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Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?

Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?

Essential tremor: Heredofamilial essential tremors run in families, and there are many medications which can readily control the shaking. Worthwhile to see neurologist and make certain that other problems are not causation. ...Read more

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Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?

Dug driveway, heavy shoveling & wheelbarrow use. Pain, numbness, weakness in hands & arms daily life is difficult. Will massages help a pinched nerve?

Herniated disc: Skip the massage and go to the doctor first. The weakness and numbness in the hands is a sign of spinal cord compression. A ruptured disc due to shoveling may be making your "life difficult". A visit to the doctor and an MRI of the cervical spine is a priority before a massage. Do not go to a chiropractor for an adjustment until spinal cord compression is excluded. ...Read more

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Body heaviness/semiparalysis triggers shower, bare skin, weather change, some hand motion & bad sleeping. Lasts for secs a minute maximum. Cataplexy?

Body heaviness/semiparalysis triggers shower, bare skin, weather change, some hand motion & bad sleeping. Lasts for secs a minute maximum. Cataplexy?

Serious : And general anybody with the symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. We cannot give a specific diagnosis or treatment with this free service from Healthtap ...Read more

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6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendations. ...Read more

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Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain, rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Dropped wooden table leg on top of foot last night. Instant swelling, lots of pain,  rest not helpful pain when moving foot outwards and when walking?

Ice, rest, ibuprofen: In the first 48 hours, it may be painful. Rest, wear whatever is comfortable use ice 20 min on 10 min off for the next few days. If in 5 days it isn't any better, get an x-ray done to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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I've had lock jaw 2 weeks nothing relieving it any advice using hot water bottle diazepam and massage?

I've had lock jaw 2 weeks nothing relieving it any advice using hot water bottle diazepam and massage?

See a TM j doctor: The most frequent reason fo RA locked jaw is due to dislocation of the disc in the tm joint. An acute closed lock can be manipulated releasing the traped disc and restoring normal opening.You should see a tm joint specialist in your area. ...Read more

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To apply ice after a knee, back,&hand injury, is it safe to put ice in a towel and apply it to the injury or put ice in a plastic bag&then in a towel?

To apply ice after a knee, back,&hand injury, is it safe to put ice in a towel and apply it to the injury or put ice in a plastic bag&then in a towel?

Personal choice: Ice is useful after an acute musculoskeletal injury. It you put it directly in a towel, it will melt and we the towel and perhaps your clothes or furniture. Putting the ice first in a plastic bag prevents the dripping and makes no difference to the effectiveness. ...Read more