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Dr. Richard Maughon
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Pain Relievers (Definition)

Pain relievers are medicines that reduce ...Read more


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Is there any pain relieving medication that I can take for a shoulder fracture? Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible. Thanks

Is there any pain relieving medication that I can take for a shoulder fracture? Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible. Thanks

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetomino: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominiphen woud be fine and over the counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen at your age should have very low risks. These questions are best asked to your physicians. ...Read more

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Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Yes: Yes paid medications can treat toothaches. I would also recommend visiting your dentist to find out why you are having the pain. Usually treating the underlying cause of the pain is a better idea than covering the pain with medications. ...Read more

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Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot or ankle but even more proximally, like hip or low back. Does not really fit ms. An EMG test might help. ...Read more

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How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

How do you relieve a headache without any medication?

A quiet room: Headache is some big problem to patients and to doctors.
Laying down in bed in a quiet room may help, otherwise consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve a headache without pain medication?

Headaches: Stretch neck and shoulder, stay hydrated, sleep at least 7 hours. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What's a medication to relieve constantly going to the bathroom?

What's a medication to relieve constantly going to the bathroom?

Depends: If its frequent urination, prostate, bladder infections, bladder nerve conditions may be the cause as well as diabetes.If its bowel movements it could be conditions like colitis, excessive fiber intake (or other dietary issues). Best to check with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve PMS without medication?

What do you suggest to relieve PMS without medication?

Sometimes you can't: Pms is complicated by emotional and physical changes. As simple as it may sound, sometimes it really helps to just acknowledge that you will be sensitive at certain times of the month. It's also helpful to eat a clean diet and get exercise. Yoga has helped a lot of people too. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the different medications that relieve anxiety?

What are the different medications that relieve anxiety?

Anxiety: There are benzodiazepines such as ativan, non-benzodiazepine anxiolytics such as buspar, (buspirone) antidepressants such as zoloft, beta-blockers such as inderal, gaba-ergic medications such as gabitril. And the list goes on. ...Read more

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What's the most effective medication to relieve anxiety?

What's the most effective medication to relieve anxiety?

It depends: This depends on the kind of anxiety you're experiencing, other conditions you may have, and other medications or substances you may be using also. A good psychiatric evaluation will yield reasonable and helpful choices in your case. It's also possible that psychotherapy could be of even more help than the medications. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my allergies without taking any medication?

How can I relieve my allergies without taking any medication?

Cold compresses: Cold acts to slow down the chemicals that cause the itching and irritation. A cold rag or chilled artificial tears are somewhat effective, but short acting. ...Read more

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What's the quickest way to relieve a migraine without medication?

What's the quickest way to relieve a migraine without medication?

Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve insomnia without getting medication?

What are some ways to relieve insomnia without getting medication?

Diet, sleep patterns: To relieve insomnia without medication, the evening diet should be evaluated. All caffeine and stimulants should be avoided in the evening. Sleep patterns, such as napping, amount of sleep should be considered. Melatonin, which is a natural supplement (not medication) helps rebalance sleep cycles. Proper amount of exercise will help as well as removing external stimulus (tv and lights) warm milk! ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to relieve body pain without taking medication?

What is the most effective way to relieve body pain without taking medication?

Exercise: Many times exercise can release endogenous endorphins that can be helpful in some painful conditions. Stretching is also helpful to release muscle tension. Other techniques like breathing exercises and visual imagery are very helpful for other painful conditions. ...Read more

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Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

Is there any progress being made on medications to relieve the symptoms of severe copd?

Yes: There are many of agents. Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well (surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md. ...Read more

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What's the strongest over-the-counter pain medication that can be used to relieve a toothache?

Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read more

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Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read more

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I have had productive cough for 3 days. Now, it becomes excessive and it annoys me. What kind of medication should I take to relieve this symptom?

I have had productive cough for 3 days. Now, it becomes excessive and it annoys me. What kind of medication should I take to relieve this symptom?

Anti-tussive: Anti-tussive is a fancy term for cough medication. In the States, these are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. I don't know about Cambodia. However, this assumes that your cough is due to a virus. Best to see your family doc for an evaluation to be sure it's nothing more serious. With that said, you don't need antibiotics for viruses. So don't ask for antibiotics but be sure not pneumoni ...Read more

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No medication relives pain from these stitches. Please help?

No medication relives pain from these stitches. Please help?

Unsure how to answer: As I am not sure how long ago the stitches were placed, or where or why. If it from old stitches, scar manipulation can help break up adhesions and myofascial triggers. However, this would not be recommended with fresh sutures. There are creams that can help as well. I wish I could help more, but without knowing more, that's about all I can suggest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain:
1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc)
2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril)
3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc)
i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read more

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I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

REST/FLUIDS: First let your parents know you are ill. They will know if you need to see a doctor or not. Adequate rest and fluids. Chicken soup, tea with honey and other home remedies are helpful. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! Desperate for relief! I need something to stop the pain once it starts.

I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! Desperate for relief! I need something to stop the pain once it starts.

AAN guidelines: American academy of neurology came out w/evidence-based guidelines last april. Check it out here to consider ways to prevent them rather than just treating them after the fact: http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention. Html. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

How to relieve tension headache w/o medication?

Many ways to try...: A variety of strategies can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic tension headaches without using medicine. Manage your stress level. Applying heat or ice to sore muscles may ease a tension headache. Good posture can also help keep your muscles from tensing up. Acupuncture, massage and meditation are also helpful for some people. ...Read more

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What can relieve the side effects caused by cancer medications?

What can relieve the side effects caused by cancer medications?

Which effects?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can relieve my depression without medication?

Is there anyway I can relieve my depression without medication?

Probably: Read the noonday demon by andrew soloman 4 a description of alternatives. ...Read more