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Pain Relievers Medication
Is there any pain relieving medication that I can take for a shoulder fracture? Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible. Thanks
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
Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.
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
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
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
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
Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I get very dry sinuses from air conditioning. Are there any medications or home remedies to relieve the discomfort?
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
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
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
Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more
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 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.
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
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
Probably: Read the noonday demon by andrew soloman 4 a description of alternatives. ...Read more