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Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

Is asphalt classifieded as hazardous waste?

GREAT Question !: Asphalt made before the 1980's may contain coal tar products. Coal tar is classified as hazardous waste because it can pollute ground water. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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What should I do for my four year old who just hit her elbow hard on the asphalt?

What should I do for my four year old who just hit her elbow hard on the asphalt?

See below: Depends. But an elbow injury should be evaluated. However, if she is using her arm completely normal, then i would apply ice and observe her. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to heal a skin burn caused by falling down on asphalt?

How are you supposed to heal a skin burn caused by falling down on asphalt?

Clean it: Clean the area with water and apply vazeline twice a day until it heals.If the area becomes red or painful you should see a doctor to be sure it is not infected. If some bits of the asphalt or seen in your skin after it has healed they can be removed by a laser known as the ruby or the alexandrite. These persistent particles if they occur are called traumatic tattoos. ...Read more

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Grazed face on asphalt after falling, 3 1/2 months and nothing is fading. its a red/brown texuture and a bit shiny in some light. scar or will fade?

Grazed face on asphalt after falling, 3 1/2 months and nothing is fading. its a red/brown texuture and a bit shiny in some light. scar or will fade?

Tough to say: Everyone heals a little differently. If it becomes a true issue and problem to you, see a Dermatologist for an evaluation and treatment and possibly some creams that may promote healing and skin coloration to return to normal, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I recently took a hard fall landing directly on my knees on asphalt. It has been about 2 weeks and i still have a lot of pain in both what should I do?

I recently took a hard fall landing directly on my knees on asphalt. It has been about 2 weeks and i still have a lot of pain in both what should I do?

Xrays: You should see your doctor. Xrays or other testing maybe needed. Your doctor may also be able to tell you what is wrong just with an examination as well. ...Read more

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I have been in a near fatal bike accident. .My head took a very high speed impact to the asphalt. I am always emotional seeing death or just bad thing?

I have been in a near fatal bike accident. .My head took a very high speed impact to the asphalt. I am always emotional seeing death or just bad thing?

Cherish life: Other physicians here will give you their advice. My hope is that you will come away from your brush with death grateful for every day that you have on earth -- especially if your are healthy. Especially, look for opportunities to make others' lives better, given that yours has been spared. Each human must decide what the fact of mortality means. Search & i hope the answer u find will involve love. ...Read more

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Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?

Hello - i walked on hot asphalt and i now have a clear blister on my heel the size of a nickel. It's unbroken for now. How can I take care if it?

Sounds : Like you have a second degree burn. If it is not too painful, leave it alone until the skin underneath can heal. If it gets red or painful, evacuate the fluid. If that doesn't do it, see a doctor. You probably need a tetanus booster anyway. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 22 and have a scar on my shoulder from when i was 6/7 playing football on a asphalt course. It's now growing a few hairs, shud I b worried?

Hello, I'm 22 and have a scar on my shoulder from when i was 6/7 playing football on a asphalt course. It's now growing a few hairs, shud I b worried?

No: Scar tissue from a hair bearing area can ultimately develop some hair growth... if it is excessive or is bothering you,consult with a Plastic surgeon. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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4 days ago i rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt , I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

4 days ago i rolled an ankle and fell flat on the asphalt , I have 5 inch by 6 inch bruises below my knees. Along w/small bumps. Cause for concern?

Hematoma: Most likely it's a hematoma which is a bruise under the skin. These can be uncomfortable but usually not dangerous. Watch the bumps. If they start to weep fluid i would have your leg evaluated. If very painful an x-ray for a feature is indicated. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more