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My 5 year old daughter is having her t-tubes removed. They have been in place for 3 years. Her doctor wants to also perform a Myringoplasty. Risks??

My 5 year old daughter is having her t-tubes removed. They have been in place for 3 years. Her doctor wants to also perform a Myringoplasty. Risks??

Myringoplasty: Usually a well tolerated procedure. I am an ER physician and for 20 years I have never seen a complication from a myringoplasty. For example I see some type of problem from a tonsillectomy monthly ...Read more

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What are the differences between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty?

What are the differences between a myringoplasty and a tympanoplasty?

Ear surgery: The difference is limited. A myringoplasty involves a surgery to just the tympanic membrane or ear drum. A tympanoplasty involves examining and inspecting the middle ear bones and fixing the hole in the ear drum. Surgically, a tympanoplasty is technically more difficult because you have to raise up the ear drum from its natural position. With a myringoplasty, you just fix the hole in the drum. ...Read more

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Is shaving risk-free?

Is shaving risk-free?

Not entirely. Use: Good technique. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after. ...Read more

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What are risks of pad ?

What are risks of pad ?

Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read more

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What are risks of pedi at a salon?

What are risks of pedi at a salon?

Many possibilities: I have had patients come back from pedicures with athletes foot, ingrown toenails, skin infections, and fungal toenail infections. ...Read more

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What is risk management in medicine?

Way to be safe: Avoiding complications and manageing them is way that keeps the patient happy and satisfied without creating any liablity for the physician. ...Read more