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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Inflammation Of The Brain

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Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Does the use of heat for treatment of general bruises/contusions the same as the use of it for treatment of "head" bruises/contusions or different?

Same: The principles are the same if you're referring to scalp contusions and not brain injuries. Of course with head injuries you have to be on the lookout for worsening headaches, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, etc which would raise the suspicion of associated brain injury. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

Depends on cause: Infextiins inside the eye, or within the retina in the back of the eye are not common, and have many causes. Some respond to antibiotics, some need antivirals....You need to have an eye doctor tell i the cause, then the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

What is the treatment for inflammation of the spinal cord?

Depends on disease: Myelitis- inflammation of the spinal cord is treated in several different ways depending on the reason for the inflammation. It could be treated with steroids, antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and several therapies. ...Read more

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Are there any over the counter remedies for a white spot on the iris of the eye?

Are there any over the counter remedies for a white spot on the iris of the eye?

Spot on iris?: The iris is inside the eye and surface anatomical aspects will not be affected by anything you do. But the spot, if new, might be a corneal ulcer which will look superimposed on the iris. This needs treatment so if this is the case, especially if the eye is red and/or painful, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Treatment for inflammation of the thyroid?

Maybe nothing : Autoimmune thyroiditis doesn't require treatment unless the thyroid is either over or under active. Acute thyroiditis which can cause fever and be painful because of bacterial infection is treated. It is uncommon, however. Patients with autoimmune thyroiditis are routinely monitored to follow thyroid function. ...Read more

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What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

Vaccination: There are certain vaccines that are aimed to prevent meningitis, but I am not aware of a vaccine to prevent brain inflammation. ...Read more

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Can part of the the brain be isolated for treatment and replaced?

Can part of the the brain be isolated for treatment and replaced?

Not existing: Brain surgery can repair abnormal areas of brain due to tumor, trauma, or infection, and assist in improved activities of daily living, but no current replacement treatment is available, including stem cells. ...Read more

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What are the usual causes and treatment for headache at the base of the skull?

What are the usual causes and treatment for headache at the base of the skull?

Several but commonly: Commonly a headache starting at the base of the skull or neck is a tension-type headache. They're often throbbing in character & range in severity from mild to severe. Typical otc meds can help(i.e. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, etc), but appropriate dosing & precautions should be followed. Prevention/treatment approaches include stretching, exercise, massage, stress-reduction, stress-management. See doc 4 more. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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What types of over the counter medications are good for an irritated esophagus or inflammed esophagus?

What types of over the counter medications are good for an irritated esophagus or inflammed esophagus?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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What is the best known drig for the treatment of inflammations?

What is the best known drig for the treatment of inflammations?

Depends: On what the cause of the inflammation is. If it's from an infection then appropriate anti-infectives like antibiotic or antiviral are fine. If it's from an autoimmune problem then sometimes steroids or stronger immunosuppresants are necessary. If it's from run of the mill osteoarthritis then simple non-steroidal antiinflammatories can be fine. ...Read more

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I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?

I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?

Corneal infection?: Some apparent eye scratches are actually infections that require antibiotic eyedrops by prescription. You need to see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is the penis on the skin stronger or weaker than the rest of the body? In terms of preventing rashes and other things?

Is the penis on the skin stronger or weaker than the rest of the body? In terms of preventing rashes and other things?

Likely no difference: Don't believe any study has been done on this subject but i don't believe it is any stronger or weaker than the rest of the body skin. On the other hand, i would hope that your penis is not in contact with as many elements as your hands. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines available to stop the reoccuring of the pericardial fluid.And to treat the left over fluid after procedure?

Are there any medicines available to stop the reoccuring of the pericardial fluid.And to treat the left over fluid after procedure?

Yes but: It all depends on the cause of the fluid. If the fluid keeps re-accumulating, the pericardium can be removed (you don't need one) and then there's no risk of re-accumulation. ...Read more

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What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

What's the best alternative to cortisone for treatment of skin inflammation?

Steroid alternative: There are steroid alternatives in topical formulation. Such include, Elidel (pimecrolimus) and protopic, unfortunately, these are nit much more effective than Hydrocortisone and are very expensive. Wwww.drbader.com. ...Read more