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No.: If you are questioning the possibility of acquiring an HIV infection from touching a surface (like the railing on an escalator), the answer is, 'no'. Touching a dry surface that was previously touched by someone with HIV carries no risk. Transmission of HIV between people requires some sharing of body fluids. ...Read more
I fell down an escalator 4 weeks ago & had cuts & bruising on my shins. It looks 95% healed but my shins really hurt to touch. Should i worry?
Periosteum?: There is very little protective fat over the shin. The bone has a film called periosteum which is quite sensitive. This may be why you still have pain. However, when in doubt obtain medical evaluation. ...Read more
Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?
See your doctor...: You need to call the doctor who manages your CPAP and see if can have some overnight pulse oximetry monitoring done, or if they need to reevaluate you. If your CPAP is working well for your sleep apnea, you shouldn't be falling asleep like that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After almost falling I've developed a fear of escalators and steep tall stairs. I tense and cant bring my foot to go on one, esp escalators by myself.
I rolled down from an escalator and got back pain.xray shows UndisplCed fracture of s5 andc1..pls guide me ?
Fell back fracture: My recommendation is to work with the team that did the X-ray and your Dr. They can guide you best. I also recommend not rolling down an escalator. ...Read more
Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?
DeathsAUTO UK,US,CA: From 1999 to 2008 2538 people died every year due to road accidents, in canada approx 2800 to 2900 people are killed every year due to road accidents and in us approx 4000 people die due to road accidents every year according to available figures. ...Read more
Is dry alkaline battery acid harmful? If drop to my other device accidently, will it spread? Im worry it´s going to spread on my other deivces.
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Psychological Effect: I am assuming you are feeling the psychological effects of having had a car accident. These might include worried, being jumpy or easily startled, not sleeping well, etc. You can start with self help books on relaxation techniques, eat well, talk to someone about your feelings, exercise. If that does not work, see your physician to be referred to psychologist. ...Read more
Be prepared: You should be a good skier 1st of all - really good. Next, you should be in shape. You should go with a reputable company that has a good safety record and good reviews. Stay hydrated. Don't bring new equipment - use skis, etc. That you know well. ...Read more
Usually: It depends on how severe the accident. If you have been checked by the er or your primary or if you have no symptoms (or minor symptoms), then getting back to normal activities, including exercising, it a great way to recover. See your primary provider if you develop new symptoms. ...Read more