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No difference.: Germanin is the brand name of the generic drug suramin. Generic and brand drugs have the same dosage, use, effects, side effects, risks, safety, and strength. ...Read more
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Lots of things: Don't sit or stand in one place for long periods of time. It is good to take frequent short walks. Be careful lifting, bending, pushing and pulling things. If you have to lift keep your back straight and lift with bent knees. Sleep with your knees bent and a roll between your knees and underneath them. Ice back after use and apply moist heat imbetween. Otc meds can help. See dr if not improving. ...Read more
Itch: Cant be specific but if itch and it is general, why take it. Something isn't right and why subject yourself to un necessary side effects, as didn't state why want take it. If there are side effects quit! ...Read more
Investigate: Would likely need to know what the medication is before access issues can be explored. ...Read more
Varies: Sprains can be graded based upon the severity of the injury as 1, 2, or 3. Grade 3 sprains may take several weeks to fully recover from. Consider being seen just to make sure it is not something more serious, such as a fracture. ...Read more
Find a common: Tie in the foods you react to. Realize allergic reactions stem from exposure to a substance in food that activates your immune system. If it's a style of food look to a common spice or other food stuff. If you really have an allergy, then you need to avoid it. An "allergy" to water is very uncommon. If you're really worried, see an allergist for more formal skin or blood testing. ...Read more
Not in America: In the United States, people are not supposed to have any worms inside their bodies. If a person has symptoms suspicious for worms, his doctor will look for parasites and use medication to get rid of them. Rarely, there will be dormant (not active) parasites that are too hard to get rid of. A primary care doctor can order stool lab tests to look for worms and their eggs. ...Read more
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I sprained my back around 4years and pain comes from time to time what can I do to ease the pain.
Stretch/core: Best means to control long term back pain is to keep the weight off and keep your core strong. Focus on abdominal strengthening and low back stretches/strengthening. Occasional antinflam probably doesn't hurt when things get more flared up. If you have any radiating pain or weakness to your legs you may have a bigger problem than just a sprain and would advise ortho referral. ...Read more
I sprained my back 2 weeks ago at work, I did nothing different, it just happend. I feel ok now. What are the chances it can happen again?
Hello im a spanish boy that weights 62 kg and I'm 1.70 meters tall. I think there in u.S.A it's almost the same bt could I start doing gym exercise?
Yes: Do it in graded way and have trainer or a cach. ...Read more
General term: "sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and joints together in the skeleton. Minor sprains resolve without treatment, severe ones sometimes require many weeks of treatment or even surgery. ...Read more
R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may help with swelling/pain. Once the swelling has decreased, begin working on range of motion. Gently progress to strengthening and gradually return to activities as tolerated. ...Read more
Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and massage can help. Physical therapy can be prescribed to work on posture, gentle exercise, traction and modalities such as heat and ultrasound. See your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Can you say "RICE":
This mnemonic has stood the test of time because it is correct. Rest the area - reduce weight bearing or use. Ice the area - the best early treatment for sprains. Compression to the area - protection reduces irritation and aids healing. Elevation to the area - gravity isn't just a suggestion, it's the law so fight it by elevating the part.
If you're not better in 72 hours see your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: There are several different grading systems. Some are supposed to apply to all joints while others intended to apply to certain joints only. However, most have 3 different grades where grade 1 is the most mild and grade 3 is the worst. So, a grade 2 is right in the middle. What that means regarding treatment and prognosis cannot be answered without knowing more info. ...Read more
The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon! ...Read more
Rest. Ice. Elevation. Gentle compression.
Rest the affected limb.
Apply cold packs for short periods of time to help control swelling. Make sure you have sufficient padding to prevent frostbite. Elevate the affected limb above the level of the heart, on several pillows if need be. A gentle wrap to support the injured limb. ...Read more
Using ice or other cold therapy after an injury helps to decrease the blood flow to the area which helps to decrease the amount of swelling and may dull the pain as well.
Using heat later will increase blood flow to the area, hopefully carrying off the mediators of inflammation and may help loosen up the joint to facilitate regaining any lost motion. ...Read more