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Can you suggest activities for someone on bed rest for eye injury?

Can you suggest activities for someone on bed rest for eye injury?

Depends: You need to ask your treating ophthalmologist what the limits of activity are for you which depends upon the extent of the injury and the means, medical or surgical, used to treat it. A good chance for communication and to learn isometric exercise. ...Read more

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Strict Bed Rest (Definition)

For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more


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Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Could I have a brachial plexus stretch injury or damage without current compression, if lying down & sleeping provides relief? Neck/shoulder pain

Brachial plexus: It requires proper neurological exam. An emg/ncv study helps determine the deficits. It may require an MRI to evaluate your cervical spine. ...Read more

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Injured knee torn cartilage front and sides for5 months until seen by doc will elevating icing and hot baths keep it from getting worse?

Injured knee torn cartilage front and sides for5 months until seen by doc will elevating icing and hot baths keep it from getting worse?

RICE Protocol: Treatment for knee injuries with torn ligaments/cartilage can vary based on the severity of symptoms. If there is swelling and instability, I would recommend ice to reduce the swelling and elevation. Compression with an ACE wrap or support could be helpful. If there is pain associated and if you can take a NSAID then short course of Advil/Aleve can be tried. Avoid running/athletics. ...Read more

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What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

Cold compress: Generally speaking, whenever you have trauma and swelling, whether post op, or accidental - a cold compress should be applied initially. Warm compresses may feel good, but it will cause vasodilation thereby increasing blood flow to the region, potentially increasing the bleeding and tissue swelling of the injured tissue. Cool compresses will help reduce swelling. Staying upright will also help. ...Read more

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Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis.now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days.how much time required complete recovery?

Aged 80.he has compression fracture at D12.AND lumbar spondylosis.now he is taking bed rest for past 15 days.how much time required complete recovery?

Compression fracture: Most compression fractures heal in 4-8 weeks. Time, medication, and bracing can all help. Miacalcin (salmon calcitonin) spray can help heal and help pain. If any neurologic signs, he should see pcp. Procedures like vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty can offer significant relief as well. ...Read more

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Head injury.. Blood pooling in eye blurry vision recurring headache i can't get rid of with Tylenol (acetaminophen) BC powders and Aleve. Help please.

Head injury.. Blood pooling in eye blurry vision recurring headache i can't get rid of with Tylenol (acetaminophen) BC powders and Aleve. Help please.

Not uncommon: Headaches after a head injury are not uncommon. Some pain medications may be more offensive than others. I would seek care with a specialist (family doctor that has sports medicine training, concussion clinic, neurologist that specializes in this type of thing, etc.). ...Read more

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Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Pain inner foot & ankle. No injury. Very sore to touch. Swelling. Pain worse at rest & radiate to whole foot & leg. Difficult to weight bear from rest?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes for pain in that area including inflammatory, arthritic, and nerve compression conditions. A detailed exam can likely go a long way in making the diagnosis and then treatment options can be discussed. ...Read more

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Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

Probably yes.: Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea. The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots. ...Read more

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Any suggestions relieve pain from neck & head pry due to tension and old spine injury besides lying down? Have cpl stretches but they don't work.

Any suggestions relieve pain from neck & head pry due to tension and old spine injury besides lying down?  Have cpl stretches but they don't work.

Stress relief: According you your self diagnosis, stress, which is an overly common issue, I have some recommendations. Stretching, use of hot/cold packs, consider massage, yoga, physical therapy, even chiropractic. Look at reducing stress - important. Consider a traction trial at pt, which you can self administer at home if effective. Look at changing your pillow, and try to sleep on your back. ...Read more

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Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Not usually.: But, of course, it depends on how bright the light and how long you stare. Cool compresses are even less likely to cause these problems. If you are having changes in your vision, please see a board certified ophthalmologist in your area for a quick examination. Eye sight is a precious thing, and should be protected. ...Read more

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With a spinal cord injury, how would you move someone from bed or commode without hurting?

With a spinal cord injury, how would  you move someone from bed or commode without hurting?

Get a lift: If the patient cannot help at all then it may be best to get a lift. These can be covered by insurance as an assistive device. ...Read more

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I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendations. ...Read more

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Watching mobile screen all day from the past month,Increased eye blackouts after standing up from a sleeping position.No other symptoms.Eye Strain?

Watching mobile screen all day from the past month,Increased eye blackouts after standing up from a sleeping position.No other symptoms.Eye Strain?

Some ideas: If postural changes are causing visual symptoms, see your pcp to review. Get blood pressure checked for possible orthostatic changes. Meantime, take breaks from the cell phone. Try to find a healthier balance and make time to be with others face to face. Hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

Will opening your eyes during a tanning bed session cause damage/ eye cancer?

It can...: Tanning is the result of the damaging effects of ultraviolet light on the skin. If the eyes are exposed to intense uv light, the surface of the eye (cornea), lens and retina can all be damaged. Skin cancer is the most concerning risk from tanning. I would always wear eye protection when exposed to intense uv light. ...Read more

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On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head,feeling incapacitated then,24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head,feeling incapacitated then,24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

Headache s/p reading: Have you checked you TSH, free T4 thyroid may be from that., especially since you are on thyroixine may be too high. Could be eye strain when you checked your retina did they check vision astigmatism , strabismus and eye coordination? Also could,cervical spine strain ,try motrin( if no allergy) dry eyes usually would make you rub your eyes. rarely could be mass or vascular in brain f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration(s) in the normal ...Read more