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My 11yr daughter stepped wrong while getting of the car. The outer side of foot by pinky is swollen and brusied. What is a good remedy to relieve pain?

My 11yr daughter stepped wrong while getting of the car. The outer side of foot by pinky is swollen and brusied. What is a good remedy to relieve pain?

RICE, and...: She is also at risk for a fracture of her fifth metatarsal bone. This should probably be x-rayed in order to make sure it's just a sprain. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

Topical lidocaine: You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals. Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also. ...Read more

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Swimmers ear home remedies to relieve pain?

Ibuprofen: If you have swimmer's ear that is an infection of the ear canal and is going to require antibiotic treatment. In the meantime take ibuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old son started complaining of having epigastric pain while eating. What's a good remedy to relieve the pain?

My 10 yr old son started complaining of having epigastric pain while eating. What's a good remedy to relieve the pain?

Pain with eating: 10 year olds don't often complain of pain with eating, which they usually love to do. Ask some questions: is it just once or regularly? Does the child have any history of constipation? Does anyone in the family have irritable bowel syndrome; kids can get it to and have pain and bloating with meals, relieved by a bowel movement. Generally safe & helpful treatments include antacids or alka seltzer. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy's for pain relieving with strep throat? It hurts to swallow and I can't eat, but my mom won't but me any medicine for it.

Sore throat: Firstly, you used the term strep throat. Was this diagnosed by a throat swab performed by a medical professional. If so, then antibiotics are required. But, most sore throat are viral.

Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen may help with pain. At home remedies include warm liquids to drink and warm salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Is there a pain medication or a natural remedies that could relieve pain from an ingrown toenail?

Is there a pain medication or a natural remedies that could relieve pain from an ingrown toenail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've been having sholder pains. What are some remedies to relieve the pain?

I've been having sholder pains. What are some remedies to relieve the pain?

Rest, ice: If the problem is something minor, the symptoms may resolve with rest from offending activity, ice, and nsaids
if symptoms persist I would recommend orthopedic exam and/or
x-ray and MRI scan. ...Read more

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I work on my computer more than 8 hours a day. Shoulder and neck gets uncomfortable. How remedies to relieve my pain at home?

Breaks & Massage: Pain is likely from muscle spasm that can be avoided by taking breaks and relieved by heat and massage. Take a hot shower and massage the painful muscles.

If this does not help or if the pain is severe enough to keep you up at night you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Am obese and now I have sharp pain in sole of my left feet. Is it because of weight. Please suggest few remedies to relieve the pain?

Am obese and now I have sharp pain in sole of my left feet. Is it because of weight. Please suggest few remedies to relieve the pain?

It's mechanical...: Think of it this way. People with body types ranging from string beans to obese, and everything in between, can all have the same foot problems. To complicate things this same range of people may not ever have foot problems. Foot problems, like yours, seem to be a matter of foot function, or lack of it, more than any other factor. It is best to see a specialist for a proper evaluation and remedy. ...Read more

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Hi dr. My throat is hurt after intubation. It's been 5 days and the pain is getting worse. Do you have any home remedies to relieve this pain? I can't stand it anymore. Thanks you.

Hi dr. My throat is hurt after intubation. It's been 5 days and the pain is getting worse. Do you have any home remedies to relieve this pain? I can't stand it anymore. Thanks you.

Sorry: You are having this pesky but very common side effect from intubation! Try inhaling warm vapor (Vaporizer) If you dpn't have one go into bathroom and run hot shower until room "steams"
If it persists beyond a week contact your PCP for advice or referral to Throat specialist!
Hope this helps!
Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

Natural supplements: There's always anti inflammatories such as Motrin or Ibuprofen that you could try. I've come across some research that looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. You could get these at any pharmacy or vitamin shop. Rest is key. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

What is the best treatment to relieve pain in my stomach?

A clear diagnosis: See your primary care for an evaluation and find out the root of your stomach problem. Then they can give you a clear treatment. ...Read more

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Which treatment/procedure is best after 3 back surgeries-including fusion to relieve pain?

Options: There are options to treat your pain, including medication, interventional pain procedures, and spinal cord stimulation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

How can I relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

Over the counter med: Use products like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, take the appropriate antibiotic if infected, avoid chewing on the affected tooth and get the root canal done asap. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

How can you relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

No great answer: Teeth that are beginning w symptoms that are mild to moderate usually respond well to nsaid's. As the tooth problem matures/worsens, I have not found a medication for pain that works universally. Even narcotic rx is rarely effective to control all pain. Antibiotics may be helpful, depends on the type & scope of infective progress. Get root canal treatment asap! The best "medicine" is treatment. ...Read more

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Can I put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Can I put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Herpes Infection: Baby powder will not help a herpes infection. You need oral prescription medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

May help: May help for post treatment symptoms. But accurately placed local anesthesia for the procedure is the "magic" for a painless root canal. I have found that Ibuprofen works well for many patients after local anesthesia wears off. ...Read more

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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Is there a simple practical remedy to relieve RLS symptoms at night?

Is there a simple practical remedy to relieve RLS symptoms at night?

RLS remedies: No one thing works for everyone. Prescription medications, including Pramipexole and ropinirole, are effective for most people without side effects. Other things that may help include: exercising the legs or soaking in a hot bath before bedtime; magnesium supplements, or attaching a small vibrator to the ankle at bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to beat a cold and provide relief? I'm open to any treatment.

What is the quickest way to beat a cold and provide relief? I'm open to any treatment.

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Relief in pain, and unmanageable activities is a goal of mine I've made within last year. Will I ever feel relief and have correct treatment?

YES: Please consult an expert in pain management or a rheumatologist. The underlying cause of the pain requires examination, testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred arthritis relief natural arthritis remedy?

Which is the preferred arthritis relief natural arthritis remedy?

Glucosamine: They is little evidence there are natural remedies with the possible exception of glucosamine. Take 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it is effective. ...Read more

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What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

Depends: Bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee. The fluid is usually extruded from the knee after irritation or injury. They're closely linked to meniscus tears and if this is the case then surgery to repair or remove the tear may cause the cyst to resolve. Sometimes draining the cyst and injecting steroid into it can relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Rectal pain seems to be there all the time. What treatment can help relieve the pain?

Hmmm: Hemorrhoid or rectal cancer? You need to be seen. Most likely it is an anal fissure or a hemorrhoid, but you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with meniere's disease for 3 years. I periodically have the standard symptoms. Is there any treatment to relieve aural fulness?

Diagnosed with meniere's disease for 3 years. I periodically have the standard symptoms. Is there any treatment to relieve aural fulness?

Standard Therapy: Standard therapy for meniere''s is your best bet. Low or nonfluctuating sodium diet, daily diuretic, allergy evaluation and treatment if present. There is no one medication that will treat the aural fullness of meniere's disease, it is best controlled by controlling the disease in general. If you've had an increase in attacks, consider transtympanic steroid treatment. ...Read more

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