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Treatment For Bruised Or Cracked Ribs
What's the home treatment for a cracked lower rib near the backbone? No insurance, certain there's not much a doctor can do for it. No bruising @ 34hr?
Cracked rib: Time will heal it, for pain, analgesics, ice or heat will help. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My wife has abad bruise on the chest. Starting to get hard, how recommend treatment. Its been about 36 hours?
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
I crashed my chest forcefully onto the dipping bar while exercising. What kind of stretching/therapy would you recommend for a bruised rib/sternum?
Not much: Really just time will heal this. No stretches or other exercises will heal a bruise or contusion to the chest area. ...Read more
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
Pain in the chest. Popping sound, 3months, X-ray ECG normal. No swelling. Not tender. Not hearburn. Feels like behind sternum. Treatment? Prognosis?
Osteopathic lesion: You need to find a DO to give you an osteopathic treatment ...Read more
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?
Time: This will disappear over the next 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
My 2 year daughter is limping an bruised the top part of her foot she doesn't want to put weight on it what is the treatment for this injuiry?
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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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
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
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.
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?
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
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