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Best Thing For Broken Ribs
Conservative care: Just go with tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil with local heat alternating with cold. You don't want to wrap your chest with an ace bandage or any other type of binder, because you don't want to inhibit full inhalation or you may set yourself up for getting a pneumonia! relative rest and time should do the job. If things don't get any better or you have shortness of breath, you may need to check in with your fp. ...Read more
Here are some...: Is feeling gas-trapping new or old, periodic or recurrent or constant? For a 16-y-o young, gas-trapping in bowel is very uncommon except someone very inactive + drug abuse + poor dieting. So, seek evaluation and counseling so to pan out how to improve bowel regularity, chiefly by dietary modification, keeping active, rarely maybe needing laxative by mouth or suppository via rectum. ...Read more
Rib torsion/twisted: Is it due to a sports injury or a car accident? You should be seen by a physician for it for evaluation and treatment plan. You might need some imaging studies. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and/or muscle relaxant meds could help. Physical therapy could help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ouch!: Rib fractures can be extremely painful. We used to prescribe chest binders - a wrap that goes around your chest - to help support the area, but no longer do so because it's been found that they don't help healing or pain much. You can get some pain relief by taking anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen). Be sure to not take more than recommended. Ice applied to the area might help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflammatories: Broken ribs take longer to heal than some injuries because the ribs are always moving. The only truly “natural” pain reliever are the endorphins your body makes. Some people and some studies have shown that white willow bark is an effective anti-inflammatory. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil (and not plant oil) can be very potent anti-inflammatories, but take weeks to months to take work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best imaging for lymp node in the chest? ? And what is the best imaging for ribs metastases? ?
Lymph nodes: The best way to image lymph nodes in the chest is a contrast-enhanced CT scan. As far as rib metastases, several different choices exist, depending on the clinical question. Bone scan is good for detecting the presence of bone mets, PET/CT also for better anatomic detail with known tumors. Standard CT can also be useful, especially if chest ct already being performed for adenopathy. ...Read more
Cracked ribs?: Confirmed by xray? If just bruised, ice & anti-infammatory med like aleve/advil/motrin. If actually broken, doc can rx Lidocaine pain patches to ease the pain or possibly do intercostal nerve block (with Lidocaine ± steroid) for longer lasting relief. Avoid rib belts as they tend to limit breathing & increase risk of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying my best to keep my torn 1st rib ligament from moving so it will heal. Is there any benefit to not moving the arm much on the affected side?
No: Actually, it is helpful to maintain a good range of motion so the surrounding muscles and ligaments do not tighten up on you. It should heal just fine. ...Read more
My husband has what appears to be a benign tumor on his 8th and 9th rib pushing at his liver, 5-7cm. Is it best to remove w/part of the ribs?
It is a bit complex: I hope your husband has been to an oncologist and even have a second opinion as to what is the best approach to his tumor removal. First of all we must have a biosy and find out the correct diagnosis(even if it is benign)need to know what it is?). I would be very suspicious about any growth on the ribs & treat it as benign. So take him to a cancer center where they know how to manage bone tumors. ...Read more
Combo approach: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed.However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: Rest, warm compresses to area, deep breathing exercises to prevent pneumonia from occurring. Topical herbal poultices can be helpful for pain and speeding recovery. I get good results with recovazon topical gel. Check my website for details www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?
In nursing home 3mo for ambulation help. Daughter was told everyone is dnr, full code is inhumane and they break ribs. Whats best course as healthy 92
Up to you.: It's your life, its up to what you would like. Just because you may be in a nursing home, that doesn't mean you have to be dnr. Yes, sometimes ribs get broken with cpr, but that's a small price to pay if it means living. Full code is not inhumane. Have a talk with your primary doctor and go over these issues that way you have a professional perspective on it. Then decide what you would like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-1/2" oval lump lower left rib,soft,not moveable.Soft fat, sore if push on bottom rib.X-Ray had nothing.Ultrasound next.Ideas what is or best tests?
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