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Best Anti Inflammatory Gel
There is really no best over the counter nsaid.
Ibuprofen comes in many varieties such as motrin, advil, nuprin
etc while Aleve (naproxen) is the otc variety of naprosyn.
Aleve (naproxen) probably works a little faster but is more likely to irritate
There are prescription nsaids which are less likely to bother your
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All are worthless: Olives do not have significant anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more
Best is what works: There is no such thing as a best anti-inflammatory medication as they are all fairly equal in effectiveness. Best is whatever works and doesn't cause side effects. Consult with your doctor so that he or she can take into account your specific medical history when recommending a medication. ...Read more
I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?
I been suffering with back and joint pain since a child and every time I visit a doctor they prescribe me anti-inflammatory medicine what best for me?
Get a diagnosis: May be time to see a board certified rheumatologist (if u have not already) and get a diagnosis (may involve lab work, X-rays as well as a detailed history and thorough physical exam).Once a specific diagnosis has been made then appropriate treatment can begin. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Yes quite a few: Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. They are often referred to as nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, old fashioned Aspirin works the same way. Acetaminophen (or paracetamol), sold as tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID and works differently. Does nothing for inflammation. ...Read more
Many: Traditional medicine will use nsaids to help decrease inflammation as well as ice after activity. Other natural things to incorporate are high doses of omega 3 _4-6 grams/day, curcumin or adding tumeric to your food daily 1/2 tsp, glucosamine chondroitan, msm, acupuncture, reiki can help as well. ...Read more
Depends: If by "buying" your mean "over the counter", then you are limited. Ibuprofen. Aspirin and Naproxen sodium (aleve) are about the only anti-inflammatories available. If you are referring to buying prescription medications, there are several. "strongest" can be relative to the person. Indomethacin has long been considered a more potent med but Prednisone and such sterioids are truly potent ai's. ...Read more
Not enough info: What specific medication do you means and what are you treating with them? ...Read more
Not in kids/adult: Inflammation within scrotum from eg from epididymitis may cause a small acute hydrocele which will can resolve with nsaids, but true hydroceles in adults are caused by xs fluid seretion bt tunica vaginalis oevrlying testis. Small hydroceles in babies may resolve spontaneously in 1st year of life. > 1 year communicating hydroceles, hydrocelees of the cord or large ones respond to surgery alone. ...Read more
What's the cause?: There are many causes of swelling which can occur in many locations. If the swelling is cause by an inflammatory process such as arthritis, a sprain, strain, etc, then antiinflammatory medications will work very well usually within 2-3 days along with ice, compression and elevation. If it is due to heart failure, vein disease, lymphedema or blockage of something, then they will have little effect. ...Read more
For silkworm kids: It may help silkworms (where it originates), but there is no good data for humans. Avoid this one. See http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Serratiopeptidase ...Read more
Kidney and stomach: These are the two areas most affected. Nsaids can cause erosion of the stomach lining and lead to ulcers and bleeding. They can also cause acute renal failure, especially if taken in large doses. If everything looks fine after an overdose then there shouldn't be any long-term problems. ...Read more
NSAIDs: NSAIDs do have side effects and therefore the FDA recommends the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time. In rare cases overdoses may occur. The biggest concern is an acute injury to the kidneys. Some medications such as diclofenac in high doses may affect the liver. Aspirin may also be considered an NSAID and in high doses may cause GI upset and ringing of the ears. ...Read more
No: The only effect it would have is on your breath. ...Read more
My husband is diaognised with epiploic appendigitis... How long will it take for it to resolve? He is currently on anti inflammatory medicines. When he
2-5 days: Epiploic appendagitis is a fairly benign condition and treated with anti inflammatory drugs. In a lot of patients, reassurance alone may be enough. Typically the pain should resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you are 37 weeks pregnant, it is important that your medical advice come from that one source. ...Read more
NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which is a large class of medications including, ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, (celecoxib) Voltaren, Toradol, etc., etc., are primarily metabolized by the kidney and although high doses of these medications can cause kidney damage; these drugs not generally known to cause any liver problems. The liver is more commonly affected by acetaminophen and/or narcotics. ...Read more
More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect. ...Read more
Foods anti-inflamm: The right balance of omega-3 fish oils or choices in vegetables, like flax seed oil, is anti-inflammatory by changing membrane prostaglandin signaling. Turmeric, green tea, small berries with least sweetness, and many foods that are anti-oxidant also have anti-inflamm action. Eat color. Kelp, certain mushrooms, and in general a diet with healthy fat and leaner protein with less refined cho. ...Read more
For what in what way: In general, inflamation refers to the activity of antibody proteins & white blood cells. Digestion is a process of breaking large molecules into small fragments so as to prevent intact absorption & minimize ability of food to alter our internal control signaling. Thus most seem to have little impact. However, high sugar foods commonly worsen lipoproteins & LDL drives artery disease; best avoid. ...Read more
Caution: I am not sure to the answer to this. However, caution should be employed with anti-inflammatories as they can cause gastric irritation including internal bleeding from ulcers. There are new "black box warnings" as well which warn of possible cardiovascular complications. So, if you feel the antiinflammatory is not working be careful before you may indiscriminately start increasing the dose. ...Read more
Depends on indicatio: It depends what the indications are and what you are treating. But as a general rule in my opinion different preparations of corticosteroids are the most effective anti-infkammatory drugs and can be used in different doses for different conditions, and have to be prescribed by a physician. ...Read more
No: You should see a doctor and determine why it hurts. ...Read more
And they stabilize unstable (vulnerable) arterial plaques.
They also have side effects that could be serious. Do not start any without MD advise! ...Read more
Antiinflamatory Drug: These are medications that either prevent the normal inflamatory response of the body to a stimulus. These drugs can either reverse the inflamatory response or lessen or prevent it. ...Read more