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Vicks Vapo-What?? My mother is consistently one who loves a “catch all”. From using Robitussin as a cough aid, allergy medication, “hot toddy” additive and hair growth serum, she loves to use one thing for ALL things. Coconut oil for dry skin, scalp dryness, sunscreen, cholesterol.  The list is infinite.  I have found that my patients are very...
Medical Myth Buster: Green Alcohol for Foot Pain!? In the last few months I have had a rash of patients come in to the office describing the usage of green alcohol for just about every foot ailment under the sun. Patients have attempted using this product for the relief of pain from ingrown nails, ankle sprains, bunions and pretty much anything else you could...

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Cabbage Not Just for Cole Slaw? One of my mom’s favorite remedies for ankle sprains was to wrap cabbage around the ankle joint for an hour or more to help decrease inflammation.  This would often be repeated for a second time later in the day.  However, what does literature say about this natural home remedy? Interestingly enough, cabbage has been used in...
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Medical Myth Buster: Onion in the Sock The internet has become a valuable resource for medical information for patients. There are several reputable web sites managed by doctors and other medical specialists, such as Webmd, that provide patients with free access to information about a wide variety of medical conditions. The internet can unfortunately also be a source of potentially harmful misinformation and...

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Medical Myth Buster: Duct Tape and Warts I have recently seen several kids at the public pool wearing pieces of duct tape underneath their feet to cover their plantar warts. However, is this method really effective in the treatment of warts? The scientific community suggests that this may not be the best option. The practice of duct tape to cover warts was first...
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