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Identify Pill Imprints
My daughter had braces and the create an imprint on her gums that hurt her. How can I stop it? She has had braces for about a year now but they are just starting to bother her
I keep catching myself resting my tongue between my teeth and it leaves and imprint on my tongue. Is this bad?
Tongue Impressions: Chronic biting of the tongue can lead to hypertrophy or thickening of the injured tissue. While unsightly, it is not an issue and will resolve with time once the biting ceases. In rare cases a keloid can form, which is scar tissue that continues to grow on its own. This can become problematic and require surgical intervention or steroids locally. Avoid this nervous habit if possible. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Fluid retention?: My guess is that you are retaining fluid in your legs. Try decreasing your salt intake. Drinking more plain water and getting more exercise may help also. Talk to your doctor if there is any pain involved, or if you have a painful lump or swelling in that leg. LGromkoMD ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Blood infection: Most blood infections give you a fever, make you really sick and can give you rashes (petechiae) but it does not usually give you red achey feet. If you are having a fever and have other illness beside the red feet, you should be seen right away. Otherwise it sounds like a vascular issue (blood vessels) and may be related to circulation or cold. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Fell off stairs and hit the inner area of right buttock .imprint of stair edge in flesh. Three days later bruised is numb Area size approx 4 inches ?
Ask or Search: 2 ways. Prescription drugs, can be searched www.drugs.com/imprints.php Type any identifying letters/numbers and search color and shape. With the pill safely in hand, you could also just ask the teenager about the pill. Sometimes, open communication is the best way to let teenagers know that you care about the decisions they are making. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Pharmacist: Ask your pharmacist or you can try an on-line search. You can go to : http://www.drugs.com/imprints.php use the pill identifier wizard. Input the markings on the pill, shape and color and it will spit out a list of all meds that look like the one you have. Often there is a picture corresponding to the name and you can try and compare it that way. Do not take any pills that don't belong to you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›