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I was accidentally cut with a blade used to dissect a cat. It's a minor cut on my finger. Besides putting alcohol, what can I do and is it serious?

I was accidentally cut with a blade used to dissect a cat. It's a minor cut on my finger. Besides putting alcohol, what can I do and is it serious?

If it is a minor cut: And you treated it immediately, i wouldn't be concerned. If it begins to develop increased pain, redness or swelling, you need to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My headphones I use have a small piece of cushion on them and it broke off in my ear and I have made it deeper by trying to get it what can I do?

My headphones I use have a small piece of cushion on them and it broke off in my ear and I have made it deeper by trying to get it what can I do?

Don't worry: Its nothing dangerous first of all. You can try to gently flush it out with warm water (don't use q-tips) and if not successful see and ENT doc who will fix it in a heart beat. ...Read more

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I have a medium size piece of twig stuck in my big toe. Can i try to remove this by myself?

I have a medium size piece of twig stuck in my big toe. Can i try to remove this by myself?

I would: Have your podiatrist remove it. It may have small portions you can't see and it could cause an infection. ...Read more

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I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot ?

I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot ?

Unlikely: it is unlikely that you will get a blood clot simply from a rubber band. If for some reason you start to see significant swell of the whole arm the you would want to be seen and have a blood clot ruled out. Make sure you clean the site with anti microbial soap and water. A snug gauze dressing is fine til the skin heals. ...Read more

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I smashed a glass bottle and it cut under my knuckle is there any ligaments, tendons that i could of cut when i did that i got a band aid on it now ?

Hand injury: Yes, there are tendons in the area around your knuckles. If you can move everything normally, and you don't have any numbness, and you're sure you got all the glass out, you should be okay. Still, best to see a doc in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very very small metal piece in the front of my eye on my lower lid is there anyway to remove it I can see it and can I just grab it?(RedPart)

I have a very very small metal piece in the front of my eye on my lower lid is there anyway to remove it I can see it and can I just grab it?(RedPart)

See eye doc: You should see an Eye doc ASAP. If you can't then seek care in the ER, any foreign object in the eye needs to be seen by the Eye doc ASAP, seek care. Best of luck ...Read more

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I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared. Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do ?

I was trying to pop a black head on side of my nose and a little blood vessel appeared.  Is this permanent, will it go away with time, what can I do ?

Telangiectasia: It sounds like what you have developed is a telangiectasia - quite commonly caused by trauma. Telangiectasia is not typically responsive to any topical medications - a laser procedure is quite effective in getting rid of the redness. ...Read more

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I accidentally popped a blood vessel with a needle above my eyelid. How do I tell if this will be a problem in the future or go away on its own?

I accidentally popped a blood vessel with a needle above my eyelid. How do I tell if this will be a problem in the future or go away on its own?

An accident?: Seriously were you poking around about your eye with a needle. Consider yourself lucky that you only hit something in the lid and not the eye itself. Lids heal quickly and well so you should have no problems in the future with this as long as the eye was not involved. ...Read more

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What can I do for a bone that is protruding on my hand near my wrist. Will it go away? I have a lunotriquetral lig injury

What can I do for a bone that is protruding on my hand near my wrist.  Will it go away? I have a lunotriquetral lig injury

Evaluate: With a known ligament injury on the side of the wrist, it's hard to know if the prominence is related to the original injury or not. Your ligament injury is one that can cause problems in the future. I would suggest seeing a hand surgeon to make sure that there is not an underlying instability that might lead to problems in the future. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident last monday and on my pointer finger is a deep scappycutt on the knuckle it hurts to make a fist. Also headaches after being thrown into windsheild ct scan was fine. Also i have bloating and hard to poop? What could be happening no

Typical problems: Everything you have described sounds typical of people who have been in accident. The finger injury is likely to resolve on its own. you should treat the wound with topical ointment and dressing. headaches result from concussion can last weeks to months. people haveabdominal complaints after accidents, with bowel complaints as well, with bowel habits changes. It will likely pass soon. ...Read more

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I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

I got a scar on my stomach from a surgery which goes through my abodmen will i be able to reduce it and have a belly button? Also how does it cost?

Likely from infancy: Probably for correction of congenital problem such as omphalocele, gastroschisis or exstrophy. I which case a pediatric surgeon, pediatric urologist or plastic surgeon could book this as a revision of original problem ; would be covered by medical insurance. Not sure about nhs in uk. A faux belly button could be made at same time. Enquire at great ormond st. Children's hospital in london.Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a bad kitchen accident with extremely hot cooking oil. It exploded and spilled on my hand and I have a bad purple redish scar. Anything i can do?

I had a bad kitchen accident with extremely hot cooking oil. It exploded and spilled on my hand and I have a bad purple redish scar. Anything i can do?

Burn scar treatment: If the burn has healed then its a matter of scar management. Sun protection with 30+ spf, scar massage, stretching, silicone based scar creams/sheeting, & possibly fractional laser treatments may help. If it involves any joints you should be followed by a doctor & hand therapist to avoid scars that limit joint movement (contracture). If it is not healed you should be seen by a doctor as well. ...Read more