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Ask Dr. Bob: Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Molluscum Contagiosum & More!

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In this episode, Dr. Bob answers your questions for conditions including Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Molluscum Contagiosum, Grave's Disease, and many more.

1. I would like to hear more about fruit causing a fatty liver. Also about the hybrid fruit comment. Thank you. I learn so much from your videos.

Fruit has high fructose, which creates a demand for your liver to work overtime. We are increasingly seeing this in our practice members who are female and between 15-25 years of age.

2. Dr. Bob, What about Graves’ disease? I had radio-iodine, and was given too high a dose, so my thyroid was fried. Doctors don’t treat by symptoms. Do I need iodine, since the thyroid cannot absorb it anymore?

I would want to see your results from a TSH, T3, T4 (levels) and TPO and address a possible parasite issue.

You must get off gluten and sugar.

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease is a common cause.

Because thyroid hormones affect a number of different body systems, signs and symptoms associated with Graves’ disease can be wide ranging and significantly influence your overall well-being. Although Graves’ disease may affect anyone, it’s more common among women and before the age of 40.

The primary treatment goals are to inhibit the overproduction of thyroid hormones and lessen the severity of symptoms. (Source: webmd.com)

3. Hi Dr. Bob, My 7 yr old has Molluscum Contagiosum. What would u do if one of your patients had it? I live in Ireland sadly can’t visit you.

For our readers:

Molluscum Contagiosum – Topic Overview

What is molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection that causes small pearly or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps may be clear, and the center often is indented. The infection is caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread but is not harmful.

What are the symptoms?

The bumps are round with a dimple in the center. They are a little smaller in size than the eraser on the end of a pencil. The bumps don’t cause pain. They may appear alone or in groups. They most often appear on the trunk, face, eyelids, or genital area. The bumps may become inflamed and turn red as your body fights the virus.

People who have a weakened immune system may have dozens of larger bumps. These may need special treatment.

How does molluscum contagiosum spread?

The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching the bumps and then touching the skin. Touching an object that has the virus on it, such as a towel, also can spread the infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another. Or it can spread to other people, such as among children at day care or school.

The infection is contagious until the bumps are gone.

The time from exposure to the virus until the bumps appear usually is 2 to 7 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months.

To prevent molluscum contagiosum from spreading:

Try not to scratch.

Put a piece of tape or a bandage over the bumps.

Do not share towels or washcloths.

If the bumps are on your face, don’t shave.

If the bumps are in your genital area, avoid sexual contact.

How is it diagnosed?

Your doctor will do a physical exam and may take a sample of the bumps for testing. If you have bumps in your genital area, your doctor may check for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as genital herpes. (Source: webmd)

Products I discuss: Agrisept & calcium.

No sugar and no milk

4. Dr. Bob, I saw a video of yours on YouTube, can you help me? I have Hidradenitis suppurativa. I went to the hospital and found out been suffering for over 3 years. I have been paleo, but i only lost weight. The sores went away but bumps are still there. Maybe I have a nightshade allergy? Is there a grocery list you could recommend for me to get better?

For our readers:

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) HS often goes undiagnosed for years due to a delay in seeking treatment and is frequently misdiagnosed.[4] There is currently no known cure nor any consistently effective treatment. Nutritional strategies of avoiding all inflammatory foods, i.e. eliminating sugar and fruit juices entirely and cutting out wheat, dairy eggs and particularly avoiding foods of the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers) has been associated remission of symptoms in sufferers. (Source: Wikipedia)

More info in video: First, improve your gut function (L-Glutamine, and a probiotic would help).

5. Dr. Bob, I would like to know your thoughts on this article: www.livestrong.com/article/555645-dangers-of-juicing-beets/#page=1

I do not promote juicing beets.

6. Dr. Bob I enjoy all your comments and study all the resources that you share. I went on your site and was going to order the iodine, but I didn’t know which one to order and also the Vitamin B’s. I was confused. I take Garden of Life 50 year old and wiser, 3mg of iodine, but thought maybe I needed to be taking 12 mg. I also take Vitamin D, 3mg.. How much should we be taking in Vitamin D? How my calcium should a lady over 65 should be taking?

7. Dr Bob, I started having lower back pain and sciatica in both of my legs. What do you suggest?

Come visit us in Cleveland!

8. What medically is going on if you continue to have outbreaks and how do you help yourself without living on medication everyday?

Focus on green vegetables, and stay away from dairy, peanut butter, and sugar.

9. What can a person do for skin parasites? Thank you.

Make sure you are eating sulfur-based foods (eggs, onion, garlic), and stay away from sushi.

10. Dr. Bob. I’ve had Achalasia for many years. My Esophagus is very dilated and extends lower than the LES. An EGD was performed about 8 days ago the LES was stretched to help food pass through. Can Chiropractic help this condition and how would the treatment be done? Hopefully you can give me your answer as soon as possible. Thanks for listening.

I would eat potassium-based foods (peas and avocado)

11. My question is – What can I do to avoid polyps and colon cancer?

I want you to eat a green-based diet, and stay away from toxic foods.

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