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    Default Herbal and aintibiotics question

    Save the antibiotics for the serious stuff."

    I have a question about this. My husband has cat scratch disease, we are
    three months into it right now, and it is still very severe. The disease
    specialist said he had never seen a bacteria count so high or a lymph node
    swollen so much in relation to this disease. Two weeks ago they put my
    husband on antibiotics, zithromax which he is to take every other day for
    three months, and vibramycin which he is to take twice a day for one month.
    I am concerned about this lowering his immune system. I am worried because
    he already seems to be getting a lot of colds and flus this season. Anyway I
    am wondering if there is anything he can take to boost his immune sytem and
    counteract the effects of the antibiotics. I am also concerned about future
    illnesses that may be more serious--there has never been a death from cat
    scratch disease, but most cases go away on there own within two months. It
    comes from getting scratched by an infected kitten, aparently 30% of kittens
    in CA are infected and ours was one. I'd love your input. I am already
    giving him some Jarro-Dophilus, but is there anything else that will boost
    his immune system.

    Also Lis, you mentioned in another post that a good place to start was to
    add tea and it would help your overall health. I am wondering what kind of
    tea do you recommend.

    Thank you so much,
    Melissa in Ca
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    Re: Herbal and aintibiotics question -- long response


    if you are concerned with a weakened immune system, my books suggest
    the following helpful supplements:
    acidophilus -- as directed on label...restores important bacteria to
    the intestinal tract
    coenzyme Q-10 -- 100 mg daily...increases resistance to infectious
    organisms
    garlic capsules -- 2 capsules 3 times daily...ordorless garlic that
    stimulates the immune system
    germanium -- 200 mg daily...improves oxygen and promotes interferon
    production
    kelp -- 8 tablets daily...a balanced mineral food, needed for immune
    system integrity, use it instead of salt
    l-cysteine -- 500 mg each, take twice daily...destroys free radicals
    and viruses, protects the glands, especially the liver
    vitamin B-6 -- 50 mg 3 times daily...this potentiates l-cysteine
    (above)
    lecithin -- as directed on label...coats the cells and aids in their
    protection
    multivitamin and mineral complex -- as directed on label...essential
    for healing and defense
    protein, free-form amino acids -- as directed on label...readily
    assimilated by the body since already 'broken down'
    there are several other suggestions, but I think those are for the
    SERIOUS health nut (some might be a bit squeamish)! LOL!
    Pau d'arco tea has an antibiotic effect. and it is recommended to
    begin a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and
    other foods that are high in fiber, avoiding processed foods, sugar,
    and soda.
    as Liss says...I'm not a doctor, just a collector of information and
    hope I've given you some things to consider. the supplements listed
    can be found in health food stores.
    mos
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    Re: Herbal and aintibiotics question -- long response


    if you are concerned with a weakened immune system, my books suggest
    the following helpful supplements:
    acidophilus -- as directed on label...restores important bacteria to
    the intestinal tract
    coenzyme Q-10 -- 100 mg daily...increases resistance to infectious
    organisms
    garlic capsules -- 2 capsules 3 times daily...ordorless garlic that
    stimulates the immune system
    germanium -- 200 mg daily...improves oxygen and promotes interferon
    production
    kelp -- 8 tablets daily...a balanced mineral food, needed for immune
    system integrity, use it instead of salt
    l-cysteine -- 500 mg each, take twice daily...destroys free radicals
    and viruses, protects the glands, especially the liver
    vitamin B-6 -- 50 mg 3 times daily...this potentiates l-cysteine
    (above)
    lecithin -- as directed on label...coats the cells and aids in their
    protection
    multivitamin and mineral complex -- as directed on label...essential
    for healing and defense
    protein, free-form amino acids -- as directed on label...readily
    assimilated by the body since already 'broken down'
    there are several other suggestions, but I think those are for the
    SERIOUS health nut (some might be a bit squeamish)! LOL!
    Pau d'arco tea has an antibiotic effect. and it is recommended to
    begin a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and
    other foods that are high in fiber, avoiding processed foods, sugar,
    and soda.
    as Liss says...I'm not a doctor, just a collector of information and
    hope I've given you some things to consider. the supplements listed
    can be found in health food stores.
    mos
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