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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 ›
Hit on penis tip by elastic waist band on pants. Sharp pain that resolved quickly. Penis tip has imprint on it and swollen. Will it be normal again?
Ouch!: This sounds painful but not serious. Fortunately, this organ typically heals quickly! Don't mess with it, but if it feels good you can apply a warm compress to help get circulation and healing elements to the tip. If it persists, of course, see a clinician. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Patience!: You don't specify what type of imprint you've noticed. If it's an indentation, it should fade within 24 hours or so. If it's a bruise, it might take a week or more. In any case, assuming nothing else is bothering you, don't be concerned. Take care! ...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 ›