A 22-year-old male asked:
i got 4 wisdom teeth removed 10 days ago. if i were to smoke marijuana, would i still be at risk for a dry socket after all this time? of the two holes i can see, one of them is covered in the white substance and the other is about half filled?
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Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Try to wait: Smoking dope dries your mouth, by reducung the flow of saliva. It is the saliva that neutralises the by products of bacterial metabolism that can cause a dry socket if the wound gets infected and damages the blood clot. The white plaque over the wound is fine leave it alone. Use a salt water mouth rinse three times a day.
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Dentistry 39 years experience
Healing and closure of socket does not take place in 10 days.It is not a good ideas to do any type of smoking .Prevention is the key in healing of surgical site (The Socket of tooth )
0 viewsAnswered Mar 12, 2021
A 23-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes, runny nose, and coughing mucus in a day?
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Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Watery eyes: Sounds like you have a viral illness. Take an over-the-counter decongestant and see if this helps. A saline nasal spray is also helpful. Drink plenty of fluids and get some rest. If you are still having problems after 7 days, call your primary doctor.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?
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Rheumatology 51 years experience
Vitamin C deficiency: The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency(scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
I had my kidney stone removed by scope and stent removed 6 days after. Is it normal to still feel pain?
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General Practice 40 years experience
Not Usually: Typically, after a stone is removed the the stent is removed, the pain goes away almost immediately. Sometimes, there is still some swelling in the ureter that could be giving continued pain or even possible a small stone fragment. I would check with your doctor with the pain persisting that long.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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My 2 yr daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease for last 4 days. The ulcers / blisters in mouth make it difficult for her to drink and eat.. What medication will be most suitable?
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Pediatrics 39 years experience
Numb the mouth: Anything that will decrease the pain in the mouth will help her drink. Ice cold foods act as a local anesthesia as they numb the area. Try popsicles, ice cream, jello, as well as pedialyte popsicles that will keep her hydrated. Also oragel will help. As it is a viral disease, there is no antibiotics that will help it. It will go away on its own.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 12, 2021
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