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Introduction On First Aid
Wash, treat, cover: Wash cuts and scrapes with tap water and a liquid soap. Dry the area and apply an antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin or bacitracin/polymyxin. Cover with a band-aid. Continue this regimen 1-3 times/day until the wound is healing well, usually 1-2 days more minor cuts and 3-5 days for more significant injuries. Note than rubbing alcohol & hydrogen peroxide often prevent adequate wound healing. ...Read more
Nothing more: Than calming the child down.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon
Read pkg insert: There are different strengths of bcp's and so advice on this issue varies. Read the package insert you were given for your brand or look it up and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If, still in doubt, use protection for all of the first months. After all, you don't want to get pregnant! ...Read more
Basics: Stretch bandaids (multiple sizes), non-stick gauze pads, rolled gauze, antibacterial creme (neosporin) , adhesive tape, scissors, aspirin, ibuprofen, tweezers, needle, white thread, alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, cotton balls, and string. Adjust components as needed for size and purpose. ...Read more
Is it possible that a child had the three vaccinations on the same date during a triple immunization process?
Confusing question: Most vaccines are developed as individual products & after demonstrating success over time there is an effort to combine them with other vaccines to reduce the number of shots given. The present dtap is such a vaccine. It has been proven well tolerated and effective when given this way. The same goes for the MMR vaccine. ...Read more
When beginning oral contraceptives for the first time, if you accidentally started on the second pack, can you take the first pack the next month?
Yes: Packs are the same, so can do as you suggested. ...Read more
Is cd1 the first spotting of a period or the first full flow? Taking Clomid (clomiphene) days 3-7
When is cycle day 1?: Cycle day 1 is commonly considered the first day of full flow. ...Read more
TNM staging system: Developed in France in the 1940s by Pierre Denoix. ...Read more
Feeling gassy...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
No: Buy fresh bottle, because ingredients degrade over time. ...Read more
Hi dr, during the first trimester can the pregnant sleep for few minutes on her abdomen? Thanks in advance
Yes: Unless you are uncomfortable, should be OK ...Read more
Are pills really good until the last day of the month of the indicated expiry date? Or do pills lose potency over time on a linear basis?
Even longer: Pills are dated very conservatively and are actually still largely potent a year after the expiration date (depending on the medicine and how they've been stored - eg cool, dry, dark place) . ...Read more