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Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
For what problem?: Without knowing what you're treating, it's hard to say which would be "better." polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) contains synthetic antibiotics, Bacitracin and polymyxin. Calendula ointment is from the marigold plant, calendula officinalis. It's been traditionally used in minor skin wounds: skin infections, burns, bee stings, sunburn, warts, etc. Most research comes from animal studies. http://tinyurl.com/lapg2kq. ...Read more
Determine cause 1st: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. That may be the best method to prevent them. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more
Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Or just elevate, ice, and compression?
Second option: I would advise to go with the second option. It is safe, inexpensive and effective. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there a difference between neosporin ointment and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment?
Possibly: All corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, affecting cyclooxygenase pathway, interfere with inflammatory cascade, reduce the release of inflammatory mediators, cytokines, TNFs involved in the inflammatory response. Muscle tone and spasm are mediated through intrafusal and extrafusal fibers with gamma motor neurons. Corticosteroid may reduce muscle spasm caused by inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call the MD: Please call the doctor who prescribed the medication to you and discuss your side effect with them. You might need to be re-evaluated by them. ...Read more
Patch is better: Lidocaine cream or ointment is most effective on small cuts or mucous membranes, as it isn't absorbed well through the skin. A better option for back pain is the Lidoderm patch 5%, which is designed for continuous absorption through the skin to provide relief of back pain. This is available by prescription only; see your physician. Exercise and physical therapy may help too. ...Read more
Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?
Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more
No: They are different compounds but both can be helpful in the correct setting. ...Read more
What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more
Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...Read more
Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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