Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

My son just took 3 x 400mg of ibuprofen for burn pain. He is…

My son just took...

My son just took 3 x 400mg of ibuprofen for burn pain. He is 18 years old. What should we do?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

The burn has blisters and some have split through the night. He has been using a soothing antiseptic cream

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that we are aware of

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/20/2018
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 12,727
Experience: U.S. Surgeon / Neurological Surgery
Verified

Hello -

Are you asking about the fact that he took more than the recommended amount of ibuprofen?

How much does he weigh?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He weighs about 80kilo and yes the fact that he took 3 tablets instead of 1 accidently. I said 1 x 4 hourly and I think because he was in so much pain he just took 3

OK.

Based on his weight -- he will be fine.

The symptoms of mild toxicity with ibuprofen can be symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness. These symptoms can occur 1-2 hours after ingesting the dose.

But these symptoms usually require a much higher dose to be taken.

At his weight, they start to see significant toxicity at levels of 100mg per kg.

So in his case 8 grams of ibuprofen. He took 1.2 grams.

So, because the ibuprofen has a short half life (the body gets rid of it quickly), if he is going to have any symptoms, it probably would be within the first 8 hours -- probably more like the first 4 hours. But again, at his dose of 1.2 grams, that is unlikely to happen.

Ask Your Own Medical Question

Nevertheless - if he starts to have the above symptoms, having him go to the ER would be best.

But again, his dose is relatively small to cause any significant toxicity.

Ask Your Own Medical Question

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thankyou for your time.

You're welcome.

Best of luck.

I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you, and that I have earned my 5 star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!

Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 12,727
Experience: U.S. Surgeon / Neurological Surgery
Verified
Dr. Mark and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Mark Your Own Question
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 12,727
12,727 Satisfied Customers
Experience: U.S. Surgeon / Neurological Surgery

Dr. Mark is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
We have traveled by plane to my husband's son's funeral. the
we have traveled by plane to my husband's son's funeral. the weather has been hot and somewhat humid, he has had bad back pains, then if he begins to get chilled by air conditioning he will start to s… read more
Dr. Nina Lim
Dr. Nina Lim
Doctor of Medicine
836 satisfied customers
My husband has a sort of patchy place underneath his eye
My husband has a sort of patchy place underneath his eye that is burning. The place is about the size of a half-dollar and has some flaky places and some tiny pus filled blister like places. He put co… read more
Dr. Natasha
Dr. Natasha
7,913 satisfied customers
My 13 year old son burned his stomach with boiling water
Hello, My 13 year old son burned his stomach with boiling water last night. It looks to be a second degree burn, there is a large blister about 4.5" x 1" across his stomach and swelling of the stomach… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
975 satisfied customers
My son injured his finger. Emergency doctor prescribed
My son injured his finger. Emergency doctor prescribed Vicodon for the pain 500 mg. no relief. What can he do now to avoid going to emergency dept again.… read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,708 satisfied customers
My daughter had a tonsilectomy 6 days ago and is still in
My daughter had a tonsilectomy 6 days ago and is still in severe pain, cannot really manage to control the pain and is drinking copious amounts of water but hardly to eat more than a teaspoon of liqui… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
We were at a hotel pool for 5 days. On the fourth day my all
We were at a hotel pool for 5 days. On the fourth day my all of my sons skin had problems with their skin but each in different places. It has been 10 days since the pool and two of my sons burning se… read more
Dr. R. Bora
Dr. R. Bora
Medical Internist / Senior Resident
Doctoral Degree
1,392 satisfied customers
My rectum area gets itchy and the skin feels raw and
My rectum area gets itchy and the skin feels raw and slightly bleads when wiping myself clean as there are splits in the skin that won't heal and are very painful, especially as I make a bowel motion … read more
DR MED MD
DR MED MD
CONSULTANT
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,579 satisfied customers
My husband, who is 79 years old, had bilateral knee
My husband, who is 79 years old, had bilateral knee replacements 3 years ago. In the 18 months following we went to see his Orthopaedic surgeon 3 times to ask why he was still suffering such pain in t… read more
Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims
U.S. Licensed Physician
Doctoral Degree
5,047 satisfied customers
What would normally be used to treat a mild chemical burn
What would normally be used to treat a mild chemical burn caused by cholorine bleach to the skin on the torso?… read more
Dr Owen
Dr Owen
Ob/Gyn Doctor
Doctoral Degree
406 satisfied customers
My son noticed a blister on his arm 5 days ago, it looks
my son noticed a blister on his arm 5 days ago, it looks like a burn but it is not. It got bigger over the next few days, i took him to the doctor and they did not know what it was, they said to keep … read more
TheGermDoctor
TheGermDoctor
Physician
Post-Doctoral Degree
751 satisfied customers
Have sunburn on head,ears & arms with blisters on head &
Hello, Have sunburn on head,ears & arms with blisters on head & ears some spots draining serum. We've been putting on cold compresses to reduce the swelling and effect of the burn (which is reducing t… read more
Dr. Chauhan
Dr. Chauhan
Consultant & Honorary National Professor
MBBS, M Med Fam Med, DFM, PGDGM, FISCD, AFIH
1,326 satisfied customers
My son has had eczema since he was 3 years old. He is now 29
My son has had eczema since he was 3 years old. He is now 29 and has a "dotted" red rash all over his back which is very dry and painful, but it has not "split" like eczema. His skin actually creases … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
My 16 yr. old son was diagnosed with an ear infection two
My 16 yr. old son was diagnosed with an ear infection two days ago. We had to go to the emergency room as he was having severe ear pressure and pain. He was given Augmentin, sudafed, ear drops for pai… read more
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Surgical Registrar
Master\u0027s Degree
931 satisfied customers
My l9 year old son was frying fish with oil and some of the
My l9 year old son was frying fish with oil and some of the grease popped up on his face as he flipped the fish in the oil. This happened last night. He has spotted burns on his face, some raised smal… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
224 satisfied customers
My son has had some reaction to the sun which was on sunday
my son has had some reaction to the sun which was on sunday ,he has had a reaction 5 yrs ago in Q/L he actually blew up the doctor said it was like 3rd degree burn , he feels hot ,his hands feel tingl… read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,558 satisfied customers
My son (11 years old 60 #) has been feeling fatigued past
my son (11 years old 60 #) has been feeling fatigued past several days took hin to pediatrician friday and he has tested neg for flu. but continues to have a temperature ranging from 99.7-100.5 which … read more
Louise Sivak
Louise Sivak
Pediatrician
Doctoral Degree
138 satisfied customers
My husband was working with concrete and came home with a
My husband was working with concrete and came home with a burn mark on his knee wher he had been leaning in it. My question is what can we put on it? Thank you… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Emergency Room Physician
Doctoral Degree
28 satisfied customers
My son slid into a base ( in baseball ) on sun. and put a
my son slid into a base ( in baseball ) on sun. and put a burn on his arm under the elbow. it really hasn't scabbed over on the middle and now he's complaining of pain in the upper arm. Should he go t… read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,558 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x