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what kind of pain pills can i take for bruised ribs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NSAIDS: Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications can be very helpful for musculoskeletal pain. My patients have found auricular acupuncture superior to both nsaid's and narcotics for rib fractures/ pain.
Answered on Sep 16, 2016

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Analgesic: Nsaids unless otherwise recommended by your doctor.
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Depends: It depends on the severity and whether there is a fracture involved, but it could be 6-8 weeks.
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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NSAIDs: Those are medicines like Aleve, (naproxen) Aspirin and a few prescription medications. Normally it should take a couple of weeks to heal. You could al ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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About 3 weeks: It takes about 3 weeks for rib contusions to heal.

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