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Exposed nerves in tooth, how do I stop the pain?

Exposed nerves in tooth, how do I stop the pain?

Pain: See your dentist! and have the tooth treated. The longer you wait the more difficult and costly it is to fix. If money is an issue see your local dental school or consult your local dental society or free clinic. ...Read more

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I skidded and burnt my knees, how do I stop the pain?

Have someone kiss it: Just kidding. That pain can be annoying, but should go away quickly. Over the counter ointment can help. ...Read more

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I have a really painful sunburn. How do I stop the pain?

I have a really painful sunburn. How do I stop the pain?

Stay cool/anti-infla: Cool soaks, baths, or compresses can help. Also anti-infammatory medicines, like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Can help. A cooling lotion like sarna may help also. ...Read more

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I choked on a french fry and now my back hurts. Could this be related? How do I stop the pain?

Esophageal Pain?: Often times when the GI system is injured it can refer pain to the back area. I would see your doctor to see if you need any further testing to see down your esophagus to make sure there isn't any trauma from the French fry. Other possibilities are if you were coughing vigorously there is a chance you could have herniated a disk. Once the GI system is ruled out I would look at your back. ...Read more

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My lower back is giving me problems I have severe pain every morning when i wake up how do I stop the pain?

See your doc: The first thing you need to do is see your doctor so that a proper examination can be performed. It is important to order also laboratory studies to either rule in or rule out certain disease process. Arthritic conditions of the spine such as spinal stenosis can cause low back pain and it is usually treated with physical therapy, NSAID etc. You need to know the cause to have a rational treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do about my Parkinson's and how do I stop the pain?

COMPLICATED: You are quite young to suffer parkinson's disease, so please make certain that your diagnosis is indeed correct, and that the tremor is not due to another condition, such as medication reaction, wilson's disease, multiple sclerosis, etc. True parkinson's is indeed a very painful condition, and you would need specific medical management. See a nearby movement disorder specialist. ...Read more

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I'm getting braces soon. How long is it going to hurt and how much and how do I stop the pain?

Depends on you: The healthier your mouth when braces go on the less the discomfort. Meme sure you're flossing every day to reduce soreness. You'll be sore a few days to a few weeks. Take 1 advil (ibuprofen) 4x/day w food or lots of liquids. Rinse 3-4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Soft high-protein diet. Ask orthodontic specialist for wax. Dab orabase-b onto sore spots. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do i stop the pain in my stomach on the left side and how do i stop making it feel like a ball inside me?

How do i stop the pain in my stomach on the left side and how do i stop making it feel like a ball inside me?

See a physician: I would recommend seeing a doctor in person to get a physical exam, if the pain worsens I would go to the ER to get checked out. The symptoms you describe are nonspecific. ...Read more

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I had a hammer toe/had toe put in place and now it hurts even more.It makes me want to cry every day. How do I stop the pain?

I had a hammer toe/had toe put in place and now it hurts even more.It makes me want to cry every day. How do I stop the pain?

You do not : State how long ago you had the surgery. Some issues that are possible include: nerve entrapment, chronic regional pain syndrome. If the surgery is recent, post op pain can last a couple of weeks. During this time period pain killers could be taken. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

I stretched this morning, and I felt a pop/crack in my neck. Now whenever I turn or lean my head to the right, I feel pain. How do I stop the pain?

Strain: Stretching can sometimes injure ligaments / muscles and nerves. Pain may be relieved with acetaminophen / non steroidal such as ibuprofen or naproxen, moist heat and mild stretching. These all get better with tincture of time. ...Read more