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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I have a large (about half dollar size) abrasion wound on the back of my ankle caused by a slamming door.. No significant healing in about a week--went to an emergent care, they cleaned it, dressed it and gave me antibiotics. I have an appointment Monday to get it looked at to see if something more should be done, Meanwhile i cannot sleep, the pain is getting worse. Any suggestion for the best OTC painkiller to get me through the night?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   How do you do? XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   OTc pain killers : Ibuprofen 800 mg 3-4 times a day
Doctor :   Simultaneously take Prilosec 40 mg daily
Doctor :   Did they tell you to change dressing by your self
Doctor :   It the dressing wet by blood
Doctor :   Is there any pus?
User :   OK, thanks. Aspirin is NOT cutting it. Hmm. Prilosec that is interesting. Will a prescription proton pump inhibitor work OK? I have occasionally taken Pantoprazole 40 mg, Yes, they told me to change it this weekend. No pus I can see, just a small watery bloody discharge continues and wets 3 layers of dressing and non stick pad, evident on my last change about 4 hours ago.
Doctor :   Aspirin is not much helpful and heavy doses causes ulcer in stomach and bleeding
User :   I put triple antibiotic on it when I change it.
Doctor :   Pantoprazole 40 is alos ok
Doctor :   *also
User :   Yes, I have taken so many meds with the asthma and allergies that I am starting to get nauseous.
Doctor :   Space medications
Doctor :   take in different timings
Doctor :   Asthma medications are not oral right?
User :   No Advair for lungs, flonase for nose allergies as well as zyrtec. On my 3rd week of immunotherapy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Take ibuprofen with food only
Doctor :   stop aspirin
Doctor :   Change the dressing
User :   No fever, fasting blood sugar 111 this AM using husband's meter. OK will take with food. How often change the dressing?
Doctor :   DAily
User :   OK. Tanks. here I come. Thanks for the help.
User :   *Thanks
Doctor :   You welcome
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   Thanks again. The nights are long. Thank you for being here.
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   I hoe for speedy recovery
Doctor :   BYe
Doctor :   *hope
Doctor :   Bye
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