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Hydrogen Peroxide for Toothache

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:30:02 -0800
Posted by Laurie (Raleigh, Nc) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a painful toothache from one of my top molars, the tooth had broken in half actually, and I was in a lot of pain. But that was almost 11 months ago :) Hydrogen peroxide works!! I brushed my teeth with baking soda, rinsed. Then swished a little HP for a few minutes (let it foam), then spit it out and rinsed with a little warm water. Again, that was 11 months ago, and I have absolutely no pain in that tooth, it's still there.

Dietary Changes for Grover's Disease

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:29:10 -0800
Posted by Karen D (Memphis, Tn) on 01/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Re a gluten-free diet for Grover's Disease--

As I have come to learn it isn't the wheat as much as it is the YEAST in the breads, cakes, pasta etc. to include alcoholic beverages and fermented foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, Kombucha, even vinegar-based salad dressings which I love.

I eliminated gluten from my diet 2 years ago which I thought was the answer. Yet I still had mild flare-ups especially in the winter and have now had to eliminate the fermented foods, vinegar, and red wine. This is working for me and the symptoms are reduced and I believe this will do it.

Coconut oil applied topically does remove the itching completely. I am hopeful that monitoring my diet will keep this under control. If it continues the next thing will be to have all of my mercury-laden amalgam fillings removed from my teeth.

Hydrogen Peroxide for BV

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:25:32 -0800
Posted by Laurie (Raleigh, Nc) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

This may sound too good to be true, but it's definitely true. Save your money and time, stress, embarrassment, and vaginal health! Regular hydrogen peroxide you buy from any drugstore works like a charm for BV or any vaginal infection issue. If you want instant relief, just douche with a solution of half water and and half hydrogen peroxide.

P.S. After so many agonizing years of suffering with BV, I discovered eating shrimp was the culprit. I still eat shrimp :(

  Vitamin D3 for Plantar Wart - Update

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:24:06 -0800
Posted by Hound (California) on 01/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Took 10,000 iu of Vitamin D3 and nit iced they were all gone within 1 month. Plantars Warts 100% gone, never came back. Prior I had them for 9 years and tried every thing even taping Apple Cider Vinegar on cotton balls for months, did every wart killer, nothing worked until vitamin d3. I continue to take 10000 IU of d3 daily, strong believer in it for immunity.

Witch Hazel for Hemorrhoids

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:21:07 -0800
Posted by Ilovemyplanet (Erie, Pa.) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for guidance for length of time witch hazel cotton balls can be left on hemroids and here it was!!! It has been a long time since I have had to resort to using witch hazel for hemroids, but after the birth of my son it was what the hospital used many years ago. The bugs going around this winter can cause awful diarrhea, which can cause massive hemroids.....and I highly recommend the advice given here. Natural is always better, especially when the body is in stress from illness.

Oral Lichen Planus and Some Potential Help

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:16:04 -0800
Posted by Art (California ) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Rsw made me aware of the limited natural remedies available for Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) so I thought I would mention one that has a pretty good track record, is readily available and is often mentioned here on EC for several health issues. The supplement is Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

Not that I have tried this for OLP, but I have tried it for something else and found it quite effective for the purpose I used it for in a relatively short period of time. The study suggests that it is helpful for people living with OLP and is non invasive. In any case it seems worth considering and there is the potential to realize other health benefits from HA. Another advantage of HA over something like curcumin is that HA mixed as a gel is clear and colorless which means no yellow teeth or extra teeth scrubbing and that seems like a big plus to me!

Here is a link to the full study that used a relatively low concentration (0.2%) HA topical with impressive results:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740703/

This seems like a really easy to use remedy for OLP!

I think it would be really interesting to see a study that combined HA with Colloidal silver for OLP. That seems like it would be a fairly easy combo to make!

Art

Capsaicin Cream for Prurigo Nodularis

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:13:25 -0800
Posted by Marilynn (St Louis Mo) on 01/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I took advice found on this website after suffering w Prurigo nodularis for a year and half. Caipasin cream has worked wonders for my skin. This skin issue is like chicken pox but lesions are much larger.

 Re: Back Pain and Numb Cold Foot and Leg From Fall

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:11:08 -0800
Posted by Epeach (Ga) on 01/18/2018

I wanted to update you on what remedies I have used, so far. I made some cayenne and turmeric caps and took those for a few days. My sinuses opened up, but I do not know if it really did anything for pain.

My husband went to the local feed store and bought some DMSO. We mixed it 50/50 with distilled water in an empty Lugol's bottle. I assumed this was about as sterile as you can get! He applied it to my lower back. I felt some stinging, not unbearable, for about 5 minutes. I laid on my stomach until it dried. When I got up I felt looser. I can't really say how it worked, but the burning and throbbing was gone. As the day wore on, the pain came back. He reapplied 99 percent with a cotton ball, 6 hours later. I did not notice any improvement in pain.

The next day (yesterday), I took a bath with Borax, Epsom Salts, and Peroxide. When I got out and I dried off, I applied 99 percent to myself. I was so tired the whole day. I have only taken 1 nap since I was injured. At PT, they used a TENS machine on my lower back with heat. I came home and took a nap, it felt so good to be able to relax.(That was the only time the TENS machine did that for me. They used it each time, but sometimes, I would have them turn it off, because it would cause excruciating muscle spasms) The DSMO made me feel super relaxed, I could not keep my eyes open. I took a good long nap! It may have been the combination of the bath and DMSO???

This morning I woke up and feel refreshed. I feel like each breath is so clean. I am not doubled over in pain. I am not pain free, but feel relieved. I cannot explain it. I now have hope. I will try other things, but will add them one at a time. I want to know what is working and what is not.

Thank you, again! I am so glad I found this website a few years ago. I believe GOD led me here.

Gluten-Free Diet Cured Anal Itching

Thu, 18 Jan 18 10:05:29 -0800
Posted by Bignumbas (Bunadaberg) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had an itchy anus for 25 years from age 40 on until I found out my arteriosclerosis was probably cause by inflammation caused by wheat intolerance. This was after having 3 stents at age 56.

So I gave up wheat at age 60 and went gluten free and the itching stopped and has not come back.

If I ever accidentally had some gluten I would immediately get the itching and also a small sore that hurt when I wiped my rear end.

I have been told that when you go gluten free you become more sensitive to it as you lose any immunity that you had built up.

Coincidentally I found out that Lugol's iodine was used for treatment of arteriosclerosis so I have been having Lugols iodine for the last 7 months applying it transdermally usually about a half inch in an eyedropper every couple of days and found before Christmas that my gluten intolerance has gone.

I no longer get an itchy/sore anus even if I eat gluten.

I am however not going back to wheat but it makes my life so much better being able to eat it occasionally.

Baking Soda for Heartburn

Wed, 17 Jan 18 19:37:52 -0800
Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, Fl) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have dealt with heart burn all my life and have tried many things including acv. Baking soda is by far the best. It is the world champ, make no mistake. It beats all else! It Also instantly fights Colds and the Flu.

Coconut Oil for Skin

Wed, 17 Jan 18 18:07:00 -0800
Posted by Jim (Kerr County, Texas) on 01/17/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using coconut oil for about 3 weeks & something amazing has happened. Now I have probably been taking a pretty large amount because most of the comments I read speak of table spoon sized portions.

I didn't really get any guidance on how much to expose my body to. Internally or externally. But I bet I have been ingesting far more than I read here.

Now don't do this yourself without competent guidance. By competent I mean don't necessarily believe everything that you hear & read. Just because someone has a website or a blog, doesn't mean they can be reliable. Like everything seek out people who are truly knowledgeable. So what I am saying is don't necessarily go by this.

I love the taste of the unrefined, expeller pressed oil. So I take a spoonful whenever I have it out. I take a spoonfull of it with fresh lemon juice, baking soda, & warm water in the morning. I read where you put it in coffee. That tastes pretty good. I usually have 3, maybe 3 cups of coffee. I have experimented with it as a margarine substitute. On top of that I scrub my face with it & a tiny portion of baking soda. I've been putting it in my hair. I use a mixture of honey & coconut oil on my face at night & in the morning I also use it as a moisturizer after I shave.

So no telling how much I have used in a day. Like I said I didn't know exactly how to use it.

I have not had any diarrhea or other gastrointestinal issues.

Now the strangest thing has happened. I noticed 4 days ago my face had these bizarre white streaks. Coming down my forehead, collect around my eyes. Then the next day it was much more pronounced. There were indications of circulatory patterns in different areas on my face larger portions of my face looked like fresh, clean, brand new skin. There was a a kind of diffused light reflection, but there were still marked differences in the hue & texture of various places on my skin.

I could tell that these white areas were pronounced around the top of my eyebrows & the orbit of my eye sockets. It's like the fluids of the head & face gather & flow through the the eye sockets. I would say that 75% to 80% of the circulation of this white fluid flows through the orbit of the eyes & down the nose. The rest of it flows dawn the sides.

2 days ago things were weird enough that I took pictures, trying to give a visual. Naturally the digital image did not pick up the difference in color hue & contrast.

Now moving quickly forward, I did not change my intake. I still used a great deal moisturizing & cleaning my face. By now I feel like I have a new face. Almost every wrinkle is gone or much less pronounced. The texture color is uniform. I am not stark white.

But I feel like I look like I have New skin. I've never felt my face feel this way to the touch.

I am convinced that what I experienced was the detoxification of my facial skin. There were 2 patches the looked like there were blemishes but they are gone. The places where I was exposed to the sun are gone. My face is uniformly, healthy white in appearance. I am saying it that way because I want to make a distinction between ghostly white, unhealthy white & this. I guess that's what they call dewy skin.

So at first I thought it concerning to see triangle areas of my skin looking like it alway has.

I still plan to talk with my primary care physician to be sure I do no harm to other systems. I am more careful about how much I ingest but I am still using coconut oil in place if the usual Nivea lotion I normally put in my face.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? Or similar?

Anyway I wanted to share that.

Multiple Remedies Helping Impetigo

Wed, 17 Jan 18 16:13:13 -0800
Posted by Maxine (Providence, Ri) on 01/17/2018
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I have been struggling with impetigo for 6 months or more. In the fall/winter of 2016 I had strep back to back, and my theory is that the bacteria laid in waiting and slowly broke down my already weak immune system, aka my microbiome, and has become very resistant to antibiotics as I see is the case with many people whom have issues with recurring impetigo.

It started out as what I thought was a small, re occurring spot of acne on the bottom left side of my face between my chin and lower lip. As the months went by it would grow a bit more every time it came back, then recede. I really thought nothing of it until about three months ago I had a cookie baking party with some friends one night, ate WAY too many cookies, and then the next morning I woke up with four huge blisters on my lips, two on each, that broke and oozed everywhere.

I ran straight to the walk in clinic where I was given the standard topical antibiotic, mupirocin, which seemed to rein it in and I thought all would be well.
After a few days I could tell the cream wasn't working as effectively, and it started to flare again.

Back to the doctors I went for an oral antibiotic this time, which yet again, seemed like it was helping at first, but as time went on it began to spread again. Back to the doctors and she gave me prednisone since I had just come off of a run of antibiotics and she didn't want to start another immediately, hoping that if the inflammation went down then it would have a chance to dissipate on its own.

Yet again, looked great and like it was improving, yet as soon as I started tapering off the pred as instructed it started flaring again.

BACK to the doctors again for a strong 500 ciproxin prescription, yet again, never fully went away. It would clear most of the way but the skin would be slightly pink and texturally different in that SAME spot on my chin. At this point I gave up on what modern medicine had to offer me. After all, they're just taught to throw a prescription at it.

As far as controlling it spreading and peeling, ESPECIALLY at night I used honey! I purchased a honey gel made with Leptospermum honey on amazon for pretty cheap and it has been a HUGE LIFESAVER! It helps with wound healing however, I could tell that while it helped control it and heal the skin, I could still feel the bacteria was thriving, the redness was still there, etc. It helped the surface issue but the real problem was much deeper, with my gut flora.

I started reading everything I could on impetigo and it's resistance to antibiotics. I realized that my impetigo was heavily tied in with my dietary choices. Carbs and sugar=unhappy gut=unhappy immune system=no ability to fight off this little ----.

I started taking a strong probiotic, after reading a lot about them. Most probiotics don't ever make it past your acidic stomach, so I chose one that supports the immune system and uses time release to make sure it gets DEEP into the gut where it can actually help. You can feel it, hear the gas, and really know its working! First couple of days I did experience a herxheimer reaction, flu like symptoms of an elevated heart rate, nausea, and fatigue. But as the days went I paired this with lots of cruciferous vegetables, and clean mostly vegan meals overall. Tofu veggie scramble, lots of fiber, low sugar. I cannot stress enough how much diet affects this terrible condition! I also towards the end started to use grapefruit seed oil, adding 10-15 drops to my water 3x a day and sometimes topically, however it did seem to add a bit of redness or irritation, I'm not sure if this effected my healing process because it was added so near the end when it had mostly all cleared up. I will continue to eat well, take my probiotic daily, and also drink GSE and Golden seal water now as well, to hopefully stave it off from coming back!

I have now had a few weeks of relief and a normal looking face. The discolored spot on my chin is now flat and very very light pink, dead skin is coming off every day as it fills in and heals, hopefully completely and for good! Good luck to any and all of you suffering from this, the western modern medical community is blind to this and other antibiotic resistant bacteria's' on the front line! Stay strong and eat your dark leafy greens!

  Re: Heart Palpitations

Wed, 17 Jan 18 15:46:18 -0800
Posted by June (Texas) on 01/17/2018

I am pleased to read about the gas connection. I recently had a laparoscopic surgery, during which gas was pumped into my body. I got terrible gas pains after the surgery, but I also got heart palpitations. I had the following tests done: EKG, Xray, CAT scan, and blood tests. I was told my heart is very healthy and there are no problems. The palpitations continue. I am over 60, and I have been eating organic foods my entire life. My diet consists of seafood (caught in wild) fruit, vegetables, and grain. Except for the occasional Tylenol, I do not take medicine. I have read about the magnesium, and I know I am deficient in this. I just realized that I have not taken my regular Epsom salt bath for three months. I can only take showers because our house is under construction. I and have not taken my magnesium supplement for several months. I am going to start again.

  Re: Bone Broth for Interstitial Cystitis

Wed, 17 Jan 18 11:24:19 -0800
Posted by Carla (Atlanta, Ga) on 01/17/2018

That is great that the bone broth healed your IC! I have been having it every day and it has helped a lot with burning, but I'm still having the urgency. Did it also help with your urgency/frequency? I know that's only a symptom in some IC patients. Thanks!

Garlic and ACV for Molluscum Contagiosum

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:58:04 -0800
Posted by Aly S. (Cairo, Egypt ) on 01/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I want to share my experience in treating Molluscum Contagiosum. My daughter had it on left side of her neck. I used garlic extract and apple cider vinegar to treat it. I put one drop of garlic extract on each pimple, twice a day for four days. I used apple cider vinegar in between the twice a day garlic application. The spots dried out completely. The only downside is the smell. The garlic extract was a 7/1 concentration. The smell was extremely pungent and the hair catches the smell for a long time.

  Re: Art's Psoriasis Remedies

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:54:09 -0800
Posted by Rsw (Ohio) on 01/16/2018

Hi Art,

Even though all the successful studies for tumeric and LP involved an ointment, I could not originally find one for sale. I tried mixing tumeric powder with coconut oil or olive oil, but found it to be messy but also it would not stick to gums for long. So I bought an extract from Global Healing Center and then from Herb Pharm that I mixed with a small amount of water and just kept it in my mouth on my gums for as long as I could, then swallowed it. I did this several times/day for a couple of months, with little improvement. I also found a salve for sale from Hawaii with tumeric, olive oil and beeswax that could be ingested, but it was weak and did not stay on for long, either. I added the extract for an extra punch, but no success. I also ate a chunk of organic tumeric some days and chewed it up and kept it in my mouth for a while. I finally made my own tincture over a five week period with 40% vodka and 1T peppercorns. It burned my mouth terribly, so I tried to evaporate the alcohol by lightly heating it, but the pepper was still too strong to be tolerated. The Psoria Gold looks like it contains ingredients that may not be consumed. I found that the tumeric does stain the teeth and mouth, but only temporarily, and I could go out in public if I scrubbed my teeth and mouth with baking soda first, or just waited a while.

Thanks for the link to the Tetrahydrocurcuminoid. I may try it with olive or coconut oil. Maybe if I use the tumeric extract/ointment with your protocol, I might see some improvement. My dentist wants me to try cortisone, which I did once, but I don't think that will ever be a permanent solution, and seems to aggravate it. Thank you so much for your input. I wish I could figure things out logically like you can, but I don't really understand what I'm dealing with to be able to get rid of it.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses for Ovarian Cysts

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:53:22 -0800
Posted by Naina (Bangalore) on 01/16/2018

How many times a day should I drink this?

  Re: Turpentine for Parasites

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:52:33 -0800
Posted by Steve (Miami, Florida, Usa) on 01/16/2018

I'm taking Klean Strip 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine, boiling point between 315 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit (157 to 177 degrees Celsius). I purchased it at Home Depot, but I believe Walmart also carries it.

No Thyroid - Can I Safely Take Synthroid and Iodine At The Same Time?

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:51:58 -0800
Posted by Susan (San Dieggo) on 01/17/2018

I lost my thyroid in 1986 and have been on synthroid all this time. I've tried to switch to a more natural thyroid replacement but it made things worse. I'm wondering if I can take iodine in addition to my synthroid as it's seems like such an important mineral.

  Re: ACV for High Blood Sugar

Wed, 17 Jan 18 10:49:46 -0800
Posted by Kp (Az) on 01/16/2018

I add the apple cider vinegar to baking soda. Does this nullify the effects by neutralizing the acid? Its sure much easier to drink. Thanks if anyone knows. kp


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