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First Aid For Someone Who Got Their Arm Cut
Laceration: The most important points to make is to control bleeding with some type of pressure and keep the wound clean. If you have tap water available then make sure the cut is clean before applying a dressing. If not then keep it covered until you are able to clean the cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mental health clinician cut off patient because parents don't want to transfer their therapy to the same agency? They gave my child a 60day notice
Patient termination: Physicians are not required to continue to care for a patient for any reason as long as they give adequate written notice of their intent to terminate the physician-patient relationship (usually 30 days notice is sufficient). Physicians are still responsible for emergency care for terminated patients during this time frame, unless they have established with another medical provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand
Little or no risk: We all have daily contact with other persons' hands -- shaking hands, exchanging money, etc. Many of them have sores, scabs, etc on the hands and mostly you don't know about it. Even without sores, such contact can spread germs like cold viruses and bacteria like staph or strep, Probably no greater risk from this person than anyone else. This is why frequent hand washing is a good health habit. ...Read more
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
How do I go about finding and selecting a psychologist? Will my records be shared with my employer under the open access + plans when i file a claim?
Word of mouth: Word of mouth is often the best way. You must know someone seeking psychiatric or psychological help. If you file a worker's comp claim in the state of wi your employer is entitled access to your records. Rules vary from state to state. You can call your state medical, psychiatric, or psycholigcal society to find out. Also, www.Psychologytoday.Com has a listing of doctors for this in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to get some plastic surgery done for my nose and my cheek. Can someone please recommend a good plastic surgeon? A friend of mine actually contacted him because he wanted to get a scar taken care off on his face. He found a page dedicated to him on
Since : Since I am not sure exactly where you are located, it's difficult to make any recommendations. I would suggest checking your local medical society and see who specializes in facial plastics and reconstruction. Sometimes doctors are willing via the internet to show pre and post op pictures of past patients to give you a feel for what might be able to be accomplished. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What to do if i just got pricked from a needle i used for IV push of ampicillin for a pediatric patient who has uti, d?
My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?
Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Polio is a long term problem, but is only contageous long before it develops. The problem occurs weeks/months after a viral illness, that produces contageous particles in the poo. That illness and the contageous period stops within weeks, often before the first signs of paralysis occur.Neither you or anybody around you are at risk providing a service to this lady. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in a dance show and one of the performers self diagnosed herself with scabies. She touches everyone in the show. Should I seek treatment?
Clips on tubes how easy to have removed IV had them on for ten year? Im 32 with 3 children, i met a new partner and would really love a child,
I shook hands with someone who is hiv+ and they had blood on their hands and I had a cut can I get HIV from that?
Should i worry about my in-laws feeding my 8 month old son with their non-washed hands? See additional details. I have an 8 month old son, and in-laws who feel the need to feed him with their fingers. They do not take the time to wash their hands and are
We : We do recommend that people wash their hands prior to making formula, preparing finger foods or feeding an infant. We also recommend that adults wash their hands prior to preparing their own food and eating to prevent the spread of illness. You are not just preventing the spread of cold viruses which may be what your in-laws are thinking about, but also of food-born illness such as e. Coli, rota virus and hepatitis a. Frequent handwashing is one of the most effective ways of preventing illness - studies have proven this over and over. Since you are the parents and are the ones that will have to deal with the fallout of any illness he contracts (sleepless nights, crying, and just plain misery), i don't think hand washing is an unreasonable request at all. ...Read more
What is the law about doctor patient confidentiality for minors? Hi, my friend (16) stayed over at a family friend's house a couple of weekends ago and ended up experimenting with a substance for the first time. Right after, she had a panic attack. Now sh
Hello : Hello friend of 16 year old. I suggest that you pose this question on the legal part of the avvo.Com site. That way a lawyer who is familiar with california law can provide answers as a public service. ...Read more
If I had a cut on my hand and touched the door handle after someone with the human herpese virus 8(kshv) would I get infected?
Possible: very contagious and it's very possible that you could catch it if you should have no sequelae ...Read more
Can I get Hiv from a Hiv positive person under treatment with great theeth who performed me an oral ? I did not have any cuts on my pennis .
Of course: Both giving and receiving oral sex can lead to the transmission of sexually transmitted disease, HIV is included. Transmission from an HIV positive active partner to an HIV negative receptive partner is believed to be less common due to the fact that HIV is normally only present in saliva in very low levels that are not sufficient to cause infection. Protect yourself! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many days does a person who has angioplasty surgery on their legs have to spend on the hospital considering everything went well?
1 /2 days if all wel: Usually can go the same day or the day after if no complications. ...Read more
As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?
It can happen: Certainly one can get transient paresthesia from such an action but frank neuropathy would seem odd. When you sleep on your hand you are causing a decreased blood flow to the area. In an extreme case this can cause damage and possible neuropathy. I can't say as I have ever had a patient have neuropathy without extensive damage being done to the muscles or skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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