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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 still having swelling and pain after four days of tetanus injection. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a dog scratch on my foot. So, I took tetanus injection on my upper arm after which I was feeling pain and swelling on my upper arm which remains to continue for four days. What is the cause of swelling and what should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. TT (tetanus toxoid) injection can cause mild side effect, like swelling in the injection site, pain, redness. However, the side effect can last from four days to seven days. If the swelling still persists please get back to your doctor to have...  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 having throat pain after taking two Paracetamol 500 mg. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two Paracetamol 500 mg and I started feeling a sharp pain in the throat. Is that normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sharp pain in the throat is suggestive of acute pharyngitis case. To get relief from inflammation and pain, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Paracetamol can be prescribed. You can take Paracetamol that is available to you. Now for congestion relief, decong...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy after taking Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, and I weigh 135 lbs and 5.4 feet tall. I take birth control pills every night, along with two 500 mcg Biotin and two 500 mg cranberry pills. Tonight, I had a headache, so I accidentally took two 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets without thinking about it. I feel extremel...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You do not need to worry about any of these symptoms. Let me explain. Biotin and cranberry are health supplements, they do not affect the body adversely. Birth control pills, regularize the hormonal status in the body. So, they have no effect too. But few of the side e...  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 »

I have rheumatoid arthritis. Can it cause childlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old female, and I have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I am concerned about the inflammation and its impact on my joints. Can you explain how inflammation occurs in rheumatoid arthritis and what treatment options are available to manage it? I have heard t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The impact on joints solely depends upon the disease activity. You have multiple medications that are used to control inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory dr...  Read Full »

My calf muscles got injured after an accident. What to 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 »

Does an increase in uric acid and creatinine levels indicate a damaged kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male. From the past three months, I was suffering from typhoid. Now, I have pain in knees, sole, back, and wrist joints. The test reports show high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) 7.67, eGFR 68, folate 2, uric acid 7.7, creatinine 1.02, total cholesterol 211, tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that you had typhoid three months back, and now have features of large joint arthritis. With this profile, it seems to be reactive arthritis. If you have heel pain, which is more in the morning once you get up from the bed and put your feet on the ground,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a remedy for my spinal stenosis and leg pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I have spinal stenosis from last five years. I took a lot of medicine but the problem remains same. Pain also includes my legs down, foot, hips and standing more than ten minutes cannot bear. Please tell me the only best solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For spinal stenosis, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol can be prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation. Physiotherapy is also beneficial. For neurological pain, Pregabalin can be prescribed. Reduce weight if obese through exercise an...  Read Full »

I am experiencing migraine and prodrome symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing migraines, including prodrome symptoms, and I am exploring treatment options. Can you provide personalized insights into migraine treatments, including medications or implants, considering my specific symptoms, pain levels, and any other factors that might in...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am sure having migraine can be exhausting. I am here to help you. Based on the information you have provided, I can provide some general guidance on migraine treatments. Migraines are a common neurological disorder characterized by rec...  Read Full »

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