I can’t believe nicotine gum, which is for those trying to quit smoking, could be good for her in any way. I told her my concerns and she told me her doctor said it’s fine. What kind of doctor would think it’s OK to use nicotine? What could chewing the gum do to her health, when she was never a smoker to begin with?
Antibiotics for asthma
After four days, I already feel a difference – no inhalers, no chest constriction or shortness of breath, no continual coughing all night. It is like a miracle. Thank you for making me aware of an alternative to the steroid inhalers that were not working for me.
Eliminating these bacteria takes more than a few days. David Hahn, M.D., M.S., has found that azithromycin is effective in most cases, but it can take 12 weeks or more of once-weekly medication. To learn more about the protocol and the science behind it, you may wish to read “A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You – and Why,” written by Dr. David Hahn and published by People’s Pharmacy Press.
Is ibuprofen bad for heart?
I also have heard that ibuprofen use can block the benefits of low-dose aspirin. Is that true?
Do you have any recommendations for OTC analgesics? As a dentist, I want to make the best recommendation for my patients.
Naproxen may be somewhat less likely than ibuprofen to contribute to cardiovascular risk. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and naproxen (as well as diclofenac and other prescription pain relievers) raise the risk of a heart-rhythm disturbance called atrial fibrillation (BMJ Open online, April 8, 2014). NSAIDs also can raise blood pressure, so you may want to ask about antihypertensive medication before recommending one for pain relief (Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, June 2014).
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.