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Tramadol is a potent painkiller belonging to the class of drugs called opioids. This drug works by altering the way our brain senses pain. It is used to treat mild to moderate acute or chronic pain. It is a controlled drug and has to be used under strict medical supervision.

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I am suffering from COVID-19 infection. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I tested positive for COVID-19 over a week ago. I had a fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, and diarrhea. Currently, I have an excruciating headache and chest pain. Have taken Tylenol and Advil.   Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am deeply saddened by your illness. Have you already had a chest CT? Pls. have an eye on your breathing frequency. If you have more than 20 breaths per minute, you should seek hospitalization. As to the headache. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can also enter the brain and c...  Read Full »

Please go through my X-ray and suggest a treatment for my knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I was injured while playing volleyball. I ignored the pain around my kneecap at that time, and it was fine after a week. After a year, I started getting sudden pain in my right knee. The pain is like locking the knee joint. The pain becomes severe while riding a bike. There...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to While there doesn't appear to be any evident bony injury (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it's possible that ligament issues arose from the trauma you experienced. If there's noticeable swelling and the pain persists or worsens despite ongoing treatment,...  Read Full »

I accidentally took another dose of tramadol and I am now experiencing extreme anxiousness, slurred speech, and difficulty breathing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally took another dose of tramadol and I am now experiencing extreme anxiousness, slurred speech, and difficulty breathing. What can I do to reverse or reduce these effects? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly, try not to worry too much. While the situation is concerning, the effects of an extra dose of Tramadol can diminish over time. It is important not to repeat this mistake in the future. If you are experienci...  Read Full »

Ulcer present in food pipe. Can Lignocaine hydrochloride be swallowed?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, aged 45 years is going through chemotherapy after a major surgery in which his stomach was removed. He has Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The medication given to him is R-CHOP. Now, it has been 9 days since his second cycle of chemotherapy and he has painful mouth ulcers, one of whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) who is post surgery, chemotherapy can cause loss of appetite. Therefore, Mucaine gel is better and Lignocaine hydrochloride should not be used. It has been observed that swallowing Lignocaine hydrochloride causes nausea and vom...  Read Full »

I had a drug reaction to Tramadol and was prescribed Ativan for it. Is it right choice of treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47-year-old female, and I had severe nausea and could not move my fingers and arms. In addition, I was feeling cold and felt dizzy. A friend took me to the hospital, where they asked me about my current medications. I told them I had started Tramadol the night before. After a bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and the problem can be fixed. So, I suggest you to consult a dentist. They will perform some cleaning procedures and prescribe medicines that work simultaneously. So do not worry, as this ...  Read Full »

My sister's palm is getting black and hard. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister's right hand and wrist are aching continuously since the past few weeks. The pain has increased now. She says that under her little finger, the pain is comparatively greater than in the rest of her hand. Her palm has turned black and hard.  Read Full »

Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to sister may have impeding gangrene due to blocked blood vessels in her hand. She should undergo right upper limb arterial doppler. If the reports show obstruction, then you should immediately consult a cardiovascular surgeon. If possible, please upload a photo of the...  Read Full »

Can lifestyle changes help in reducing high creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My creatinine level is 1.7 mg/dL. I am a diabetic, and I was on regular medication for the same. I also take Nefrosave tablets. My blood sugar levels dropped to 59 mg/dL all of a sudden. My physician advised me to stop taking Glycomet 850. After 10 days, he checked my creatinine level...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You will need to repeat the urea and creatinine tests after two weeks in order to rule out chronic kidney disease. It is important to attribute this to a particular cause to effectively prevent further increase in creatinine levels. The likely cause could be diabete...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my persistent headache permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female. I have a mild continuous headache on either side of my head, and it goes away with painkillers. I do not feel pain and spasm in the neck and no giddiness. No diabetes, and I am not on any medications. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, your headache seems to be not related to the usual medical causes. I would suggest a few things: 1. Get your eyes checked. I think you are sitting too much in front of the computer, which causes headaches due to the radiations, even if it is minimal. 2. Take up...  Read Full »

Can Toradol alter creatinine levels?

Query: Hello doctor, If a person with chronic kidney disease with a creatinine of 1.9 and a GFR of 40 receives Toradol 60 mg IM as a single dose, can that lead to acute renal failure? How soon would failure occur after the administration of the medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Toradol contains Ketorolac. It is known to cause worsening of kidney functions. But usually what is seen is that, it is the administration for a longer duration which causes the increased probability of renal failure and not a single dose. A famous study reveals that keto...  Read Full »

Is there any belt that can help lumbago?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old and working in the army. I have acute lumbago. The day before yesterday, I had a sudden jerk while playing and continued getting extremely painful spasms that night. I was given covering injections, and the spasms subsided. The pain is still there, and I want to get rid o...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is usually no belt that will help for lumbago (low back pain) unless you are having painful spasms as that will limit movements. So, if your spasms have stopped, then no need for a belt. I suggest you take regular NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory d...  Read Full »

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