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Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola

OTC anti-inflamitory: The treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is aimed in reducing and alleviating the presenting symptoms. Here are the following interventions for cubital tunnel syndrome:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

These can help in alleviating the pain and inflammation that took place in the affected area

Avoidance of trauma to the "funny bone" area where he ulnar nerve is. ...Read more

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Is taking nizole 200mg for 5days (3x a day) safe while taking omeprazole 20mg for 10 days (2x a day)?

Is taking nizole 200mg for 5days (3x a day) safe while taking omeprazole 20mg for 10 days (2x a day)?

Nizole: If nizole is Metronidazole it will be ok. If is an antifungal like ketoconazole, the combo may decrease the efficacy of the antifungal therapy. Almost sure is like Flagyl here in usa. You will be ok. ...Read more

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Can I exercise while sick?

Can I exercise while sick?

Yes: You can exercise when sick, but you should really decrease the intensity. This will allow your body to get better faster and will help you return to your regular exercise program. ...Read more

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I have been sick for while?

I have been sick for while?

More details: Please provide more specific details like what these symptoms are, severity, duration, anything that you think will help the docs help you. Feel free to repost. ...Read more

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Can I workout while fasting?

Can I workout while fasting?

Yes: No reason to skip exercise just b/c fasting. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain while I chew?

How can I treat pain while I chew?

TMJ: Do not chew for a few days and drink only liquids like ensure or carnation instant breakfast drink until the pain gets better. Do not chew gum. Take Motrin 600 or 800 mg to reduce the inflammation. Good luck. You have to rest the jaw just like you rest a knee or ankle when it gets inflamed. ...Read more

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Why do I feel naseous while I eat?

Why do I feel naseous while I eat?

Could be: It could be a number of things such as infection, ulcer, acid reflux and even pregnancy as well as other health conditions. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to gain body fat while overactive?

How to gain body fat while overactive?

Increase eating: If you can't cut down activity, then increase your food intake, particularly high calorie items with healthy fats. I loved milkshakes and ice cream when I was like that. If convenience is a problem, consider supplements such as ensure. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat while on diet?

What foods should I eat while on diet?

Calories: The best way to diet - it is about calories in vs calories out. Reduce your intake of calories and increase the number you burn. It will also have you eat healthier and be able to maintain your new weight without sliding backwards to weight increase. ...Read more

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How can I stay happy while I'm at work?

How can I stay happy while I'm at work?

Fulfill your values: Identify what matters most to you in life and then bring those values into your work. In this way, you can fulfill what matters most to you. ...Read more

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What to eat while on diet to lose 20lb?

What to eat while on diet to lose 20lb?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is coughing worse while laying down?

Why is coughing worse while laying down?

Depends: Aspiration-secretions down windpipe- is possible if swallowing issues. Gastric reflux and post-nasal drip if upon waking. Can be heart failure, esp if feet swollen. See doctor for eval as many causes. ...Read more

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Can I use during the day while I'm working?

Can I use during the day while I'm working?

Use What?: If you are asking about illicit drugs- don't recommend that. If not, please resubmit question with clarification. ...Read more

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How can I keep my baby awake while feeding?

How can I keep my baby awake while feeding?

Why?: Most babies fall asleep when they are done feeding. The rare baby who is too weak to feed properly really needs to be managed by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I go to my gym while I fast for 3 days?

Can I go to my gym while I fast for 3 days?

Be careful: You could but I would be judicious about the intensity of your exercise. Even if you are fasting, make sure you are staying hydrated. The biggest issue with going to the gym while fasting, is that it may place you at higher risk for dehydration and it's complications. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat while doing workout?

What foods should I eat while doing workout?

Not during: You should be eating foods high in carbohydrates prior to your workout to get the most benefit. ...Read more

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Why is my Husband passing out while coughing?

Why is my Husband passing out while coughing?

Vasovagal vs. Other: Many people, especially young ones, get a vasovagal reflex (dizziness, sweating, fainting, etc) with certain procedures or activities that stimulate the vagus nerve. Although this can be very frightening, it is not dangerous and may not recur. However, older people who are experiencing fainting spells should be evaluated by their physician to confirm that more serious conditions are not present ...Read more

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I fainted today while standing and unconcies?

I fainted today while standing and unconcies?

Syncope: Passing out is very serious and must be immediately investigated:till cause and treatment are addressed do not drive or operate powered machinery ...Read more

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My body takes a while for cuts to heal. Why?

My body takes a while for cuts to heal. Why?

Everyone is differen: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Vaseline is an oil made to protect intact skin, not heal open wounds. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. ...Read more

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How can one avoid tears while chopping onion?

How can one avoid tears while chopping onion?

Onions: Don't wear glasses.
Stand in front of fan
Cut under water
Put a Kleenex under your nose.
Don't breath.
Hold a page of paper in your mouth. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

Nutrtient dense food: Consider trail mix and healthy fats like nuts, berries, avocados. You can also supplement with protein shake and add coconut oil. ...Read more

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Internal scaring causing pain while ovoulating?

Internal scaring causing pain while ovoulating?

Ovulation: That is highly unlikely. Pain may be real. But ovulation causing such pain is not the likely cause. Perhaps you could use this question to explore with us more descriptive or symptoms of what your pain is like. ...Read more

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My BPM is 204bpm while working out, what to do?

My BPM is 204bpm while working out, what to do?

Max HR = 220 - age: Maximum heart rate should generally stay below 220 - age, or 174 for a 46 year old. Decrease intensity of exercise as you approach the maximum rate. ...Read more

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What should a gal do while first time sex pain?

What should a gal do while first time sex pain?

Give it some time: When a woman has sex for the first time it can be painful due to the disruption of the hymen. The best way to treat the pain is to avoid the discomfort in the first place, this may require very gentle penetrationan adequate amounts of lubrication. The discomfort however is usually short lived. The more often sex is had the less uncomfortable it will be. ...Read more

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If you had a hurnere for a while is that healthy?

If you had a hurnere for a while is that healthy?

It depends: The presence of a hernia does not always require surgery. It depends upon the location and size of the hernia, as well as the presence of pain. I advise you to make an appointment with a general surgeon for a formal examination and consultation. ...Read more

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Can you apply for disability while still working?

Can you apply for disability while still working?

Disability: Anyone can apply for disability. Each case evaluated on its merits. The proof lies on you to demonstrate that you indeed have a disability. In recent months due to healthcare change, poor economy, the welfare ideology - there has been an 85% increase in disability applications. How many get approved depends on how much money the government has - with record deficits - there is no money. ...Read more