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I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?

I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?

Backstrain: hello ~different people give different advice for acute back injuries always advocating ICE. In THIS case you were COLD when the injury occurred so I would suggest HEAT and bedrest and IBUPROFEN OTC 400mg 3x/d w meals. HEAT? because the PAIN in back injury is from muscle SPASM bec the muscles splint spine to prevent further injury. COLD=>spasm HEAT=>relaxation of muscle=LESS pain.thx

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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.

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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.

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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 !!!!!

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Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Don't take any more: Many diet pills are full of stimulants like caffeine (in an attempt to increase your metabolism) such that you end up feeling anxious. Others are full of laxatives to make you poop more than usual. However, none of the diet pills that are dietary supplements really work (you'll see FDA warning label). This is different from OTC medications which are approved for weight loss eg Alli

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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.

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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.

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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 (tretinoin) will unfortunately not resolve the molluscum contagiosum warts, however. Those will eventually resolve on their own. May take 18 months.

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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.

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Best way to treat a cold?

Best way to treat a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days

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What's best for my baby's cold?

What's best for my baby's cold?

Fluids and rest: Same as what's best for you. The body's immune system does great clearing cold viruses; we do best when we help it do its job using lots of fluids, rest, raising the head of their bed at night, running a cool mist humidifier, nasal saline drops. Use bulb suctioning to clear their nose. Mild fevers actually help fight the cold; don't stop fever if it isn't making them miserable & isn't too high.

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What medicine works best for cold?

What medicine works best for cold?

Medicine isn't alway: Needed. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

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Whats the best medicine for a cold?

Whats the best medicine for a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days

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What is the best medicine for a cold?

What is the best medicine for a cold?

Initial Cold Therapy: Most upper respiratory infections have a viral etiology. The symptoms should be treated with antipyretics (i.e., tylenol), additional rest, and copious fluid (water) consumptions per day. The symptoms usually resolve within 7-10 days. If they do not, or a fever ensues, you should seek the evaluation of your family physician/ internal medicine physician asap.

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What is the best way to fight a cold?

What is the best way to fight a cold?

Taking care of cold: Rest lots of fluid intake fruits, and juices rich in vitamin c berries and dark fruits to enhance your immunity. Gargle with salt water decongestants for stuffy nose antihistamines for runny nose and eyes see the physician if symptoms are acute such as difficulty in swallowing, persistent fever over 101 degrees.

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What is the best way to treat a cold?

What is the best way to treat a cold?

TLC: Lots of tender loving care: rest, fluids, chicken soup, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches (no Aspirin for kids). Taking zinc lozenges or vitamin c may shorten your cold (some disagree). Antibiotics don't help because viruses are too smart for us. Hope you feel better soon!