Dr. Jack Newman’s All Purpose Nipple Ointment

There are many factors that can contribute to sore nipples for nursing mothers. In many cases it has to do with positioning and latching of the baby, especially early on in the first weeks of nursing. If that is the cause then the mother can work with her healthcare provider to learn how to position her baby to reduce nipple soreness. When the soreness does not subside, however, there may…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Crohn’s Disease

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a drug that can provide therapeutic benefits for many chronic conditions. LDN refers to a lower dose of the FDA-approved drug naltrexone – an opioid antagonist used to treat opioid addiction. Opioid antagonists have been shown to improve healing and tissue repair. LDN has both anti-inflammatory and immunological effects and is used by doctors to treat symptoms of inflammation throughout the body. Crohn’s disease has…
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Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

Dry socket, also called alveolar osteitis, is a painful condition that sometimes happens after tooth extraction. When a tooth is removed, blood clots form to protect bone and nerves in the hole that is left. If the blood clot dissolves it leaves nerves exposed and slows down the healing process. Exposed nerves can cause pain in the socket and surrounding areas and the socket may be at risk of becoming…
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What Are Natural Hormones?

Patients often have questions about the differences between synthetic and natural hormones. Natural is a word that is sometimes overused and misunderstood. If you are looking for a natural progesterone cream or natural estrogen cream, what you are really looking for is a bioidentical hormone cream. We use the word bioidentical to describe the type of hormones we make at Woodland Hills Pharmacy. We prefer bioidentical because the word natural…
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Menopause Symptoms: Hot Flashes

Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy has been making bioidentical hormones at our location in Los Angeles, California for many years. Our experienced pharmacists customize each prescription – whether it is a bi-est cream, oxytocin tablet, or progesterone suppository – to the individual patient’s needs. We most frequently make these products for women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause. One of the most common symptoms of menopause women are seeking relief from…
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Topical NSAIDs for Arthritis

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently prescribed to treat arthritis pain and inflammation. When taken orally however, NSAIDs can lead to negative side effects including stomach upset, ulcers, and kidney and liver problems. Applying a medication on the skin directly to the area of pain limits the amount of the drug in the bloodstream compared to an oral medication. With customized topical NSAIDs made by a compounding pharmacy the systemic…
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Treating Chronic Pain with Fibromyalgia Pain Cream and Gel

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain throughout the body. The severity of the disorder can vary between individuals, but most experience pain in their muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The pain is a deep muscular pain that is sometimes described as “throbbing” or “pounding.”  Many people with this condition also suffer from fatigue, poor sleep patterns, or other symptoms that can vary between individuals. Women are…
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Osteoporosis and Bioidentical Hormones

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and affects about 54 million Americans. The risk of osteoporosis increases with age and is especially high for menopausal and post-menopausal women. One in two women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Many women do not know they have the condition until they experience a fracture – usually in the hip, spine, or wrist. Taking preventative measures to avoid osteoporosis…
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Treating Allergic Rhinitis from Seasonal Allergies

Spring is the time when people with seasonal allergies usually suffer the most. Seasonal allergies can vary depending on location, but high pollen counts in the Spring and Summer are the cause of many allergy-sufferers sinus symptoms. Allergens during these seasons can cause a condition called allergic rhinitis, which is another name for the familiar runny nose, sneezing, and itching associated with an allergic response. While some people will try…
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Hydroquinone Cream for Skin Lightening

One of the most common ingredients found in skin lightening creams is hydroquinone. This ingredient is frequently used by dermatologists to treat a variety of skin conditions. How Does Hydroquinone Work? Hydroquinone slows melanin production in areas where pigmentation has become darker than a person’s normal skin tone. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, which is needed to make melanin. The decrease in melanin from the medication lightens…
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