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How can you treat water slide burn on shoulder?

How can you treat water slide burn on shoulder?

Topical: A waterslide burn is likely just a superficial maceration to the skin like a strawberry from skinning your knee. I would treat with topical calamine and antibiotic save. Letting the area dry out quicker will allow the formation of a scab which effectively serves as a bandaid. Don't pick it off. If it starts looking infected you may need to see a doc. ...Read more

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How to prevent falling injuries when inline skating?

How to prevent falling injuries when inline skating?

Hard to do, but.....: Preventing all falls is never possible, but stay in good aerobic condition and keep your equipment in good condition will help. The most important thing is to wear protective gear including wrist guards and a helmet. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Bruised from roller skating, what can I do to heal the bruise quickly?

Rest: Bruises are best treated with ice, compression and rest. The ice when used quickly will reduce local tissue swelling and ongoing damage. Beyond the acute phase it simply will take time. The length of time depends on the amount of soft tissue damage. ...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 do I pick out the best car seat?

How do I pick out the best car seat?

Google: Type in "best car seat". Into google and see the magic happen before your eyes. Swami google has all the answers. ...Read more

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How to get ride of flat warts on fingers?

How to get ride of flat warts on fingers?

Many ways: There are many topical acids or they can be frozen off or surgically removed. ...Read more

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I tore my calf muscle on the ski slope. Will I ever be able to ski again?

I tore my calf muscle on the ski slope. Will I ever be able to ski again?

Allow 4to 6 weeks : With proper treament and reha the mallority of calf muscle injuries heal well and yes you should be able to return to the slopes and ski again.Allow 4 to 6 weeks to heal and them have a physical therapist to reha the leg. ...Read more

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Fell off bike. What can I do to soothe the abrasions?

Fell off bike. What can I do to soothe the abrasions?

Calendula lotion: You can bathe the abrasions with calendula lotion -- you can find this at whole foods or other health food store. Use the kind without alcohol in it, or it could burn. Calendula is made from a plant, which can speed your healing. I would let the abrasions be in the open air to make scab, and then do not disturb. Your body knows what to do. ...Read more

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Need on advice on how i can hide an injured ankle from my soccer coach/parents/everybody?

Need on advice on how i can hide an injured ankle from my soccer coach/parents/everybody?

You shouldn't: You risk further injury by trying to play with an injury that is not properly treated. ...Read more

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How does landing on a straight leg tear your acl? If you jump down 4 steps on a straight knee can you tear your acl? How much force is needed?

How does landing on a straight leg tear your acl? If you jump down 4 steps on a straight knee can you tear your acl? How much force is needed?

Force overload: Acl injuries commonly occur with a non contact rotational motion on a planted extremity. Could occur from a jump down stairs if force exceeds what the knee can tolerate. ...Read more

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How can I heal my leg abrasion from slide tackling so that i can play soccer next week?

How can I heal my leg abrasion from slide tackling so that i can play soccer next week?

Clean and cover: Keep clean with saline and peroxide mix, cover with antibacterial ointment twice daily. ...Read more

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How to correct my knocked knees?

How to correct my knocked knees?

Knee alignment: Knocked knees can be a normal variant inherited from parents. Exercises and Physical therapy can help to build muscle and improve knee alignment ...Read more

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I get blood under toenail from hard hit playing hockey. What's the best way to heal quickly?

I get blood under toenail from hard hit playing hockey. What's the best way to heal quickly?

No need to treat: Unless you have significant tenderness no treatment is indicated. Expect a dark area to shed off in about a year. To relieve a painful drop of blood under the nail, the dr presses a red-hot paperclip over the spot to release the blood through a small hole. This is almost painless. ...Read more

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How can i avoid hurting myself on the ice this winter, ive fallen on cleats, ice bugs, stabilizers, etc., i got myself an ice cane, will that work?

How can i avoid hurting myself on the ice this winter, ive fallen on cleats, ice bugs, stabilizers, etc., i got myself an ice cane, will that work?

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but balance issues (parkinson's, ear disorders, drug effects), movement disorders among others are issues. Fall mitigation (martial arts training), gracefulness and balance training (ballroom dance), bone mineral density testing are some other thoughts. ...Read more

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Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Bruised from roller skating, what to do?

Care of bruises: Same care as w/bruise from any other injury: rest, ice, compression & elevation (RICE). You didn't mention specific area of injury but that's general theme of care for injuries in general. OTC pain relief from acetaminophen & NSAIDs eg ibuprofen or naproxen should be adequate. If not, seek medical evaluation. Bruise may take several days if not weeks to resolve. And turn impressive colors too ...Read more

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How to strengthen my knock kneel?

How to strengthen my knock kneel?

PT evaluation: See a personal trainer and a physicial therapist. Mini-squats are an excellent way to strenghten knees. ...Read more

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I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

I'm 26. I lost a whole tooth including its root from a roller skates accident. Fell on my face. What are my options?

Dental Implant : Hands down and without question, an implant supported crown would be your best option! if you have enough good bone for it, and in the hands of a skilled surgeon and restorative dentist, it will be the strongest, longest lasting, most comfortable and best looking option. Obviously, that's sight unseen, so you do need to discuss it with a dentist who can actually examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Can you advise for ice/roller skating injuries?

Hard to answer-: -since you can have many different injuries to upper extremities, back,& lower extremities, anything from a bruise to fracture or dislocation as well as ligament injuries. Serious injuries should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more