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Any Quick Home Or Otc Remedies For Painful Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Suggestions.: If the ear is tender to the touch in the canal, or if it's draining and the canal is swollen, there are drops in the pharmacy for 'swimmer's ear' that may help. Also take over the counter drugs like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If that doesn't help, you should have a doctor look inside to see if you need an antibiotic for a middle ear infection; something like Amoxicillin or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many reasons for earaches. If it is "swimmer's ear" hydrogen peroxide & colloidal silver in the ear can help. If it is a middle ear infection homeopathy is my favorite treatment- most docs give antibiotics but homeopathy may work better! see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/031014_ear_infections_homeopathics.Html for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/earache.Html. ...Read more
OTC is better: In my humble opinion but lots of opinions are out there. ...Read more
Some options: Bloating prior to or during your period is due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your dr’s approval) or otc meds that include a diuretic such as midol. Exercise and birth control pills may help. ...Read more
Sitz bath: This is warm water and epsom salts in a bath.It does work. ...Read more
Horrible menstrual cramps, any home remedies? I heard chamomile tea helps a little. Any other herbal remedies?
Some options: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid ^ sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food. Avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Be physically active. Acupuncture/acupressure = effective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds & heat can help with pain. Please d/w your dr/gyn. ...Read more
Caffeine/eucalyptics: Caffeine can often help and some may use eucalytic oils--rubbing on temples/neck area may help relief headaches. As for belly aches--warm, calming teas and a a heating pad on the belly may help. Tums (calcium carbonate) is not considered a home remedy, but just some calcium so it can help with tummy aches as well. If symptoms persist, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
MAGNESIUM APSARTATE: Muscle cramps can usually be helped by magnesium and potassium complexed with aspartate, the Amino Acid that carries minerals into the cells. There is also a homeopathic remedy, magnesium phosphorus, than can be take in low dose (3x to 30x) every 5-15 minutes sublingual until improved. For menstrual cramps, using a natural source of Progesterone to counter estrogen's stimulating effect. ...Read more
Ring in the ear: Try homeopathic cocculus. Can't make any promises. ...Read more
What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available
Skin abscess: Small skin abscesses (boils) will heal over time but often speeded by minor surgery to drain pus. Standard pain meds are recommended, such as aspirin (a "natural" medication derived from the willow tree). If the abscess is large, or with much pain or surrounding redness or fever, for sure needs drainage and often an antibiotic. In such cases, relying on "natural" remedies can be very dangerous. ...Read more
Is their any home remedies i can use tonight for some relief form a yeast infection with burning ?
Fresh Yogurt: Introducing live Lactobacillus via a small douche (about 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of warm water) soothes the itch and creates competition with the offending yeast. This is best followed up with a screen for other STD's, and diet assessment to rule out high sugar levels as a cause for the overgrowth of yeast. Invite your partner join you in a search for a source of the yeast or other STDs. Treat then ...Read more
Is there any over-the-counter or home remedies for yeast infections during pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks.
Probably not: There are a lot of "old wives tales tales" about how to take care of this problem & you should not listen to them. Considering your health and the health of your unborn child the best physician to give you the answer to your question is your OB/GYN. ...Read more
Options: Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen. Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. Salt warm water can also sooth the gum. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many good choices: My favorite home remedy for menstrual cramps is a hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts; you can also add lavender oil. Also magnesium taurate or glycinate about 400 mg/day helps. Herbs like cramp bark and black cohosh can help too. For sore throats try gargling with 1 tsp cayenne pepper in 1 cup water 4x/day- you can also add apple cider vinegar, raw honey and garlic. See earthclinic.com for more. ...Read more
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