A 19-year-old male asked:
Ok i work 14 hours a day recently i was shot in the hand by a .22 air rifle the bullet is still in, i took 3800 mg of ibuprofen am i going to die?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Call poison control: Call Poison Control and check. Also, hand injuries are very serious. Get seen and treated to prevent permanent damage. Will you die? Can't say. Why are people shooting you? What other things do you do that are not safe (like taking more medication than recommended)? Poor choices do kill, in many ways. Rethink them. Avoid risky behavior & situations. Get appropriate medical care when needed
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