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How do I care for a hidial hurnia?

How do I care for a hidial hurnia?

Avoid reflux: Really big ones may need surgery, most don't. Many have no symptoms. Can have gastroesoph reflux symptoms with/without hh; may have no symptoms even with hh. In general, treat like ge reflux: avoid large meals, fatty, foods, caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, carbonated beverages, lying down for 2-3h after eating, eating for 2-3h before bedtime; if overweight, lose weight. Antacids etc maybe, c md. ...Read more

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How do I treat a burn?

How do I treat a burn?

What kind of burn?: Call 911or get to er if there is charring or blistering on the face, genitals, all the way around an extremity, covering most of a foot or hand, or any burn covering an area bigger than the size of the chest. A simple first degree burn can be managed with cool running water (not ice) followed by a burn lotion you can purchase at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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How do I care for a circumcision wound?

How do I care for a circumcision wound?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should have provided clear instructions on the care of this procedure. If not, pester his office for clear instructions. ...Read more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I have a bandage on a blister?

How long do docs recommend I should I have a bandage on a blister?

Depends: If you are using the bandage to keep pressure off the blister, then wear it when you are wearing a shoe that can be irritating it. If you are using the bandage to cover the blister, once the blister has drained and the underlying skin is no longer "raw" you don't typically need the bandage. Keep the blister clean with a basic soap/water wash and reapply a clean bandage if you use one. ...Read more

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How can I care for 3rd degree burns?

How can I care for 3rd degree burns?

Can't: If you have a 3rd degree burn - it requires the expertise of a physician experienced in burn care to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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How do I get a chemical burn?

How do I get a chemical burn?

Cold water: Many chemicals can cause burns. The most important action is to immediately wash off the area with cool water and for an extended period of time since chemical burns quickly go very deep as well as splatter. Call 911 as soon as possible but keep irrigating with water continously until help arrives. Pain may require pain medications prescrkbed by the doctor especially with dressings. ...Read more

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How do I care for twins?

How do I care for twins?

Joyfully!: Having one baby is great; having two is doubly awesome! if mom doesn't have enough breastmilk, just use some formula. Many things can be done together (mom can help one baby, and dad the other) . . . Such as feeding, burping, changing diapers, reading time, bathing time, etc. . . . When going out, mom can carry one baby, and dad the other. Triplets? Now, that's much harder. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would you suggest me how many days and how should I do for strength training to get results?

Hi docs, would you suggest me how many days and how should I do for strength training to get results?

Every 3-4 days: Never work a body part more than every 3-4 days and take 1-2 days rest per week- need proper nutrition to feed muscle to see results ...Read more

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How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

How do I treat/ cure a burn and blister?

Protect and Moisten: Keep the blister intact as long as possible, its a great natural wound dressing. When it does pop, start keeping the wound moist with a generous layer of vaseline and a bandage. Wash it daily, gently with mild soap and water, and then use more vaseline and a bandage. ...Read more

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I got some burns on my arm, how do i tell what degree of burn it is, and how do i know if i need to seek medical treatment?

I got some burns on my arm, how do i tell what degree of burn it is, and how do i know if i need to seek medical treatment?

See below: A first degree burn will appear erythematous and be painful but no blistering. A second degree burn will involve a deeper layer of the skin, be erythematous and have blistering. Both of the above burns are very painful. A deeper second degree burn will appear yellowish and be less painful. You should see a physician for a second degree burn. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and had a foot amputation. What can I do to take better care of myself?

I have diabetes and had a foot amputation. What can I do to take better care of myself?

Preventative care: Keep your diabetes in check (make sure your hga1c is <7) and protect your feet. Prevent pressure sores and keep an eye on your wounds. You can wear protective orthotic shoes and see a podiatrist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How do I get relief for a tanning bed burn?

Moisturizer: Tanning bed burns can be very painful. As long as you are not allergic or have a contraindication, taking Aspirin after a sunburn can provide some relief. Applying aloe vera gels, or moisturizing creams like cerave may also help. I the burn is severe your dermatologist may recommend an oral and/or topical steroid. ...Read more

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How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

How do I get treatment for a nose fracture?

Get an evaluation: Broken noses should be evaluated by an ENT doctor or plastic surgeon soon after the injury. Favorable types of fractures can be treated early (in the first week or two after injury) by manipulating the broken bones back into position under anesthesia. Others types of fracture may have to heal completely before they can be repaired with surgery. Your doctor can also check for associated injuries. ...Read more

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How could I get Phentermine? Do I need to go to my regular doctor? Or a specialist ?

How could I get Phentermine? Do I need to go to my regular doctor? Or a specialist ?

Danger: You don't. Phentermine is a dangerous unhealthy medication that has gotten quite the reputation. It however will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. Any physician willing to prescribe it for you does not have your best interest in mind. ...Read more

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How do you treat a burn?

How do you treat a burn?

Depends on extent: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. Don't use butter or grease. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should i see a doctor for it?

I have a boil on my buttocks. How do I get rid of it, what should I take for pain & how long should I expect to have it. Should i see a doctor for it?

Yes see a doc: Besides its awkward positioning, it may require an incision & drainage- if so- pain medications and wound care may be necessary too. If the pus pocket doesn't get drained, you pain will only worsen and you risk a blood infectionas the pressure builds up. ...Read more

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How do I care for an ulcerated wound and how long do they usually take to heal?

How do I care for an ulcerated wound and how long do they usually take to heal?

Varies widely: Each wound is different and healing depends on the host's immune system, habbits (tob use), medical problems (such as diabetes, circulation problems), location of the wound and why did it start in the first place. Studies show that an occlusive and moist dressing in the way to go. Frequency of dressing changes also varies and depends on kind of wound, type of dressing and quantity of drainage. ...Read more

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How do I check myself for a hernia?

How do I check myself for a hernia?

Difficult: Hard to do that type of exam on yourself, but in general a hernia (groin & umbilical most common) will be a noticeable bulge or lump at the site that may be slightly tender. It would be a lump that you could see or feel. See a doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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How do I get a referral for pt for my backache?

How do I get a referral for pt for my backache?

See your doc: In some states, a doctor needs to write a prescription for physical therapy. That is true in my state (massachusetts) . In other states a doctors prescription is not needed but insurance companies may need a doctors prescription to pay for it. Any actively practicing, licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physicians assistant working under a licensed doctor can issue a referral. ...Read more