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Over The Counter Treatment For Inflammation Of The Brain
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?
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
Are there any medicines available to stop the reoccuring of the pericardial fluid.And to treat the left over fluid after procedure?
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