Naproxen

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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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

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I took Naproxen for my headache. Why is it not working?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from unilateral headache for the last two months. I had an eye examination and that was fine. My blood tests were all normal. I have seen three doctors, my GP and two hospital doctors, who all say it is likely a benign headache or tension-type headache of some description. ...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Naproxen is no longer helping because the enzymes in your liver has learnt to degrade the drug quickly. It usually happens when you take such drugs for a longer time. Since there is no vomiting, you can wait till your next scheduled visit. If there is vomiting, then you h...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for low intensity recurrent headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently have recurring headaches. Some a little intense and some not. I usually just take Paracetamol and the pain goes away. Last night, the pain started at top of my head but mostly on the left side. The pain eases when I try to massage my head but what is different was the pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra K Shah

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the given information I think you are having a migraine. Please tell me what is the current frequency of headache per month? Additionally please answer the following questions. Do you have nausea or vomiting like sensation with a headache? Is it a throbbing type...  Read Full »

What is the dosage of Naxdom 500 for a pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. I have been suffering from a migraine for over five to six years or more. I have been sensitive to light since childhood. I used to take Migranil initially. Around two years ago, I met a neurologist and he advised me Amitone at night and Naxdom 500 in case of emerge...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are classically suggestive of a migraine only. Now, migraine can be well controlled with medicines and lifestyle changes. My choice remains Amitone (Amitryptiline) along with Flunarizine. Side effect profile of Amitone contains mostly sedation and weight g...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have a swelling around her left clavicular area?

Query: Hello doctor, My 37 year old wife was infected by some virus a month ago. She ran a fever of around 100 to 102 F for four days. She was treated for the flu, so the fever went away on the fifth day, but she had a very noticeable swelling around the left clavicular area. Her blood work showed normal W...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears like a pyomyositis, a bacterial infection of muscle, probably of the pectoral muscle. It is usually seen in immunosuppressed patients. You mentioned she is receiving Prednisone, it could be due to this. What is the reason for ...  Read Full »

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