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Severe eye pain and itching. Tried eye drops, but no relief. Could it be glaucoma?

Severe eye pain and itching. Tried eye drops, but no relief. Could it be glaucoma?

You need exam: The itching is most likely from allergy. Try Zanditor OTC drops ..however PAIN is a symptom that absolutely requires an eye exam, intraocular pressure measurement and refraction!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Is there a safe sinus relief medication for a person with narrow angle glaucoma ? I have had bilateral iridotomy

Is there a safe sinus relief medication for a person with narrow angle glaucoma ? I have had bilateral iridotomy

It depends: Sometimes, despite iridotomies, the angle may remain narrow and any drugs that cause pupil dilation, either systemic or nasal spray, can increase angle closure and cause elevated pressure. I will sometimes recommend a mild nasal steroid if there is no evidence of infection. You need to consult with your eye surgeon as to the severity of your narrow angles and weigh risks/benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about oral pain relief?

Please tell me what to do about oral pain relief?

OTC Pain meds: They will help you for the short run until you can get to see a dentist. The longer you wait the more problematic your condition will become. ...Read more

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I need some recommendations for pain relief?

I need some recommendations for pain relief?

See Doctor: Without knowing why and where your hurt its hard to tell you why to do. I would suggest seeing the doctor for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I do for oral pain relief?

Depends on the issue: Oral pain can be due to several reasons. If you have an oral ulcer, you could try over the counter oral ointment such as oragel which might help. Otherwise, you should consult your dentist right away. ...Read more

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Can i get some temporary pain relief?

More info please: What type of pain are you experiencing? Severity of pain? quality of pain? Location of pain? duration? Associated symptoms? You can re-ask with clarification. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pain relief?

Variable response: A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even if their pain worsened. ...Read more

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What pain relief can I take abroad?

What pain relief can I take abroad?

Any pain reliever: Medications can be taken with you evan if they require a prescription. Just make sure you take along the bottle with the prescription on it. ...Read more

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What are topical pain relief ointments?

Too many: To list. There are many otc topicals out there. Several prescription meds have nsaids and anesthetics in them. There are also compounds that can be ordered that have several different meds combined. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good homemade remedies for pain relief?

Can you tell me if there are good homemade remedies for pain relief?

Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Tart cherry extract, ginger, curcumin, omega 3 fatty acids all have potential to reduce inflammation & thus pain. Massage and meditation also help at home. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more