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How To Heal The Esophagus Naturally
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound healing time and also risk of infection. Vaseline was actually just as good as neosporin. Also, a side note is that neosporin and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) can produce an allergic contact reaction in some people! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally doesn't: In general, gerd is a chronic condition that does not heal or get "cured" by medications. Depending on consultation with your family physician and referral to specialists, they will work with you to decide best course of treatment. If nothing else is done, gerd (symptomatic acid reflux) will require life long medication to alleviate/treat symptoms. http://goo.gl/0rrqv. ...Read more
One must keep : In mind "natural" is not necessarily better. If the proximal portion of the tendon retracted then the tendon may never function optimally again. Only allow a tendon to heal naturally, if under the guidance and or consulting of a treating physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to cure acid reflux naturally or medically to prevent future issues and how to let throat heal?
Acid Reflux: Greetings. It's good that you are approaching the reflux problem as you are. We often times seek out a quick cure but the acid actually causes a chronic irritation to the sensitive throat mucosal lining. Treatments include beginning a low acid diet, weight loss, avoid late meals, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. An OTC antacid may help too. Finally a visit to your ENT doctor may be needed. ...Read more
How long does it take food to get to the stomach. To the small intestine. To the large intestine n back out?
Normal transit time: In general, we should poop as many times per day as we eat. In-to-out transit time should be 8-12 hours. Dinner today should be out in the morning for a healthy gut that is working as it should, and being treated to food it should see. Transit time may be decreased with too much red meat, sugar, wheat, potato, and pain medication. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No cure: However there are many options for treatment. Medications like anti-inflammatory options like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Other options include synvisc/euflexxa injections to help lubricate the joint or even platelet/stem cell therapies as well. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?
Medical treatment: Depending on the cause of the stomach ulcers and their location in the stomach, most often they can heal with the help of medications to eradicate the cause, whether it be due to bacteria (h. Pylori) or too much acid secretion. Symptoms usually go away with treatment over weeks. If symptoms persist, let you doctor know. Bleeding from the ulcer can cause blood to be detected in your stools. ...Read more
Regular soft BM's: Most problems with hemorrhoids will heal with time (usually 6 weeks) i recommend: regular bm's-may need stool softeners/fiber, warm baths or soaks several times per day, good hygiene-tucks, over the counter ointments for short time frames, Hydrocortisone ointments ocassionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laryngitis: In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --noted especially at night. treatment that is useful is a short coarse of prednisone--or a shot of dexamethasone---talk with your Doctor Over the counter treatments are many-- gargles,sprays and various throat lozengers--simple honey and lemon works ...Read more
Several ways.: Limited mouth opening may be caused by a displaced TMJ disc. The best way to determine this would be with a TMJ mri. If the disc is completely displaced, which is common with limited opening, then TMJ arthroscopy has the highest success rate. This is where a tiny scope is inserted into the joint under anesthesia and scar tissue can be released and full range of motion restored with relief of pain. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How long will a toothpaste burn on your forehead take to heal and what can I do to help it heal faster?
Exercise n Diet: Eat 5-6 smaller feedings a day, greek type of diet, exercise 30 mins a day, and you should lose 1/2-1 inch of waist size every 7-10 days. Eating frequently keeps Insulin levels down. Less circulating Insulin will in turn stop intraabdominal fat deposition. It doesn't happen overnight so stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My newborns humerus bone was broken during delivery. Can that lead to permanent damage? Or how long will it take to heal?
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