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Swelling on the wrist after injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 21 years old.two days ago my bike skid and i hurt my left hand.They were injuries on my wrist.after 15mins my hand started swelling specially my fingers.i went to the hosplital they gave me a tetnus and got an x ray done.there was no sign of fracture in the x ray,but the doc said that i hav incurred a minor crack in my wrist.he got my hands plastered and gave me an antibiotic and a painkiller.was the diagnosis correct,how will my swelling go?
Doctor :   hI
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   please give me a few minutes
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the diagnosis and treatment is correct
User :   wat did u make of it
Doctor :   the swelling is due to injury related inflammaiton
User :   how will it go
Doctor :   MAY I know what meds have you been given ?
User :   rantac
User :   and tolpa d
Doctor :   i would advice you to take brufen
Doctor :   400 mg for a week
User :   and should i continue wid my previous medicines
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you need to take them as well
User :   is there any ointments for the swelling
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   try diclofenac ointment
User :   is it neccessary to put
User :   or will the swelling go on its own
Doctor :   if u apply the pain and the sensation will subside
User :   how much time will it take for the swelling to go
Doctor :   it may take for upto 2 weeks to become normal
User :   ya and 1 more thng
User :   there was a cut in my wrist
Doctor :   ok
User :   the doc got my cut dressed
User :   and plastered over it
User :   will the plaster affect the cut
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   since its a small skin cut, it will heal itself
User :   ok..thanx a lot...
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   was just apprehensive
Doctor :   I understand,
Doctor :   since you are young, the healing will be faster
Doctor :   and no need to worry
User :   yaaa..and does smoking
User :   increases the healing time
Doctor :   you need to reduce it,
Doctor :   smoking causes other health issues as well
Doctor :   so its better to cut it down
User :   ok..thanx doc]
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a speedy recovery
Doctor :   and a good night
User :   and i shud continue with rantac tolpa d
Doctor :   ye s
User :   twice a day
User :   ok..
Doctor :   you should
User :   thanx gudnyt
Doctor :   good night
Doctor :   bye
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