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Are There Good Over The Counter Solutions To Solve Loud Snoring
Yes: I agree that it is most important to see a knowledgeable doctor to check if you are at risk for sleep apnea. At home, consider a positioning device that prevents you from sleeping on the back, if snoring is mostly in that position. Alcohol and exercise avoidance within several hours of bedtime may reduce it. Inexpensive oral appliances that advance the jaw could help if tolerated. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What are some natural or home remedies you have used on your own children to help solve sleep issues?
Patience is perfect: Teaching your child to sleep does not happen overnight. Like all other developmental skills, some pick it up quick and some need a lot of practice. Start at an early age - encourage infant to learn "self-soothing". Then have a bedtime routine that you are consistent with, but don't put your child in bed asleep. They need to learn to fall asleep in their own bed environment. Be patient. ...Read more
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
Treatments not fixes: There are no over the counter cures for dry mouth. The first step should be to diagnose the cause. There are several otc treatments for the symptoms. These include sipping water all day, using a humidifier in cold weather, keeping sugarless gum or candy in your mouth. There are also otc moisturizers. My favorite is oasis brand. Ask your pharmacist for local availability. ...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
What is the best way to fix stained teeth? There are so many options out there to correct stained teeth - both home remedies and at the dentist office. What option actually is most effective and lasts the longest?
Are there any home remedies or do it yourself methods to stop smoking other than the over-the-counter products in stores?
Your own quit kit: Clear out all the cigarettes, matches, lighters and ash trays from your home and car. Make a quit kit with items that will distract you from thinking about smoking. Gum, mints or fresh vegetables for your mouth; worry beads, paper clips or a pen for your hands; try to stay away from other smokers; brush your teeth right after eating; have someone to call if you don't think you can resist a smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: A small percentage of man do complain of decreased penile sensitivity. Very little scientific data or evidence available for reference. Seen more commonly with aging, circumcised men, suboptimal health, and too frequent masturbation. Treatment: optimize health and lifestyle; reduce masturbation, and use a good-quality skin moisturizer or cream (e.g. Vit E, cocoa or shea butter, Man1 Man Oil) ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?
Scabies: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. ...Read more
Snoring: Several possibilities: some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an ear nose & throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any foods or simple exercises i can use to counter the tiring effects of sitting at a computer all day?
Try these: Shake your feet or legs every few minutes to maintain good circulation, do slow deep breathing every now and then, look at lovely scenery /pictures of your family in front of you to stimulate your senses and minimize boredom, listen to soft background music of your choice, do some neck exercises- side to side, up and down and rotation motions, think of jokes, get up and talk with someone etc. ...Read more
Are there any effective ways to stop clenching your teeth in your sleep, other than a mouth guard?
No.: Treatment of prostatitis requires antibiotics at the very least. While antibiotics may be over-the-counter in some countries, in the U.S. they are not. If you think you have prostatitis, you need to see a doctor to be sure and to get the appropriate treatment. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?
Best remedy to stop toothache pain at home? I've heard of orajel. Is that the best way to deal with minor toothache pain at home, or are there other, better things?
As : As the other doctors have advised, it is prudent to make an appointment with a dentist and have your teeth checked out to determine the cause of the toothache, however minor. Orajel is only a topical analgesic. It might not effectively relieve your pain. Any painkiller will only temporarily relieve your symptoms, but it is wise to get to the bottom of the problem, so it doesn't return twice as worse. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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