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I found a green circle pill with "p 421" imprint on it, what is this?

Check: Pharmer.Org, show it to your pharmacist or you can look at pill photographs in the Physician's Desk Reference. Take care. ...Read more

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White small round pill no imprint no marking what can it be?

Anything: Without markings, the pill could be anything and may be dangerous. Do not take the pill! ...Read more

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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

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

Swelling: If hygiene is less than optimal gums may be swelling into the braces. Ask orthodontist to check if it is a hygiene issue. If not, referral to a periodontist may be in order. ...Read more

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Legs crossed with shoe on my my thigh. Shoe imprint does not fade hours later?

Legs crossed with shoe on my my thigh. Shoe imprint does not fade hours later?

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 more

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Can a blood infection cause cold, red achey feet that leave a white imprint when you touch them?

Can a blood infection cause cold, red achey feet that leave a white imprint when you touch them?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Evaluation needed: You may want to seek evaluation by Primary Care to ensure that the bruised area does not compress any nerves. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

Penicillin?: Pvk 500 sounds like Penicillin VK at the 500mg dose. However, one cannot be certain, so the proper thing to do is to dispose of expired, old, or unidentified medications. ...Read more

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How to identify a pill in 16 year olds room?

How to identify a pill in 16 year olds room?

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 more

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How to identify white oval pill scored with only a x printed on one side?

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 more

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Please identify pill with "rounder edged" and the no. "r180"?

Please identify pill with "rounder edged" and the no. "r180"?

Identifying Pills: It is most likely the blood pressure pill Calan or in rarer cases the anti-parasite medication tizanidine. ...Read more

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