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A 34-year-old member asked:

cut myself with the exhaust pipe. what is the best course of action?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medical evaluation.: If it has been ten or more years since your tetanus shot or you don't know when it was then a tetanus shot is warranted. Is it lacerated (needs sutures)? Is there an abrasion (that needs to be debrided / cleaned)? Was the exhaust pipe hot at the time (burn)? Are you in significant pain?

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What is the best way to keep a cut from scaring?

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Dr. David Wong
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: 1) get stitches if needed 2) good wound care - keep it from getting infected - wash twice a day with soap and water and cover with thin film of antibiotic ointment 3) after it heals -- plenty of sunscreen so it doesn't pigment differently from the rest of your skin 4) vitamin E may help - you can buy the gel caps and break it open and rub it in once a day.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Feel as if i will explode if i don't cut. Cant get in to dr until mon. Where is best place to cut to cause least permanant damage? Tryin to overcome it

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Emergency care: Since i don't know all the details of your problem, i cannot guarantee i will be able to give you the best answer, but it sounds like you are in unstable mental state -- go to the nearest er. Don't wait until monday.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What's the best way for me to clean a cut?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: How did you get the cut? Is it an animal bite, a clean knife, some sharp object you bumped against, etc? This will dictate what cleaning is necessary. A cut that bled a lot is somewhat self cleaning and then you can flush it out with fresh water. If the cut is too big, you might need to hold the edges together with tape or seek help to have it sewn together.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Best way to clean a cut with things you would normally find in a bathroom?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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SOAP: and WATER!! The BEST first aid! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to cut down 30 pounds in 4 months?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A loss of between: 16 to 30 pounds over 4 months could be achievable for many. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Jan 3, 2014

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