• 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?
    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 · 22 hours ago
  • 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... show more
    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..
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    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 · 1 day ago
  • 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... show more
    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 · 3 days ago
  • Why beer gives me a stomach ache?

    Best answer: It does to me, it's the hops and yeast.
    Change your drink.
    Best answer: It does to me, it's the hops and yeast.
    Change your drink.
    11 answers · 7 days ago
  • I can't pee and have pain after alcohol binge. What do I do?

    Hello. I am an alcoholic and drink heavily most days. I'm 28, female, and of healthy weight. Yesterday I drank 3 full size bottles of Prosecco and half a litre bottle of Bacardi Rum without a mixer. Today I woke up with tremendous pain in my Liver area which I get often, but also either side of my back is... show more
    Hello. I am an alcoholic and drink heavily most days. I'm 28, female, and of healthy weight. Yesterday I drank 3 full size bottles of Prosecco and half a litre bottle of Bacardi Rum without a mixer. Today I woke up with tremendous pain in my Liver area which I get often, but also either side of my back is really hurting me. The right side seems to be worse and it hurts more to stand, walk and roll over in bed. I thought I might be dehydrated so I drank a 1.5 litre bottle of water. But the pain is still agonising. I also have only peed once since waking up and that was ten hours ago. Usually I pee quite a lot as I have an overactive bladder but nothing today. I am starting to get worried. I can anybody give me some advice please?
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Pain in my liver what to do?

    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is there any other option than organizated crime?

    I’m 27 years old currently living in New York City, Little Italy, I’m broke and live in a small apartment I’m about the get homeless, what should I do?
    I’m 27 years old currently living in New York City, Little Italy, I’m broke and live in a small apartment I’m about the get homeless, what should I do?
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • A couple of times a day I get a sudden chest pain and it makes it very hard to breathe. I'm 15 and I've never smoked or some drugs what?

    So what could be wrong with me ? I'm very scared .
    So what could be wrong with me ? I'm very scared .
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Sudden headaches daily (never had them) and very tired?

    Within the last month and half, I’ve been getting headaches almost daily after never being prone to them. It began as a once a week thing and it’d catch me off gaurd. It started as a pain and uncomfortable pressure on my temple that lasted about 5-10 seconds. It hurts but it’s a weird sensation. Imagine pressing a... show more
    Within the last month and half, I’ve been getting headaches almost daily after never being prone to them. It began as a once a week thing and it’d catch me off gaurd. It started as a pain and uncomfortable pressure on my temple that lasted about 5-10 seconds. It hurts but it’s a weird sensation. Imagine pressing a bruise you have, that’s the best way to describe it. About three weeks ago It started happening more frequently: 3-4 times a week and then a week ago I woke up with the worst headache I’ve had in years. I could feel it when I turned my head and if I bent down to pick up something, it felt as if my brain were pushing against my skull. I was given two Aleeve’s, it went away for a few hours and then came back. It continued in and out for about two days afterwards. Since then, I’ve been getting these small, short headaches (like described in the beginning) everyday. Something else I’ve noticed is that I’ve been very tired. I could sleep 8 hours and need a nap 1-2 hour nap during the day. I’m schedling a doctors appointment but I’m curious if anyone else has dealt with this before, what could it be?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the reason behind lumber pain ?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Otc way to deal with severe pain?

    I work 12 hr shifts.. So need a pill or something I can easily take at work to make it thru the day. I have fibromyalgia and foot pain. Im in so much pain that I am sick before my shift is over. Better shoes/inserts arent the solution. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxin DO NOT WORK. Do not... show more
    I work 12 hr shifts.. So need a pill or something I can easily take at work to make it thru the day. I have fibromyalgia and foot pain. Im in so much pain that I am sick before my shift is over. Better shoes/inserts arent the solution. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxin DO NOT WORK. Do not suggest them, or any brand names of such.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • If your leg gets cut off would it hurt?

    I have been wondering this for a while
    I have been wondering this for a while
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My balls hurt really bad after pooping what can cause this?

    Best answer: pulled groin muscle

    prostate? maybe you should check your prostate.
    Best answer: pulled groin muscle

    prostate? maybe you should check your prostate.
    4 answers · 1 week ago