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Doctor insights on: Ibuprofen Vs Acetaminophen For Headaches

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches ?

Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches <other than acetaminophen or ibuprofen>?

CURE CURE ?????: Hepatitis c remains with you active or dormant ; headaches if noreason found by a neurologigt then try this xango juice 3 oz, hold in mouth for 3 min. 3 times a day for 3 months . Yoga . Massage of scalp 5 min every day essential oils aroma therapy 5fruits, 5 berries , 5 veges / day. ...Read more

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Today I keep getting headache and nausea it's like a tension headache I've taken Advil (ibuprofen) panadol it goes then comes back it's the first time&very tired ?

Today I keep getting headache and nausea it's like a tension headache I've taken Advil (ibuprofen) panadol it goes then comes back it's the first time&very tired ?

Migraine: Migraine headaches are severe unilateral throbbing, associated with nausea, light and noise sensitivity. Improves with resting and is worsened by "triggers." identifying the triggers may be very difficult. Sleep disorder, stress, hormonal changes, weather changes, certain medications (like in the case of rebound headaches) and diet may be some. Check with your doctor for change in therapy. ...Read more

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I normally take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches. But is it better to take something like advil or aleve if i have a few beers in me?

I normally take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches. But is it better to take something like advil or aleve if i have a few beers in me?

Together can get ulc: Together the alcohol and the advil or aleve (naproxen) can lead to increased gastric irritation including gastritis and ulcers. These can be integrated into you general helath issues with your physician. ...Read more

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Hi there, I had two glasses of champagne around 8PM. Is it safe to take Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) 8 hours later for a headache? I'm a fairly casual drinker.

Hi there, I had two glasses of champagne around 8PM. Is it safe to take Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) 8 hours later for a headache? I'm a fairly casual drinker.

Yes: Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are accepted drugs for treatment of mild headache. It is possible the headache may be related to the champagne 8 hrs. ago, but may have another cause. If headaches are frequent, see your provider for possible further study. Some folks get "hangover" symptoms from more alcohol use which may be due to dehydration, so we advise water, or not drinking so much. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old has a headache for 2 days now with cold symtoms. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping him feel better. Should i take him to the doctors?

My 8 yr old has a headache for  2 days now with cold symtoms. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping him feel better.  Should i take him to the doctors?

Headache: The list of causes of headache is very long. In the presence of cold symptoms, the most common diagnosis is a simple virus. However, lack of response to tylenol/motrin, and the persistence of the headache warrants a visit to the doctor. It's probably still a harmless virus. But your doctor can either confirm this and provide reassurance, or discover something more serious and ttreat appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more