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First aid use triangular bandage mike elevation sling came underneath arm and bihind back if i tie on shoulder don't go behind back will hurt person?
Not sized correctly.: The triangular bandage is sized incorrectly. I suspect it is too small for the individual if it does not swing around the back. You can let the arm "dangle" from the neck (i.e., one strap goes over each shoulder & tied behind the head) temporarily. But as soon as possible, get a properly sized sling & support the arm correctly. After all, this is "first aid": use in emergencies until help arrives. ...Read more
Day 6 post circumcision - accidently broke off small piece of think black scab on bak of penis incision line...what 2do? Antibiotics? Delay?
Call your doctor: if you are concerned or it looks infected then call your MD. they should have some type of emergency contact procedure. you could also go to the ER. if you don't think its serious you can follow your wound care instructions. if there is swelling, increased redness, more pain or are bleeding then concern is higher and u should go to er. if it looks okay then wash with a gentle cleaner like cetaphil ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke ring finger @ 3rd distal interphalangeal joint 2yrs ago hit a brick wall holding garden scissors its hurting xrays?Didnt go 2 doc @ first
My shoulder popped out of place bad yesterday and after the emergency popped it back, hearing 7 clicks, i feel like it slips out of socket. Permanent?
Shoulder Dislocation: This needs to be evaluated urgently this week by your physician and most likely an orthopedic surgeon. To make sure this is not permanent the damage may need to be repaired. ...Read more
Slid into base hands first, middle finger right hand hit bag and dislocated. Popped it back into place, little pain. This morning it was swollen, red and purple. Pain when making fist only. Broken? X-rays or just let it heal on it's own?
Need : Need x-rays to tell.Get a more detailed answer ›
Slightly displaced 4th metacarpal 5 weeks ago.Dr. put in a brace said keep on 6 weeks.when can go back to heavy construction work, hammer, push, pull?
Healed and no pain: It generally takes 6 weeks for a metacarpal fracture to heal. At the 6 week mark, x-rays are usually ordered to confirm healing. When the fracture has healed, it is not painful to pressure and you have no pain with work activities it is safe to go back to heavy work. This may take 8-12 weeks total. ...Read more
See a doctor: You may have a ruptured tendon. I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a hand plastic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
I was vacuuming underneath the seats of a car, and my middle finger got snagged on a metal coil tip. Slowly took it out. Fingertip is numb. Nerve dam?
Slipped + jabbed foot w/wire cutters. Weirdly I'm not bleeding much even though cut's gaping+deep. Blood is super thick, like syrup. What's going on?
The dislocation: The joint was not in place...Bone has to go somewhere. ...Read more
Could a shoulder that grates, pops nr the clavicle cause neck & face pain inc teeth. Pops like a rubber ball is in clavicle & gets squashed until pops?
If the condom: Is stuck you must go to the doctor and the doc can easily remove it, so go now , on sunday you can go to an urgent visit center or the er and in my opinion if you are 14 , you are way too young to be having intercourse. ...Read more
Trigger thumb.Hurts cont ,very bad when bend shooting pain into hand. Can't wear brace at work so taped thumb so it can't bend. Will this help?
Probably not: Trigger thumbs and fingers ( a1 pulley 'nodular tenosynovitis') may respond to an injection of steroid occasionally .... If painful and persistent locking continue A1 pulley release surgically is treatment of choice. Taping will likely be of little benefit . Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon: I'm sure your surgeon will be able to provide those answers and clarify any possible limitations, restrictions, precautions. ...Read more
Tried to dig out hang nail on big toe, made deep puncture wound :( 2 days later, swollen, red, pus, PAINFUL, radiates, throbbing,can't walk. Go to ER?
Dr??: Better to see a Dr if you can. ER otherwise. ...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
28yrs, fell off mtb & broke my humerus mid shaft. Brace for a day then installed plate with 6 screws. How long recovery? Arm swollen is normal?
Varies: How do you define recovery? Mid humeral fractures typically heal in 6-12 weeks. The plate and screws may allow for a more rapid recovery than if treated without surgery. Many patients need some rehab/therapy later in the recovery process. Expect to return to most activities of daily living normally in 2-3 months and add 1-2 months for a return to sports, etc. Arm swelling is typical for most. ...Read more