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Are There Effective Over The Counter Medication To Reduce Hemorrhoid Pain
Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA infections can occur in many parts of the body, but blood infection, or internal infection with MRSA is life-threatening and needs IV antibiotics. More commonly, MRSA causes either skin infections or boils underneath skin. Prescription oral antibiotics are required: clindamycin, tetracycline, or "Bactrim". ...Read more
What are the symptoms of oral HPV? Are the lesions/warts painful? Is there any over the counter treatment for them like creams/pills...etc? Help
Usually no symptoms: Oral HPV infections are not rare, but a lot less common than genital ones. Almost all oral HPV infections are asymptomatic and invisible: no warts, bumps, pain, burning, or anything else. When warts do appear, they are painless bumps, often with a "cauliflower" appearance. There are no recommended OTC treatments. Happily, oral HPV is rarely dangerous. If you suspect oral warts, see your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any prescription medication that will alleviate gas formation tried everything over the counter--charcoal, beano etc.
Unlikely: Gas is from (1) air/carbonation we swallow, (2) inability to break down foods, or (3) production by bacteria. (1) charcoal or devrom; no soda. (2) eliminate (1@ time for 1 week) wheat, dairy, eggs, beans, oats, barley ... Read food labels to for hidden ingredients; read http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-avoid-and-decrease-problems-with-gas.Html for (3), ask your dr. To give Flagyl 500 mg 3x/day. ...Read more
Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?
Depends . . .: This must be addressed w/your family doc or pain management doc. Over-the-counter NSAIDs like Ibuprofen & Naproxen as dosed less than prescription versions. For instance, Ibuprofen is prescribed at 400mg, 600mg & 800mg. There are many prescription NSAIDs just like there are many cars. It's a matter of finding best for you. Depending upon pain, consider epilepsy drugs, capsaicin or lidocaine. ...Read more
Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?
Nsaids: No, they all similar profiles a,nd actions ...Read more
Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?
"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast infection, several safe, effective "over the counter" remedies are available, like Monistat. Use according to the label directions for best results. See your doc for an exam, testing & possible presciption med if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more
Yes / Why!: There are a lot of over the counter supplements that are high calorie protein supplements that can help, some are available by prescription or OTC and there are medications that can help with weight gain, the OTC ones promising muscle bulk are hype for the most part. The real question here is why? Does it run in the family? Are you underweight? Losing weight? Thyroid checked? Adrenals checked? ...Read more
There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more
Is there any topical gel to make costochondrits symptoms reduce the pain and permanently heal it?
Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisture: If you want to avoid medications, try to maintain good nasal health by using saline irrigations and keeping an appropriate moisture level in the air you breathe. Unfortunately, this won't help if you have a physical issue blocking the drainage of your sinuses. Finally, make sure that the problem really is sinus-related and not another kind of headache. ...Read more
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