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Asphalt Side Effects
I have had road rash since christmas day but no asphalt got into it is there anyway of getting the scar off of my side without professional treatment?
Depends: Depends on how big, deep these scars are and which body part. As it turns out, I would likely have somebody take a look at the wounds/scars and make the best treatment choices. Honey, Neosporin would have been some early alternatives but perhaps a visual inspection will give you more information. Good luck ...Read more
Grazed face on asphalt after falling, 3 1/2 months and nothing is fading. its a red/brown texuture and a bit shiny in some light. scar or will fade?
See below: Depends. But an elbow injury should be evaluated. However, if she is using her arm completely normal, then i would apply ice and observe her. ...Read more
Clean it: Clean the area with water and apply vazeline twice a day until it heals.If the area becomes red or painful you should see a doctor to be sure it is not infected. If some bits of the asphalt or seen in your skin after it has healed they can be removed by a laser known as the ruby or the alexandrite. These persistent particles if they occur are called traumatic tattoos. ...Read more
I recently took a hard fall landing directly on my knees on asphalt. It has been about 2 weeks and i still have a lot of pain in both what should I do?
Xrays: You should see your doctor. Xrays or other testing maybe needed. Your doctor may also be able to tell you what is wrong just with an examination as well. ...Read more
I have been in a near fatal bike accident. .My head took a very high speed impact to the asphalt. I am always emotional seeing death or just bad thing?
Cherish life: Other physicians here will give you their advice. My hope is that you will come away from your brush with death grateful for every day that you have on earth -- especially if your are healthy. Especially, look for opportunities to make others' lives better, given that yours has been spared. Each human must decide what the fact of mortality means. Search & i hope the answer u find will involve love. ...Read more
Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?
Hi, I walked past a stretch of freshly layed asphalt road today. Is there any consquences on breathing those strong fumes for 2-3 minutes on the brain?
Unlikely: This scenario is unlikely to cause harm ...Read more
Cut my toe on asphalt, do I need to see a doctor or is some anticeptic and time enough to avoid infection? It is about 4mm in length right on the tip
Clean the area: And possibly flush with peroxide. Use a topical antibiotic and keep it covered. If the area seems to worsen int he direction of more redness, pain and swelling, the go to the doctor. This is most likely to happen in the first 72 hours following the injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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