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How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Highly unlikely: Chronic irritation can lead to cancerous transformation in the oral cavity - it is very unlikely. But biting your tongue should not lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Actually, yes: 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. Headbanging causes'coup-contracoup' injury due to brain impact against the rigid skull. Dizziness, headache, & confusion can result. Safer solutions would be to throw up your rock fist, steer clear of the mosh pit, & wear earplugs. ...Read more

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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more

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Can you get tongue damage due to scraping?

Can you get tongue damage due to scraping?

Be gentle : You do not need a lot of force to clean your tongue. Be gentle, the plaque and debris comes off easily. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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Could chewing a lot of gum cause your tongue to swell?

Could chewing a lot of gum cause your tongue to swell?

Of course: Most people accidentally bite their tongues while chewing. At this point your tongue will tend to swell slightly making it easier to bite it again ans swell some more. ...Read more

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Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

Knee swelling due to injury. What can help get the swelling down?

R I C E: Rest- reduce walking, standing for few days. Ice- ice packs 10 minutes, 3-4 times daily. Compression- ace wrap for support. Elevation- keep it elevated when at rest. If swelling not better, see primary care doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause your ankle to swell?

Can a sunburn cause your ankle to swell?

Yes: If the burn is bad enough it can cause swelling just like any other kind of burn. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read more

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Bump on foot due to injury?

Bump on foot due to injury?

Bump on foot: Any bump/lump after an injury should be evaluated by a physician with xrays and especially in a child. Seek the help of a podiatrist . Good luck. ...Read more

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How to heal a burnt tongue?

How to heal a burnt tongue?

Time: You'll need to give it a couple of days, depending on how bad you burned it. In the interim, sucking on ice chips, and otc pain meds will help. Avoid hot or spicy foods. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

How to treat swollen neck glands from a head injury?

NOT RELATED: Swollen glands are not related to head injury head injury can not cause swollen glands, if you have swollen glands you should see your doctor to find the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

Can a cut under your tongue cause neck to be swollen?

A cut?: If it's a minor cut and not infected, no. However the cut and the swollen neck may not be related. First see your dentist to rule out any dental problems especially an infection. Your dentist can determine if there is a relationship and whether or not you also need to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Can damage to nerve roots at L4-L5 cause the calf to become swollen/inflamed?

Can damage to nerve roots at L4-L5 cause the calf to become swollen/inflamed?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that nerve root damage would cause swelling in the calf. However, if you have a swollen calf you need to see your doctor immediately or go to an urgent care to make sure you do not have a blood clot in that leg. ...Read more

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I have pain on the right side of my tongue no injuries hurst to eat. What is this?

I have pain on the right side of my tongue no injuries hurst to eat. What is this?

Inflamation: With no history of trauma, I am inclined to believe you have an inflamed foliate papilla this can be painful but it is not dangerous. Try warm salt water rinses and after 2-3 days if it is not better, see your dentist. Also, over the counter kanka can help w the pain! ...Read more

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Can a person who has bit off their tongue through injury have it sewn back in?

Can a person who has bit off their tongue through injury have it sewn back in?

BITTENtongue: Yes of course it can be sewn back.Tongue has a very good blodd supply and it helps to heal faster then other cuts, and the healing is pretty fast. ...Read more

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I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

I have an injury on the right side of my tongue which is causing partial numbness on same right side of yhe tongue, can it heal on its own or nerepair?

Tongue injury: You did not tell us how long ago this occurred. Most wounds of this nature will heal on their own with time. Keep it clean with salt water rinses. It is always better to consult with a professional, in this case a dentist, to ensure that nothing else needs to be done. ...Read more

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I think I might have pulled a facial muscle located at the side of my cheek when I was stretching my tongue while rotating my head. Will this muscle injury heal on its own and will there be any complications ? The side of my cheek is now sore.

I think I might have pulled a facial muscle located at the side of my cheek when I was stretching my tongue while rotating my head. Will this muscle injury heal on its own and will there be any complications ? The side of my cheek is now sore.

Minor injuries: like this one tend to heal with conservative therapy like rest and NSAIDS (ibuprofen or naproxen, if you are able to take those, given your allergy profile and current medications). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best repair operation4 lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery?isit effective after4 monthsof injury?I've got burning&painin tongue

What is the best repair operation4 lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth surgery?isit effective after4 monthsof injury?I've got burning&painin tongue

Did you try meds?: The lingual nerve is in a very difficult place to access surgically (almost impossible) without creating more problems. Have you by tied a course of steroid therapy to reduce the amount of nerve inflammation caused by our wisdom tooth surgery? That should be your first course of action, followed by possibly the injection of some meds at the injury site. Try to avoid surgery! ...Read more

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They had a pierced tongue for 3 years and then they give u a blowjob without any mouth injury if u cum in there mouth if they have HIV can u get it?

They had a pierced tongue for 3 years and then they give u a blowjob without any mouth injury if u cum in there mouth if they have HIV can u get it?

Several variables: But low liklihood. Determine the HIV status if possible. If negative then no issue except other stds. If no personal sore, opening, lesion, risk is low. If HIV and you take in fluids, you are at risk. ...Read more

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Is tongue/cheek/lip biting a dermatophagia or self injury?

Is tongue/cheek/lip biting a dermatophagia or self injury?

A little of both...: Intra-oral biting can be strictly conscious, strictly compulsive or a combination. In any of these cases it could be construed as both dermatophagia and self-injury in varying degrees as technically dermatophagia is self-injury even though it is classified as form of (obsessive-compulsive) disorder. Don't confuse this with accidental intra-oral bites which may be self or externally inflicted. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in face, lips, tongue and at times most of the body that goes down the left arm and into fingers, and at times down both legs and into feet and bottom of feet. Sometimes feels like itching. HX of lower back injury in 2002 & 2012?

Tingling sensation in face, lips, tongue and at times most of the body that goes down the left arm and into fingers, and at times down both legs and into feet and bottom of feet. Sometimes feels like itching. HX of lower back injury in 2002 & 2012?

Tingling: Tingling on both sides, in the face, and in an arm means there is no one location or side of the brain that is causing it. Tingling is an indication of irritation to nerves (or neuropathy), which can be from a metabolic problem (Eg, very low calcium) or from a diffuse skin problem causing the itching (such as hives or urticaria). Hyperventilation (breathing too fast) can cause tingling too. ...Read more

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Open injury in mouth from a punch, what do I put on it?

Open injury in mouth from a punch, what do I put on it?

Salt Water: is the most effective treatment assuming there is no laceration ...if there is stiches might be indicated! Hope this helps BTW ICE on the outside will reduce the swelling (if any) ...Read more

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What are common mouth injuries?

What are common mouth injuries?

There are so many!: Teeth can fracture while eating hard items. Gums can be scratched by crackers, chips, etc. Hot foods can sear palate ("pizza palate") accidents can cause teeth to break, be knocked loose or out; gums, tongue, lips can get cut. Jaw can be dislocated or broken...All just o name a few more common injuries. ...Read more

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How do you treat an injury of mouth muscle?

How do you treat an injury of mouth muscle?

See oral surgeon: Extremely unlikely that you ruptured a mouth muscle. The lip is a muscle that can be injured. See an oral surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

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Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

Yes: You can have a hematoma in the form of a swelling without any break in the mucous mrmbrane. ...Read more

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Pimples inside the mouth and little injuries. I would like to know the reason for this injuries ?

Please describe: Please resubmit your question and describe what you mean by little injuries. ...Read more

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I have soreness and tightness in areas near my mouth. I had jaw injury 2 weeks ago, but i keep re-aggrevating it. I can't get those areas to relax.

I have soreness and tightness in areas near my mouth. I had jaw injury 2 weeks ago, but i keep re-aggrevating it.  I can't get those areas to relax.

See neuromuscular: see a neuromuscular dentist to put your mandible in a neuromuscularly relaxed posture with the use of custom made othotic. The issue is that your muscles of mastication like your masseter muscles are in contracture and need long term relaxation. An ICCMO dentist can find your most relaxed jaw position with jaw tracking technology. ...Read more

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Had dental appt today and got cut/injury inside of mouth behind of lip. Bleeding is stopped but i see a blister. Does this often happen? What can I do

Had dental appt today and got cut/injury inside of mouth behind of lip. Bleeding is stopped but i see a blister. Does this often happen? What can I do

It happens: Your post did not explain how the injury occured or the circumstances behind it. Although every effort is made to prevent something like this from happening, it sometimes does. The bleeding has stopped, you are not swollen and not in pain. It most likely will heal without incident, like almost every other wound you may incur. Avoid hot or spicy foods while it heals and let the dentist monitor it. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from a jaw injury. Every time I make a jerky or sharp or quick movement with my head, I get tightness and sometimes pain around my cheeks, mouth, and chin. No fever.what is cause?

I'm recovering from a jaw injury. Every time I make a jerky or sharp or quick movement with my head, I get tightness and sometimes pain around my cheeks, mouth, and chin. No fever.what is cause?

Muscles: It appears that the muscles in those areas go into spasms precipitated by certain motions of your head and neck. These should subside as your original injury heals further. Magnesium or calcium deficiencies can make muscle cramping more likely. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a jaw injury. I had to sneeze. Will sneezing harm my jaw. I held my chin with my hand, but my mouth was only open slightly.

I am recovering from a jaw injury. I had to sneeze. Will sneezing harm my jaw. I held my chin with my hand, but my mouth was only open slightly.

Not usually: Sneezing is a fact of life. Jaw injuries are fairly common. People with jaw injuries have to sneeze and almost all of them recover well. You did right by opening your mouth and stabilizing your jaw with your hand. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more