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Doctor insights on: Escalator Accidents

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Could you contract HIV from a dry escalator with nothing on it?

Could you contract HIV from a dry escalator with nothing on it?

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

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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?

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

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Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

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 more

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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.

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.

Anxiety: It sounds like you are having a reaction to a bad experience on an escalator or stairs. I would highly recommend trying to get back out on stairs or an escalator with someone you trust, and if this is not possible, then to see a therapist and work on this! ...Read more

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Motor vehicle accidents kill how many in the u.S. Each year? How does that compare with the u.K. Or canada?

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

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Which is the statistic of accidents in malaysia from year 2000-2005?

Which type: Information can be easily googled regarding road safety. It is reported to have the 17th most dangerous roads in the world per: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/02/22/Nations-with-deadliest-roads-Malaysia-17th/. I don't know about accidents in general. ...Read more

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How to cope with a car accident?

How to cope with a car accident?

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