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Read labels: The most important thing to do is reading labels carefully If the reaction was severe, be sure that you have EpiPen (epinephrine) with you in case of accidental exposure. Be sure that this is just a blood test or skin test reaction to buckwheat since tests alone cannot be relied on as a diagnosis. ...Read more
My cousin went to a music festival and took a small - normal dosage of mdma. What are chance of overdose if it was pure mdma and nothing else?
Depends: Depends on the size of your cousin, as well as if he/she is naive to the drug or not. No dose is safe, as drug dealers are not known for quality control. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to the materials in the pillow or it is somehow contaminated with bacteria or other organisms, it should be safe. This also assumes that you do not have a condition that made your neck unstable (such as major neck trauma, severe rheumatoid arthritis). ...Read more
Cracked ribs?: Confirmed by xray? If just bruised, ice & anti-infammatory med like aleve/advil/motrin. If actually broken, doc can rx Lidocaine pain patches to ease the pain or possibly do intercostal nerve block (with Lidocaine ± steroid) for longer lasting relief. Avoid rib belts as they tend to limit breathing & increase risk of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?
Tell the story: There are so many wonderful stories of this festival in so many different cultures. In light of the optimism, compassion and uplifting elements of this annual celebration, one has the potential to impart the energy and knowledge to others by acting out parts of the tradition and by educating ones friends and family at the same time. Share the joy and positive energy. ...Read more