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How Deep In The Skin Do You Need To Go To Remove A Corn
Big or small corn?: How deep a doctor needs to go depends on the size of the corn, and how much of the corn is below the surface level of the skin. When a corn goes below the surface of the skin, it is actually pushing into the skin. The corn is dead skin material (that's why shaving it doesn't hurt), and a doctor removes the dead skin all the way down to the living skin layer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have HPV internal warts and will probably have to go to the hospital to do laser to remove them.How long will i stay in the hospital for?
Day surgery : Unless this is an extreme case this type of surgery is usually done as an outpatient meaning that no overnight stay is needed. ...Read more
Close enough to burn: A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I need to go to the ER to get this ingrown hair lanced or will a home remedy black drawing salve do the trick?
Compresses: Try warm compresses about 5 minutes 3 or 4 times a day before going to have it lanced. It will become obvious if it is working. If it needs to be lanced an emergency room is a way expensive place to have it done. Try to find a private doctor or clinic you can afford because this is a really simple procedure. Of course sometimes we have no choice but to use an ER. ...Read more
Constipation: To confirm whether your problem is indeed stool impaction, it is advisable to see your doctor first. He can then discuss a plan to relive your symptoms. ...Read more
Supposing you had a burn injury and your skin came off, would it heal by itself or do you need to go to the doctor?
That depends: If you had a small blister - the skin would likely repair itself. However if burn is thick or covers a significant area then medical attention may be needed. Seek medical help for signs of infection. ...Read more
I have an onychomycosis to the toenails. I'd like to go to the aesthetist to smooth the nail surface. What do you think?
Nail grooming.: If your aesthetician performs this service that sounds fine. Seeing a podiatrist may be an ever better option. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a chemical burn on your tongue?
How can I treat it?
Do I really need to go to the hospital?
How can you allow a ligament to repair if you have to use the body part to do basically anything (dominant arm)?
Its possible to heal: Some ligaments can heal with normal use of limb. For example - damage to the elbow collateral ligaments can sometimes heal as well as the knee mcl ligament and ankle ligaments with normal use. Its when stresses such as side to side stress that the ligament is designed to resist, occur that healing is impeded. Thus, simple walking with an ankle sprain is okay (ankle moves straight up and down), but lateral cutting movements should be avoided. These movements are usually need when participating sports or walking on uneven surfaces. ...Read more
Hi, i just want to know if i need to remove all the infected nail to apply the cream, and you can propose me a cream to use too thank you and god bles?
Fungus: Your question suggests that you are referring to nail fungus. It is essential to remove as much extra infected nail as reasonable without causing damage to the underlying tissue. Any otc cream can help but if there are no results within about 2 weeks, you may need medication that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more
How much sweat would you need to get into a cut (and how big would the cut have to be) to contract ebola ?
If you live in US: wouldn't worry about that. I don't think that anyone has performed experiments to determine these parameters. Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php ** This source of information will provide you with a great deal of data -seom of which is obtained from eperimentation w Ebola. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can staph infected boils be deep in the skin where you can't see them but only feel them? Will you always be able to visibly see boils on the skin?
How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?
Stye treatment: If you have tried warm compresses and massage to the eyelid for a period of 3-4 days and there is no change in the size of the stye, seeing the eye doctor to have this opened and drained is the best option. It is a rather quick procedure in most cases. The doctor will numb your eyelid and then use tiny instruments to open the area of the stye and remove the stye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can parasites really grow in sinus cavities. If so how in the world do you get rid if them? What do they look like ? Any site I can go to to get info?
My brief review of: this question suggests that parasite infection of the sinuses remains rare, almost always in immunocompromised people such as those with HIV. It has been more recently appreciated that fungal infections of the sinuses are more common than previously thought. Diagnosis is made by obtaining some infected material and testing it. Treatment is challenging with "surgical" cleaning and antibiotics. ...Read more
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