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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Avoid the Sun.: Avoid sun exposure, and use sunscreen if you are stepping outside. Keep away from swimming-- especially in the ocean--until the scab has fallen away.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Short Answer is Yes.: I would separate the part of the cake where the plastic melted, so you do not ingest any pieces of plastic. As long as you are not making this a habi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes: There is a strong possibility you have torn your gastrocnemius muscle, which becomes part of your achilles tendon. The gastrocnemius muscle originates... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Stress: So sorry to hear about the stress :(. The abdomen and intestines are layered with many different nerves, so much so that we call it the "second brai... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Viral Pharyngitis: Fall/Winter is when we see an increase in viral illness in the northern hemisphere, and your constellation of symptoms sound consistent with a Viral P... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Boil/abscess: This sounds like a boil or abscess, however we cannot be absolutely certain without seeing it. Small boils and abscess usually can drain with repeate... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Your Regular doctor.: If the pain is at the eyelid, you likely have a stye, which is basically like a pimple of the eyelid. It is painful because it is a sensitive area, a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Your Hip.: This sounds like pain from your hip, which can be from arthritis or from strenuous activities, especially if you are an athelete. This also could be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Yes.: Yes a prostate can cause referred pain to the penis, especially if you have an infection of the prostate (prostatitis). Your regular doctor should be... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
2-8weeks: anywhere from 2-8weeks. I would not reccomend playing soccer, an activity with ample side to side movement that requires intact ankle ligaments. You... Read More
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