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Ace Elastic Bandage Medication
Get an xray: Christy, it is very difficult to sustain a dislocaion of an elbow in that it takes a signicant impact for that to occur. Rest and ice and support for now. Avoid an ace wrap as this may cause swelling above or below the elbow. It is very important for you to get an xray of your elbow to get a correct diagnosis. If the xray is abnormal, you need to followup with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
I got hairline frcture in 5th metacarpal base, im using elastic bandage frm 21dys, hw mny days still I wnt to continue bandage. Pls help me?
See ORS: " hairline " or otherwise ; base of the 5 th metatarsal fx's. Still take 6- 8 wks. To heal. 21 days=3 wks; so orthopedically u r 3/8 of the way to being fully healed! Be patient! See your ors for follow - up... ...Read more
I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?
Cold, Cold Heart...: One thing you can do before you rush off to have it checked is stop putting ice on it. Ice is good for the immediate injury, but like all reducers of inflammation' it can have chilling effect on the healing rate. Try applying heat and see if the increased blood flow doesn't help. Ligaments have a poor blood supply, so too much cold application can slow the blood flow and slow healing. ...Read more
Had an ankle sprain. The doctor put me something like an elastic bandage but immovable. Now I'm feeling extremely heel pain. Normal?
Heel pain: The first right thing to do is to see your treating physician for assistance. ...Read more
Month ago I got fractured vertebra and am now wearing daily an elastic brace. Can I have normal sex life as long as I feel comfortable?
Yes: Like you said you have be comfortable. ...Read more
Planning to go from europe to asia. What is suggested medical travel pack to bring along? What drugs, bandages etc. Are recommended for a longer trip?
Depends: See http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/list. Htm, for recommendations on drugs and immunizations for each of the countries you plan to visit. For a general first-aid kit, I recommend pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) ibuprofen, an antihistamine, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, and a miscellaneous assortment of bandaids and sterile dressings. ...Read more
How long does the edema take to subside? I stopped taking pain-killers. Should I try ice-compression. I have been given normal elastic knee bandage
Yes: Elastic facial bandages, jobst is one brand, can help limit the swelling that results from mandibular (lower jaw) surgery. It is less helpful for maxillary (upper jaw) surgery. These surgeries will result in a certain amount of edema that will occur regardless of efforts to limit it. But certain surgical techniques, intraop meds, and the elastic bandage can help. ...Read more
In general yes.: Grapefruit contains naringan which is metabolized through the cyp3a4 pathway in the liver and intestine. This pathway also processess many medications. Degree of interaction depends on amount of grapefruit and amount of co ingested medication. In general it is a good idea to separate meds and grapefruit intake although small amounts are well tolerated. Beware with Cyclosporine and tacrolimus. ...Read more
Yes and No: Sometimes all of the pain goes away, sometimes only some of the pain goes away. Different kinds of pain may respond to different kinds of medications. I recommend seeing your doctor to figure out which pain you have and what medications/treatments might be appropriate for you. ...Read more
Taste: Is incredibly important. The easiest way is to just syringe it in the side of the mouth. Or try hiding it in a small amount of juice like apple or grape. You may have to divide it up and give several small doses. Pharmacies can add some flavors to make the taste better. These are usually pretty sugary as well. Other options are available if baby is older... ...Read more
Pain medication.: Several reasons - your pain has worsened or you have become tolerant to the medication (basically too used to it). In the former you have to be re-evaluated. In the latter a medication change may help or you may need to have a "drug holiday". ...Read more
A medication error: Is a mistake in prescribing, dispensing or administering a medication. It can happen at all levels from the Dr. To the pharmacist, to the nurse, to the patient. They are unfortunately too common, and 100% avoidable. ...Read more
Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Yes.: And older men too. As physiologic reserves in major organ systems decline and major chronic illness intervenes in later life, there is less ability of the organism to respond to insults or stresses of medication. In addition older people tend to require more medications and this leads to a multiplicity of potential drug interactions with sometime serious consequence. ...Read more
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