Jersey City, NJ
A 19-year-old female asked:
the scab fell off my cold sore but now have like 4 little scabs in its place, yellow. my 1st cold sore. how do i clean it? with my hand or cloth?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Soap and water: Simply wash with soap and water however you normally bathe. There is no need for anything special.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cold sores: Wash your hands after touching a cold sore. Don't touch your eyes, genitals after touching your cold sore; you could develop an ocular herpes infection, which may lead to blindness if left untreated or genital herpes.Replace your toothbrush. Don't kiss someone who has a cold sore or use that person's utensils, towels, or razors. Do not kiss others when you have cold sores or symptoms without the sores.
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What can I do about my child's busy hands during diapering?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Toys: Try giving him something to hold and play with during diapering.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Why is my belly button sore and irritated?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How do wrist fractures occur in people with osteoporosis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
With less energy: It takes less energy from falls to cause a wrist fracture in an osteoporotic person. Also, the fractures can be more "smashed" into pieces with ostoeporosis.
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I used peroxide for a tooth ache will it help or not?
8 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 51 years experience
It depends .: Toothache can occur due to various reasons. If you have decay, peroxide will not help. If the problem is due to gums being inflamed, peroxide might help to some extent. You need to see a dentist asap.
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