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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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I recently had a dental procedure, which has caused my TMJ disorder to flare up. Can I use Co-codamol tablets for pain relief?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a dental procedure last week and was prescribed two 5mg Diazepam tablets to take prior to the procedure. The last dose of Diazepam I took was on Tuesday morning, which was five days ago. I would like to know if it is safe for me to take a tablet of Co-codamol for pain relie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. May I inquire Have you been diagnosed with TMJ disorder? Have any investigations been conducted? Are you currently taking any medications? Please provide a specific time frame for the occurrences. Be...  Read Full »

Can I take Amoxicillin and Ibuprofen for pain in my teeth?

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 M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

How long will it take to recover from frenectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I went for a regular dental cleaning today and the periodontist is strongly recommending local surgery to remove some muscle between my lower lip and gum. He scheduled it as a frenectomy and insists it needs to be done to prevent further gum loss as he says the muscle is above the gum an...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. If you pull down your lower lip, you will see a small stretch of muscle connecting your lip to the gums just below your lower front teeth. This small flap of skin and muscle is called the frenulum. Frenecto...  Read Full »

Can we take a painkiller after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Covaxin vaccine three days back. I was having pain with my wisdom tooth and got it removed today morning. The dentist asked me if I had COVID, diabetes or BP. I did not have any disease so, I told him no. But after the dentist gave me the pain killer, I told him that I took Covaxin...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhra Mondal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can see that there was negligence from your side in providing your medical history to the consulting physician during or after the procedure. However, there is no harm in accepting that. Your doctor is right about what he mentioned about the pain. Now that we are in a ...  Read Full »

How can we manage cervical nerve compression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain for two days. Now my left shoulder is also paining, and my left arm up to the elbow is slightly paining. If I move my neck to the backside, I am feeling pain.   Read Full »

Dr. Vaishnav. G.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, ou have issues stemming from your neck, and the pain is radiating to the shoulder and left arm. It is characteristic of cervical nerve compression. It will settle down with medication, rest, postural correction, and mild exercise. If possible, try to ...  Read Full »

How to treat an abscessed tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost the canine tooth of upper jaw due to decay and there is only a root fragment. Within a short period of time, I developed an incredible painful abscess. I saw my dentist last week and he scheduled retained root extract. He also told me that there is no possible way to minimize the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain could have been relieved instant if the dentist had given an anesthesia and opened the root of the canine tooth, followed by antibiotics. Hopefully, he would have prescribed strong painkiller along with Clindamycin. Usually, after root canal treatment the abs...  Read Full »

I feel pain in upper back and chest after an accidental injury to head. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some pain due to injury. Last week, I was at a construction site and marine plywood that is used for construction fell and hit me on the back of my head. My head is fine but my upper back is still in pain and chest also. I did not fall down when I was hit but the impact pushed m...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. It seems that you have suffered whiplash injuries. This is common following high energy impacts on the upper body. From the mechanism you described, it seems unlikely to sustain a fracture. However, it is very difficult ...  Read Full »

Will Anafortan injection cause any harmful effect in a 9 month pregnant women?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has completed her eighth month of pregnancy and just started with the ninth month. This is her first pregnancy. She is feeling a labor pain, but the doctor told that it is not labor pain, and she will not deliver now and wait for 15 days. Doctor gave Anafortan injection to redu...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As this is the first pregnancy, I would like to give a few general information. Now, after completion of the eighth month, there are mainly two types of pain which a female is going to perceive. 1) False labor pain and 2) Backache due to pregnancy itself. 1. False...  Read Full »

Please suggest safe painkillers for toothache.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pain inside my mouth. At the top of my mouth, it is like a bubble and so painful. The nerves are making me having a toothache on the right side of my mouth. I have had this for three days now and took a few painkillers. Now, my stomach hurts like bloating and twitching....  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you have developed gastritis due to painkiller use. To manage this, avoid consuming spicy, fatty, and oily foods. After meals, engage in a short walk instead of resting and consider opting for multiple small meals rather than heavy ones. If you smoke or consume ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an oil or ointment to control knee pain effectively.

Query: Hi doctor, This query is for my aunt who is 60 years old. She has knee pain (both) for more than 15 years. Initially, she used to get swelling around the knee and pain. She keeps taking injection and painkillers for pain for the last 15 years. Recently, she was ill for around three months with a bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Tramadol 50 mg 1-0-1 for 10 days after food, Rabeprazole 20 mg 1-0-0 for 10 days before food, Shelcal (calcium) 500 mg once in the morning for 30 days before food, Wintogeno cream (Ayurveda formulation) which can be purcha...  Read Full »

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