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Can Your Arm Swell From Xylocaine To Remove A Mole
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I have a large lipoma on my upper left arm and the plastic surgeon wants to remove it with local anesthesia? can this be done without pain or risk?
Low risk: This is usually a pretty straightforward procedure. There could be some pain afterwards that should be easily controlled with OTC pain Meds. Sometimes there can be some skin numbness from superficial nerves being cut during the procedure. Localized skin infection is a possibility with any invasive procedure but overall the risks are very low. ...Read more
Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?
See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have replaced a scar with a new scar steroid injection into the keloid may have better success and be less painful and can produce significant improvement in comfort or appearance. See a gyn or plastic surgeon with interest in the vulva for a second opin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
String: Place string or heavy thread under the ring than wrap the string around the finger proximal to distal as tight as possible. Then grab the proximal end of the string and forcefully unwrap the string. Because the string is under the ring it will push the ring toward the end of the finger and therefore remove the ring. ...Read more
Yes: A pimple just in the right (or in this case wrong) spot can obstruct lymphatic flow and cause some pretty remarkable swelling, sometimes involving the entire face. Warm/hot packs to the lesion to open it up may help. Occasionally, surgical drainage may be needed to alleviate the swelling. ...Read more
Son pinched arm over vein with a toy. It is red and swollen similar to a bug bite. Could the vein be damaged? Do we need to go to er?
YES: and it may indicate INFECTION ..(the lymph node acts as a kind of "trap" for the organism causing the infection You need an evaluation ASAP and possible anti-biotic treatment! Someone should examine the sting area and the swollen gland! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The space is usually so small that no permanent change in appearance will occur. ...Read more
Can poking at a cyst and lymphnode in armpit cause them to look scarred on U/S? Does it make it more difficult to identify them as a cyst or lymphnode
Cyst: Yes and yes onboth countsGet a more detailed answer ›
Subsequent to getting a root canal done it hurts to apply suction with my mouth to the tooth or to lick the top?
It is possible: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Tylenol, Advil) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned, call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: However, only for a short period of time not exceeding 2-4 hours. ...Read more
Possibly: If you can find someone to do so free, then it is free. ...Read more
How rare is a ganglion cyst in the ulnar side of the wrist? Can it be removed without a huge scar? It's uncomfortable to use my fingers.
How can I identify the sort of insects or bugs that bitten me? Small bumps with harden central, if scratch, it will turn into a patch.
Hard to say.: There are very few bugs that leave a unique bite. Flea bites are like little hard blisters usually on lower legs. Brown recluse spider bites may have 2 "fang" marks. A few others have a likely appearance. But usually there is no way to know. If anybody else has the same bites that lives or works with you then you know the insect is in that building and call an exterminator. ...Read more
How to get a ring off, when your fingers are swollen? Is it standerd to remove a ring when putting a splint on?
Cold: Usually cold water does the job. If not check with your doc. ...Read more
Is it proper to remove the dead, peeling skin from around a wound? Will this hurt it more or cause infection?
Hornet sting tips: Clean with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. Elevate affected area. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more
Can anybody give me a solution or quick fix to redness in my face , especially goin from hot to cold tempratures .From inside to outside , after golfing?
Your face is red...: From heat, physical exertion, and perhaps the sun. Try cooling your cheeks with a wet wash cloth before going in. What is happening is natural! ...Read more
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