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Mon, Aug 3 4:06pm · Basal Cell Carcinoma on Leg in Skin Health

Hello, I was just diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on my leg. I did not know I had it until I had ongoing pain in my calf that began during covid. When I was seen by the doctor after re-opening, I told her I was worried about a blood clot but she ruled that out. She asked about a lesion on my leg that I had been told by a dermatologist 15 years ago in my 30’s that it was “absolutely nothing and didn’t need to be followed”. She sent me for a biopsy that came back as basal cell carcinoma. The dermatologist who did the biopsy said that maybe years ago it was “nothing” but it had recently changed. My main worry is that the pain in my calf is a sign that it has spread to the lymph nodes. Is there any other reason why basal cell carcinoma would cause pain if it was not being caused by spread to lymph nodes? Following the biopsy, I feel a substantial relief in the pain which makes me think it was pressing on something.

Fri, Jul 31 4:39pm · Bronchiectasis and diet in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I believe many folks take NAC which is very high in glutathione. I don't like pills so I try to find food sources.

Fri, Jul 31 11:19am · Bronchiectasis and diet in MAC & Bronchiectasis

A difficult to get rid of bacteria.

Fri, Jul 31 10:59am · Bronchiectasis and diet in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Some dairy is actually beneficial. Most of the organic cheeses are "raw" or "unpasteurized". This is different or safer somehow than raw milk but still contains all of the lung benefits of raw dairy. Also organic whey protein powder is one of the best food sources of glutathione. Glutathione is something I learned about in this group as being a powerhouse for the lungs.

Sun, Jul 19 12:45pm · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi, I hadn't heard that before but it wouldn't surprise me. It is a lovely herb and seems to grow near people who need it. I had not heard of it until I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis the same year we moved into a house in Canada that had tons of it growing in the back yard. I discovered the plant first and about 3 months later got my diagnosis. I have used the liquid tincture also but don't find it to be mucus producing. I use the tincture because it is supposed to nourish the lungs generally like salmon and garlic, etc.

Wed, Jul 15 1:55pm · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Mullein is a common herb like dandelion so it might be in your yard. I buy my mullein tea at the natural food store. I think Amazon carries Celebration Herbals tea brand. It is caffeine free and pretty mild tasting. There is a Wisconsin tea farm that blends it with peppermint but it is not as effective I find.

Wed, Jul 15 11:46am · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi, Mullein tea really helps loosen up sputum for my sputum tests. Celebration Herbals makes a plain Mullein loose leaf tea with no other herbs added. It takes a day or two for it to loosen after drinking the tea.

Apr 21, 2018 · Alternative (herb) medications in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I just purchased that book (Herbal Antibiotics) when I was in Vermont last weekend. I agree it is a great book but there are so many herbs in it to try. Can I ask which herbs you tried? The person in Vermont who recommended the book said he had luck with Sida and Cryptolepis.