A 19-year-old female asked:
swollen ankle and foot redness around ankle (forgot to state in last question ). if it is sprain pretty bad would a walking boot work to help heal it?
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Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Let it rest: if this is a sprain, give the ankle some time to rest. try to walk as little as possible, keep the ankle elevated to help swelling go down.
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Podiatry 13 years experience
Yes: A walking boot is an excellent way to immobilize your ankle and allow it rest.
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Can I bathe my baby when he has tender skin spots on his hands and feet, etc?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: It is ok to bathe your baby, even with tender spots or a rash. However if your baby seems really uncomfortable you may want to make an appointment with your pediatrician. Remember babies do not need a bath every day- this could dry out their skin and make it prone to peeling or increased tenderness. Instead, bathe every 2-4 days.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What can I do to relieve hip pain when I sleep on my side? A pillow between my legs doesn't help.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Try a chiropractor: Try seeing a local chiropractor who is certified for pregnancy care. Many of my patients see a chiropractor to help with back and hip pain during pregnancy. Most say it helps a lot.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can a silver sulphadiazine topical be used for a diabetic foot ulcer?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Make sure there is no sulfa allergy.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Does shark cartilage really help with knee joint pain?
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Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
No conclusive eviden: No conclusive evidence in western medicine. However, this is a common part of treatment in chinese medicine. If you go the chinese medicine root, work with a certified specialist in this art.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
I have tingling feet my MRI shows L5 -s1 bulging disc with mid atrophy of some muscles around l5-4-3 . My doctor tingling feet. Are because of and this disc hasn't. Caused it. He gave me nortriptilin is my doctor right? I still have tingling feet and som
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Not usual for disk: With the muscular atrophy and neuritis, it might be best to undergo further testing.
There are many possible causes, including diabetes, autoimmune, endocrine, to mention a few.
At your age, a complete workup is indicated.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2017
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