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Can a warm rag help take down the swelling in my neck?

Can a warm rag help take down the swelling in my neck?

Yes try it: But has to see your doctor why you developed this swelling , neck swellings need investigation to rule out met. Tumors. ...Read more

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Doc recomd I clean my large, yellow, cold sore with a small towel to keep it clean (ON MY LIP). The towel took off the outer and now i'm in pain. HELP?

Doc recomd I clean my large, yellow, cold sore with a small towel to keep it clean (ON MY LIP). The towel took off the outer and now i'm in pain. HELP?

Vaseline: Or Aquaphor. Are you sure it is a "cold sore"? If it is, it will heal in 1 or 2 weeks. Keep it lubricated to reduce pain and enhance healing. None of the topicals are worth much. If you get these, you can reduce the frequency by frequent application of sunscreen chapstick. The pills require prescription. They are safe. They are effective if taken as a single dose at the very first symptom or as a ...Read more

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How can I numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and advil (ibuprofen)?

How can I numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and advil (ibuprofen)?

Antibiotic action: How you seen your doctor and got started on antibiotics? The infection is causing the pain. Antibiotics take at least 6 hours to start working. There should be moderate improvement within 48 to 72 hours - less swelling, less tenderness, less hardness. ...Read more

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Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Unless : Unless the ear pain and pressure are secondary to a bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is unlikely to be helpful. We often prescribe antibiotics for persistent complaints beyond a week that may have been initiated by a viral prodrome to prevent secondary superinfection. Keflex, in general, would not be considered the drug of choice for community acquired otitis media. An oral decongestant can assist in relief of nasal, sinus, and mucosal congestive changes leading to eustachian tube dysfunction resulting in ear pain and pressure. Topical afrin is more effective as a decongestant as it works more directly at the target site as long as you respect the 3-5 day maximal useage recommendations to avoid rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa). A heating pad for inflammatory conditions may actually worsen the pain by increasing the firing rate of the nerves carrying the pain impulses.If you continue with ear drainage of the type you are referring i would have the ear examined to rule out sponataneous perforation of the eardrum. ...Read more

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In what way can I relieve my 20 month old's pain from her double ear infection?

In what way can I relieve my 20 month old's pain from her double ear infection?

Several: Using Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in recommended dosage may help.A warm compress help over the ear.And if no tubes or perforation is present, putting 1-2 drops of warm, not hot, olive oil in the ear should help. ...Read more

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I have a bump in the crease of my leg In my bikini area. Very painful. I've applied hot soapy rags took a hot bath and it hasn't helped.

I have a bump in the crease of my leg In my bikini area. Very painful.  I've applied hot soapy rags took a hot bath and it hasn't helped.

HIRADENITIS: It may be HIRADENITIS Supporitiva , a type of folliculitis is that can occur in the groin or armpit region. You need to be examined to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. Also lab work and potentially an ultrasound of the area. Your doctor may prescribe both topical and oral antibiotics. If it doesn't resolve referral to a surgeon maybe needed. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant is it okay for me to soak in a tub of hot water? I'm having pain in my pelvic area? Will hot bath help.

I'm 38 weeks pregnant is it okay for me to soak in  a tub of hot water? I'm having pain in my pelvic area? Will hot bath help.

OK but not too hot!: It is generally advised to keep the temp. Of the water below 100 degrees- this will feel warm and soothing, but a hot bath could reduce blood flow to your baby. You can add 2 cups of epsom salts to the tub to raise your magnesium levels. The only way to see if it will help is to try it, but there is a good chance it will. See http://americanpregnancy.Org/hot-bath-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Ear hurting along with ringing clogged and pain in jaw and teeth. Drained a lil blood out if it the am. Tried drops neti pod heating pad nothing works?

Ear hurting along with ringing clogged and pain in jaw and teeth. Drained a lil blood out if it the am. Tried drops neti pod heating pad nothing works?

Needs to be seen: You should start by seeing a dentist who will probably also refer you to an ENT specialist. You may have multiple problems at the same time and we can neither diagnose you over the internet nor recommend treatment. This requires a medical history and a clinical exam, and x-rays as well by your dentist. ...Read more

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Water gets into my ear sometimes while bathing so please suggest me any tool with which I can cover my ears while bathing?

Water gets into my ear sometimes while bathing so please suggest me any tool with which I can cover my ears while bathing?

Clean with q-tip.: Keep your head straight under the shower ,and clean ears with q-tip after the shower. Don't put to go deep in ear tube when you getting water out. ...Read more

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What would cause an ice cold sensation down the back of my neck and running down my back? It feels like ice cold water but, I'm dry.

What would cause an ice cold sensation down the back of my neck and running down my back? It feels like ice cold water but, I'm dry.

Nerve symptom: This sensation could be due to irritability or mild inflammation of superficial nerve endings in that region. Apparently there is no pain, tingling or pins and needles sensations which are also seen with nerve ending irritability or neuropathy. If symptoms persist consult a neurologist who may also check for deficiencies of vitamin b12, calcium, magnesium, potassium or for diabetes. ...Read more

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Cold air blowing in right eye day after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Cold air blowing in right  eye day  after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Chemacal abrasion: This is likely a chemical conjuntivitis and corneal irritation. That is why cold air bothers eye because it dries out an already irritated cornea. You should use lots of atrificial tears and see an eye doctor as you may need antibiotic drops also. ...Read more

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After 3 collision chain car accident, i develop such symptoms but gradually it is worsen instead improved over days. My forehead keeps poundind badly. The above orbit area gave me a soothing pain. The right eye also gave me a pin and needles pain over an

After 3 collision chain car accident, i develop such symptoms but gradually it is worsen instead improved over days. My forehead keeps poundind badly. The above orbit area gave me a soothing pain.  The right eye also gave me a pin and needles pain over an

Pain : Pain in the head or other areas after a car accident must be taken seriously. Pain from trauma can cause headache, vomiting and other symptoms. If a patient has had injury from a car accident with persistent symptoms, they should have an evaluation by their medical provider. Some patients do get concussive type symptoms or what is called "whiplash", from the movement of the head/neck during a car accident. ...Read more

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Should I use a heating pad on low to help the pain of my ear infection?

Should I use a heating pad on low to help the pain of my ear infection?

Yes: Sometimes the heat will help pain, but be cautious about the settings; not too hot! oral pain meds like Ibuprofen maybe offer better relief, and of coarse you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth? Mainly scab

Whats the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth?
Mainly scab

Very good. Herpes: Simplex 1 is highly contagious. It wouldn't take much fluid from a Cold Sore on the Band -Aid to infect her, because she touched the mucous membranes in her mouth with her contaminated finger. Children between 6 months & 5 years can have herpetic gingivo-stomatitis with the primary infection. That is inflammation & ulcerations of her mouth & gums. See photo. Symptoms may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Pain in my head whenever there is a humidity change. Can someone help?

Pain meds: There are multiple casual factors that may precipitate the headaches. Low or high barometric pressure could induce the headaches. First i would get a brain MRI and a cat scan sinus survey to rule out sinusitis. If all negative, i would prescribe narcotics, nonsteroidals anti-inflammatory agents, fioricet, and topamax (topiramate). ...Read more