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Doctor insights on: Ace Elastic Bandage Medication

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I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

I might have dislocated an elbow. Is it a good idea to place elastic bandage to compress it?

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

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Can I use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Can I use elastic bandage instead of compression socks for diabetic nerve irritation?

Careful: Those bandages can be very irritating and I have seen them lead to constrictive problems because they do not remain in place very well. I would caution you to be very careful when using those type of bandages with diabetic neuropathy ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Can take a few weeks: Usually most edema resolves in a few weeks, however depending on the type of injury it could take longer. Ice and compression will help. Nsaids will help. If no luck with that see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Can wearing a tight elastic bandage prevent my face from swelling too much after jaw surgery?

Can wearing a tight elastic bandage prevent my face from swelling too much after jaw surgery?

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

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Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

Can I eat grapefruit with medication?

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

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Can pain medication make pain go away?

Can pain medication make pain go away?

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

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How can I get my baby to take medication?

How can I get my baby to take medication?

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

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Why does no pain medication work anymore?

Why does no pain medication work anymore?

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

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Can you tell me what is a medication error?

Can you tell me what is a medication error?

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

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Advice on add medication? Which type is best?

Advice on add medication? Which type is best?

I prefer: I've seen hundreds of cases of ADD in practice and I have to say that for the majority of people the stimulant class of medication is the most effective. As for a specific drug, it varies by the individual. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxeity without medication?

How can I deal with anxeity without medication?

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

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How much time does anexiety medication work for?

How much time does anexiety medication work for?

It depends on the: Medication. Talk to your doctor. Also consider seeing a therapist to try to learn alternative ways to reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Are older women at risk for medication problems?

Are older women at risk for medication problems?

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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Is there a medication that can help me sit still?

Is there a medication that can help me sit still?

Need more info: If you feel that this is caused by anxiety, you should talk it over with your family physician. Of course, if you are presently taking any medications that have "stimulant" properties, you may also want to discuss this as well. ...Read more