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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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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?

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?

Possible: To something affecting exposed areas of your skin, try wearing cotton gloves and crew neck underwear, and apply hydrocortisone 1% cream OTC, if that doesn't work see your doctor ...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

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What to do if I fell 5 concrete steps going to clean water in my basement!!!?

What to do if I fell 5 concrete steps going to clean water in my basement!!!?

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

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Pain in tailbone when sitting hist. Falling on butt onto concrete from standing position?

Pain in tailbone when sitting hist. Falling on butt onto concrete from standing position?

Commom problem: 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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

I would get a scan: Although it has been a few days a thorough exam and CT scan of your head at the emergency room would be recommended. ...Read more

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Do medical doctors believe that health disorders can fall along a continuum spectrum, or does it always have to be a concrete disorder?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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 ✔?

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

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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?

Concussion: You fell 2 days ago and have a healing bump on the back of your head. You have headaches. This could be a concussion. More and more research shows concussions occur during head trauma. See your doctor and you may require a referral to a specialist. ...Read more