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Got hit vth steel pipe on head n near eye.Head hurts n under+around eye turns blackish blue &swollen.Do i c a doc? Applied turmuric+ salt warm paste

Got hit vth steel pipe on head n near eye.Head hurts n under+around eye turns blackish blue &swollen.Do i c a doc? Applied turmuric+ salt warm paste

Yes , see ophthal: You should see an ophthalmologist as soon as you can. You may have broken bones around your eye socket. You may also have blood inside of your eye from the trauma. Until you get to doctor cold compresses for first 24 hours and Ibuprofen will help to decrease the swelling.. ...Read more

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10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

Needs work up : Could be fungal infection of the scalp, folliculitis, etc. Needs KOH prep of the scalp skin scraping from affected areas. Based on the diagnosis treatment can be advised, I am hoping he was seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils  tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Swollen tongue: Sounds like an allergy of some sort. Prob food ? Has it happened before. ? Any trouble breathing or swallowing. Could become a med emergency. Consider trip to hospital. I think food sensitivity testing makes some sense. Immunolabs does a good one. Help you figure out what foods don't agree with you. ...Read more

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My brother kissed my red eared slider turtle. What is the infection risk?

My brother kissed my red eared slider turtle. What is the infection risk?

Kissed turtle: hello ~ I dont think the turtle will die. I think he is going to be fine. Your brother I'm not sure of. If he is kissing turtles now, who knows what this may develop into. This is an odd attraction. His infection risk is about zero. But this wont sound good when he looks for a Prom Date. I think he should stop kissing turtles, dont you? ...Read more

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Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?

Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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11 month girl bumped head front forehead, and the bump swelled like an "egg". What to watch for?

11 month girl bumped head front forehead, and the bump swelled like an "egg".  What to watch for?

Neurological signs: Most head bumps in children are benign and they recover without problems. Parents should watch for unusual behavior, decreasing level of consciousness, vomiting or seizures. The size of the "goose-egg" is not usually related to internal brain injury. ...Read more

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Have rash on my neck from handling walnut hulls. rash spreading more skin feels like gator skin very rough and darkened in color. dear god help. its b?

Have rash on my neck from handling walnut hulls. rash spreading more skin feels like gator skin very rough and darkened in color. dear god help. its b?

Probably not walnuts: You would have a rash on your hands if you were using them to handle the hulls. It is much more likely to be something else, especially if you are diabetic. You should have a physician check you for diabetes and also for other causes of the skin rash. Good luck! ...Read more

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After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.

After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.

Allergic reaction: You are probably allergic to something in the food you ate. Check to see which of the foods you ate for the first time or that you have reacted to in the past. Delete this from your diet. If the reaction gets worse of you notice any other symptoms ,seek immediate medical care. ...Read more

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Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??

Pimple in ear for 3 days. Poked it today w/ QTips(bad)didnt pop, and hot comp'd it. Now ear slightly pushed out/skin behind is soft/tender. Mastoid??

Lymph adenopathy: Hello. Sounds like your immune system is responding to infection. You have lymph nodes behind the ear. Try using a triple antibiotic ointment on the "pimple." Take an anti-inflammatory medicine for pain. Use warm compress behind the ear. If no improvement or if headache, neck pain, or fever develop, see your doctor right away or go to an urgent care for treatment. ...Read more

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