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What is hyal joint caps use for?

What is hyal joint caps use for?

Painful joints: Hyal joint caps are a supplement consisting of extract of roostr combs that contain hyaluronic acid. There is also collagen and glucosaminoglycans added tot he capsule. Hyaluronic acid is a component of synovial fliud which serves to lubricate joints. The other ingredients ar structural components of the joint. There may need to be more research on the efficacy of this supplement. ...Read more

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Do the gas-x thin strips or the gas-x gel caps work better?

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Do the gas-x thin strips or the gas-x gel caps work better?

Yes: Gas x has simethicone in it and strips are used for immediate effect. I do not think one works better than the other. ...Read more

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Will lidocraine gel 2% help with cracked tooth?

Will lidocraine gel 2% help with cracked tooth?

No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 3m lava dental cap different from ultra-translucent ceramic caps?

Need help. Is 3m lava dental cap different from ultra-translucent ceramic caps?

Ceramic crowns: There are many types of ceramic crowns fabricated from different materials. Everyone has its own specific properties. There is no one "ideal" type. Different dentists tend to have their own preference based upon their own experiences. Regarding translucency, while everyone can be individualized, some are more opaque than others. Focus on the quality of care rather than on materials. ...Read more

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Which is better for cleaning a extra soft toothbrush or a soft toothbrush? im wearing vivera retainers after invisalign treatment at night.

Which is better for cleaning a extra soft toothbrush or a soft toothbrush? im wearing vivera retainers after invisalign treatment at night.

Either one: Either one should be fine. It's more how you brush your teeth than whether it's a soft or extra soft toothbrush. We just don't recommend a medium or hard toothbrush normally. Your own dentist or dental hygienist can go over the technique with you and recommend one. ...Read more

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Biocorneum gel , Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?

Biocorneum gel ,  Mederma or hexilak silicone gel which of these 3 gel is better to treat scars which are created from stiches ?

Depends: Don't expect much from any of these. Where is the scar? How big? How old? If it is important to you, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is Mederma scar gel or hexilak silicone gel better for keliod scars caused ?

Is Mederma scar gel or hexilak silicone gel better for keliod scars caused  ?

Keloid scar options: Keloids are scars that grow outside the boundaries of the original scar and usually require more agressive treatment such as surgery and injections. Scars that are thick or red but not keoids can be treated with various topicals, my recommendation being scar gel from skinmedica. Most scars improve over time without special treatment, and taping them for 6 weeks after surgery helps more than creams. ...Read more

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What happens if a baby eats hair gel name of gel hair polisher styling gel with sparkle lites?

What happens if a baby eats hair gel name of gel hair polisher styling gel with sparkle lites?

Call poison control: Since your message hans been posted for awhile, i assume your baby is okay. The next time your baby gets into something foreign, call the poison control center for an immediate answer. ...Read more

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What is diclofenac gel used for?

What is diclofenac gel used for?

Topical pain relief!: Reaches the area in need with much lower blood levels or likely side-effects! ...Read more

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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

I wouldn't: Ultrasound gel is formulated to be safe for the probes, to avoid drying out, and to provide excellent acoustic coupling between the probe and the patient. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not designed to meet any of those requirements. ...Read more

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Can vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

Can vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

Carefully: Any heavy oil based product could block your pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Can I put vitamin a gel capsule contents on my skin?

Can I put vitamin a gel capsule contents on my skin?

Yes: Yes you can. Most medical use of topical Vitamin A is in the form of retinoic acid, which can help with acne and other skin conditions. Retinoic acid often causes skin irritation. Applying Vit A is less likely to irritate the skin though may be less effective. See http://tinyurl.com/gku32cw and http://beautyeditor.ca/2013/10/29/vitamin-a-for-acne ...Read more

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Should i apply the gel inside my invisalign retainers instead of buying a mouthguard just for teeth whitening?

Should i apply the gel inside my invisalign retainers instead of buying a mouthguard just for teeth whitening?

Sure if....: The whitening gel was supplied by your dentist. I always have my patients whiten their teeth while using invisalign. Their vivera retainers fit well and results are great. Your dentist can dispense the correct strength of whitener (depending upon when you will bleach -- ie. Daytime or overnight). They will also explain the exact placement and removal procedure of the whitening solution. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Is it okay to use 2 different types of gels for my acne at the same time? Duac once daily gel and differin gel adapalene.

Yes, with caution: Dermatologists often recommend such a combination especially for severe acne. I say caution because combining these can cause severe dryness. If your skin is very oily, however, it might be just what you need. ...Read more