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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm191930.Htm for information on dietary supplements. The onus is on the manu ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Resubmit question?: Hi I think your question may have been cut off by the character limit on HealthTap. If you could please re-submit, we can answer it better. It's great ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Alcohol: Binging.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
This is outside ?: Castor oil packs most likely do not do anything. I am thinking of the external application of the oil in cloth on skin. If there is heat, there could ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Easy questin: The producer will take about 15-20 minutes, and you will the hospital in about hour after that. That the normal course.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Leaving Nuvaring out: Well you can leave it out as long as you want! but if you want to continue using it as a contraceptive, i suggest that you leave it out no longer tha ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Gauze: Your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions probably instruct that you continue to bite on gauze until bleeding has ceased. Also look for ins ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose swelling: Everyone is different and it depends on the extent of your injury. If your nose was broken or fractured, it may take a week to 10 days, maybe more. ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bed to sleep: Don't stay in bed! only at night to sleep. Staying in bed too much after surgery can be dangerous, causing blood clots in your legs. Your vaginal tiss ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tragus piercing: It is in your best interest to keep it clean to avoid an infection, especially of the cartilage.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Girish Kalva
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Read about hep C: Avoid piercing too often.Healing takes upto a year often for navel. Avoid getting it wet. Read the link http://youngwomenshealth.org/2013/08/07/body-p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
6 to 24 hours: The risk of developing infection in a wound that is sutured (stiched) begins to rise when the suture repair is delayed more than 6 hours and rises dra ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Friday: Best day is friday, so you have the weekend to rest and recover.
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A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Leave scab alone: Scabs serve a purpose of covering and protecting damaged skin while the skin heals. Once the skin heals in and matures the scab will fall off. Leave i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Sutures: Depending on their location, sutures should stay in for about 7-10 days, shorter if in the face or on the scalp. Check with your doctor for any sutur ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
In : In a standard septoplasty there is one set of dissolvable sutures used to close the incision. It's also common for a different type of dissolveable su ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Tolstrup
29 years experience Family Medicine
Insufficient info: Soft cast for what? Did not the Physician that applied the soft cast explain this?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken leg: Returning to an activity like skiing depends on the nature of your injury. It would be best to discuss this with your orthopaedic surgeon.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Tie to recovery from your pinky injury will all depend on the extent and severity of your injury. It could be days to weeks.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below.: You need to keep it covered until it is dry and not painful. You can work out as tolerated.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
Nothing to do: Blisters are a good way to protect the skin after a burn. Most people want to drain and peel them, but it is less likely to get infected if you keep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
1 year: If you tore off the entire toenail.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It depends completely upon your diagnosis. If you are in a cast because you have broken a bone in your hand, most bones heal by about 6-8 weeks. It ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
2 weeks: You need to wait the tissue to heal well and the tissue around the studs are all dried and scar formed well. 2 weeks time is reasonable time to heal w ... Read More
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