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There's glass still in my knee. Do I wait n c if it comes out or go to doc? Can urgent care take it out if it's imbedded in the skin? Or the ER? HELP!!
See an Ortho surgeon:
Urgently. It can cause more damage, None of the other places (ER or Urgent Care) can remove it. They can help with pain meds and gettings XRays done etc, but an Ortho surgeon will be taking it out, to minimize further damage and assess what if any damage to the interior of the knee has occurred or not.
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23 y/o female with IUD. Nausea and metallic taste in mouth for 48 hours. Should I go to urgent care/take a pregnancy test?
Hand Washing: Far and away the best way for a day care provider (or most other people) to avoid spreading germs is to wash hands often and thoroughly. This is true whether the illness in question is being carried by the provider, or whether it's something they have merely come in contact with. ...Read more
Insurance plan: Speak to your human resources department of your company for more information. It would know what your options are and is in a better place to advise you. Good luck. ...Read more
Reasonable, yes: Depending on the amount of pain, cause of the pain, and other medical problems, a week of prednnisone is not unreasonable. ...Read more
Hello I am about 33 weeks pregnant and have yet to receive prenatal care. I take some vitamins and folic acid. I wanted to know if not...
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Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects multiple organ systems.
Diet, medications and regular exercise are necessary to control diabetes. Diabetics are prone to develop heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, foot ulcers and eye problems. Regular followup up with a doctor is important.
The American Diabetic Association website "www. Diabetes. Org" is a good resource for patients and families. ...Read more
Keep it clean: Keep your perineum clean. Use a squirt bottle with warm water after you use the bathroom and pat dry. The materials used by your doctor or midwife for the stitches typically dissolve on their own. This means that as you heal, the material breaks down and disappears. This can take a few weeks. ...Read more
STING: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Try a bag of cold peas. You can take meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. ...Read more
We need to have a: Better idea of what the skin condition is that you are battling. The approach is quite different depending on what the problem is. Consider clarifying and re-asking or consulting with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Neurologist + meds: Most headaches are migraine &are very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the frequency & intensity of the pain. You also need a med. To take for the acute ha. This is usually a triptan (ie imitrex). You want to get off of any medicine that might be causing rebound/medicine overuse ha (ie excedrin). A neurologist can help. ...Read more
Yours or others?:
If it is your anger. Take responsibility that you are angry. Not that others 'make you angry'. It is a choice. Then protect those around you by distancing yourself until you are in better control.
For others, maintain your own safety and those around you first.
Professional help and learning intervention strategies, both personal and in groups is helpful. ...Read more
Diabetes care: The best advice is to take your medications everyday and check your blood sugars as recommended by your doctor. I also believe that dietary changes are also crucial in keeping control of your blood sugars long term so listen to the dietician. ...Read more
Get some rest: Caregivers can best care for themselves by taking a break & getting some rest periodically. Caregivers also need to know their own limits and ask for help when appropriate. If family member is serving as caregiver, often times it's better to hire non-family member to serve as caregiver, thus allowing family member to act as family member, not caregiver. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more
Avoid being outdoor if possible when the sun is the brightest (10-2). Wear a sunscreen that is broad spectrum and an spf of 30 or higher.
You can also wear a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sun protective clothing (long sleeves etc). ...Read more
Lots: Maintaining a regular time for sleep, as well as rituals to reduce the amount of stimulation (turn off the tv, turn off the phone and ipad, and laptop), maybe have some chamomile tea, and relax with some light reading or listening to music. Exercise during the day, yoga, meditation, psychotherapy, and antidepressants can all be beneficial in treating anxiety broadly, including at night. ...Read more
Remedy: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Apply cool compresses. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more
Treatment of coma: Is largely supportive in addition to treating the cause of the coma. The chances for recovery depend on the cause of the coma, whether the problem can be corrected, and the duration of the coma. People in comas likely require an intensive care unit and may often require full life support until their situation improves. ...Read more