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Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

Brace wire digging into my gums! help?

See your othrodontis: Asap, but in the meantime, use some dental wax to push the wire against your brackets and hold it there until you can be seen. This should alleviate your discomfort in the meantime. ...Read more

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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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Where can I getorthodontic rubber bands?

Where can I getorthodontic rubber bands?

Any: DENTAL supply company ..look online Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Bonded retainer glue& wire on front tooth moved up, so tooth is slightly pushed out now. Will bringing glue &wire back down stop from moving any more?

Bonded retainer glue& wire on front tooth moved up, so tooth is slightly pushed out now. Will bringing glue &wire back down stop from moving any more?

Orthodontist: Please see a local orthodontist regarding your options to align that one tooth and then retain it in the new position. Conversely, you have have the wire rebonded and keep the tooth where it is. ...Read more

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Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

Could orthodontic cement be able to stick on brace brackets onto retainers?

It is possible: However, treatment decision should be made after discussion between you and your Orthodontist/Dentist. ...Read more

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I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr.Then,I got burning chest pain (left&middle),weakness,short of breath.Harmful to heart?

I used a wire cutter to cut wires from a Christmas tree for1 hr.Then,I got burning chest pain (left&middle),weakness,short of breath.Harmful to heart?

Muscular: My opinion is that the prolonged activity caused pectoral muscular strain bringing on your symptoms. Associated chest wall tenderness and rib cage discomfort on chest wall motions would point to chest wall strain as the source of your complaint. If you have continued concern, consult your physician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?

Have it evaluated.: The position of the big toe immediately following cast, pin, and bandage removal is not necessarily reflect its final position after you have regained strength and mobility following the postoperative and rehabilitation period. For some procedures, the big toe may be purposely fused in a slightly elevated position and you may not be use to that. Consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Use orthotic 4 overpronation+bunion used 2 wear aa width shoe age+bunin med width now.Heel backof heel&ankle still narrow should wear custom made shoe?

Gel heel liner: There are so many shapes and sizes of feet that shoe manufacturers cannot possibly make shoes for every need. What i would recommend you do is find a shoe that fits your toes and then purchase a gel heel liner that goes into the back of the shoe to help snug the shoe around the heel. You can search online for gel heel liners and you will likely find a company that sells them.N. ...Read more

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I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

I wear orthotic 4 over-pronation & bunion. Leather ankle booties which tie up r what i wear. Inserts unmovable. I place orthotics on top of them is ok?

Yes: Should be fine since boots have more depth. Just make sure liner is flat and does not tilt orthotics. Try it out and see if they feel any different compared to shoes without liners. If unsure consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, broke tib/fib, foot hanging backwards, 2 plates & 10 screws, 1 year later plates and screws removed, told i can never run again. Why?

Fell down stairs, broke tib/fib, foot hanging backwards, 2 plates & 10 screws, 1 year later plates and screws removed, told i can never run again. Why?

Varies: I would not hesitate to get a follow up appointment and specifically answer that question. Presumably if your plates and screws have been removed your fractures are healed. One of the more common reasons we might tell the patient that is if they have quite a bit of post traumatic arthritis on their follow up X-ray and want to try to protect the joint. ...Read more

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Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Probably not: Cold wound not affect the mounting of your diamond on your ring to the extent that it will drop off. ...Read more

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Best way to remove steri strips from glued cut? Water? Or just pull?

Best way to remove steri strips from glued cut? Water? Or just pull?

Steri Stripts: It is often best to let these dry out and as they get to the point they are falling off you can then just pull them off the rest of the way. But it is often about being patient and letting the skin heal underneath. ...Read more

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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having my house re-done & i was walking outside & tripped over a wire type fence on the ground & cut my leg in 3 places. The wire fence thing looked brand new. Do i need a tetanus shot?

Help! i'm having my house re-done & i was walking outside & tripped over a wire type fence on the ground & cut my leg in 3 places. The wire fence thing looked brand new. Do i need a tetanus shot?

If not up to date: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 10 years he will need to have a booster shot. It would also be a good idea if those cuts are deep to have them looked at that for any foreign body that may have become lodged in them and for general wound care. ...Read more

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Can u straighten a upward curving penis?

Can u straighten a upward curving penis?

Peyronie's disease : Significant deformity ( of this degree) of the erect penis is most often due to peyronie's disease. Sometimes the deformity is severe enough to make sex painful for you or your partner. I would recommend you see a urologist for exam and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

What is an ear lobe stretcher used for?

Ear Lobe Stretcher: Stretching of pearced ear lobe to apply certain jewelry. ...Read more

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How frequently should I clean my stretcher and what could I use?

How frequently should I clean my stretcher and what could I use?

After every use.: A stretcher for an ambulance? After every use and at the start of your shift, since you don't know if it was done before. Hopefully, you were given guidance on this. If not, someone is not doing a good job training and ask them for the protocol in place for infection control for your job. If this is not about stretchers used for sick or immobile people., ask again and clarify. ...Read more

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I have stiff back shoulders and neck and 14 y.O. It feels like I have to stretch every single second and that I should be put on a stretcher

I have stiff back shoulders and neck and 14 y.O. It feels like I have to stretch every single second and that I should be put on a stretcher

Muscle spasm: At fourteen & absent mechanical injury, muscle spasm is good prospect for cause. Your problem might come from a posture problem, as can happen while working with computers. The person to figure this out would be an osteopath. A physical therapist is indicated. Massage, heating pad, ergonomics, an icy hot type of rub might be in order. Immediately tell your parents what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Will toe stretchers help your feet?

Will  toe stretchers help your  feet?

Not long term: They may feel comfortable, but won't do much long term in helping any deformity. Dr l. ...Read more

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I do patient lifting to a stretcher/ and sliding. I ovulated 6/10 6/12. Can this affect implantation? When can I test? LMP 5/24 had Chemical M/C.

I do patient lifting to a stretcher/ and sliding. I ovulated 6/10 6/12. Can this affect implantation? When can I test? LMP 5/24 had Chemical M/C.

No effect: Your occupation and your straining/exercise shouldn't affect your chances of implantation given that any pregnancy that occurs would be very small and be shielded from the pressure by the cushioning of the uterus. Only test if you don't get your period in two weeks. You should be in close contact with an OB/GYN if you're trying to conceive because of your age. ...Read more

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1 month ago i was transport a large man from the stretcher onto bed. Every since my left arm hurts near the elbow forearm hurts. Sharp pain. Help?

1 month ago i was transport a  large man from the stretcher onto bed. Every since my left arm hurts near the elbow forearm hurts. Sharp pain. Help?

Workers compensation: It sounds like you sustained your injury while at work. If that's true, then you should report this to your employer asap and initiate workers compensation evaluation. Check out http://www.Nolo.Com/legal-encyclopedia/your-right-to-workers-comp-benefits-faq-29093.Html for more info. In most cases, i believe you lose benefits if you see "outside" doc before filing claim. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table? Lumbar stretcher? Yoga?

Can a herniated disc heal by using an inversion table?  Lumbar stretcher?  Yoga?

Real question: The real question i hear you asking is can conservative treatments such as ones listed improve pain/symptoms associated with disc herniation? The answer is yes they may in some cases (depending on size/location of disc, chronicity of symptoms, and age at times).Let a specialist in conservative managent such as pain physician, physiatrist, or sports doc guide you to right treatment plan. Eval rec'd. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more