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How Can I Relieve Arthritis Of The Arms During The Night Time
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
The area between and under my breasts gets itchy from time to time specially during night time. What could be the cause and how can I reduce itchiness?
Clothes or rash: Make sure you don't have a rash from skin-on-skin warmth/moisture that may be ringworm treatable with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. If you have undergarments that are new, make sure you're not reacting to the fabric or coloring. The other part to breasts is simply dealing with them - they're going to be itchy, hot, tender, swollen, painful, etc. Just like anything else, look for a cause and try something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs are in extreme pain the day after playing badminton intensely. When will this feeling ware off or how can I treat it to reduce the pain?
DOMS: http://www.livestrong.com/article/449573-the-treatment-for-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness/.Get a more detailed answer ›
I know I have a UTI and its in the middle of the night, how can I get rid of the pain so i can sleep the rest of the night?
See you doctor...: Urine dipsticks and microscopic urinalysis can suggest uti, but the definitive test is a urine culture, which can take 36-72 hours to come back. If you are having symptoms, such as burning urination, frequency, urgency, or urine discoloration, i suggest you see your doctor to have a culture performed. It is not wrong to take antibiotics while you wait for the results if your doctor prescribes it. ...Read more
I've been having severe muscle spasm on the back of my thighs. What is the cause and what can I do to relieve the pain? Can not sleep.
Many possibilities: Meds you are taking may interfere with some food absorption including calcium. Try chewing tums (calcium carbonate) with each meal. Also increase potassium intake by eating 2 oranges daily or other foods rich in potasium. Muscle strains and pinched nerves can also cause muscle spasms. If symptoms do not improve, then exam, blood test, and other tests may be needed. ...Read more
Mid-day crash: There are many possibilities, such as not enough sleep the night before, too much caffeine or sugar in the morning, and medical problems like thyroid disease or mono (to name a couple medical problems). Another possibility is if you are on prescription medications, the crash might be when the meds are peaking or troughing in your bloodstream, depending on the med. Ask your doctor to check on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: Specific treatment will depend on the exact cause of your symptoms. It could be for example a muscular issue versus a spinal issue. Either way, conservative management like anti-inflammatory medication (if okay with your primary care physician), physical therapy can be very helpful in addressing some of these symptoms. Your doctor will guide you through appropriate treatment(s). ...Read more
What causes the swollen hands and fingers during the night and early morning and what can you do to eliminate it?
Not sure: This is often a carpal tunnel symptom. I would have if evaluated by your doc. ...Read more
Hi! I have EDS classic and get chronic pain sometimes at random, predominantly due to lots of activity during the day. The pain is usually in my legs, but can be in my arms. The pain will continuously get worse until I take medication. Other options?
What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.
Several choices: For those who want to experience as little pain as possible, there are several choices. Non-medical options include hypnotherapy, guided imagery and visualization techniques, and massage. For those seeking medical interventions, the standard options include narcotic analgesia and epidural anesthesia. Narcotics (those in the morphine family) take the edge off pain at the level of the brain, making you care less about the pain, even though you still feel it. These neurological effects may leave you feeling sleepy, euphoric, or “out of it.” Epidural anesthesia doesn’t affect the brain’s pain centers in the same way, so you’re more likely to feel alert and awake. The epidural numbs the body from the waist down, making you feel pressure, but no- or little- pain, until the very end, when you may feel a bit of pain just as the baby comes out. If you’re very early in labor (less than 4 centimeters dilated), your doctor may encourage you to choose narcotic analgesia until your labor is more active, when you may choose an epidural. If you’re further along, such as 8 centimeters dilated, your doctor may discourage you from using narcotics, since they can depress the respiration of the newborn. In my experience, patients experience the best relief from pain when they combine non-medical pain management techniques with narcotics early in labor and then an epidural in active labor. ...Read more
Chronic Severe heartburn AND feeling hot wakes me up in the middle of the night. What to do? Both symptoms at the same time.
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