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Do I Need To Have My Car Seat In Busses And Taxis
My daughter and her bf got into a major car accident. They are both in severe pain. Went to the Dr's they didn't do anything. What should I do?
Hard to comment: Without knowing all the relevant facts it is hard to comment.Pain meds can mask any changes in the nervous system that might indicate a serious problem in the brain, those suffering multiple trauma are at risk. If you don't understand the treatment plan, please approach the treating docs & find out why they are handling things this way.If they are >18 they may need to authorize you to get the info ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have just swapped cars and What to do if I have a lap belt in the middle however What to do if I have 3 children under 4 in car seats. can I get a car seat to fit a lap belt?
Maybe,maybe not: First, read the car owners manual and see if that middle seat can be used with a safety seat, some cannot.Some seats have a narrower profile than others and might fit, but you may need to place the oldest kid in the passenger front if the airbag can be turned off.The vehicle you use should be the one that accommodates the passengers you must carry in the safest method possible. ...Read more
Yes: If your child is in a moving vehicle, she should be in a car seat with the restraint straps in place. In automobiles (including taxis), she should be in the rear seat and using the vehicle restraint system. The car seat must be used in busses also, although vehicle restraint systems are rare on busses. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I was in a car wrack in may and i had a head injury and now I have bad head acks .What can I do to help make them go away?
Post-Concussion Synd: Post-Concussion Syndrome is a term used to describe a set of symptoms persist after a head injury/concussion. symptoms: headache; difficulty concentrating; nausea, dizziness, noise/light sensitivity, depression, anxiety and irritability. Good Resource: dvbic.dcoe.mil/. Some research has shown diet (Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible), stress mgmt., sleep hygiene, and cognitive rehabilitation can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do i do when my doctor retires and the doctors at our local hospital have a no narcotic rule and i need my meds that ive been taking for 18 yrs due to sever back pain caused by me getting hit by a drunk driver on a snowmobile and broke my back? My li
I have to go on a freeway a lot. Will my lung be permanently be affected if I drive with my car windows down?
Probably not: The air you breath on the freeway is the same whether windows are up or down, its the way cars are constructed. Heavy smog associated with a long drive(exposure) day after day, can be of concern because of the presence of carbon monoxide, sulfur trioxide and other combustion products, but probably not associated with permanent damage. Consider a different route to work if it is bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used herion for years, i was fixing in my femoral veins and today my feet and legs feel funny and cold when should I go to ER i don't have insurance so what can I do from home to keep it from getting worse and when should I go to the emergency room? Als
Emergency : Emergency rooms and hospitals treat people with medical problems even when those people can't pay all of the bill. The hospital will ask you to pay for what you can, and will then find other ways to pay for your visit, tests, and treatments. In exchange for the generosity given to you, you could consider other forms of indirect repayment, such as community volunteer service, or committing to a plan to quit abusing drugs. Injecting heroin, or "fixing", into a vein carries a lot of risks. Probably the most serious acute risk is a condition called infectious endocarditis. Infectious endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the heart valves by bacteria (or sometimes other microbes) introduced by dirty needles or dirty technique. The bacteria attach to the heart valves and lining, where they thrive on the nutritious blood there. They build up in clumps, and the clumps get broken off and carried by the blood. The clumps end up not only in the fingers and toes, but also the brain, liver, and other vital organs, where they cause serious damage. Other acute issues can include injecting an artery instead of a vein, so that contaminants in the injection end up plugging small vessels further down the artery. Irritation and damage to the lining of arteries and veins can also cause blood clots to form, which can stop the blood supply to a limb or organ or to part of a limb or organ. There are a lot of ways to try to save limbs that are affected by these sorts of problems, but home remedies shouldn't be considered when the stakes are so high. Even in the best of circumstances, sometimes surgery and medicines don't work and limbs or parts of limbs need to be amputated, or organs replaced. A needle could also hit the femoral nerve, which is very close to the vein, causing nerve injury. Intravascular drug abuse (ivda) can also create serious long term risks, including hiv/aids, hepatitis, and other serious infectious diseases. A visit to the emergency room can identify and attempt to treat these sorts of problems, and can also be a way to connect with support to help quit drug abuse. Not all doctors, nurses, or staff can be expected to be completely sympathetic when it comes to ivda, but they can be relied on to be professional and helpful. The best approach is to be clear and truthful about the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor should I go to if I was in a car accident and want to check out my head and neck?
PCP: You should see your pcp and if you don't have one, you should get one. Otherwise any generalist, urgen care or walk-in clinic doctor or er doctor could start your evaluation. You may need no more than a direct history and exam. If other studies and evaluation are needed, then your pcp can direct you. You do not need to see a "specialist" to start with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need to go see a doctor if i broke my toe and what would they do or is there something i can do at home? Well today i was playing soccer in the house and i went to kick the ball and missed the ball and kicked the door frame! right now, its the 2nd to
For : For the most part, lesser toe (that is, not the big, or great, toe) fractures heal on their own. A doctor would help with x-rays and supportive measures, such as a hard-soled shoe or buddy taping the toes together. However, a fracture with a puncture of the skin can get infected, and a poorly aligned toe can get in the way, particularly with certain types of shoes. Fractures of the great toe should always be evaluated by an orthopaedic or foot surgeon. If the fracture is at all suspicious, you should get it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My testicle go up in me all the time what do I need to do I fell on a truck were i work an now they pinch in side of me now.?
How can I fix my it ban syndrome? I'm a runner and need to get back asap. Also I have lost all balance. I fall while clothing myself.
See Doctor soon: Ok, i get that as a runner u r more in to the it-b fix--this may need physical therapy (u/s, moist heat, massage, etc.) or orthotic (see podiatry or orthopedist) to address for long term fix so can still run. ***but***no part of not being able to stand up / bend over is "normal"! you ned to see your dr or visit an er (during day time on weekday) to get thorough history & exam to find problem. ...Read more
When i go to bed, a particular song keeps coming in my mind, and as a result, i cant fall asleep in time. What should i do to 'shut down' my brain ?
Insomnia: can be difficult to treat. You are likely not ready to go to sleep ( my guess is you force yourself to bed early so you can wake up early for work or school ) One way to combat this is to " pull an all nighter" on the weekend. The next day you'll run out of steam and get sleepy early. If the music persists try a white noise generator at night. ...Read more
She must use it.: Make some colorful toys available, make sure the sun is not shining directly into her eyes, make sure it fits her appropriately and that she's not too cold or too hot. At that point, just let her cry and try to avoid long trips without frequent stops. She will get used to even unpleasant experiences if there is no choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can being in a car accident while on a bicycle cause me to have blatter problems if I hit my head so hard that I couldn't answer any questions by EMS ?
My son fell off a mini motor bike and got a pretty bad burn from the concrete, do I need to take him to the emergency room or can I treat it at home?
I run in the park and today I ran into a family of gnats and possibly inhaled/swallowed some. Can they do harm to my body or go into my brain?
Protection: A fall from a bike can occur in any circumstance. In urban roads it might involve another vehicle which is less likely on a country road. But hidden hazards are present, and a fall off the bike can cause serious injury without a helmet. It is simply good self protection to always wear a helmet when riding a bike. ...Read more
Should be OK.: That mechanism of head injury is not usually a high-impact event that would be expected to cause any sort of effect, I.e. Concussion. Just see how you are through the day - if you don't feel nauseous, lightheaded, dizzy or inattentive through the day, you should be just fine. I wouldn't typically expect anything bad to come of this. ...Read more
X-ray : X-rays would be a good start. See if you broke anything. Depending on other symptomoogy the er doc may want further diagnostic testing, but routinely an x-ray at minimum, in addition to a thorough clinical exam. ...Read more
What can do to heal my lower back? Please help i run track for my school, i'm the captain and i haven't been able to run yet this season. I need t get back to my team. I hurt my back last year and its never gotten better. I remember sitting in class and
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