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Can You Be Allergic To Concrete
Hi! I'm a construction worker and I'm noticing red dots on my chest and wrists. I mostly work on concrete and wood. Is allergic reaction possible?
Dr for swollen red r tonsil white patch 7 days ago. Strep neg. No longer sore runny eyes few red spots & white stone remain. Swelling way down. Dr.Dx'd allergic tonsillitis. How long swelling last?
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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
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
I fell more than 2 months ago outside on the porch on concrete and I still have pain. What could be the problem none?
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. Your symptoms should have resolved by now. ...Read more
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
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
Head trauma: Certainly. If you hit hard enough, it cause bleeding inside your head. ...Read more
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
Head trauma: Certainly. If you hit hard enough, it cause bleeding inside your head. ...Read more
As a kid I was sleepwalking and fell downstairs to a concrete floor. I did not wake up at the bottom. Why would such a fall not wake me?
Concussion: I'll bet it's because you hit your head. Hope the sleepwalking and other parasomnias are over; if not, barricade the stair tops at night. ...Read more
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
Yes: Depends on which hormones are off balanced. ...Read more
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
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
Cushion pillow: I think cushion pillow is more comfortable and better for back and extremities than sitting on concrete alto. ...Read more
Are you in: Significant pain? Decreased range of motion? Obvious deformity? If you have what appears to be a significant injury - medical evaluation would be the most prudent course of action. ...Read more
Get a plastic blow up seating donut form the drug store (they are pretty cheap)
use it while sitting and wait for it to get better beyond that there is not much to do for these types of problems. ...Read more
Injury!: Could be a disc problem, fracture less likely, or soft tissue injury. Get an x-ray and get examined. ...Read more
My husband did some concrete work a couple days ago and didn't wear a mask, could this worsen his copd?
Unlikely: If he has not had problems so far, he should be ok. ...Read more
My 8 month old son fell off my bed and we have concrete floors. Is he going to be okay? He's acting fine and happy
Depends: Any 8mo that is knocked out by a fall would need to be evaluated. If he did not lose consciousness & does not start vomiting repeatedly, you can safely monitor him at home. Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule & check him out occasionally for signs he vomited in his sleep. Go to the er if something happens that spooks u. ...Read more
Is aspartame really all that bad for you? Is there concrete evidence that it is? It's been around a long time now
Yes: Stay far away from anything artificial. Toxic to the body. ...Read more
My son 3 years old fell at the park today on concrete. He has a large bump that's very boggy. Is boggyness a bad sign?
Not necessarily: The bogginess usually represents a buildup of a blood pocket within the layers or underneath the scalp next to the skull. It does not represent an extension past the skull into the brain unless you can feel a step off in the skull bone itself. When this happens there will be other symptomss of a head injury like vomiting or loss of conciousness. ...Read more
Does gastritis ever heal? There are some responses from doctors that say yes and others No. Please I would like a concrete answer.
I bumped my head real hard on concrete. I've had headaches for a few days now. Its the only symptom I have, should this be worrisome?
Fell flat on my back and my head bounced on concrete floor. The next day I woke up and now neck hurts andlower back. What should I do?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. You could have broken bones. ...Read more
Do medical doctors believe that health disorders can fall along a continuum spectrum, or does it always have to be a concrete disorder?
Depends on Dr.:
I believe that all doctors don't have the same beliefs.
Personally I believe most disorders fall on a continuum spectrum. One common example that's widely acknowledged is Autism Spectrum Disorder, which can range from mild to severe. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes and depression can also range from borderline to mild to severe. I look at each patient as an individual. See comment: ...Read more
How do I know if I'm suffering from fibromyalgia or is it something worse? I've been to the doctors many times and no one can concrete diagnose me
Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist to do a complete examination to identify the underlying problem. ...Read more
I was helping someone move concrete bags, one of those bags broke and concrete dust flew around. I think I may have inhaled some dust, will I be ok?
Yes: Such a brief exposure will not cause any lasting problem. People who work with concrete are exposed to it every day and generally stay well. If you knew you would be exposed for many hours repeatedly, you would be well advised to wear a mask but that doesn't apply to your brief exposure. ...Read more
I had a fall from a chair seated position onto concrete onto my coccyx 2 weeks ago pain has increased, can barely sit down without pain, what do I do?
Well with such traum: Such a fall in such a hard and unforgiving floor could have done some damage you should see doctor. Even if the sacrum is fractured at least you would know. But the lower back is also an issue with this kind of trauma. Go get checked out ...Read more
Despite concrete evidence of spndylthpthy if not anspon my hmo refuses to admit that I have an autoimmune dis likely as I've had it 32 yrs. What to do?
My 2yr old fell of the bed and hit her head on concrete floor. Seems fine&active. But she is always bangin her head on hard surfaces. Should I get it ✔?
Loss of conscious?: Any 2yo that is not knocked out by a fall can usually be monitored at home. It is common to get a bump, vomit x1, & get a headache. Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule and check him with a flashlight during sleep. If the kid lost consciousness, vomits in his sleep or vomits repeatedly, you need to take him in. ...Read more
I need help with a question regarding a serious butn I had gotten from falling off my bike on the concrete. I went to urgent care and had been given s?
I fell and hit the back of my head on concrete 2 days ago have a bump and small scrape but has been going down almost no bump now I've been having slig?
See below: You want to find a shoe with a thick sole and a soft supportive insole. ...Read more
Varies: Right away or a few davs later. ...Read more
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