01 Dec, 2023
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What It Means When Your Ibuprofen Never Kicks In – Health Digest

Although ibuprofen can help with mild to moderate pain and inflammation, there are several things ibuprofen can’t do for you. For instance, while it may alleviate pain caused by an uncomplicated UTI, a 2018 study published in PLOS Medicine found it’s not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for treatment. Similarly, it may not be the best […]

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Don’t Take Ibuprofen If You Have This Common Illness – Health Digest

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, taking ibuprofen when you have chickenpox has been shown to increase the risk of serious skin infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis (per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). A study published in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics in 2021 found that ibuprofen is associated with severe necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) […]

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The Liquid You Should Take Your Ibuprofen With (And It’s Not Water) – Health Digest

While ibuprofen offers many benefits when it comes to pain relief, it can simultaneously have negative effects on our stomach. NSAIDs aggravate our stomach lining by hindering the production of certain enzymes critical to its protection (via Creaky Joints). While blocking these enzymes helps minimize pain and inflammation, it can also lead to a mild […]