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I Got My Ears Piercings And So How Long Before I Can Take The Replace The Studs
2 weeks: You need to wait the tissue to heal well and the tissue around the studs are all dried and scar formed well. 2 weeks time is reasonable time to heal well. ...Read more
I have debrox ear wax removal and I was just wondering when I put the drops in my ear how long until I can then take it out?
Teeth extraction: Bleeding after teeth extraction should generally stop within a few hours. Slight oozing from the extraction sites is fairly common for the first 48 hours. Clotting can be delayed if you are on certain medications like blood thinners, anticougulants. If bleeding is persisitant for more than a few hours, you should call your dentist/oral surgeon immediately to prevent excessive blood loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 days ago I got a top tooth removed.
I'm wondering how long does it take for the hole to heal? And how soon can I eat on that side of my mouth?
I havn't brushed my teeth in a long time and i want to start again before I have to go to the dentist? How can I prevent my gums from bleeding?
I recently got stitches on the top of my nose. First stitches IV had. Will they hurt coming out and will the cuts get covered again and if so how long?
Not much pain: Won't hurt too bad but pain is a highly relative sensation. Skin will heal over wound quickly and scar will mature in 6-12 months. ...Read more
Hello, I was switched to the mini pill and it causing my skin to break out especially before and after my period. Anything I can take safely to help?
Details matter!!!!!: WHICH PILL?????? Some make acne better, some make it worse. Depends on the progesterone. I hope you do not smoke. SPIRONOLACTONE, with or without a birth control pill, will stop your acne. Usual dose is 100mg but can be 25 to 200mg. If good result in 3 months, continue. Very safe, costs $5 a month. Not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more
I just got my wisdom teeth out yesterday, how long do I have to keep in gauze afterwards and how long will my throat be sore for?
Gauze: Your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions probably instruct that you continue to bite on gauze until bleeding has ceased. Also look for instructions about cold packs. Soreness will peak in about 48 hours, then begin to gradually back off. If you have problems important to call Oral Surgeon for appropriate answers. ...Read more
I broke my 3rd and 4th metatarsal, they were clean breaks right in the middle. How long would it take to heal?
My 1yr old had tubes put in her ears i was wondering how long after her surgery can I take her to the pool and not be worried if water goes in ears?
I had 2 teeth taken out about an hour ago, it's starting to hurt. How long should I keep the 1st gauze in and what can I replace it with after?
More gauze: You should replace the first gauze with more gauze until the bleeding stops. Take otc pain meds for your discomfort. ...Read more
Just had sinus surgery and was wondering how long i will be sore in xhest and throat area and what i can do if saline rinsedont get all blood outnose?
Suggestions: Not sure why chest should hurt unless muscle relaxants used during surgery. Sore throat either from breathing tube or bloody drainage into it.Expect bloody crusting for 2-3 weeks as it takes about 4-6 weeks for the sinus and nasal lining to recover to the point of self-cleaning. Until then be consistent with saline rinses. Afrin spray for 3-4 days may help saline get into sinuses better to clean. ...Read more
Hello i'm using the contraception patch at the moment and i was wondering as i want to come off it for good how long will i be o?
One week: After one week the hormones leave your system. ...Read more
I just removed stitches from a cut over my eyebrow . How long to keep it covered with a bandage after that and after How long can I start running ?
DETAILS!!!!!: How old a wound? Exactly how did it occur? How deep? How large? After suture removal, how does it look? Sometimes this would be left open and lubricated with AQUAPHOR OR vaseline. Sometimes it might be reinforced with bioclusive or a butterfly. WHAT DID YOUR DR RECOMMEND? Why did you stop running? ...Read more
I have little whiteheads on the top portion of my arms and was wondering how I can get rid of them. I've had them for as long as I can remember.?
Keratosis pilaris?: It may be a condition called keratosis pilaris (kp) rather than true "whiteheads." kp is actually retained skin cells around a hair follicle and can feel rough to the touch. There is no cure and often goes along with patients who have hay fever/seasonal allergies. Products labeled as keratolytics like glycolic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid, Lactic Acid may be helpful to smooth out the "bumps". ...Read more
My daughter got stitches the day before yesterday. The doctor advised me to clean it so that it is a clean line. How can I clean without causing pain?
Swab: Gentle cleansing with a Cotten swab and hydrogen peroxide usually is pretty we tolerated in a 5 year old. You may also want to "distract" her by giving her a sucker or a Popsicle. ...Read more
How will the size of my ears be reduced during ear surgery? I have had large and prominent ears since i can remember and now that i'm going to college i would like to have the ear surgery before i go. Can the surgery make them smaller? If so, how is it do
Yes: Otoplasty is the exact procedure used to treat protruding ears. The procedure works to restore deficient areas in the ear architecture and reduce areas of excess. This is all done to improve aesthetics of the ear and decrease ther protrusion from the head. I would make a consultation with a local surgeon and discuss these options based on your individual ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got my braces removed today, and got my retainers. How long can I keep my retainers out? And do I HAVE to wear them throughout the night?
I have a infected tooth how long does it take the anitbotics to get into my system and stop hurting?
24-48 hours: But remember, antibiotic only controls infection in/around a tooth...doesn't cure it. When the course of antibiotics is over, pain and infection will come roaring right back. You need definitive dental treatment to remove all infected tissue. See your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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