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What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?

What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?

Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is ideally treated in infancy but having said that our center has done a number of untreated adults or adults whose original surgery did not come out well. A consultation with a craniofacial center with multiple sub-specialities that deal with these disorders would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Im a carpenter and sometimes have blood in my nose. Could it be from sawdust?

Im a carpenter and sometimes have blood in my nose. Could it be from sawdust?

In a way-DRYNESS: The sawdust most likely causes an irritation and dryness of your nasal passages and the normally moist mucosal lining of them. This irritation and dryness predisposes you to rhinitis for sure as well as possible epistaxis (nose bleeds). Best for you to use a mask or re-breather if constantly around saw dust, and prevent the condition before it continues to happen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a carpenter cuts off his finger with a saw while working, would he bleed to death?

Can you tell me if a carpenter cuts off his finger with a saw while working, would he bleed to death?

Not necessarily: Not if bleeding was controlled with pressure. He should seek medical care for the wound immediately. He may need wound debridement, antibiotics and tetanus. Is some cases a digit can be reattached. ...Read more

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Good day. Im 41 yrold carpenter, am mod-heavy drinker, a little stressed and get sick every morning where I dry heave just after I wake up.

Good day. Im 41 yrold carpenter, am mod-heavy drinker, a little stressed and get sick every morning where I dry heave just after I wake up.

Daily dry heaving: How long since first having daily dry heaving? 1 week? 1 month? 1 year? Any blood with dry heaving? Abdominal pain? How much alcohol is "mod - heavy drinker"? Drink every day? Abnormal bowel movements? Chest pain when dry heaving? Smoker? Recommend stop drinking and make appointment with your doctor. If problems get worse, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp. How do I treat them.

Bees and carpenter ants are growing under my scalp.

How do I treat them.

Dear Mindy: It sounds like you are suffering. Do you have skin lesions? Have you seen a physician for this? There are many different causes for problems involving the scalp. I know that some bees & carpenter ants can burrow - but they don't actually burrow in or under human tissue. Would encourage you to have this evaluated by a dermatologist. It sounds like this is quite stressful - would also recommend >. ...Read more

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My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

My baby put the end of a carpenter pencil in her mouth will she get lead poisoning?

Yes: Pencil lead is actually a non toxic material called graphite. Unpainted pencils only a problem if baby bites off chunks and chokes on them. I don't believe that the paint on pencils is a problem if they are made in the us. I have reservations for any painted material coming out of china as they may have toxic material in the paint. ...Read more

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