A 26-year-old female asked:
my fibrinogen level is 5.4 cut of 4.7 is this dangerous my appt is also increased 45.2 cut of 36.5 really scared ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Circulating Anticoag: If you meant aPTT, you may have what's called a circulating amici agility. Do not be scared. Ask questions, see a hematologist for further testing. Most times, aspirin daily is all you need. Please seek all the information you can get. Until you have answers, DO NOT GET PREGNANT, and maybe take a baby aspirin daily until further advised by your doctors
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How do I cut my baby's nails?
9 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Nails: I like to use either a safety scissor or file. I have several parents a year who use the clipper and accidentally get the skin, which is a highly vascularized area which can bleed easily. The parent usually feels pretty awful, so i don't like the clipper.
6.6k viewsReviewed Sep 06, 2020
A 28-year-old member asked:
Will the doctors let my partner cut the umbilical cord?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: The "final" part of the delivery is a very special event for both partners...In almost all cases of a routine delivery, every physician at my hospital allows -- even pushes for -- the partner to cut the umbilical cord. The only exception, unfortunately, is a c-section, which, of course, is a real surgery. Adding extra people (like partners) into the mix increases the risk of infection.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can keeping the grass round your house cut very short stop mosquitoes coming to your house?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No.: But getting rid of standing water can certainly limit their breeding sites.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
If a cut is already infected, should I keep using neosporin?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It won't help: Neosporin may help preventing a small/superficial cut from infection, but once infected, epscially in deep wounds, it won't do much at all. The infected wound may need to be drained/cleansed and an oral antibiotic is likely needed. I would keep wound dry/clean and consult doc as soon as possible to minimize the wound from getting worse--infection may get to your blood stream(very bad). Good luck.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Do you have relearn speech after getting your lingual frenulum cut?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 12 years experience
Should not: Though it may change speach patterns and they may need to learn how to use the muscles of the tongue more, it should not be a concern. Usually it will free up the tongue and allow them to make the proper pronunciations (s's/t's). You should work with them to help them make the proper sounds now that they can.
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