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Hi, I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

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I was pruning and I really really hard punched the inside of my wrist the vein instantly swelled up and it hurts to move it.

ICE& PREASSURE: It is most likely bruised wrist and vein got also swollen & possible "!hematoma"- blood collection in soft subcutaneous tissue.,Best is to put ICE pack with gentle pressure. It takes few days to get swelling down. You may be sore for 1-2 weeks. If still unable to move check possible X ray. ( check for fracture). ...Read more

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Husband cut his finger with dirty pruning shears last weekend, and now it looks ugly. Should he get a tetanus shot?

Husband cut his finger with dirty pruning shears last weekend, and now it looks ugly. Should he get a tetanus shot?

Yes!: If he has not received a tetanus shot within the last 5 years he should receive tetanus protection, as this would be considered a "tetanus prone wound.". ...Read more

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Is pitted prune good for diabetic as as as i'm diabetic?

Is pitted prune good for diabetic as as as i'm diabetic?

Not bad.: Prunes can be part of a well balanced diabetic diet. Should probably avoid eating too many at once as they contain a fair amount of sugar that could raise your blood glucose. ...Read more

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Is prune juice safe for everyday?

Prune juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflower broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Daily use safe. ...Read more

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Can joelle be given prune juice. She is 16 days old?

Can joelle be given prune juice. She is 16 days old?

Why?: The question is why? It is not a problem if babies don't have bowel movements every day as their diets have no fiber. If joelle has a soft easy-to-pass bowel movement every 4-5 days she is probably ok. But a little prune juice is ok too. See http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/baby/baby-constipation. ...Read more

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Please help, how much prune juice will help keep me regular?

Please help, how much prune juice will help keep me regular?

Prune Juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Some benefit from 4 oz, increase to what works. ...Read more