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How long does it take to heal fractured ribs?

how long does it take for 4 fractured ribs to heal?happened 3 months ago- discomfort is more at night when turning in bed-- I fell in bathroom and my whole right side hit the top of the tub, also I have lupus,RA, mixed connective tissue disease,am I correct that it takes longer for me to heal?
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
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This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. However, I would like to examine & investigate the patient in detail. Control hypertension, diabetes or any other metabolic disorder, if there is any. Any way it may be tried -- Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac + Paracetamol] 1 tablet OD & SOS for 5 days.

Caldikind plus (Mankind) 1 tablet OD for 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.) Fomentation with warm water. Let the part not be exposed to cold air. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. Use no pillow under the head. Avoid painful acts & activities.

Do deep breathing exercises. (Take help of a physiotherapist). Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. Wish you a quick recovery & good health.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Nirmal Chander Gupta,
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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