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Arctic Heat Medication
Are there any medications for heat intolerance? I have severe heat intolerance due to autonomic neuropathy (30 years of type 1 diabetes). I am only comfortable when an AC is blowing cold air on me.
Really bad pain on right side of head, it would start in my cheek bone area, then spread to my right temple and down my neck. I've tried moist heat, cold compresses, OTC medication, nothing works. Please help.
Skin troubles: Using the word boils and having more than one leads any one of us here online to just recommend that you be seen in person by your family doctor or a dermatologist. Skin is not well suited for 'evaluation and treatment recommendations online. ...Read more
What kind of medication would you give me for my terrible headaches. Every time when i go outside in the sun or in the heat my head hurts. Why?
Sunglasses?: Sometimes when we go in the sun we squint and contract a lot of the muscles around the face and in the head causing pain. A simple solution is using dark sunglasses. ...Read more
Hello, I want to know if I should go to the doctors or not. For about 7 years i have been having on and off pains in my right upper thigh, I don't know what the cause is or even how to help the pain. I've tried heating pads, pain medications ect. But noth
Increase H2O or redu: You have to compensate the water loss via sweat due to excess heat by either increase oral replacement of water/fluids, or reduce/stop the diuretic, or u may need to do both depending on severity of heat and duration of exposure. It is a rather complicated balance and u must do that diligently or you may get in trouble with dehydration or fluid overload. Use a weight-scale. Good luck. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 153/90. With the summer heat coming on and i work as a laborer and im 51, 210 lbs , 5'5". Do i need to go on medication?
Bp: Probably. The best thing is to get lots of numbers. Check it at different times of the day and write them down. After a few weeks review them with your doctor (bring in your readings). We know that over time if it stays above 130/80 it leads to bad things like kidney damage, blocked arteries etc. ...Read more
When should I switch medications or add a medication? still feel stinging and severe itching from stress or heat aftr few months. Cholinergc urticaria
Tolerable?: If it's not working and it's getting worse then it's time to switch. If you can control the variables which cause this then it's better to avoid taking more meds. ...Read more
I have been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear.for the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse ?
How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when i get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g
Can epileptics have thermage procedures? Can facial thermage procedure provoke a seizure in an epileptic person? I'm an epileptic and when i take my medication, i rarely have seizures. However, i remember having a seizure caused by extreme heat when i was
I am experiencing neck pain, fatigue, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) My neck pain was present upon waking this morning. Medication and heating pad aren't helping.
It is time: to close your computer and call your PCP or go to a local UC clinic for a full medical workup: your symptoms cannot be diagnosed online. X-rays and exam are the most imprtant issues. ...Read more
Blood flow: Using ice or other cold therapy after an injury helps to decrease the blood flow to the area which helps to decrease the amount of swelling and may dull the pain as well. Using heat later will increase blood flow to the area, hopefully carrying off the mediators of inflammation and may help loosen up the joint to facilitate regaining any lost motion. ...Read more
Either: Ice shuts off blood supply while heat increases the blood supply which would make the healing process go faster. I recommend heat to my patients most of the time , but some feel better for a short time with ice in the beginning. ...Read more
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