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Can you be allergic to concrete?

Can you be allergic to concrete?

Yes: The components and chemicals in concrete are very irritating as well as allergenic. Most often it is allergic contact dermatitis. You need to be patch tested by an allergist or dermatologist to truly determine what components you might be reacting to in the concrete. ...Read more

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When should I be concerned about a small fall by my child onto concrete?

When should I be concerned about a small fall by my child onto concrete?

Depends on situation: Most kids who fall from their standing height or less, that don't get knocked out by the fall, will do ok with home monitoring. If they were running, fell into an object, left a dent in the head, got knocked out or began to throw up repeatedly it is time to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What type of injury is caused in back after a hard fall on butt onto concrete from a standing position ?

What type of injury is caused in back after a hard fall on butt onto concrete from a standing position ?

Probably nothing: For a 17 year old, probably nothing serious. You can fracture or dislocate the coccyx, which are the vertebrae below the pelvis, or even have a compression fracture to the other vertebrae, or disc rupture, but that is highly unlikely in a young person. That increases with age, however. ...Read more

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Fell on concrete floor head first what can hapoen?

Fell on concrete floor head first what can hapoen?

Head injury: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. ...Read more

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What happens when someone hits their head on concrete?

What happens when someone hits their head on concrete?

That depends.: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Possible need for stitches? ...Read more

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Should I have my head x-rayed after hitting a concrete wall?

Should I have my head x-rayed after hitting a concrete wall?

Chi: Closed head injury may not need x-ray. Let doctor examine you. If you had headache, feel out of it, confused, off balance, amnesia, nausea or vomiting, vision changes then i will not waste time and see doctor. ...Read more

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I fell on the back of my head on the concrete, can it be serious?

I fell on the back of my head on the concrete, can it be serious?

Head trauma: Certainly. If you hit hard enough, it cause bleeding inside your head. ...Read more

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What is best to use to clean a child's skin wound from falling on the concrete?

What is best to use to clean a child's skin wound from falling on the concrete?

Wound care: Washing a cut or scrape with soap, and water and keeping it clean and dry is all that is required to care for most wounds. Cleaning the wound with hydrogen peroxide and iodine is acceptable initially, but can delay healing and should be avoided long-term. Apply antibiotic ointment and keep the wound covered. ...Read more

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What can I take if i hit my head on the concrete?

Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen): Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the concrete floor and my head really hurts?

I hit my head on the concrete floor and my head really hurts?

Head injury: If you have continuous headache following hitting the head on concrete floor you should seek medical help, you need to be checked and cat scan may need to be done. ...Read more

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What are some health side effects of concrete demolition dust?

What are some health side effects of concrete demolition dust?

Irritation: Although not as unsafe as inhaling asbestos fibers or chemicals, the dust itself can cause an irritant effect in the lungs. Over time this can cause some scarring and atelectasis (parts of the lung that don't fill all the way up). Anyone being exposed to dust that can be inhaled, no matter what the potential long-term effects should wear a mask to filter the air. ...Read more

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My son inlaw has concrete burns what can we do to help with pain?

My son inlaw has concrete burns what can we do to help with pain?

Get help: Concrete burns are due to the alkaline nature of concrete when wet. This burn can be severe and quite destructive of tissue. A problem is that alkali dissolves tissue ahead of itself and goes rather deeply. You need to see your physician who might recommend a plastic surgeon for treatment and reconstruction. This is an urgent situation and should not be neglected. ...Read more

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Seating down on concrete alto is is good for instead a cushion pillow?

Seating down on concrete alto is is good for instead a cushion pillow?

Cushion pillow: I think cushion pillow is more comfortable and better for back and extremities than sitting on concrete alto. ...Read more