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Low Dose Naltrexone Dosage

Low dose naltrexone is used to treat a variety of chronic conditions that often do not respond to other treatments. The drug has been getting a lot of attention lately from both prescribers and patients due to its demonstrated efficacy and safety and also its low monthly cost. However there is a lot of misinformation out there about the correct dosing for naltrexone. While the research on low dose naltrexone…
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LDN Used for Treating Gulf War Illness

Low dose naltrexone has been found to be a viable alternative treatment for a variety of immune-related conditions including fibromyalgia and chronic inflammatory response syndrome. Every month, a new case report or study is published that shows positive results with the use of this drug. The most recent trial was conducted on patients suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI). GWI refers to a collection of symptoms shared by Gulf War…
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Compounding for MCAS

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a chronic condition that involves over-activation of mast cells. MCAS manifests in a variety of symptoms that can come and go over time. This makes it hard to “pin down” a diagnosis for many patients, who sometimes struggle for years before finding a doctor who can help them.  MCAS may be more prevalent than we now realize because of this difficulty. For patients who…
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Tranexamic Acid Applications

Tranexamic acid is antifibrinolytic medication that has numerous applications. It is primarily used to control bleeding – in particular heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding associated with oral surgeries. First discovered in the 1960s, tranexamic acid is now included on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines and is used regularly in clinics throughout the world. It is only recently that it has been recognized for its potential to save…
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What is the Best Canker Sore Treatment?

Canker sores are a common complaint, with 80% of the population getting them at some point in their lives. In most cases they go away on their own and occur infrequently. For some individuals, however, they can become chronic. The best canker sore treatment is usually a compounded formulation with multiple effective ingredients. For both those who get an occasional sore and those that have them regularly, a compounded treatment…
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Addison’s Disease and Hydrocortisone Capsules

Addison’s disease is a rare condition that results in insufficient production of hormones by the adrenal glands. It is primarily treated with the use of glucocorticoids like hydrocortisone, which helps restore normal production of cortisol. If the disease goes undetected for a long time, it may take an accident or illness to become aware of the disease. When this happens it is referred to as an Addisonian crisis and is…
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Miracle Mouthwash

Miracle mouthwash, also sometimes referred to as magic mouthwash, is a broad term used to describe a variety of oral rinses for treating stomatitis and oral thrush. These mouthwashes are frequently prescribed for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.  A miracle mouthwash most often contains a combination of ingredients that can include an antihistamine, corticosteroid, antibiotic, antifungal, and anesthetic. Since there are no commercially available mouthwashes with each of these ingredients,…
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Antifungal Mouthwash for Thrush

Oral thrush, which is due to an accumulation of the fungus Candida albicans, is the most common type of oral fungal infection. Oral thrush occurs when the fungus Candida albicans over-accumulates in the mouth and causes a white coating on the tongue. This fungus is often present in a healthy mouth but can cause oral thrush if it is not managed by the body’s normal immune response.  It is especially…
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Treating Zika Virus with the Antimalarial Chloroquine

When the Zika virus spread into the United States last year, the main concern was the potential damage it could cause to the fetus in pregnant women. While the virus results in mild symptoms for adults like headache and skin rashes, in pregnant women it can result in a child being born with microcephaly and other abnormalities. There is no known drug that can completely eliminate the virus, so treatment…
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Ketotifen for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and mastocytosis are two conditions that affect how mast cells function. There is no cure for these conditions and in most cases they are present because of a genetic predisposition. Treatments focus on improving the dermatological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and other symptoms that result from overproduction of certain chemical mediators. Antihistamines are one of the most frequently used types of medications for managing these symptoms. The…
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