Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Is Tylenol intake safe to control pain due to injury?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 1115 Questions
Hi This morning I was walking to a meeting in Manhattan and a large pice of snow and ice fell from a tall building and hit me on the side of the head. I had a huge bump and pain on the side of my head, felt dizzy, blurry and a llittle nauseous shortly thereafter. I proceeded to the office used lots of ice bags took Tylenol and don't do too much - felt verey sleepy but tried notnto fall asleep. The dizziness. And sentivity to light lifted and I was able to work productively in the afternoon. Now I still have the bump on my head and a killer headache.. I am back in my hotel room and I fly home tomorrow. I didn't want to deal with an emergency room or urgent care center today because I figured they would tell me to do what i did and see my own doctor when I return home to Boton. That said my headache is getting worse. Should I just take more Tylenol and keep waking myself up every few hours tonight in case of concussion?
Posted Sat, 22 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes. Once in 6 hours. Consult Neurologist Earlier. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and understand your concern. I suspect you might be suffering from mild concussion. Yes. You can take Tylenol( Acetaminophen) every 6 hours to control the pain at prescribed dose. Please do not take any other NSAIDS like Ibuprofen. Drink plenty of water. Avoid any aggressive activities and stressful conditions. Avoid any recreational activities like alcohol or smoke. As your symptoms are worsening, Please come to your home town earlier and do consult a neurologist soon and get investigated like CT or MRI brain with complete neurological examination. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor