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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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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available​

What's the best at home natural pain relief for a boil? And what other natural alternatives are there if ointments or at home remedies arnt available​

Skin abscess: Small skin abscesses (boils) will heal over time but often speeded by minor surgery to drain pus. Standard pain meds are recommended, such as aspirin (a "natural" medication derived from the willow tree). If the abscess is large, or with much pain or surrounding redness or fever, for sure needs drainage and often an antibiotic. In such cases, relying on "natural" remedies can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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What are some ny at home remedies to cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are some home remedies for a cold sore ?

Can you explain what are some home remedies for a cold sore ?

Herpes: You will get a lot of good information for this. But, herpes is a viral illness. There are two kinds of herpes infections. And, here in the U.S. There are three common medications used to treat this infection. I work with my patients who have recurring outbreaks to try to suppress these lesions and break the cycle of reoccurrence. I also have them keep a new script in the cabinet to attack early. ...Read more

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What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

What medicines and creams should I take for herpes zoster? Are there some solutions or creams to ease the pain? What else can I do to ease the pain?

Herpes zoster: Creams are totally useless despite the claims they make in advertizements. Valacyclovir is my go-to medicine for Herpes zoster. The dose is 1gram three times a day for the duration of the outbreak. If the outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency..prophylactic use of one gram a day can be instituted by your physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good creams or home remedies to help ease the pain of MS sufferers?

Can you tell me if there are good creams or home remedies to help ease the pain of MS sufferers?

Mostly not: Patients with more advanced MS and limited mobility can have pain from joints & contractures. But MS pts have much less physical disability these days with all the disease-modifying therapies of the last 20 years or so. MS pain is often central, i.e. not due to injured tissue; the CNS is giving itself false pain messages. Topical agents won't work for that; you need modern centrally-acting drugs. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy pain relief for a tooth that has an infected nerve?

What are some home remedy pain relief for a tooth that has an infected nerve?

Phone call: A call to your local dentist is the best way to treat this problem. If the tooth is infected as you say, it either needs root canal therapy or it needs extraction, two procedures that you cannot perform on yourself. Call today and feel better today. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a yeast infection that are guaranteed to work?

What are some home remedies for a yeast infection that are guaranteed to work?

No guarantee: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to take care of a yeast infection?

Boric acid tabs: There aren't many home remedies that work, although boric acid tablets in the vagina may be helpful for nonpregnant women, and yogurt with live acidophilus may help to prevent. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most common at home remedies for canker sores?

Where do I go to find most common at home remedies for canker sores?

Canker Sores: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) - can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. It usually resolves in a week or 2 but minimizing irritation can help. ...Read more

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What are some inexpensive home remedies for fibromyalgia pain, what to do?

What are some inexpensive home remedies for fibromyalgia pain, what to do?

Heat massage: carefully applied heat or for some people local ice, careful stretching and massage can help ...Read more

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How can I test for a vaginal infection at home? Are there any home remedies?

How can I test for a vaginal infection at home?  Are there any home remedies?

Vaginal infection: Vaginal infections can be very serious. Do not try to self diagnose as you will probably get it wrong, and delay treatment. Call your doctor for an exam and to find the true cause of the vaginal infection and then be properly treated. ...Read more

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What is home remedies to lessen the pain of genital warts?

What is home remedies to lessen the pain of genital warts?

Maybe local, needstx: If you have genital warts, you need to get them treated. You can use a numbing like neosporin plus for symptom relief, but u need a gyno to do an office treatment like tca or Podophyllin to get rid of them. ...Read more

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What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

What are some things to do at home to help cure or relieve a UTI (urinary tract infection)?

Antibiotics + water: Home treatment is to take prescription antibiotics at home. Also drink large volumes (10 glasses per day) and urinate every hour or two. Wear cotton underwear, shower and never use bubble-bath. Avoid or treat constipation. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies that can alleviate symptoms from a bad cold?

What are the best home remedies that can alleviate symptoms from a bad cold?

Depends on the sympt: If symptoms are nasal/ sinus congestion then a decogestant is appropriate..Muscle aches, more flu like in symptoms i like theraflu. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top OTC or at home treatment for a fever blister "cold sore"?

What do doctors think is the top OTC or at home treatment for a fever blister "cold sore"?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. May half healing time. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

What are some home remedies for a sore mouth from braces?

Multiple: Take Ibuprofen (advil) every 4 hrs with 8oz liquid. Rinse w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water every 4 hrs. Put orthodontic wax onto anything sticking out. Dab bezocaine in orabase onto sore spots w q-tip. Soft, high protein diet. Keep mouth immaculately clean. ...Read more

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