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Men In Pain Trailers
I hit my head a week ago in my backyard on a steel trailer hitch. A golf ball sized welt formed and lasted 3 days. Now have sharp pain 2 the touch?
Not surprising: This area is reacting to the hard hit you had with your head vs. Steel trailer hitch.It's still swollen, and you need to contact your doctor to report your trauma, and be evaluated in case it needs to be imaged. At this point, it may take weeks for the swelling to go down. You might benefit from having a 2nd opinion from an osteopathic doctor, who can do a musculoskeletal, crania osteopathic xm 2. ...Read more
I jumped off a trailer while holding a couch and when I landed, I bent over because of the weight and impact. Next day I can't bend over. Serious?
I drive a tractor trailer for a living, bounce around a lot vechiles are very heavy and ride rough, can 24 years of this damage the body/organs?
Maybe.: There hasn't been very clear research into the effects of vibration. But any kind of repetitive movement, applying acceleration/deceleration forces on the body (not to mention lots of sitting!) might be less-than-ideally healthy. If you can, try to pad your seat, eat a healthy diet, take frequent brakes, and exercise. ...Read more
i was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and i have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?
Your Fiber Class: That insulation is full of small fiberglass and other debris that can irritate your lungs.Sadly,it won't insulate them from that irritation. If you have symptoms for more than a week or two,get examined in person by your doctor. And in the future,use eye and lung protection (safety glasses and a mask) when dealing with stuff that blows-off dust or other particles, especially fiberglass or asbestos ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just wondering if i 6 inch by 6 inch hole in the floor over the exhaust pipe can be harmful? No apparent leaks. It's in a tractor trailer.
YES!: Leaks don't have to apparent to be toxic, and carbon monoxide may not be discernible, while altering your mental status as you drive merrily into harm's way. Get this fixed before driving it again. ...Read more
If unload trailers with gas propane Truck, can I get carbon monoxide posion if I'm in the trailer to long. I worry sometimes ?
Unlikely: If doors of truck were closed, yes. But they have to be open for you to get in/out of truck with your fork lift, power towmotor, etc. I would not be worried. ...Read more
I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?
Delay no Longer.: Be concerned; be very concerned. Ten days has been more than enough time for an appreciable resolution. As it seems though, things are getting worse. This no time to be playing the "wait and see" game. Left untreated, the consequences could be catastrophic at worse. To remove all doubt, have the leg examined immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in an accident with a boat trailer hitting my right knee from the left side. It swelled up hours later. Do I have a meniscus tear in my knee?
I have had major lung issues lately along with mold growing inside my trailer. Is this bad for my pulmonary fibrosis?
Yes!!!: Indoor mold is a very common yet often hidden problem. It can cause a variety of serious health problems including cough, asthma, shortness of breath & chest pain, both through allergic reactions to mold and due to inflammation caused by exposure to mold toxins. About 25% of the population has a genetic hypersensitivity to mold. See http://www.Survivingmold.Com/diagnosis for much more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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