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Can nonprescription medicines help relieve the pain?
2 doctors weighed in

In brief: YES and NO
Not sure what kind of pain you are referring to, but it depends on the type, intensity, duration and your tolerance to pain.
A doctor should be sought out before taking otc meds because you might be masking other underlying ailments.

In brief: YES and NO
Not sure what kind of pain you are referring to, but it depends on the type, intensity, duration and your tolerance to pain.
A doctor should be sought out before taking otc meds because you might be masking other underlying ailments.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management
In brief: OTC Help
Absolutely. For a minor acute problem an otc such as advil (ibuprofen) can work well to reduce the swelling and thus the pain.
Do not continue for mare than 3 to 5 days since overuse can cause other problems and may be masking a greater problem. See a specialist if the otc's do not help in just a few days. Your pcp is a great resource here. For more chronic issues see a reputable pain management speciali.

In brief: OTC Help
Absolutely. For a minor acute problem an otc such as advil (ibuprofen) can work well to reduce the swelling and thus the pain.
Do not continue for mare than 3 to 5 days since overuse can cause other problems and may be masking a greater problem. See a specialist if the otc's do not help in just a few days. Your pcp is a great resource here. For more chronic issues see a reputable pain management speciali.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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