The drugs that help reduce inflammation and pain are called anti-inflammatory medication. The most common anti-inflammatory drugs are Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. They help by blocking prostaglandins, which is the substance that makes us feel pain during an inflammation.
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I have knee pain after meniscus surgery. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had meniscus surgery before two and a half weeks. Still there is a kind of swelling around my knee. I feel little pain outside the knee and also there is still a cracky noise when I bend. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Meniscal injury leads to swelling and pain in the knee joint, so apply ice packs.Use hinged knee brace throughout the day remove it only at night. Apply a crepe bandage of 6 inches below the hinged knee brace from the toe to the mid thigh.Take any over-the-counter availab... Read Full »
My sperm does not liquefy for two hours. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, My sperm does not liquefy for two hours. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be due to semen hyperviscosity (SHV) which is common in 12 to 29 % of men and can lead to male infertility. Semen is composed of proteins essential to the coagulation and liquefaction of semen. Hypofunction of the prostate or seminal vesicles causes increased vis... Read Full »
What causes varicose veins in the penile shaft?
Query: Hi doctor About 11 weeks ago, I had unprotected sex when drunk. I have been tested and all clear. But, from the next day I had throbbing, dull ache on the penis. Then after two weeks, I realized a vein under my shaft on the right side had become inflamed. I can no longer masturbate or touch it witho... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, The problem seems to be acute thrombophlebitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be cured with a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents. If the need arises, then it can be excised with a minor surgery as well. We do not need to worry at... Read Full »
How is facet hypertrophy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and suffering from facet hypertrophy. I have continuous lower back pain. I cannot stand for more than five minutes. I am taking Nuroday daily. I would like to know the treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are 28 years of age and have continuous lower back pain which I think is not responding to the medications and conservative management. Normally at this age, conservative management in the form of anti-inflammatory medications, intens... Read Full »
What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?
Query: Hi doctor, From the last three years, I have severe foot pain. The doctor told me it is because of plantar fasciitis. I took four Cortisone injections, and I wear special boots, but I did not get any relief. So, I took an MRI, and I am attaching my MRI reports with this query. What do the results of... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic plantar fasciitis, which is the cause of the foot pain. The MRI is also supportive of this diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen 200 mg,... Read Full »
Are bumps and peeling skin on my ears due to piercing?
Query: Hi doctor, I got my ears pierced last week. I have small bumps on that site. In my left ear, the skin is peeling. What could it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. The bumps signify there is some local inflammation. If there is associated pain, discharge, pus or fever then you need to take appropriate antibiotics as these are signs of infection. I suggest you to visit your doctor who performed the surgery for physical evaluation. M... Read Full »
I am a 26-year-old male experiencing numbness in the face and pain at the base of the skull. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 year old male non smoker and social drinker experiencing numbness in half of the face and just below the left jaw bone. There is no numbness or facial droop anywhere else in the body. Trying to prevent an emergency room. I have a history of anxiety disorder, panic attacks, gast... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Since when you are having jaw numbness? Do you have any neck pain or history of neck trauma? Considering overall picture, it was unlikely to be a stroke. Firstly, it is less common for one to have stroke at this age group, and with less of ... Read Full »
Can I take Mobizox for foot pain?
Query: Hello doctor, My brother, who is 36 years old, has a lot of pain in the ball of right foot. It is like a sharp pain both on the foot as well as in the toes. He is overweight with 98 kg and he is of height 5 feet 7 inches. He is taking NAC 75 painkiller. But, the pain comes back once he stops eat... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gout is a condition with elevated uric acid levels. It commonly affects great toe rather than ball of foot.Is your brother's great toe swollen along with the pain in the ball of the toe? How long he has been suffering from the pain?Since when he is aware of his uric ac... Read Full »
Why am I having wrist pain after ulnar nerve relocation surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my left wrist for a month now. I had x-rays and a CT scan showing normal, but the pain continues. A few years back, I had ulnar nerve relocation surgery from a fall on ice in the same arm. Could the nerve be the reason I am having this wrist issue? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your wrist region for a month now. Also, you have mentioned previous ulnar nerve transposition surgery. Since your pain is localized to your wrist region, it seems unlikely that your ulnar nerve is involved because neuropathic pain is usua... Read Full »
Does my sore throat look like strep?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from sore throat. Three days ago, it initially started with pain and the redness appeared shortly after. I have had strep about three times now. It hurts when I yawn and swallow. I feel a little dry even though I have been gargling with water. I woke up this morning with a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. With the details you have provided and the photo you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I have come to the conclusion that you are having an acute tonsillopharyngitis. This is the infection of pharynx (upper part of the ... Read Full »