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Heal Skin From Asphlt Accident
As usual...: ...It depends -- on how severe the burn is, and how extensive. If it's a small superficial burn, just keep it clean and covered. If it's larger and/or deeper, you should see a doctor, because there is a risk of infection, among other things. ...Read more
Injury: Hands are complex. The time to heal depends on the injury sustained. If you haven't visited a hand specialist, i would advise you to do so. Many of the injuries from mma are fractures, which require accurate repositioning of the boney fragments in order to get the best return of function. A thorough examination and possibly xrays are in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long would it take for the vagina to heal completely from a minor trauma from using harsh water from a shower head inside?
Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Bruise under the eye from a bike accident.
Is there something to improve healing and
prevent permanent damage?
Heat pack: As long as this is just a bruise there will be no permanent damage. You could try putting a warm heat pack on this several times per day to increase the local blood flow and speed resorption of the extravascular blood. If you see double when you look to the far right / left / up or down this is not a simple bruise and may need further attention. ...Read more
Internal bleed: There are many possible answers as the problem can be quite complex. Best ask the treating physician this type of question. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your question is a little general as there are numerous injuries i can imagine.Are you well nourished, well hydrated, did you lose consciousness, do you have pain, loss of function, have open wounds, were you standing or moving, and how fast, what other medical conditions do you have, what medications do you take...? As you can see even the most simple questions are complex. A good doc can help. ...Read more
Clean it: Clean the area with water and apply vazeline twice a day until it heals.If the area becomes red or painful you should see a doctor to be sure it is not infected. If some bits of the asphalt or seen in your skin after it has healed they can be removed by a laser known as the ruby or the alexandrite. These persistent particles if they occur are called traumatic tattoos. ...Read more
1 week possible: Chest tubes may need to placed for up to 1 week or longer. ...Read more
Variable treatments: depending on burn depth, location of burn and amount of body burned. See: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/emi/2011/161375/ ...Read more
Daughter was hit by SUV at 40 mph had serious blunt force LIVER(and kidney lac., crushed orbital floorEtc...) LACERATION how long to completely heal ?
Serious trauma: serious blunt force trauma can take a long time to heal completely. Assuming that she has no complications during her recovery, it may still take her months to recover, perhaps even longer if she has a brain injury, which you did not comment on. I'd ask her trauma surgeon for more details. A positive? She is only 16, and youth certainly makes healing go faster. Stay the course. She's alive! ...Read more
NO: Retinal hemmorhage requires high velocity back-and-forth motion. Simple impact, especially from the low height of a typical couch cushion to the floor wouldn't do it. There is an extensive scientific literature about this and some controversy about alternative explanations for the bleeding, all too detailed to summarize here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i stop the pain and thumping from nerve damage that occured from a car accident ? Head on collision, broken leg and ankle.
Pain control: Are you certain the cause of pain is nerve damage? Pain and thumping suggest an injury to muscle, joint or bone. Sometimes when nerves are injured they cause a feeling of burning, shocking or tingling. The pain of these two conditions is treated differently. Many pain medicines help with orthopedic injuries, gabapentin and amitriptyline sometimes help nerve pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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