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I got scratched on my arm by a cat of mine how long would it take to heal?

I got scratched on my arm by a cat of mine how long would it take to heal?

Same as any other: scratch as long it isn't infected! Remember that Cat scratches can transmit a virus ("Cat Scratch fever) with an enlarged lymph node in the armpit) These needs treatment with antibiotics! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more


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How long do friction burnes to my knees take to heal. It fell today on a mat in p.e?

How long do friction burnes to my knees take to heal.  It fell today on a mat in p.e?

Friction burns: If just red with no broken skin they should heal in 1-2 days. If skin broken then may take a week. ...Read more

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How can I get more meat on my arms and rib cage?

How can I get more meat on my arms and rib cage?

Work Hard ; Eat Well: There are a number of ways to improve muscle size. Many inexperienced individuals believe that by lifting lots of weights and taking lots of protein it will happen. I and every drug-free competitive athlete wish it were that easy. It's not, your genetics play a great role. Start by eating a healthy diet and go to an experienced trainer. Expect no more than 6 drug-free lbs per yr with hard work! ...Read more

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I've been given crutches for a simple sprained ankle do u know how long i will be on them for? This was from a hockey ball hitng it and also running

I've been given crutches for a simple sprained ankle do u know how long i will be on them for? This was from a hockey ball hitng it and also running

About week or so: It akk depends on severity of your sprain in grade 5 sprain need plaster and may need on cruthes 4 to 6 weeks or can be put on waling cast. ...Read more

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Where can I find advice on a fractured arm?

Where can I find advice on a fractured arm?

Orthopedist: An orthopedic surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat arm fractures. Some internists, family practitioners and er physicians can also advise you. The american academy of orthopaedic surgeons website might also help (www.Aaos.Org). ...Read more

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Just got a lumbar puncture, how long should I plan to be laying down, and how long will my lower back be sore?

Just got a lumbar puncture, how long should I plan to be laying down, and how long will my lower back be sore?

Should stay flat for: 1-2 hours and longer is better. It decreases the chance of post spinal headache. Low back should improve in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I have a dip on my left rib, below the ribs are squashed together making it like a ball sort of shape im jus wondering how to get them to look normal?

I have a dip on my left rib, below the ribs are squashed together making it like a ball sort of shape im jus wondering how to get them to look normal?

Born that way: The description is normal, with ribs joining together in the side and front areas of the rib cage. While some chest wall deformities such as pectus excavatum are surgically repaired, the area where your ribs are squashed together should be left alone. ...Read more

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I accidentally touched a high temperature pole i peeled off the skin without any proper information on how to peel it do i need to see a docztor?

I accidentally touched  a high temperature   pole i peeled off the skin without any proper information on how to peel it  do i need to see a docztor?

Yes: if there is a lot of peeling and redness see a doctor. for now: apply a cold washcloth or a thin cloth with ice cube in it for 10 minute intervals every 15 minutes. apply aloe vera or antibiotic ointment to it twice a day. take ibuprofen as directed (400mg every 6 hours). ...Read more

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Can a bruise on your hip affect how you walk? I smashed it pretty hard againsts a metal bar and i think it is just bruised?

Can a bruise on your hip affect how you walk? I smashed it pretty hard againsts a metal bar and i think it is just bruised?

Sure: But maybe more of what is going on under the bruise. If it was a large bruise, there could be some underlying inflammation, which can lead to swelling and pain. If you hit it hard, there could be a small fracture. Probably worth while getting it checked out. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have desiccation of the dis s1 it. Very hard for me to sit, walk on the treadmill, after i go to the bathroom i need to take a pain killer , ?

I have desiccation of the dis s1
 it. Very hard for me to sit, walk on the treadmill, after i go to the bathroom i need to take a pain killer , ?

Sitting: Your pain is typical of someone who has degenerated disks. There are many treatment options. Start with physical therapy and nsaids... There are many new treatments for your pain. Lumbar fusion surgery would be the final step if nothing else helps. Se your healthcare professional to see what options are available for you and good luck. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle in two different places how long will it take to heal just a guess?

I broke my ankle in two different places how long will it take to  heal just a guess?

It takes 6-8: Weeks for bone to heal on avaergae. However, it sounds like you may of had a pretty bad one if you fractured in 2 didfferent spots so it may take longer than average. It all depends if broken into many pieces etc etc. Your doctor should of been able to give you an estimate. ...Read more

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Hurt my ball sack from bicycling. Any suggestions on how to heal them? Could I put a ice pack down there & if so how long?

Hurt my ball sack from bicycling. Any suggestions on how to heal them? Could I put a ice pack down there & if so how long?

Testicular injury: Elevate ,ice for 5-10 minute an hour x 2 But since it involves testicles would check out with ER this AM as soon as possible, just to insure no torsion as that can effect future fertility. Testicular injury and perineal injury is common in male bike riders. Go to ER this AM as soon as possible. http://www.webmd.com/men/guide/testicle-injuries?page=2 ...Read more

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How long will it take for a burn on my pinky to heal from a hot pan?

How long will it take for a burn on my pinky to heal from a hot pan?

It varies: Depends upon size and depth of burn. Less deep burns can heal in a few days. Larger deeper burns can take longer. If injury is arounentire finger, should see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn on my back.Starting to peal, i know the burn is severe. It also looks similar to my brothers 2nd° burn. How to i tell the severity?

I have a sunburn on my back.Starting to peal, i know the burn is severe. It also looks similar to my brothers 2nd° burn. How to i tell the severity?

Blisters: If you have blisters, it is a secondary burn. Apply cool washcloths often, and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson mr. Sun is trying to teach you - enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every time you go out in the sun. ...Read more