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Chicken Pox

Shingles

A woman has shingles and is left with unbearable dagger-like pain. She has been to the doctor and the pain clinic, but nothing helps. Can readers suggest any alternatives?

Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is a very contagious disease caused by a virus (Varicella/herpes zoster). It is spread from child to child, and sometimes to adults, by sneezing, coughing, contaminated clothing and direct contact with open blisters. Children exposed to...

Aromatherapy and Children

Care must be taken in treating children with essential oils, although there are any number of safe ones. Use one-third to one-half the adult dose, or a 1-percent dilution (five or six drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil), and don't...

The Vaccines

There are risks and adverse side effects associated with many vaccines. Dr. Randall Neustaedter discusses the risks associated with some of our most common vaccines: Pertussis (Whooping Cough), polio, hepatitis B, Varicella (Chicken Pox), mumps...