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Could i spray athlete's foot spray in my shoes?

Could i spray athlete's foot spray in my shoes?

I don't see : What would stop you.....They do make sprays for the shoes. I am not sure if it is just a marketing gimmick or if it somehow works different....You would have to check the labels for ingredients. I see no reason why you can't do that. ...Read more

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I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

Limit use of spray: Use this nasal spray only every 12 hours or so to prevent "rebound dryness" and refractory congestion. ...Read more

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Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Tinactin (tolnaftate) and lotrimine are both fungualstatic medication so they keep it from reproducing but Lamisil is actually a fungualcidal medication, actually killing the fungus. Lamisil medication was a prescription medication 15 years ago. Spend the extra money and make progress without question. ...Read more

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After using oxymetazoline nasal spray (anefrin, etc, ) should I wait to blow my nose?

Time to work: You should give the medication time to work first. Also be aware that this product should only be used on a short term basis and ongoing use may result in physical dependence on the product to maintain the sensation of open nasal passages. ...Read more

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Can i mix dayquil and antiallergic nasal spray?

Can i mix dayquil and antiallergic nasal spray?

Allergy meds: If your antiallergic nasal spray is afrin or a similar medication, do not use it more than 3 days, you will get rebound congestion from it. You can mix dayquill with it, but again note the time limitation. ...Read more

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Can afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray help unplug my ears?

Can afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray help unplug my ears?

It can: Be careful! use of afrin (oxymetazoline) for longer than 3 days can result in rebound congestion that's hard to get rid of. Oral decongestants like Pseudoephedrine are safer and can also unblock your ears if they are blocked because your eustachian tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Not specifically: This is an antifungal but not a pain reliever or sunburn reliever. The cream of the tinactin (tolnaftate) might give you some comfort but there are better options. ...Read more

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Calf swelling--do I apply ice or heat?

Calf swelling--do I apply ice or heat?

Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to help healing. Depending on the cause of your calf swelling will dictate which would be more helpful. Many times if both calfs are swelling it can be from decreased venous return and therefore leg elevation, and compressive stockings can help. ...Read more

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Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.

Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved delivery of Astelin to your nasal passages when they are swollen. ...Read more

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Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Should I use an ACE wrap or ankle brace for my sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: You can use either a brace or an ace bandage. A brace should be used for a more severe sprain. ...Read more

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Should you elevate a swollen leg from bee sting?

Should you elevate a swollen leg from bee sting?

Swollen after bee st: The swelling is due to histamine release and influx of fluid which is going to take time to resolve. Having said that, if it feels better elevated there is no reason it can't be elevated. ...Read more

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Toe swelling and pain==go to gp, podiatrist, ortho foot doctor?

Toe swelling and pain==go to gp, podiatrist, ortho foot doctor?

All can treat you.: Go to your gp and get a referral to see the podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. Apply heat or cold?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling. Apply heat or cold?

Cold: At 26 y/o you should not be having swelling unless you are very overweight or wearing non-supportive shoes. If neither is the case, I would speak with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Yes: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid spray, specifically a corticosteroid, (not the type that athletes and bodybuilders would abuse!) ...Read more

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How long can i use beclomethasone nasal spray for allergic rhinitis?

How long can i use beclomethasone nasal spray for allergic rhinitis?

As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Can  allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Probably not: Allergic rhinitis is an immunological disease caused by mast cell degranulation and the release of mediators of inflammation, especially histamine. I suppose it is possible that mast cell inflammatory mediators could alter blood pressure. Also another possibility is anxiety caused by the presence of severe allergic response. In general most cases of hypertension are not caused by nasal allergy. ...Read more

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Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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