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Date : 13-Jul-2014
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User:good evening doctor
User:My mom is getting severe shoulder pain....
Doctor:Since when?
Doctor:How did it start?
User:Last 2 3 days
User:she is on homeopathy medication since last 6 months for the same reason
User:she consulted ortho but she din't get relief
User:actually they stay in XXXXXXX (remote area)
Doctor:if she has been suffering 2-3 days, why is she taking homeopathy for 6 months?
User:I mean from last 2 3 days the pain is bit severe...
User:they have planned to come to XXXXXXX next month for treatment.
Doctor:OK, well she can take ibuprofen or Paracetamol for the pain
Doctor:but to diagnose the problem, she will need to consult a good ortho and get an MRI done
User:yes they we will do once they arrive here
Doctor:Once the MRI is done you can upload it to one of our orthos for an opinion
User:actually today eve a lizard dropped on her shoulder and she shaked her hand bit harder since then the pain is very severe
Doctor:i see
User:so for tonight can she take tab zerodol to get some relief
Doctor:must have irritated her rotator cuff
Doctor:ibuprofen 200mg would be my choice
User:she has got gastric ulcer... is it safe to take ibuprofen
Doctor:well, it would be better if she doesnt take often, but for a day or two it will be ok
Doctor:I hope she is taking treatment for the ulcer
User:It was detected long back and already treated... but she takes strong medicines then she complains pain and burning
User:her gallbladder is also removed 12 years back
Doctor:Thats OK
Doctor:well 200mg brufen is not that strong in my opinion
User:So doc usually give aceloc with other medicines...
User:is it required to take the same with brufen
Doctor:Aceloc is an ok pain killer too
Doctor:there is no need to take both
Doctor:one or the other is good
Doctor:i just use ibuprofen more often
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