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I brushed by (& touched) an Oleander plant bush outside near the sidewalk. Oleander is poison, right? What will happen to me or my stuff it touched?
I was wondering is it bad? I fell on this spiky bush and inside had a very bad odor and i had contact with it. When I took a shower I had red bumps
I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE"
NSAIDS and kidneys: All NSAIDS even the ones bought over the counter can cause kidney damage especially if taken for long periods of time or if you have underlying kidney disease. None are safer than the other. If you have chronic pain and are taking them for a prolonged period of time, you should have your kidney function monitored periodically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin are safe alternatives. ...Read more
Exploding: Most current studies are moving to use of adult derived stem cells, which eliminate the controvery and moral issues of destroying embryos. Fat tissue and bone marrow are the most common donor sites, with adult cells that can become bone, cartilage, muscle (incl heart), nerve, pancreas, structural fat grafts, chronic wound healing and graft-vs-host problems (tissue rejection). ...Read more
It hurts some: If you are having a bone marrow biopsy, only local anesthesia is given and sometimes with sedation. As the bone marrow is aspirated, you will feel an acute pain running down the leg on the same side as the hip from where the biopsy is taken. Harvesting bone marrow for donation is done under general anesthesia. As the patient wakes up the hips will be sore for a couple of days. ...Read more
I am having slight chest discomfort. There is no pain of weakness with it bush the slight discomfort. Just looking for possible reason.
Ans: Could be many possibilities. Need more history. Do you exercise regularly? Do you eat junk or healthy food. And birth issues, etc... If the pain continua see your doctor for a good history and physical exam. Most likely at your age it is just chest wall muscular pain. But need a good history ...Read more