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  Re: Locating Apple Cider Vinegar in the Philippines

13 days ago
Posted by juan (philippines) on 07/22/2021

Day'maraming acv sa supermarket or mercury drug store..

Rosemary Oil for Swollen Legs

13 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 07/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

My GF's father (62 yrs old) suffers from swollen legs (Peripheral Edema). He has serious heart issue's with mini-heart attacks everyday. Strong smells also set him off and makes his chest hurt. He eat's nitro-pills like M&M's. He says hot weather causes his legs to swell.“He works outside in construction”.

The family has been rubbing Rosemary essential oil undiluted on his legs. It brings the swelling down in a few hours and the smell does not aggravate his heart.

Hope this helps someone...

Peppermint Oil Helped 6 Day Old Spider Bite

13 days ago
Posted by Julie (California) on 07/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Just tried Peppermint oil on a six day old spider bite that was continuing to get worse every day. Had been using iodine and toothpaste which would both work moderately well and for a while, but it was starting to itch and swell worse today.

Using the Peppermint oil straight on the bite worked amazingly well for me with decreasing (almost completely) the itch and with swelling also.

Eye Drops for the Ears - Treats Ear Issues, Infection, Fluid Behind, and Eustachian Tubes

13 days ago
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 07/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Zaditor Eye Drops as Ear Drops for an Ear Issue's, Infection, Fluid Behind, and Eustachian Tubes

Can You Put Eye Drops in Your Ear For Ear Infection? For the most part, YES, but not vice-versa.

A friend of mine from Mexico “Javier” says, Yes! His father was the local herbal doctor in his village during his childhood. He learned from him. He says this method can be used in the eyes, ears and nose also.

For some patients, ear drops may burn when placed in the ear. Given eye drops uses a much "gentler" solution, such people find that eye drops don't burn in the ear nearly as much compared to ear drops.

Also, it may be cheaper for people if the EYE drop medication is prescribed rather than the EAR drop medication. Often, it is not unusual for a brand name ear drop medication to be available in generic eye drop form.

Prescription ear drops cost: Price variation in the most commonly prescribed ear drops in Southern California as of 2017. Data were collected from 108 pharmacies. The mean prices are noted for each of the individual drugs:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28120334/

Cortisporin (brand) 10 mL, $82.70;

Neomycin, polymyxin B sulfates, and hydrocortisone (Cortisporin-generic) 10 mL, $34.70;

Ofloxacin (generic) 10 mL, $99.95;

Sulfacetamide (generic) 15 mL, $40.18;

Ciprodex (brand) 7.5 mL, $194.44

Cipro HC (brand) 10 mL, $233.32

Vosol (brand) 15 mL, $120.75

Acetic acid (Vosol-generic) 10 mL, $116.55

VosolHC (brand) 10 mL, $204.14

Acetic acid/aluminum acetate (Domeboro-generic) 60 mL, $22.99

Tobradex (brand) 5 mL, $166.47

Oh, and don't forget the ENT Doctor visit. ENT New Patient Office Visit ranges from $136 to $409.

NOW... EAR drop medications should NOT be used in the EYE because preservatives used in eye drop preparations are much gentler than those used in ear drops due to the eyeball being much more sensitive compared to the ear. As such, it may burn if ear drops are used in the eye... but not vice-versa.

For any EAR drop preparation, there is an equivalent EYE drop preparation which can be used safely in the ear.

• Floxin (Ear) equivalent to Ocuflox (Eye)
• Ciprodex (Ear) equivalent to Ciloxan (Eye) without the steroid dexamethasone
• Cipro HC (Ear) equivalent to Ciloxan (Eye) without the steroid hydrocortisone
• Cortisporin (neomycin-polymyxin-hydrocortisone) is available in both eye and ear preparations. Maxitrol (eye) contains decadron instead of hydrocortisone.

• Tobradex (Eye) can be used in the ear and is imprecisely similar to Cortisporin (Eye/Ear).
• Dexamethasone 0.1%, Fluocinonide 0.05%, as well as Prednisolone 1% (Eye) can all be used in the ear and is imprecisely similar to Dermotic
• Vasocidin (Eye) which contains sulfacetamide and prednisolone has no ear equivalent

Javier says to use Zaditor Eye drops as Ear drops. Cost $13.00 for 5ml at Wal-mart.

Zaditor Drug class: Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants. Since the middle and inner ear are filled with fluid (mucus) that is a breeding ground causing the infection. An antihistamine decongestant would be the perfect medicine for that condition.

Zaditor (for use in the eyes) is used to treat itching of the eyes caused by allergy to dust, pollen, animals, or other allergens. Zaditor may also be used for purposes not listed in it's medication guide. Meaning “as ear drops” if nothing else is available.

(Zaditor) Contains active ingredient Ketotifen is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Example: If your nose was affected -- say by pollen -- histamines causes thin walled membranes, to make more mucus. You can get a runny or stuffy nose. And you'll sneeze. The mucus can also bother your throat and make you cough. A histamine intolerance looks like a lot like seasonal allergies — if you eat histamine-rich food or drinks, you may experience hives, itchy or flushed skin, red eyes, facial swelling, runny nose and congestion, headaches, or asthma attacks. The release of histamines can cause inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal cavities and ears. This inflammation can result in a blockage in the ears that prevents fluid or mucus from draining away, setting the stage for infection and leading to ear pain from the pressure building up inside the ears. This is known as fluid behind the eardrum, ear congestion, blocked eustachian tube, which will lead to “fullness feeling” in the ear, ear infection, earaches, see where I'm going with this…?

(Zaditor) Inactive Ingredients:

Benzalkonium chloride - is a quaternary ammonium antiseptic and disinfectant with actions and uses similar to those of other cationic surfactants. It is also used as an antimicrobial preservative for pharmaceutical products.

Glycero - is a naturally occurring chemical. This medication is used to relieve pain, congestion, and swelling caused by middle ear inflammation (acute otitis media). This medication is also used to help remove earwax.

Hydrochloric acid - medication is used to treat outer ear infections (e.g., swimmer's ear).

Water -

Sodium hydroxide (also known as caustic soda or lye) – used here is a disinfectant.

How many Zaditor eye drops to use in the ears:

Child over 3 years old = 1 drop in ear canal. Pump the Tragal Cartilage. Plug ear with cotton ball. Repeat 3x/daily til issue resolved.

Adult = 2-3 drops in ear canal. Pump the Tragal Cartilage. Plug ear with cotton ball. Repeat 3x/daily til issue resolved.

Video – How to Pump the Tragal Cartilage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm66HB8Be-Y

Does it hurt when you put Zaditor eye drops in your ear? NO! I have done this myself. Feels like putting water drops in the ear.

  Re: Best Type of Vitamin C for Cats?

14 days ago
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 07/21/2021

Hi Esther, I thought that they, (unlike humans) make their own Vitamin C? Cheers, Michael

  Re: H2O2 Drops for Herpes

14 days ago
Posted by Jameko (Bermuda) on 07/21/2021

How did your results go?

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide Instead of Oil Pulling

14 days ago
Posted by L (HI) on 07/21/2021

The problem with H2O2 is just that it is a strong acid that dissolves the minerals in the teeth. Yes, it bleaches them making them white, kills the pathogens, but also dissolves the teeth. I have used it but it made my teeth so thin they began to wear away, I lost about 1/32 inch before I figured it out. I now use chlorine dioxide made from the gas so it is pH neutral. Oil is used because it is pH neutral, and takes the static charge from the bacteria allowing them to be flushed out. Those bacteria that are already in the matrix of the plaque are harder to flush out and kill with just oil, and the H2O2 will help dissolve the plaque but the chlorine dioxide (pH neutral one) seems to work even better and no problem with dissolving the teeth.

  Re: Ozone Therapy Saved Uncle's Foot From Amputation

14 days ago
Posted by T1D & Fading (PA) on 07/21/2021

Malati - Thank you so much - I have found an ozone therapist about an hour away from my house and I am waiting for them to call back so that I can schedule a consultation. Hopefully I can afford it since they do not take insurance. I wish I could do my own ozone therapy at home!

  Re: Trying to Find Remedy for Plantar Fasciitis

14 days ago
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 07/21/2021

Hi Joanne G. -

I actually found the following tip on Earth Clinic and it worked for me.

2 Simple Stretches / Exercises to Fix Plantar Fasciitis (Dr. Berg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXdlPuKfyXs

Dr. Berg has many wonderful, easy-to-understand videos. He explains things simply and with the layperson in mind.

There are also a number of very good remedies in the following Earth Clinic link. Not everything works for everybody but you might get lucky.

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/plantar-fasciitis-treatment-alternative-medicine.html

Cheers,

Tessa

  Best Type of Vitamin C for Cats?

14 days ago
Posted by Esther (Stockton, Calif 95219) on 07/21/2021

What type of vitamin can I give my sick kitty?

I don't understand exactly what you guys meant by giving our pets vitamin c supplements is it okay to give my cat some vitamin c supplement pouches

  Re: Trying to Find Remedy for Plantar Fasciitis

14 days ago
Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 07/21/2021

Hi Joanne,

Check out an electric shiatsu foot massager with compression (massage, heat, and compression in one machine is the best).

It's pricey, but it does a phenomenal job. I owned one for 3 years and it makes a huge difference when used regularly. My feet get very sore from 22 years of karate and this machine helps immensely.

When I moved across the country recently, I didn't have room for my first cloud massager in my pod, so I gave it away (seriously dumb thing to do). Before ordering another one last December, I tried 2 other less expensive foot shiatsu massagers.. sent one back and gave the other away. NO COMPARISON. This one is the best on the market in my opinion. Unfortunately, it's pricey at $350.

Here's the website... which I see is offering a $120 discount right now.

https://cloudmassage.com/collections/all/products/shiatsu-foot-massager-machine

Read the reviews on Amazon and you'll see how much it has helped people with PF.

https://www.amazon.com/Shiatsu-Foot-Massager-Machine-Circulation/dp/B074P2M8N8

If that link doesn't work for you in Australia, search Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine -Increases Blood Flow Circulation, Deep Kneading, with Heat Therapy -Deep Tissue, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetics, Neuropathy.

  DMSO Application Tips Requested

14 days ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 07/21/2021

I would simply pour some into my palm and rub it in. If and when it became uncomfortable, I'd lightly rinse, rub the water into my hands, shake and let dry.

  Re: Trying to Find Remedy for Plantar Fasciitis

14 days ago
Posted by Joanne G. (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/21/2021

I suffer from plantar Fascia for more than 18 months. Have tried everything under the sun, nothing responds. I wish I can find a natural cure.

 Re: Husband With Colon Cancer

14 days ago
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 07/21/2021

Hi Roz –

The most important thing I would recommend is getting your husband's Vitamin D3 level up to optimal.

Dr. Mercola (mercola.com) has very good information about Vitamin D3 and cancer (take with K2 and magnesium which makes Vitamin D more effective).

Here are a few links to some of Mercola's articles:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/13/vitamin-d-doubles-colon-cancer-survival-rates.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/06/15/vitamin-d3-k2-and-magnesium.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/12/vitamin-a-colon-cancer-prevention.aspx

For someone with cancer, the 25 Hydroxy D test should be in the range of 70 to 100 ng/ml.

Please have your husband tested. I'm from Canada and actually use Grassroots Health (an American company) for testing because I haven't found anything comparable here.

https://www.grassrootshealth.net/

They send you the kit through the mail.

Are you able to find a good naturopath or orthomolecular / functional doctor where you live?

They could help you get started on various supplements, lifestyle changes (staying hydrated, no sugar, keep the lymph moving through light exercise/rebounding, etc.).

There are so many other vitamins crucial to those with cancer. Vitamin C is at the top of the list after Vitamin D.

Here's an interesting article by Andrew Saul: Why Vitamin C fights cancer so well and why more and more oncologists are now using it.

http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v15n11.shtml

There is melatonin as well:

Melatonin in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

https://www.verywellhealth.com/melatonin-and-cancer-p2-3860856

It's good that you are reaching out to Earth Clinic for information. I'm sure others will have more to add.

I wish all the best for you and your husband, Roz.

Take care,

Tessa

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Husband With Colon Cancer

14 days ago
Posted by ORH (TEN MILE , TN) on 07/21/2021

ROZ,,,,,,,,, ORH here, and I have thought about this and in addition to Fenbendazole, I would do garlic and baking soda enemas and ozone insufflation and 7,000 iu Vitamin D 3. I would also address my immune system with Beta 1,3D Glucan from Transfer Point only. No other company purity compares. Take baking soda orally to get your urine pH close to 8. Have done all these individually, but not together as a treatment for colon cancer. Research each and make your own decision.====ORH====

Topical Garlic for Fatty Cyst

14 days ago
Posted by BlindedbyScience (Candler, NC) on 07/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had a full 1cm fatty cyst on my knee. One day I just noticed it so I was pretty surprised. I've had it for about 3 mos. After reading a review for garlic on here, I wanted to try it. I smashed a garlic in a press. I took a piece that was still left in the press, the smashed part and taped it to my cyst with a bandaid. I did not cover the whole cyst but close.

After 15 mins I noticed it was burning so I left it on for about 1 hr and a half. It was reddened when I took it off. The next day I had a burn mark where the garlic was and the cyst was flattened where the mark was. So awesome. I taped a tiny piece of garlic with scotch tape for a couple hrs to a part that was still left but I didn't feel it burning.

Anyway I went to work. This morning it is almost completely flat. I will probably let it go a couple of days before I decide if I need another treatment. I am completely thrilled! That didn't cost a thing. My initial treatment was 4 days ago so I still have the burn mark and expect that to take a while to go away (like any burn mark) but totally worth it!

Need Help Locating MMS

14 days ago
Posted by Rachel (Annecy, France) on 07/21/2021

Hello, Thank you for very complete and rich website. I would like to buy MMS online but I can't find the boutique.
Thank you for your help. Best regards.

Coconut Oil for Nail Fungus

14 days ago
Posted by Rakaia (WA) on 07/21/2021
1 out of 5 stars

NAY

Coconut oil did not help my toe fungus infection. In fact I felt it exacerbated the problem.

  Toothache Pain Remedies

14 days ago
Posted by Sonia (Jakarta, Indonesia ) on 07/21/2021

Hi, so do you mean 1,000mg vit C + 450mg echinacea twice a day?

  Re: Castor Oil, Coconut Oil for Loose Skin

14 days ago
Posted by M (Md) on 07/20/2021

Mark in VA. I agree that abbreviations & also failing to share dosages is not helpful at all.