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What To Take For Pain
Had a cyst removed from head today an couple of stiches and dr did not tell me what to take for pain and now head is hurting, what's best for pain?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: If you only had couple of superficial stitches, the pain can not be too bad. Most of patients do not require anything for pain. But if it is hurting you may take over the counter pain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as long as you are not allergic to these and there is no other contraindications. If still hurts see you doctors as it may be related to head injury rather than stitches. ...Read more
I'm taking aspirin ec and need to know what to take for pain. Had knee replacement 5 weeks ago. Is Tylenol (acetaminophen) only OTC option?
Most likely: All other OTC pain meds have anti inflammatory medication Taking aspirin along with them could increase your risk of bleeding and other complications ...Read more
Not enough info: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Ask doctor or dentist: There are ointments you can use to help with canker sores, but you first have to discuss this with your PCP/or dentists, will you really know well and who can advise you as to which prescription would be better for you to take right now. ...Read more
Why should you have: There is little reason to have pain during chemo? It is a myth that some ignorant people can pass on to you. Giving chemotherapy is like taking intravenous fluids via your vein. Chemo does not hurt although placing a needle in the vein does sting for a few minutes, but chemo itself is painless! ...Read more
Had my discogram today... The pain was unbearable. 10/10 pain scale... How long will this last...What should I take for pain?
After diskogram: After these diagnostic injections, expect some pain for several days from aggravation of your problem--that's the purpose of the test after all. Narcotic meds are helpful afterward. Also, your doc may inject a steroid medication and/or local anesthetic at the same time which should help lessen the pain. Steroid medications may take a couple days. Rest, ice/heat, nsaid's also may help. ...Read more
See doctor: When you are pregnant, you are under the care of your ob/gyn, you need to check with your OB what is allowed and what is not recommended. In general, esp the first trimester (12 weeks) you should not take any med because this is the time for development of your baby. Again, it is best to see your OB and inquire about any meds. ...Read more
Not enough info: Where is the pain? If it is joint pain, is the joint swollen? Provide more specifics. ...Read more
What can I take for pain that I'm having caused by a hole in my upper left tooth/back. Also I'm having a problem dedicating. What OTC should I take.
Have it evaluated: You can certainly take the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen which will help. A bigger questions is what is the cause? If there is swelling or firmness of the gland, you need to have it evaluated. It may be just a local infection. But you want to make sure it is not a manifestation of something more serious such as a tumor. Lymphomas in particular cause swelling of the neck glands. ...Read more
Stretch and Exercise: At your age, I would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, I would consider evaluation by your doctor for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more
Find the cause.: If these deposits are painful, they must have been there awhile. Your first priority should be to find out why they are present in the first place. A significant underlying disease, such as scleroderma, could be causing them. Once you find the cause, you can then talk about your treatment options. ...Read more
Here are some...: Phenazopyridine is the most commonly used OTC drug to ease UTI-related burning and painful symptoms. How to handle UTI? Please go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & the related topics in the category of UTI as self-explanatorily shown on the HOME of www. ForMeFirst. Com. Best wish... ...Read more
A dose of reality: An abscess is a an acute infection and can lead to hospitalization or even death if left untreated. You need to seek treatment. Antibiotics and pain medication might help temporarily, but without treating the source of the infection, it will return and often more aggressively. ...Read more
I am taking an aspirin a day per my cardiologist. What can you take for pain? (ex. After a workout)
Options but...: Since you are seeing a cardiologist, that is the Dr. That should be providing you this advice. ...Read more
I sliced the top of my finger. I went to urgent care bc it wouldn't quit bleeding. What can I take for pain?
Pain relievers such: As acetominophen (tylenol), Ibuprofen (motrin), Naproxen (aleve) are all good choices as long as you have no allergies or sensitivities to these. If the wound is still trying to bleed, acetominophen is your better choice as it will not "thin" the blood as the others can and contribute to bleeding. ...Read more
27 years old female (asian), diagnosed with a fatty liver having sgpt level of 315. I don't drink or smoke. What can I take for pain and discomfort?
Maybe new diagnosis?: In my experience, simple fatty liver seldom causes liver function tests to elevate to the degree you describe (what is the "normal" range for your lab?) how long have your tests been high? Have you had a liver biopsy? Have your doctors ruled out mitigating factors for macrovesicular fat: infectious, nutritional, metabolic, drug and substance-related? Is your fatty liver microvesicular instead? ...Read more
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