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Is There A Good Way To Protect My Child From Falling Down The Stairs
Yes: The first step is installing secure gates at the top and bottom of your stairs around 9 months of age once the baby starts crawling. Use gates that screw in to your woodwork, not the expandable gates that you often see, these are not secure! teach all family members to close the gates as they go through them. Remember gates only work when you use them properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.
May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent. ...Read more
I fell down 6 stairs, on my bottom, one week after i delivered my 2nd child. She broke my tailbone crowning. Could subsequent pregnancies hurt more?
Unclear: From your story, it is unclear whether the injury was during delivery or from the fall a week later. I suggest you talk to your obstetrician about potential problems with future pregnancies. You could also see a spinal specialist. ...Read more
?: It depends if u were injured and what & how bad. If u were bumped & bruised with no major pain & all works well, u should b ok. If ssx r bad or ^ then i would c my pcp. ...Read more
DEPEND: My first recommendation is for you to see your primary care physician to determine the exact nature of your injury. While awaiting an appointment, i would recommend that you soak in warm water for 20 minutes twice per day and or apply ice to the painful area. Performance of light stretching exercises combined with otc nsaids may also be beneficial. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain ?
I sprained my ankle falling down the stairs 5 months ago and now it hurts every now and then. Is this normal?
Not sure of the : Question but if you feel pain you should have it checked out. ...Read more
I have a really sore ankle from falling down the stairs sore to walk on bruised and swollen have i sprained it or something worse ?
I have a bruise on my lip from falling down the stairs yesterday, it doesn't hurt but I want to know how long it will take to heal. Can I speed it up?
Ice it: for the next6 24 hours .,..then apply heat! A bruise is a "collection" of burst and "old" red blood cells. By using ice at the beginning you decrease circulation (thus the bleeding is less) afterwards HEAT will promote the circulation to remove the blood products. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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