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What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

What is the treatment for a cracked lower right rib? Breath sounds equal and bilateral but patient is intoxicated.

Get xray: At this point the pt. (hopefully)should no longer be intoxicated. An xray is indicated to see if the rib is 'broke' and to rule out a pneumothorax. Even w/ breath sounds equal etc. Rib fxs. Generally heal on their own in 6-8 wks and just need protection while healing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Hurt rib 3d ago box. Got X-r, nothing, ER said maybe crack. Back pain near spine lowest ribs, yesterday receded for 6 hours after popping sound, now pain again started during laying in bed. Is it dislocated, treatment?

Yes: What you are describing is pretty "classical" for subluxing (partial dislocating) ribs at the posterior cartilage connection with your spine.
UNFORTUNATELY you cannot "splint" your chest (you need to breathe / cough. If the pain is severe an injection may be helpful!
Consult your PCP (Primary Care Provider =) for hands on diagnosis and treatment!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

What to do if I have cracked or bruised ribs?

X-rays fine?: If you have been checked for any lung puncture and the ribs are just cracked, you should have been prescribed pain medication. A muscle relaxant can help in addition. A lidocaine patch could help (script). You can use your hand or a pillow as a splint when you need to move or take those deep breaths. Heating pad helps. Be sure to see a doc if you have any fever, cough, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is there anything strong enough to help my pain from my cracked rib, bruised rib, and bronchidus? I'm 37 and I injured myself on a water slide at wet n wild last sunday. I was laying down on the slide on a mat, when the slide turned it slammed me against t

Hello.: Hello. Although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin can sometimes be very helpful, it may not be strong enough for the pain control you are looking for. You might need narcotics and you can only get that by prescription. If you don't have medical insurance you might look into a clinic in your area that provides sliding fee services. Take care. ...Read more

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Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

Bruised, cracked, and broken rib. Should I leave him?

If: If you are implyiing that "he" injured you, then yes, you should get away from such an individual. No one should be abused. (if I am understaning you correctly.) be careful, have a support group - speak to someone i.E social worker, psychologist, the police to make sure you seperate in a manner that will not put you in more jeopardy. ...Read more

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Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

Yes you can.: Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma. A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two.

Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices. ...Read more

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Fell while skiing and heard a crack. Think I broke a rib but no visible bruising. Pain when cough or deep breath but can move around. Any advise?

Fell while skiing and heard a crack. Think I broke a rib but no visible bruising. Pain when cough or deep breath but can move around. Any advise?

Let it heal: Even if you broke a rib, there is nothing to be done about it as long as you have no other symptoms than the ones you described.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Cracked, bruised or broken rib? Not sure, but regular chest X-ray can or cannot tell?

Cracked, bruised or broken rib? Not sure, but regular chest X-ray can or cannot tell?

Need further work: With this, you'll need further work up. A chest ct scan will tell for sure, but the treatment migh be the same: time. It really depends on your situation and what's injured. ...Read more

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Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Rest, NSAIDs: Just make sure you are not in so much pain that you are unable to take good breaths as that can lead to lung issues. If pain is to severe see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment for cracked ribs?

Treatment for cracked ribs?

Meds: Analgesics and antiinflammatories for pain. A throw pillow to brace against and cough once in a whole to decrease risk of pneumonia/ mucus plugging in the lungs. Be patient, it will hurt to breathe deep for many days. ...Read more

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My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?

Hematoma: Your wife has a hematoma of the chest wall.
It hardens over several days and may turn black and blue. You can use warm soaks which may help resolution.. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age, and would be more tender between the ribs. A bruised rib would be more tender directly on the involved rib. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My phone fell ob my chest and there is a bruise 'in' my skin, its painful when I press on it and its red on the top? Any treatments?

My phone fell ob my chest and there is a bruise 'in' my skin, its painful when I press on it and its red on the top? Any treatments?

Contusion: To reduce inflammation for the first 72 hrs after an injury, icing the area for 20 minutes several times per day is recommended. Stop pressing on the injured site - allow it to start healing. ...Read more

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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX.: Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read more

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Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

Son has swelling and bruising at the tip of upper femur, treatment?

See below: Is this the hip/femoral head area? If so, it could be a simple bruise but a fracture is a possibility as well. What was the mechanism of injury. If traumatic, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I have heard that cracked lips might be angular cheilitis. Can someone explain treatment?

I have heard that cracked lips might be angular cheilitis. Can someone explain treatment?

Chelitis: Many conditions and factors can precipitate transient or chronic cheilitis, including overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet and certain systemic diseases. Transient cheilitis typically requires no medical intervention. Treatment for chronic cheilitis depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Bruise on leg from a fall on a scooter, what is the treatment how long does the pain last there is no swelling, just discoloration?

Pain: It depends whether you bruised your muscle oly or had a bone bruise as well. Initiallt iwould use ice packs to reduce the swelling. After 48 hours I would start using hot packs especially if you have only muscle involvement. A bone bruise may take up to 2 months to heal. Discolorationmay take up to a month to clear depending on how ectensive the bruise is. ...Read more

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I seem to be having a lot of issues with a lump or cyst at the top of my butt crack below my lower back. I'm not what they are or treatment.

I seem to be having a lot of issues with a lump or cyst at the top of my butt crack below my lower back. I'm not what they are or treatment.

Pilonidal cyst: It's a common location for a type of cyst called pilonidal cyst. They are often removed, but I don't think it would have to be removed if not painful, red, swollen, growing. ...Read more

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Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Dry skin: Several possibilities come to mind, including chronic dry skin that has a genetic component. Medication reactions and vitamin deficiency can cause cracked lips. The most common cause of dry cracked lips is excessive licking and repeated drying of the skin of the lips. ...Read more

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Sex last night w/cock ring, today feel like a bruise within pubic mound when I stand. No pain to touch. Any thoughts on cause? Treatment? See a doc?

Sex last night w/cock ring, today feel like a bruise within pubic mound when I stand. No pain to touch. Any thoughts on cause? Treatment? See a doc?

Was the cock ring: Too tight? On too long? I think you may find this information helpful - http://www. Sfcityclinic. Org/drk/menshealth22.asp. Read & decide if you need evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the? Treatment for cervical rib?

What is the? Treatment for cervical rib?

Is it symptomatic?: We generally don't treat cervical ribs unless they are causing a problem. If they cause pain or disability, anti inflamatory drugs or manipulation may help. If it is still a problem surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dry cracked heels?

What is best treatment for dry cracked heels?

See a podiatrist: The heels can get quite dry and callused, and cracks in them can be sore and get infected. Self-help measures are regular applications of skin emollients, use of heel cups and cushions to make them more comfortable, and use of a pumice stone to file down excess skin buildup. A podiatrist can offer more options to you. ...Read more