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Does ibuprofen reduce swelling

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Ibuprofen: I swelling due to inflammation yes. If due to infection not likely. Discuss with your Dr.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Ask your surgeon: for alternatives for pain control, but if truly ALLERGIC to Ibuprofen must avoid all NSAID's. Having said that, there are a few herbal things that do... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Have it checked: You may have injured it somehow but your symptoms may also indicate an infection. See your physician who can make the diagnosis and suggest treatment.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ibuprofen: They are essentially cousins. Ibuprofen starts working more quickly, but doesn't last as long so you have to repeat the dose more often. Naproxen ta... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes: unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to NSAIDS or you have had a previous G.I. ulcer, you should be able to take the ibuprofen for the pain and sw... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Drainage: It sounds like you may have an abscess. I would see your physician or urgent care if it's painful for probable incision and drainage. You may also n... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
No: Ibuprofen is a pain reliever has no effect on swelling associated with a poison ivy rash. Over the counter oral antihistamines such as benadryl or cet... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Salsalate?: This drug is a derivative of aspirin, but does not have an effect on prostaglandin formation, and is generally safe for people with intolerance to oth... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Could be: Many possibilities, have you had an mri. Likely tedonitis but could be arthritis etc.

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