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I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

I tried tylenol (acetaminophen) sitting in hot bath n drink hot milk n get massages n heating pad n still hav severe back pain i'm preganant n what else can I take :(?

Hard to say but...: This is hard to answer without more details or even without examining you, but it would be totally safe to add 2 cups of epson salts to your hot bath to get magnesium into your body, which often helps. Consider seeing a physical therapist and/or good osteopath (who does osteopathic manipulation- see http://bit.Ly/1kgd0xp) or good chiropractor. Acupuncture can help as well. Consider prenatal yoga. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a heating pad while pregnant?

Be careful: It's safe so long as you use it on it's low setting and not place the pad over your abdomen. Babies are sensitive to heat. ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad on pregnant abdomen?

No: Do not put a heating pad on a pregnant belly. You may heat the baby up too much. You can use a heating pad on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I use a heating pad while pregnant on lower abs and lower back?

Can I use a heating pad while pregnant on lower abs and lower back?

Yes, with caution.: Yes, but cautiously. Do not use on the highest setting, for more than 20 minutes at a time and do NOT fall asleep with it on! ...Read more

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Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Ulcer pain: A heating pad is not going to help with ulcer pain. The relief for this kind of pain is avoiding spicy and greasy foods as well as high acidic foods. Medications like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec as well as antacids like Mylanta can help to heal and sooth an ulcer. Most important is you see an MD, be sure you have an ulcer and then be treated under the care of the MD. Going it alone is a bad idea. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with cholecystitis. Can I use a heating pad to soothe the pain.?

I am diagnosed with cholecystitis.  Can I use a heating pad to soothe the pain.?

Maybe: But internal pressure pains from gallstones causing irritation of the gallbladder may have limited relief from external heat. Can try ibuprofen. Avoid fried, fatty & greasy foods. See your doctor to get a referral to a general surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed spleen?

Is it safe to use a heating pad on an inflamed spleen?

Generally yes: Never on high heat! or while sleeping! one can get burned. If it is comfortable it is unlikely to be harmful anywhere. ( except diabetic, or neuropathic feet where real damage can occur since the feeling is diminished or absent). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Doe
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Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more