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What Are Some At Home Remedies To Relieve Pain For A Herpes Outbreak
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Ligaments and topical creams are not very effective. You can try a cream with capsaisin in it. ...Read more
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
Not to my knowledge: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: See a doctor and get them treated medically. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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