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Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Arnica: Arnica gel has been used for centuries as a pain killer & topical anti-inflammatory, & to heal wounds several studies have found that arnica gel is no better than a placebo at pain relief. However, other studies have found that it decreased pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory effect. That said, if there is no inflammation, arnica would not help. ...Read more

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Allergic face rash. Is arnica gel the cause of this?

Allergic face rash. Is arnica gel the cause of this?

Arnica: Anything that your skin is allergic to can cause an allergic face rash. This is usually red, flaky, and itchy. Severe allergic reactions can even cause blisters. Stop using whatever you're allergic to. Hydrocortisone can help clear it up quickly. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

Is it too late to heal bruises with arnica gel?

How late?: I'm not sure how old the bruises are? Depending on this, arnica gel may help some. It's also helpful for swelling and soreness. It's very important to investigate the reason for your bruising, though. Were you injured? Bruising can also come from systemic bleeding problems, and arnica may not address those. ...Read more

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Is arnica gel or ointment safe during pregnancy for back pain?? Im 5 month pregnant . Thank you

Is arnica gel or ointment  safe during pregnancy for back pain?? Im 5 month pregnant . Thank you

Lack of data: Hi! and congratulations on your pregnancy! You are APPROPRIATELY concerned about the use of medications and supplements during pregnancy. Arnica is considered homeopathic therapy, and there is not much (if any?) reliable scientific data; and without good data, physicians can't safely recommend its use in pregnancy. The FDA considers pure arnica unsafe. Since unregulated, concentration varies. ...Read more

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How long should one take motrin and apply arnica gel to neck jaw traps to treat pain and stiffness. Will body heal itself to not need it? Jaw problem.

How long should one take motrin and apply arnica gel to neck jaw traps to treat pain and stiffness. Will body heal itself to not need it? Jaw problem.

If this goes on...: ....More than a few days without improvement, then the arnica and Motrin are not helping. See your doctor to rule out something serious. If your doctor doesn't find anything, then a good chiropractor or physical therapist might be you best bet for relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

I have severe bruising 24 hours after Juvederm lip injections.. What will help most to speed healing. Arnica gel, bromelain pills, heat or cold packs?

Swelling/filler: Swelling after injections is not unheard off. Follow your injectors post procedure instructions which may include using a cool compress. ...Read more

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Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica best before: While the evidence is not very convincing, arnica (an herbal homeopathic product) may help with swelling and bruising from surgery. It seems to work best if started before surgery or right after, so at 3 days it probably won't do a lot of good. On the other hand, it is inexpensive and probably low risk. Be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon before starting any medications or supplements though. ...Read more

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Any side effects using arnica gel with(antibiotics or medicines?)

Any side effects using arnica gel with(antibiotics or medicines?)

Arnica gel: Homeopathic arnica gel used externally would cause no side effects with antibiotics or medicines. If you are allergic to daisy-like plants, though, your skin could react with a dermatitis. ...Read more