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What to do? A lamp was knocked off nightstand last wk. I found that the cfl bulb had a small piece broke off top last night whn i stepped on it.

What to do?  A lamp was knocked off nightstand last wk. I found that the cfl bulb had a small piece broke off  top last night whn i stepped on it.

Need Tetanus shot: If you have no recent tetanus shot you need to get this. Tetanus is due every ten years. In america you would have got one at age 15 and have been due again last year. If the injury is infected or continues to hurt you may need to see the doctor for this as well. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.

Should i be concerned about about a dime sized, soft  indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it  about 2 weeks ago.

No: No. Not if you have no symptoms. No pain. No headache. If you had any immediate symptoms, like headache, confusion, loss of consciousness - you should be checked by a doctor to make sure you didn't sustain any intracranial injury. ...Read more

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Can infared lamps help with pain?

Can infared lamps help with pain?

Where is the pain?: What, where and why do you hurt? And for how long. Infrared light has been shown to help some kinds of pain significantly: chronic low back pain, knee pain from osteoarthritis. See this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539004/ ...Read more

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Can turning on a lamp help sundown syndrome?

Can turning on a lamp help sundown syndrome?

It might help: Sun downing is a phenomenon most often occurs in people with dementia with increased confusion and agitation occurring later in the day. The cause of it is not known. A small lamp may help to reduce the symptoms along with a good night sleep. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of ionic crystal salt lamps?

What are the health benefits of ionic crystal salt lamps?

Crystal salt lamps: I don't have personal knowledge about this. http://healing.about.com/od/saltrocks/a/salt-lamps.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: slit lamp exam?

What is the definition or description of: slit lamp exam?

See below: The biomicroscope, more commonly called the slit lamp, is a tool used to examine the eye under high magnification. It requires years of training to be able to use one properly. ...Read more

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Do natural spectrum energy lamps work and what type is the best?

Do natural spectrum energy lamps work and what type is the best?

Full spectrum lights: mimic sunlight and can be helpful w/depression. The dose is important. Too much or too little is not good. You need to see a mental health professional who is familiar w/these devices to get the best guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the slit lamp exam?

You can drive: But bring sun glasses since your pupils will be dilated and sunlight is very uncomfortable for a few hours. ...Read more

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