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Menstrual (Definition)

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


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Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Are there any home remedies for painful bowel spasms?

Peppermint: Peppermint oil can help as it acts as a smooth muscle relaxant. Probiotics may also help, but the research is better for peppermint oil. Hoping you know what's causing the "painful bowel spasms" and not just treating it in the dark. ...Read more

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Ear pain since two days. Any suggestions or home remedies or any medicine?

Ear pain since two days. Any suggestions or home remedies or any medicine?

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 more

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Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

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

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Are there any at home remedies or OTC meds one can take for relief from a cluster headache?

Are there any at home remedies or OTC meds one can take for relief from a cluster headache?

Consider hypnosis: I can't address the otc medicines, but have used hypnosis with people who suffer from migraines who want to reduce the amount of meds they take. Surely seek medical consult in addition to hypnosis. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for menstrual cramps?

What are some home remedies for menstrual cramps?

Motrin or Aleve (naproxen): You could try over-the-counter Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) to see if they help. Also try a heating pad. But if the cramps are severe and not relieved, you should be evaluated by your primary doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural remedy for relieving bloating during my period?

Can there be any natural remedy for relieving bloating during my period?

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

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What home remedies can I try for persistent hemorrhoids?

What home remedies can I try for persistent hemorrhoids?

Sitz bath: This is warm water and epsom salts in a bath.It does work. ...Read more

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Horrible menstrual cramps, any home remedies? I heard chamomile tea helps a little. Any other herbal remedies?

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

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Any home remedies for an unbearable earache?

Any home remedies for an unbearable earache?

Need to see a doctor: For an unbearable earache, need to se an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Are there any quick home remedies for slight belly ache and headache?

Are there any quick home remedies for slight belly ache and headache?

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

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Quick home remedies for cramps?

Quick home remedies for cramps?

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

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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​

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

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Is their any home remedies i can use tonight for some relief form a yeast infection with burning ?

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

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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

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Are there any effective home remedies for treating menstrual cramps?

Are there any effective home remedies for treating menstrual cramps?

Simple can work: Many prevent the symptoms before they start by taking naproxen at the first indication menses is going to start.This now OTC med interferes with the creation of the chemicals that trigger the cramping. You continue it twice a day until after menses stops. ...Read more

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What are some useful remedies, homemade or otherwise, for toothache pain?

What are some useful remedies, homemade or otherwise, for toothache pain?

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 more

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What are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

What are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

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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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more