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Infants Ibu Medication
6 MS baby running temp since yesterday 99-101° eating and playing good no ear infection no diarrhea or vomit stuffy nose given ibu & acet suggestions?
Ibuprofen GI protect: It is not necessary to have food in the stomach to activate ibuprofen, but since this drug is irritating to the mucosa, food will delay contact, and offer some protection against gastritis or ulcerations. There are GI protective forms, of ibuprofen that will offer you protection as well if you are high risk for irritation. ...Read more
My 9 year old just starting headaches here and there. Tyl and IBU work but when if ever should I start to get concerned? ... More than I already am.
Headaches: Headaches are uncommon in children. Therefore if they persist or are recurrent it is a good idea to get a thorough exam from your doctor and make the assessment and plan from that. In the meantime check your family history for migraine headaches or allergy problems. It's not worth worrying about, see the doctor! ...Read more
I've been getting headaches for over a week and it hurts on the sides of my head. I take ibu everyday 800mil. Should I be worried about my headaches?
IBU?: IBU? The International Beer Unit? Unless you're just not writing out the whole word for ibuprofen? Neurontin (gabapentin) is unrelated to ibuprofen by any means. It's a medication originally approved & designed to treat epilepsy but often used in pain management. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. To treat pain too. They're used in different pain types. Can't compare either strengths or potencies for that reason. ...Read more
Been having pain in right temple for days comes and goes. Should I be worried? Reg strength ibu helps. I work outside it's been very cold lately
Develop sores in head/scalp after taking 800 mg ibu 2x/day & over time. Feels as though nerve endings reach down into my head/cause travelling pain.?
Dermatolo. Can check: If a person is getting sores on the scalp, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) can check to see if there is a bacterial infection such as folliculitis. If there is an infection, oral antibiotics may be needed. If the doctor thinks there is some relationship to some Ibuprofen the patient is taking, the doctor will likely switch to another pain or inflammation medication. ...Read more
I took abbout 8 ibuprfens a day for about a week. Wd that cause high ALT and AST levels. How long does ibu stay in system?
I've had a headache 4 days now, still can function but is really taking a toll. Low appitite, pain in behind eyes, ibu, tyl no help. : (help!
Eye headache +: Your troubling symptoms require attention by your family MD to guide you through a diagnosis and treatment which may require a sinus evaluation and an eye examination by an ophthalmologist and further consultants if necessary. I would urge you to start immediately and follow through. ...Read more
Had neg swab for strep on sat. Told they don't culture adults. Still hurts today when I swallow. Do I give it 5-6 days and take the ibu or go back in?
If you are getting worse, having fevers, having ear pain, can't move neck, having trouble opening mouth, or can't tolerate anything by mouth, then definetly go back right away for followup. If your cutlrure was a true negative, then you have a virus, which should be improving after 5-7 days and not getting worse or plateu-ing.
If you are unsure, go back in! ...Read more
What can I do for a toothache pain is killing me I ahave already taken 2 800mg ibu. And swish with salt and warm water.
Dentist (ER?): Get to a dentist first thing this morning. Other than otc pain medication (or prescription pain medication) only a dentist can relieve your pain. If you can't wait, you can go to the er of a hospital, but you will wait for a long time and the only thing that they can do for you is give you a stronger pain medication. By the time you're done, you could probably have already been seen by a dentis. ...Read more
Headache for 3 days. Moderate, left top and behind eye. Ibu and tyl only taking edge off. When is it time to go to dr?
More info needed: To help sort out the possible causes of your headache, your doctor will want to get a complete medical history and perform a physical exam. Important information includes any history of trauma, medications, character of the pain, associated symptoms and prior headache history. It's time to see the doctor to try to diagnose your headache. ...Read more
What is the alternating time for ibu and tylenol (acetaminophen)? 2 or 4 hours... Cant get fever to go down. 8 month old.
I never recommend it: Pick one or the other and stick with that. Alternating exhausts the kid and caretaker for no benefit.Fever is not the enemy, poor fluid intake is much more likely to put a kid in the hospital while fever actually slows the infection. If the situation spooks you have the kid seen. ...Read more
Having horrible pain from ovarian cyst. Day 3 of men. Cycle. Unresponsive to ibu.800mg. Subsides and comes back. Considering ER visit but don't want 2.?
Have pain in my solar plex and in between shoulder blades. Sort of feels like I am constantly hungry. Have taken IBU and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Should I worry?
Exam: Please stop the ibuprofen which can cause gastric irritation. You pain, going from front to back, requires examination and an abdominal aultrasound to rule out gallbladder and pancreatic/gastric illness. I suggest that you call for an immediate appointment or go to the ER or UC today! ...Read more
15monthold fever since friday. Today highest 103.7 I gave ibu, dec to 101, 4 h later up to 102.7, gave tylenol (acetaminophen).No other sxs, little whiney. Mmr on 5/17?
Cannot diagnose: But unless this little guy has more localized symptoms, suspect that with time they will get better. If there is any failure to feed, continued irritability, sleeping too often or long or anything else - see your pediatrician. Do not try to suppress the fever unless the baby is patently uncomfortable. Fever can help fight infection. Put them in a tepid bath and rub skin with washcloth. ...Read more
Is infant ibuprofen okay for my 5 mo. Son? He is 18 lbs and teething miserably. Someone recommended ibu. Over acetometaphin.
Teething: Talk to your pediatrician. Do not give any medication to your baby unless it is prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
Sprain ankle how to bring down swelling? Taking ibu 800 tid. How to tell if infection occurs? Tell if condition is getting worse?
Ice/elevate/compress: Applying ice for 20 minutes every waking hour, elevation/rest as well as a compressive bandage/strapping will help control swelling. An anti-inflammatory medication such Ibuprofen may also be helpful. If no wound has occurred, infection is very unlikely. If pain and swelling get worse or fall to resolve, see physician. ...Read more
Extreme sun exposure 7 days ago, still feeling weak, tired, feeling worse today, still forming blisters. Ibu on board & various lotions. Dr now?
Dentist gave dihydrocodeine (must wait 4 months for removal of decayed tooth)but in constant agony, no relief from para/ibu/or those prescribed. Help?
Find another dentist: Or an oral surgeon. I can't imagine a 4 months wait for a reason other than your dentist is overloaded or you can't pay and he's helping out of the goodness of his heart. ...Read more
Had a cyst rupture 5 days ago, there is still fluid today, still having a lot of pain. My WBC was up today. With a fever of 99 after ibu. What to do?
Ok to call your doc: Not knowing where your cyst is located, or if you have multiple cysts. The general principle of monitoring comes in. Okay to call your doc and ask these questions. Fever and elevated wbc/white blood cell count is concerning. Your doc will decide about excision and/or antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes,: Yes, a fever can cause this. If your temp goes to 104 or above, you need to get medical help. You can help the fever with tepid baths as well as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) (as you are already doing). Please have your parent check on you periodically. You need to take in lots of water so that you don't become dehydrated. ...Read more
I took 1 600 guaifenesin tablet thinking it was an ibu to help with my migraine. Headache getting worse burning on left side of head fells. What can ido?
Mri-a'd on sept 30th progressively the pain has gotten worse - I can now barely walk and have been in tears, taking codeine para and ibu but sooo sore?
What did it show?: An answer depends on what the test showed. Keep in touch. It sound like a disc slipped. ...Read more
Had hip implant and I don't take opioids. I have 800 ibu to take but I think I'm having to take it to often. Any suggestions? Maybe toradol?
Ask your DR: Please ask your DR this question, they have your full medical history and also medication history which is not available to us. ...Read more