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Biofreeze Pain Relieving Medication
Yes but temporarily: Volterol is an anti-inflammatory. It may help but will only be temporary. It should not be a long term strategy without physician supervision. Biofreeze is about the same as using ice, again temporary relief at best. Since most back aches are temporary this is a reasonable strategy. If it doesn't help after a few tries, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, but why?: If you have patelor tendinitis, there is a reason. It can be mechanical or inflammatory. You need to determine the cause! biofreeze will not work as well ad an nsaid! ...Read more
What to do about back ache, I found a way to apply volterol, biofreeze etc, to your whole back, is this okay?
See a neurologist: back ache can be from very mild to disabling. It is Ok to apply topical medications to your back. If no relief then see your doctor. ...Read more
What if i accidentally ingested a little bit of the biofreeze cream? I don't think that i did but there's a slight menthol feeling on tongue?
Biofreeze leaked in bag, got on gum.Gum was original flavor, but was minty when chewed. (assuming biofreeze got on it.) should I be worried, do what?
Call poison control: The state's poison control centers usually have that information you're looking for. Also the ewg.Org website has additional information under their skin deep database. The triethanolamine is the most toxic component in the formulation, which is a nitrosamine. So check with the poison control pharmacist to see if you need to do anything now. ...Read more
Ask nephrologist: You should always check with you nephrologist, but topically applied biofreeze should be safe to use. ...Read more
I just showered snd I now feel like I have biofreeze in my vagina. Almost like a cold, burning sensation. What could be wrong? Hsv related possibly?
Biofreeze in vagina: You may be experiencing an infection in the vaginal area. See your doctor about a pelvic examination to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
My diabetic obese friend has foot pain and some numbness. Is it ok for him to use a menthol gel like biofreeze (2-4%) menthol, on his feet ?
Control risk factors: Menthol is ok but it is only treating the symptom. Your friend needs to treat the cause of the foot pain/numbness which in a diabetic is a signal for neuropathy. He needs to control his blood sugar level, blood pressure (circulation) and cholesterol levels. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any advice for reducing symptoms of cervical spondylosis? Pillow/bedding/products/exercises? I have a tens unit/biofreeze/heat pad/lidocaine cream.
Strengthen muscles: There is a lot of evidence that in people with spondylosis or spondylolithesis strengthening muscles opposite (those that pull back) can greatly improve pain and tension caused by this disorder. Usually pilates and balance moves are helpful. Seek professional help to make sure this is okay for your specific issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The rt. Side of my chest neck and shoulder blade have been hurting for over a month now. I have done OTC pain reducers, bio freeze, tens unit etc. ?
See PMD: Lots of times these are muscular in nature. But a month is a long time for any kind of discomfort to be around. You should be seen and examined by your primary care doctor. Your pmd will at the least reassure you and get you better pain control. Or may suggest imaging based on your story and exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Ever hear of bio freeze gel? Does it wrk for head pressure. Headache. ? If not what can I try other then meds
Is bio freeze safe to use during pregnancy. I've applied it to my neck and traps and I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Should I stop?
Ask your OB MD: This is a question you should ask your treating OB MD who is familiar with your current condition. ...Read more
I am currently on meds for an abscess tooth. However the pain meds make me ill. Would something like bio freeze on my jaw line help with the pain?
Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.
Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs.Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs.Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, i wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...Read more
Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more
Otc: 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
Sometimes you can't : Pms is complicated by emotional and physical changes. As simple as it may sound, sometimes it really helps to just acknowledge that you will be sensitive at certain times of the month. It's also helpful to eat a clean diet and get exercise. Yoga has helped a lot of people too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on the kind of anxiety you're experiencing, other conditions you may have, and other medications or substances you may be using also. A good psychiatric evaluation will yield reasonable and helpful choices in your case. It's also possible that psychotherapy could be of even more help than the medications. ...Read more
Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...Read more
Diet, sleep patterns: To relieve insomnia without medication, the evening diet should be evaluated. All caffeine and stimulants should be avoided in the evening. Sleep patterns, such as napping, amount of sleep should be considered. Melatonin, which is a natural supplement (not medication) helps rebalance sleep cycles. Proper amount of exercise will help as well as removing external stimulus (tv and lights) warm milk! ...Read more
Exercise: Many times exercise can release endogenous endorphins that can be helpful in some painful conditions. Stretching is also helpful to release muscle tension. Other techniques like breathing exercises and visual imagery are very helpful for other painful conditions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many of agents. Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium ) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well ( surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?
Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get very dry sinuses from air conditioning. Are there any medications or home remedies to relieve the discomfort?
I have had productive cough for 3 days. Now, it becomes excessive and it annoys me. What kind of medication should I take to relieve this symptom?
Anti-tussive: Anti-tussive is a fancy term for cough medication. In the States, these are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. I don't know about Cambodia. However, this assumes that your cough is due to a virus. Best to see your family doc for an evaluation to be sure it's nothing more serious. With that said, you don't need antibiotics for viruses. So don't ask for antibiotics but be sure not pneumoni ...Read more
Unsure how to answer: As I am not sure how long ago the stitches were placed, or where or why. If it from old stitches, scar manipulation can help break up adhesions and myofascial triggers. However, this would not be recommended with fresh sutures. There are creams that can help as well. I wish i could help more, but without knowing more, that's about all i can suggest. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more
I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday.I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?
I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! desperate for relief! i need something to stop the pain once it starts.
Many ways to try...: A variety of strategies can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic tension headaches without using medicine. Manage your stress level. Applying heat or ice to sore muscles may ease a tension headache. Good posture can also help keep your muscles from tensing up. Acupuncture, massage and meditation are also helpful for some people. ...Read more
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