled. But just so I'll be prepared for the worst, I would like to know if there are any natural cures that actually work and have been documented. I've searched the net but it's full of fake testimonials and such. I would like to hear it from real people.
    texas_angel

    Medical technology fails all the time. As a matter of fact, women with breast cancer who receive radiation often develop other cancers later due to the radiation. Just because a treatment costs an arm and a leg and requires a doctor, does not make it the only one that will work.

    • ANSWER:
      My friend's father was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and was given a 5% chance of survival. This was five years ago, and he is still in remission. He used a combination of traditional and holisitc medicine. I'm not sure what traditional treatments were used, but I know that he drank a lot of green tea (brewed correctly at 180 degrees and steeped for 3 to five minutes; organic only) and used visualization techniques. He was in the Air Force so every night he imagined his T-Cells as paratroopers attacking the cancer. I really wish you all the best. Try to stay positive. There is SO MUCH out there in nature that is healing. If I were you, I'd eat only organic food and go VERY heavy on broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts--everything in that family has proven anti-cancer benefits. Also, garlic (raw) is pretty potent. As Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine." It also helps to stay positive and have a good support system. Don't try to face this alone. Tell your family and friends so they can be there for you.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does spraying soapy water on the leaves of rose trees/bushes cure the black spots on them?
    I've heard it's a natural treatment. Will it harm them ? Are there any other natural remedies?
    pine...We watered them at night. Maybe that's why it happened. I thought that was when you were supposed to water them. DRAT! They're all covered...so I guess I'll just let them be. Guess there's no hope. Hope they'll grow again next year.Maybe we can do something then in advance to keep it from happening again.

    • ANSWER:
      You will need either an anti-fungal spray (if chemicals are ok) or a sulfur based product (if chemicals aren't ok). Be sure to follow the directions carefully. Both are sold at garden centers.

      You need to pick off affected leaves and dispose of them far away from your rose bushes. The fugus is spread through the air so leaves with black spot that drop off to the ground can still infect the leaves that are on the plant. Be sure not to transfer the particles of mold that may end up on your fingers to healthy leaves.

      Also, avoid watering in the evening / night - so water doesn't remain on the leaves during the cool part of the day (which promotes fungus growth).

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a safe natural remedy for cold sores?
    I'm wondering if there is a natural cure for cold sores that really works - even to the point of banishign the cold sore virus from my body. I don't ever want to get cold sores again!

    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of different short-term remedies out tehre, including prescription meds and some over the counter topical treatments. But the only one natural remedy for cold sores I've found is a little different and most people (including me) report never having an outbreak again.

      You can read an article about it here online:

      http://www.lipstickmystic.com/articles/cold-sores.html

      I hope this helps!

      Cindy

  18. QUESTION:
    Can you have a yeast infection that moves over your body?
    I have a moving rash - no kidding. it goes from chest to back to groin area to buttocks and now its everywhere. I am taking steriods prescribed by dr. (for this rash) the only thing that helps is calamine lotion. Is there a natural cure or treatment

    • ANSWER:
      I want you to get yourself - F.A.S.T. to a Skin Specialist! Steroids are so,so, dangerous to take continually and it appears they are not working. I do not wish to alarm you, but I believe you have a "strep" virus. This virus, if it invades your blood stream can/and has killed. My mother had the same symptoms as you have. Is it itchy? I bet it is. They treated my mother with steroids and prednisone - but this "virus" entered her blood stream and after 4-days in a coma, God took my mother HOME. Get a handle on this "rash" NOW. It could be the "flesh eating disease", which has been in our countries/hospitals for over 20-years. A test is simple - it is called a "culture and sensitivity" - swabs will be taken of the infection and cultured and allowed to grow for a minimum of 48-hr, then the Bacteriologist will test different antibiotics for the most effective. Get this TEST right away! and don't put this off. A prolonged use of steroids will effect your health in many Negative ways. Good Luck and take my advice.

  19. QUESTION:
    what kind of natural remidies can I use for hyperthyroidism?
    I have hyperthyroidism and am trying to find out the foods I can and cannot eat. Also if there might be a natural cure instead of surgury.
    I hope someone has some answers thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Acupuncture can help treat your hyperthyroidism. You may also want to purchase a diode chain to wear around your neck. There is a master acupuncturist in Newton, MA named Kiiko Matsumoto, and you can buy the chain from her website. You would wear the chain as a necklace. You can also call her clinic and send email to get more information. I posted the link to the website where you can find info on the diode chain. Any acupuncturist in your area should be able to help you, but the diode chain would be an added bonus. Hope this helps!

      First off let me say that there is no single cure for hyperthyroidism in traditional or western medicine. They can both treat the condition, however if cruellaramzee wanted to take prescription medications then the question wouldn't be posted in the "Alternative Medicine" section. Now, prescription drugs have at best a 200 year history, whereas acupuncture has been refined for over 2000 years. All prescription drugs are metabolized by the liver, and the damaging effects of these drugs on the body are not yet fully understood. Here is some reference information for those who have "read no evidence" that acupuncture will help. It's too bad so many people are closed minded to the effectiveness of acupuncture.

      Zhang Y, Wang X. Treatment of 51 cases of hyperthyroidism by puncturing effective points. J Tradit Chin Med 1994 Sep;14(3):167-70.

      This was taken from the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine website.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/archive/20040823/pubs/cbm/acupuncture.html

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best source for natural cure of various types of diseases or medical conditions?
    I am looking for a website which provides advices of only natural way of curing the disease and other health related ailments. A link to a website will be useful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Now a day, people are looking for natural treatments more often as an alternative to the various conventional medicinal drugs and surgical treatments. Every country, community and culture has their own way of natural treatment especially for the disease that is native to the particular place.

      In earlier days when there were not many scientific inventions and technology available, the ancient medical science dealt with the formulation of medicines made with the extracts of herbs of healing properties.

      You can find the various natural treatments for a number of diseases like acne, allergies, asthma, boils, chicken pox, etc.

      One of the best sources for natural treatment is
      http://www.naturaltreatmentsite.com/

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative treatments for a vaginal yeast infection?
    I've been prone to yeast infections for 40 years. Doctors tell me I just seem to have a body chemistry that is hospitable to them. I would take monistat and that was that. But now I am taking the blood thinner coumadin and monistat really inteferes with the action of it. My blood became so thin I was in real danger of internal bleeding. Is there a natural cure/preventative for yeast infections? I know many natural ingredients can also intefere with coumadin but I can look it up.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to be prone to yeast infections and started to eat plain yogurt every day--I still eat it every day, 15 years into it. The probiotics in yogurt will help kill yeast infections. Along with eating yogurt you might want to back off of breads and pasta and lowerr or eliminate your carb intake--yeast infections usually feed on breads and starches.

      You can treat the yeast infection internally with tea treee oil---I am not sure about the dilution ratio, but tea tree oil kills fungus/yeast and can be diluted and used like a douche.

      As nasty as it sounds: to combat the itch of the yeast infection you can put a small cup of yogurt directly into the affected area. It works well but you'll have to repeat it. It will not go away over night, but it will get better over time until it is gone....and once it is gone stick to eating yogurt daily. I find that yogurt works better than probiotics.....

  22. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a fungus treatment for Koi?
    I recently used Pondcare Pimafix (all natural treatment) for about week, the fish white fuzzy spot has not disappeared?

    • ANSWER:
      Pimafix is a good treatment but being a natural product it does get broken down and so needs to be used at quite a high concentration and redosed.

      Fungus likes cold, dirty water so if you can raise the temperature and keep the pond clean it will speed up a cure.

      Malachite Green has for along time been a popular chemical for fungus. It can be used directly on the fungus or less concentrated in a dip or in the pond.

      You can also gently swab the affected area with a 3% solution of Hydrogen Peroxide, Potassium Permanganate or Methlene Blue. These mainly treat the underlying problems caused by bacteria or parasites.

      Most of the big brand treatments should work but they probably contain mixtures of the same chemicals I've already mentioned.

      It's possibly not fungus, so a broad spectrum treatment may help but generally fungus will take longer than a week to clear.

  23. QUESTION:
    do you know of any natural cures for a mild swollen gum infection?
    i may have the beginings of a absis from a recent crown. i am curious to know if there are any possible natural cures. i wish to avoid antibiotics if possible. i know clove may help with pain for example. i am not sure if it can fight infectio? thanks for your att.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural potent antibiotics are grapefruit seed extract and oregano oil. You only really need to try one or the other. I would probably opt for grapefruit seed extract. Follow the instructions on the bottle or run a search for more information. It is now being used in some US hospitals to help combat the MRSA infection. It is thus pretty potent stuff. But I think a re-visit to the dentist is in order because if you do have an abscess it might need draining or flushing out.

      Take Ibuprofen for the pain. But get the appointment booked at the dentist if you want to avoid emergency treatment costs. It might be that any treatment you may need might fall within the costs of your current crown treatment if it was very recent.

      Good luck and best wishes.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural cure for colon cancer?
    My Mother has has colon cancer for about 3 years now & the chemotherapy was never helping her. About a month ago I found out that the cancer has spread in the lungs and breasts, she also has Internal bleeding. I hear that there are natural cures that the doctors do not speak of, but I really need help because she is dying. My question is, do anyone know of any natural medicines for cancer that could help my Mother?

    • ANSWER:
      About the best chance she might have is becoming part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. You should ask her oncologist if there are any in which she might participate. There could be a medicine that could help her ... but even if not, she could be helping future generations fight the disease by helping bring tomorrow's treatments to market.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs?
    My friend (she is just 27 years old) recently had a deep vein thrombosis. The doctors suspected that the anti baby pill may have caused it. I'm wondering if there are natural remedies/cures how to prevent something like this. Right now she has to take very strong medications (blood thinners), but she doesn't want to take them for a prolonged period of time.

    Are there natural cures? Is there a good website or book about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish, Fruit and Vegetables Protective against Deep Vein Thrombosis
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=95

      Soybeans and Vitamin E
      http://www.nutralegacy.com/blog/general-healthcare/deep-vein-thrombosis-natural-treatment/

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural cure or medicine for falling hair due to scalp burns from a hair treatment?
    Well, I got my hair straightened and I think my scalp didn’t like the treatment at all so after the treatment, I got some burns on my scalp and A LOT of my hair fell off. I’m not bald or anything but some parts of my scalp don’t really have much hair anymore. And my scalp has some bumps on it too—maybe because of the slight burns I got from the hair treatment. So if you guys know a natural cure or medicine or ointment or something for scalp burns and falling hair please do help me. And is it okay for me to take a bath everyday or it might lead to more hair loss? I’m still quite young so about how long will it take for my hair to grow back again? I do need your help and Prayers please…. If there is a doctor or anyone else out there who is reading my message pls help! Thank you God bless and Merry Christmas!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a dermatologist, be prepared he or she may suggest that you cut all of your hair off and start new depending upon the extent of the damage to your scalp.

      As far as vitamins go biotin seems to do a lot for hair and nail growth but ask the dr as it may intefere with whatever they prescribe.

      Massage your scalp-grab one of those little ones from bed bath and beyond or linens and things. do this evey night before you go to sleep if your dr says its ok.

      no more chemical treatments for a year would be my guess. i get a perm but i dont blow dry or curl my hair which makes my hair stronger. heatless is the way to go but i hear ceramic tools are good and safe but i say heat free whenever possible is the kindest to your hair.

      once your dr gives you the ok to resume n ormal hair products visit the longhaircareforum.com for tips on products to grow hair longer and make it healthier. these are tips form real people who have long hair. many of them have hair logs and you can watch their hair grow over weeks, months and years.

      God Bless!

  27. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the natural equivalent to a decongestant?
    I have a very bad sinus infection and I am trying to find a quick natural cure. Maybe I should drink salt water. Any suggestions?
    Or ..................
    I meant to also ask the equivalent of an antihistamine?

    • ANSWER:
      Antihistamine drugs workby blocking the release of histamine in response to an allergen.This prevents the allergic reaction in the short term and helpsto clear allergic reactions like sneezing, red, itchy and wateryeyes and nose.

      However, they also often have unwantedside effects like drowsiness, heart palpitations,impaired concentration, etc.

      Because they often become less effective over time,it may be necessary to keep trying new drugs to try and achievethe same therapeutic effect.

      Acute sinusitis typically causes symptoms of nasal congestion and a thick yellow or green discharge. Other symptoms include tenderness and pain over the sinuses, frontal headaches, and sometimes chills, fever, and pressure in the area of the sinuses. Chronic sinusitis differs slightly, in that symptoms can be milder and may only include postnasal drip, bad breath, and an irritating dry cough.

      Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple, has been reported to relieve symptoms of acute sinusitis.

      Histamine is associated with increased nasal and sinus congestion. In one study, vitamin C supplementation (1,000 mg three times per day) reduced histamine levels in people with either high histamine levels or low blood levels of vitamin C. Another study found that 2,000 mg of vitamin C helped protect people exposed to a histamine challenge test.

      The main ingredient of eucalyptus oil, cineole, has been studied as a treatment for sinusitis. In a double-blind study of people with acute sinusitis that did not require treatment with antibiotics, those given cineole orally in the amount of 200 mg 3 times per day recovered significantly faster than those given a placebo. Eucalyptus oil is also often used in a steam inhalation to help clear nasal and sinus congestion. Eucalyptus oil is said to function in a fashion similar to menthol by acting on receptors in the nasal mucous membranes, leading to a reduction in the symptoms of nasal stuffiness.

      One of the most popular supportive treatments for both acute and chronic sinusitis in Germany is an herbal combination containing gentian root, primrose flowers, sorrel herb, elder flowers, and European vervain. The combination has been found to be useful in helping to promote mucus drainage ("mucolytic" action) from the sinuses. The combination is typically used together with antibiotics for treating acute sinusitis.

      Horseradish is another herb used traditionally as a mucus-dissolver.One half to one teaspoon (3-5 grams) of the freshly grated root can be eaten three times per day. Horseradish tincture is also available. One quarter to one half teaspoon (2 to 3 ml) can be taken three times per day.

      Wood betony (Stachys betonica) is used in traditional European herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory remedy for people with sinusitis. Modern clinical trials have not been conducted to confirm this use of wood betony.

      A warm salt-water solution poured through the nose may offer some relief from both allergic and infectious sinusitis. A ceramic pot, known as a "neti lota" pot, makes this procedure easy. Alternatively, a small watering pot with a tapered spout may be used. Fill the pot with warm water and add enough salt so the solution tastes like tears. Stand over a sink, tilt your head far to one side so your ear is parallel to the floor, and pour the solution into the upper nostril, allowing it to drain through the lower nostril. Repeat on the other side. This procedure may be performed two or three times a day.

      I don't know if these products would give you a 'quick cure' but may help keep others at bay once cleared up.

  28. QUESTION:
    is there a natural way to get rid of hookworm?
    I have anemia, and have just learnt that one possible cause is hookworm caught from cats.

    Just as a precaution, does anyone know of a natural cure for hookworm? as I missed a month for worming my cats and am concerned. I know that garlic can help but not sure of other home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Pumpkin seed capsules or and Black walnut capsules, been using them for over 10 years for the animals. Safer then chemicals, works great!

      Empty a capsule (1) on some can cat food for the cats or kittens. You can do the same for puppies and dogs using can dog food. I feed my dog dry food and empty 3 capsules (Large dog) mixed into his food. I use one (1) treatment every two (2) weeks for a total of three (3) treatments. For treating yourself, follow the directions on the bottle of herbs you buy. Take the capsules for one (1) week, then two (2) weeks off, then take for one more week. First treatment takes care of Adult worms, second treatment takes care of the hatching worms and new babies.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I cure my vaginal yeast infection in a natural way at home?
    I've been suffering from yeast infections for years now and they have now become chronic. The drugs don't help me anymore. The internet is full of different kinds of advice for natural cures, I have already tried some of them with no success. I was wondering are there really effective natural methods for yeast infections?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there are a lot of natural remedies, but it is not important which one do you take or apply, but when and how much of them you apply. Right timing and dosage are the key to success. There is not one natural treatment that will solve your problem. You always have to combine several treatments, the point is to kill the infection from inside, not outside.
      Why don't you check some simple methods that have already helped many yeast infection sufferers?

  30. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of a vaginal bacterial infection the natural way?
    I have had a bacterial infection for 5 months now. I do not have insurance, money or a doctor. I need natural cures so i can get rid of this finally!!

    • ANSWER:
      5 months? This really isn't healthy. You are damaging yourself by not going to a doctor. You could even kill your chances of being able to concieve in the future if it goes on long enough without treatment. Most walk-in clinics can prescribe free antibiotics. Even if you cannot afford it, you need to get treatment. 5 months is bad.

  31. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about natural remedies against cancer?
    I want to know if you have heard about natural treatments to cure cancer. Can you explain me a little more about it?

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out Klamath Blue Green Algae, I would try to get into all of the studies and benefits but you would benefit more from just going there yourself and checking it out. Read some of the testimonials and test results, and decide for yourself if you want to try it or not. One of the testimonials on the site is from my dad who experienced amazing results using this stuff. And I still have my dad. Hope this helps you. Blessings

  32. QUESTION:
    how do i cure chronic bacteria infections?
    is there a natural cure or remedy for chronic bacteria infections? ive tried preventing them in all of the typical ways doctors tell you to and nothing works. the medicine is useless too. i would appreciate some info on any at home remedies. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know where exactly are you having this infection but try the following stuff

      a. Yogurt:

      b. Douching:
      A boric acid douche is an ideal alternative to acidify the vaginal pH. Can be used for vaginal infection. A vinegar douche, made by mixing one tablespoon of vinegar per quart of warm water, is also as effective.

      c. Beta-dine and gentian violet:
      Beta-dine and gentian violet are excellent in countering Candida vulvovaginitis. Betadine is an effective antiseptic iodine solution.

      d. Oxygen healing therapies:
      Oxygen healing therapies have proven successful for treating candidiasis with intravenous hydrogen peroxide.

      e. Homeopathy:
      The all encompassing homeopathy comes to the rescue here too, as over the counter homeopathic treatments are readily available. Common ingredients used in its preparations are pulsatilla and sepia. Specific treatments can also be designed for treating individual cases.

      g. Nutritional supplements:
      The antioxidants in vitamins, like vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as, B complex, help in treating bacterial infection. Topical applications of vitamin E from prepared creams or powdered capsules help relieve itching.

      h. Dietary restrictions:
      Foods that yeast organisms thrive on, like cheese, alcohol, chocolate, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, fruits, fermented foods or those containing molds, like blue cheese, should be avoided.

      i. Warm bath:
      An ordinary warm bath or a shallow sitz bath can be very soothing. But don’t use soap, as it leaches out the skin’s natural oils that act as the body’s natural lipid barriers against germs.

      j. Cold compresses:
      If swelling and itching is making you feel miserable, cold compresses can help. When you place a cold washcloth across the affected area, it causes the blood vessels to constrict and makes the area less red and swollen.

      Get well soon!

  33. QUESTION:
    Can someone please explain to me why we don't use the plant SourSop to try and cure cancer?
    Okay, a young man at my school passed away a couple days ago from cancer. He was only 16 and something came up about using SourSop plant when i was just messing around on YouTube because it's a natural cure for cancer. If this is correct and this natural plant can help cure cancer more then Chemotheropy or the radioactive stuff they do then why don't we use it? Honestly it pisses me off because there is literally a natural plant that's been proven to cure cancer and we don't use it? Instead we use other less effective means? I mean, i've had friends suffer through cancer. They hated treatment because it made them feel sick after. So they had to suffer when there was a natural cure? Honestly, i upsets me. I just wanna know why we don't us it in hospitals and places that help get rid of cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Youtube videos seem persuasive, because that is what they are meant to be. But they are not valid sources.

      There have been a few studies on cell lines, but they have not led to anything useful in patients. Cancer is a collective term for approximately 200 different diseases. Every cell type in your body can (in principle) develop into its own type of cancer. On top of that individual cancer cells in every cancer are also different from one another. So a compound that may damage one cancer cell may do nothing another cancer cell.
      This is how resistance to chemotherapy develops. The sensitive cells are mopped up leaving the rest behind.

      In a cancer cell line, all the cancer cells are identical. This is one reason why you can't deduce from a cell line study that it will work in patients. And even in more realistic situations where you treat rats/mice that have been given cancer, you can't be sure that the effect you observe automatically translates into an effect on human cancers. Such studies are useful in selecting substances, but such studies do not prove that it will work in patients. This very important point is explained in further details here: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/if-it-works-in-a-mouse-it-works-in-a-man-right-well-not-necessarily/

      To know if it works in humans, you need to do controlled studies. There simply is no way around it.

      In addition to avoid problems with resistance, you also need to tolerate a sufficient amount of the drug. This may present a problem with Soursop, because it destroys certain types of nerve cells (dopaminergic nerve cells). Testing in animal models indicates that Soursop may have very serious side effects such as lowered blood pressure, decreased heart activity, apatia, nausea/vomiting etc.

      It should also be mentioned, that scientists aren't against looking into useful substances in plants. Here is a list of many plant derived important drugs: http://chemistry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.rain-tree.com/plantdrugs.htm But as of today, a Sursop derived drug is not among them.

      Here is a recent example of published research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22475682 Again this is a study on cell cultures and experimental mice. The cancers in the mice that were treated didn't disappear. They only had more dead cancer cells than the untreated mice.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best Alternative treatmnent for severe pain?
    I'm all for vitamins and natural treatment So what do you think is the best alternative treatment? Thanks for your answers and God Bless.

    • ANSWER:
      See, these are the kinds of questions that drive doctors nuts. I have no idea if there is an alternative for your severe pain. You have told me nothing about it. Do you have cancer, a herniated disc, a pitchfork sticking out of your head? I don't know. Now some "guru" is going to come on here and tell you to mix unicorn tears with wolves-bane and stir the concoction with a left handed monkey wrench. You will try it, while at the same time pulling the pitch fork out of your head and believe that the mixture cured your pain when it was your own common sense all along. People, when you ask about a condition, please be as specific as possible if you truly want help. Vague questions make it very hard to help you.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why do medical personnel not address acid body pH? Why are medical doctors not more educated on nutrition?
    Proper nutrition and other more natural treatments can be used to treat a lot of problems rather than just using drugs so often. There is a lot of research showing that cancer thrives in an acidic body, and cannot survive in a normal, more alkaline state. I've heard of too many doctors that refuse to admit that natural cures really work. I can't understand why they would refuse something that works, something that really helps. Is there a way to improve our health system?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors are not interested because that is not part of their profession.

      The easiest way to improve the health system would be for people to educate themselves much better as to who they should go and see, and for what problem. At the moment almost everyone just waits until they get sick, then go to a medical doctor. If people were smarter, they would manage themselves better between visits and keep better all round health.

  36. QUESTION:
    What's a good natural remedy for chronic sinus infections?
    I tried various remedies and surgery and now the ENT doctor said I need surgery again for blocked sinuses, I want a natural cure for this

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Alan Hirsch says in his book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Sinusitis, that septoplasty is perhaps the most over-sold form of surgery. As a person who had sinus surgery twice (yes, twice because a correction was necessary after the first one which created a bump inside my nasal cavity) and as a practicing naturopath, I want to assure you that the relief of sinus surgery does not last more than 12 months. Then, you are alone with your chronic sinus problems, pains, pressure and all the discomfort.

      The true cure to chronic sinus problems comprises strengthening body's own defense against airborne microbes and irritants, reducing sensitivity to airborne allergens, particularly to fungi and relieving some nerve conditions which may clog the nasal passage.
      You may not hear from your doctor since most important discoveries of the underlying causes of sinusitis have been made in the last decade, mostly after 2002, and most doctors have not adopted them into their treatments. Actually most physicians haven't heard or read about.
      I recommend reading about fungal alergy in web-site of Mayo Clinic and have a look at here: www.HowtoGetRidofSinusitis.com/sinus-surgery.

  37. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any natural remedies for neuropathy?
    Natural treatments that actually get to the causes and make a lasting difference?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the kind of symptoms your body is emitting. The symptoms of neuropathy may vary from a simple twitch of the muscles to neurlgias and from a jerk to epipleptic convulsions or from a simple numbness to paralysis, and from simple lack of nutrition to muscular dystrophe. The medicines should be sought in totality of symptoms and not by compartments like polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy, mononeuritis multiplex and autonomic neuropathy or for peripheral nervous system, or sypathetic nervous system or the kind. Nerve disorders are connected with cerebellum, muscles, bones,
      Spinal chord and all other parts controlled by the Element Earth or solid and visible parts of the being, and should be taken collectively together in all symptoms before entering into a conclusion. Otherwise it will not be cure but a repair work.

      Hypericum in homeopathy can cure symptoms arising from all kinds of nerve injuries from physical injuries to invisible injuriesm, where nerves and nerve fibres in the remote parts of the brain may be involved and neuralgia of almost all kinds. Aethusa will cure many of the problems connected with Cerebellum and the nerves and nerve sheaths along with petroleum. Lathyrus will cure the underlying maladies reflected by the symptoms which will mostly lead you to spinal nerves and to nerve sheaths and is of vital value in all kinds of sclerosis including incurable lateral sclerosis. What cures from the root is what gives lasting and permanent results. Symptoms are the only guide. Our eyes and ears with mechanical aids will prove mostly defective and will give temporary repair like results. with best wishes.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do people constantly relate psychiatry with psychology as if they were entirely the same?
    I am a psychology major. I believe in natural cures and I do not support all of psychiatry of psychology. For instance, I am uncertain about certain forms of drug therapy, as well as the elusive terms "mental disease" or "chemical imbalance." Example: Depression is not a disease and should not be treated with drugs. There are alternative forms of therapy.

    • ANSWER:
      As a psychologist, all I can say is that if you do become a psychologist, I hope you don't treat any of my depressed patients.

      It's not as simple as a black-and-white or all-or-none issue. There is a huge diversity in the experience of mental illness. For some people... depression is not a "disease," drugs are not the treatment of choice for them, and they respond just fine to alternative forms for therapy, like exercise, nutrition, counseling, etc. For others... depression is extremely debilitating and disabling, and different kinds of medication may work at different times of their lives. In addition, one person might suffer just "one episode" of depression, while for others, depression is a chronic condition... and different treatments might "work" at different stages or times of their lives, depending on a multitude of factors.

      The point is that one size does not fit all... and this is for just one condition. Psychology and psychiatry deal with many conditions... anxiety, autism, bipolar, psychosis, PTSD, etc etc etc.

      My suggestion is that if you are going to become the best psychologist you can be... then, open your mind. It's not necessary to give up your beliefs 100%... we all have our biases and kudos to you for trying to be honest about them. However, the wise and intelligent practitioner understands that the more they know, the less they know. They try to reconcile their biases with the best available evidence and remain flexible in their thinking.

      Good luck on your journey.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is there really a natural cure for cancer?
    The doctors are now saying there is nothing left to do for my mother's lung cancer, I want to know is there something out there that can help her. I want to know is there something natural that can cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! There are no known cures for cancer. I do have a friend that is 77 years old that was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. His PSA was 3,360. Yes this is the highest I have ever heard of. The cancer had metastasized and was in his lungs, bones, spine and lymph nodes. Needless to say the doc said there was nothing to be done, the cancer was everywhere. 1 ½ years later, no treatment other than hormone shots and a product called Immunocal and the cancer is not to be found.

      The Product Immunocal will help. Immunocal is not a cure. It is clinically proven to raise Glutathione in the body and the body does what it was designed to do - fight off pathogens and diseases.

      In a nutshell, Glutathione is a molecule found and produced in every cell of the body. It is responsible for the proper functioning of the immune system, detoxification, recycling of antioxidants and several other things. Glutathione is the first line defense against diseases. And along with liver, lungs are the largest user of Glutathione in the body. Best resource of information is in the book "Glutathione (GSH). Your body's most powerful protector" by Jimmy Gutman, MD, researcher and emergency physician. Chapter 5 of this book addresses Cancer and the role of Glutathione in cancer prevention, treatment and recovery. It also explains how to raise Glutathione safely and effectively (there are different ways including taking Immunocal) since you can't get Glutathione in your system by eating Glutathione. Or email me from my profile page if you want more information. I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2000. I didn't know all this back then. I am trying to educate people. Olga

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some hemroid natural treatment?
    I'm suffering from hemorrhoids and want to know if anyone can help me find natural cure for this embarrassing health problem...

    • ANSWER:
      Treat constipation first,using natural ways.

      Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruits,raw vegetables,etc.Egs:muskmelons,oranges,cucumbers,wheat porridge,,coconut water,etc

      Avoid milk,chillies,curd,spices,tamarind,onion…

      Soak 2 dry figs in the evening in water.Eat them early in the morning on an empty stomach.
      Soak them in the morning also and eat at 5 PM daily
      Don't eat/drink anything (except water) 1 hr. before and after eating them(both in morning and evening)
      Do this for 10 days.

      Do aakash mudra(yogic mudra) 15 mins in the morning and evening each,with both hands.

      Avoid washing of anus with hot water.

      Also avoid eating spicy and stimulating foods.Even after piles is cured,avoid such foods.

      If you have bleeding piles,eat 500 gm good quality papaya,1 hr. after lunch daily.

  41. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural cures for dandruff?
    Are there any natural cures for dandruff?
    I am looking for a natural cure for dandruff. This is a new situation and I have had some allergic reactions to most store bought treatments so I am looking for natural things I can try at home. Please include how to use it and how often. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil really helps. Massage it into your scalp and let it set for 30 minutes with a shower cap on your head.

      Or you could use Coconut oil...it also helps with breakage.
      Do it the same as the olive oil. but coconut oil works better.
      You can also use coconut oil as your daily hair conditioner...it works really good. It really softens your hair and really helps dandruff a lot.

      Make sure it is the naturals. If it is natural you can eat it.

      Hope I helped. :]

  42. QUESTION:
    Why are some doctors so quick to put a child on Ritalin?
    There are natural cures for many things out there............
    Is it because insurance companies wont cover a natural alternative to the mainstream ideology?
    So in essence, the pharmaceutical companies control the doctors?

    • ANSWER:
      I work in the medical profession.

      Not sure where the doctors are that are getting the hotels and whatever else that was mentioned.. the drug reps come to our office and bring lunch for us woohoo.

      Doctors are to treat patients, do you all honestly think that all doctors just prescribe without testing?

      As far as ritalin.. I'm all for exhausting every other avenue before resorting to it. But also.. teachers nowadays are the ones making the recommendations to the parents. It was recommended to my son, who I had tested and was negative. Teachers do not want to deal with students that aren't the shutup, sitdown type. Not all, but alot of them.

      They were adamant that my son needed treatment, and the studies and tests showed differently. There were no doctors that would of prescribed ritalin with those results.

      I think alot of parents give up to easily and its easier to have a drugged out kid than parent them too. You see it, I know I'm not the only one, but how many parents out there are fit.. just walk through walmart in an hour. I'm not saying that all parents are like that with kids on ritalin, there are some that it does help immensly and they are successful in life.

      I just had to pop in with the medical profession, its not doctors just giving pills to get more things from drug reps, do you know how many ppl walk into the dr's office/ER and refuse to leave until they get meds.. its todays society also. Ppl are pill poppers more than doctors.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the odds of a dead nerve tooth never needing root canal? Has dentistry ever noted the odds on this?
    This is a fundamental question that can apply to anyone considering RCT root canal treatment!

    I hope for a spirited response!

    Does anyone know of odds or statistics of how long a dead nerve tooth lasts problem free for say 1, 5, and 10 years?

    It appears dental school doesn't teach about odds of natural cure so dentist have little info on this fundamental question; seems similar to how cancer doctors know so little about nutrition's role in cancer prevention.

    So the question is if I just leave the tooth alone, what are the odds that turns out fine? Root canal also has risks, and also fails over time. What are odds of RCT failing in five years? Are there any stats on how long root canal treatment lasts problem free?

    Please clarify, as it seems obvious to leave the tooth alone but also x-ray at dentist every 4 months. Then, RCT if any complications.

    Is calcification of root canal natures way of filling the canal? It's now been six weeks since nerve died.

    Photos of my tooth #20 can be seen at http://tooth.decay.tripod.com

    (ignore the write-up as it is out of date before i understood the root had died).
    The write-up at http://tooth.decay.tripod.com/ is now up to date. I've added it in full here:

    CAN ROOT CANAL BE AVOIDED EVEN WHEN TOOTH HAS A DEAD NERVE?
    last update JAN 27 2013

    The purpose of this website is to foster understanding of dental options for a severely decayed tooth. It is 'wide open' and no longer accumulates debris for decay. I now fastidiously brush and floss, due to 'wake up call' from this decay. I hope to answer simple question - can root canal be avoided?

    2 million years teeth have changed little in mammals. Surely nature can provide a solution, at least sometimes? HOW OFTEN IS SOMETIMES? HOW OFTEN CAN A DEAD TOOTH JUST BE LEFT ALONE WITHOUT ROOT CANAL TREATMENT RCT? What are the odds it will stay problem free for:
    2yrs,
    5yrs,
    10yrs?

    It seems dentistry school doesn't teach this. similar to how cancer doctors learn nothing about nutrition's strong role in curing/preventing cancer.

    Can't a dead nerve fill in natural
    The write-up at http://tooth.decay.tripod.com/ is now up to date. I've added it in full here:

    CAN ROOT CANAL BE AVOIDED EVEN WHEN TOOTH HAS A DEAD NERVE?
    last update JAN 27 2013

    The purpose of this website is to foster understanding of dental options for a severely decayed tooth. It is 'wide open' and no longer accumulates debris for decay. I now fastidiously brush and floss, due to 'wake up call' from this decay. I hope to answer simple question - can root canal be avoided?

    2 million years teeth have changed little in mammals. Surely nature can provide a solution, at least sometimes? HOW OFTEN IS SOMETIMES? HOW OFTEN CAN A DEAD TOOTH JUST BE LEFT ALONE WITHOUT ROOT CANAL TREATMENT RCT? What are the odds it will stay problem free for:
    2yrs,
    5yrs,
    10yrs?

    It seems dentistry school doesn't teach this. similar to how cancer doctors learn nothing about nutrition's strong role in curing/preventing cancer.

    Can't a dead nerve fill in natural

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Do you know of a web site that offers real unbiased information on "miracle cures"?
    When you do searches for most of these things you wind up with page after page of testimonials and pseudo research which are thinly veiled advertisements. Often they seem more like scams than legitimate sites. I'm talking about things like acai berry and other "natural" cures or treatments.

    I'm wondering if there is a place to look up information from an unbiased source that isn't trying to see me something.

    • ANSWER:
      What you are asking for is actually like asking for a website with unbiased opinion on which car is the best one to buy. It varies from individual to individual, and each person has their own bias based on their life experiences and agenda. I would say any site run by anyone trained in the allopathic care system automatically comes with bias against what you are calling "miracle cures" - which in itself is a vague explanation of what you are trying to find for information.

      Also, any homeopath will be biased toward their methods, as they have seen them work and know what does heal patients who are running from allopathic care like their tails are on fire.

      The same can be said of every form of practitioner. But, "miracle cures" what exactly are you talking about? I would include bad pharmaceuticals in this category too, so that makes me biased then doesn't it?

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you know of anyone that has been in remission from Hep C w/o medical treatment?
    My dh is supposed to start his year long injections and pills soon and is now wondering if there's a natural cure? Have you known anyone to go into remission once minor liver disease has occured? He's had no symptoms and wouldn't have know except for a life insurance blood test. So what would it hurt to try natural before medical? Dr's of course aren't helpful in this thought.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no natural cure for Hep C.

      A certain percentage of people who acquire Hep C can rid their body of the virus in the first 6 months of having Hep C (there have been a few case reports of this occurring a year or so later, but this is rare).

      Once a person has chronic Hep C, there is little likelihood of his body ridding itself of the infection.

      There is no known herb, or other complementary therapy that can cure a chronic Hep C infection--- though there are some that can help with symptoms. I am a fan of using herbs and other complementary therapies, but in this case, there is nothing. And if someone tells you there is, be very careful.

      Deciding when to start Hep C therapy (interferon, ribavirin) is a complicated one, and the person in question should be sure to ask lots of questions to their Hep C doctor/nurse re: therapy. In some cases, it may be OK to wait to treat, in other cases treatment should be started immediately. It depends on a variety of factors.

  46. QUESTION:
    There are little sections of my hair that are damaged any suggestions?
    They are just little sections that are damaged because of a hairstyle I used to have that required me to use a flatiron more than I should have. Are there any natural cures? Because I refuse to go out and get some really expensive treatment. I just miss being able to run my fingers through my hair and there not being coarse hair.

    • ANSWER:
      use olive oil or almond oil

  47. QUESTION:
    What are good home remedies for toenail fungus?
    Looking for natural treatments to use on toenail fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      I cam across this, haven't (fortunately) had to use it but it is my understanding that even if you use a prescription product, it takes a while.

      You will need a few things:
      Vicks Vapor Rub, Rubbing alcohol, Band Aids, Q-tips, Nail File, Liquid Bleach and Tea Tree Oil-(if you can afford it)

      1.Trim and file your infected nails as best as possible. Making them shorter and thinner is half the battle.

      2.Wash toes with anti-bacterial soap in your morning shower.

      3.Use a fresh towel or hair dryer on toes. (always use a clean towel)

      4.With a Q-Tip, scrub in Rubbing Alcohol and let dry.(only takes a sec to dry)

      5.With a Q-Tip, rub a generous amount of Vicks Vapor Rub on and around infected toenails and cover with a Band Aid.

      This will keep moisture from getting on and under the nail while at the same time killing the fungus.

      When you get home from work take off your shoes and socks and wash your feet in the same way. If you have Tea Tree Oil, apply it with a Q-Tip and walk bare foot as long as possible letting it dry. If you do NOT have Tea Tree Oil, mix Bleach and Water 50/50, apply it with a Q-Tip to the NAIL ONLY. Let it Dry. I do the same to my finger.

      Before bed, repeat steps 1-5 and wear clean socks to bed.

      After a few mornings you will have this down to about 5-10 minutes.

      I have been doing this for just a few weeks now and see about half the fungus gone. IT IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT CURE. It is however a REAL CURE. I will be seeing you all at the beach this coming summer :)

  48. QUESTION:
    fractured radius still hurts after fracturing it 2 years ago.How do i stop this?
    i fractured my wrist radius at the age of 12. i am 14 and to this day it still hurts when i put a lot of force to my radius. like hanging or boxing. when i punch in boxing it hurts very bad. what do i do to make it stop hurting? is there a natural cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Normal! This type of injury take for ever to heal and re-occur on slightest staining.

      Must give up these activities for a long time to come.

      But do see the Dr. and have it checked out to see more crack or fractures are caused by this last episode of activities.

      General at home treatment are:

      1). Rest.
      2). Cold and Hot compressions, alternately.
      3). Pain killers such as Aspirin/Tylenol.
      4). Vitamin B6 it help rejuvenate the tissues.

      Hope you have seen a Dr. and had a X' Rayed taken, or had MRI done. Make an appointment for a Dr. and if need be cancel it later in time to avoid visit fees, if you get batter in time.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there a natiral treatment for a rottweiler bitch with cystitis?
    Our 3 year old bitch keeps trying to empty her bladder when she's already been. Can I give her something natural to cure it before I resort to the vets? Thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:


natural cure treatment

Skin Bumps On Arm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are these little skin bumps on my arm?
    Hey. I'm a guy and I have these really little skin bumps on my arms. They're near where my arm bends on the outter skin near the biceps. They're not zits because I can't pop them. They don't itch at all and they look like goosebumps but they don't go away. The bumps are the same color as my skin. From far away, they are not noticeable, but up close, they are easily viewable. Does anyone know what these bumps are and how do I get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe an allergic reaction to something.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of dry skin bumps on arms?
    I have a lot of dry skin bumps on my amrs and i think they are really ugly. My mom told me it is impossible to get rid of them, is this true? I don't have like any flaky dry skin, just bumps. how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      If they resemble little pimples, these are actually clogged pores filled with dry, shedded skin. In the shower, use a loofah and scrub your arms with a good moisturizing body wash (Aveeno makes a good one.) After drying off, thoroughly moisten your arms with a cream that is for sensitive skin (dyes and perfumes can often irritate any existing problems). If you do this every day, it will gradually improve. By no means pick at the bumps... it only makes them worse.
      Love & Blessings

  3. QUESTION:
    I have tiny skin colored bumps on my face and arms?
    I have tiny little skin colored bumps on my cheeks and upper arms. I'm in 7th grade and its really embarrassing when people point them out. I've had them for about two years now and they're not acne. When I scratch them just white hard stuff comes out, but its not puss. I clean my face regurally but they don't go away. Do I need to moisturizer? I don't even know what they're called. Please help. I'm tired of these stupid things. 10 points to the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      HELP HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!

      I had this for years, my mom told me it was eczema. Most people say eczema is a name used for tons of different dry skin conditions that doctors can’t diagnose. I used eczema creams all through Jr. High and High School, all that did was make me feel greasy and uncomfortable with zero results.

      You probably have what is called Keratosis pilaris, Keratosis pilaris is a common, genetic follicular condition that causes the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on arms, thighs, hands, legs, sides, buttocks, or face (which on the face are often mistaken for acne). Worldwide, Keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. There are several different types of Keratosis Pilaris, including Keratosis Pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), Keratosis Pilaris Alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Keratosis Pilaris is caused by Hyperkeratosis: when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin, which is cream colored, surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore, resulting in rough clogged pores. The openings are often closed with a white plug of encrusted sebum, the oily, waxy substance produced by glands in the skin to keep it from drying out. Hyperkeratosis is most likely caused by your body having a vitamin A & E deficiency.

      I started taking vitamin A & E pills at dinner every night and 90% of my white bumps on my cheeks, arms, and legs cleared up. My boss also had white bumps on her arms and tried taking the vitamins too, it worked nicely for her. You could try taking the vitamins, but if you stop taking them, your body will go back to being deficient in them unless you start eating more foods naturally containing vitamins A & E:

      Vitamin A: Liver, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Dried Apricots, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Squash, Dried Herbs, Papaya, Mangoes, Green Peas, Tomatoes.

      Vitamin E: Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Peanuts, Dried Apricots, Pickled Green Olives, Cooked Taro Root, Wheat Germ/Flax Seed/Corn/Canola/Soybean Oils, Hazelnuts, Broccoli.

      Both A & E: Paprika, Red Chili Peppers or Powder, Spinach

      If the bumps (clogged dry rough crusty pores) have a red or pink ring around them, it could just be that they are inflamed, or it could be some sort of skin infection, such as yeast, which lives on the skin naturally but could become an infection, or bacterial. If they are a little pink or red I would try an antibacterial soap.

      Antibacterial soaps are full of chemicals and poisons, some are so harmful they cause muscle weakness, such as in the heart and tongue, and should not be in stores. A natural alternative is a soap or lotion containing Tea Tree oil. Tea Tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also has beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea Tree oil has a faint medicinal scent to it like eucalyptus, which is why I would suggest a soap instead of a lotion. Products containing Tea Tree oil can be found in abundance at health and natural and heath stores, but is also available in main stream store such as Wal-Mart for as low as around .

      So in short, vitamin A, vitamin E, soap, and you should be good (: I wish you luck

  4. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny skin-colored bumps on my arms, face and legs?
    I had these tiny skin-colored bumps on my skin since I was a child. First it was on my arms then when I grew into an adolescent it started to appear on my forehead and my lower limbs. What are these? They don't itch not unless you touch them and they just don't seem to look good. They don't hurt and they're pimples. What are these?How do you treat this?

    • ANSWER:
      Because dermatology is a visual science, you would either have to post some clear pictures of the bumps, or show them to your dermatologist, if you wanted a valid answer to your question.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do i get really soft skin?
    i have these little dry skin bumps all over my arms and some on my face. how do i get rid of them and get smoother, healthier skin?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same thing as you it is called keratosis pilaris. All you need to do is use baby lotion this make your skin softer and you need to wash a bit more then other people with simple soap :)

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to get rid of Keratosis Pilaris?
    So i know its a is a common skin disorder, typified by “chicken skin” bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps, but is there something you can do about it? Its really nasty and embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      get a product called KP Duty by DermaDoctor
      http://www.dermadoctor.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eczema bumps on arms?
    I have really fair skin so the eczema bumps on my arms really stick out. Does anyone have any tips/remedies on how to get rid of these, or at least make them less noticeable? I just don't think that guys are attracted to dry/red/bumpy arms. Haha. Thanks for the help! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me without harmful effects of steroids. I used SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies - ointment and spray on the skin, and anti-eczema extract internally to prevent future breakouts. It is the most effective treatment I've ever tried. More than a year later my skin is still clear.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of skin bumps???
    ok so i have these little skin bumps on my arms and legs and i HATE them =/ i need some kind of product or somethin to get rid of them!
    i tried using some lotions for dry skin but they dont work!

    i went to the dermatalogist and SHE even had them!

    so does anybody know of anything to get rid of them?????

    please and thanxx! :)

    • ANSWER:
      You need to scrub your arms with an exfoliating mitt or loofah every time you shower..then apply baby oil...they'll improve within a week.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the little pimple/bumps on your arms?
    I have these little red pimple-like bumps on the "outside" of my upper arms/triceps. Almost like chicken-skin bumps, but red.

    Does anyone else have these? How do you get rid of them?

    anagAh.

    • ANSWER:
      i have them and you need to go to a dermatologist. they have this stuff that they give you called kerafoam my sister uses it but its not all the way gone.

  10. QUESTION:
    What causes darken skin, bumps, and tingling?
    My sister keeps getting this on her arms she is gonna see a doctor. She keeps getting darken skin and bumps and most noticeably it seems to happen when she in the sun. Could her hypertyroid pills be causing this? It seems like a reaction to something to me.

    • ANSWER:
      That definately sounds like a skin reaction to the medication. Many medications have reactions when you're in the sun too long.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you be allergic to the fibers from your pillows and bed sheets?
    I've been having itchy skin and red bumps on my arms and legs for a while now. I told my parents about it and they went to go check out my bed.

    No bed bugs.
    No fleas.
    No ticks.

    My aunt said to wash my sheets and stuff every week, because it could be ringworm.

    I don't think that makes any sense? So, can you be allergic to the fibers on your bed sheets and pillows. If so, what do they look like?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be allergy to the laundry detergent, some of them make lots of people itchy.
      You can't always see dust mites and things like that, they're too small.

      Try buying a laundry powder that's meant for people with allergies.

      Also, check out the plants in your neighbourhood. If you're in Australia, there's one called Murraya, lots of people have it for a hedge plant, but lots and lots of people are allergic to it. It is flowering at the moment, and that's when it's worse. It's like a mock orange, has little white flowers, and strong perfume. Gives lots of people allergies, and some asthma.

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of cream should I use to get rid of bumps on my skin?
    I have sensitive skin so I have like red bumps on my arms, legs, chest, and breast..
    And I want to get rid of them so what should I use?

    10 points best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      i have that too and i got this moisturizer from Avon in america, it is called moisture therapy, you have to use it often and regularly but i work really well, your skin feels much better instantly.
      P.S. is most effective after a nice hot shower.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to clear up or reduce Goose sikn/ Goose bumps?
    Help me!!!! I have really bad goose skin/goose bumps all over my legs and arms! Is there an affordable prouduct that will help reduce or take away the annoying bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      a person gets goose bumps when they get cold. If your bumps are there and its not because you're cold, it might be something else.Take in to account that it could possibly be skin irritations or some mild allergic reaction to something as simple as clothing, detergents or furniture.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are these itchy bumps all over me?
    I have these tiny skin colored bumps all over me. I have changed my soaps and all sorts of stuff but I don't know what they are from. They get on my tummy, palms and backs of my hands, legs, butt cheeks, elbows, and arms. They also itch like crazy. I end up itching them till they get red and bleed a bit no matter how hard I try not to. Any one know what they could be? Also when they get on my hands they get hard like a callus or something and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night to find myself itching myself all over.

    • ANSWER:
      Herpes

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of the really weird bumps on my arm?
    I have these bumps on my arm but the rest of my skin is completely smooth. I am twelve years old and i don't even have any pimples. What do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      consult dermo

  16. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arms and body?
    On my arm is little bumps on my arm and it looks like the goosebumps when your cold. Instead the top is white. Little bumpy white dots on my hand. I have it for like 1 month or more. Does anyone know what it is and how to fix it. It's soo itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      They could be little arm pimples(everybody gets them)
      Or like maybe an irritation to something your eating.... Are you allergic to anything? It could just be a simple skin irritaion or maybe a rash from a plant. They also MIGHT be warts, but if they have been there for more than a month, you should really go see a dermotologist. I have sensitive skin too, and trust me, the sooner you get it looked at, THE BETTER!

      Hope I helped :)

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of red bumps on my arm?
    I have red bumps on my arm, and I just want my arms to be nice and smooth to the touch. I'm using this smelly gel stuff thats for bad skin, but it doesn't seem to work that well. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      use cocoa butter everyday when you get out of the shower. keep your skin really moisturized.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the little bumps on my childs arm and how do I get rid of them?
    She has these little bitty reddish, almost pimple-looking bumps on her arms and cheeks, and has had them for a long time. At first i thought it was baby acne, but it hasnt gone away yet and shes 1 1/2! ...and now im getting them on my arms! Her dad has sensitive skin, so she may too. But i dont. Ive tried using different soaps, lotions and detergents but ive noticed no change. What are these bumps? What are they from? And, How do you get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Keratosis Pilaris. I have it and I've had little red bumps on my arms and legs my whole life.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have really rough skin how do i get rid of it?
    So i have really rough skin with red bumps all over my arms and legs and on my chest area. I also have a really red face except for around my forehead and mouth. Is there anyway to get rid of this? I have serious confidence issues and this is really bothering me I can't even remember how long my face and body have been like this but i want them gone. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      I like Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Calming Cream because it has no scent and hydrates very well. It's also great for extremely sensitive dry skin mine it even help on my bug bites.

      Lots of water also helps a ton.

  21. QUESTION:
    What causes skin cancer and how do you know if you have it?
    I heard that if you get a little bump like...lets say on your arm, and you pick at it until it bleeds a little. Then you ignore it, and it'll keep coming back in the same place? is that skin cancer?

    I started getting several little bumps on my arm and when i pick at them, they keep coming back. My dad is a doctor and he says that I just need more oils. Is this true?

    so back to my question: What causes skin cancer and how do you know if you have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin Cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the skin.
      Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer.

      Sores that do not heal: Skin cancers may bleed and resemble sores that do not heal.

  22. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my skin condition, keratosis pilaris?
    I have a skin condition called keratosis pilaris. I was born with it and I get little white bumps on my arms and legs. It looks like pimples/acne but it's not. I have tried every lotion and scrub, but nothing has worked. Does anyone have this skin condition who has had success in reducing the bumpy appearance?

    Also, because I have been picking at the bumps for years, I've gotten scars. Is there a good cream or lotion to make the scars fade away?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep on scrubbing and loading on products with tons of chemicals it is only going to make your skin get more irritated. If I were you I would such to all organic products. Coconut and emu oil are wonderful for skin. Raw organic shea butter is wonderful also.

      Try going to a health store or look online..I get everything from rose mountain.

      There are many organic oils out there that help reduce inflammation, reddness, scars, etc.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can do for thin skin?
    The skin on my forearms and back of my hands is very thin. When I barely bump my arms, a blood spot will come up, kinda like a blood blister. Is there anything I can do to stop this? Or even something that will help make those ugly spots dissapear faster? I feel like I have old peoples skin on my arms and hands. I guess it comes from years of working in the sun. But I am too young to have these already.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Go to a dermatologist. You say you are "too young" but don't state your age. My mother is 83 and has the same problem, but often tears the skin causing bleeding. In fact, removing band aids from her wounds, will sometimes tear the skin again. Doctors tell her to wear long sleeves to protect her arms and to be very careful. It doesn't sound like much of a cure, but it does seem to stop the deep bruising and skin tears.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of red bumps and skin on my arm?
    the inner part of my arm is fine but the rest is a big patch of red skin with little bumps all over it and then some darker red circles that are small. its very unattractive and i want it to go away quickly.
    it is exzema the doctors said

    • ANSWER:
      hydrocortizone cream, rubbing alcohol

  25. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of the bumps in your arm?
    many people says they have them, but I think I have too many of these. So how do you get rid of these bumps in the arms? Or at least make them smoother? Any good skin tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what Ive done for years-try rubbing banana peels (the inside part) on you arms and face before bed, and wash it off with shower in the morning. After a few nights you will start to see the bumps subside and other acne is reduced. It conditions the skin very nicely.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    What are these bumps on my arm and face?
    They are raised and looks like Mosquito bumps. One appeared on my right cheek this morning and I was convinced maybe a mosquito had bit me but now I have two more that appeared on my left arm. What does this mean should I go visit a doctor. I took a Excederin pill this morning but I don't ever remember this showing up using the product.

    • ANSWER:
      u may refer to the natural remedies given here
      http://skincare1-12.notlong.com
      (copy n paste the above link in browser to open it)
      n u ll find tips for curing acne and
      solution to all your skin problems
      with homemade remedies

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of bumps on arms and legs.?
    I have these bumps on my arms and legs and they drive me nuts! I just want to have clean smooth arms. Please somebody help me! I a dying here!

    • ANSWER:
      Do they feel like goosebumps except that they're there all the time? If this is the case then it's most likely keratosis pilaris. I've had this and it has been an absolute pain! I did some research on it online and with different doctors and estheticians and I've found out that there is, unfortunately, no cure :(
      There are treatments for it though. I have a rough loofah that I only use on my problem areas (only on those areas though, since it is too aggressive for the rest of the skin), and I use it every 4 days or so (again, no more than that since it is aggressive). I also use special lotion on those areas too, and it contains an ingredient called lactic acid. You can buy it over the counter at any drugstore. The best one I can suggest is called amlactin. I use this once or twice a week where the skin is rough, but no more since lactic acid is also somewhat aggressive and can cause damage when overdone.
      If you wax your legs instead of shaving, stop waxing for a while. This is something else I've tried while searching for the answer. Keratosis is actually caused by the inflamation of the hair roots, so anything you can do to calm your skin down will help.
      I had a pretty serious problem with this for a while, and it was at a point where I couldn't wear skirts or short sleeves 'cuz I was that embarassed. Now, though, I don't have any sign of it any more so I think that at least one of the things I mentioned above worked. I can't tell you specifically which one though since I kind of did them all at once :/ lol. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    My girlfriend is getting bumps on her skin?
    My girlfriend just started developing skin colored bumps on her hands, they aren't red or anything. Then they moved up her arm and on her stomach and chest. Nothing is on her face however. It started about 3 days ago, and now they've started to itch. Does anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    What does two bumps inside of the arm and leg mean?
    My dad has two huge lumps under the skin of his arm and leg..What could it mean? Is it cancer?

    • ANSWER:
      They're probably swellings or inflammations. It's means that he got jumped or he hurt himself bad. Yeah, I get those lumps on my face and chest after an intense fight. But it goes down after a few days. NB, tell your dad not to use ice as it slows down the healing process.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of little red bumps on arms and thighs?
    i have alot of little red bumps on my arms and thighs. What can i do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree partially with the first answer. Go see your dermatologist to get a diagnosis and prescription.

      About it going away as you get older, I'd have to disagree... If you have the same thing as I do (mild eczema). Well I've had those little red bumps since I was 4 and I'm 21 now and they haven't gone away.

      According to my dermatologist there is an over the counter ointment you can purchase to help lessen the appearance of these bumps (the name escapes me at the moment, but you could probably ask around at a local pharmacy), or you can also use Retin-A on the affected areas (which is a prescription for acne).

      But like I said previously, it's best to go visit your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. You don't want to put something on your skin that may end up aggravating it more. =)

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I get perfect skin?
    I have these weird skin colored bumps on my face, upper arms, and thys. It's embarrassing when people touch me and they feel it. I will do/buy anything to get rid of them

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to tell you this but are you wearing the same bra as the day before etc....

      You need to get in to clean clothes each and every day honey - it is a mistake we have all made at some stage.

      You can get near perfect skin if you only treat it with kindness and respect by applying only NATURAL products to your beautiful natural skin. I can only recommend what I use and that is 100% pure COCONUT OIL, I only buy NUI brand from AFRICAN PACIFIC. You can google the tremendous health benefits of using coconut oil - a fully trust natural product supplied to us by none other than Mother Nature herself.

      Treating our bodies with respect also goes a long way to not only perfect skin but perfect health. Eat only certified organic (at the least organic) fresh fruits/vegetables and meat and by drinking pure water.
      Get off the sickness-merry-go-round and stay away from sickness and the whole medical industry which has only contributed to more and more human medical deaths by the millions i.e. 1918-1919 Spanish Flu Epidemic.

  32. QUESTION:
    What could these bumps on my arms be?
    Tonight I noticed these very very small, almost hive-like bumps on my arms, but they aren't red, they are the same colour as my skin. They are on the bottom side of my forearm and stretch from my wrist to my elbow. I am unsure if they could have anything to do with the fact that I have recently been been very badly sun burnt on the upper side of my forearm. This could be completely irrelevant, but I thought I should add that detail in.

    Thanks, all answers appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps all over my daughter?
    My daughter is 5..and since i can remember she has always had these tiny little skin bumps on the back of her arms..(which i know that can be common in lots of ppl) but they are colorless and don't ever itch and they are also on the back of her thighs...i just wonder if theres something causing this because it seems to be alot of them..and i try rubbing lotion on her thinking maybe its overly dry skin but they are still there. i made a doctor appt for this and havent been yet..Has anyone experienced this or have any ideas? Thanks =)

    • ANSWER:
      Did you guys ever think it could be an allergic reaction to your bath soaps, shampoos, conditioners? Try using goats milk soap, unscented and see if that helps. Also ditch chemical shampoos and conditioners for organic ones. Initially, these things are little bit more expensive but they last a lot longer and the health benefits are amazing. For starters they dont contain any of the chemical additives that commercial bathing products do and hence don't strip the acid mantle of your skin. For relief of itchiness try putting 1/2 vinegar into a bathtub and soaking in it for 15 minutes. This will restore the ph balance to your skin and leave you feeling refreshed and itch free. Not only that, your rashes and other skin conditions will clear up !!

      PEACE

      ................. :0)

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of bumps on arms?
    I have small red pimple like bumps everywhere on my arm. Its like chicken skin. How do yo get rid of this?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    I have red little bumps on my arms and thighs; what are they and how can i get rid of them?
    I have little red bumps on my arms, thighs, and all over my legs. If I don't shave for a few days, they get worse, but if I tan they go away a little.Either way, they are still very noticeable. I have had people tell me they look like goosebumps but you can tell that they are not.

    • ANSWER:
      I get that problem from waxing, it's just sensitive skin..try using an extra rich shaving lather and sharp blades, and put baby oil or light mineral oil on right after shaving. Also you can try exfoliating with a mix of sugar or salt and olive oil..cleans out your pores/follicles at the same time as soothing your skin!

  36. QUESTION:
    I have pimple like bumps on my arms what are they ?
    Hi well I have these bumps on the inside of my elbow bend and a few on the front of my ARM pit and when I squees them they don't POP. The head gives way and a Wite cream like substance comes out its thick and pussy and I have POPed or drained them many times and they don't go away what is this weird skin bumps ?

    • ANSWER:
      Its called Keratosis Pilaris or chicken skin. It is a very very common problem. Most people with get it passed down in there genes. The upper arms is the most common place people get it. While there is no cure there is stuff you can do to minimize it. I have them really bad too and so does my dad. Wash your skin with a gentle cleanser daily (like Cetaphil) because it is meant for people with special skin. Always use warm water and exfoliate GENTLY!! Scrubbing too hard will cause irritation. Then moisturize with Mayiah Body Lotion (it's all natural so it doesn't have chemicals the dry out the skin). KP comes and goes throughout your life, but when it flares up worse take these steps to help minimize it.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there a really good lotion that will make my skin feel silky?
    I want to find a lotion that either has a good scent or no scent at all that will make my skin feel really smooth.
    I get small bumps on my arms when I use certain ones.
    I want to feel smooth and silky as soon as possible. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that has triple moisturizer and I recommend Bath & Body Works. (:

  38. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of this skin under my arms?
    I had these bumps under my arms and it went away and it left a big patch of skin there and it doesn't look like a regular under arm
    does anybody know what kind of stuff i can put under my arm to make it go away cause it looks nasty

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like severely dry skin. Try Bag Balm. It's really for cows. I know it sounds wierd, but if the stuff can help severely chapped cow udders, then I can probably help with the skin under your arms. I've tried it because someone recommended it to my mom. It helps with all kinds of skin irritations. It has antibiotics in it as well as other medicine. Sometimes you can find it at pharmacies, because other people use it! Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    What are those little red bumps on my arm that go up to my should to my upper back?
    I have these little red bumps on my upper arm that goes all the way up to my upper back. They kind of look like little acne. They appear to centered where the hair is growing.

    What are they and how can I treat them?
    I forgot to add that they do not itch or are they painful; they are just there.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be several things:
      -if the skin surrounding these bumps is really itchy and dry it could be a sign of Rosacea
      -if this is a case see a dermatologist for treatment
      -if you can see hair growing out or black lines/dots within the bumps then it would be ingrown hairs
      -click this site for treatment http://mensfashion.about.com/od/groomingface/a/ingrownhairs.htm
      -its a form of acne
      -either see a dermatologist or click this link for at home treatments: http://acne-free-info.com/back-acne-treatment-get-rid-back-acne-cure-bacne/

      Hope this helps!

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the little dry circular patches of bumps on my skin?
    Your Question
    What are the Little red circular dry patch of bumps on my skin?
    I got a small patch of little dry bumps on my right arm then with in 3 weeks it had spread to the inside of my arms,my stomache and the back of my legs. It itchs a little but not really and it doesnt hurt, but its all over. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry, I have the same problem. It's just dry skin. Try putting some Olay lotion on it every day after you take your shower. After a couple of weeks, it should clear up.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dry skin on my arms?
    i've got loads of tiny red bumps on my arms and i really want to get rid of them. All my friends have perfect skin and i can't even wear short sleeve t-shirts anymore because people used to make fun of me. so if anyone has any idea how to get rid of it please tell me it would really help.

    • ANSWER:
      I have found some good tips in following link, It may be good for you too
      http://www.beautifulhamesha.com/Glow-your-skin.php

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you treat small skin bumps on tricept area of your arms?
    I have small dry bumps that look like pimples but arent. They dont seem to respond to any type of skin cream. Can they be treated at all?

    • ANSWER:
      oxy 10 or put some rubbing alcohol on it.

  43. QUESTION:
    Since I was a little girl i have had these little white/skin colored bumps on my upper arms?
    I am now staring to get them on my lower arm as well, My doctor said i would grow out of them as i get older, but im older now and they arent goin anywhere. Ive tried Apricot scrub and it helps a little. Does anyone know what they are and/or how to get rid of them completly?

    • ANSWER:
      I think they are blocked hair folicles...

  44. QUESTION:
    Any good remedies for the little bumps on arms?
    Ever since I was younger I have had little redish pink bumps on my arms. They feel sort of like rough skin, but are very deeply indented I believe. My mother had them and my sister has them, so I am sure they are genetic. Anyone know how to cure or resolve this problem? We've tried a few types of creams... but haven't heard any success stories of what works. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      i sometimes get little arm bumps too. i just use my face wash on them and it helps out alot. i think they will always come back though because i believe they are genetic too. hope this works for you :)

  45. QUESTION:
    clear bumps on upper back and chest what are they?
    my boyfriend has these clear bumps on his upper back and chest. when i run my hand over them it feels like a million tiny zits,and the skin has a tendancy to roll off. i can squeeze them,just like those skin bumps on your arm and stuff comes out of them.the bumps are among acne and a few blackheads and when i rubbed lotion on his back to see if it would help,it made the bumps painful for him.

    can anyone tell me what this is and how to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like clogged sweat and oil glands.

      What he should do is get one of those mitts for in the bath/shower that act like a loofa.
      Then lightly scrub those areas. Do not use too much pressure because of the acne. But a light rub should do it.

      It should help his skin regenerate more easily and stop the clogs. Will probably take some time for it to clear up.

      I used to get that sort of thing on my chest in the summer and now I have no problems!
      Good Luck!!

  46. QUESTION:
    I have dry skin that causes bumps. How can I make my skin smoother?
    My skin gets so dry and it causes bumps on the backs of my arms and legs. How do I get rid of these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      use gold bond lotion. works great.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps on my skin and is there any way to get rid of them?
    I have always had these bumps on my arms and legs that look like goosebumps, even though I'm not cold. I don't like them at all, and I want to know what they are and if there's any way to get rid of them without expensive products.

    • ANSWER:
      No, they aren't eruptions or a disease, but are a characteristic of the skin, like a chicken that is plucked. Goosebumps are caused by spontaneous muscle contraction around hair follicles.

  48. QUESTION:
    What can i do to cure theses bumps on my skin?
    Ever since i was really young, i have had small fine bumps on my arms and legs. I need to know if there is a way that i can get rid of them at home without going to the doctor. Like some lotions, or other exfoliators or something! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have them on the tops of my arms, i have never got rid of them completely but i found that exfoliating (i use exfoliating gloves) every few days and moisturizing every day has improved the appearance so much i feel allot more confident about wearing strappy tops now :)

  49. QUESTION:
    What are these weird red bumps on my arms?
    I have these weird little red bumps on my arms, they are not pimples. It runs in my family, my sister has it also. I've had it my entire life. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      What you have is Keratosis Pilaris or chicken skin. Keratosis Pilaris is caused by over growths of dead skin over the hair follicle. The quickest and easy fix is a chemical exfoliant (for example a Glycol based one that you would use on your face) or even a physical exfoliant will clear it up in as little as three weeks. Enjoy your clear skin!


skin bumps on arm

Red Rash

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of red rash on face after shaving?
    In the last month or so, every single time I shave I am left with a red rash on both sides of my face where my side burns are. I use new razors, I wait a few days between shaving. I use moisturizer and colloidal silver and the redness goes down slightly but it returns after every shave.

    Does anybody know what this rash is caused by? What can I do to prevent this?

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin is probably sensitive, do you have much hair growth on your face? razors can irritate more and therefore leave your skin sore and red, try an electric shaver, they tend to be smoother and less aggressive towards your skin. keep applying the moisturiser, also don't apply anything to your face straight after shaving that may irritate it further such as aftershave

  2. QUESTION:
    What is causing a red rash and hair loss under my dogs legs?
    There is a red rash under my dogs back right leg. He licks at it and it doesn't seem to be improving over the last week.

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas, mange, dermatitis--pick one.

      If you cannot afford to take him to a vet, you may want to try some home remedies at the site below.

      A couple of items that are harmless but can help: apple cider vinegar vinegar spray, washing with baking soda/water solution, adding a little oil to the diet (peanut preferably--helps dry skin).

      Hope this helps.

  3. QUESTION:
    My ferret has a red rash with a black dot popping out?
    My five year old female ferret has a red rash with a black dot coming out of the middle of it on her back. I found it yesterday while I gave her a bath. It seems that the black dot appeared today though unless I missed it yesterday. Please help me out from experience or knowledge and don't tell me to go to the vet because if I could then I would, but my parents won't let me unless she appears actualy sick or something.

    Thank you, Damon
    Serious please.

    • ANSWER:
      Boy oh boy do you have the wrong pet if you're not willing to take her to the vet, or even if you're going to wait on her to "appear sick" (ferrets will avoiding acting sick by instinct, and with many illnesses that don't act odd until it's getting to be too late).
      I'm not a vet, I can not see your ferret, and no one vet or not can diagnose your ferret online.
      It could be anything from a harmless blackhead (doubting it due to the "rash), to early signs of adrenal (and catching it early can save your ferret's life- She's the right age for it to be a concern). At the very least CALL the vet- A phone call is free.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do I get this red rash when I get an infection?
    Every time I get sick with some type of infection whether it be a sinus infection, ear infection or my latest-a GI bug (nausea, headache, fever and chills)-I get a red rash on my neck chest, abdomen and back. It is red and slightly raised and a little warm. It does not itch, and it is patchy. After a day or two it fades and sometimes peels a bit. I have had this phenomenon for 10-15 years whenever I get sick. Doctors seem to think it is due to the fever associated with the infection. Has anyone ever heard of this, or experienced this?

    • ANSWER:
      the rash is probably due to your body telling you there is something wrong..The infection has to react some how so it comes in a rash....My mom has cancer and didn't know it for years until she started to get hives all over her body...That as a way here body showed there is something wrong...

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you heal the red rashes on both sides of the nose permanently?
    I got these red rashes a few years ago, but at the moment they seem to be getting worse and more stubborn to get rid off than before. They actually feel itchy, tight, irritated and red. Plus, it also stings! Are there any methods to get rid of them permanently? I've used Hydrocortisone and Clotrimaderm to deal with them. They have helped but as soon as I stop using them these rashes show up again and are more stubborn than ever!

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  6. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my pet dog's red rash on her tummy?
    Koda had just delivered a litter of 4 puppies almost 4 weeks ago. Because of the weather (we live in a tropical island in the Pacific), we brought mommy and pups into our home and keep them in the laundry room with newspaper pages spread out on the floor. Koda developed a red rash on her belly and around her breast about a week ago. The rash started out like little specs of tiny red dots but now the skin color where the rash are look dark and it almost appears to look like eczema. Some parts of her skin are cracked just like the sympton of eczema but not too badly. She doesn't seem to be itching. I would like to apply a topical cream but I am afraid the cream will harm the puppies when they nurse from their mother. I should also tell you that the puppies do not have the rash. I am only guessing that her rash could be a result of the ink from the newspaper or a result from the change of food from Beneful to Pedigree. Does anyone have a safe remedy for mommy and puppies?

    • ANSWER:
      Most likely this rash could be caused from the mother nurse feeding her pups which can irritate the breasts and stomach from constant rub and sucking. I'm not sure what type of topiccal cream you could use on her, I know Bag Balm is a wonderful product but I'm not aware of the animal safety if it were ingested. Maybe applying it at night and putting her in some type of clothing that will prevent the pups from suckling at night? Anyway, good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I get my face clear of a red rash!!?
    It's kinda like baby zits but it's more of a light red rash on both my cheeks. My skins ruff lol.. Or my cheeks anyways. What kind of homemade things can I do?
    Put Vaseline at night?
    Put conditioner on checks and leave them there?
    Put lotion ? (what kind)
    Any ideas would be great ! Thanks!

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  8. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of that red rash above my lips from my cold?
    After I have a cold usually, I get like a red rash above my upper lip from rubbing tissues and stuff. It sometimes burns, I'm going back to school soon so how do I get rid of it?Thanks!
    please help, it looks really red =/
    GET BEST ANSWER!
    Please does vaseline work?

    • ANSWER:
      when you get colds, i suggest you use those Kleenex tissues with lotion in them, they irritate your skin a lot less. Also, you could use those decongestant sprays that leave your nose unblocked and not runny for like 10 hours.. check with your doctor first though. if that's not possible you could try those menthol sticks you inhale..

      vaseline works great for anything.. right now put some above your lip all the time especially before you go to bed, a couple of days and you'll see a difference.

      for future reference, right when you get a cold start applying vaseline above your lip so to keep the area well moisturized throughout your cold and so when it passes you won't have this issue anymore

  9. QUESTION:
    I've just shaved my Pubic hair for the first time and have developed a red rash around the pubic area?
    I'm 16, male and have just shaved my pubic hair for the first time, a few hours later i saw a red rash down there. I have heard that this could be ingrowing hairs. Will this happen every time i shave them or will my body get used to it? Are there any techniques to making sure that this doesn't happen again? I used my Mach 3 razor Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you use lots of shaving creme/lathered soap on the wet pubic hair whilst shaving. Then rinse and put some baby oil onto wet skin before drying with a towel.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do I have a red rash under my arms?
    I have this red rash under my arms. It isn't all over my arm pit; it just looks like it's in a circular shape surrounding the center of my arm pit, and sometimes it flakes. I use tom's aluminum-free apricot-scented deodorant. Is it the deodorant that's causing the problem? If so, what other deodorant should I use to get rid of this rash?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be that you are having a reaction to your deodorant. Try using a deodorant for sensitive skin. I used to get a rash from my deodorant, and then I switched to Secret pH balanced, and I haven't gotten one since.
      My friend also uses Dove for sensitive skin. You might want to try that.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can red rashes take forever to clear up on your face?
    I have a red rash that goes my top lip goes all the around my right hand side of my mouth.its sore and dry and for me
    Embarrassing.

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  12. QUESTION:
    When you have little red rashes on ur chest and back?
    My dad has noticed he has little red rashes on his chest and on his back.
    I have tryed to look it up but i still have no idea what it is.We thought it was from the hotel bed we where staying at but me or mom mom never got it.
    He works in the heat all day and sweats.They are not painful.But they kinda itch.
    Any idea what it is.Please help, also is there any way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      If he was out in the heat it might be heat rash. Heat rash begins with excessive perspiration, usually in a hot, humid environment. The ducts from the sweat glands in the skin become blocked. This causes the sweat to leak into the surrounding tissue, causing irritation and redness. You may feel the prickly, or stinging, sensation that gives this condition its name.

      What is the treatment for heat rash?

      Most prickly heat rashes heal on their own. The following steps can help relieve symptoms.
      Start by removing or loosening clothing and move into a cool, shady spot.
      Let the skin air-dry instead of using towels.
      If the skin is irritable when touched, calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream may be used,
      Avoid ointments or other lotions because they can irritate the skin.

      The following tips can help prevent future episodes of the rash:
      Dress in as few clothes as possible during hot weather. Cotton is great and it lets your skin breathe
      Keep the skin cool and dry.
      Keep the sleeping area cool.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a hot red rash?
    I am 22 and never had a heat rash this bad before now sitting her I am feeling hot and itchy with red rash over my body have not scratched, thought it make it worse. I do wash and wear clean clothes I have washed like 4 times to day trying to cool down. Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it?

    I have not changed my diet, wash powder or shower gel blah blah blah. So if anyone has any ideas please help.
    Thank you :P

    • ANSWER:
      A heat rash will generally resolve in 4-7 days but it can be very uncomfortable. Cold compresses, corn starch, aloe gel are all good. If it is bad a benadryl can be helpful. Don't wear nylon but wear cotton and change out of clothing after exercise or swimming to not lock in sweat.

      Meditator
      Heat Rash Info
      http://www.itchyskinrash.net/how-to-get-rid-of-heat-rash.html

  14. QUESTION:
    What dose it mean when your butt crack has a red rash?
    just wondering what dose it mean wen your butt crack has a bad red rash and on the side cheeks what dose it mean is it normal or what causes the infection?

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  15. QUESTION:
    Why do i get burning red rashes on my calf's after running?
    Why do i get burning red rashes on my calf's after running?

    The rashes tend to flare up when I work out, and than disappear in a day or two if I stop exercising. Why do i get them, what are they, and how can I stop them from appearing without ceasing my exercise activities?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I HATE it when that happens b/c it's like being allergic to working out, which in a way you are.

      What happens is when you haven't worked out for awhile all of the capillaries fill with blood when you start your run. The expanding of the capillaries is interpreted by your brain as itching and will go away once you calm down and the capillaries go back to normal.

      It should get better the more you work out. However, if you ever have difficulty breathing or begin to break out in hives you need to stop and see a Dr.

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of a red rash on my face?
    So, a few months ago on holiday i had bad acne on my forehead( gone away now-im 13). My cousin gave me this face wash ( clean and clear face scrub), i went a little over board with it and started using it all over my face. i was scrubbing and scrubbing and like a week later ( still on holiday) my skin started peeling on my cheeks. Where it peeled my skin was very white( im indian) and the rest was just tanned. I got back to england and wherever my skin didnt peel there is this very visible red rash and ive had it for 9 months and its not going away, and whenever i put moisturiser it just burns! HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Does a red rash on your penis mean you have an STD?
    I haven't had any sexual activity for 10 months and now just recently developed a small red rash on my penis... Is there any chance at all that I have an STD?

    • ANSWER:
      "Is there any chance at all" that you have an STD...

      Yes.

      It probably more likely that you have a friction burn from excessive masturbation, but it could be an STD.

      Go get tested.

  18. QUESTION:
    White bump with red rash surrounding it on three year old?
    On Thursday evening I noticed a white bump with a red rash surrounding it on my three year old. I marked it (to see if it would get any worse) and it has not gotten bigger but tonight I noticed it a little bit more red. Her doctors office is closed for the weekend but there is always the ER...What can it be (spider bite) and should I worry enough to take her to the ER? Also, she has not complained about it hurting or even notices it there....Does anyone have an idea of what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a bite to me, does you doctor have after hours clinic?

  19. QUESTION:
    what is this red rash that's suddenly appeared on lower leg?
    This is in regards to my husband. He had knee surgery 9 yrs ago and now has a red rash that's suddenly appeared on that same lower leg. It feels warm to the touch, like there's heat underneath the surface of the skin. And then the next day, he said it had swelled up a little. He didn't hit his leg on anything so nothing's happened recently to cause this. But what could it be related to?

    • ANSWER:
      something related to a schlong probably...

  20. QUESTION:
    Weird red rash around my mouth especially the corners?
    For a while now I've had this red rash around my mouth. It doesn't itch or burn. It's mostly in the corners of my mouth. It has flaky skin when I wake up that I wash off. It seems to be spreading somewhat. What is this and how do I stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called like scurvy. i kinda have it right now too. just put maybe vasiline or chapstick on it and drink orange juice.

  21. QUESTION:
    18 month old daughter has a red warm rash all over her face and it is getting worse. What is it?
    My daughter woke up last Thursday with small red rash on her left cheek. It has gotten worse over the last few days. It has spread to her entire face and I noticed small red blotches on the back of her neck, creeping down her back. The rash is warm to touch and very very red. The rash doesnt seem to be bothering her but it is very concerning. What is wrong with my baby?

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  22. QUESTION:
    why do I get red rashes on my lower legs after hiking?
    I get red rashes along the line of my socks and up the calves especially at the back. The rashes last for a few days before fading and look very unsightly. Is this something to do with heat?

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  23. QUESTION:
    What is this red rash on my jawline?
    I have a red rash on my jawline and sometimes it's brighter and sometimes it get hot and it also sometimes gets itchy. Do you know what this is?

    • ANSWER:
      my brother get the exact same thing, its acid ,if you eat alot of meat then thats what happens. put chapstick on it.

  24. QUESTION:
    when i cry why does a red rash come up on my arms?
    I dont know why this is but when i cry a red rash appears on both on my arms a red rash & then it goes away after a while what is this? & why?

    • ANSWER:
      petechiae

      Look up this condition and see if it might be that.

      Here's a site with some questions and answer on it and you can relate if you've have any other symptoms these folks have had.

      http://www.medhelp.org/forums/FamilyPractice/messages/670.html

  25. QUESTION:
    Why are there red rashes on the tip of the penis if i haven't been sexually active?
    I have never been sexually active, but i do share drinks at parties if that matters. 3 days ago i notice a little red rash scattered over just my penis head, now it looks like dry skin flakes and shrivel y. what could this be? I am not circumcised if that matters.

    • ANSWER:
      An accurate diagnosis is necessary in order to help an infected person know what to expect and know how to treat their infections in order to control outbreaks and live in the best health possible.

  26. QUESTION:
    Why does my cousin have this red rash?
    Okay, my cousin is ten years old, and she has this red rash all over her body. My aunt thinks she might be alergic to red dye or strawberries. Can anybody help? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      take her to the doctors asap!

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do i have a red rash near my nose?
    well hey everyone
    so recently i have been having this weird red rash near my nose
    it is bumpy and dried
    so i thought to myself that the possibilities are

    my moisturizer that i put on at night before i sleep
    the lemon and sugar exfoliation

    Those are my thoughts.
    can someone else come up with any other explanation?

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  28. QUESTION:
    I have a red rash under my left breast, could I have shingles in that area?
    I noticed a red rash area under my left breast, it burns, but no pain. I thought it might be from perspiring, but it's been cool out. Can you get shingles under the breast? Yes, I have had chicken pox before. I am 67 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not think that shingles presents itself with a burning sensation. It is a deep nerve pain, but it can start out feeling like a spider bite. Unless you have the terrible pain, it probably isn'ts shingles, although the fact that the rash is only on one side is shingle-like.

      If your immune system has been suppressed from lack of sleep, a cold, or anything else, then shingles might be a possibility, but it usually does not flare under normal conditions.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does a red rash on your penis mean an STD?
    I haven't had any sexual activity for 10 months and now just recently developed a small red rash on my penis... Is there any chance at all that I have an STD?

    • ANSWER:
      It's more likely you've been masturbating a bit too rough.

  30. QUESTION:
    My pitbull has a red rash and losing hair what is wrong with?
    I have a pit that is 16 months and he started to get a bright red rash around his legs and he is starting to lose hair around his ears and on his face and he is also Itching really bad, does anyone know what is wrong with him?
    Also we have already taken him to the vet and they gave use pills they worked for awile but then he got the rash again and he started to itch even more and lost a lot more hair so we took him back to the vet got more pills and about to be taking him to the bet for a third time tomorrow

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Red rashes on palms and between fingures that itch?
    My daughter has the red rashes already for 5 days and I dont know what to do cause we cant get the doctor right now. And nobody else has gotten it yet. Please explain what it is and how to cure it and what to do. Thank You!
    She is 2 years old.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    19 month old with red rash extending up the arm?
    The child I babysit's mom just called me and told me that her 19 month old has a red rash that is extending up her arm; all the way up to her armpit. I told her mom that she hasn't been around anything unusual, hasn't eaten anything unusual, etc. Any ideas on what it could be?? As the childcare provider, I also want to make sure she's not being exposed to anything that could cause harm to this little girl.

    • ANSWER:
      Get the baby to a doctor, anytime a rash moves towards the heart it is a bad sign.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Red rashes?
    2 days ago, i waxed my legs all by myself. But now ive got these realllyy visible red rashes. What should i do to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Your skin is irritated. Get some over the counter hydrocortisone cream and do what the instructions say. Your rashes should be gone soon.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is this red rash/skin all over my dog?
    What is my dog suffering from? He has a bright red rash all over his skin. He has been itching his stomach and has some hair loss where he has been licking and itching. He is not too uncomfortable, it just looks terrible. He has had it for about two months.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see the vet. He can test for mange. It might be flea allergy. It could even be a food allergy. The vet can give you meds to help. Good luck

  35. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my red rash?
    my heat rash, unlike other people when im nervous or anxious i break out into a really red rash across my chest and now down my arms
    how do i prevent it from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      I use calomine lotion.

  36. QUESTION:
    Red rash around inner thigh and genital area?
    I have this red rash around my thighs and genital area. It's only very mild, and doesn't feel too itchy or sore or anything like that, but it doesn't seem to go away ever. I think it's possibly from heat and sweat, and it also seems to get worse wearing pads during periods. Any advice on how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a heat rash (ouch). Do you wear nylon or non-natural material underwear as this makes it worse. Even tight jeans etc. Well the worsening during your periods is with your issue going to get worse as it gets more moisture and rubbing from the pad. Try using pure cotton underwear and using natural unscented soap.
      Please visit your doctor or chemist to ask about treatment for the condition as you do not need to put up with it.
      As well chronic rashes can become infected which then leads to a further problem.

  37. QUESTION:
    Red rash around inner thigh and genital area?
    I have this red rash around my thighs and genital area. It's only very mild, and doesn't feel too itchy or sore or anything like that, but it doesn't seem to go away ever. I think it's possibly from heat and sweat, and it also seems to get worse wearing pads during periods. Any advice on how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's called heat rash. You need to try to keep dry there, so using gold bond powder can help. I am not sure about putting it directly on your privates though, but for sure on your thighs and the crease area where your leg meets your body. Wash frequently and dry thoroughly. Change your underwear after working out or any other time you get sweaty. Try to air out whenever you can.

  38. QUESTION:
    I am 33week pregnant and have non itchy red rashes which vary in size over my abdomen an back. What is this?
    I have small red rashes varying in size from the size of a pea to a 50pence coin, they are non itchy and are dotted around my abdomen and back. I am 33weeks pregnant? Anyone have any idea what this is? Any help much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like 'PUPPP'.

      Its a common pregnancy related skin condition that first time mums get. I had it bad with our first baby, but mine was extremely itchy and I needed cream off the DR.

      You should have it seen to though, as it could be something else.
      ..

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I help reduce the swelling of a rash overnight?
    I have a bad red rash, and I am playing sports tomoro. And I need to no how can I reduce the sweelling of my rash bye tomoro?

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrocortizone cream. It will have that rash down in to time at all.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is this red and bumpy and itchy rash on my legs?
    Theres a large red rash on my innner thighs. Its just a huge cluster of red and bumps. Its incredibly itchy and slightly burns. The area that is red and bumpy is also stiff. Please any information would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be heat rash or jock itch or some other kind of rash. There are so many different causes of rashes that it is very difficult to narrow down any specific cause of one. Common categories of rash are:

      scaly patches of skin not caused by infection,
      scaly patches of skin produced by fungal or bacterial infection,
      red, itchy bumps or patches over the body, such as on the chest and back.

      Although rashes are seldom dangerous, self-diagnosis is not usually a good idea. Proper evaluation of a skin rash requires a visit to a doctor or other health-care professional. Check these sites for good information and you may be able to figure out what is going on.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/rash/article.htm
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016s

      It may be a heat rash. Heat rash develops when your sweat ducts become blocked and perspiration is trapped under your skin. Symptoms range from superficial blisters to deep, red lumps. Some forms of heat rash can be intensely itchy or prickly feeling.

      Heat rash usually goes away on its own. Severe forms of heat rash may need medical care, but the best way to relieve symptoms is to cool your skin and prevent sweating.

      Read about heat rash here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heat-rash/DS01058

      Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that affects the skin of your genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.

      Read about jock itch here.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/jock-itch/DS00490

  41. QUESTION:
    I have a red rash right around where my testicles are.?
    I have a red rash right around where my testicals are. It is sorta spotted and has different bunches of reddish areas running around that area. Slight reddish area running over to my leg and stops around stomach area. What is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection, or Jock Itch.

      There's a cream for that.

  42. QUESTION:
    I pierced my eyebrows and now due to some allergy all around my eyes there are red rashes. What should i do?
    After i pierced my eyebrows, it swelled a lot..now the swelling has decreased but due to some freakish allergy, red rashes are all around my eyes. What should i do? Do they leave scars?

    • ANSWER:
      Start with the obvious remove the thing(s) causing the allergy. After that take benadryl 50mg every 4-6hrs as directed on the label. If you develop any shortness of breath, abd pain, faint or dizziness then it's time for a visit to the ER so you can get some more powerful meds. No they don't leave scars but at the current moment that should be the least of your concerns.

  43. QUESTION:
    What to use for a horrible diaper rash on a toddler?
    My 19 month old baby girl has a horrible horrible red rash she's had it for 2 days. She screams and cries when I try to change her diaper it's so bad. What can I use to cure this already. I been using decitin and it's not doing anything. Plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know where you are but we have an awesome product here called "Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment" which has paw paw/papaya extract and which does wonders for nappy rash. It comes in a red pot and I smother it on my daughter's nappy rash (she's lucky to not get it much but had a really awful bout of it once and this stuff knocked it on the head in 2 days, no pain after a few hours). It's fantastic stuff but the doctor will also have good products, or you can always talk to your pharmacist as they usually know some good products. Also try to keep her nappy off as much as possible and give her air time on her bottom, it'll help it to heal more quickly. And when you bathe her, don't use any soap at all, just plain, tepid to warm, water. Good luck, it's horrible for both mums and kids.

      edit: Oksana, I think you mean cornstarch. Yes, you can use this and it's now recommended instead of talcum powder. It will dry the area out though depending on how bad the rash is, you might also need some antiseptic agent in a proper nappy rash cream.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have this red rash on my arm that itches really badly what is it?
    I just got this big red rash on my upper arm that itches. I have been on the computer for a while and I did not feel a bug bite me or anything. I did not see bugs either. All of a sudden, my arm starts to itch and I have this huge redish rash that itches like crazy. If something bit me what was it? And, why didn't I feel anything when it bit me?
    It just started to sting really bad too.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, no sweetie, sounds like you have been bit by a spider. you should have a doctor look at it as soon as you can. On the other hand, it could be a vampire (lol). just joking on the vampire. seriously, it could be anything from the other day. But I know for sure, you can't feel a spider bite when it does bite you. Don't wait too long to see a doctor, but oif it got sightly better tomorrow maybe you don't need to see a doctor. (for all I know you may be crawling on the wall too tomorrow (lol))

  45. QUESTION:
    what would casue a rash around the mouth from drooling at night?
    This red rash will not heal for anything. Dentist mentioned Vitiman B. Mouth is open at ngiht and where my mom drools is where the rash continues to appear.

    • ANSWER:
      The saliva in a human mouth is slightly acid...its not a rash..its a chemical burn.Treat it with burn medicine.

  46. QUESTION:
    What would cause a bumpy red rash on a 1 yr old?
    my daughter has a bumpy red rash that is all over her legs.. The bumps are scattered all over her body but they are primarily on her legs.. The area around the bumps is patchy and red. I'm pretty worried. Any thoughts?
    We do not currently have health insurance due to a job change and we have to wait 3 months to get it so that's why I am on here looking for some answers. Anything helps.. Thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      take her to the doctor. It could be eczema, or contact dermatitis- or something MUCH worse.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I shave around my my bikini area without getting a rash?
    I've been shaving around my bikini area for a while now and every time I get this painful red rash all around the area. I just wondered if there was anyway I could shave that would prevent this, or a particular cream or lotion.
    Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      You will always get a shaving rash from a razor (same with waxing)no matter what creams or razor you use, then there is the prickle of regrowth due to the ends of the hair being sharper & thicker. I gave up shaving my bikini line & now use a hair removal cream - same as I use on my upper lip, it is easy to use & takes no more than about 10 minutes to work. The creams are available in supermarkets as well as pharmacies & well worth the cost.
      Just be careful not to touch the hair on yr head untill you have washed with soap to remove any residue on yr hands.

  48. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of the rash on my nose?
    Every summer I get a red rash on my nose that looks like acne but it's not, it's just many tiny/medium sized red bumps especially on the tip of my nose. I don't know how to get rid of it and it just breaks out randomly and won't go away. This year, it seems to have started after I was outside in the sun one day and got worse everyday after that. My acne medicine doesn't help it and my Aveeno moisturizer seems to have made it worse over night. I also use a Neutrogena Adult Acne Treatment set every other night to help my breaking out and get rid of my old acne scars and was wondering if that could possibly help or make it worse. Any ideas how I could clear this up because it seems like it may be spreading to my cheeks a little as well. I'm pretty sure it's not rosacea but I'm not sure. I've been to a dermatologist (for my acne) and she never identified me as having any signs of rosacea. Any ideas are much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      try proactive

  49. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my hand rash at home?
    I have a red rash on my hands and rists. It doesn't itch or hurt expect when i wash my hands it sorda hurts a little kinda feels like sunburn but only on my left wrist where it seems to be the worst at. I don't notice it to much until i wash my hands then it seems to get redder and hurt a little. What is it? And is there anything i can do to get rid of it? I'd rather not see the doctor but if i must then i will.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello ALLOR
      First change the soap you are using,you might be allergic to it.Then put some mois
      turizing cream on your hands,the most neutral one you can find,and to make it go deep into your skin wear gloves on top of the cream,Yes I know the gloves are not in season but they will keep the
      cream on your hands.If all this does not work (2 days at the most) see your doc


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