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ibuprofen gel

Posted by rlpd on 1/15/03 at 20:29 (105559)

Well I took my son in and the doctor is not sure - said it could be PF but don't usually see it in kids. I asked her about carcegeal at(Sp) whatever that is about the heel plate of growing kids. She didn't say much about that. Sent him for x-ray and nothing. She just said stay off of it and use heat. Everything I have read says ICE. I was really wanting the ibuprofen gel since he can't take motrim/advil but she had never prescribed it and bascially just wouldn't even though I told her two times I would like to try it as tylenol is not doing anything. Well he has only been to school once in five days and I got him some crutches today but he really is not wanting to use them but he really is ready to get back in school - getting really bored at home. After all that I want to know is the ibuprofen gel not that well known. Should I try another doctor and should I use ICE or heat. She is just a general physician and I have been thinking about changing recently because she gave me some incorrect info on another drug recently. Thoughts please

Re: TAKE YOUR SON TO A PODIATRIST

Sharon W on 1/16/03 at 10:44 (105591)

TAKE YOUR SON TO A PODIATRIST; he needs to be examined by a foot and ankle specialist. If you primary care doctor will not refer him to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon THAT SPECIALIZES IN FEET AND ANKLES, find someone who WILL make that referral. He needs to be examined by an expert (which your general physician obviously is NOT) and he needs proper treatment.

Ibuprofen gel is not a prescription medication. It is available on this website (just clicking on the blue link), but please do listen to what Dr. Ed said -- if there is any possibility your son's problem with the ibuprofen could be an ALLERGY, DON'T USE THE GEL.

Don't worry TOO much -- one of the really great things about kids is that they HEAL so easily!

Sharon

Re: ibuprofen gel

Julie on 1/16/03 at 11:00 (105594)

You don't say how old your son is, but it's possible it could be Seaver's Disease, which is not uncommon in growing children. If it is, take heart: it's painful, but as far as I'm aware, it always gets better. But as Sharon says, you need to take him to a foot specialist for a proper evaluation and treatment.

Re: TAKE YOUR SON TO A PODIATRIST

Sharon W on 1/16/03 at 10:44 (105591)

TAKE YOUR SON TO A PODIATRIST; he needs to be examined by a foot and ankle specialist. If you primary care doctor will not refer him to a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon THAT SPECIALIZES IN FEET AND ANKLES, find someone who WILL make that referral. He needs to be examined by an expert (which your general physician obviously is NOT) and he needs proper treatment.

Ibuprofen gel is not a prescription medication. It is available on this website (just clicking on the blue link), but please do listen to what Dr. Ed said -- if there is any possibility your son's problem with the ibuprofen could be an ALLERGY, DON'T USE THE GEL.

Don't worry TOO much -- one of the really great things about kids is that they HEAL so easily!

Sharon

Re: ibuprofen gel

Julie on 1/16/03 at 11:00 (105594)

You don't say how old your son is, but it's possible it could be Seaver's Disease, which is not uncommon in growing children. If it is, take heart: it's painful, but as far as I'm aware, it always gets better. But as Sharon says, you need to take him to a foot specialist for a proper evaluation and treatment.