A 53-year-old female asked:
is it ok to use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for relief if i may be having some diverticulosis?
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Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: MOM is a GI irritant and thats how it WORKS for constipation...Diverticulosis are tiny balloon like pouches on a inner tire. High residue diet helps this condition. MOM and DIVERTICULOSIS don't "mix well"
Hope this helps !
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I have these painful blisters that are starting to crack and bleed on the sides of my mouth. Is this something I should be concerned about or is there any medication to relieve the pain?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Could a more supportive bra help relieve my back pain?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: A supportive bra won't hurt and could definitely help. Other important things to try are pregnancy yoga, wearing flat comfortable shoes, and sleeping with a pillow between your legs.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Do pain relief patches still expose me to high doses of acetaminophen?
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Gynecology 43 years experience
No: I don't know of any pain patches that contain tylenol or acetaminophen. They may contain fentanyl, a narcotic, or a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory). To be sure, if you are using over-the-counter patches, read the label carefully. If you are being prescribed patches, ask your doctor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I adopt better posture, can I prevent or relieve thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Shoulder Posture yes: Thoracic outlet syndrome is helped by paying attention to your shoulder posture and how your arms hang. The advice i give to patients is to avoid letting your arms just hang down by gravity while sitting watching tv, or while driving extended periods. Rather, support your flexed elbows up on cushions, to relieve the pressure on the delicate nerves coming out through the shoulder. Also get pt!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?
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Dermatology 23 years experience
Paralysis: Botox stops contraction of muscles. It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. Muscle spasms are rapid contractions of the muscle in question. Botox injection into the problematic muscle will prevent further contractions.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2015
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