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What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib?  Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated.A xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax. Even w/ breath sounds equal etc. Rib fxs. Generally heal on their own in 6-8 wks and just need protection while healing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine the lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine the lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Yes: What you are describing is pretty "classical" for subluxing (partial dislocating) ribs at the posterior cartilage connection with your spine.
UNFORTUNATELY you cannot "splint" your chest (you need to breathe / cough. If the pain is severe an injection may be helpful!
Consult your PCP (Primary Care Provider =) for hands on diagnosis and treatment!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Treatment for cracked ribs?

Treatment for cracked ribs?

Meds: Analgesics and antiinflammatories for pain. A throw pillow to brace against and cough once in a whole to decrease risk of pneumonia/ mucus plugging in the lungs. Be patient, it will hurt to breathe deep for many days. ...Read more

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Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Rest, NSAIDs: Just make sure you are not in so much pain that you are unable to take good breaths as that can lead to lung issues. If pain is to severe see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

What is the best treatment for cracked lips?

Moisturize them: Keep them moist with some sort of cream so you won't be temped to lick them. ...Read more

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The Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

The Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

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

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What is the best treatment for dry cracked heels?

What is the best treatment for dry cracked heels?

See a podiatrist: The heels can get quite dry and callused, and cracks in them can be sore and get infected. Self-help measures are regular applications of skin emollients, use of heel cups and cushions to make them more comfortable, and use of a pumice stone to file down excess skin buildup. A podiatrist can offer more options to you. ...Read more

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If my rib cartilidge keeps popping out on a regular basis what would be the best treatment?

If my rib cartilidge keeps popping out on a regular basis what would be the best treatment?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

What is the best treatment for dry cracked lips for toddlers?

Beeswax: Beeswax would be a better choice. It'll treat the dry cracking lips but is non-toxic if swallowed. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

Take some aspirin!: A simple analgesic should be enough. Nothing more complicated is indicated. Certainly not strapping or taping the chest. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

What is the best treatment options to treat sore, dry, cracked heels?

Vasoline: Wash the heel and apply vasoline to them, then apply Saran wrap and put a sock over it at night. ...Read more

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52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. The Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage.  The Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

Costochondritis: The best advise is wrapping your chest and resting. But "right rib cage" can also meany lunacy have a herniation, acute cholelythiasis or other internal organ problem: liver bruising, colitis etc. See a doctor if condition persists. ...Read more

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Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Hydrate: Do not overwash your hands
avoid hot water use warm water then dry
avoid alcohol and perfumed soap
soaps like dove will not dry your skin
avoid putting perfume and alcohols in your hands
moisturize with quality moisturizers ...Read more

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Cracked ribs at a festival — what's the best method of pain relief? / the best recovery options?

Cracked ribs at a festival — what's the best method of pain relief? / the best recovery options?

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 more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for acne on the back and chest?

Can you tell me about the best treatment for acne on the back and chest?

Systemic Rx: When it's on your trunk, you'll usually need systemic treatment. Topical benzoyl peroxide will help, and your physician will decide the right medication for you to take as a supplement. Often a month or two on an antibiotic like tetracycline will clear you. If not, a referral for Isotretinoin may be the key to a much better life. ...Read more

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The Best course of treatment for injured ribs/chest?

Contusion: Pain control & incentive spirometry (deep breathing exercises). Make sure there is no internal bleeding (hemothorax) & lung is not collapsed(pneumothorax) by a fractured rib. Serial xray may be indicated.
Consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. What would be the best treatment for this?

Inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. What would be the best treatment for this?

Inflamed ribs: We often treat rib inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs and/or injection with local anesthetic agents. ...Read more

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Hi, i have keloids on my chest, I'd like to ask for best treatment. Thanks!

Hi, i have keloids on my chest, I'd like to ask for best treatment. Thanks!

Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more

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I have pain on my upper, back side of my ribs, there is a knot and it is very painful. I have ontogenesis imperfecta. What is the best treatment?

I have pain on my upper, back side of my ribs, there is a knot and it is very painful. I have ontogenesis imperfecta. What is the best treatment?

Broken bone: You may have fractured a rib, and the knot is the healing break. It can take weeks or months for rib breaks to heal. Consider calling the doctor who cares for your osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

Takes time: Rib fractures will heal on their own over time, but they are painful. She needs to be encouraged to ambulate and to try to breathe as normally as she can. Pain meds such as Ibuprofen will make it less painful for her to breath deeply. You didn't say how old your mother is, but you want to encourage her to try to stay active. She must avoid developing pneumonia. ...Read more

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Please what is the best treatment for black spots on the face and chest? Also, what is the best thing to do to improve hair growth? And prevent break

Comedones: These are most likely comedies and may be related to sebaceous activity which may be improved with retinoids or a skin care regimen with gentle exfoliation and a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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What is currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

What is currently the best treatment for sickle cell anemia acute chest syndrome?

Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome(acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read more

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Left side intercostal strain from chest workout 2 weeks ago. The Best treatment? Usual duration of injury? Been icing/heating, arnica, nsais. Radiates up.

Left side intercostal strain from chest workout 2 weeks ago.  The Best treatment? Usual duration of injury? Been icing/heating, arnica, nsais. Radiates up.

Rest, time: These can be stubborn injuries. Healing usually occurs over 3 to 6 weeks. Rest, ice and nsaids are effective. Be patient and avoid activities that aggravate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Rest, Ice, Elevate: Treatment of minor skin hematomas includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Heat application can also be helpful. Over time hematoma will gradually be reabsorbed and resolve. Just give it time. If lesion grows or becomes more painful with time see doctor for further work up and evaluation. Caution if you have pre-existing bleeding disorder. ...Read more