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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Hi I had hit the side of my rib really hard last week and now it's swollen and hurts when I touch it should i get and x ray?

Hi I had hit the side of my rib really hard last week and now it's swollen and hurts when I touch it should i get and x ray?

Probably not: a non displaced or mildly displaced rib fracture without complication (pneumothorax, hemothorax, pulmonary contusion ) is not worth diagnosing. You will live with the same rib fracture pain for 6 weeks whether or not it is confirmed by radiography. Any worsening shortness of breath, go to the ED directly. That could indicate increase pneumothorax or bleeding into pleural space. ...Read more

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I can't get answers from nobody. Can I just have a list of possible causes of swollen optic nerves or is there not many causes? Already got spinal tap

I can't get answers from nobody. Can I just have a list of possible causes of swollen optic nerves or is there not many causes? Already got spinal tap

Optic Neuritis: Some causes of inflammation of optic nerves are Autoimmune diseases such as Multiple sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Lupus, Infections such as measles or mumps or Herpes, or Drugs such as Tuberculosis medications. Hope that helps. Papilledema is the term for swollen optic nerve. If need more info., google the word Papilledema. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

How do you get rid of a swollen jaw after being hit, in it?

Time and ice: The sooner you get ice packs in the area the better. A bag of frozen peas also works well. Once it has already swollen to its maximum, you want external heat to help reduce the swelling. You can also use anti-inflammatory pain medication such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). However, you should also see a dentist just to make sure nothing is broken or needs any other treatment or attention. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of a swollen lip from being hit?

How can I quickly get rid of a swollen lip from being hit?

Ice pack: The best immediate treatment is an ice pack or cool compress. An anti-inflammatory pain med like Ibuprofen or others may help also. ...Read more

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Last night and this morning i hit the side of my hand and now it's swollen. What can I do to get the swelling down?

Last night and this morning i hit the side of my hand and now it's swollen. What can I do to get the swelling down?

Well icing it might: Help. Also raising yuor hand above your heart will help reduce swelling. But you could also have a stress fracture which might not show up on xray. If the pain persists go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My finger is swollen and I can't get my rings down it. A softball hit it hard and I heard it crack. I cannot bend all the way.. Jammed or broke?

My finger is swollen and I can't get my rings down it. A softball hit it hard and I heard it crack. I cannot bend all the way.. Jammed or broke?

Need xray: Sounds painful! Very difficult to determine if it is broken without an xray. I recommend buddy taping it to the neighboring finger, icing it 20 min on 20 min off, and keeping it elevated above chest level to reduce the swelling. Seek medical care if you are concerned about a possible fracture. Does not necessarily require ER. Urgent Care or your primary care provider should be fine. ...Read more