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Doctor insights on: Frostbite The Game

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Dr. Kristin Cox
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Frostbite (Definition)

A condition that occurs upon exposure to cold and which is graded just like a burn, from first (least serious) to ...Read more


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Second degree burn on the palm of hand?

Second degree burn on the palm of hand?

Potentially serious: Hand burns can be very serious, particularly if they involve larger portions of the hand, cross joints (wrists, fingers), and are deep. Best way to sort it out would be to go to the ER asap. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Steps on applying the bandage to the face with second degree burn?

Depends on Location: This is wholly based on where your burn is located. You should be referred to a plastic surgeon who is more demonstrative able to help you with the dressings after a 2nd degree burn. ...Read more

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What's the purpose of splinting a sprained finger?

What's the purpose of splinting a sprained finger?

Finger splint: To lessen mobility of finger & reduce discomfort, so that it can heal faster. ...Read more

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Can walking down the stairs, missing a couple of stairs at the bottom on the way down, and landing awkwardly on the foot cause a DVT?

Can walking down the stairs, missing a couple of stairs at the bottom on the way down, and landing awkwardly on the foot cause a DVT?

Not likely but : possible,as with any significant injury of the lower extremity.Keep moving and observe for swelling/pain in calf/thigh.An exam may be in order. ...Read more

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Does anyone tear his ACL and PCL in the same knee at the same time, while playing sports?

Does anyone tear his ACL and PCL in the same knee at the same time, while playing sports?

If it dislocates: I agree with the above. In certain cases where there is more trauma and a dislocation occurs both ligaments can be torn at the same time. Fortunately this is uncommon, but there are some serious potential neurovascular side effects with the type of injury. ...Read more

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What tans your skin the heat of the sun of the sun rays.?

What tans your skin the heat of the sun of the sun rays.?

The sun rays: The u.v. rays interact with melanin in the skin causing a chemical reaction to make the melanin darker. The rays also increase the number of melanin cells which then can oxidize and become darker. How cool is that??? ...Read more

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What is the risk of playing football after a grade 3 spleen injury?

What is the risk of playing football after a grade 3 spleen injury?

When?: When was the injury? How is the person' health currently? III Haematoma Subcapsular, >50% surface area or expanding. Ruptured subcapsular or parenchymal haematoma. Intraparencymal haematoma >5cm 3Laceration >3cm parenchymal depth or involving trabecular vessels. ...Read more

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How come the paramedics take off the victim's socks, even if the injury didn't pertain lower body?

How come the paramedics take off the victim's socks, even if the injury didn't pertain lower body?

It's important: It's important to be thorough when someone presents with an injury. You never know what you may find until you do a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

 Tip of thumb to the bottom of the palm is swollen, palm is purple the joint red bent it backward. Thumb is numb. In a stabilizer. Is it sprained?

Call Hand Specialist: It sounds like you should see a physician immediately. It sounds like you had a significant hyperextension injury to your thumb and you may have torn some of the ligaments that support your thumb because of the amount of swelling and redness. A doctor needs to check the blood flow to your thumb and assess any possible nerve damage,and any possible fracture/dislocation. ER if high energy injury. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for tendon injury in hand?

What's the treatment for tendon injury in hand?

PT and More: It depends on where is the Injury is and if there was surgery done. But most of the Musculoskeletal injuries are treated with proper Physical therapy, and Anti inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen for reducing Pain and swelling. Ice application also helps. ...Read more

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Does numbness and tangling in your thumb from hitting a button on your game controller go away this is the first time this has happened?

Does numbness and tangling in your thumb from hitting a button on your game controller go away this is the first time this has happened?

With time: IF you do not reinjure the thumb--i.e. keep hitting the button on the controller, your symptoms will disappear If they do not, then get evaluated. IN the meantime, soaking in warm water may help the healing process. ...Read more

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When before the swelling of broken wrist go down, roughly?

When before the swelling of broken wrist go down, roughly?

A routine fractured: Wrist can stay "swollen" for a year or two. If you really look critically at hte skin of the hand and the blood vessles on the back of the hand ( especially noticelabel when one comparers on side to another) the amount of sweeping if it is localized, painful, causing tendons to rub or click or not getting slowly better can be a concern that should make one speak to the treating provider. ...Read more

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Does frostbite heal?

Does frostbite heal?

Depends: Just like there are different degrees of burns, so too there are different degrees of frostbite. The worst typre results in dry gangrene. ...Read more

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