Top 20 Doctor insights on: Pain relief medicine

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Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Itches: Not usually. Using pain medications for an itch may blunt the itch feeling but you will still itch. You have to find out why you have the itch. Topical creams may help. ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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What pain relief medicine is best for testicular aches?

Determine cause: Have your physician determine the cause of the aching and then treat appropriately. It may be due to over activity, testicular torsion, a tumor, epididymitis, orchitis, or other factors. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football tryout?

Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football tryout?

Self Medication: You do not specify the type of medication. I may take a couple of advil (ibuprofen) before I do something athletic, but I would neve take a prescription medication prior to a workout, or tryout. Too many reasons to list here, but masking real pain, fatigue or euphoria, drug testing etc are just a few.
If you are up to the sport - go do it. If not, see a sports medicine physician for help. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football conditioning?

Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football conditioning?

Perhaps not: Pain can be a body's way of telling you that you are over-stressing your body. Check with a food sports medicine doctor for the answer to that question. ...Read more

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Could it be a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football condition?

Are you for real: Is it a good idea to block pain so you can go out and hurt yourself worse in a contact sport.

Find the cause of the pain and get ti resolved before you go out to play a football condition. ...Read more

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Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Is the natural pain relief medicine celadrex good for back pain?

Probably not: This sounds like someone is marketing a non-FDA approved nutritional supplement with a name that is designed to sound almost exactly like "Celebrex", an FDA-approved non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can be effective for some pain conditions. I would avoid "celadrex" like the plague. The only way it might help for back pain is that you wallet will weigh less. ...Read more

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What kind of pain relief medicine should I buy for extracting my wisdom teeth?

What kind of pain relief medicine should I buy for extracting my wisdom teeth?

Prescription: Your oral surgeon will provide you with a prescription for a narcotic, if needed. For many, any otc NSAID should work just fine. ...Read more

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Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?

Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?

Not usually...: Sinus pressure is usually not a symptom of TMJ disorder. Remember that there are lots of other things that can cause pain attributed to TMD, so having a full evaluation by your doctor is important. If indeed the diagnosis is TMD, then a trial of an OTC NSAID (Ibuprofen, Aleve) is common. Other meds, more education and a change in habit/behaviors that make it worse can be discussed with your doc ...Read more

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Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?

Any good back pain relief medicine, patch, any thing that would help muscle pain in the back area?

Over the counter: If over the counter anti-inflammatory medications do not help then it may be useful to see a physician if pain continues past a few weeks. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom teeth removed. The doctor didn't give me a prescription for pain relief medicine. Can you guys recommend what I should get?

OTC meds: If surgeon feels that trauma from surgery is minimal, it is preferable to recommend NSAID medications for pain control, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) for inflammatory pain control. 800mg of Ibuprofen >> Codeine for dental pain. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids, or taking blood thinners, you can opt for Acetaminophen (paracetamol). If you have pain following surgery, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best headache pain relief medicine. Extra straight excederian has been pulled off the shelf and witch to me has the best medicine for relieving my headaches.

What is the best headache pain relief medicine. Extra straight excederian has been pulled off the shelf and witch to me has the best medicine for relieving my headaches.

Extra: Extra strength Acetaminophen may work for you and is safe on the stomach and kidneys in doses below 3000 milligrams a day. Naproxen (like aleve) may work well for you if Excedrin did. If your headaches are frequent and not relieved by these meds, check with your doctor to be sure you have nothing serious. You also may find there are better ways to treat or even prevent those headaches. ...Read more

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I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.

I have 3 bulge disk, back pain runs down left side butt/thigh/foot. Pain relief solutions.? Stretching, medicine don't work. Frustrated help pls.

Sciatica: Sciatica pain can be very disabling. Fortunately in most cases it is self limited and may take time. Some patients benefit from traction therapy with combination of muscle relaxers, analgesics (short course of opiates), and anti-inflammatory medication. Acupuncture me be alternative. Epidural treatments may be considered prior to surgical alternatives. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Migraine relief with pain medicine? Oxycodone is the only thing that relieves my migraines. Can I take a low does regularly?

Migraine relief with pain medicine? Oxycodone is the only thing that relieves my migraines. Can I take a low does regularly?

Not recommended: Opioids do not work well clinically in migraine. Opioids should not be used in migraine because they induce rebound or medication overuse headache. See Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for migraine management. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any good pain relief methods without drug use?

Acupuncture: Has been successfull for many people I know, including myself. ...Read more

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Which drugs do they give you for pain relief in hospital?

Many types & combos: The variety of medicines are available to control pain including opioids, NSAIDs, anxiolitics, local anesthetics or a combination of all. ...Read more

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I m having problem of suddenly shoulder pain it is so paining I take pain relief which are not useful please give me suggestions or tell me medicine?

I m having problem of suddenly shoulder pain it is so paining I take pain relief which are not useful please give me suggestions or tell me medicine?

2 many causes: Without any injury, there are many possible causes, from bursitis-tendonitis-infection-calcific tendonitis, and more. U need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 xam & x-rays, and this may very well give u the answer. Some times further imaging is needed but there is where 2 start. ...Read more

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Are there effective non-narcotic drugs for pain relief during child birth?

Injection: There are various nerve blocks that your OB can do. An epidural is non-narcotic and very effective. ...Read more

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