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Why do I often (almost always) get static when I touch someone / stuffs made from plastic /cars etc? I live in hot and humid area.
Static electricity: Is worse in areas of high humidity, cold or low altitude (e.g. below sea level). The reason has to do with the pressure i.e. how fast the particles are moving -- and attractive charges between particles in the air. ...Read more
Me and my gf were about to have sex in a car. So we made out and I never got on hard but it's easier when I'm in bed.?
Emotion: The discomfort of the environment can make a difference in intimate situations. ...Read more
I was in a car accident over a year ago, but made the mistake of trying to work and do treatment and heal all at the same time and my injuries to my n?
Rest: Rest is necessary for healing, but after a year you have probably reached maximum medical improvement if you have been undergoing active treatment of your problems. ...Read more
My dad worked in an automobile repair shop. He didn’t change brakes which sometimes were made of asbestos but should I worry about my exposure from whatever may have been on his clothes when he came home? Or was it likely minimal?
Less than minimal:
What your described is not a cause for concern in terms of asbestos exposure.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I sprained my wrist in a car accident. When I used ice for the first time, it actually made the pain worse? Just wondering if that means anything
Not necessarily: Although we usually recommend ice/cold for acute sprains some patients still do better with warm heat or alternating ice and heat. Also make sure you are not leaving ice on too long (not more than 15-20min at a time) as makes worse. See your doctor if pain swelling not improving or trouble moving wrist. May need x-ray. ...Read more
I was in a car accident 7 weeks ago, I still have pain in my wrist, I have full movement but pain when a pouring action is made?
Wrist pain: If your pain is on the thumb side of the wrist, then you likely have inflammation/strain of the tendon on that side (DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis). If its on the 'pinkie' side then you likely have an issue with the ulnar nerve. Of course, its possible you have a small fracture from that accident. See an orthopod if it doesn't get better with rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more
Two months ago I made a car accident and the surgeons have removed 1.5 m terminal ileum have any hope that the diarrhea to terminate?
There is hope: Bowl movement frequency will decrease, but may not be once daily. ...Read more
My TMJ I found out about a year ago that that was what I had. My ins does not pay for a night guard. My car accident made it even worse. I want to cry?
CareCredit: Sorry to hear about your misfortune. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used for dental procedures. This is a healthcare credit card, offered by more than 65% of all dentists to help patients like you access the care they need and want without insurance coverage. ...Read more
I was in a car accident. The seat belt made an indention in my chest, leaving the left side numb with no nipple sensation. Will I get feeling again?
Most likely: You will get the feeling back. Your nerves got compressed by the seat belt, which is not uncommon. Without the seat belt, you could have suffered worse injuries. Heat and cold applications to the affected area may help, but time will heal it and you should not worry. ...Read more
I have a mole on my neck that hurts. It sticks out and I think that the seatbelt in the car and my necklace rubbed up against it and made it sore.
Moles: It may be strictly from irritation of your pre-existing mole but any mole that changes in size or color or shape should be seen by a dermatologist. Now. ...Read more
My husband used spray gel about 30 minutes before we got in the car to drive 5 hours. 23 weeks pregnant and made my nauseous - can it harm the baby?
No: This should not pose a risk for your unborn baby. ...Read more
Was in a bad car accident and that had made my back and hip issues worse. I'm thinking about a breast reduction. Would that be a good idea?
Maybe.: Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure and its potential benefits in your case. Like any procedure, breast reduction surgery is associated with potential risk/complications that should be considered along with the many benefits of the operation. Overall, breast reduction surgery performed for the right patient is highly beneficial. ...Read more
CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read more
Not controlling car: The passenger is not controlling the car, so her brain doesn't know which way the car is going to move prior to the actual movement. Her brain must react to constantly changing motion. The driver, however, already knows which way the car is going to move (because she is causing the movement with the steering wheel, brake pedal, gas pedal, and clutch), so the driver's brain doesn't get car sick. ...Read more
Rear view until 2: The AAP recently adopted the 'rear view until 2' standard for carseats. State laws may be more lax. I encourage families to strive for optimal not acceptable safety standards. Studies show the longer a child rides rearward, the better the chance of survival in a crash. In my mind, 2 years is a minimum standard, 4 would be better, although finding a rear-facing seat for older kids is a challenge. ...Read more
Back and driving: It really depends on the specifics of the back condition. Driving for prolonged periods of time has been linked to certain back conditions. Likewise, certain back conditions can be exacerbated by prolonged driving. Frequent rest breaks and stretchering are usually recommended. The Dr. Most familiar with the back "condition" should be consulted. ...Read more
None: The results of an automobile crash are many and varied. There is no common thread. The medical description will be a listing of the injuries and the descriptor, "following or caused by a motor vehicle accident" (MVA). The injuries will be listed as contusion, bruise, crush, fracture, infection, hemorrhage, etc. Depending upon the result. ...Read more
Persistence: Children often will challenge family rules and guidelines. Simply not driving the car while he is unbuckled or after he undoes his buckle/car seat can be very effective. Some children are particularly adept at 'escaping' from car seats/seat belts. Simply pull over, calmly ask the child to get back in, and check to ensure everything is snug. Staying calm, but firm takes the 'sport' out of it. ...Read more
Four points: Shoulder belt will fit correctly when the rider is able to: 1) sit with his/her back against the seat back, 2) have the lower legs drop straight down, 3) have the lap belt cross the upper thighs, and 4) the shoulder strap crosses mid chest. ...Read more
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Depends: On what you think a "good thing" is. There is no evidence that it is harmful to your health to use gps. My own feeling is that if you always have a computer telling you where to go then you are not using your brain and not gaining a sense of the local geography. This is potentially hazardous when your gps fails and you are in a bad area and never learned your own way around town. ...Read more
Long ride: The best is sell the small car and buy a bigger one. Better still don't ride in small cars. ...Read more
Car accident: Not sure what problems u r referring to, physical?, psychological? . Consult the family doc. For evaluation. ...Read more
Occupational therapy: It would help to work with an occupational therapist to develop and practice methods for dealing with challenges like this. Http://www. Aota. Org/consumers. Aspx as your doctor for referrals. These therapists are expert in developing creative solutions for managing daily lifestyle problems. They can help you with not just the getting into & out of car dilemma, but much more also. ...Read more
Shaky: The shakiness is most likely in the legs and is due to prolonged inactivity of leg muscles causing a temporary weakness of leg muscles. More than some stretching, actual weight bearing and leg work are needed in order to keep muscles toned up. Once you're fully ambulatory the leg weakness and shaky feelings subside. ...Read more