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Thyroid Heat Treatment
What r the treatments to fix a pinched nerve in the neck and is ice or heat better to diminish the pain I have severe neck and head pain on the left?
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Took a trip 6days ago still have stiff neck. Been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and heat therapy nothing is helping. What can I do? 28m
Would an irritate nerve cause my neck to seize up? I tried stretching, heat, physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors and my neck is still seized
Took a 16 hour drive trip and now have severe neck pain. Been using heat therapy now will take tylenol (acetaminophen). Any other recommendations? 28m
Likely muscle spasm: Sitting in the cramped car for 16 hrs is not fun and as we get older we are subjected to more and more aches and pain. Muscle spasm is quite common after such a trip. Gentle massage, range of motion, and use of some antiinflammatory meds such as aleve, (naproxen) motrin/advil and/or muscle rubs such as icy-hot/bengay/aspercream etc. Can help. If persistent, consult doc for some different meds. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between allergic reations and heat bumps? Do they occur on the thighs, arms, chest, neck, and back? And how to cure it?
Heat bumps: Heat bumps only occur when you are hot and sweating, they may last more than a day in one spot. Hives are fleeting and have different triggers and heat is just one trigger. Have your lesions examined by an allergist to determine which is which and how to treat your symptoms. Both can occur anywhere on your skin. ...Read more
Hi ER drs :) what are good places to ice in order to prevent/cure minor heat stroke? How's top of head, forehead, back of head, neck, armpits? Others?
Heat stroke: Ice is not recommended for heat stroke. The putative mechanism is that the vasoconstriction it induces may delay heat loss. Luke warm water is recommended to the entire body with more emphasis in the groin and Scilla where the deep blood vessels can help with heat dissipation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends upon the particularly thyroid problem. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more
Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more
Cause?: The cause is important to know because it is necessary to have a diagnosis before considering treatment options. Some causes of thyroid enlargement include: under or over active thyroid gland, multinodular goiter, lymphoma, thyroid cancer, etc. Each of these diagnoses may cause thyroid enlargement, but whether or not to treat, and how to treat depends on the cause. ...Read more
Treat the condition: The thyroid gland is a hormone producing gland that is very active (hyper) or underactive (hypo). If hyper this may require suppression with radioactivty. If hypo this may require thyroid medication. If not controlled and a goiter develops or a mass, this may require surgery. ...Read more
It is with pill only: Radioactive pill contains i-131 isotope containing radioactive iodine. Iodine is only needed by thyroid gland no other organs uses iodine. So once you swallow i-131 pill radioactive isotope labelled iodine absorbed from stomach and intestine and from blood it is trapped by thyroid gland to its maximum capacity and res is excreted by kidney into urine., and that is reason pt. Has to flush toilet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Why are you taking thyroid? If it is for hypothyroidism ask your doctor the cause of the hypothyroidism. Most are permanent and you need to take thyroid replacement as levothyroxine forever. Occasionally hypothyroidism is transient, as following pregnancy or after an inflammation in the thyroid. See a thyroidologist if you are not sure what you have. ...Read more
If a person has radioactive treatment of the thyroid, how long are they radioactive for, can it affect other people?
It depends: It depends on the dose and the people you want to protect and the duration of proximity with the people. Higher the dose, recent the dose and younger the people and too close the proximity and longer the contact will affect proportionately. The biological half life I-131 is only couple of days to one week. So use your judgement. There is no need to worry unless you are breast feeding an infant. ...Read more
I sweat when im not doing anything. I've got my thyroid checked twice and didn't need any treatment. What could be wrong with me?
Sweating out toxins: Fyi: admittedly, hyperhidrosis can really be a drag. On the other hand, it is better to sweat "too much" than "not enough, " because sweating (because it allows for the excretion of lipophilic, i.e., fat-loving, toxins) is one of the best ways to rid the body of toxins (detoxify). In addition to the skin, other organs of excretion include the gastrointestinal system, the kidneys, and the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scared that if I do not get treatment I will end up getting thyroid storm. Please can someone help me and tell me what I should do.
See endocrinologist: I assume that you have been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. You wrote down thyroiditis as a condition. If you have "subacute thyroiditis", this is a self limited inflammation of the thyroid that will eventually resolve. Although thyroid levels can temporarily be high and give you symptoms, it would be extremely unlikely to cause thyroid storm. You should followup with your doctor or endo. ...Read more
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