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How many hours does it take to get food poisining with ice cream ? (chocolate ice cream)

How many hours does it take to get food poisining with ice cream ? (chocolate ice cream)

Food poisoning: The major bacteria to cause food poisoning from cream products is staph aureus, and this usually has an incubation period of 8-12 hours. Have never really seen food poisoning with ice cream as a source. ...Read more

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How long pre-workout should I apply pain-relieving cream to my shin splints?

How long pre-workout should I apply pain-relieving cream to my shin splints?

Shin splints: First make sure that your lower leg pain is not really a stress fracture of the tibia bone. Treatment of medial tibia stress syndrome involves icing up to three times a day, taking some antiinflammatory medication, reducing impact activities, get shock absorbing insoles, reduce your miles running and increase them gradually. ...Read more

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How long should you apply ice to a burn?

Don't use ice: Immediate burn treatment should be with cold water until the skin is cool. While unlikely, application of ice may cause a deeper injury, especially if the burn is already deep enough so that there is abnormal sensibility to pain in the area. ...Read more

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External hemorrhoid burst this morning. How best to heal it and keep them from returning. Upping my fiber, fruit, water, veggies, more activity too.

External hemorrhoid burst this morning.  How best to heal it and keep them from returning.  Upping my fiber, fruit, water, veggies, more activity too.

Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Sounds like u had a thrombosed hemorrhoid which burst open and releasesdthe clot. I would recommend soaking your bottom in warm water every day (×2) till it resolves. They may come back and i agree with everything you r doing. If you see a big clot still attached to it and its not going away, i would recommend seeing a surgeon to remove it. No need to put any ointment. ...Read more

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How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?

How do you apply lemon juice to your acne scars, straight from a lemon and for how long do you keep it on?

Neither: Lemon juice will not get rid of acne scars. If you are using it as a bleaching agent do not use it straight. If you are going to try it use it diluted in a moisturizing cream base to a small area to test the effect. ...Read more

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I've can keep popsicles, jello, and clear liquids down. How can I rehydrate myself, and how can I naturally work my way up to hard to digest foods?

I've can keep popsicles, jello, and clear liquids down. How can I rehydrate myself, and how can I naturally work my way up to hard to digest foods?

Start slow, increase: Start with sips of fluids (no caffeine; flat 7 up ok) to prevent irritated stomach from stretching (=vomit). Gradually increase amt. For solid foods, try brat diet: banana, rice (cooked, no milk), applesauce, toast (plain, unbuttered). Pepto-bismol may also help settle stomach. If no improvement, see fp for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stretch marks to fade when using cocoa butter?

How long does it take for stretch marks to fade when using cocoa butter?

Stretch marks: You can not get rid of them this way. I would like to refer you to the healthtap topic page on stretch marks where this question has been answered many times by our experts. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/stretch-marks. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis, i'm icing and stretching. How much ibuprofen can I take to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits? How long should I take it?

I have plantar fasciitis, i'm icing and stretching. How much ibuprofen can I take to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits? How long should I take it?

At least 2-3 weeks!: The recommended dose, till age 65 is 3200 mg a day (800 x 4/day). I generally tell my patients to take 2-3 tabs of 200 mg x 4 times a day, increasing or decreasing as the level of response to it, but should take it regularly 4 times a day ( even 200 mg 4 times a day) is better than twice a day dose. If no response to it, try aleve (naproxen) or get your pcp to give you something else. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC stretch mark cream? Got them from growing to fast. Want to try this before talking to derm. Willing to pay anything.

Trofolastin: Google trofolastin. I think pharmamundi.Com carries it. Of everything for sale this was the only cream i could find that had a clinical study (randomized placebo controlled double blind) which showed benefit. It's expensive ($40/bottle) but it's worth it. At least my patients think so. ...Read more

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Pulled muscles in ankle for 4 months... Used RICE and meds. What will an ortho recommend to help heal? Boot/cast? I need to keep it from reinjuring.

Pulled muscles in ankle for 4 months... Used RICE and meds. What will an ortho recommend to help heal? Boot/cast? I need to keep it from reinjuring.

Seek evaluaation: If you have had an issue for 4 months it is very unlikely that it will "fix itself". Generally Rest Ice Compression Elevation helps initially, but that is in the short term. At this point you need a professional opinion. ...Read more

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How long does it take for food poisining to show up with chocolate ice cream ?

How long does it take for food poisining to show up with chocolate ice cream ?

If acute - Hours: If acute food poisoning, you would start feeling ill with in the hour or so after ingesting the food. ...Read more

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Will Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream reduce the pain before getting moles removed? If so, how much pain will it reduce?

Will Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream reduce the pain before getting moles removed? If so, how much pain will it reduce?

EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine): EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream will reduce the pain of the needle stick, however one still needs local infiltration of local anesthetic via intradermal injection to be a completely pain free procedure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat an ice cream sandwich with braces on?

Ice cream and Braces: Yes. Enjoy. But understand anytime you eat be prepared to brush...Yes brush 7 times a day .If you like 3 meals and 4 snacks them brush again. But eat what you like ...Just brush again. I did and i wore braces at 60y/o for 14 months. My best dr. D. ...Read more