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How do I manage pain and inflammation in the area affected by fracture or dislocation?

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For pain, give ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). Always follow the dosing instructions on the label. Do not give aspirin to anyone under age 18.

From: Fractures or Dislocations Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Broken Bones Instruction Sheet" and "Broken Bones."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Dislocations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Broken Bones Instruction Sheet" and "Broken Bones."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Broken Arm" and "Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle."

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin: "Dislocations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

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