Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). It is used to treat moderate to severe pain in conditions like menstrual cramps, fever, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis.

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What is the prompt treatment for pressure and numbness on the temple?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I have pressure on the left temple and numbness for ten days. But no other symptoms. It begins from the upper ear until the left temple sometimes it affects the upper cheek. I have anxiety and stress. Could it be something serious? It does not reduce with Paracetamol...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your problems. There is pressure in the left temple for ten days. Is the pressure associated with nausea or vomiting? Is the pressure throbbing in nature? Are there any aggravating factors for this pressure? How do you sleep and eat these days?...  Read Full »

Could taking Naproxen affect heart?

Query: Hi Some advice please I was prescribed naproxen 500mg twice a day but I only take a tablet every 2-3 days when I get pain in my elbow and shoulder? Are naproxen safe? I read side effects like no good for your heart etc? I also take a lansparole 15mg tablet in the mornings? I have been taking napro...  Read Full »

Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Paediatrician, Community Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello. Greetings. Thanks for your query. No u don't have any heart effect as you are a young adult and you may have any heart problem. Do u experienced any heart problem before? If no then you can take Naproxen whenever u experiences pain with anti ulcerant coverage. Yes you can take lansoprazole ...  Read Full »

Can black cumin seeds intake cause tightness in head with abnormal electrical signals?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I am using a mobile phone and the internet, I feel some tightness in my brain. Eventually, it changed to a disturbance in my thinking process, and I can feel uncontrolled electric signals. At that time, I cannot control myself. Is it a seizure? I am using black cumin seed for...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. What exactly does happens when you get those uncontrolled electrical signals? Do you get some abnormal involuntary movements of your arms or legs? How long does this electrical signal last? Do you get unconscious when you get ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my one-sided throbbing headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like you to read my MRI images. I have a headache, tightening of jaw, strained muscles at the back of the neck for the past two weeks. I am currently on Levothyroxine and Progesterone.  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had a look at your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the images look normal without any pathology. The headache could be because of several causes of your age. Is the headache one-sided? Is it thr...  Read Full »

Is occasional sharp pain on the back of the head connected with ear or wisdom tooth infection?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am experiencing some sharp pains that come and go in one specific spot on the right part on the back of my head (it is around the headband area). The pain is not that severe and does not stay long, but I am worried about what it could be. It also aches a bit if I touch it...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of occipital neuralgia which is caused by an irritation of the occipital nerve, which lies in this region. It can be caused by a wrong position during sleep or a prolonged wrong posture on the computer or smartphone. I recommend using ...  Read Full »

I am getting recurrent headache. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My head is aching for almost five days now. I always take Paracetamol, and it goes away, but after 30 minutes it is aching again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are almost over 100 causes of headache but only about 5-10% of them are really troubling and may become severe. Well, to know the exact cause which is causing your headache I need some more history about your condition. Are there any kind of stress you are ...  Read Full »

How is increased uric acid treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Since yesterday morning, I have been having an acute pain and stiffness in the joint of the big toe on the left foot. Also, there is a little amount of swelling. The symptoms are similar to elevated uric acid levels. Four years ago, I had a spike in uric acid levels. I have given my samp...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. I suggest tablet Naproxen 500 mg twice daily and tablet Indomethacin 50 mg three times daily. These are generic names. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her ...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been suffering from joint pains for the past two days. She is 21 years old. We got married last month. Her symptoms are light and she also has headache.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through the details you have posted. To know the diagnosis of joint pain I need to know some details. Which joints are most involved? Is there any swelling and tenderness? Is there severe pain on movement of involved joints? There are many causes for joint ...  Read Full »

Why do I have headaches even after having a normal vision and good sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from throbbing, dull pain in my left eye, which is shooting down to the left nostril. I feel pressure when I bend forward and also some discharge from the nose with a salty taste. I am getting the pain while watching television and when working in the computer. I am having ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the details that you have posted. The differential diagnosis for your problem would be as follows. First is frontal sinusitis, as you have told there is pain when you press above left eye. Normally, frontal sinus drains into the nasal cavity in ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my sharp low back pain followed by lifting weight?

Query: Hello doctor, About six months ago, I developed pain in my lower back mainly in my waistline towards the right side. I visited a doctor and we tried PT but it did not work. I then scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor, however, it was canceled dude to COVID-19. A couple of days ago, I was lif...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You will need some investigations to confirm the cause. However, the likely possibility is lumbar spondylosis with nerve compressions. Most importantly, you should avoid heavy activities, lifting heavy weights, etc. You will need an x-ray of spine AP (anteroposteri...  Read Full »

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