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How To Soften Cake Icing
Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually. ...Read more
Does eating frozen foods speed up the healing process? Since you put ice and cold things on an injury to help it heal?
Is it better to apply aloe lotion on my 3 day old sunburn to relieve the itch or to let it heal naturally?
Go for it: The aloe is good.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't use ice: Immediate burn treatment should be with cold water until the skin is cool. While unlikely, application of ice may cause a deeper injury, especially if the burn is already deep enough so that there is abnormal sensibility to pain in the area. ...Read more
External hemorrhoid burst this morning. How best to heal it and keep them from returning. Upping my fiber, fruit, water, veggies, more activity too.
Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Sounds like u had a thrombosed hemorrhoid which burst open and releasesdthe clot. I would recommend soaking your bottom in warm water every day (×2) till it resolves. They may come back and i agree with everything you r doing. If you see a big clot still attached to it and its not going away, i would recommend seeing a surgeon to remove it. No need to put any ointment. ...Read more
How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?
?: The same number of days while not using a banana skin. ...Read more
Does adding ice to green tea, right before you are about to drink it, cause it to lose antioxidants?
I've can keep popsicles, jello, and clear liquids down. How can I rehydrate myself, and how can I naturally work my way up to hard to digest foods?
Start slow, increase: Start with sips of fluids (no caffeine; flat 7 up ok) to prevent irritated stomach from stretching (=vomit). Gradually increase amt. For solid foods, try brat diet: banana, rice (cooked, no milk), applesauce, toast (plain, unbuttered). Pepto-bismol may also help settle stomach. If no improvement, see fp for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
My toe nail got ripped off to heal it faster soaking it in warm water + epsom salt mixture Does it help to heal the wound? is epsom salt good to use ?
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well ...Read more
I have plantar fasciitis, i'm icing and stretching. How much ibuprofen can I take to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits? How long should I take it?
At least 2-3 weeks!: The recommended dose, till age 65 is 3200 mg a day (800 x 4/day). I generally tell my patients to take 2-3 tabs of 200 mg x 4 times a day, increasing or decreasing as the level of response to it, but should take it regularly 4 times a day ( even 200 mg 4 times a day) is better than twice a day dose. If no response to it, try aleve (naproxen) or get your pcp to give you something else. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the best OTC stretch mark cream? Got them from growing to fast. Want to try this before talking to derm. Willing to pay anything.
Trofolastin: Google trofolastin. I think pharmamundi.Com carries it. Of everything for sale this was the only cream i could find that had a clinical study (randomized placebo controlled double blind) which showed benefit. It's expensive ($40/bottle) but it's worth it. At least my patients think so. ...Read more
Pulled muscles in ankle for 4 months... Used RICE and meds. What will an ortho recommend to help heal? Boot/cast? I need to keep it from reinjuring.
Will Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream reduce the pain before getting moles removed? If so, how much pain will it reduce?
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