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What Are Some Of The Best Otc Remedies For Ibs
Fiber: Oddly enough, sometimes even diarrhea responds well to fiber which can act as a "bulking" agent and give stool more consistency and form. Metamucil is one name brand, and psyillium husks are also available, although there are plenty of generics. Constipation symptoms can be treated with fiber as well as laxative- such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Pro-biotics may be of benefit and are also available otc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Diarrhoea treatment: Has to be treated according to the cause. In toddlers lot of times it is due to juices they drink, so stop that. If he has viral infection please increase his fluid intake and he will be ok in a while, if he is really sick please take him to his doc.As the little kids get dehydrated very soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: Forget "pop" and "supplement" offers. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...Read more
True sunstroke is…: …not a condition to be treated at home; it requires immediate medical attention to lower the body's core temperature so the brain is not permanently damaged. Lesser sun-related illnesses can be treated with cooling, fluids, salt/electrolytes, staying in cool environment. Check with doc as to whether any meds may put you at risk for heat-related problems. ...Read more
Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colds: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
Magnesium: While most american's ingest about 60% or less of the needed mdr of magnesium, using it as a supplement can have some benefits. 1.Helps prevent osteoporosis. 2 can lower blood pressure. 3.Can prevent cramps or leg pain. 4.Binds to oxalate in the small intestine and diminish the likely hood of calcium oxalate stones. The oxide and gluconate forms of mg are common. The gluconate is better absorbed! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Antiinflammatories: For flares, anti-inflammatories are helpful: nsaids (ibuprofen etc), Colchicine (aka colcrys), or corticosteroids (e.g. Prednisone). In cases of multiple flares per year, guidelines recommend preventive medication with anti-inflammatory for 4-6 months while uric acid lowering medicine kicks in. Diet and exercise are important. A rheumatologist is an expert in musculoskeletal diseases like gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain,gas,bloating: Unhappy gallbladders can cause digestive upsets, pain in the right upper abdomen that goes through to the back, gas, bloating. You can get very sick sometimes. No "natural" products have been shown to help sick gallbladders. Save your money. ...Read more
Sinus Remedies: Sinusitis is caused by inflammation of the nose and sinus passages in almost all occasions. Antihistamines, nasal decongestants, and antibiotics, if symptoms persist beyond ten days, are helpful. If infections recur, suspect an allergy or irritant, such as acid reflux or smoke. Anatomy may also play a role. Frequent infections? Go see an ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree with Dr Fowler: Would add allergen avoidance. It is helpful to know what you are Allergic to. This is done by analyzing pattern of symptoms and confirmation by allergy testing. If dust mite for example, then adding impermeable covers to mattress/pillow, keeping humidity low and washing linens in hot water. If pollen, then showering and removing clothing after coming indoors (and saline rinse) and shut windows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase activity: Good physical health (exercise, diet, sleep), increased social interaction, gratitude, striving to achieve large or small goals, accomplishment, generosity toward others, and non-negative thinking help significantly. People who are depressed have problems w/ behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Try eliminating unnecessary negativity from your thoughts, and behave more actively. ...Read more
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