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How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

How to cure the bronchitis pains quick?

Bronchitis: In general, bronchitis can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the bronchitis ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Costochondritis (Definition)

A medical term to describe an inflammatory condition that occurs in the junction of the cartilage and the bone portions of a long bone. It is most commonly used to describe these changes in the ribs, which is a cause of ...Read more


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If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

If my Acute Bronchitis is viral, please describe Symptom management of Acute Bronchitis. How can it help to treat?

Multiple remedies: Some "old school" remedies still work well" granma's tea and honey, warm water ( not brine!) gargles, hot broth,boullion and consume, plain dark honey from a spoon( bolsters immine system and supresses cough) a good generic cough medication ( ie ala Robitssin DM or Mucinex, (guaifenesin)) hot steam showers. A shot of honey and brandy at bedtime is quite soothing. ...Read more

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How long could it take for winded sensation from drained pericardial effusion/ pericarditis to resolve. Idiopathic taking colchine and indocine.

How long could it take for winded sensation from drained pericardial effusion/ pericarditis to resolve. Idiopathic   taking colchine and indocine.

Unpredictable: May be pulmonary and pleural components as well. To be more specific ask your doc. Periodic echo and x-ray return to normal will guide the therapy and response. A month or two is likely. ...Read more

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Can arthritis treatment be 100% effective?

Can arthritis treatment be 100% effective?

Sometimes: It depends on the type of arthritis you have and what areas of your body are involved. ...Read more

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To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

To how much extent panic diorder is curable can you become symptom free after treatment if treated earlier?

Yes, panic disorder: is treatable and people get better. If a mental health professional is available, that is the person to see. Books and tapes can help, e.g., Claire Weekes "Hope and help for your nerves." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I treat costochondritis without anti-inflammatories?

How can I  treat costochondritis without anti-inflammatories?

Ice , rest : I usually recommend a combination a combo of rest, ice and nsaids to help alleviate your symptoms if you don't want to use nsaids, that's fine, but i believe the meds will help unless you have contraindications to taking them. ...Read more

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Which medicine to cure a tendonitis or shoulder pain is most effective?

Rest: Most pain in the shoulder resulting from tendonitis is secondary to overuse. Rest from the provacative activity is the appropriate initial treatment. In addition, antiinflammatory medications can be helpful if taken for short durations of time 7-10 days. However, make sure that you can saftely take it, ie check the side effects. ...Read more

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Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more

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Does costochondritis need to be treated?

Yes: For pain and some swelling, it is self limited disease. ...Read more

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Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Varies..,: The progression of interstitial lung disease is usually slow, over years, but it can vary depending on the underlying cause, if it is known. Avoid smoking at all costs and quit immediately if you do smoke. Follow your doctor's advice, including considering pulmonary rehab. If it progresses to end-stage, consideration of lung transplant can be made at that time. ...Read more

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How is a spine treated sugically if conservative treatment fails to resolveinjury? Can the spine and muscles be repaired several months after injury?

How is a spine treated sugically if conservative treatment fails to resolveinjury? Can the spine and muscles be repaired several months after injury?

Spine injury: Surgical treatment of the spine depends on the diagnosis. Yes muscles can be trained and strength improved through physical therapy at any time. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the heart muscle?is it permanent, or it can recur? How it can be treated? Antibiotics?for how long?

What causes inflammation of the heart muscle?is it permanent, or it can recur?
How it can be treated? Antibiotics?for how long?

Myocarditis: Inflammation of the heart muscle is most commonly caused by a viral infection and antibiotics are not effective for this. After the acute phase is over, damage and weakness of the heart muscle may follow. Recurrent myocarditis would be unusual except in autoimmune causes. Rest is the main treatment unless congestive heart failure occurs. A cardiologist is best qualified to care for the patient ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Pick best or fastest: Surgery may be the most reliable way to prevent your shoulder from dislocating again, but this certainly isn't the fastest way to deal with the injury, as post-op rehab takes several months. Physical therapy and a gradual return to activity will be a faster method of treatment, but it has a higher risk of a repeat dislocation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

Results vary: Assuming no other structural injuries i use 80% Better in 6 weeks as a rule of thumb , reduce stress and massage no treatment is superior they are all equal to time alone ...Read more

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Best way to treat neck pain that worsens as day progresses?

Best way to treat neck pain  that worsens as day progresses?

Neck Pain: This pain may be due to improper positions, maneuvers, or postures that you do on a daily basis. For example, if you work a certain job that requires you to type on the computer, hold the phone, or position yourself in a particular way for extended periods of time, then a change in life style could help. Otherwise, you need to follow up with a physician and may be obtain some radiologic tests. ...Read more

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