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How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

How do I get my mother to move more to prevent bed sores?

Get pulleys: Consult with a physical therapist about a device she can have in her bed to help her turn or seat, otherwise somebody else have to move her q 2 hours. Wear pillows between legs, also protect heels with heel pads wrapped, wear elastic support stockings to prevent swelling and clots in the legs. Provide all sorts of help to walk: walkers. Explain it is critical to keep moving. Decubitus sores kill. ...Read more

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Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


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I keep getting these boils and they hurt and I don't know how to prevent them or to get them to stop hurting... ?

I keep getting these boils and they hurt and I don't know how to prevent them or to get them to stop hurting... ?

Keep your skin clean: you need to keep your skin clean. it really depends what part of your body you keep getting the boils. during shower use the ant septic soap hibiclins, or even betadine might work, but you really have to rinse it real good. apply topical antibiotic on the area that keep getting the boils. check with your doctors to make sure that you are not at risk of developing diabetes be aware of MRSA bad bug. ...Read more

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How can I prevent sucking my thumb to get to sleep?

How can I prevent sucking my thumb to get to sleep?

Find other methods: to sooth. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my bed sores to go away?

What can I do to get my bed sores to go away?

Prevention; docs: See pcp/wound care specialist to remove dead tissue & treat wounds so they heal. Also need nutritional guidance for proper wound healing. Ideally, also need bed that minimizes pressure on susceptible areas—tailbone, side of leg over hip bone, back. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back. How to i make it better?

How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back.  How to i  make it better?

Sun screen daily: Where a sunscreen all year round with an spf off at least 30. The chemical free ones may block the sun the best. They have titanium or zinc oxide in them. In the summer do not forget to wear a broad brimmed hat. ...Read more

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How do I get my child to stay in bed?

How do I get my child to stay in bed?

Be consistent. : Limit setting issues around bed are very common and manifest by "curtain calls" where your child keeps leaving the room. Every time they leave the room bring them back to bed with a minimum of fuss. If your child is not in bed, close the door for one minute. If they are not in bed, close for two minutes. Keep doing this, increasing the interval, until they get the message. ...Read more

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How can I convince my mom to take me to get my mouth look at for lockjaw?

How can I convince my mom to take me to get my mouth look at for lockjaw?

Issue: This is an issue between you and your mom. She may have a very good reason why she won't take you or you need to consider having another relative or a friend take you. ...Read more

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How long do I have to stay up after hitting my head .? And if I was to go to sleep how would I be able to sleep ?

How long do I have to stay up after hitting my head .? And if I was to go to sleep how would I be able to sleep ?

Head trauma: The most significant finding after head trauma is loss of consciousness (LOC). Other important findings are seizure, ataxic gait (walking like your drunk), vomiting, headache, excessive sleepiness. These are all warning signs of potential bleeding in the brain. If you have any of them go to ER immediately for evaluation!! ...Read more

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Feet get really cold and painful when i go to bed . Why ? How can I help prevent this from happening ? I exercise 5 days a week by the way.

Feet get really cold and painful when i go to bed .   Why ?  How can I help prevent  this from happening ?   I exercise 5 days a week  by the way.

Vascular or Nerve ca: Pain as you describe is either of an arterial vascular issue or nerve abnormality. Cold temperatures at night can aggravate both causes. Vascular issues could be from decreased coronary output, peripheral artery blockage or vasospasm. Nerve pathology such as polyneuropathy from metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes mellitus can also give such symptoms. An in depth evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Why we get cough,cold&sour throat. How to avoid them and whats the best way to cure them because iam getting them after every 3,4 months?

Why we get cough,cold&sour throat. How to avoid them and whats the best way to cure them because iam getting them after every 3,4 months?

See your doctor!: That's too frequent. Make sure you're getting plenty of rest, as it's your immune system (that keeps you healthy and young) that's being challenged. Talk it over with your doctor to see what is causing it. Stress is tops, too much computer use not sleeping deeply, foods, allergies, even company you keep may be coughing a lot. Many reasons. Check it out with your Dr! ...Read more

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I got chickenpox . I want to know that how much time does disease take to go ?

I got chickenpox . I want to know that how much time does disease take to go ?

Cabin fever: The chickenpox is considered contagious from 24-48 hours before the onset of the rash until the last new blister is dried out.Generally this is 6-7 days after eruption. A trip outside would probably be fine if those you are in contact with have had cpx in the past or the vaccine. Your skin will be more sensative to sunlight for a while so take precautions. ...Read more

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My dog has worms can me and my family get them and if so what do I get to treat us befor we get them ?

My dog has worms can me and my family get them and if so what do I get to treat us befor we get them ?

Probably not: The most common worms in dogs are roundworms called toxicara canis. In order to be infectious, the eggs need to be in warm moist soil for some time. Rarely, humans can become infected by contact with contaminated soil. It's best to keep your dogs dewormed and avoid contaminated soil. ...Read more

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Hi, doctor i want to get tips on how to increase my height (5feet 10inch at present) and what should I do to remain energetic what should I eat often.

Hi, doctor i want to get tips on how to increase my height (5feet 10inch at present) and what should I do to remain energetic what should I eat often.

Growth: Once the bone centers reach maturity and the epiphyses close, you stop growing. At your age, you may be at or near that point. I would consult with your doctor and a nutritionist to MAP out a sensible plan of diet and exercise that's works best for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my tooth stop hurting to go to sleep?

What can I do to make my tooth stop hurting to go to sleep?

Tooth pain: Teeth only know 1 word, pain. With any sort of stimulus, they only say ouch. Better get it check out asap. Some pts try a numbing gel purchased in store. Ibuprofen can help some. ...Read more

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Should I go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

Should I go into the mental hospital today to get my psychosis treated? What do I have to do to get in? How long will it take to get in? Some tips?

In most states: one way is going to the emergency room will suffice. While there, a mental health worker will take down your information, find a psychiatric hospital that's suitable for your needs and have you transported (some of the time, depends on the situation). All you do is show up and tell what's wrong. The ER can take hours or minutes of waiting; maybe bring a book to read. You can also see your MD. ...Read more