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What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

Not one best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

NSAID's: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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Is codeine good for pain relief?

Is codeine good for pain relief?

Consult you doctor..: Before taking any medications. Codeine is often used for the relief of mild to moderately severe pain when the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. Again it is important to consult your physician for a proper pain assessment to determine the appropriate course of therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer for knee pain?

What is the best pain killer for knee pain?

No such animal: What is best for one, maybe off limits for another. If you had liver disease, i would not take tylenol or acetaminophen. If i had diabetes, hypertension or kidney disease, i would only take anti-inflammatory meds under doctor supervision. So, answer maybe physical therapy, aqua-therapy, an orthopedic evaluation for your custom options. ...Read more

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What pain relief medicine is best for testicular aches?

Determine cause: Have your physician determine the cause of the aching and then treat appropriately. It may be due to over activity, testicular torsion, a tumor, epididymitis, orchitis, or other factors. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

OTC NSAIDs & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and inflammation management. ...Read more

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What is best joint pain and muscle pain relief formula?

What is best joint pain and muscle pain relief formula?

Exercise: In general no matter what type of muscle or joint pain you have exercise is a major part of your therapy. Medications have to be more specific to the diagnosis so one can not give a blanket recommendation. ...Read more

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What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

What OTC pain medicine is best for back pain. ?

Not a best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

There is no one type: That works best but since pain is usually related to an inflammatory source, non steroidal anti inflammatories are frequently recommended if no contraindications to their use. Other meds include: cymbalta, (duloxetine) gabapentin, Amitriptyline especially if the pain is neuropathic in origin. Sometimes they are used in combination. ...Read more

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What pain medication is best for severe pain?

What pain medication is best for severe pain?

One that works: There is no best medication. You would be well advised to start at the lowest dose and titrate up under a dictor's direction. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Ibuprofen: Everyone is different but ibuprofen works well for most people. Acetaminophen and naproxen are other alternatives that are over the counter. You should not take acetaminophen if you have liver problems. Ibuprofen and naproxen should be taken with food to avoid stomach irritation. ...Read more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for syatica?

What is the best pain relief for syatica?

Relief pain sciatica: You mean pain of sciatica.Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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I have an unbearable pain and a swelling in my gums on the lower jaw around the wisdom tooth area. Please advice an immediate pain reliever.

I have an unbearable pain and a swelling in my gums on the lower jaw around the wisdom tooth area. Please advice an immediate pain reliever.

Possibly sounds: Like pericoronitis. Recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. In the interim 3-4 advils (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours, peroxide-water warm rinse 4x/day. Topical anesthetic (orajel) type might also help. Feel better. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best body pain reliever?

Acetaminophen: is the safest, but it and any drug should only be used for a few days and in recommended doses. If you have undiagnosed pain you need to find out the cause because different medicines work differently for different causes of pain. ...Read more

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Best pain reliever if high ALT number?

Best pain reliever if high ALT number?

Limited options: The answer to your question depends on what kind of pain you have. Medicines like ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) are limited if the liver function is impaired. Be careful not to use too much of them, and stay under close medical supervision. A medicine like gabapentin may help some kinds of pain. It is metabolized by the kidneys, not the liver. It is not good for joint pain however. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

Probably ibuprofen: I since the liver is usually involved with mononucleosis, i would avoid acetaminophen. Assuming no other problems (such as ulcer or kidney problems) i would go with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

Ice, immobilized: If you have a large amount of swelling from this type of crush injury, it will gradually decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds. If you have a large subungual hematoma, it can be very helpful to decompress the nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in my cheek and is inflamed- which medication would be best to use?

I have a swelling in my cheek and is inflamed- which medication would be best to use?

Cheek swelling: Hi.
Common cause of swelling in that area is ..a tooth abscess,mumps or swelling in the salivary gland.
Either way.you need to be examined.
In the interim take an anti inflammatory eg,voltaren or nurofen tablets as long as you have no allergies ...Read more

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Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Best way to relive sinus swelling?

Treat the cause: The swelling in the sinuses can be caused by allergy and infections.The best way to treat the swlling caused by chronic allergy is by nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines, in some cases short course of oral steroids if there is coexisting infection use broad spectrum antibiotics alone or with steroids may need to be used. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take swelling out of a bump?

What is the best thing to take swelling out of a bump?

It depends on what: The cause of the bump is. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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My cheeks are swelling because of toothache. What is the best aolution for this?

My cheeks are swelling because of toothache. What is the best aolution for this?

Dentist: The best solution is to see a Dentist and have the infected tooth treated. Go now, before it gets worse. ...Read more

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How to best treat anal swelling?

How to best treat anal swelling?

Hemorrhoids: Commonest cause is thrombosed hemorrhoids which means blood clot in hemorrhoids. Majority responds to sitz bath. Means sitting in warm water. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best pain reliever?

Can any doc tell me what's the best pain reliever?

Pain: All pain meds should be matched for each person There is not a specific best for all individuals ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

Teething : There are many of things you can do before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Apply cold spoon over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain, give your baby a teething ring. The teething gels usually contain a local anesthetic and an antiseptic, will alleviate the pain the pain and prevent infection. Rec.: check with your pediatrician for more information. ...Read more

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Which is the best natural pain reliever to get when you have a broken rib?

Which is the best natural pain reliever to get when you have a broken rib?

Anti-inflammatories: Broken ribs take longer to heal than some injuries because the ribs are always moving. The only truly “natural” pain reliever are the endorphins your body makes. Some people and some studies have shown that white willow bark is an effective anti-inflammatory. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil (and not plant oil) can be very potent anti-inflammatories, but take weeks to months to take work. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more