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Drawing Salve Medication
Each Salve is: different. Would need to know more about the salve to be able to answer. ...Read more
Perhaps: This is a remedy that has never been tested by the FDA for safety or effectiveness. Its directions do not cover use on mucus membranes such as the vagina. It is manufactured by a homeopathic company, so the chances are that the amount of active ingredients in the salve are negligible and you will not harm yourself. However, there is no data to prove this one way or the other. ...Read more
Used drawing salve prid on boil located on my right buttock . How long until the boil bursts on its own?
It might help: Promotions for "drawing salve" say it works for both wood & glass splinters. I have not used. The usual approach is to identify where the glass went in, & use a sterile needle to trace the path and retrieve it with good tweezers. This can be challenging. As long as it doesn't look infected (red/hot/swollen/more painful) you can watch it. It will probably work its way out on its own. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a extremely tiny splinter in my hand. Will my body dissolve it if the drawing salve doesnt draw it out?
Splinters: Splinters of wood do not dissolve in the hands or the feet; splinters tend to wall themselves and can form small abscesses. Try to soak the hand in warm water with salt and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. See if it loosens it up. Disinfect a tweezer and try to remove it. If it is too deep, you may have to see a dermatologist or your primary to remove it. The body can't dissolve this. ...Read more
See a doctor: Do not attempt to do such by your self. Some cyst may not need any intervention except for symptomatic. Your urologist will be in best position to advise. ...Read more
Skin infection on my chest . Have put drawing salve on it a couple of times and then was able to get a good amount of puss and fluid but keeps returni?
See your doctor: I recommend visiting your doctor as you may need antibiotics. Wishing you the best. ...Read more
Will PRID drawing salve bring the sac of a sebaceous cyst and a pilonidal cyst to the surface and ultimately get rid of them for good?
No: Surgical removal is standard of careGet a more detailed answer ›
Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?
Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more
What does it mean when your poop looks like tar or drawing salve? I have no money. When i got home about three hours ago my husband was sleeping. He has copd. I put him on his oxygen on level 4. I have been watching him. His head was trembling until about
I'm wondering can the medication keppra, (levetiracetam) used to treat epilepsy, be tested and monitored by drawing a blood level?
Yes.: But remember...the terms "normal level" and "normal rangel" are misleading. The truly normal level is zero. Everything over zero is abnormal. I use the term "commonly useful range" because so it doesn't foster thinking that we treat the drug level...We treat the person! And no drug level makes any sense without asking 1) are you having seizures? 2) are you having side effects? ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more