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Should I Take Ibuprofen To Get Rid Of Pain From Eye Swelling
Depends on the cause: Ibuprofen is an excellent NSAID which will help reduce pain and swelling caused by inflammation- but you should first see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the pain and because pain relief alone may delay the diagnosis and cause more damage if antibiotics, antihistamines, or steroids are required to correct the underlying problem. ...Read more
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
Elevate head night: The black eye is caused by ruptured capillaries and bleeding into the soft and thin-skinned tissues of the eyelids. Swelling often accompanies this. Other than oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more
Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html
another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more
Sun exposed eye swel: It will go away by itself and no treatment is needed, but in future do not overdo in sun to prevent the eyes from swelling. ...Read more
Swelling under eyes: Swelling under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or day), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt in those with kidney issues. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by contracting the vessels. Consult with us to see if a surgical consult is needed. ...Read more
Cold compresses: In general, you should see you eye doctor if you have swelling in or around the eyes. There are things that need to be ruled out as a cause of recent onset swelling such as infections, thyroid problems and even certain types of tumor. The most common cause of eye lid swelling is acute allergic response for which cold compresses are of benefit. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: You need exam, but most likely it can be incised and drained. ...Read more
Cool compresses: Crying and emotional stress causes excess fluid to accumulate under the skin of the eyelids. Cool compresses (a wet washcloth wrapped around a piece of ice, for example) will constrict the small blood vessels under the skin and stop them from leaking water, allowing the fluid to reabsorb quicker. It will also help not to lie down, so less blood will rush to the face. ...Read more
Challenging problem: Puffy eyelids upon awakening are a challenging problem. Common causes include underlying sinus congestion, sinusitis and allergies. You can experiment with over the counter antihistamines and head elevation. You might want to consider undergoing allergy testing. Often times no underlying cause is found, and an oculoplastic evaluation is needed. ...Read more
I started chantix 2 days ago today I started having a bad headache with it and almost like a pressure on my head would it be safe to take ibprofen or a pain reliever to get rid of it?
When I get an anxiety attack, my chest hurts really bad. I then take an ibuprofen to get rid of the pain. Is that OK? The attack can lasts for hours.
Anxiety: Anxiety or panic attacks can present with chest pain, shortness of breath, or a feeling of impending doom, as if you are going to die. Ibuprofen is not the primary treatment for panic disorder and can cause bleeding ulcers if taken on an empty stomach. See your doctor - there are many effective treatments available, including medication and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Good luck! ...Read more
I took 25mg of morphine about 7 hours ago and have had a headache the entire time. Can I take 200mg Advil (ibuprofen) to get rid of the headache?
How can I get rid of excessive gas in my stomach? When I take advil, (ibuprofen) I will have excessive gas. I have to take Advil (ibuprofen) for my pain : (otherwise I will be miserable. Can you please suggest how can I reduce or minimize the symptoms
Try switching...: Ibuprophen is not as strong or lasting as naproxen. You can get 500mg tablets to take twice daily (90 days worth) for $10.00 at most walmarts, krogers, target, etc. Switching to Naproxen may not give you gas and and better pain relief. Try some otc alleve and see if your GI tract works better. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many milligrams of ibuprofen should I take to get rid of menstrual cramps?
400/600 mgm/6 hours: You can try 400 mgm and ir if is not effective you can increase to 600 mgm and can be repeated every 6 hours for 2to 3 days as needed. ...Read more
I have headache all over and in my temple's and I took 3 advils (ibuprofen) and it still won't go away, what can I do or take to get rid of this. Plus im nausea?
How to get rid of severe thoracic back pain that isn't improving after 3 days? Take ibuprofen and naproxen but no help
See details: See a doctor and have the pain evaluated if it persists. Trying to self-treat is unlikely to help. ...Read more
How long does it take to get rid of facial nerve inflammation? I use ice and as needed Advil (ibuprofen) but it keeps coming and going so I can't predict results.
Facial Nerve: Do you have Bell's Palsy and facial drooping? Facial Nerve is mostly motor so what makes you think you have "Facial Nerve inflammation" and not Trigeminal nerve or sensory facial neuropathy? Why do you have this? Could it be dental or sinus related pain? Need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?
Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more
Not specific: It depends on the cause, duration, and severity of the pain. Please be more specific in your next question. ...Read more
Look at causes: Headaches can occur from a number of things. So if Ibuprofen isn't working, which is the over-the-counter solution, then it's time for you to see your primary care doctor. If your headaches are due to stress, then this has to be looked at closer. If your headaches are due to sinus or are migrainous, then that's another cause. Dietary considerations cannot be over emphasized by eliminating caffeine. ...Read more
How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull
If the tooth is hurting you that much, then it probably has something to do with the nerve inside the tooth. The topical meds and otc pain relievers will not fix the problem.
I suggest you see a dentist as soon as you can to determine if the nerve in the tooth is still vital. The tooth may need root canal therapy. ...Read more
How can I get rid of a bad tooth ache? I've took ibuprofen and hydrocodone. It's not working. I go to the dentist in 3 days.
Call: The dentist and try to get in sooner. You are doing all you can. The only definitive relief is from the dentist. ...Read more
I've been taking 2400mg of Advil (ibuprofen) a day for 2 months everytime I get a headache now I'm getting heartburn & pain in stomach. How do I get rid of it?
Rebound?: Phenomenon is known as rebound headache and occurs when you use daily meds to treat the original headache. Its a vicious cycle. The headache worsens whenever you haven't taken the meds. You become dependent. This amount of Advil (ibuprofen) will also harm protective lining in the stomach. You need to see a physician urgently to 1) work up potential headache causes, 2) adjust pain management plan, 3) treat gut ...Read more
Sometimes I get a headache late at night before sleeping, supposedly sinus headache, and it can be hard to sleep. Should I be concerned? Two regular Advil (ibuprofen) get rid of it, but Advil (ibuprofen) irritates my bowels.
Sorry!: No it will not! Try an ice pack wrapped in a washcloth! To your best health! ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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