Home Remedies For Swollen Thyroid Gland

You may be a new parent or a parent of five kids, but when your baby is crying nonstop you will worry and take him immediately to the doctor many times simply to find out your baby has colic and there is nothing the doctor can do. Most doctors will simply tell you to wait it out and around three months of age your baby's colic should take care of itself. This can be a long time to wait when your baby is miserable and crying incessantly. So, if you aren't the sit around and wait type then you might consider some home remedies for your baby. Remember, however, that the following home remedies will not work for all babies and you may need to try several before finding the best one for your baby. A great and simple home remedy that just might soothe the colic in your baby is a massage. There are many massage techniques that help reduce discomfort and aid in the passing of gas which you can learn online, from books, or even a massage therapist. Most of these techniques are easy and do not require any experience in massage at all. Generally massage is a positive way to treat your child's colic because it is believe to treat the cause of colic rather than the symptoms resulting in a happier and healthier baby, not to mention parents. Different babies respond to massage in different ways, some very successfully and others not at all. However, it is certainly worth a try because if it works massage is an easy way to help your baby pass gas and avoid the pains of colic. Give massage a try and see if it helps your baby. Yet another home remedy for colic is herbal tea. Most parents are unaware of this home remedy, but it really does work for many babies. Also, most doctors believe it is perfectly safe to administer up to four ounces of herbal tea to an infant on a daily basis. You should of course check with your doctor first, but if you get the go ahead you will find peppermint, chamomile, ginger, and catnip the most successful at alleviating colic pain and discomfort. Remember, however, that when you give your baby herbal teas you should stick to their regular meal schedule as well because they need the nutrition of a meal that just is not found in herbal tea. You may also find burping beneficial in reducing colic or helping your baby feel better. Most parents feed their baby and then burp, however doing this with a colic prone baby means more air will enter the baby's tiny digestive system and more gas will be created that causes severe discomfort. So, when it is close to feeding time try burping your child before, during, and after to help reduce gas. Your baby might not like this at first, but it is worthwhile if it reduces the amount of discomfort your baby is in. Another easy home remedy for a colicky baby is a warm bath, warm water bottle, or other warming device that will heat your baby's stomach but not get too hot and burn baby. It is amazing, but warm water generally relaxes the intestines allowing the baby to pass gas and ease discomfort. It seems amazing that something as easy as a warm bath can ease the discomfort of colic, but many times it does the trick! Your baby can't help the discomfort of colic and you as a parent should remember that your baby is crying out from pain and discomfort. So try and remain calm and try some of these home remedies to help your baby feel better and not suffer from colic so much.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    TMJ Disorder - Are there any home remedies to curing this?
    I have been suffering from TMJ for several years now. I have tried the mouth splint and it didn't help, it actually made it worse. Are there any home remedies that you can suggest that may be helpful in curing or elevating the symptoms? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      TMJ Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

      Pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints may radiate to the neck or shoulders. Joints may be overstretched. You may experience muscle spasms from TMJ syndrome. You may feel pain every time you talk, chew, or yawn. Pain usually appears in the joint itself, in front of the ear, but it may move elsewhere in the skull, face, or jaw and lead to headaches, dizziness, and even migraines.
      TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and hearing loss. Sometimes people mistake TMJ pain for an ear problem, such as an ear infection, when the ear is not the problem at all.
      When the joints move, you may hear sounds, such as clicking, grating, and/or popping. Others may also be able to hear the sounds. Clicking and popping are common. This means the disc may be in an abnormal position. Sometimes no treatment is needed if the sounds give you no pain.
      Your face and mouth may swell on the affected side.
      The jaw may lock wide open (then it is dislocated), or it may not open fully at all. Also, upon opening, the lower jaw may deviate to one side. You may find yourself favoring one painful side or the other by opening your jaw awkwardly. These changes could be sudden. Your teeth may not fit properly together, and your bite may feel odd.
      You may have trouble swallowing because of the muscle spasms.
      Headache and dizziness may be caused by TMJ syndrome. You may feel nauseous or vomit.

      Cause: The endocrine glands produce hormones to regulate human traits, namely, Kama [desire], Krodha[anger], Lobha[Selfishness and greed]Moha[[love], Mada[lust] and matsaryas[affections]. Hormonal Imbalance is the root cause of all the chronic and dreaded & incurable diseases/syndromes or it may also be congenital due to genetic predispositions + bad diet.
      The symptoms cited---------an offshoot of blocked energy + accumulated toxins in Brain, Spinal cord, liver, lungs, Thyroid & Parathyroid, lymphatic system, Kidneys, Spleen, gonads, hormonal imbalance with a displaced solar plexus.

      Target Therapy is worth trying. It is the God-given therapy communicated to the mankind through THE RIGVEDA, one of the Hindu scriptures. Dr.Vora[late], the world renowned Acupressurist and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 2,00,000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses, brain & spinal cord affected disorders and also many other most dreaded diseases.

      Target Therapy with the aid of Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies, comprising Ayurveda-[ Using Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements manufactured India and USA, approved by USFDA, in KOSHER, HALAL, GMP, ISO ETC., and made available at Stores in your vicinity in 40 countries all over the globe. No Side Effects.] Homeopathy, Biochemic salts, Herbal Remedies, Yoga/Meditation, Magneto-therapy, Sidha, etc., U can have sizable & perceivable cure/relief in 45-90 days. @ no/affordable costs, No side effects, and No Hospitalization.
      U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, ADD/ADHD, HIV/AIDS, Crohn s Syndrome, Gilbert s Syndrome, IBS, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Alzheimer s Syndrome, Parkinson s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc.,

      Dr.Vora designed it in such a way that the costs are the least for the survival/rescue of common man and the poor in villages, towns and metropolis on the globe; with NO insurance cover & NO money to bear the costs of chemo. It is most suitable to all the youngsters on this entire globe.
      U may study it, discuss with Ur family members/friends/acquaintances and slowly and steadily implement it for the best results.

      No side effects and no risk. If it clicks, mostly possible, U shall have a cure. Lest, the therapy keeps mum. No extra risk. It is the most suitable line of treatment even for the terminally ill patients. Cancer cure/prevention is quite possible. U may try it for any incurable disease including cancer of any organ[s], post-surgical recurrence of tumors, Leukemia, ADD/ADHD, HIV/AIDS, Crohn s Syndrome, Gilbert s Syndrome, colon cancer, Thalassemia, Alzheimer s Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, bone TB., Tinnitus, all brain & spinal cord disorders, CLL, Crohn s Syndrome, endometriosis, etc., ---it should aim @ [3] steps.
      1. Removal of toxins from all internal organs & purging through Normal Drainage systems, feces, urine, skin, lungs, menses [females].
      2. Activating all the internal organs to make each & every organ to function up to optimum levels, by purging out toxins.
      3. Supplying vitamins, nutrients, micro-nutrients, minerals, trace elements for invigorating the entire Immune system to produce antibodies.
      All items for a cure available in Ur vicinity all over the globe.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this horrid rash?
    I've been sick for a while now, a bad cough. I've had a few fevers since I've gotten the cough. Well this morning I woke up and a rash was on my arms and legs. It's a red, raised rash... appearing in random blotches. I bought some cortisone and rubbed it on my skin. Still no success. Any good home remedies or medicines I could try out to help calm it?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a doctor but a podiatrist. I am studying allergy.
      Basically, the 'target rash' is an allergy to the cough bacteria, some sort of strep.....
      You should try the anti-histamine Fexofenadine 180mg per day, 60mg every 8 hours is best.

      Erythema annulare centrifugum
      This covers a number of chronic annular (ring-shaped) and erythematous (red) skin eruptions. A large number of other descriptive terms have been used to classify these types of lesions, some of which include figurate erythema, annular erythema, erythema perstans, erythema gyratum perstans, erythema gyratum repens and erythema figuratum perstans.

      Erythema gyratum repens
      (due to gastric carcinoma)
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (annular erythema).
      What are the signs and symptoms?
      Eruptions may occur at any time throughout life, from infancy to old age. The eruption usually begins as small raised pink-red spot that slowly enlarges and forms a ring shape while the central area flattens and clears. There may be an inner rim of scale. The rings enlarge at a rate of about 2-5 mm/day until they reach a diameter of about 6-8 cm. Sometimes the lesions do not form complete rings but grow into irregular shapes. One or several lesions may be present.

      Lesions most often appear on the thighs and legs, but may occur on the face, trunk and arms. They are usually without symptoms but in some patients may cause mild itching.

      What causes erythema annulare centrifugum?
      Often no specific cause for the eruptions is found. However, it has been noted that erythema annulare centrifugum is sometimes linked to underlying diseases and conditions. These include:

      Bacterial, fungal and viral infections such as tuberculosis, sinusitis, candidiasis or tinea
      Drugs including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, oestrogen, penicillin and amitriptyline
      Cancer (especially the type known as erythema gyratum perstans, in which there are concentric and whirling rings)
      Food, most often blue cheese or tomatoes
      Recurrent or chronic appendicitis
      Cholestatic liver disease (blocked bile system)
      Graves disease (overactive thyroid gland)
      In these situations, erythema annulare centrifugum resolves once the underlying cause is treated or the offending drug is stopped.

      What is the treatment of erythema annulare centrifugum?
      Erythema annulare centrifugum usually clears up by itself. Eruptions may be last from anywhere between a few weeks to many years (the average duration is 11 months). Most cases require no treatment, however topical corticosteroids may be helpful in reducing redness, swelling and itchiness.

      Related information
      References:
      Book: Textbook of Dermatology. Ed Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJB, Champion RH, Burton JL. Fourth edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications.

      On DermNet NZ:
      Rheumatic fever, erythema marginatum
      Lyme disease, erythema migrans
      Other websites:
      Erythema Annulare Centrifugum from Medscape Reference
      Books:
      See the DermNet NZ bookstore

      Author: Vanessa Ngan, staff writer
      lergy.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get breast cancer?
    Im just wondering for future reference, how do you get breast cancer? What are the signs and what causes it?

    • ANSWER:
      BREAST CANCER*:
      Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:
      A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
      Bloody discharge from the nipple
      Change in the size or shape of a breast
      Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
      Inverted nipple
      Peeling, scaling or flaking of the nipple or breast skin
      Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange

      Why breast cancer is prevalent amongst the youth?
      1.In the 'Bra and Breast Cancer Study' in the United States , It was discovered that women with breast cancer had a history of sporting tighter and longer bra-wearing than did the women who had not (yet) developed the disease. Wearing a bra whole day and while @ home. When a woman wears a tight bra, she subjects her breasts to pressure, closing off the lymphatic pathway from the breast to the nodes. This causes fluid built-up swelling, tenderness and cyst formation. Toxins must be flushed out via the lymphatic. However, a bra-constricted breast cannot adequately perform this cleansing process, resulting in toxin accumulation in the breast.

      2.Thyroid and parathyroid glands are the first victims in any type of cancer including breast cancer.
      3.Bad dietary habits- Obesity- McDonald s Pizzas, Burgers, KFC s deep-freezed & deep fried chicken, ghee, butter, chocolates, excessive consumption of rice, Calorific value of intake is more than output, etc.
      4.Stress, strain and tensions of modern life. A modern woman has to perform double duties, house wife as well as employment.
      5.Irregular menses.
      6.Sexual Promiscuity-vis- -vis-HIV/AIDS,STDs It is inevitable to indulge in the indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids resulting in hormonal imbalance, irregular menses, heavy periods, amenorrhea----all symptoms induced by steroids.
      7.Non-indulgence in breast feeding by the modern mother in the name of losing her prettiness, good and aesthetic shapes.
      8.In terms of Acupressure the causes of cancer----a disturbed solar plexus, blocked energy in endocrine glands, gonads, brain & spinal cord, hormonal imbalance, irregular menses, bad dietary habits, chronic internal hemorrhages induced by drugs, loss of appetite, heavy loss of weight, anemia, chronic allergies, unhealed wounds/injuries, chronic infections, accumulation of toxins and heat in the internal organs, etc.

      Any lump or tumor in the breast should be suspected until proved benign. The growth is hard and adherent to the skin or deeper tissues, ulceration, nipple is retracted and auxiliary lymph nodes are enlarged. Tenderness is not uncommon.
      Different medications are available depending upon signs and symptoms.
      For example, left nipple is sunken, skin adherent. Ulceration discharging very offensive fluid. Auxiliary glands swollen hard and knotted. Lancinating pains in the tumor during night. For all these symptoms or at least a majority of them, the best remedy is Asterius rub 30 dosage 4 globules t.d.s.

      Source: HEALTH IN UR HANDS by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is my doctor doing all he can for my thyroid?
    A couple of weeks ago I had blood work done and was told I have an overactive thyroid. I have almost every symptom (hair loss, fatigue, depression, anxiety, chest pain, unclear thoughts). My doctor wanted me to wait a month to run more tests. I insisted that I couldn't wait that long and got them within two weeks. They didn't say anything new. Now my doctor wants to wait another 6- 8 weeks to take more tests. I have my two little boys to take care of and can't possibly go on this long with these symptoms. Should I switch doctors or should I just wait to get more blood work done? Any help and knowledge on overactive thyroid would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Daisy

      Here are some answers and some ideas to start the healing process.

      Hyperthyroidism

      Definition
      Hyperthyroidism is a health condition caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      The thyroid is one of your body's "master" glands, meaning that it influences and regulates overall metabolism and the overall health of most of the cells in your body, including helping to form protein RNA (the building blocks of life) for every cell and to increase oxygen consumption by most cells. Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland consists of two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe (trachea).

      Symptoms
      Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, enlarged thyroid (goiter), moist skin, trembling or tremors, erratic pulse pressure levels (too high or too low), fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, bulging eyes, excessive sweating, increased appetite, low tolerance to heat, diarrhea, chest pain, and gastrointestinal disorders. In older people with hyperthyroidism, however, the opposite of the above symptoms can occur. Overall, hyperthyroidism is much rare than hypothyroidism (under active thyroid function).

      Hyperthyroidism may be associated with and often is called Graves' disease, a condition characterized by an enlarged thyroid, bulging eyes bulge, rash and swelling in front of the lower leg.

      Cause
      Abnormal immune response is believed be a possible cause of hypothyroidism. The exact cause is not known, but certain antibodies from the immune system will launch an assault on the thyroid, disturbing hormone production. Lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid also disrupt hormone production. Temporary hyperthyroidism can be caused by infection or inflammation, and certain prescription drugs.

      Hyperthyroidism is less common than Hypothyroidism, yet for both diseases, women appear to be more susceptible than men. Be aware that a malfunctioning thyroid may be the cause of recurring illnesses.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that naturally suppress excess thyroid hormone production. Such foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peaches, and pears. Eliminate dairy products, over consumption of wheat products, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy Thyroidium is very helpful in assisting in proper thyroid regulation.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot, celery, spinach, and parsley juice; or juice made from a combination of cabbage, watercress, and spinach.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help regulate thyroid function: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, choline, trace minerals, iodine, kelp, and thyroid glandulars.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hyperthyroidism: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  5. QUESTION:
    What happens if you don't treat hypothyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Yankee

      Here are the answers you need.

      Hyperthyroidism

      Definition
      Hyperthyroidism is a health condition caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

      The thyroid is one of your body's "master" glands, meaning that it influences and regulates overall metabolism and the overall health of most of the cells in your body, including helping to form protein RNA (the building blocks of life) for every cell and to increase oxygen consumption by most cells. Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland consists of two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe (trachea).

      Symptoms
      Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, enlarged thyroid (goiter), moist skin, trembling or tremors, erratic pulse pressure levels (too high or too low), fatigue, anxiety, weight loss, bulging eyes, excessive sweating, increased appetite, low tolerance to heat, diarrhea, chest pain, and gastrointestinal disorders. In older people with hyperthyroidism, however, the opposite of the above symptoms can occur. Overall, hyperthyroidism is much rare than hypothyroidism (under active thyroid function).

      Hyperthyroidism may be associated with and often is called Graves' disease, a condition characterized by an enlarged thyroid, bulging eyes bulge, rash and swelling in front of the lower leg.

      Cause
      Abnormal immune response is believed be a possible cause of hypothyroidism. The exact cause is not known, but certain antibodies from the immune system will launch an assault on the thyroid, disturbing hormone production. Lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid also disrupt hormone production. Temporary hyperthyroidism can be caused by infection or inflammation, and certain prescription drugs.

      Hyperthyroidism is less common than Hypothyroidism, yet for both diseases, women appear to be more susceptible than men. Be aware that a malfunctioning thyroid may be the cause of recurring illnesses.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that naturally suppress excess thyroid hormone production. Such foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peaches, and pears. Eliminate dairy products, over consumption of wheat products, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy Thyroidium is very helpful in assisting in proper thyroid regulation.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot, celery, spinach, and parsley juice; or juice made from a combination of cabbage, watercress, and spinach.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help regulate thyroid function: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, choline, trace minerals, iodine, kelp, and thyroid glandulars.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hyperthyroidism: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

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