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Is it best to put something cold or hot on swollen ankle?

Is it best to put something cold or hot on swollen ankle?

Cold: As a general rule, ice/cold packs help reduce swelling. Elevation of the swollen part is also helpful. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

I'm curious as to which toothpaste is best for reducing pain caused by cavities when taking hot or cold things?

None: Toothpaste doesn't fix cavities. Some toothpastes help prevent cavities from forming, others may remineralize microscopic areas of calcium loss, but if you have a cavity (infected hole) it can only be fixed by a dentist. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call a dentist before your decayed teeth turn into abscessed teeth. ...Read more

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What does Coldrex Junior Hot Lemon contain? It's delicious cold medicine and the best thing about it is that it doesn't make me drowsy.

What does Coldrex Junior Hot Lemon contain? It's delicious cold medicine and the best thing about it is that it doesn't make me drowsy.

Coldrex lemon: has 3 major ingredients. Tylenol (acetaminophen) 300 mg, 20 mg Vit C and phenylephrine. This last agent causes blood pressure to go up without an increase in the heart rate. It also causes constriction of blood vessels (how it works as a nasal decongestant). It can cause agitation and dilation of pupils. Too much Tylenol can damage the liver. I'm glad it tastes good. Use only as directed !!!!! ...Read more

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What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck and hair line cold are hot is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?

What is the best thing to use on bumps on neck  and hair line cold are hot  is witch hazel ok to use painful and sore?

Need eval: condition such as you describe really need to be seen and felt by provider in order to give you a proper diagnosis. Best to see your doctor soon as possible. ...Read more

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Oily skin, prone to blackheads molescum contageous as well. When is it best to start retin-a treatment? It's getting warmer now. Hot or cold months?

Oily skin, prone to blackheads molescum contageous as well. When is it best to start retin-a treatment? It's getting warmer now. Hot or cold months?

Sunscreen Important: It is not so much the season that is important. Be sure and protect your skin with sunscreen as it will be more prone to burn. The retin a will unfortunately not resolve the molluscum contagiosum warts, however. Those will eventually resolve on their own. May take 18 months. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are hot toddies bad for the common cold?

Are hot toddies bad for the common cold?

It can be bad: American lung association recommends avoiding treating cold with alcoholic beverages as it can cause dehydration. ...Read more

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