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What are topical pain relief ointments?

What are topical pain relief ointments?

Too many: To list. There are many otc topicals out there. Several prescription meds have nsaids and anesthetics in them. There are also compounds that can be ordered that have several different meds combined. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Which product currently on the market is considered best for a topical pain relief?

Which product currently on the market is considered best for a topical pain relief?

Many options: There are many options and the answer depends upon the type of pain you are treating. Musculoskeletal pain responds well to biofreeze and tiger balm. Inflammatory conditions respond to voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Nerve type pain responds to Lidoderm patches. This is my experience, other docs may have other suggestions. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are dangers of using a gas/oil mix for topical pain relief?

Not sure of your iss: Not sure what gas and oil you want to use. I can not think about any gas /oil mix that would be useful. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure, is there any pain relief ointments that can be used? Currently using glycerine suppositories.

Diagnosed with anal fissure, is there any pain relief ointments that can be used? Currently using glycerine suppositories.

Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & other activities that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs should be avoided. If stool softeners, fiber & behavior changes don't cure, can use topical nitrate or diltiazem with anesthetic agent. ...Read more

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Can equate triple antibiotic+pain relief ointment help with my acne scab? It's a black scab on my chin and I want to know if the ointment will help.

Can equate triple antibiotic+pain relief ointment help with my acne scab? It's a black scab on my chin and I want to know if the ointment will help.

Scar Prevention: In general, the best way to reduce scarring from acne is to prevent acne lesions from happening in the first place and to avoid sun exposure. Antibiotic ointment will probably not make much difference. Also, some antibiotic ointments can clog pores, depending on what the ingredients are. ...Read more

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What can I do for oral pain relief?

What can I do for oral pain relief?

Depends on the issue: Oral pain can be due to several reasons. If you have an oral ulcer, you could try over the counter oral ointment such as oragel which might help. Otherwise, you should consult your dentist right away. ...Read more

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What pain relief can I take abroad?

What pain relief can I take abroad?

Any pain reliever: Medications can be taken with you evan if they require a prescription. Just make sure you take along the bottle with the prescription on it. ...Read more

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Can i get some temporary pain relief?

More info please: What type of pain are you experiencing? Severity of pain? quality of pain? Location of pain? duration? Associated symptoms? You can re-ask with clarification. ...Read more

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Whare are some methods of pain relief?

Depends: Your question is very general and incomplete. You need to be more specific on which part of your body is hurting. Depending on your physician's assessment conservative treatments like physical therapy and use of certain devices, medications and others. You have to be more specific on your question. ...Read more

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I need some recommendations for pain relief?

See Doctor: Without knowing why and where your hurt its hard to tell you why to do. I would suggest seeing the doctor for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more