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Will An Ice Pack Help A Stomach Ache
Yes: The abdominal rocker is a good way to help use isolate your abdominal musculature. The conventional situp allows incorporation of your hip flexor muscles. You want to eliminate the hip flexors from your abdominal exercise program. There are a varitety good abdominal strengthening exercises to incorporate in to your program. ...Read more
Maybe but...: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the gynecologic tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however partial sbo due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of the urinary tract) must be considered & addressed. Check with doctor for examination & treatment options. ...Read more
Hi, I've just developed erythema an Inge from a hot water bottle. Will using ice packs help to relieve it?
Good thought: Either cool compress or ice pack would be first line therapy ...Read more
Ulcer pain: A heating pad is not going to help with ulcer pain. The relief for this kind of pain is avoiding spicy and greasy foods as well as high acidic foods. Medications like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec as well as antacids like Mylanta can help to heal and sooth an ulcer. Most important is you see an MD, be sure you have an ulcer and then be treated under the care of the MD. Going it alone is a bad idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best thing to use to relieve severe teething pain in 8 month old? Oragel don't work or ice packs.
Teething ring: There are some risks with using topical anesthetics especially in infants: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/baby/news/20110505/fda-warns-about-teething-medication also limit using oral otc medications for pain. The best solution is to used chilled but not frozen teething rings. Teething is part of the normal process and seems to be harder to deal with by parents than their children. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My stomach is tight after a lot of vomiting. Would a muscle relaxant work to help with the tightness?
No: It is not unusual for your abdomen to feel tight after an illness. It would be worrisome, however, if you were having of fever, abdominal pain or tenderness to touch on your abdomen. otherwise, you should expect that it will improve over the next few days. If not, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Better options: Crunches or heavy-resistance exercises like cable pulldowns are likely to be more helpful. Eating sensibly is also key. Best wishes. ...Read more
Have extreme lower back pain. I've already taken aleve. Can i supplement with tylenol (acetaminophen)? Also, what's better, an ice pack or heat? Thanks
What can i do to relieve inguinal hernia pain before my surgery next week? will ice or paracetamol help?
Yes: Ice or acetaminophen (paracetamol to those of you across the Atlantic) will help. Avoid heavy lifting (more than 10 or 15 lbs), and if the hernia gets stuck out (we call this "incarcerated"), go to an ER as it may need to be emergently reduced. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat but it depends: Before advising either you need a specific diagnosis. Why is it vein pain? Could be some other reason pain is the vein swollen red and hot? Other important things can cause pain in the leg like blood clots, muscle inflammation, and other and you need to have your physician check it ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is heat or ice better to help infection pain speed up healing? Surgery R foot 12 days ago now infected on antibiotics but want to help the pain
See the doctor: If you're still having significant pain 12 days after a surgery -something is wrong. I doubt heat or ice would be much affect...maybe ice -BUT YOU REALLY MUST see a doctor right away. What I worry about is some sort of complication-like a resistant germ now coming through, or something structural that's giving you pain, when you should be healing quite well by now. Some things delay healing-ask MD ...Read more
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