Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) drug used during pain, fever, and inflammation. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain caused by conditions like headaches, arthritis, toothache, muscle sprain, menstrual cramps, etc. It is also used for patent ductus arteriosus, which a condition caused when the ductus arteriosus fails to close at birth.

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Can I take Ibuprofen when already on Flunarizine drug for my migraines?

Query: Hello doctor,I have currently been prescribed to take tablet Flunarizine 5 mg. I just started taking this medicine three weeks ago (after two years of not taking it, I do not have headache problems), so the full effects may not be fully here yet. The doctor suggested taking it for five days then two...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is too early for tablet Flunarizine to completely prevent headaches, so it is pretty common to have headaches at a lower frequency and intensity. I would suggest that it is fine to take tablet Acetaminophen or tablet Ibuprofen during heada...  Read Full »

It hurts to bite. What can be the reason and what medication can be taken?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I got hit in my mouth, and this has affected my front teeth. It hurt when I bite down or touch it. I am seeing my dentist tomorrow. Do you have any idea what this is in the meantime?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. If it hurts to bite, then there can be many causes. A few of them are listed here. It can be just a minor injury that can heal in a few days. There can be a fracture in the crown or root of the teeth. If there is mobility, there can be either tooth or alveolar...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing intense stomach or back pain which is getting worse. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing intense stomach or back or abdomen pain. Each “episode” gets worse and worse. It goes all up my back, and my stomach feels like it is being squeezed or suffocated. When I stand up, there is pressure pushing down from the top of my stomach. I am nauseous and ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, you most probably have gastritis or peptic ulcer in your stomach, which is caused by a disturbance in stomach acidity. Provide me with some details: Do you use a lot of painkillers like Ibuprofen? Is it worse or better after taking meals? Have ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain in both outer and inner vagina during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am newly married. We had sex four to five times till now. Last time when we had sex, she started feeling pain in both outer and inner vagina. She feels like peeing, but actually, it is not. Kindly suggest for a better solution and any precautions that can be taken before intercourse.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the available description, it appears that due to inexperience there is little effort for foreplay which is leading to less excitement and resultant problems. It is most important to devote more time for foreplay and excite her before attempting intercourse. It is ...  Read Full »

Severe Pain In My Xiphoid Process

Query: Hi doctor,I think it is weird, but my xiphoid process has come out. It is paining a lot. I am 18 years old. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have xiphodynia, and it means pain and tenderness in the xiphoid process. Following are the common causes regarding pain in the xiphoid process. Trauma or injury to the xiphoid area. Bone disease. Emphysema-like respiratory problem. Cardiac problems. L...  Read Full »

Can I take Carisoprodol as I am allergic to Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am allergic to Ibuprofen. Can I take Carisoprodol?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxant barbiturate compound. Do not use it if you are allergic to Meprobamate, Tybamate or Mebutamate or Carisoprodol itself. However, Ibuprofen allergy is not a contraindication for use of Carisoprodol as they are different line of...  Read Full »

I have white patches in the throat, but the strep test was negative. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Two weeks ago, I developed white patches in the throat. I do not feel a sore throat, but there is slight discomfort, runny nose, and cough. I think it is due to cold. Also, I feel body pain for the past three days. I was tested for strep, and the rapid strep test was negative. The white...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By looking at the history and symptoms, a few things come to my list of differential diagnosis. Before that, I would like to know a few things like whether it is associated with difficulty in swallowing, headache, neck stiffness, etc. As you mentioned you have already t...  Read Full »

I accidentally put some weight on my injured ankle and it hurts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I broke my ankle two weeks ago and had surgery. I went for a checkup after two weeks and the doctor took off the cast and put me in an airboot. But, when I was out, I accidentally put a bit of weight on the ankle with the boot on. It did not hurt that much at that time. After getting h...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you put weight on it, you need to get a check X-ray done. Get an X-ray of the affected ankle joint in AP (anterioposterior) and lateral views and follow up. Continue the same medicines. Use a walker or crutches if you want. Sit in the bathroom and take ...  Read Full »

My 10 month old son has a fever one and a half hours after giving Meftal-P. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 10 month old son had a fever of 101.3 degree Celsius one and a half hours after giving him 5 ml of Meftal P.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when is your child having fever? Meftal-P (Mefenamic acid)5 ml is a higher dose. I suggest you give him Ibugesicplus (a combination ofIbuprofen and Paracetamol) 4 ml for fever. This can be repeated every six hours. Check his temperature 45 minutes after giving ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with slipped disc L4-L5, and my sciatic nerve is pressed. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am diagnosed with slip disc L4-L5 and my sciatic nerve is pressed. Due to which I am finding difficulty to walk and sit. My left foot is numb. I have a lot of pain and stiffness in my calf and thighs. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. Clinically, you have sciatica for sure. But, radiologically the compression is not so severe that I have to advise you surgery (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest a conservative trial first, Consult your sp...  Read Full »

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