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Could somebody thrashing around on the ground be a seizure? How would you know?

Could somebody thrashing around on the ground be a seizure? How would you know?

Seizure vs. other ca: To differentaite between seizures and other repetitious movemnt of the body, tyr to hold the person if small or aprt of the body that is moving, and if you are able to stop by firmly holding down it is not a seizure, but should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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I asked what to do about insect bites (mosquito) on knees/lower extremities and the pain goes up to 10 another doctor answered that it was probably not a mosquito and it could be infected. What type of bug do you think it would be?

I asked what to do about insect bites (mosquito) on knees/lower extremities and the pain goes up to 10 another doctor answered that it was probably not a mosquito and it could be infected. What type of bug do you think it would be?

No way to tell: There are more insect species than animal species and thus there is no way to give you a definite answer. Some bites are more typical than others but the only definite answer is having the body of the actual insect observed to have bitten you. Else it would be mostly circumstantial evidence. ...Read more

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What would be the medical consequences of someone breaking your hard palate? How would you know if it was crakced at medline seam except with imaging?

What would be the medical consequences of someone breaking your hard palate? How would you know if it was crakced at medline seam except with imaging?

Clinical exam: It may be possible to detect movement with a clinical exam.Possible sinus complications, if lining was torn. I would recommend seeing your oral surgeon and/or your ENT md for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before i confront her i want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

If someone was to snort up the nasal cavity Vicks vapor rub what would be the effects of this to the body. I think a friend is doing this and before i confront her i want more ionfo about how it can hurt your body or if it will.

Your : Your friend is lucky to have someone who is concerned about her health and well being. After some research into the subject, the two main harmful effects of doing this are respiratory (lung) and GI (stomach) issues. The respiratory concerns are impaired breathing which can lead to respiratory distress and even pneumonia, both of which can be deadly. The GI issues are mainly vomiting and abdominal pain, and esophagitis. I hope your friend stops this behavior afte rlearning of the harmful side effects; if not please encourage her to seek help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a doctor recommend that somebody stop driving? My father-in-law recently lost consciousness while driving. If not for the quick reaction of his wife, they would have plowed into a power line. This occurred on a holiday, or he likely would have struck

Can a doctor recommend that somebody stop driving? My father-in-law recently lost consciousness while driving. If not for the quick reaction of his wife, they would have plowed into a power line. This occurred on a holiday, or he likely would have struck

This : This is an excellent question. It piqued my interest, since this very subject came up in the risk management department of one of my hospitals. To answer your question the way you asked it, absolutely, his doctor most certainly can "recommend" that he surrender his divers license. What he can't do is notify the dmv about him, as this would constitute a breach of patient confidentiality. Unless dad gives his doctor written permission to discuss his medical condition with the state of california, his doctor is prohibited from notifying the state of a potentially dangerous situation, for both dad and the public. Personally, i would like to see an exception made whereby a doctor has the ability to make such a notification if it involves public safety. So far, there is no such exception. If dad is able to pass the dmv tests, then the state of california has made its decision. (the corollary to this is if dad were to injure someone while driving, the injured party is unable to sue his doctor for not reporting this.) keep in mind, dad's doctor may have the best ability to diagnose and treat his medical conditions, but doctors are not trained or qualified to determine who is able to drive. Clearly, the best thing for you to do is to try your best to persuade dad to stop driving. Many old people feel that driving gives them a sense of independence, and are unwilling to give that up. You will need a compelling argument, presented in a kind, concerned way, that he'd be most apt to agree with. Perhaps offering to be available to drive him where he likes or needs to go without exception would be a helpful start? I've attached a link about this, that also contains related information, showing how much money can be saved by giving up one's drivers license. I wish you luck. ...Read more

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What exactly is a concussion? Do you have to be momentarily knocked out?

What exactly is a concussion?  Do you have to be momentarily knocked out?

Concussion: Traumati brain injury that alters the way your brain functions is concussion.Effects are usually temporarybut can include problem with headache, memory, judgment, balance and coordination.Most of the time it is caused by a blow to the head but can be caused if upper part of the body is violently shaken.The injury can cause loss of consciousness but some people have mild concussion and dont know it. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could possibly be the worst thing that could happen if you have umbilical hernia and you keep on dancing/walking?

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Can anyone tell me what could possibly be the worst thing that could happen if you have umbilical hernia and you keep on dancing/walking?

Worst... strangulate: Strangulation of a hernia is uncommon but a potentially lethal complication of a hernia. If the intestines become trapped in a hernia, the blood supply may become constricted and result in ischemia of the intestines and perforation with peritonitis. This is not a subtle finding and would cause severe pain. Make sure that the hernia can be reduced or pushed back in after activities. See an md. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to cover your whole head with the blanket as you sleep? I mean in terms of breathing. Someone I know insists on doing this.

Is it dangerous to cover your whole head with the blanket as you sleep? I mean in terms of breathing.  Someone I know insists on doing this.

Depends: If it is a child or adult who is unable to move the blanket away from his/her face when needed, there is the possibility of suffocation. If it is a normal adult, there should be no problem with this if your blanket allows enough airflow and/or you leave enough space for a hole to breath out of. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could jumping off a bed cause a broken arm?

Can you say if it could jumping off a bed cause a broken arm?

Possibly: It certainly could, especially depending on how you land. Most commonly seen are wrist, elbow, and shoulder fractures. If you have localized bony tenderness in your arm, i would advise seeking medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is put on life support, do they induce a coma or can that person be awake just not able to talk?

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is put on life support, do they induce a coma or can that person be awake just not able to talk?

They are sedated: When someone is put on the ventilator, we usually keep him sedated, the level of sedation varies based on the underlying illness, but in most cases we keep it light so the person is able to open eyes and communicate, in certain cases, we need deep level of sedation and the patient would not be able to communicate. ...Read more

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Do I have the right to tell a person he is going senile or crazy?

YES: Honesty is best policy in medicine but i would consult near relatives and get thei opinion. ...Read more

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Are you aware of things happening when you're in a coma? Does it depend on the person?

Are you aware of things happening when you're in a coma? Does it depend on the person?

Unaware: Coma is a state of unconscious unawareness. If a person is aware or in anyway responsive, they are not in coma but may be in a minimally responsive state or vegetative state. ...Read more

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Can walking out of the house with wet hair actually get you sick? Random question but I would love to know the truth on it.

Can walking out of the house with wet hair actually get you sick? Random question but I would love to know the truth on it.

Wet Hair Outside: Walking out of the house with wet hair cannot make you sick. If you were developing a cold or upper respiratory infection before you went out, the cold, wet hair may hasten some cold symptoms. ...Read more

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I have I guess you could describe it as dialogue on my head all day, either playing out a scenario from earlier or just random talking. Why is this ha?

I have I guess you could describe it as dialogue on my head all day, either playing out a scenario from earlier or just random talking. Why is this ha?

Voices: If the dialogue your hearing is other people not present or sounds that no one else hears, you need to see your doctor and describe these complaints in detail. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get whiplash from someone playfully punching you in the arm?

Is it possible to get whiplash from someone playfully punching you in the arm?

Yes but you would : Have had to jerked your head unexpectedly creating a soft tissue strain. ...Read more

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more