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Doctor insights on: Disabled Parking Permit

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How can I get people in the public to respect disabled parking?

Common problem: This is a very common problem in all communities. Although you could call the local police each time you see it happen, this may or may not effect change for the community at-large. It might be better to get community engagement through a public awareness campaign with the help of the local newspaper or shopping mall mailer. Unfortunately, the inconsiderate will remain inconsiderate. ...Read more

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How do I obtain disabled parking?

Are you disable?: Contact your driver license office , they will provide a form that must be completed by your physician and take it back to the d.L office , then they will provide you the sticker for your car. ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Why can I get a handicapped parking placard or permit for driving mom?

Why can I get a handicapped parking placard or permit for driving mom?

Mother is disabled.: The only way that you can obtain a disabled parking permit or placard for your mother is if your mother is medically disabled. You receive the permit for your vehicle because you will be the one driving your mother to and from wherever she is going. You have to fill out a specific form at the department of motor vehicles and the doctor must fill out portions attesting to your mother's disability. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for handicap parking for having chondromalacia patellae?

Can you qualify for  handicap parking for having chondromalacia patellae?

Doubtful: While each case is unique, chondromalacia of the patella is very common. Furthermore, walking on level ground should not be too painful. For these reasons, i would be very reluctant to provide handicapped parking privileges to a patient with this issue. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to run across a parking lot to get to your car in a lightning storm?

Is it dangerous to run across a parking lot to get to your car in a lightning storm?

Better be safe: when there's a lightning storm. Stay indoors and evaluate the condition when it is safe to go out. ...Read more

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May any kind of cancer patients get handicapped parking certificate?

Broad question: Sorry to hear that you or a loved one is fighting severe progressive disease. And therein lies your answer--how severe is the disability caused? Many cancer patients live full lives, at work, at play, at the gym. Some are so sick they have to go on disability, get a handicapped parking sticker, and so on. There's a complex web of federal and state regulations. Ask your oncologist for help. ...Read more

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Got stuck with a used hypodermic needle in a parking lot could I contract HIV?

Got stuck with a used hypodermic needle in a parking lot could I contract HIV?

HIV: This depends on when the needle was last used and whether it has blood in the lumen. The chances of your getting HIV in this manner are very small but it is advisable to get tested if there is a serious question about this. Cannot imagine how this occurred unless you were using illicit drugs. That can certainly result in HIV transmission if the needle had just been used by another. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Unlikely: Carbon monoxide comes from incomplete combustion of the auto fuel and will accumulate in a closed space like a garage. The situation you describe would allow the carbon monoxide to disperse in the air and not affect you. ...Read more

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Stepped on something in parking lot that felt like a rock. No blood or obviously visible wound. Fear that it was dirty and risk of infection?

Stepped on something in parking lot that felt like a rock. No blood or obviously visible wound. Fear that it was dirty and risk of infection?

No need to worry: I'm assuming you were walking barefoot when you stepped on something that felt like a rock. Since the object did not puncture the skin the risk of infection is extremely low. I think you have nothing to worry about. Enjoy summer safely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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While i was getting in my car today at a parking lot,i stepped in what appeared to be vomit!It had no strong odor,but had chunks of food.Infection?

While i was getting in my car today at a parking lot,i stepped in what appeared to be vomit!It had no strong odor,but had chunks of food.Infection?

Nothiing to worry: As long as you had shoes on,nothing will happen to you.Just wash the shoes and socks and take a shower in the morning.Nothing will happen to you ...Read more

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Could i get a handicap parking placard for primary biliary cirrhosis?

Could i get a handicap parking placard for primary biliary cirrhosis?

Why do you ask?: These permits are placed for people who have much more physical difficulty walking than do other peoples. If you have ascites and muscle wasting from primary biliary cirrhosis, this might be fair. If you have mild disease, and people see that you are asking for a special privilege that someone else would need far more, you'll lose the respect of your peers. Make the best choice. ...Read more

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Stepped on something in parking lot but didn't see. No obvious mark or bleeding an hour later. Fear that I stepped on dirty needle. Risk of infection?

Stepped on something in parking lot but didn't see. No obvious mark or bleeding an hour later. Fear that I stepped on dirty needle. Risk of infection?

There should be: a tiny puncture wound where the needle went in. It sounds more like a bruise. IIf there was no bleeding,this would also argue against a needle. If you are not sure,get an xray of foot. It will certainly show a metallic foreign body like a needle. No risk of infection if no needle. ...Read more

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I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass(that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.

I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass(that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.

Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe age than sorry. ...Read more

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I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but i can walk and throbs when i sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

I fell on ice in a parking lot 2 days ago and my outter upper thigh hurts now but i can walk and throbs when i sit. No bruise, what did I do to it?

Bursa.: You may have inflammed the trochanteric bursa, on the upper, outer part of your thigh. If it only happened two days ago, you should apply ice packs and take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed. Hopefully it will get better in a week or two. ...Read more

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Was painting my parking spot at school yesterday, and I leaned on my left hand off and on for about 5 hours. It's been asleep for 12+ hours. Thoughts?

Was painting my parking spot at school yesterday, and I leaned on my left hand off and on for about 5 hours. It's been asleep for 12+ hours. Thoughts?

Maybe Carpal Tunnel: This may be carpal tyunnel syndrome. it may be other causes also. Try buying a wrist splint and wearing it night and day and see if it improves. If not see your physician ...Read more

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Why should I continue to travel if i'm disabled?

Why should I continue to travel if i'm disabled?

Because it's fun: Traveling to new places and meeting new people can be fun. If you are disabled you will need a little advance planning to make sure your adaptive equipment will work well. Many helpful websites can give you ideas about destinations and handling disabilities while traveling. ...Read more