By: Terry Graedon March 14, 2016 14 Comments
    How to Harness the Healing Power of Garlic

    Certain time-honored remedies have had such a reputation in folk medicine that it can be difficult to determine how much of the reputation is hype and how much could be supported by science. Garlic is…

    By: Terry Graedon September 22, 2014 3 Comments
    Coconut Oil for Vaginal Dryness Poses Problem fo…

    Q. I have had terrible trouble with vaginal dryness. The Vagifem estrogen tablets my doctor prescribed cause yeast infections that I have been fighting off for nearly a year. He then suggested I try c…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2014 2 Comments
    Paddler Combats Jock Itch with Vaginal Cream

    Q. I'm an avid canoe paddler. Back in the 1970s when I got started canoeing I learned that wearing denim cut-offs on the river was a very bad idea. I developed terrible jock itch, probably because my …

    By: Joe Graedon July 9, 2014 12 Comments
    Have You Ever Been Flustered or Embarrassed In A…

    There are lots of things in this world that are sacred and sacrosanct. What a person tells his priest in the confessional isn't to be shared with anyone. A lawyer-client relationship can never be viol…

    By: Terry Graedon July 7, 2014 29 Comments
    Super Sleuthing Is Needed to Reveal Source and P…

    Q. I have been experiencing an embarrassing anal itch for two months. My physician doesn't seem interested beyond prescribing lotions that don't do much after the first few minutes. I tried sponging t…

    By: Terry Graedon March 31, 2014 34 Comments
    Hyaluronic Acid Tablets Combat Vaginal Dryness

    Q. After menopause, sex became painful and almost impossible. I tried Estring, an estrogen product you place up inside, but that caused a terrible yeast infection. I tried all kinds of lubricants, but…

    By: Terry Graedon March 24, 2014 12 Comments
    Vicks VapoRub Helps Calm Facial Dandruff

    Q. I have seborrheic dermatitis on my face. Countless prescriptions and home remedies did not work. I became so self-conscious and depressed I hated to leave the house. Then I applied Vicks VapoRub on…

    By: Joe Graedon January 16, 2014 54 Comments
    Yogurt for Vaginal Yeast Infections: Swallow It …

    Q. I have infrequent vaginal yeast infections, but I prefer not to use creams like Monistat. They were once prescribed by doctors and now are available over the counter, but I prefer a more natural ap…

    By: Joe Graedon November 7, 2013 32 Comments
    Spiriva (Tiotropium) Side Effects & Memory …

    You have no doubt seen the commercials of the person with an elephant sitting on his chest. It's a clever marketing strategy to reinforce the idea that a serious breathing problem like chronic bronchi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 28, 2013 6 Comments
    Vodka May Vanquish Under-Breast Rash Due to Fung…

    Q. You had a question from a woman suffering with a rash under her breasts and I would like to offer my solution: Vodka! I make a spray of half vodka, half distilled water and a few drops of orange es…

    By: Joe Graedon October 24, 2013 8 Comments
    Advair Side Effects: How To Avoid The ER If You …

    Q. As someone who has been on daily asthma controller drugs for over 25 years, and who before that suffered periodic asthma attacks since childhood, I speak from experience when I say that anyone who …

    By: Terry Graedon October 17, 2013 6 Comments
    Stool Transplant Overcomes Deadly Intestinal Inf…

    Fecal microbiota transplantation has a high yuck factor, but researchers continue to demonstrate that it is an effective way to treat a potentially deadly intestinal infection caused by overgrowth of …

    By: Terry Graedon October 7, 2013 11 Comments
    Putting Antiperspirant Under the Breast Helps Ra…

    Q. This summer I told a friend I was having trouble with a persistent itchy rash under my breast. She said she too was bothered with an under-breast rash and mentioned that a third friend with such a …

    By: Joe Graedon July 11, 2013 18 Comments
    Safety of Stomach Medicine? Unanticipated Proble…

    They are among the most widely swallowed pills in the world today. "They" are acid-suppressing drugs including: PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS Esomeprazole (Nexium) Lansoprazole (Prevacid) Omeprazole (Prilose…

    By: Joe Graedon April 24, 2013 38 Comments
    Anal Itching (Pruritis Ani) Be Caused By Drugs?

    Q. Unless you have had pruritus ani, you have no idea how it affects your whole life. Anal itching is absolutely like being tortured. You itch with an uncontrollable desire to scratch, whether on an a…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2013 5 Comments
    Corn Huskers Lotion Stars as Sex Lubricant

    Q. Several years ago we read about Corn Huskers Lotion on your website. We have used it ever since as a lubricant during sex and have found that it works much better than KY Jelly or similar products.…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2012 10 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Remedy Causes Purple Penis

    Q. I have been breastfeeding my baby for seven months and have suffered through recurring infections with Candida albicans. The antifungal pill fluconazole worked but I needed a very high dose. That w…

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2011 3 Comments
    Probiotic Eased Dandruff

    Q. I read that scientists think that dandruff may result from a yeast infection. I believe this has proven true for me. I was plagued with flakes and the persistent itching was my nemesis. I tried all…

    By: Terry Graedon May 30, 2011 14 Comments
    How to Control Yeast Infection

    Q. I am a 56-year-old man dealing with a recurring yeast infection in my groin. I am probably 10 pounds overweight and blood tests show no signs of diabetes. My dermatologist has prescribed econazole …

    By: Terry Graedon January 13, 2011 2 Comments
    Private Rooms Reduce Infection Rates

    Almost one third of patients in intensive care units catch infections such as C diff, MRSA and yeast. Such infections often slow recovery and pose serious risks including death. Researchers in Montrea…

    By: Joe Graedon December 4, 2008 13 Comments
    Listerine to Fight Fungal Infection

    Q. For years I have had a yeast infection under my breasts, under my arms and in the groin. Nothing works. I know other women have this problem. I would be grateful for any remedies that might help. A…