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What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

What over-the-counter drug or pill can I buy for pain from cancer?

Ibuprofen, etc.: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen are sufficient to help many people with cancer pain. You have my sympathy; good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal pain until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal pain until I can see a doctor?

Abdominal Pain: It is difficult to answer the question without knowing the lacation of the pain, whether it is associated with vomiting, diarrhea, fever .If the pain is in upper abdomen in the middle and there is no vomiting or diarrhea, and it is not very severe , you may try rantidine or Prilosec like capsules from the pharmacy.But if pain is persistent and there is vomiting and/or you have fever, see your md. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal skin itching until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal skin itching until I can see a doctor?

OTC Rx skin itch: Two otc products may help. The first is a heavy duty moisturizer like eucerin ointment. Almost all skin diseases dry out the skin. Symptoms can be reduced and raw nerve endings soother by replacing the moisture. The 2nd treatment is otc Hydrocortisone cream, which is fairly effective against minor itch, but is not as strong as a doctor would prescribe. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my shoulder pain until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my shoulder pain until I can see a doctor?

Caution: Provided you do not have any other medical condition or drug allergy, anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin or Aleve may be helpful. For just pain control tylenol (acetaminophen) is your only choice. I would also recommend ice for decreasing the inflammation and you often will get the best results with the easiest treatment, ice! ...Read more

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Hyospasmol, can I buy it over the counter or what else is available?

Hyospasmol, can I buy it over the counter or what else is available?

Hyoscine: Hyoscine butylbromide---used for gastrointestinal spasm It is best to be seen by a GI specialist doctor ---to make sure that you stomach problems are not more than irritable bowel ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my possible tylenol or acetaminophen overdose or do I have to go to the er?

TO ER: Acetaminophen's largest side-effect is liver damage at high doses. Recently the recommendations have been lowered to 3000 mg/day from 4000. The danger level varies but is easily reached within the contents of a bottle. The liver failure can be rapid, fatal and permanent. Go! ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my vaginal atrophy until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my vaginal atrophy until I can see a doctor?

Lubricants: The only thing over-the-counter you should try are simple vaginal lubricants like KY or something similar. Some women also like olive oil inserted with a vaginal applicator. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?

Perhaps: If there is no evidence of infection (no fever, chills, sweats and you're improving), you can try a clear liquid diet and then slowly advance to a low fat solid diet. Simple analgesics like Aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. But biliary tract infection can be lethal. You're playing with fire if you're not under close supervision. If recurrent or complicated, surgery is indicated - safer early than late. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for head pain i can buy without prescription in california farmacy?

What is the best drug for head pain i can buy without prescription in california farmacy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): for headaches, a safe effective treatment is to take a tylenol (acetaminophen) tab. it can be obtain from a local pharmacy or supermarket. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my bloating until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my bloating until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my hyperlipidemia until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my hyperlipidemia until I can see a doctor?

Hyperlipidemia: To answer your question we need to to know what are your levels and if you have other cardiovascular risk factors, like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and you weight and height andbmi.If you bont have any other conditions you can wait to see your doctor for advice and there is no urgency. Diet and exercise and eating low cholesterol diet you can do and omega three and flax seed can be bene. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my vomiting until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my vomiting until I can see a doctor?

Ginger: The only thing over the counter that i know of that helps with nausea and vomiting is ginger. Reflux medications also help if that is the cause of the nausea. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for polycystic ovarian disease until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Find a glycemic index chart. Then try to eat all the foods that are the lowest on the glycemic index chart. This will help the Insulin resistance or where the Insulin isn't elevated drastically after eating simple sugars. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash and fever until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash and fever until I can see a doctor?

Other symptoms?: What treatment you may need depends on your age, your medical history and the diagnosis. Rash and fever can be caused by a lot of things including strep throat (scarlet fever), typhoid, various tick-borne fevers, hemorrhagic fevers etc, some of which can be quite nasty, indeed. Best to just go see your doc right away. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash until I can see a doctor?

Maybe: A painful rash could be due to infection, allergy, insect sting or bite, trauma, burn, and many other possibilities including a reaction to creams, salves, or lotions that you may have already tried. What you need more than anything is an accurate diagnosis. Anything you try from the store will be a gamble and may delay your ultimate treatment. Please see you doctor! ...Read more