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5 Ways to Treat Fractured Ribs

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Fractured ribs can be extremely painful. They can hurt every time the patient moves or breathes. Therefore, the doctor will prescribe some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin) to treat fractured ribs. Take this medication as directed. Not only will it help control the pain, it will also help control the swelling to the broken rib and the surrounding areas. In some extreme cases, a doctor may prescribe a strong pain reliever that has codeine in it to help the patient relax and sleep.

Fractured ribs can be extremely painful. They can hurt every time the patient moves or breathes. Therefore, the doctor will prescribe some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin) to treat fractured ribs. Take this medication as directed. Not only will it help control the pain, it will also help control the swelling to the broken rib and the surrounding areas. In some extreme cases, a doctor may prescribe a strong pain reliever that has codeine in it to help the patient relax and sleep.

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