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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
Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more
Palm lacerations: Heal well. Flaps are best sutured or if under tension gently approximated. Cleaning the wound to remove foreign material is esential. Good basic wound care prevents complications. If contaminated wounds that are not cleaned out fully or are from dirty areas such as farm or animal waste or bites shouls not be tightly closed or at times they are left open. Rather than think "fast' think safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Braces in some cases: Scoliosis can be "treated" with medications, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and occasionally steroid injections to help relieve the symptoms of back pain and/or lower extremity pain. However these alternative treatments will not correct the spinal curvature. Bracing can help prevent worsening of scoliosis in certain cases but only surgery can correct the curve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too late: Your adult teeth were forming when you were a child, and the internal make-up is primarily genetic. You should be more concerned with taking care of the outside (enamel) by eating well, brushing & flossing properly, and visiting your dentist every six months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get a catch in the arch of my foot when i'm pacing and dancing in my room. Why? And is there a way to prevent this without covering my feet?
Hi docs a friend of mine as myelitis and she's paralyze from the waist down shes getting treatment little advances. Is there any natural way to help?
Is there a way to tell on your own if your scoliosis is getting worse or staying the same? Can we prevent it from getting worse? Pain=bad? Eats great.
Odd statement: It is not clear if you are asking about yourself or someone else.The changes in scoliosis is influenced by age, which you don't give.Change is monitored by exam and x-rays if needed.There is no self directed method to replace these reproducible methods.Significant changes can go unnoticed by most untrained and some trained personnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.
OTC pain meds +: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you normally take for a headache. You might need another bite adjustment or you may have a problem with the fit, or the nerve of the tooth may be inflamed. Let your dentist know what you are feeling. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No. The way to make : A behavior go away is to ignore it. Calmly say, "when you get out of bed, i'll walk you back without talking." set a bedtime & routine - read, brush teeth, one kiss & tuck him in his own bed to fall asleep. Every time he gets up, walk him back from behind gently but firmly, without talking or making eye contact. The behavior gets worse before it gets better, then stops, if you are consistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive been sleeping in the chair at the hospital my face was on the chair is there any way that you can get hiv or hepc this way?
Trying my best to keep my torn 1st rib ligament from moving so it will heal. Is there any benefit to not moving the arm much on the affected side?
No: Actually, it is helpful to maintain a good range of motion so the surrounding muscles and ligaments do not tighten up on you. It should heal just fine. ...Read more
RICE: R.I.C.E. ( rest, ice, compression dressing, and elevation of the joint) not the food rice, is an excellent treatment plan for acute, mild injuries to joints. If pain persists or the injury is more severe than mild, a formal evaluation by a physician may be warranted. Consult your physician who knows your medical history in regards to recommendations for medications. ...Read more
Toothbrush: When you take retainers out to brush your teeth, gently brush retainers, top and bottom, metal and plastic. ...Read more
What is the best food to eat when healing from a traumatic injury? I fell off my bike onto pavement at high speeds and want to heal fast. Thanks.
Eat real food: The best nutrition for overall health will help you recover from injuries too. Look into paleo or primal diets - basically limit your carbohydrate intake (no more than 50-100 grams per day) eat plenty of healthy fats (about 50% of your calorie intake) and most importantly don't eat processed foods. Organic matters and is worth the extra money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 week old grandson is trying to crawl and stand. He also rolls onto his side on a flat surface and is trying to roll all the way. Is this unusual?
Wishful thinking: The infant nervous system is not programmed to do what you report. Babies do have some creeping movements early and will jut out their feet in a stiff support response when held up, but this is not crawling or standing. Kids can flip over using the head righting response at birth but it is not a voluntary roll. Enjoy the baby and let things happen, it will come in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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