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Are there good over-the-counter solutions to solve loud snoring?

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 more

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Dr. David May
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Loud Snoring (Definition)

Snoring that is loud. Often signifies partial airway obstruction. Maybe part of ...Read more


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What are some natural or home remedies you have used on your own children to help solve sleep issues?

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

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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 recommendation for over-the-counter fixes for dry mouth?

Are there any recommendation for over-the-counter fixes for dry mouth?

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

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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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Are there any home remedies or do it yourself methods to stop smoking other than the over-the-counter products in stores?

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 more

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What are some good anti-snoring home remedies or solutions?

What are some good anti-snoring home remedies or solutions?

Sleep apnea: Weight loss, avoiding sleeping on your back ( sew a pocket onto the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it to prevent sleeping on your back), avoiding alcohol before bed, breath rite strips, decongestants. ...Read more

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Is there something I can buy over the counter to improve penis sensitivity?

Is there something I can buy over the counter to improve penis sensitivity?

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

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Are there any good ways to get over jet lag?

Are there any good ways to get over jet lag?

Melatonin and Light: Melatonin is an over-the-counter supplement you can use to reset your biological clock. Taking it signals your brain that it is "night" so you can fall asleep more easily. Going out in sunlight will help reset your brain to "day" so you'll stay awake. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some affordable ways to treat scabies with at what are good home remediesor over the counter?

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

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Are there any natural solutions that can stop my husband snoring?

Are there any natural solutions that can stop my husband snoring?

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 more

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Are there any foods or simple exercises i can use to counter the tiring effects of sitting at a computer all day?

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

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Is there anything over the counter I can buy to help cure prostatis?

Is there anything over the counter I can buy to help cure prostatis?

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 more

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Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

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

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Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?

Are there any type of over-the-counter remedies for getting an autistic child to go to sleep at night?

Melatonin: Melatonin is the first otc that comes to mind. Typically 3mg. There are forms of melatonin in an oral spray available online if the child can't do pills. I have also had parents report that an epsomsalt bath to soak in help them sleep. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more