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Over The Counter Treatment For Chest Wall Pain
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more
Left side chest and shoulder pain just above nipele area and in the midel of scapula r/o heart but pain is daily from mild to cronick over year now
Can lipomas turn into sarcomas? If constant pain has developed will my pcp prescription pain medication until removal of it? If so would work best for the pain
Left side chest pain all the time from several days. Pain can be pinpointed between the joint of rib and the sternum. Chest squeeze/long breath =pain.
Chest wall pain: Hi, if this chest pain is not brought on by exertion (walking, running, exercise) and is there all the time with movement of your torso or pushing on a specific spot with your finger, it is most likely a chest wall pain/costochondritis. Consider warm or cold compress, and taking ibuprofen like medication may help. ...Read more
What is the test for high ESR (45) with acute pain in the stomach and body and head pain for over a week?
See Your Doctor: Sorting thru the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we compile many "clues" (symptoms, examination findings, lab results, radiologic tests) to narrow down the possibilities. This requires face-to-face evaluation. That said, problems of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, stomach, colon, kidneys, bladder, uterus, ovaries may all cause abdominal pain. Good luck! ...Read more
What can causes a 24/7 knee pain for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?
One possibility: Your complaints could indicate several problems, the first abnormality that comes to mind is avascular (aseptic) necrosis of the bone within the knee joint, either distal (lower) femur or proximal (upper) tibia. Depending on degree of pain with activity or rest, an inflammatory disorder (such as gout) or even infection are possible. I'd have any pain evaluated by a doctor that occurs at rest. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Neck pain may be due to: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), structural or biomechanical abnormality, or nerve damage. A thorough history and physical exam by a professional and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams may help to determine the right cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Intermittent severe burning in nasopharynx for 1 month, chest pain on right side&upper chest pain. Ppi for 3 weeks no relief. Antibiotics no relief.
Stop PPI: Not a great fan of ppi. Try teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar instead. Take it in upright position when symptoms occur and wait 20 minutes before repeating if necessary. Do not eat 2 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more
What might cause a sudden stabbing pain in the back on the right side below rib cage that causes you to arch your back or bend over for relief. ?
First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more
What could chronic non diagnosed chest pain and uppeback pain. Chest pain is center of chest slightly to the left. With "flareups" about 2-3x/month.
Costochondritis?: The location and timing suggest costochondritis, a rheumatologic pain syndrome most often affecting premenopausal women that is highly prevalent and not dangerous. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) can provide some relief but it may be incomplete in some people. ...Read more
Belching;farting;heartburn& pain under left breast bone around the back. What is the best treatment for this?
Treatment: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have had persistent abdominal pain for the past eight years the pain is over the entire abdominal religion and is like a burning pain?
Awaiting approval of Thoracic MRI for dull pain. When upright is it usual for T3/4 area (site of pain) to protrude as small bump? Rest of spine smooth
Maybe: If you are talking about a disc bulge/protrusion, it is possible that it may increase in the upright position,due to the increased axial load on the spinal column due to gravity. Whether this is related to symptoms or not is a different question. ...Read more
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