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Herbal Remedies For Vaginal Thrush Or Bv

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...most severe cases, amphotericin B is used, but it can have serious side effects Alternative treatment: Mouthwash derived from tea-tree oil (not the oil itself -- this can be very irritating!) Candidiasis of the Vagina (Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis or Yeast Infection) May occur with high CD4 cell counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed...
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Echinacea and other herbal remedies

I received a vague warning to watch out for herbal remedies and was told that, for instance, echinacea may interfere with the effectiveness of HIV medication. Can you confirm that, and, are there other herbal remedies that have been proven to reduce...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Echinacea can usually be taken with most HIV regimens. St John's wort and garlic are 2 commonly used herbal remedies that have been shown to decrease the levels of some HIV medications through interaction with liver enzymes. Most herbal remedies Read more »

Herbal Remedies

My mum is on Trimune and has been tested for liver and kidney problems. The results are hepatic steatosis and early Renal Parenchymal likely Hivan. Her Dr asked her to have a kidney biopsy and she refuses. She now wants to go on herbal chinese...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
At this stage, it would be very important for her to stay on antiretroviral drugs, as this is the key to her long-term survival. It may be that one or more of the drugs she is taking is causing her kidney problems and the best way to identify this... Read more »

Homeopathic & herbal remedies

hello. i'm 25 y.o., hiv & hbv +. I am soon to begin meds because, while my hiv numbers have been good, my hep b viral load has shot up as have my liver functions. My question to you is, are there any supplements or homeopathic remedies, herbs...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Unlikely that any of these purported remedies will work. Make sure that your HIV regimen also includes meds that have activity against HBV, so both viruses can be treated at the same time. No good data that I am aware of that ozone therapy makes any... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Vaginal thrush is the term for a fungal infection ("Candida") of the vagina that commonly occurs in women. Symptoms may include burning or itching Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...treatment with a doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida causes candidiasis. This fungus is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Herbalism

What Is Herbalism? Why Do People With HIV Use Chinese Herbalism? How Are Chinese Herbs Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Do Chinese Herbs Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? What Is Herbalism? Healers in... Read more »
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