Pain medication

Some people find aspirin-type medications or acetaminophen/paracetamol helpful for temporary relief of pain. Aspirin type medications include ibuprofen and naproxen. Pain relief creams or gels can provide some temporary relief.

Side effects:

1 person out of every 100 people using a cream or a gel gets a rash.

Population: 1%

20 out of every 100 people (20%) get a stomach ache if they take an aspirin-type pill. There is small risk of damage to the liver or stomach lining from pills.

Population: 20%