Anti Inflammatory Medications

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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Why has the post-extraction swelling not reduced?

Query: Hi doctor, A couple of months ago, I took out my lower wisdom tooth. There were complications and my inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during the extraction. I dealt with lip and chin numbness for over a month and I still have swelling below my chin in the jaw and neck area. It looks like a dou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not seem to be like plain fluid, but hard to say without a picture. Do you have pain or fever? I would suggest using anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics if you have pain or fever. I know you have used antibiotics before, but I am not sure which ones. Somet...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

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 avai...  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 »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

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, intensive phy...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling behind my last tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a slight swelling on the skin in my mouth near my back teeth. It is slightly bigger than the other side. It has been there since three days. Though it does not hurt, there is some irritation when I eat or drink. I am not aware whether I bumped it while brushing. If so, then it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are having infection in the area and it got swollen. It may be due to food impaction or decay in the area. You should ask your dentist to either do a small surgery to remove the inflamed flap or just some cleaning of the area might be enough...  Read Full »

What causes pain at sesamoid bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a triathlete. Before six months, I suffered from shin splint. I took rest for five months. I am underpronator runner. I consulted for gait analysis and then chose new running shoe Nike Pegasus 31. I feel comfortable and feel less shin pain using it. But, when I run more than five mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic irritation at the site of sesamoid can cause sesamoiditis, which can be a chronic painful condition. There are a few points which I can recommend about the shoes. Narrow toe box predispose to hallux valgus (deformity of the big toe). Sesamoid pain...  Read Full »

What to do for muscle pain on the inner side the left foot which is restricting movements?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a football player and I play wide receiver. Since last week I have been having muscle pain in the inside of my left foot. I cannot fully move my foot up and down. I tried ice and resting but it comes back when I start running. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you may have Tibialis posterior tendonitis or plantar fascia strain. Assuming you have not gone over on your foot and sustained no direct trauma. What sort of level do you play football and do you have a team physio or access to a doctor? Ideal...  Read Full »

Can Nucoxia be taken for a long period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. I have been diagnosed with mechanical low back pain and SI joint pain. My doctor has advised me to take Nucoxia 60 once daily for three months. Is it safe to take Nucoxia an anti-inflammatory medicine for such a long period of three months? Doctor has not prescri...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you have been diagnosed as a case of mechanical back pain. Since your question is specific for Nucoxia, I can tell you that Etoricoxib is actually a COX-2 inhibitor which is definitely safer than conventional NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory...  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 »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

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 ...  Read Full »

Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a basketball game, and someone landed on my leg. Now, I have a grade one sprained ankle. I have a basketball game next week. I want to play, and I am wondering whether my ankle will heal soon? Or if I want to play, should I need to use crutches for a bit? Currently, I am taking tab...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crutches are advised if you cannot be able to beat the weight. If it is the case, then you will be having more than a grade 1 sprain. I will advise you walk without crutches, ice the area, elevate and use a compression bandage. Also, take anti-inflammatory tablets. For mo...  Read Full »

What causes pain in penis after masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, My query relates to two protruding veins, on the left side of the penis shaft. The area is quite painful. This occurred, I guess, due to vigorous masturbation. I would like to hear your advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Veins are normally present in the penis, and they get dilated and prominent during an erection. But, they are never painful unless there is an injury or inflammation. Kindly send me a picture to help me diagnose. You are likely to get relief if you abstain from sexual...  Read Full »

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