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Using neosporin on a burn, but it makes the pain worse. If i just wash it and bandage it, it feels better. Which way is safer?
Either way OK: The idea of applying a topical antimicrobial, such as neosporin, to a burn wound is to keep it from getting infected. If you keep it washed & clean, & it is a small burn, you will probably be fine. Alternatively, you could try other topical antimicrobials (e.g., polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) bacitracin, triple-antibiotic ointment, etc.) to see if one of those is not painful for you. ...Read more
How does aspercreme work? Is it just a pain reliever or does it help heal? Ankle tendonitis feeling much better with aspercreme than lidocaine patches
See details: If it makes you feel better then it works. ...Read more
Not really, but also: All it does is make U sweat, has no effect on burning fat, or strengthening muscles. All U do is dehydrate more. ...Read more
Not logical: Chiro offers a strenuous massage which frequently feels very good. It cannot diagnosis anything, and offers no cure for anything. To be fair, most chiros are educated a schools of chiropractory at which place the professor tells them this stuff works. Would they doubt such an authority figure? And it is lucrative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is "icy hot" effective for helping pulled muscles heal faster, or does it just mask the pain? Do you recommend it ?
For what?: It will get your body warm all over, it will clears out the skin pores once entirely unwrapped and washed off. Beyond that, they will work to the extent you truly believe they will work...Like a medication given by a trusted physician, a religious belief, the little ball placed behind your ear for weight loss. All of these are fine, but many beliefs can lead to harmful results, and often very $$$. ...Read more
My foreskin is swollen and really sensitive. It makes it hard to sleep. Tried applying lemon juice but it stings so much.
NO leman juice ?: Most likely you have infection of foreskin ( belanitis ) Keep the aea clean with gentle soap and water , uses over the counter ointments like Neosporin etc , if is not improving in few days see your family doctor . if infection is recurring frequently you may need circumcision . ...Read more
Can Imodium (loperamide) be used long term? It really helps on days my IBS goes haywire, it helps a lot. Actually out of all I've tried it's only one that works
Not recommended: Taking imodium (loperamide) daily could eventually lead to constipation, obstruction and severe digestive problems. Finding out more information by reviewing your history, physical and tests would more likely be the best advice when considering irritable bowel syndrome. Please see your doctor when you can. ...Read more
Cryolipolysis: This is not yet mainstream. The idea is that if fat beneath the skin is frozen, it will tend not to accumulate there in the future. It's done specifically to remove love handles or bumps in particular places. The fda permission doesn't mean it works. You'd do better to diet and exercise. ...Read more
Bandaids: They protect the wound from the environment and by doing so minimize the pain producing stimuli that may occur from abrading the area, exposing it to moisture, toxic materials, temperature changes, and so on. ...Read more
My stomach hurts and don't know
Why. The only thing that helps is food. But it doesn't really feel like a hunger pain. What could it be?
Possible Ulcer: The first thing that comes to mind with this description is an ulcer. The often get better with food and then may actually get worse a little while after eating. Could be gastritis or even sometimes anxiety can cause these symptoms. Would need to know a little more. You may need some additional tests and possible and endoscopy to answer this thoroughly. ...Read more
I burn my finger. It turned white. Iced it and put cream on. Only feels somewhat ok when ice is on it. Otherwise it burns really bad. Go to er?
Explanation : Cold therapy helpful after traumatic injury. And just within 24-36 hours. Other pain treatment depend on localization, causes, severity and many others factors. Please go to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Went off pill skin has gone really bad (acne) but also red/angry/irritated/itchy/sore and everything stings even sorbolene cream. What to do? Help!
Is zerona liposuction as good as regular liposuction? I'd really like to get this procedure. I like that it doesn't involve cutting. But i'm also worried that because it's non-invasive it won't work as good.
Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there are many different terms used to describe the liposuction surgical procedures. Many of these procedures are simply marketing techniques used by different practitioners. Also, unfortunately there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Most of the time. : If you use them properly. If you're looking to beef up the shoes you already have, get a good insert or custom orthotic: you can use them to improve the shoes you already own. Over the counter orthotics typically break down over 6-12 months, but a good custom orthotic will last years. This will also ensure it is customized exactly to you and will correct your foot specifically. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Addiction: The class of benzodiazepines - of which diazepam is one - can be quite effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety. The most common short-term side-effects are sedation. In the long-term, sometimes pts develop tolerance (they need a higher dose of the med over time to get the effect); and if they stop the med abruptly, they may suffer withdrawal symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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