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Theres 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. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
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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Regular followup: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on site: Drainage of an abscess is (if possible) a good form of initial treatment. If it is not practical to drain it, it must be treated with antibiotics and then the source of the infection must be determined and removed or treated more definitively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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