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Topical Iodine for Cysts

Fri, 23 Sep 16 09:19:58 -0700
Posted by Carolanne (Maryland) on 09/22/2016
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I am so surprised that the section on CYSTS did not list Iodine as a remedy! Iodine tincture (commonly a 2% liquid in an alcohol/water solution, found at smaller pharmacies) has a emulsifying effect on the waxy, oily substance inside common dermal cysts. Much like a warm compress would, iodine emulsifies the substance inside the cyst, making it thinner and less viscous so that it can be reabsorbed by the body.

I've had several sebaceous cysts on my scalp and, although dousing them with rubbing alcohol helps a bit, I found that iodine painted on with a Q-Tip works very quickly to shrink the cyst without having to squeeze it and break the skin (which opens you up to infection).

Iodine tincture comes in a tiny dark-colored bottle ad it found at smaller pharmacies; the big box stores are more likely to have a larger bottle (3-4 oz) of povidone iodine solution, which is more dilute but should be effective as well. The added bonus is, these solutions are powerful antibacterials (even against the dreaded MRSA) and are used in hospitals.

 Re: Would Citric Acid Work As Well As ACV for Cherry Nevus Removal?

Fri, 23 Sep 16 09:15:44 -0700
Posted by Joese (Australia) on 09/22/2016

Hi. Here is what I have experienced with some moles I had on my tummy. I was spreading some 'black salve' twice a day, on the area for other reasons than to get rid of some harmless moles which happened to be there. To my surprise, the moles started to go black and drop off.

I have since been told that Black Salve is not very nice stuff. However, for what it is worth, it worked for this so if you are interested in perhaps trying it, give it a go for a while. - do not continue using it beyond the stage where the moles drop off. It can be very corrosive and could cause damage if continued.

 Re: Seeking Supplement Advice for Neck Issues

Fri, 23 Sep 16 09:15:28 -0700
Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 09/23/2016

Michael, any tip re the name of the product, as I would be interested. I'm in Australia. Tku.

 Re: Need Remedies for Myoclonic Seizures in Child From Traumatic Brain Injury

Fri, 23 Sep 16 09:15:14 -0700
Posted by Waltz (India) on 09/22/2016

Hi Sheetal,

One of the ways traumatic brain injury is treated is by taking massive doses of Omega-3 oil. Ideally, it should be started as soon as injury occurs but you can try it nevertheless. It has to be a higher dose now particularly because it has been 3 years since the brain injury.

Take 2000 mg of EPA/DHA (EPA and DHA are the two types of Omega 3 oil) three times a day. When you buy a Omega 3 capsule, look at the label and ensure total quantity of EPA+DHA adds up to 2000 mg. Stay at it for 2 weeks atleast. If there are no improvements in any way, increase to 3000 mg three times a day (total of 9000mg per day) and administer this dose for 1 week.

If there are improvements, halve the dose to 1000 mg three times a day. You can also stay at the higher dose even longer if improvements are there, but not significant enough.

Hope this helps.


  Re: Oil Pulling With Dentures?

Thu, 22 Sep 16 16:06:40 -0700
Posted by Dawn (Ia) on 09/22/2016

I would have her start. There is still a lot of toxins and bacteria in the mouth. Even with dentures.

  Re: Daughter With Brain Tumor

Thu, 22 Sep 16 15:26:29 -0700
Posted by Dia (Tampa Fl) on 09/22/2016

I need a help for my daughter with brain tumor she had 2 brain surgeries and the tumor came back please I avoid chemo and radiation and even surgery too much for her please help me what I should do?

Apple Cider Vinegar Flattening Plantar Fibroma

Thu, 22 Sep 16 15:23:38 -0700
Posted by Susan (Cinti. Oh) on 09/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for Plantar Fibroma

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for a week now - everyday. I soak a cotton ball and tape it on to the Fibroma. I leave it in place over night and then replace it in the morning.

At first it just peels. Then it gets darker. Then it turns black.

It's at the point that continuing gets pretty painful but, it is flatter!

I will now stop doing it for a few days so I'll be able to wear normal shoes for an upcoming event. Once that's over I will start up again.

Given that there just aren't that many options it's worth a try. Hope this helps somebody else dealing with Plantar Fibroma.

  Re: Hand Wipes for Blepharitis

Thu, 22 Sep 16 15:15:41 -0700
Posted by Pat (Ca) on 09/20/2016

I too have been struggling with blepharitis for 6 months. I was put on many different steroid ointments which produced much more eyelid swelling and inflimation all around my eye down to my cheek. I was given erythromyacin 2 weeks ago. How long did it take to start working?

Seeking Supplements and Natural Remedies for Eye Retraction

Thu, 22 Sep 16 15:07:46 -0700
Posted by Arlene (Berkeley, Ca) on 09/20/2016

Looking for a natural remedy for eye retraction.

I had euthyroid graves and was in complete remission for 10 years. Unfortunately, an osteopath for many years worked on my eye which than retriggered the eye problems.

 Re: Need Remedies for Myoclonic Seizures in Child From Traumatic Brain Injury

Thu, 22 Sep 16 13:32:25 -0700
Posted by Art (California ) on 09/22/2016

Shital (India),

I can't begin to understand what your son and your family are going through, but this sounds very difficult to say the least.

The two things that are frequently mentioned in regards to seizures and protection of neurons is melatonin and the amino acid taurine. Both have very good safety profiles and are usually easy to obtain and reasonably priced. These both are protective of the brain as well as other organs and may be worth discussing with your doctor.

Here are links to studies and abstracts of both in relation to seizures that you can print or email to your doctor for review.:


Need Remedies for Myoclonic Seizures in Child From Traumatic Brain Injury

Thu, 22 Sep 16 12:45:46 -0700
Posted by Shital (India) on 09/22/2016


My son Arjun at 2.5 yrs age ( on 26th sept 2013) was diagnosed with Ganglio Neuroblastoma (a type tumor cancer ) in the left abdominal cavity. He got operated in January 2013 after 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Post operative, 4 hrs he got a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated after 20mins. He went in coma and was put on ventilator. This resulted in TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. The MRI shows that he has got hypoxic ischemic brain damages in the white matter.He was put on tracheostomy after 12 days. He came out of coma after 12 days. He was fed by RT (ryles tube-nasal feeding tube) .Due to HIE he got Dystonia. He is on meds - Baclofen 5mg and Pacitane 2mg to control it. After 3 months, since June 2013 he started getting small convulsions. The EEG is grossly abnormal and shows myoclonic seizures which were mainly due to sensitivity to any kind of sound.They ranged from 45 -50 per day. He is not able to have sound sleep as he has jerks during sleep.He is on meds- Sodium valporate 200, Lamotrigene 50 and nitrazepam 5 and multivitamins. For 1.5 years (2013 dec-march 2015) he was on ketogenic diet but he did not respond successfully to this diet. After that we stopped this diet and shifted him on homemade food. (no powder or synthetic food).Today after 3.5 yrs he is still on tracheostomy & Rt feeds. He is 6.5 yrs age now, weigth 18 kg. He is completely out of cancer.He doesn't follow commands but moves his hands and legs. Cannot walk and talk. He responds very well to sound or when we call him, by moving his neck and eyes.He recognizes all the family members by smiling. Listens to music, rhymes, stories and responds by smiling. He cries when he is hungry or in pain. We do physiotherapy regularly.

After searching on the internet we found that CBD oil is good for clonic tonic seizures, so gave him Chorlettes Web CBD oil(Everyday Advance 5000mg) after contacting and following Realm of Caring Foundation, Colorado Springs guidelines for dosages. We started the oil on 2nd Aug 2016 and within 3 weeks the seizures increased and were completely of new type. He started getting convulsions in which he laughs loudly and raises his hands high up in the air. This continues for 2mins and 10-15 nos in a day. Through out the day he had other seizures30-40 nos. Immediately after contacting experts at Realm of Caring and our Pediatric Epitologist, we decided to stop the oil. Now they have reduced to 5-6 big ones in a day. He has 25-40 small episodes continuously after he gets up from sleep in which he will have jerks to his neck and turn it upwards back and roll his eyes up wide open.

We tried to wean him off the Rt and start oral feeding, but due to the anti convulsant drugs he has developed oral sensitivity and bleeding red gums. He is not able to deal with the food in the mouth and tracheostomy secretions, which usually results in coughing and aspiration.We feel that the seizures are mainly responsible for his partial vegetative state. Seizure control will lead to brain development. The medications are not much of a help. Please help and suggest remedies to control his seizures. Thank you very much in advance.

  Re: Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure

Thu, 22 Sep 16 12:39:18 -0700
Posted by Rose (South England) on 09/22/2016

Please do NOT go on any beta-blockers. I was left on that drug for 7 years, and it finished my legs. I have M.E. and apparently, it was the worst drug to be put on.

Would Citric Acid Work As Well As ACV for Cherry Nevus Removal?

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:35:04 -0700
Posted by Mark (Stl, Mo) on 09/22/2016

Being poor as well as having a cherry nevus mole that I constantly accidentally scratch and irritate, I would like to know if crushed vitamin-C tabs (citric acid) would work as well as Apple Cider Vinegar? Already have the citric acid and would have no other use for ACV for the few teaspoons I would use. It's the acidity that we're all after anyways isn't it? Obviously if I had a dime to my name, I would pay some overpriced quasi-physician so she could then pay for their overpriced magic wand, er, highly specialized medical device to burn slash freeze slash electrocute the thing off. I digress, is citric acid the same as ACV??

20 Years of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:30:56 -0700
Posted by Keturah (Nm) on 09/22/2016

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to post my experience with this awful condition disease, I didn't know why I was getting these painful boils in my buttocks that was my teen years I was so embarrassed I couldnt talk to anyone about it. I thought I had hemorrhoids, which was crazy to me, I used Neosporin and magically they went away fast forward to after graduation I got my first of many cyst on my lower back...I continue to get these painful cyst on my upper back as my husband as pointed out my scars are in the shape of my bra I guess I sweat in these areas.

When I was pregnant with my son who is now 8 yrs old, I was finally told of what I have and there's no cure, I've been on antibiotics which to me sometimes helps but if anything they can bring the cyst to a head and I drain it, it's a thick pus that comes out and blood...there's instant relief no more pain, no more pressure. But I don't want to take antibiotics my whole life. I do notice I get one around my cycle, I've have had one under my armpit which sent me to the ER...worst experience ever!! I remember screaming out in pain as it was landed. I've been told I'm a very attractive lady I was married before and now remarried my ex was very supportive of this condition, and my husband now is just as supportive if not more, but I will say this disease has made me feel so ugly, my back is completely scarred from years of cyst, I can't wear certain tops or clothes. I didn't have to deal with the cyst in the groin area until now. I have a peppermint size cyst near the buttocks area it's so painful Imy having trouble walking, I feel hopeless right now. This condition is no joke!! I thought It would be a deal breaker when I found myself single again and I needed to tell my NOW husband what I was diagnosed with.

I truly believe it's connected to my hormones and that can be connected to my diet. I really just have to make some changes in my diet...I will be more disciplined with my apple cider vinegar drinking and really taking all night shade veggies out my diet, I will diligently take my turmeric no more alcohol no sugar or caffeine use my tea tree oil and buy organic protein and fruit and veggies no more gluten...I'm so (*beepin*) sick of this (*beep*) condition oh I plan on getting some zinc today. God please help us all who suffer...I really wanted to vent! I'm 37 and this has been going on since I was 17.

  Re: Borax Side Effects

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:27:50 -0700
Posted by Patty (Texas) on 09/22/2016

Borax water. I would like to know more about your cleansing symptoms. I started drinking 1/8 tsp per liter. I noticed improvements in facial skin, healing, leg pain, and knees not popping the first week.

HOWEVER - Day 6, I became immediately nauseous and very hot while volunteering (planting flowers). I had to leave after 2 hours because it happened 3 times. Then I had to make a trip to the bathroom-very loose evacuation. Was wondering if the magnesium supplement they suggested while drinking borax water may have had more punch than normal from the Borax. I was dumping water on myself to help cool down and since I was with a bunch of older women, joked that it must be my first hot flash that I've been warned about for the past 5 years. (I'm almost 50).

What symptoms did you incur? And is 6 weeks a standard time table? I have no idea what to expect. I'm very tired

  Steroid Creams for Granuloma Annulare

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:27:09 -0700
Posted by Dana (Lloydminster, Alberta) on 09/22/2016
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I am 60 yrs old and have have had GA for over 20 years. I also have tried a lot of creams and oils and I want to warn people about the dangers of the steroid creams. Please never use them on your children and never use them too long on yourself. I didn't pay attention and now the skin on the backs of my hands is very thin and easily torn and very sensitive. I have had from severe to mild over the years and 1 thing I have noticed is it seemed to get worse when my skin is dry. Since I started using regular coconut oil to moisturize it seems to really help. I don't know anyone else with this condition so I was delighted to find this site! Thanks for all your tips!

  Re: Molluscum Contagiosum

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:24:44 -0700
Posted by Melissa (California) on 09/22/2016

I have read and was told to never pop them or open them because that's how they spread and can be spread to other people.

  Re: Medication Combination Warning for Lou Gehrig's Disease

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:21:19 -0700
Posted by Linda (Carmarthenshire.) on 09/22/2016

My Mother was a strong woman with hardly any sugar or junk. As soon as the G.P. 's put her on Statins, her health went down hill . At age 69, she died when her Mother and Father both lived well and happy into their 80's and 90's ..... my Mum was on both Statins and Avandia and other drugs, which she probably never needed because she never needed Statins in the first place .

  Re: Diet, Heat Cured Sinus Issues

Thu, 22 Sep 16 11:20:56 -0700
Posted by Lela (Fla) on 09/22/2016

I am you, the hat and all, for over 21 years.