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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 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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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