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How To Get Relief From A Painful Axilla
Rest...: Tendonitis, depending on the location, is usually treated best with rest and anti-inflammatory medications (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Some tendons can be injected with rapid relief, but that does have some risk as well. See your doctor and come up with a good plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there something i can do to recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. Start treatment w/ rice, nsaid, stretch/ strength prog (pt or ot), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone/ prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: Avoid constipation by eating a diet high in fibre and using a stool softener if necessary. There are suppositories you can use to help with healing. A hemorrhoid is like a varicose vein and sometimes surgery is required. See your doctor for ongoing management. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your PCP: A boil or abscess is something that can be easily treated by your pcp or someone at an urgent care facility. I would not wait to see the derm. It may just require some antibiotics, but it could also need to be lanced and drained. If you wait too long, you could make things far worse. That being said, if you are getting recurrent boils, then seeing a dermatologist may help you solve this. ...Read more
Medication,accupunct: Shingles pain after the acute incident can transition into post-herpetic neuralgia. It is a very painful condition. Typical pain killers may help somewhat, but nerve calming meds may be. More effective. Lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta are exmples. Acupuncture may also help. Topical application of Lidocaine is also an option. Treating it early and aggressively is best. You should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep it warm: There is not much to do for a single swollen finger. Keep it arm, wear warm gloves when going into cold weather, and avoid injury. At a young age it should correct itself. ...Read more
How much does it hurt to get the packing removed from a pilonidal cyst without going to see a surgeon!?
Will have some pain: could be done but you have to check with your surgeon before removing it , also have to go back for follow up wound care ...Read more
You: Can use warm compresses, depending on the joint involved use stabilizers to minimize movement around the joint during movement, pt to strengthen the muscles around the joint and use of pain medications. Injections into the joint sometimes are helpful and also weight loss in obese people. ...Read more
How do I help relieve a swollen lymph node caused from a tonsil infection? will a warm compress help at all?
Swelling will: gradually go down after tonsil infection cleared. ...Read more
The cause: Tender lymph nodes tend to be a response to bacterial more than viral infections. But even dandruff on the scalp can cause a tender lymph node in the neck. Where is the lymph node is the first question? What is inflamed or infected next? It may be best to see a health care provider to let them look at it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apply ice to area.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
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