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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My 15-year-old son playing tuba in the band has earache in both ears. What should he do?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old and plays tuba in the band. He has been playing for three years before this year. Four months ago, he got the first earache he has ever had on both sides. We took Ibuprofen, a decongestant, got antibiotic drops, and Prednisone. It worked, and since then, he has had ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Excessive continuous blowing through the tube can harm the middle ear. But the complaint that you are describing is related to the external ear. I can advise you to do some investigations such as tympanometry to assess the middle ear condition, ... Read Full »
How to help my daughter's stomach pain with mesenteric lymphadenopathy?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. She weighs about 26.4 pounds. She is getting stomach pain for the last one week. I consulted a doctor and advised Cyclopam syrup and Lanzol junior 15 mg tablet for five days. But after finishing this course, she is also getting stomach pain in the evening or th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we need to find the cause of pain? This could be functional or secondary to some illnesses. Did you look for constipation, vomiting, or urine complaints? How are her activities? Is there any problem during sleep? Please reply. Read Full »
What is the treatment for abscesses, which look like an insect bite?
Query: Hello doctor,I have two abscesses, which look like an insect bite with a dark spot at the center. Both abscesses are hot to touch with acute pain. One of them is filled with pus and has started to drain slowly. I have attached the photos.Please suggest some medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would not be an insect bite unless it appeared overnight. After reviewing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like an infection of the hair follicle. For such a skin infection, overweight and diabetes are the risk factors. I ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have been suffering from a fever for the last week. The doctor told me that I was suffering from typhoid. He suggested PECEF Duo 200, Penxo-D, and Zall-XP. I have attached the reports. I have used these medicines for the last three days, but I still have a temper... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) do show high titers of Salmonella typhi O and H antigens. The treatment offered with antibiotics, Cefpodoxime 200 mg twice a day, is to be taken ideally for 10 days along with Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperi... 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 »
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 compound... Read Full »
How do I reduce the dull pain in my hamstring?
Query: Hi doctor, I am doing dance for a year and a half now. After dance class I used to do stretching. Since Monday, I am feeling a dull pain in my right hamstring and quad. It was uncomfortable for me to walk up and down the stairs. So, I applied ice and took Ibuprofen. Then throughout the day the pain ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial goal of treatment is to reduce pain and swelling. To accomplish this, I recommend you to do the following. Take a break from strenuous activities to allow the injury to heal. Use a cane or crutches to avoid putting your full weight on your injured leg. ... Read Full »
Can Ibuprofen lower the platelet count?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a hair transplant with 1500 grafts. That means about 3500 1 mm holes were made in my neck area (beard) and scalp and formed crusts and healed. Following my transplant (30 hours later), I had a normal white blood count but platelets were very low (60000), after one week my platel... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hereby, I am giving you opinion regarding your case. Platelet has seven to 10 days lifespan but it is produced from megakaryocytes continuously. Surgery or wound healing like in hair transplantation will not reduce platelet count. If following surgery infection occu... 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 »
I have burned myself with boiling sugar. Please suggest a treatment.
Query: Hi doctor, I have burned myself with boiling sugar and kept it in water, but it is unbearable, and I have no idea what to do. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that you have burned yourself with boiling sugar. Burns can be quite painful and range from mild to severe. Here are some immediate steps you can take to help alleviate the pain and promote healing: 1. Hold the affected ar... Read Full »
What are the reasons to get headache while talking?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel headache much often during interaction with anyone. Is this some illness and what is the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have not mentioned in detail about the headache, it is difficult to diagnose with limited case history. However, I will try to discuss the various causes and the treatment. Temperomandibular joint disorder : Common symptoms include pain in face, jaw joint a... Read Full »