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How To Get Rid Of A Stomach Ache Without Medicine
Stomach Ache Relief: Stomach aches can be caused by several things. Viruses, infections, anxiety, indigestion, reactions to medications If the stomachache just came by itself, try something like AlkaSeltzer, Rolaid or Pepto Bismal and eat soft diet like yogurt, jello and clear fluids until it settles down. Most imes this resolves in 2-3 days. If pain persist, or u have vomiting, fever, get it checked at urgent care ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes for stomach aches. If it is first thing in the morning or after a heavy meal, it could be due to acid reflux, and therefore taking an antacid can help. You may also be constipated, in which case taking a laxative can help. Lactose intolerance can cause a stomach ache, and avoiding dairy products can help. Ginger ale- with the fizz taken out can, in genr4eal, help a stomach ac ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more
Really depends: On the cause..Are you dehydrated? Haven't eaten? ...Read more
Change to liquid: I had one patient who responded to a switch from Lithium Carbonate to lithium citrate, the liquid form. Using liquid allows you to precisely titrate the dose so that you can increase the dose in smaller increments. She was able to go back to the pills or capsules once she had become accustomed to her lithium dose in the citrate form. ...Read more
Headache remedies: Rest, relax, close your eyes while either lying down or sitting in a dark room. Ice packs or heat-steamy shower or warm bath. A massage with or without pressure point focus on painful areas of your head. Light exercise can release endorphins (body's natural painkillers). Aromatherapy (eucalyptus, pepermint, sandlewood, lavender) is also very popular. ...Read more
See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause. Only when we have a cause can we then get rid of a headache. ...Read more
There is no fast way: Most utis will not go away without antibiotics. You can get very ill if not treated and you can even get a kidney infection. Make sure and get it treated. ...Read more
Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more
I take a lot of medication to get rid of a migraine. I was wondering whether there's a way to get rid of a migraine without medication?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat: One of the easiest things to try is gargling with salt water. This may or may not be effective, depending on the underlying cause. If you have allergy symptoms of running nose, watery itchy eyes, try an anti-histamine. If you have having fevers and chills and the throat is red, you should probably be evaluated from possible infection that may require something different. ...Read more
We need to know more: Bloated stomach could many different things. Is it a big swollen belly due to fluid colelction or just a bloated feeling due to gas or indigestion. You need to see and ask your doctor to find out if it is a stomach probleme, e.g., hyperacidity or nausea or is it a liver disease like hepatitis or cirrhosis which can cause fluid accumation (ascites). The treatment will depend on finding exact cause. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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