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ibuprofen or paracetamol - March 8th 2013, 09:10 PM

I had a bad shift at work today. One of the service users kicked, punched and slammed my face into a door. I have lots of bruises and some swelling, which is the best painkiller to use for the aches and pains?
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Re: ibuprofen or paracetamol - March 9th 2013, 07:37 PM

Don't quote me on this Ella, but swelling could be a sign of inflammation and ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) so that might be better from what I know but is you struggle from asthma, Ibuprofen can trigger asthma. Either way, we're not medically trained so you could see a pharmacist at a chemist for advice or see you doctor, especially if it gets worse or doesn't get better. If you don't have Ibuprofen then I don't see a problem with taken paracetamol, but like I said, ask for medical help if you need it.

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Re: ibuprofen or paracetamol - March 10th 2013, 10:05 AM

Ib. would be the best medicine to take, as stated it is a Anti-inflammatory medication. However, if you feel you want the best advice possible, call a doctor and he would be able too give you the best advice. I also suggest filing a report on a assault committed against you at work.

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Re: ibuprofen or paracetamol - March 10th 2013, 10:10 AM

thanks guys. I think I might give both of them a go as I can take them together. I did an incident report, but since it's a service user who did it, nothing much will happen except it will be reported to their care manager. Bit of a joke really, but I guess it's part of the job lol
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