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Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more
Have shingles no rash...unbearable..sharp stabbing pain taking anti fungal/600 gabapintin 4x day..tylonal / codene lidocaine/menthol gel...no relief?
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
Vicodin: That depends on severity of pain, if it is used with other medications, and how long you've been taking it. For acute pain, duration usually 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Only vanilla ice cream bothers me instantly, I get immediate chest pain but it's only vanilla ice cream that really bothers me?
Sorry to hear this..: Are you sure that strawberry ice cream has no effect :)? In fact, people can be sensitive to certain foods or additives and the sad fact may be that you may have to give up vanilla products to relieve these symptoms. Be sure to see your doctor to determine if further testing may yield an answer! Good luck! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1293632/ ...Read more
I have a tweaked meniscus from grappling. My doctor recommended aleve, (naproxen) but hasn't helped. Any other OTC suggestions for joint/pain relief?
Advil (ibuprofen): If you don't respond to alleve, try advil (ibuprofen). Some patients respond better to advil (ibuprofen). If its just a tweak, it should get better in a week or so. Also try ice and rest. If no improvement see a sports orthopedist for a work up and proper diagnosis and treatment plan which may include knee arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
Had tonsillitis for a month won't go away been drinking ginger tea, using difflam forte, Ibuprofen plus codeine what else pain is unbearable ?
Neoclav625mg tabs 5d 3/8h after meal ingrown nail infection.3d&4d severe pain in my skull no redness no bumb took panadol (acetaminophen) applied ice, pain continued.
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Possible: Viral illnesses such as the flu are treated best by rest, increasing fluids (including "mom's chicken soup"), and supportive measures that can treat the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy relief certainly can treat some of the symptoms that a cold or the flu can cause. Best wishes. ...Read more
For about 1 mnth now i've had intense pain on my shoulder blade/back. I've tried icy hot and heating pads. Provide relief but no cure. Suggestions?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
Can ibuprofen help reduce (low grade 99.5) fever? No tylenol (acetaminophen) in.My medicine cabinet @a this time.
Back pain. Left side upper quadrant. Done acupuncture, massage, took acetaminophen, rubbed pain reliever lotions, hot compressed it. Still n pain
Help excruciating burning mid back pain? Dr has tried hydrocodone, flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) tramodol. None help. I'm using a tens unit and med, pain is still at 8
More info needed: What has your doctor diagnosed as the cause of your pain? Your description is very brief so providing you with possibilities regarding the cause and treatment options is difficult; however, the term "burning" suggests a neuralgia (nerve pain). Neuralgias respond poorly to narcotics but often to anti seizure drugs... Have you ever had shingles? If yes, post herpatic neuralgia may be the cause... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer