Ibuprofen

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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What does a small lump on my neck mean?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have discovered a small lump on the right side of my neck. I am usually the person who starts worrying and gets paranoid whenever I discover something like this. I used to do it all the time with my glands. It feels like a gland, but it is slightly bigger and more tender than...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible for you to upload a picture of your neck or for the fact any picture from the internet highlighting that area? It seems like it might be a swollen gland, which can happen even with common cold or flu. But, it is hard to confirm without a picture and...  Read Full »

Should I continue icing my swollen lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a swollen lip for one week due to a fall. I have been icing it for every 15 minutes. I feel that the swelling is more now. Should I continue icing?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, do not ice more. If possible, show it to your doctor. I want to make sure that there is no foreign body, infection or deep laceration. You may need more care, possible antibiotics and get a tetanus vaccination if you had not had one lately. Can you share a picture...  Read Full »

Why did my friend fall sick after cocaine abuse?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend abused weed, alcohol and cocaine in a span of 20 days. Last two days he had cocaine twice, even though that was the first time and did not sleep. Then, he travelled and became sick with 104 degree fever, cough, swollen tonsils and right knee numbness. His blood test result showe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very much concerned about acquiring diseases that could be transmitted through contaminated needles namely HIV, hepatitis B and C. He may be exposed to EBV infection (Epstein-Barr virus) or just acute tonsillitis due to strep throat or other viral infection (Influ...  Read Full »

Why does my wife keep coughing at midnight?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife keeps coughing at midnight and has breathing problem sometimes. So, doctor suggested an x-ray. I am attaching the report here for your reference. I tried searching information online and got some details, but want to know the exact cause, stage and treatment. So, please guide me. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be very helpful if you would share how long she has the symptoms of cough. Also, did she have any associated symptoms like fever, body ache? Did they bring up phlegm? Is there any history of weight loss or change in appetite? I assume that your symptom...  Read Full »

I have swelling in the hip region after lifting heavy tile. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, First, let me clarify that I have been to a doctor for this problem already. But, the clinic is closed right now and I will not be able to get the diagnosis for a couple of days. But, waiting without knowing the cause is troubling me. So, I am asking for my peace of mind and also to have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have an over use injury to your abdominal muscles. This happened during the heavy tile lifting.   Read Full »

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

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 »

What is tablet Myospaz used for?

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago I was involved in a domestic fight and suffered a hit on the area below my right breast. I had a chest x-ray done and it revealed no rib injury. Currently, I am taking Myospaz tablets. Even after taking the medicines for three weeks, I am still experiencing so much pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest a follow up x-ray in different views to look for rib fracture. This can very well be costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage) due to trauma. Try using Ibuprofen 600 mg twice daily as needed for pain along with Myospaz (Chlorzoxazone). Revert back wi...  Read Full »

From my MRI, kindly explain about my knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a runner, and I am facing knee pain on my left leg since the last two months. I consulted an orthopedician and got an MRI as well, but there is nothing abnormal. But, I still have pain. I am a diabetic and on medicine for that alone. I have attached the MRI reports for reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have sprain or strain on your knee and is also demonstrated by the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What did you take for pain relief? Are you wearing a brace? Did you do any physical therapy? Revert with the details to an internal ...  Read Full »

Do I have osteoarthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My BMI is normal. I am fairly active on my feet all day because of work and I used to walk instead of transport. I was a lot more active when I was younger. I used to dance for roughly 20 hours a week and swim five hours a week. Since I have got older and due to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does seem like osteoarthritis, but I would suggest ruling out rheumatological diseases as well and check vitamin D and repeat it. For your shoulder I would like to know how much is your range of motion.   Read Full »

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