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A 37-year-old member asked:

will viscous lidocaine work on a canker sore?

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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Yes and No: It will help alleviate some of the discomfort of the ulcer, but it will not have any effect in shortening the healing process or prevention of future ulcers.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Maybe : A topical treatment like viscous lidocaine or any OTC product can provide temporary relief. Avoid spicy, and acidic foods. If if doesn't heal in 2weeks, or you get them often see a dentist or oral surgeon

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Why is my belly button sore and irritated?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
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Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia.
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What can I do if my breasts are sore during pregnancy?

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Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 may help decrease breast tenderness in early pregnancy. Most of the tenderness later in pregnancy may be related to increased breast size without upgrading to a bigger, better bra.
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Why does the skin on my stomach feel like it's burning? It is not red at all, but it is extremely sore.

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Common complaint: We don't know why this happens but almost all pregnant women do complain of this odd sensation around their bellybuttons.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

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Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self.
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I used peroxide for a tooth ache will it help or not?

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Dr. Jai Prakash
Dentistry 51 years experience
It depends .: Toothache can occur due to various reasons. If you have decay, peroxide will not help. If the problem is due to gums being inflamed, peroxide might help to some extent. You need to see a dentist asap.

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