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Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

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

Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Rib Fracture (Definition)

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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 options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read more

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Best treatment for break bone fever?

Best treatment for break bone fever?

Break Bone Fever: Treatment for dengue fever is largely supportive with use of intravenous fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...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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Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Are herbal medicines good for ankle fractures?

Possible: The use of the term "herbal medicines" is very broad, as there are literally hundreds of such out in the market. Theoretically, medicines (herbal or otherwise) can be used to try to relieve pain and swelling associated with an ankle fracture to varying degrees of success. ...Read more

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Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

See an Orthopaedist: Bruised hips will heal with conservative care (rest and therapy) but a fracture may require surgery. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have x-rays taken to identify bruise vs.Fracture. Appropriate treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

Can I take any pain medicine for a scaphoid fracture?

It depends: Any fracture may be painful so pain relieving options are always reasonable. What you can/should take for pain relief depends on what is OK for your body. You don't provide much medical background, but for example, people with liver issues often can only take minimal amounts of acetaminophen. Talk with your doctor about what options would be best for you. ...Read more

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How much rest is required for multiple rib fractures?

How much rest is required for multiple rib fractures?

Depends : Some instances of multiple rib fractures only need time while others are much better with surgery. I tell my patients that they should expect somewhere around three months of pain bu that it does get better with time. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis.  Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?

New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?

Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...Read more

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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 ribs. Serial xray may be indicated. Consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

What are some treatment methods for broken toes?

Immobilization: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatment options for a scaphoid fracture that has been untreated for 15 years?

OLD scaphoid fx: such that there is a NON union or a malunion can be associated with arthritis, cartialge wear, "collapse" of the normal arrangment of the wrist bones and all that must be considered when evaluating treatment options. there are many good options, from resecting a portion of bone or bones or partially fusing part of the wrist, to even just treating the symptoms. It isindividual process but can b OK ...Read more

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Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Herbal tx: Herbal treatments can be dangerous since we don't know how much of the active ingredient is in each dose since they are not regulated . There are incidences where they cause serious organ injury such as liver failure. So they can cause harm or do nothing, magic cures with them don't exist. ...Read more

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What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

What medication for hairline fracture in rib?

NSAID: A non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication can help with pain. An over the counter med should work fine. ...Read more

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Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed , using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...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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Dr. James Hocker
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