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A 21-year-old male asked:

Good evening, i would like to know ,what is a good supplement or medication for pain inflamation and swelling.

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
NSAIDS: if not allergic, I advise Advil ( ibuprofen ) or Aleve (naproxen) ( naproxyn sodium ) however, prootect your stomach with food or Zantac/Pepcid
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Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 34 years experience
First come first: Please, go to Urgent Care or ER as soon as possible to have your pain, inflammation and swelling examined, diagnosed & treated by an MD. Homeopathy is a safe adjunct treatment with Apis Mellifica 6 C: 5 pellets to be dissolved under tongue every 15 min until improvement, then space the intakes. No food, no water needed. Homeo Rx may be taken with regular meds but not at the same time.
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Anti-inflammatories: are generally used for that. Over the counter aleve is perhaps the best over the counter. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't have anti-inflammatory effects. The downside is that there is an overlap between the hormones involved in inflammation and protecting the stomach lining, so they all have a risk of ulcer. Condroitin/glucosamine generally mildly works http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21969261
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