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Got gel cap "stuck" in throat. Feels like it will not go down. It has been 15 hours. Anything i can do? Tried water, warm tea, bread, crackers & aloe vera juice
This : This is very common. It is unlikely that a pill will last in your throat for that long. They usually dissolve or finally pass. What happens is that the area where the pill was sitting becomes inflammed and edematous and that makes it feel like a lump in the throat. This can last hours to days. Severe blockage would lead to foods sticking, regurgitation of food back into the throat and mouth, severe pain as the esophagus strains against the blockage, and food can overflow in to the voice box area, causing choking and coughing. Sorry for your dicsomfort. I hope it is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: I routinely have patients rub it into healed incisions. ...Read more
I took nyquil gel caps that expired a year ago. I did not realize this until after i had taken them. Will i be okay? I took two pills. I feel drowsy, but i'm sure this is to be expected.
Garlic supplements: It depends on what effects you're seeking. But evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. Some others: it may also help cardiovascular health by inhibiting platelet aggregation, and increaseing fibrinolytic activity. May protect against certain cancers too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more
6 months pregnant, terrible insomnia. Is it ok to take Unisom (gel caps) being that's all I could find on the shelves?
Better ways: Unisom is pregnancy category B meaning it does not have evidence for damage to the baby although it does get into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. Your are in good company, 8/10 pregnant women have insomnia. See excellent adv. http://www.babycenter.com/0_sleep-problem-insomnia-during-pregnancy_7521.bc http://www.babycenter.com/0_relaxation-techniques-for-better-pregnancy-sleep_10332040. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer