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Wound care: What is your tetanus status? If you don't know or it has been more than 10 years, then a tetanus shot would be prudent. The lesion needs to be cleaned with warm soap & water. Can you reach the area to do that or know someone who could? If you have really dirty or thick road burn or equivalent - it would be good to have wound care done by a health care professional. Take care. Nsaid's for pain. ...Read more
Second opinion?: You can always ask for second opinion, and request for your medical record. However, it also depends on what kind of foot surgery you are having and why you believe that it went badly. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: Having an IV and how you react to it, in terms of pain, can vary from the location, who administering the IV and possibly they type of medication in the iv. ...Read more
Your body's reaction: The itch from bites is not due to the bite itself, but the reaction your body has in response to the bite. When certain chemicals in your body are released you feel the desire to itch. The reason humans have different reactions to the same bug bite is how much of those chemicals are released by different individuals. ...Read more
One known method: Bradley method has been around since more than 6 decades. You would need to register with a Bradley Method instructor, who would be associated with a hospital or local birthing center. While natural births are always ideal, avoiding medications, but using caution to be sure you are near a facility where care would be immediately available if things don't go as desired to ensure healthy delivery. ...Read more
It varies: On how much venom injected. Most brown recluse bites are no more serious than a bee sting. Redness, a burning sensation and swelling occur within the 1st hour. Within the first 24 hours the bite may blister, if there is discoloration around the bite, there may be skin necrosis, this occurs within 4 days of the bite. Signs of infection or necrosis need to be seen immediately. ...Read more
Too young: To be taking anything. Some people with attention deficit benefit from aderall and the like. ...Read more
Thesigns of infect: Clean the scratches with soap and water. Watch for redness, swelling, warmth, pussy drainage, or red streaks. If these symptoms appear see a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: There are different degrees of impairment. Legal blindness is best corrected vision of 20/200 or worse in the best eye or visual field constriction of less than 20 degrees. To operate a car, you must have 20/60 or better vision in your best eye. Impairment depends on the context. ...Read more
Probably inborn: There's no explaining preferences like this any more than there's any explaining why some men are born gay, some straight, and many on a continuum. Photoguy is happy with his choice, and I doubt anyone would dare tell him it's the wrong one. ...Read more
I just tend to work myself up badly, and I'm starting to get worried and I don't know what to do.
Anxiety: In today's world, not unusual to feel some anxiety. Should see your pmd though, as something like your thyroid might be acting up (age 20/female would not be unusual). Easy to address also, once found. Also, exercise, rest, someone to talk to, are always good ideas. At least initially I would avoid trying to medicate it (esp with alcohol, or some such) at least until is has been evaluated. ...Read more
I get a very soar. I mean very badly inflamed bottom after sitting on a hard chair. How do I treat it?
Simle: Make your own cushion.......get fat. Until that achieved....a "donut" cushion will help. ...Read more
Can you react badly to the generic version of a medicine even if you don't react badly to the brand version of the same medicine?
Complex: In theory: no, but, at times it happens in real life. Another issue, is we need to differentiate between an Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR), vs a true allergic reaction to the active ingredient of a certain drug, an ADR can be due to inactive ingredients. So if in doubt, report symptoms to your doctor, better avoid the drug and find an alternative, if no alternative, see an allergist for evaluation ...Read more
Emergency room: Abdominal trauma needs to be addressed in a hospital with trauma surgery available. Do not rely on early symptom improvement since catastrophic events may go quiet for a while. ...Read more
Not jock itch: Jock itch doesn't cause vaginal odor. Get checked for trichomonais (an STD) and bacterial vaginosis, the most common causes of strong vaginal odor and discharge. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. This has nothing to do with the jock itch fungus, which causes itching and redness of the skin of the groin, labia, etc -- and nothing else. Good luck. ...Read more
Time Out: Redirection is fine, but does not carry over. Babies do learn from time outs if we are consistant, firm and repeat the time out each time the behavior is attempted. It takes about 2-3 weeks and the 2 year old will learn to avoid the time out by not doing the wrong thing. ...Read more
You need: To see your doctor or a colon and rectal specialist quickly. Although most likely due to a fissure or hemorrhoids, more serious causes can be present and at your age you need to be diagnosed and treated. No amount of bleeding per rectum is ever to be considered normal. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Hypersensitivity: Could be inflammatory. Depends on if other changes like redness or swelling or blanching also occur. ...Read more
The location of sunburn and your skin type determine the duration. Face sunburns can fade within 2-3 days while backs, chest, and arms can take a week. It is most important to avoid repeated sunburns as this can prolong recovery and add to skin cancer risk.
A sunburn is a wake up call to remind you that your skin should not go unprotected in the future. Blisters occur with a severe sunburn. ...Read more
Ignorance: Probably reflects the population from which they are drawn. When all else fails, and you cannot make it in school - why not try some magical practice to help treat people. And the public is more than anxious to spend their money on such nonesense. ...Read more
Stretch marks: With the correct surgeon the pain should be minimal. Have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
Hard to say.: However, any new headache, that is not relieved by over the counter pain relievers needs to be evaluated by a doc ASAP. If it is the worst headache you ever had, you have fever, dizziness, a stiff neck, or numbness, tingling, weakness, or slurred speech, you need to call 911 or get to the ER. ...Read more
Moisture: Avoid anything that is drying or irritating, even soap is not necessary. Never dry your face, apply moisturizer after washing with either just warm water and a cloth or something like Cetaphil cleanser. Least irritating lotion is also Cetaphil. Walmart makes an equivalent product that is much cheaper and will be side by side on shelf. ...Read more
ITCHING ALL THE TIME: If you are itching all the time, it could be due to many things. It depends on your health, any medications you take, and it depends on where the itching is. A dermatologist will probably find a reason for your itching. Soaps, detergents, and anything you may be using to wash your clothing may be responsible. Do you have diabetes? Are you anemic? These are some things that you should look into. ...Read more
No: Because the dentist will usually numb you up. Good Luck. ...Read more