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Broken ribs severe pain hard to breath what can I take?

Broken ribs severe pain hard to breath what can I take?

NSAIDS+/-opiates : Nsaids such as prescription strength Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours or naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg every 8 to 12 hours may be helpful. It is not unusual to require more potent analgesic medications such as hydrocodone in the first few days after a rib fracture. ...Read more

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Broken ribs still feeling pain. Do I need medical help?

Broken ribs still feeling pain. Do I need medical help?

How long: How long has it been? Rib fracture pain can be seen for months after injury. I tell my patients that with or without rib surgery, they can expect pain from the ribs for around 3 months. If the pain lasts longer than that, you might want to be evaluated - there may be injury from the fracture to the intercostal nerve below the rib, and these can be painful and permanent. ...Read more

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How bad would a broken rib feel?

How bad would a broken rib feel?

It can be very : Painful but pain tolerances vary from individual to individual. Even a bruised or contused rib can be quite painful to the point that breathing can hurt. If causing enough pain or breathing difficulty, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a broken rib?

What are the symptoms of a broken rib?

Pain: Following some trauma? Pain, shortness of breath, tender over that rib and perhaps above and below sometimes numbness toward the front of the chest if the underlying lung was traumatized: pneumothorax hematoma and pleural effusions are potentials. ...Read more

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How would a broken rib be treated in the olden days?

How would a broken rib be treated in the olden days?

With nothing: Rib fractures used to be treated with nothing - pain medication at most. There were other old treatments for multiple rib fractures, including the iron lung and metal "skewers" for surgically treating these injuries. ...Read more

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Can i practice yoga with a broken rib?

Can i practice yoga with a broken rib?

Yes.: Why not? If you can bear the discomfort and your physician agrees that it is safe for you, go right ahead. He this helps! ...Read more

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Tried and true pain medicine for broken rib?

Tried and true pain medicine for broken rib?

Depends: People have different levels of pain tolerance. Where one person only needs Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) other people require significant levels of narcotics in order to function. ...Read more

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