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Q. I have suffered from bursitis in my right hip for about four years. I had six cortisone shots in my hip during this time. The first shots helped a lot, but the later ones did virtually nothing. I started... (Read More)
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Q. A home remedy from your column really worked for me. I developed a spot on my chin that my son noticed. When I checked it in the mirror, it appeared red and scaly, though it did not hurt or... (Read More)
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Warts are not generally a topic for polite conversation. Even the name is kind of gross, especially the medical term, Verruca vulgaris. Although warts can show up almost any place on the body, plantar warts occurring on the soles of... (Read More)
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Q. I get plantar warts on the soles of my feet. The doctor scrapes them, applies acid cream and covers them for 48 hours. They go away and then come back a few months later. Help! How can I get... (Read More)
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Q. I read in your column about a person who got rid of warts using Dead Sea salts from Israel. It sounded crazy, but I tried it. I had 12 warts on my hands and feet. I had tried duct... (Read More)
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Q. I have arthritis in my fingers and I'm sure using the computer has compounded the pain. I can't take anti-inflammatory medication due to an ulcer, so could you suggest other natural approaches that might help and not hurt my... (Read More)
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Q. I heard somewhere that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent. I cannot find a reference for the dosage. I am wondering which turmeric to try. I am a 52-year-old female runner with a persistently sore glute muscle. A. Turmeric is... (Read More)
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Q. What can I do for a VERY itchy scalp? I have tried blue dandruff shampoo, but it didn't help. A. Some people report that soaking the scalp in milk of magnesia, apple cider vinegar or amber Listerine before shampooing... (Read More)
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Q. My sister-in-law said she took too much naproxen for pain over an extended time. It damaged her liver, and now she is afraid to take any NSAID. I've found fish oil and turmeric great to manage my arthritis pain... (Read More)
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Q. One of your readers wrote about success using Listerine for acne. I had equal success using Listerine for my psoriasis. Large red areas on my legs itched severely. The doctor could offer no cures except to enter a clinical... (Read More)
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Q. About two months ago I sent away for your Guide on Alternatives for Arthritis. I wanted to wait till I was sure it was the golden raisins and gin that stopped the pain in my left knee before contacting... (Read More)
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A dietary supplement containing pomegranate, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric has lowered PSA levels in men who have been treated for prostate cancer. The double-blind study of more than 200 men was carried out in the United Kingdom and was... (Read More)
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Q. My husband has terrible plantar warts. They have been frozen multiple times by a dermatologist. Acid patches ate away at his healthy skin but not the warts. The warts have spread and are practically covering his entire heel. We... (Read More)
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Q. My doctor tells me that I can no longer take anti-inflammatory pain relievers for my arthritis because I have had stomach problems and my kidney function is not as good as it should be. I have given up ibuprofen,... (Read More)
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Q. I have a large plantar wart on the big toe of my left foot. I have had it treated twice, once with liquid nitrogen and another time with a medication that turned it into a large blister. A dermatologist... (Read More)
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Q. I was searching for natural asthma relief and read that turmeric could tame wheezing. This is the main ingredient in curry powder. I have been swallowing spoonsful of them both for several days. I found that together with my... (Read More)
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Q. Your readers did it again! I've been drinking oolong tea for over a month now, and the patches of psoriasis have disappeared along with the flaking. I still have a couple of areas that need some ointment now and... (Read More)
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Q. I have suffered terribly over the past few years, with nighttime cramps of my inner thigh muscles. I would move wrong and then end up in excruciating pain for up to an hour, trying to stretch out my legs... (Read More)
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Q. I began taking turmeric to see if its anti-inflammatory properties would relieve joint pain. I had to stop because my fingers would get bruised without any real trauma. Presumably this was a side effect of its anticoagulant activity. While... (Read More)
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