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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of drugs that are used to treat pain and inflammation. Painkillers like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Diclofenac belong to this group. The most commonly used medicine for fever that is Paracetamol is also an NSAID.

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I am a 17-year-old who got trapped under a vehicle and my calf muscles got injured. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old teenager who is 6'2" tall and weighs 170 lbs. Yesterday, my calf got trapped under an ATV for about 20 to 30 seconds. Today, I am able to walk on it, and there is minimal discomfort except when touched, but it remains considerably swollen. Despite the suggestion agai...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After examining the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient identity), I suggest that you use ice compression for 20 minutes on the swollen area every other hour to aid in recovery. Additionally, elevating the leg can help to reduce swelling, and taking a ...  Read Full »

Can taking NSAIDs become a reason for my heart failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I read that NSAIDs can cause heart failure. For the past four years, I have used NSAIDs but not regularly, which means I used it for a week whenever the doctor suggested. After that, I stopped taking it. I take it for two days, usually when I feel any pain. Will these affect in future?...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is better to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). I suggest you find out the underlying cause of your pain and treat it. I hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health. Thanks...  Read Full »

Is it possible to treat pain while walking through physiotherapy or medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old with weight 194.00 lb and height 5'10". I suffer from moderate hypertension and diabetes since last eight years but always in control of medicines. Last year I had undergone angiography as an age-based test and symptom of pain on starting walking short distance a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivam Om Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate your detailed history. The symptoms you have described are suggestive of neurogenic claudication due to the neuro-foraminal stenosis and disc bulges in the spine. If the pain is the prominent symptom, then conservative therapy should be done first. But if yo...  Read Full »

Why am I having right knee pain without injury for more than a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an issue with my right knee. A few months back, I woke up with mild pain in my right knee. I do not recall whether doing any sports or falling or hitting anything caused it. I ignored it for a few months until it became annoying. The pain was not much, and it caused more discomfort...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the information. Since there are very few sections of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that you have shared, I cannot comment on the status of the ligaments and joints (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, there are no reports g...  Read Full »

I am getting pain in the middle of my chest on sudden movement. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting pain in the middle of my chest when I put pressure on it such as while sleeping when I suddenly wake up or turn around. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Costochondritis is the most common cause of sternum pain. It occurs when the cartilage between the sternum and ribs becomes inflamed and irritated. Try the following methods. 1. Ice pack to your chest. 2. You can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Ibuprof...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old with a degenerative disc in my lower back. What activities should I avoid?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old and have degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I am experiencing pain while sitting, standing, and arching my back, but it becomes better while moving. I have also undergone MRI scans. I am physically active and want to know what activities I should discontinue t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. You mentioned that you are suffering from degenerative disc disease but you are only 24 years old. Have you missed mentioning information regarding an injury that leads to degenerative disc disease developme...  Read Full »

Can Librax help with my upper abdominal cramps due to pancreatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with repeated pancreatitis. The advised diet is working to decrease cramps, gas, and belly bloating. I have one question. Is there any medicine to reduce the cramps especially in the upper abdomen? My last blood check showed normal levels of amylase and lipase enzymes,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diet does play an important role in symptoms for a patient with pancreatitis. So better avoid fatty, fried, and fermented meals. Also, keep away from alcohol. As far as medicines concerned for relief of cramps in the upper abdomen, any analgesic like Acetaminophen c...  Read Full »

How can I cure my lower back pain due to weight-lifting?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lower back pain. I believe it occurred when I was lifting stuff in the house. I am 30 years old, 5.58 feet, and weigh about 198.41 Ibs. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have caused a sprain of muscles or a ligament of the lower back due to trauma which is causing pain. You need to start NSAIDs and muscle relaxants for a few days and, if possible an X-ray LS spine (lumbosacral) to look for bone architecture. Avoid forward bending...  Read Full »

Nausea and stomach pain after taking Panadol.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 27 years old, 110 lbs, 5'3 feet. Just before sleeping at 11:30 AM, I took two Panadol advance pills and one Muscerol 3 pill altogether. I have not eaten for the last five hours earlier. Later that night, I woke up around 2 AM feeling nausea which lasted for a few minutes...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubin Dev Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The drugs that you mentioned all contain NSAIDs. These drugs are known to damage stomach mucosal lining and cause gastritis. I would suggest to minimise these drugs. You can use some over-the-counter antacids like Pantoprazole or Ranitidine available at stores along ...  Read Full »

What causes acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to inquire what are the causes and possible treatment for acid reflux?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello. Welcome to The common causes of peptic ulcer disease are H pylori infection, Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), drugs other than NSAIDs such as Tetracycline, Iron tablets, potassium supplements and Bisphosphonates, Zollinger Ellison syndrome, and carcinoid tumors. T...  Read Full »

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