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Mentholatum Deep Heating Medication
I have pain my elbow all the time it effects my arm and hand I can't pick up or hold things like a coke can the weight is to much my shoulder and arm is effected too, the pain is really unbearable, at times heat helps or mentholatium but the pain is cons
Adding to the previous answer. Ace bandages can be a source of discomfort or exacerbate or worsen exiting discomfort if they are applied too tight or over the wrong place. Often it is though that tighter is better for bandages and splints but especially one the boney prominences of the elbow and the hand and ace bandage can cause more harm than good is misapplied.
While lateral epicondyitls, median epicondylitis are one concern here, the comment regarding not tolerating pressure on the legs lead to the importance of being seen by a physician. ...Read more
Hello, I want to know if I should go to the doctors or not. For about 7 years I have been having on and off pains in my right upper thigh, I don't know what the cause is or even how to help the pain. I've tried heating pads, pain medications ect. But noth
I am experiencing neck pain, fatigue, headache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) My neck pain was present upon waking this morning. Medication and heating pad aren't helping.
It is time: To close your computer and call your PCP or go to a local UC clinic for a full medical workup: your symptoms cannot be diagnosed online. X-rays and exam are the most imprtant issues. ...Read more
I was using a heating pad for cramps from the drug store and I feel like it was sending electric shock so I stopped. Do I need to go to the er?
No: Do not use that heating pad again. Try to return it. If you have not additional symptoms than you had before using the heating pad, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more
I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's.
You're getting: Younger. Suggest to your dr to consider giving u muscle relaxers and/or opioids usual causes of back pain are muscle strain &ddd/degenerative disc disease/ arthritis of the spine. Though the name sounds dreadful, fear not! People don't die from it. Continue with what u r doing. Maintain good posture, massage and physical therapy may help if it worsens, x-ray and/or MRI of the spine may b warranted. ...Read more
Mid right of back pain. Feels like deep pressure & sharp pain- stabbing worsening when I breathe. Took Motrin & using Heating pad for 2 hrs now?
ER/UC: Get checked now- multiple possibilities: get xtay and abdominal ultrasound: do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
Increase H2O or redu: You have to compensate the water loss via sweat due to excess heat by either increase oral replacement of water/fluids, or reduce/stop the diuretic, or u may need to do both depending on severity of heat and duration of exposure. It is a rather complicated balance and u must do that diligently or you may get in trouble with dehydration or fluid overload. Use a weight-scale. Good luck. ...Read more
Skin troubles: Using the word boils and having more than one leads any one of us here online to just recommend that you be seen in person by your family doctor or a dermatologist. Skin is not well suited for 'evaluation and treatment recommendations online. ...Read more
What kind of medication would you give me for my terrible headaches. Every time when I go outside in the sun or in the heat my head hurts. Why?
Sunglasses?: Sometimes when we go in the sun we squint and contract a lot of the muscles around the face and in the head causing pain. A simple solution is using dark sunglasses. ...Read more
NO: Check your BP frequently and if concerned ask your MD ...Read more
My blood pressure is 153/90. With the summer heat coming on and I work as a laborer and im 51, 210 lbs, 5'5". Do I need to go on medication?
The best thing is to get lots of numbers. Check it at different times of the day and write them down. After a few weeks review them with your doctor (bring in your readings).
We know that over time if it stays above 130/80 it leads to bad things like kidney damage, blocked arteries etc. ...Read more
I have headache due to high blood pressure saw my Dr yesterday and on medication but I was wondering if heat or cold would help?
When should I switch medications or add a medication? Still feel stinging and severe itching from stress or heat aftr few months. Cholinergc urticaria
Tolerable?: If it's not working and it's getting worse then it's time to switch. If you can control the variables which cause this then it's better to avoid taking more meds. ...Read more
I have been experiencing sharp intermittent pains above right ear. For the past 5 days. Heat helps some but no medication helps. Some spells are worse?
My blood pressure & heat rate increases for no reason to the point that it makes my chest hurt. Why & could it be my medication butrans patch?
It is unusual: See a doctor quickly. An ER visit may also be appropriate. ...Read more
How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when I get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g
Can epileptics have thermage procedures? Can facial thermage procedure provoke a seizure in an epileptic person? I'm an epileptic and when I take my medication, I rarely have seizures. However, I remember having a seizure caused by extreme heat when I was
Thermage: I have not heard of anyone having a seizure with thermage, but with your history, I would for sure consult with your neurologist. Make sure you continue to take your medication. ...Read more
Are there any medications for heat intolerance? I have severe heat intolerance due to autonomic neuropathy (30 years of type 1 diabetes). I am only comfortable when an AC is blowing cold air on me.
No: Control environment Wear thin loss cloths and may need to be naked while in house and drink plenty of cold water. Avoid exposure to heat. Presume work up for Thyroid abnormalities was negative ...Read more
Really bad pain on right side of head, it would start in my cheek bone area, then spread to my right temple and down my neck. I've tried moist heat, cold compresses, OTC medication, nothing works. Please help.
TMJ?: TMJ syndrome is one condition that can be associated with pain in the face radiating to the temple and neck. The pain may be aggravated by chewing. Read about TMJ here> http://bit. Ly/1LTacAC See your physician to see if TMJ or some other disorder is responsible for your pain. ...Read more
Jumped up in the air, back popped when I landed. Still hurts since yesterday. Can't breathe deep or twist without pain. What to do? Heat patch?
No harm: No harm in trying. More traditional deep heating techniques include ultrasound and can be soothing for any muscle injury. Soothing however does not mean it is aiding in the actual healing...Only making it more comfortable so that your body can potentially mend itself. If not improving then see your doc. ...Read more
What's causing my pain, it's at the bottom of my back on one side only. It's agony! Painkillers/Deep heat are no relief?
Back pain: Back pain is hard to diagnose in the office, and is often one of the most common conditions encountered in the primary care setting. You need a good history and examination, that may include the need for testing such as x-rays, etc. To determine your most likely cause and the best treatment. See a good Dr., preferably one who treats back pain such as an Orthopedic Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have terrible anxiety so im always taking deep breaths. Can working in a hot humid work place make that worse or is it just the heat and humidty
Yes...: Humidity and air quality can impact the ability to take deep breaths. Additionally, folks with anxiety tend to he hyper-aware of changes in breathing or the ability to breath which can worsen anxiety. If a significant concern there are behavioral methods available to reduce anxiety. Be well. ...Read more
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more
Little pain in my thigh (light electricity) or tingling sensation that causes discomfort. Why? What is this? I apply "deep heat" & it works sometimes.
Stepped out of my shower - felt a pop in my lower back right side; have done rest, ice, heat - pain was mostly gone. This morning pain is back radiating across my entire lower back. Changes in position are excrutiating; deep breaths hurt?
Back pain.: This is likely related to an acute muscular spasm, which can take a week or two to fully resolve. Anti-inflammatory medications may help. Exercise would actually be preferable to rest. If pains are not resolved in a couple of weeks then a doctor's visit would be in order. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the tissue density. The denser the tissue, the more heat is generated. ...Read more
I put deep heat on my neck and shoulders and immediately got a migraine. Why would deep heat rub cause a migraine?
What could be the cause of deep tissue pain and radiating heat in neck, shooulders and face. I was recently diaagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis.
Thyroiditis can: Cause these symptoms, but is highly unlikely and most often painless. You need to see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more
Antiplatelet agent: Clopidogrel (plavix) is an anti platelet medication given to patients with coronary or other vascular disease. Platelets are commonly involved in coronary and other acute vascular events. So you could say it is somewhat of a "blood thinner". As far as potential side effects, rarely it can cause a severe rash--if this occurs then your doctor would switch to another antiplatelet medication. ...Read more
How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?
Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...Read more
Sharp pain on right side when taking deep breath or cough. No fever. Feels better when heat applied. What is it?
Right side pain: Could be a muscle but better get an X-ray to make sure and possibly a D-Dimer blood test, see your PCP right away ...Read more
I pulled a muscle in my back when I bend it hurts I used deep heat on my back is there anything else I can do to ease the pain as my back is sore?
Stay active: Most cases of acute onset low back pain are related to a muscle strain and will get better on its own over several days. Provided you have no neurological symptoms (numbness, weakness in the legs), you can use ice/heat. Bed rest will only slow down the healing, so try to push through and continue normal activities ...Read more
25 weeks. Woke up with lower backache. Took paracetamol and did some back rub with deep heat. Today woke up painless but tonight the pain is back.
May be muscle: It may be muscle. You can try heat. I will try some back flexiom and the back extension exercises. If the pain persists you need to see your physician. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle whilst landing after a jump. It's been 3 weeks and it's still swollen. I applied ice and deep heat. Still swollen. What do I do?
Exam and x-ray: With this kind of trauma and no response to ice and rest the next step is a doctor exam and x-ray of the ankle. ...Read more
I have pain in the ball of my foot under my big toe and around to the side. What could it be? And can I use deep heat for the pain??
Feet: Possible sesamoiditis. Would recommend ice not heat ...Read more
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