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  • How often do you replace your toothbrush with a new one?

    I haven’t replaced mine in six months. I think it’s time I did.
    12 answers 1 day ago Other - General Health Care
  • If a man wants to wear a condom while receiving oral sex does this mean he has an STD?

    And fk you report trolls for deleting a legit question. I’ll jist keep posting it you dumb cnts!!! You are being reported because I found a way to do it. Pretty soon all report trolls will have their accounts deleted for false reports.
    9 answers 7 hours ago Other - General Health Care
  • What do i do if i haven't showered in a week and now the water heater is broken?

    19 answers 4 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • Should I stop seeing a nurse practitioner and switch to a real doctor?

    6 answers 2 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • Is this what it feels like to faint?

    Best answer: People faint for lots of different reasons & it feels differently depending on which one, but in your case it sounds like you had an anxiety attack.
    8 answers 2 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • What's easiest way to break someone's legs?

    14 answers 6 days ago Injuries
  • Lump in neck?

    Hi. I’ve been pretty sick recently, sore throat, blocked nose the usual cold. But I can feel in the left side of my neck just under my jawbone a roundish lump that’s not causing any pain. You can’t visibly see it but you can feel it when I touch my neck. Is this normal with a cold?
    7 answers 1 day ago Pain & Pain Management
  • I'm really scared (blood in stool)?

    A few days ago I found blood in my stool (poop) and went to the doctors but he told me it was just constipation and prescribed pills but a few days past of me taking the pills and there's still blood even without me pooping!! I'm scared idk what to do (Before you ask, no it's not my period)
    5 answers 17 hours ago Other - General Health Care
  • Really want to try weed but im scared i will get dizzy/throw up?

    9 answers 4 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • I go to sleep at 2am and wake up at 7am to go to school. I don't eat much either.. Is this bad?

    9 answers 4 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • Insect bite turned into a blister?

    I had an insect bite maybe from a mosquito. my boss gave me this after bite pad that had an active ingredient of ammonia hydroxide. he told me to leave it on there and when i took it off there was a blister forming and automatically i freaked out and started scratching it off. Now theres an open blister. What should i put on the blister to heal?
    5 answers 1 day ago First Aid
  • What painkillers are better for muscle related pain if you've a sensitive stomach?

    Best answer: inflammation and injuries are interchangeable terms..
    an infection to an organ can cause inflammation by inflicting injuries to the organ..

    muscular pain is often caused by injuries, like lifting heavy objects and walking all day, sport-injuries, assuming inappropriate positions for far too long (such as sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress/pillows) and such..

    most parts of our body heals itself with inflammation: the wound on the skin, a broken bone, an infection in the stomach or an ulcer in the stomach.. and there are certain illnesses and diseases that causes the inflammation to go out of control such as Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, Gastritis, Osteomyelitis and Dermatitis which are the inflammation of the Appendix, pancreas, stomach, bone&muscles and skin in that order..

    most muscular cramps are healed with a much smaller amounts of inflammation than the above conditions with "-tis" at the end of its name.. however one annoying component of the inflammation process is related to pain and triggering the pain receptors (sensors) nearby..

    scientists have discovered a group of anti-inflammatory medications/chemicals that specifically target that key component causing the pain.. and they are known as NSAID(s) (which stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(s)) pain killers..

    Paracetamol (aka Tylenol or Panadol), Ibuprofen, Diclofenac Sodium and Aspirin, are examples of such NSAIDs.. and NSIADs are pretty effective in reducing pain, however they are known to cause stomach upset (Gastritis) and even stomach ulcers.. this is why, we often prescribe NSAIDs after taking meals (not on an empty stomach) with some general advice like: avoid spicy food & heavy alcohol while taking NSAIDs; and we often prescribe taking NSAIDs with an anti-acid to people with upset stomach..

    the only exception is Paracetamol (aka Tylenol or Panadol) that can be taken with an empty stomach.. however it is less effective in relieving pain.. and it is NOT advisable to overdose (taking more than the recommended dose) or to take them for more than 2 weeks, as it can cause liver problems in the long run..

    another NSAIDs pain-killer i often prescribe is Celecoxcib (aka. Celebrex) but it is rather an expensive pain-killer and often needs doctors' prescription to get one.. at low doses, it provides the best pain-relief with little stomach upset possible..

    and then,
    there is a group of NSAIDs that are often neglected but equally effective.. topical NSAIDs (creams or ointments).. the most popular topical NSAIDs are Diclofenac Sodium cream and Ibuprofen gel.. they can provide the relief you want but without the upset stomach..
    there is even acetaminophen creams (aka Paracetamol/Tylenol/Panadol cream) but it is no better than Diclofenac Sodium cream and Ibuprofen gel..

    another group of pain-killers are the opioid pain-killers, such as Codeine, Oxycodone (aka Percocet and OxyContin), Tramadol and Vicodin (Hydrocodone) .. the biggest problem with opioids is that they can cause additcion, and many are considered gateway drugs to a more dangerous opioids like Heroin.. stay away from them whenever possible, and insist on NSAIDs even if your doctor is about to prescribe you one..

    speaking of doctors..

    you mentioned that you had high-metabolism and that you are a very skinny person..
    this actually gives me a pause..

    i do not want to sound any alarms, however, if you are suffering from loss of appetite or that you had lost weight dramatically without any explanation, you may want to seek a doctor..

    some chronic illnesses presents with loss of appetite and being constantly underweight; so the body starts to break-down (or eat-away) its own muscles to maintain adequate energy levels in your system (the same way you start to break apart the furniture and parts of the house to build a fire, when you are stuck in a cabin during a blizzard in a very cold winter).. in other words, the body starts to eat itself by breaking down the protein and the fat in the muscles and organs; and this leads to unexplainable cramps and generalized unspecified muscular pain/discomfort..

    one example of such medical problems is hyperthyroidism; of which people often complain of feeling warm when everyone else are not.. this is because the body burns its energy more than normal people in similar situations..

    there are other possible medical problems that can present with similar picture but i do not wish to alarm you unnecessarily.. so if you believe that you are having low appetite, low energy all day long and have a history of sudden and quick weight loss.. then schedule an appointment with a doctor at the GP (or family doctor) clinic..

    good luck, God bless and all the best..
    4 answers 2 days ago Pain & Pain Management
  • For people who smoke cigarettes how old were you when you started?

    Best answer: I was 15 when I had my first cigarette. It was Christmas Eve and I went to the village open air carol service with a load of mates from school. We stood at the back and shared some carol sheets. During the service a few of them started smoking cigarettes and they were offering them round out of the packet. I was offered one and accepted. It was a great feeling puffing on a cigarette and singing the carols.
    6 answers 3 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • What should I take with me to the hospital?

    I’m having surgery on 20th December, and it’s my first time having one done. I’m most likely having outpatient surgery, it will be at 7.30 in the morning doc I’m not sure how long I’ll be there for. I’m having the general anethesia done too. What should I take with me to the surgery?
    5 answers 2 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • I just got a flu-shot earlier and my arm started hurting afterwards and it won t stop hurting...Should I be worrying?

    Best answer: It's normal for pain to occur near the injection site. A way to make it stop hurting is to gently massage the area, and (this is surprising) use that arm A LOT. Lift things with it, use that arm to hold your toothbrush/hairbrush, just try to use that arm more than you would. This helps with blood flow and it'll make your arm feel a LOT better. Trust me. It's actually recommended to get your vaccine in your dominant arm, because you use that arm more in general.
    Medical care isn't needed unless if it starts swelling up, like an allergic reaction, which is rare.

    Gently massage your arm from time to time, and make sure you're putting that arm to work!
    5 answers 4 days ago Pain & Pain Management
  • Is Hospice euthanasia?

    5 answers 4 days ago Other - General Health Care
  • Why beer gives me a stomach ache?

    Best answer: It does to me, it's the hops and yeast.
    Change your drink.
    11 answers 1 week ago Pain & Pain Management