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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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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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What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

What are some effective OTC ointment or medicine for arthritis pain relief?

Menthol, capsaicin: If limited to over the counter ointments, some options include counterirritant products(menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil), capsaicin, or ointments with salicylates. Some of the above ointments include icy hot, tiger balm, bengay, aspercreme, capsaicin. There are other perscription options that should be discussed with your physician such as lidocain based patches, anti-inflamatory based ointments. ...Read more

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What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

What are topical steroid ointment for hemorrhoids?

Hemarroids: For hemarroids low potency steroid ointment such as Hydrocortisone 1% or 2% is used to reduce inflammation and swelling die to inflammation. ...Read more

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I am looking for longterm relief from eczema! topical steroid creams are only temporary, what can help me maintain it?

I am looking for longterm relief from eczema! topical steroid creams are only temporary, what can help me maintain it?

Skin Care Plan: Chronic eczema is often treated with long term use of topical steroids. However, using them in this way requires frequent breaks and good follow up with your doctor to make sure you are not having side effects. It also depends a lot on the strength of the steroid and where you are putting them. Eczema requires a coordinated skin care plan of which steroids are a small part. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. hydrocorti?

The more lubrication: the better, I would add vitamin E and a Bcomplex for skin lubrication, and try some vaniply mixed with hydrocortisone three times a day. if not better see your derm ...Read more

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Having anal fissure and hemorroids. Extreme pain and burning. Using ointments but no relief. What can help relieve the pain. Is there a solution?

Botox & Nitro: Botox has been used with success in some patients for anal fissues. Also, nitroglycerin ointment may be able to relieve the pain and improve the fissure. Both of these will need to be administered from your physician. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

What over-the-counter meds or topical creams are good for treating an anal fissure?

Anal Fissure Tx: Initial treatment of anal fissures is directed at controlling constipation, softening stools, and reducing anal sphincter spasm. Warm water sitz baths for 10-20 minutes a few times each day are soothing and promote relaxation of the anal muscles, which can also help healing. Topical creams containing hydrocortisone, lidocaine, and nitroglycerine can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What are some gas relief treatments?

What are some gas relief treatments?

Diet: Mylicon is effective for decreasing intestinal gas. Avoiding foods that can increase gas is also effective for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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What are the risks/benefits from topical steroid cream for phimosis?

What are the risks/benefits from topical steroid cream for phimosis?

See below: Betamethasone cream has be used very effectively for treatment of phimosis in children and adults. It is safe, easy to apply and cost effective. In most published protocols, it is used twice daily for up to 4 weeks and will improve or cure in >70%. The risks are minimal but prolonged use can cause thinning of the skin, and use of the cream extensively over the body can inhibit adrenal steroids. ...Read more

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How do topical medications work? Like pain-relieving patches and creams?

How do topical medications work? Like pain-relieving patches and creams?

Too big a question. : There are many hundreds of different types of topical medications. They all work through unique mechanisms. Pain relieving patches such as Lidocaine effect the local nerves whereas patches such as fentanyl affect receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

What exactly are topical steroid gels used for?

Better absorption &: I am assuming you are talking about sex steroids like Estradiol or testosterone. Fewer side effects are likely, because they do not go through the liver first. If you are talking about corticosteroids, the medicine is on the skin at a higher concetration, sparing the body of steroid aside effects. They are used for inflammatory skin issues. Most forms are creams and ointments, not gels. ...Read more

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Are topical pain relievers like ketoprofen safe and effective?

Are topical pain relievers like ketoprofen safe and effective?

Effective yes,safe?: They may get absorbed and cause the same possible side effects, even though absorption may be much less than p.O.. ...Read more

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What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

Essential oils: Like tea tree or lemon balm oils can speed healing and relief. Homeopathic rhus box can also help. I have had great success with a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove. (ww.Franzcenter.Com is one place to see it) aloe may offer some relief as can topical zovirax (acyclovir) (a prescription form your doc). ...Read more

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Lumbar sympathetic block provided no relief for burning pain, what other interventional treatments are available?

Lumbar sympathetic block provided no relief for burning pain, what other interventional treatments are available?

Dual non-traditional: Burning=virtually always neurologic origin.Contrary to typical approach like blocks of spinal nerves, new & 150 yr old evidence shows most such pain is due to peripheral nerves, not central.Osteopathic history & exam may give info about structural causes (ex. pinching of nerves) & manipulation may correct.Additionally, neuroprolotherapy (relatively new procedure)-very effective for this pain type. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

Many: Acupuncture, hypnosis and self hypnosis, homeopathy, meditation, certain foods depending on the underlying problem, aromatherapy, exercise, ....In general it is always usually a combination of multiple "modalities" and it depends on the individual patient with the condition ...Read more

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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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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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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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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 I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Can I use a maximum strength triple antibiotic with pain relief ointment in my eye?

Probably not: Unless the package is marked that it can be used in the eye, it is best not used for that purpose. There are plenty of eye products in pharmacies that have been cleared for eye use. ...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 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?

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

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Can I take pain relief and musel relaxer together?

It depends: The combination is often used in "acute" situations where there is significant pain associated with muscle spasms. Increased sedation and side effects can occur. I would avoid the combo for any chronic condition that has gone on for more than a week or so. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pain relief?

Variable response: 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 if their pain worsened. ...Read more

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What are some alternative pain relief for severe cfap?

Acupuncture: Is a form of alternative and complementary treatment. It is derived from traditional chinese medicine. Research has indicated that acupuncture is a useful integrative and complementary treatment for medical complicate conditions. Also research has proven that acupuncture has no risk of dependence or side effects. ...Read more

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What happens if your 18 how many pain relief do you take?

Unclear: Cannot answer this without knowing what kind of pain reliever you're talking about and what dosage. If you could provide more information about the medication and dosage, we can give you information on the recommended amount and frequency. ...Read more

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What are natural temporary pain relief after serious injury?

What are natural temporary pain relief after serious injury?

Heat Cold: Muscle iced and massaged, joints warmed up often makes them feel better (unless they are already warm- then put ice on them two. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any good pain relief methods without drug use?

Acupuncture: Has been successfull for many people i know, including myself. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take two pain relief pills within one hour?

Only if instructed : Only id directed by physician to do so .Pain killers are most of the time serious medication that should only be taken as instrcuted by prescriber. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are good homemade remedies for pain relief?

Can you tell me if there are good homemade remedies for pain relief?

Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Tart cherry extract, ginger, curcumin, omega 3 fatty acids all have potential to reduce inflammation & thus pain. Massage and meditation also help at home. ...Read more