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Suggest treatment for neck pain

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: Pain in neck right side including ear. On and off a couple days. Wasn't there at all yesterday then woke up this morning and it was there. Any over the counter meds you can recommend or heat or ice. Any help would be grateful. Work outside for a living. Off the next four days. Like I said not a constant pain at all. Thanks XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
ice compress and anti inflammatory medication

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Pain in the region that you are describing can sometimes be due to infection of the ear but the pain would be permanent in that case the pain would be constant.

You can try an ice compress use 2 to 3 times daily for 10 to 15 mins for 2 to 3 days.

In addition, anti inflammatory medications such as naproxen or ibuprofen or cataflam, may be helpful as well if used for a few days.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (6 hours later)
I forgot that I also take an ambien for sleeping ocassionally. It is a prescription. Does that hurt with anti inflammatory meds
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
no known interactions

Detailed Answer:
HI

There are no known interactions between the anti inflammatory meds and ambien

They can be used safely together

There may interactions with other meds so if you are using any others, they should also be checked
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: ice compress and anti inflammatory medication Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Pain in the region that you are describing can sometimes be due to infection of the ear but the pain would be permanent in that case the pain would be constant. You can try an ice compress use 2 to 3 times daily for 10 to 15 mins for 2 to 3 days. In addition, anti inflammatory medications such as naproxen or ibuprofen or cataflam, may be helpful as well if used for a few days. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions