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Injection Sites For Children
Penicillen: The most popular for a penicillen injection is the hip. ...Read more
Have beeen taking injection HGH for a couple of years pain from injection site grow worst as i use same sites again any thoughts on pain sites use?
Don't know why: You are taking hgh! it seems to me to be a quesionable use so ask your doc! ...Read more
Have value: Used on a limited basis have value at alleviating pain reducing inflammation, particularly for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, etc). Should be used with caution if at all in younger pt with no evidence of cartilage breakdown or inflammatory arthritis. In this situation underlying cause of pain must be identified/addressed as apposed to repeated injections. ...Read more
Any part of spine: An epidural can be given anywhere along the full length of the spine. In the neck and upper spine, it is often used for pain management. An epidural can be placed in the mid-back for pain relief after chest or abdominal surgery. Epidurals are often placed in the lower back for labor pain, c-sections, or orthopedic surgery on the legs. So it depends on the need. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Hot compress for 10-15 minutes 4-5 times per day. This will increase blood flow to the area and help to absorb what is under the skin. ...Read more
If controlled: Ask your doctor for individual recommendations Theoretically if platelet count is good ( bleeding risk is controlled) then the steroid would not be contraindicated but if you are already receiving steroids ITP treatment then I'm not sure how much more an injection has to offer. ...Read more
What are the latest treatments available for neuropathic pain in the last 5 years? Where can latest treatments information b found for use by public?
Can people who inject B12 for a long time develop skin or muscle atrophy in those injection sites?(butt)
NO!!!: Why injecting B12??? No harm, but is there a reason? No benefit except for specific B12 deficiency due to pernicious anemia, celiac disease, intestinal surgery, weird diet, certain meds, etc. Why injecting buttock when usually given in arm?? If indicated, oral supplement is just as good in most cases. If you do not have one of the medical indications there is no benefit. ...Read more
Usually not: In children and patients with a heart condition or high blood pressure are at higher risk of "overdosing" with local anesthetics containing epinephrine. Epinephrine increases heart rate and blood pressure. It's extremely rare for a patient to die from too much local, but i suppose it is possible and more probable in that population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a website with all the answers about the monthly premiums for low-cost obamacare insurance, for adults and for children?
States have websites: The new law creates state or federal websites (called health insurance marketplaces or exchanges) where the uninsured can go to buy health insurance. California's is called covered california, and is where people can compare and select health insurance plans offered by private companies, and go to find out if they are eligible for financial aid to help afford insurance. Marketplaces open oct 2013. ...Read more
Can serratiopeptidase be given to children above 3 years old with a minor fall injury(bruise & swelling)?Reparil gel or arnica gel for children?
Dentists: How has stem cell therapy and PRP helped patients in your general or specialty practice and for which procedures?
Stem cells and PRP: The stem cells based therapies could help in treating damaged teeth (cementum, periodontal ligament fibers, and dental pulp), bone regeneration and also treating nerve injuries. PRP is used already in dental surgery (soft tissues, bone tissue and TMJ). More research is needed, but the results so far are promising. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polio vaccines: OPV is more effective at preventing polio as it is a live attenuated virus. That being said , the risk to being administered the OPV is higher as polio is pretty much eradicated from the world, and the only cases of paralytic polio are from the oral vaccine. So, IMHO, the decision to go with the inactivated vaccine is the correct one and OPV is no longer available in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RxAssist Database: Talk to your physician about your drug costs. And, don't be reluctant to look at all possibilities for reducing your medication costs-including those from drug companies, community health centers, local social service programs or charitable programs. Visit www.Rxassist.Org to help find options. ...Read more
Yes: The regional anesthetic has a protective effect on the formation of blood clots after surgery. There is also the ability to immediately exercise the knee though a range of motion while still getting pain medication. This allows an improved outcome after surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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