Pain Killer

Painkillers, otherwise called pain relievers, are drugs used to relieve pain, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, toothache, and joint pain. The most commonly used group of drugs as painkillers are NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), which includes Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Diclofenac, etc. Opioids are a more potent group of painkillers.

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What is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for the past four years and it was diagnosed six months ago. I feel excruciating pain in my lower and upper limb joints and I am not feeling relief even after taking NSAIDs. I was given steroids and penicillin, and it did not work properly. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A diagnosed case of rheumatoid arthritis on biological agent, still having pain needs to evaluated in detail. Pain can originate from muscle, nerves, or joints. The odd point is diarrhea for a month and it needs to be evaluated. It can be due to drug-related or disease-...  Read Full »

Can I take the tablets Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for severe pain and swelling in my lower front teeth and gums?

Query: Hello doctor,I have pain in my lower front teeth. I do not know what has happened, but there is a swelling on the gums. I have Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen tablets with me. Can I take them to control my pain? I have an appointment with my dentist tomorrow. I cannot wait for a day with this deadly pain....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The teeth ache and swelling in the gums can be due to an infection in the apical region or gums. I suggest you take antibiotics and pain killers for three days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent). If you have already...  Read Full »

Can you please help my father heal from continuous hip pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having a continuous pain in his hip for the past four months. The pain can only be ease by consuming painkillers. The pain has prevented him from walking by himself. Most of the time, he cannot sleep throughout the night because of the pain. He is a diabetic and on regular In...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities, joint pain or nerve pain like sciatica. There can be multiple problems in the joint like age-related degeneration or arthritis, so we need to evaluate. What kind of pain is it? Is it a burning or pins and needles kind of pain? Does it trav...  Read Full »

Can dry socket be the reason for the bad smell and pain in the wisdom tooth extraction socket?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two wisdom teeth removed a week ago, and I still have some pain in the lower left extraction site. If I touch near the extraction site with a finger and then smell my finger, there is definitely a bad smell. I have controlled this with using another finger to touch the same place...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. As per the symptoms and image attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like the extraction site is not healing as it appears empty. Yes, it looks like a dry socket, but a clinical examination is a must. You should not wait ...  Read Full »

Can you please help me with the aching tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old, and one of my teeth is paining. My dentist did not prescribe any medicine to take the infection out of the tooth.  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. An infection from a tooth cannot be removed with medication alone and taking antibiotics can temporarily reduce infection, but it can recur any time. So, my suggestion to you is that you should consult a dentist and get an x-ray of your tooth done. ...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female. I have been on pain killers for the past year, will I have any pregnancy complications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female, and I have anterolisthesis. I have pain in my leg and lower back L5-S1. I have been on pain medication for the past year. Now I am pregnant, just confirmed. Can I continue my pregnancy? Or will I have complications in pregnancy and delivery? Please suggest if I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anterolisthesis can have some complications in pregnancy, like more pain. But not specific to pregnancy itself. You can surely continue with the pregnancy. Please answer the following questions, 1) What is your grade of spondylolisthesis? 2) Have you done an x-ray before...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for swelling and pain in my right wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female, and I was diagnosed with RA late last year. It has been persistent in my wrists this year. I was told to take Zycel 200 mg, but I feel something else could be wrong, as the pain and swelling are only in the wrists, more in the right hand. In my country, we do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, then it is possible the swelling in the wrists is due to it. And moreover, we need to step up the treatment as only Zycel (Celecoxib) 200 mg is not enough to control it. It would be better if one could ...  Read Full »

What are the reason for persistent chest pain, shortness of breath, and upper back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a potential blood clot but, a chest CT came back clear. I still have chest pain and upper back pain as well as shortness of breath. What could this be? They said it was potentially a muscular or skeletal pain but, I get pain on the left side especially. They suggested pain killer...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. Any chest pain that increases with body movements such as coughing, sneezing, or picking up an object is not from the heart and is usually from the muscles surrounding the chest wall or sometimes the outer covering of the lung called pleura. ...  Read Full »

My tooth pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches. Kindly advice.

Query: Hi doctor, I got both my wisdom teeth extracted a week ago. My doctor prescribed Ketorol, as a painkiller. But, this medicine is not helping me much and the pain is getting worse after the removal of stitches, which was done today. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry that your pain has not subsided over this period. I would like to advice you that reduction of pain not only depends on the medicines, but also on effective infection control, oral hygiene maintenance, and rest. You can ask your doctor to switch the painkill...  Read Full »

How to recover from plantar fasciitis and hip pain?

Query: Hello, I am 60 years old. I have had plantar fasciitis for one year and two months. It is getting better, but I wanted a second opinion on my MRI done two months ago. Also, for the past two weeks, I have had hip pain from the groin to the outer part of the hip in a semi-circle. It is painful to get...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As far as the plantar fasciitis is concerned, there is evidence on the MRI suggesting some edema on the plantar fascia's attachment to the calcaneum. As you are getting better, ...  Read Full »

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