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bruised or cracked ribs healing time

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
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Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Difficulty breathing: Injured ribs can cause pain with chest expansion as the air-filled lungs and chest expand with each breadth. Treatment is usually supportive and activ ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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If: If you are implyiing that "he" injured you, then yes, you should get away from such an individual. No one should be abused. (if I am understaning you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
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Rest: just take it easy and give it time; they will heal. just be careful to avoid any activity that causes discomfort. Make sure to take deep breaths (do ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Let it heal: Even if you broke a rib, there is nothing to be done about it as long as you have no other symptoms than the ones you described. For good health - Ha ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hello. : Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Regular chest X-ray: ...Might be able to tell, but it doesn't matter. You can't immobilize a rib, and all we recommend is pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), res ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
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Frequent and: excessive motion across a fracture point in a bone will slow healing. However ribs usually do well because they are naturally splinted well by surroun ... Read More
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Dr. David Trettin
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get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax.Even ... Read More
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