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How To Wheelie A Dirt Bike
Safety first: Insist upon a helmet each time your child is on the bike-with or without training wheels. Bikes that are too small are usually the easiest, when sitting on the seat the feet should easily reach the ground, with bent knees. On a small grassy incline, have your child lift the feet and allow the bike to slowly roll down the hill. Don't bother putting feet on the pedals until he's comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: "tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep: This is an interesting question, some people can spontaneously, some cannot, some take xanax, some take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) some drink wine, there is no best or safe answer for this. Try to read a boring book or listent to app for self hypnosis for sleep, make sure you are safe while you do this and also your belongings. ...Read more
Depends: A mile is good if it takes at least 30-45 minutes, which should be your daily goal. Also, food is still the most important factor. ...Read more
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
Can i climb stairs after a tummy tuck? How soon after a tummy tuck will i be able to climb the stairs to my house?
Today : Today most plastic surgeons encourage early ambulation with the tummy tuck procedure. We ceratinly advise our patients to walk around the house upon discharge and if they desire, they may go up and down stairs (with assistance initially) cautiously and slowly. It is important to limit the actual abdominal muscle activity after this surgery for at least several days and sleeping in a recliner (easy to get in and out of) is recommended to our patients. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Keep wound clean: Take a good shower or bath as soon as possible. Coat wounds with neosporin and wrap with sterile gauze, daily until scabs form. Road rash heals over time. Superficial scrapes heal up in 1 week. Little gouges into the skin take 2 weeks. Deeper gouges take about 3 weeks. Wounds with debris may get infected, so close follow-up with the doctor is important. Also, a tetanus booster shot may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if a child can suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off a couch onto a hard wooden floor?
Not usually: I'm not going to say this could never happen, as it is a possibility in people who are prone to retinal tears/detachments like with Still's disease. But for a normal child this distance fall is extremely unlikely to do anything more than a big bump and bruise superficially, and possibly a tiny headache for a few hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The amount of calories you burn walking depends on how much you weigh & how long & how fast you walk. You can find calculators for such activities on the internet, e.g., http://caloriesburnedhq.Com/calories-burned-walking/. ...Read more
Exercise: Both are good ways to exercise. It depends a little as to your height, weight, condition of your joints, and your current physical health. I generally recommend to patients to start with a gentle exercise program, gradually building over time. For walking, find a comfortable route, or treadmill, proper shoes, start slow in time and speed. Gradually advance. Same with biking. Don't rush to be fit. ...Read more
I might be pregnant, anywhere from 3-5 weeks. How harmful would it be to go to an amusement park and ride roller coasters.?
How long after getting a cast off a fractured ankle can I return to martial arts training (ju jutsu)?
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