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What Can I Take To Get Rid Of Bloating
Some ideas...: With mild, routine diarrhea, a patient can let nature clear his bowels the first day. Then medicines can be tried, such as Imodium (loperamide) for a couple of days, just to decrease the frequency of diarrhea while his body is getting rid of the problem. Drinking or eating just little bits, is helpful (not over-eating nor over-drinking). For anything more than mild brief symptoms, the doctor needs to evaluate. ...Read more
Nothing: It is a viral infection and must run its course. Can treat symptoms (nausea / diarrhea / muscle aches / fever) to be less miserable. Try to remain hydrated to keep up with fluid losses. Can use chewable anti-nausea medicine for help (like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) / bonine / etc.). See dr if vomiting to point cannot keep liquids down, lightheaded, or bad abdominal pains. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Antihistamines like Cetirizine are effective at controlling it but there is no medicine that can make it go away permanently. Hives or Urticaria is a very annoying, uncomfortable condition that may affect 1 out of 20 people at sometime in their life. An evaluation by an allergist can determine if there is an avoidable cause but most often it resolves on it's own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal bloating: There are lots of reasons (some quite concerning) for abdominal discomfort /bloating, but not all of them are due to the GI tract. Also, functional syndromes may be present without underlying inflammation or structural pathology. Check with your doctor for examination ; treatment options, particularly since your problem seems to be ongoing. Not pregnant, right? ...Read more
Several things: Eat healthy, take your daily fiber, drink a lot of fluids and avoid a sedentary lifestyle. You can take over the counter stool softeners. I dont see if u take any meds. Narcotics use is also a common cause. If the above doesnt help then see your physician as you may need further workup. ...Read more
Identify trigger: While there are cough suppressants like delsym, the most helpful would be to identify the cause of the cough. Depending on the cause, there could be specific treatment. Causes of chronic cough are asthma, post nasal drip from sinus problems, allergies and acid reflux. An allergist is specifically trained to identify and treat cough. ...Read more
Try riboflavin: First, be sure that you have a correct diagnosis of migraine. Migraines are pulsatile, usually one-sided, last hours, and cause disability including nausea and vomiting. They often run in families. Next, avoid using advil (ibuprofen) or other otc's more than twice weekly (they cause rebound headache). Try riboflavin 400mg daily to prevent them. It's a b vitamin, has helped a number of my patients. ...Read more
Morning Breath: It is hard to say what is causing your morning breath. Most often bad breath is bacteria fermenting in your mouth, so a good cleaning before bed. Brushing and flossing are technique sensitive, watch a few you tube videos to be sure you are doing it properly. Other causes might include acid reflux, ask your dentist for advice, easier to make better recommendations after a visual examination. ...Read more
Call a dentist: Take OTC painkillers may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinus pressure: Hello, daily sinus pressure may point to an underlying blockage or narrowing of the sinus outflow tracts. I often recommend a 10 day course of ibuprophen with faring nasal spray for 5 days only. If you are able to take the ibuprophen, the anti-inflammatory properties will help reduce the swelling in these narrow drainage pathways. Saline nasal spray may also help. ...Read more
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