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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is there a good otc anti-inflammatory that would work on my throat?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Anti inflammatory: Ibuprofen works well.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Ibuprofen v Naproxen: Ibuprofen (motrin, nuprin, (ibuprofen) etc) and Naproxen (aleve) are both over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Remember that there are no road signs in stomach directing pain pill directly to some specific site, eg throat. Take one or the other, but not both together (worry about stomach ; kidneys). Acetaminophen (tylenol) isn't an NSAID but can relieve pain. Go see your family doc.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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