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Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

Can I eat a reuben sandwich 6 days after wisdom teeth removal?

After six days....: ... and no pain, and no swelling, you are probably good to go. Enjoy the sandwich. ...Read more

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Can your cut reopen after 3 weeks?

Can your cut reopen after 3 weeks?

Yes: With enough tension/pressure, a recently closed wound can reopen. Best to have it re-evaluated by the doctor if that happens. ...Read more

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I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

Sorry to: Hear that. It will have to heal? By secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING! ....Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of reusable bottle is safe for toddlers?

Can you tell me what kind of reusable bottle is safe for toddlers?

New bottles in U.S.: Bottles made and sold in the U.S. are pretty safe, but from time to time, there is updated information about certain materials used in making bottles. New evidence can show potential dangers of certain substances, but it is generally impossible to tell if one particular child will experience any bad effects. Some people feel safer buying new bottles every 2-3 years, and not microwaving bottles. ...Read more

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Is it bad to reuse a makep sponge. I clean them weekly but was wondering if this was bad and I should buy more sponges? .

Is it bad to reuse a makep sponge. I clean them weekly but was wondering if this was bad and I should buy more sponges? .

Bacteria harbor: Cosmetic sponges pick up bacteria from your hands, your skin, the environment and (ugh!) your friends if you share them. They are meant to be disposable as you cannot get them clean b washing them. On kitchen sponges bleach can be used but not w/cosmetic sponges on facial area. If you notice you have a skin/eye infection throw out your makeup &sponges. If increased skin breakouts, toss sponges! ...Read more

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How effective is replens?

How effective is replens?

Very Effective: Replens is a vaginal lubricant that is very safe & effective to make sex less painful.
Lubricate & stimulate makes intercourse
more enjoyable. ...Read more

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What is the function of replens?

What is the function of replens?

Vaginal mositurizer: For chronic vagina;l dryness or to help with intercourse, it treats the symptoms not the cause, you may need vaginal estrogen which is usually very safe so see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Can I wash and reuse my catheters or not?

Catheters: It is not recommended as it is unlikely to get them completely sterile and that can result in urinary tract infections and other complications. ...Read more

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How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

How long can you safely reuse water bottles?

Depends: If they are glass bottles and cleaned thoroughly between uses, they can be used forever. Plastic bottles may break down and release plastic into the water especially if they are left in the sun. ...Read more

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Can Replens be used in conjunction with Femring?

Can Replens be used in conjunction with Femring?

Yes, but alternate: Replens is designed to replenish vaginal moisture over time and works differently then Femring which replaces the estrogen of the vaginal lining. If you are using Replens for one week or more, then stop it when the Femring is put inside the vagina. I applaud you for trying to do something for "dry" or painful intercourse rather than cessation of sexual activity. ...Read more

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Is it better to use disposable to reusable diapers?

Is it better to use disposable to reusable diapers?

Personal choice: The green earth folks promoted old style diapers for a while. Data showed the cost /benefit didn't work as energy used for cleaning surpassed the environmental impact of disposables. Some like the reusables, but they stink forever & the plastic over-pants make babies bottom sweat a lot. I prefer the disposables. ...Read more

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Could my epidural wound reopen several years later?

Could my epidural wound reopen several years later?

Yes: Delayed infections, which are not as rare as you might think could cause would reopening. Other relevant causes would include leakage of spinal fluid through the dura from inadvertent puncture at the time of original procedure. Whatever the cause this wound needs to be examined by a surgeon. The 2 commonest causes risk serious consequences (sepsis, meningitis, spinal fluid leak, paralysis, pain). ...Read more

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How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

Often the Same: It is more on how they are intended to be used. Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean. ...Read more

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How possible is it to get hepatitis when IV throughout everyday, many times with own reused rig?

How possible is it to get hepatitis when IV throughout everyday, many times with own reused rig?

If you share: hepatitis B and C is transmitted by blood to blood transmission. as long as needles are not shared, no transmission should occur. You are still at risk of many health issues by using IV drugs, please seek help. ...Read more

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Should you reuse the same shower rag or throw it away after each use? Can you get anything from reusing the rag?

Should you reuse the same shower rag or throw it away after each use? Can you get anything from reusing the rag?

No need: No reason to throw it away, just wash it with your next load of clothes. It will be fine, as the soap in the washer will kill any bacteria or viruses which might hang around on it. ...Read more

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What is done in a PDA surgery? Is the " hole" simply tied shut or cut off? What is the chance of the hole reopening later in life?

What is done in a PDA surgery? Is the " hole" simply tied shut or cut off? What is the chance of the hole reopening later in life?

Variable: Pda is connection between pulmonary artery and aorta that never closed after birth. Surgery for PDA is variable. Most common method is a left sided thoracotomy, opening chest, and sutures or metallic vascular clips occluding shunt. Sometimes interventional cardiologist via a catheter can place an amplatzer vasculer plug device, spring with two discs occluding ductus. Pda does not usually recur. ...Read more

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Is there anything that could cause epiphyseal plates to never seal? Same height in adulthood for 12-plus yrs. Could plates reopen or never have closed

Is there anything that could cause epiphyseal plates to never seal? Same height in adulthood for 12-plus yrs. Could plates reopen or never have closed

No, closure stopped: Growth of long bones at the time you stopped growing in height. Epiphyseal plates are layers of cartilage near the ends of long bones which can lengthen bones. Closure means these regions have been transformed by osteoblasts into bone & all chondrocytes are gone. Once cartilage transitions to bone, invasion of chondrocytes and regression back to cartilage has never been discovered to occur. ...Read more

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Information on bili rubin?

Information on bili rubin?

We all have bili: Bilirubin is a by-product of blood cell breakdown which every living-human has. Small amount is normal, but too much can be toxic to the developing brain. Level of 14 or more in preterm and 17 in fullterm baby is concerning and needs medical attention. Feed the baby--as much as possible, more feeding, faster resolution of jaundice. Consult and follow up with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I reopened my hernia?

How do I know if I reopened my hernia?

Pain and/or bulge: Typically, there would be pain/discomfort and/or a bulge. There could also be a return of whatever signs or symptoms you had that led to the diagnosis of a hernia. If your concerned, see your surgeon for and exam. Urgency depends of severity if problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does rempen on my ultrasound mean?

What does rempen on my ultrasound mean?

Rempen: Is a researcher whose method of calculating gestational age based on mean sac diameter is commonly included in the standard early pregnancy measurement package on US equipment. ...Read more

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Help please! Could dentist reuse old crowns?

Help please! Could dentist reuse old crowns?

Yes: If your own crown came off and the underlying tooth structure is sound and the crown still fits well, that same crown could be recemented. ...Read more

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How many times is it safe to reuse frying oil?

How many times is it safe to reuse frying oil?

Every time you: Use frying "oil" there is "breakdown" of the oil into smaller molecules some of which could be harmful...In my opinion (only) if you have to "deep fry"{ use the oil ONCE and throw it away!

Again, my opinion only

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can the wound I get after having a blood test reopen?

Can the wound I get after having a blood test reopen?

Possibly.: If you have recently had blood drawn usually pressure is placed over the skin to stop any bleeding. However, it is possible for re-bleeding to occur. Just place pressure over it and it should stop. ...Read more

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What would happen if you reuse a non sterile syringe multiple times?

What would happen if you reuse a non sterile syringe multiple times?

Infection: If others have used it transmission of disease is the biggest concern. In addition to transmission of disease is introducing bacteria to the bloodstream resulting in positive blood cultures and possible infection that could cause sepsis. If you have no option in using a new syringe foe your medications. At least boil it to decrease chances of bad things happening. ...Read more

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