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Pain Killer Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Subjective: Narcotics like morphine are helpful for many types of pain - it does not necessarily mean they are the best choices for all subtypes of pain. Thus its difficult say what is exactly is the most powerful pain killer since everyone's response to different pain medications varies as does their exact mix of pain subtypes (i.e. Musculoskeletal pain vs nerve pain). ...Read more
Nope: The only pain killer that would help you enjoy your honeymoon is an air tight prenuptial agreement. ...Read more
The question if why you want it.
If you find the cause of the pain and heal that the pain goes away without the need for pain killers which only treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Relaxation: Pain is often intensified by ones perception of it. If one spends evry hour focused on the pain and stressed about the pain the pain can be more painful. Heat, stretching, massage relaxation, watching a favorite comedy, etc are all things that can help lessen ones perception of pain. Meds work by blocking the pain proteins that cause ones nerves to fire. The 2 in combo work best. ...Read more
What are we treating: First we need to understand what are we treating. Increasing the dose is not always a solution, ovation of medication may be ale o decree the dose and provide efficacy ...Read more
Different for reason: Different causes for pain will respond better. Voltaren is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory, muscle pain tend to respond well to it. Synaleve is a combination pain killer that works central in the brain (also muscle relaxant). They are sometimes co prescribed because of synergistic working in for instance back pain. ...Read more
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...Read more
NSAIDs: Sciatic pain can be related to inflammation of the nerve or surrounding tissues. If you don't have a history of stomach irritation (ulcers, gastritis etc) you might try using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Stretches can often help, as can cold packs. Cold packs are often applied for 15 min on then 15 min off for 3 applications. ...Read more
Debatable: I do think that docs take some responsibility when they are the source of the medication, but they cannot be the sole blame. Pain is the hardest condition to treat since anyone can claim they are in pain. A comprehensive evaluation and exam can help identify patients at risk for addiction. Ultimately it is the patient that takes the medication. The doc cannot force them to use them. ...Read more
Very common items:
There are several choices provided you are not allergic or have a medical contraindication to either but you can take an anti inflammatory like motrin, Advil (ibuprofen) either will reduce inflammation and pain
Tylenol (acetaminophen) will reduce pain as well. Aspirin will work somewhere between the two but all would be non narcotic pain relievers ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: Generally, the majority of the pain in a herniated disc comes from the inflammatory process and thus anti-inflammatories such as Naproxen work well. If you also have nerve pain, drugs such as Neurontin (gabapentin) can help as well. Finally, muscle relaxers can help if you have a lot of spasms. ...Read more
Treat the cause: A tooth ache should be treated at the cause, not the symptom. Medication will ease the pain but the pain will come back with more intensity and duration over time. Moreover, a painful abscess tooth will require antibiotic (antibacterial) to help the pain, not the analgesic (anti pain) medication. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
Tylenol: For occasional headaches the use of acetaminophen is acceptable. Occasional use would mean once or twice per week. Acetaminophen is generally considered low-risk during pregnancy. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, may carry a risk of bleeding and miscarriage if taken near the time of conception. ...Read more
Homeopathic remedies: I don't know what homeopathic remedy you have in mind, or whether it matches the kind of headache pain you have. If it's not the correct remedy, most likely nothing will happen at all. If it's a good match for the symptoms you're experiencing, you may have some relief. If you're not speaking of homeopathic medicines, taking 25 or more could be dangerous. ...Read more
Does Ibruphin (pain killer) stress/damage liver. How much is a safe amount to take daily? Thank u.
That is possible:
800mg 3 times a day is given in healthy adults
This is from a National Institutes of Health report:
The appearance of clinically apparent liver injury during long-term or chronic ibuprofen therapy has not been convincingly demonstrated. However, instances of asymptomtic flares of chronic hepatitis C have been reported after initiation of ibuprofen therapy with rapidly resolving with stopping. ...Read more
During periods I feel pain in my feets. Do you think I should take pain killer? What food should I take.
My son 5 yrs fell 20 minutes ago and got a lump on his head. He is in pain. Should I just give him pain killer?
Might be OK: Before treating your son for pain. Be sure he is not showing any signs or symptoms of a more significant head injury such as nausea, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, confusion, or loss of consciousness. It is appropriate to treat his pain with Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Follow the dosing instructions on the manufacture's label. If he develops any of the symptoms above, he should be seen. ...Read more
I want varicocele repair but am afraid of going under. Can this be done w/ a local pain killer? Embolization procedure failed.
Possible, but...: Open varicocelectomy after embolization, usually done under microscope, can be done under local nesthesia + mild sedation but not without stress on patient and surgeon. Nowadays, everyone should take advantage of the simplicity and safety of current anesthesia for less stress during a procedure like open varicocelectomy. More? Ask surgeon or contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
Can I get a pain shot for pain my diarrhea hurts and I feel like I need a pain killer shot. Like dilaudid or something. Pleae help/i just want to relax
No: You do not need narcotics (pain shot) for this. You need to get some immodium at your pharmacy. It is otc. ...Read more
No such animal: What is best for one, maybe off limits for another. If you had liver disease, I would not take tylenol or acetaminophen. If I had diabetes, hypertension or kidney disease, I would only take anti-inflammatory meds under doctor supervision. So, answer maybe physical therapy, aqua-therapy, an orthopedic evaluation for your custom options. ...Read more
There can be: My pharmacy specializes in compounding topical pain creams tailored to target your pain specifically while reducing side effects and drug interactions. We assess the patients pain, perform a comprehensive medication review and work with the patients provider to customize a formula. Although a compound can contain Codeine or morphine there are formulas with other ingredients that are more effective. ...Read more