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Depends on size/age: Certainly, deep second degree burns over a large or important area (face, genitalia, hands/feet) could, especially in infants or elderly / debilitated people. These would leave permanent scars / joint contractures, and could require surgery and lead to life-threatening complications. I suppose, in the right circumstance, even a very large first degree burn might, but this would be very unusual. ...Read more
Burns: I treat many patients with burns. Usually 1st degree burns do no provide lasting injury. They are like sun burns. But second degree burns can provide lasting bodily injury. A great deal depends on the "size" of the burn and the depth of the injury. The skin could have lasting hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. ...Read more
Why do I have a great proclivity for soft tissue injury and an repair time of easily 20 times normal?
My pupil size is big than other which happened due to an injury...Am i be worried? Any solution for getting back normal?
I am currently looking to get back on my regemin of topamax and phentermine for weight loss. I was on it last year and had great success. Had an injury to my ankle and gained my weight back. I would like to start back up. Would you be able to help with th
Im 23 with no injuries but when its raining or cold out my knees, hips, hands, fingers, and back joints are in great pain and are stiff what is this?
Foot injury 4 mo ago.Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation.Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch.Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.
Stretches?: It sounds like a lot of your discomfort is in the arch or plantar fascia, so stretches of the calf muscles and arch would help. Roll the sole of your foot back and forth over a cold bottle such as a can of soda. Have tried arch supports or orthotics in your shoes? Massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head injury when I was 20, had subdural hematoma, now 28 smell/taste is still not what it was but overall fully recovered great. Should I get a checkup with neuro even though I'm not having any issues? Only stayed 1 night in hospital and no seizures
Try zinc: Most common reason for this is that small nerves from the brain come through a bone with holes (Imagine a grater) at the top,of the nose (cribiform plate ). If this moves suddenly it amputates these olfactory a sore and you lose smell and taste. See a neurologist so this can be tested, or you can get a q tip and some scents and test yourself. Cannot grow back. Zinc supplement trial in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big toenail lifted from injury, now sure I have pseudomonas. Will it need to be removed or can it be treated?
Lose the nail: You will most likely lose the nail entirely if it has already lifted up. That is OK, it will grow back, but it takes a long time for a big toenail to grow out completely. I'm not sure what you mean about having pseudomonas, so I don't know how to answer that. If the nail is painful when it gets caught on your sock/shoe, you can have it removed by a doctor. Or keep it bandaged to it doesn't snag. ...Read more
Portion of my left big toe has lost feeling (1 week now). No injury to the area or apparent cause. What could be causing this?
Pinched nerve: Numbness usually indicates a pinched nerve. In this case, great toe numbness could potentially indicate a pinched L4 nerve in your low back. The good news is that most pinched nerves will get better with time, so it would be reasonable to just watch it for a couple weeks. Do see a physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
a small welding spark hit my groin today. No big pain or immediate injury, but I'm worried about radiation. Am I at risk? What can I do? Thank you
WELDING SPARK GROIN: NOT TO WORRY. NO RADIATION ENOUGH TO CAUSE DAMAGE. ...Read more
Over Use.: It would be great if all the pains we have could be directly linked to an obvious injury. The shooting pain in your toe is a warning that the area around the toe or the toe itself has been injured. It is easy to over use this area of the foot and not know it, at the time. As the damage increases, it hits a critical level and the pain begins. Motrin and rest may help. You may need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just recently noticed my big toes is 3/4 black with the darkest part closest to the base of the cuticle. No injury. What is it?
Possibilities: Possibly from micro trauma such as shoe pressure: especially if you are active. Can also be fungus.. How long have you noticed this. If it just appeared suddenly, more likely to be from low grade trauma. If this is not the case, or if this fails to grow out as time goes on, see podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid on knee: Try icing for 10 minutes , 3 times daily. Apply a firm crepe bandage. If no improvement after 3 days - consult with a Sports Physician. ...Read more
Are enchondroma's caused by injury? Do they usually grow? How often should they be checked? I have one in my big toe. I'm 57.
Not usually: Enchondromas (a benign cartilage tumor) are usually thought to be from overgrowth of cartilage. They are benign, and don't usually cause problems, especially in a toe. Surgical removal can be an option, but only if your symptoms are bad. If this was discovered incidentally on xray, and you have no symptoms, it will only need to be checked periodically by your doctor (usually yearly). ...Read more
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