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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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Chest Wall Pain (Definition)

Chest wall pain is a type of non-cardiac pain that usually describes pain that is reproducible by palpation. It can be costochondritis, muscle pain or potentially pleurisy (which ...Read more


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What's the strongest pain medication that's over the. Counter ?

What's the strongest pain medication that's over the. Counter ?

No answer: In my experience there isnot a great deal of difference in pain relief. The nsaids do tend to be more of a stomach irritant. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.

Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.

Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more

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What is the test for high ESR (45) with acute pain in the stomach and body and head pain for over a week?

What is the test for high ESR (45) with acute pain in the stomach and body and head pain for over a week?

Have a medical check: If your symptoms have not settled down you should get a medical examination done. The ESR of 45 itslef is non-specific and not too relaible an indicator of anything specific. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the abdomen for over a week?

What causes pain in the abdomen for over a week?

See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries may all cause abdominal pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can causes a 24/7 knee pain for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?

What can causes a 24/7 knee pain  for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?

One possibility: Your complaints could indicate several problems, the first abnormality that comes to mind is avascular (aseptic) necrosis of the bone within the knee joint, either distal (lower) femur or proximal (upper) tibia. Depending on degree of pain with activity or rest, an inflammatory disorder (such as gout) or even infection are possible. I'd have any pain evaluated by a doctor that occurs at rest. ...Read more

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Which is now the top product to relieve neck pain?

Which is now the top product to relieve neck pain?

Depends on the cause: Neck pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage. A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Intermittent severe burning in nasopharynx for 1 month, chest pain on right side&upper chest pain. Ppi for 3 weeks no relief. Antibiotics no relief.

Intermittent severe burning in nasopharynx for 1 month, chest pain on right side&upper chest pain. Ppi for 3 weeks no relief. Antibiotics no relief.

Stop PPI: Not a great fan of ppi. Try teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar instead. Take it in upright position when symptoms occur and wait 20 minutes before repeating if necessary. Do not eat 2 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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What might cause a sudden stabbing pain in the back on the right side below rib cage that causes you to arch your back or bend over for relief. ?

What might cause a sudden  stabbing pain in the back on the right side below rib cage that causes you to arch your back or bend over for relief. ?

Kidney stone?: Unless it's a muscular pain, that kind of scenario would make me think of a kidney stone. You may be passing a kidney stone. They can cause exquisite pain. ...Read more

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What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more

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What could chronic non diagnosed chest pain and uppeback pain. Chest pain is center of chest slightly to the left. With "flareups" about 2-3x/month.

Costochondritis?: The location and timing suggest costochondritis, a rheumatologic pain syndrome most often affecting premenopausal women that is highly prevalent and not dangerous. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) can provide some relief but it may be incomplete in some people. ...Read more

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Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?

Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have had persistent abdominal pain for the past eight years the pain is over the entire abdominal religion and is like a burning pain?

I have had  persistent abdominal  pain for the past eight years  the pain is over the entire abdominal religion and is like a burning pain?

Please get evaluated: There are many causes for abdominal pain from irritable bowel to ulcer disease to more serious conditions. It would be impossible to even attempt to diagnose based on the symptoms you provided. ...Read more

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Which is the best non-steroid OTC medicine for muscular pain relief?

Which is the best non-steroid OTC medicine for muscular pain relief?

The one that works: Other than tylenol, (acetaminophen) otc pain meds are all in the NSAID class. Although they have similar mechanisms of action, their efficacy is variable from person to person, so you just need to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Awaiting approval of Thoracic MRI for dull pain. When upright is it usual for T3/4 area (site of pain) to protrude as small bump? Rest of spine smooth

Maybe: If you are talking about a disc bulge/protrusion, it is possible that it may increase in the upright position,due to the increased axial load on the spinal column due to gravity. Whether this is related to symptoms or not is a different question. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help ease the pain for an incision from c-section. Without using strong pain killers. Or treatment for fast healing. ?

Add Aleve (naproxen): 2 tablets 2 x per day with food if not on anything similar like motrin. It may help you reduce the other meds but you did just have a pretty big surgery, keep it clean but your gonna need pain medication. Gd luc. ...Read more