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It Band Frozen
Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
Basically: The band is a device goes around the top part of your stomach creating an hourglass effect. With frequent adjustments to the band we can manipulate the tightness of the band. As food passes through the top part of the hourglass your brain gets the signal that you are full with less food. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you pop a keloid ?Got it from a cartilage piercing. Heard you can use a rubber band and tie it off.
It should not be a: A problem but in moderation. Please give me some . Enjoy! ...Read more
Frozen shoulder again. What is the likelihood that a bicep tendon tear can cause the shoulder to start to freeze?
Anything: That causes pain discomfort or altered movement the the shoulder can lead to s frozen shoulder. Early motion of the shoulder in a manner that eliminates gravity and pain such as pendulum exercises and gentle motion while lying down will help to keep the shoulder mobile . Talk to your treating doctor and therapist about what is appropriate for your injury. ...Read more
Left an elastic band tight around my little finger for about 4 hours. It was purple and numb. 24 hours after removing band, finger is still numb.
Likely transient pbm: You don't mention that your finger is still purple, and if not, you may recover all function.You likely cut off enough of the nourishment to the digital nerve that there will be a delay in recovery that can last days or might be long term. Use as a learning experience.Cut the blood supply to living tissue and you may lose it. ...Read more
Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin/advil) are bad. Cover the area with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oncovered generally: Once the area has granulation tissue and a scab is forming, or if you had stitches, and the area is clean, "opening it to air" with often promote faster healing. Occluding with a band aid is important at first to keep dirt out of the area to avoid infection though. Topical antibioitc creams are also recommended for wound healing and infection control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change daily till he: Change daily till the wound is healed and take off. ...Read more
3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?
See MD bring to ER: Bring your child to the ER for an evaluation. Anytime there is a laceration, make sure you visit an MD immediately. Rule out damage to blood vessels, nerves, infection, fracture. Good luck. ...Read more
Not bad: It will probably burn and ache for a while. ...Read more
YES : It possible to come back if you did not take the proper precautions. ...Read more
Held a warm, wet piece of tp against anus to clean. Felt a contraction around finger. Is this the outside sphincter muscle? Should it be this loose?
Outside/hard to say: The anus has two sphincters before the outlet.An internal automated one that keeps the fecal mass up and seldom dilates unless you are trying to evacuate.The external sphincter is usually closed at rest and you can close it harder if the inner sphincted is opening and you are trying to hold back a stool. Trauma to the outside sphincter or nerve damage can leave it weak and open. ...Read more