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Broken 4th Metacarpal Healing Period
4th day out of 5 day treatment of macrobid, still a uti, breaking out in cold sores and just got my period which is making the UTI worse. Help?
UTI: If you have been taking Furadantin twice a day and still having urinary infection you need to go back and see the doctor who prescribed this. You may have something else besides a uti, or it may be due to an organism not affected by this drug. Cold sores may come out during menstrual periods, stress, infections, and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon can I start playing guitar after a mildly displaced 4th metacarpal without surgery. I don't want to jeopardize proper healing.
Guitar hands: Nondisplaced 4th mc fractures are generally stable as long as you are careful. The fracture usually heals by 6 weeks. If this is your strumming hand, you are probably safe to play guitar by week 3. If the fracture is on the fretboard hand, then you will likely be too sore and stiff to play before week 4 or 5. You should generally protect the hand for 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you have sustained a physical liver injury, you should not embark on any physical activities that put you at risk for trauma, until the injury is fully healed. You should have a follow-up CT scan to insure that all the damage is resolved before going back. See the trauma surgeon who was caring for you, when you can be cleared to return to bike riding. ...Read more
Post op CS healing: Most routine cataract surgery cases "heal" in 5-30d, depending on pt's age, cataract density, eye risk factors (ie, narrow angle, short eye, previous eye surgery, DM, uveitis hx, etc). If pt is healthy, young, soft cat, experienced surgeon, no complications, standardy IOL hard plastic lens, recovery usually 5-7days. Drops are continued for wks most cases. More info: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough to say: Hemorrhoids are pillars of vascular tissue that line the anal canal. They act as "cushions" in the anal canal. Depending on the type of hemorrhoids, there are different treatments. They range from topical therapies, to rubber bands, to surgery. Rather than treat them yourself, get seen by a general or colorectal surgeon to make sure that your symptoms aren't attributable to something else. ...Read more
6 weeks: Without complications it takes minimum of 42 days. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for a bruise to heal? What can I do to avoid aggravating it and speed healing beyond the initial put-ice-on-it period?
Not Too Complicated: If you were mugged by five large thugs in an alley in South Central, it could take weeks. If you bumped your forearm on the door knob to a dressing room in Macy's, maybe a week. So, if it's sore, decrease use to that area 'till it feels better. If it's swollen, elevate it if you can. Tylenol. And time. Not too complicated unless it gets worse for some reason, then get it looked at. ...Read more
What kind of brand for pads should I buy and wear for sensitive skin? And because I have tinea cruris healing it at the moment on my period soon.
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