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Should I padlock my cabinets if I work at home?

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I think I have a ringworm. I work at a nursing home . Its my first time ever with it . Should I go to work ? I just put peroxide on it til I get crem

I think I have a ringworm. I work at a nursing home .  Its my first time ever with it . Should I go to work ? I just put peroxide on it til I get crem

Cover it: These can be spread by spores that can shed from the skin. If you cover it and practice good hygienic patient contact skills it should not be a problem. You may want to get confirmation that it is not something more worrisome by seeing your doc if it doesn't respond to topical tinactin or similar antifungal within a few days.Peroxide does nothing. ...Read more

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I over sleep and if I get up early I dose. At my offfice desk and yet I do go to bed early.Please help.?

I over sleep and if I get up early I dose. At my offfice desk and yet I do go to bed early.Please help.?

Bad sleep: The duration of sleep does not mean the quality of sleep is satisfactory. Your symptoms suggest poor sleep but could also reflect a variety of other factors could result in similar issues, such as low thyroid, metabolic problems, physical deconditioning, malnutrition, etc. Falling asleep at work is financially hazardous as well as physically--get this checked out. ...Read more

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Why am i getting bites if i have bed and box springs covers/seals.wev treated the house before i can find any anywhere.what do i do?

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Why am i getting bites if i have bed and box springs covers/seals.wev treated the house before i can find any anywhere.what do i do?

May not be bites: First bedbugs dwell on the surface of the mattress and even on the headboard or frame. But then your skin problem may not be from bug bites at all. Best to check with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I landed on my kneecap while diving at volleyball. I then later dove and something popped when I got up. What should I do and can I avoid a doctor?

I landed on my kneecap while diving at volleyball.  I then later dove and something popped when I got up. What should I do and can I avoid a doctor?

WeAR knee pads: If you can walk on it and it had full ramger of motion and no swelling or bruising, ice it and followi t go to doc if it dosent get better quickly it can wait a day use your best judgement.Have your team trainer look at before practice. ...Read more

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I slipped and fell twice. When i was shoveling the driveway now I am limping. What should I do to help with the limping. Should i visit a dr?

I slipped and fell twice. When i was shoveling the driveway now I am limping. What should I do to help with the limping. Should i visit a dr?

Slipping and falling: Certainly your body is telling you that you have injured something. It could be a simple bruise or more complex such as a fracture or ligament injuries etc. I would definitely go see your physician. ...Read more

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I work at Sonic & I sprained the inside of my ankle. Should I continue working with roller blades if I have a splint or should I stay off skates?

I work at Sonic & I sprained the inside of my ankle. Should I continue working with roller blades if I have a splint or should I stay off skates?

Probably best not to: There are many different degrees of ankle sprains. But if you are unable to walk on your toes( heels off the ground) without pain , a sensation of weakness you are not ready to put on the skates and or walk around without a brace on. ...Read more

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Good Morning I have a dent on my right leg for a week its pretty big did not hit myself. DO they go away or if I should be worried?

Good Morning I have a dent on my right leg for a week its pretty big did not hit myself. DO they go away or if I should be worried?

Need evaluation: You at least need a visual consult for answers and may need further testing depending on what the dent appears to look like. Thanks and I hope all is well with you. ...Read more

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I heard. That u shouldn't pop a boil at home mine started oozing when I n took a shower now I have a small whole how should I care for it ?

I heard. That u shouldn't pop a boil at home mine started oozing when I n took a shower now I have a small whole how should I care for it ?

Pressure: You should not try and pop a boil as it could induce infection but if under heat it spontaneously ruptures then while in the shower apply pressure get the pus out and keep covery and apply topical antibiotic cream then cover if not improved by thie next morning seek medical evaluation risk of more sserious celulitis. ...Read more

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I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

I work in a nursing home. What can I use to disinfect my cell phone when i get home?

Alcohol wipes: Although your cell phone may pick up bacteria at a nursing home, it's more important that you wash your hands frequently than washing your phone. After washing your hands, you can use an alcohol wipe on your cell phone. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle at soccer practice today and it still hurts should I be okay to play tomorrow in our game should I keep ice on it?

I twisted my ankle at soccer practice today and it still hurts should I be okay to play tomorrow in our game should I keep ice on it?

Get evaluated: You should get an evaluation by your local Podiatrist. You might need some physical therapy, especially if you want to continue playing. Ankle instability can develop if nothing is done. ...Read more

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I wanted to ask what do I do about a boil its in my buttucocks resurface high tempature just can't sleep at night pain i don't want surgery not again?

I wanted to ask what do I do about a boil its in my buttucocks resurface high tempature just can't sleep at night pain i don't want surgery not again?

Pilonidal Cyst?: I suggest you see the surgeon back to find out what your risks are if you don't have surgery & what other treatment options are available. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle last night and it still hurts and I called my doctor and they said to wait 76 hour and if it still hurts call them do I need cruch?

I rolled my ankle last night and it still hurts and I  called my doctor and they said to wait  76 hour and if it still hurts call them do I need cruch?

Get checked: If you cannot stand or walk on the ankle due to pain, and if the ankle is very swollen and painful, go to an Urgent Care Center for an evaluation. If Ice, Elevation, and Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are allowing you to walk around without much swelling or pain, then this injury is more likely an ankle sprain. Pain exists to tell you something is wrong - if it hurts when you walk after an injury, seek help. ...Read more

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I had to stop playing sports so i could start a job and now I have cellulite at 18. What do I do?

I had to stop playing sports so i could start a job and now I have cellulite at 18. What do I do?

Squeeze in schedule: You can do something every hour for 5 minutes like take steps up and down, take a crisp walk, jumping jacks, etc. Overninehours, that will get you 45 minutes of activity , which is equivalent to a good day's work-out. ...Read more

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I took a EPT test and I am not sure about it i got 2lines going up and down and I do not under stand?

I took a EPT test and I am not sure about it  i got 2lines  going up and down and I do not under stand?

See below: Every brand of pregnancy test is different but usually there are two possible lines. One is the control line and should always come up. The other is the test line. Usually any line in the test area is considered a positive. If you aren't sure there are tests that give an answer in the form of "pregnant" or "not pregnant" so you might want to try one of those. ...Read more

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Should I padlock my cabinets if I work at home?

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What should I have in our home medicine cabinet. I have a 7-year old and a baby on the way. Thanks?

What should I have in our home medicine cabinet. I have a 7-year old and a baby on the way. Thanks?

The Basics: Basic medical supplies will suffice, including supplies to clean and dress minor wounds or deal with minor issues like small slivers. Basic meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, cold medications, topical antibiotics or antifungals or gentle steroids for insect bites. We have a great article on this here... http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/innerpage.aspx?pageid=5041. ...Read more

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I have a painful tooth abscess, I have some flucloxacillin in the medical cabinet , will they work?

I have a painful tooth abscess, I have some flucloxacillin in the medical cabinet , will they work?

Respectfully,: you're asking the wrong question. If you have an abscess, it requires surgical drainage. Generally, antibiotics are unsuccessful simply because they can't access the whole abscess due to puss & poor circulation of blood. Please, please try to get to a dentist for appropriate care. ...Read more

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Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

See below: Probiotics need live organisms to work as intended. Storing in an unregulated environment may have impaired the viability of the organisms. An other, more likely, explanation is that the probiotics were not the appropriate treatment for the malady you intended to use these for. ...Read more

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What emergency items must be in my medicine cabinet?

What emergency items must be in my medicine cabinet?

It depends: It depends on how adventurous you are. At a minimum i'd say an assortment of bandages, ace wrap, bendable splint, anti-itch cream, scissors, fine tweezers, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) tape, burn spray, ibuprofen, antiseptic wipes. If you're a camper or hiker, you might look into a kit from adventure medical kits. ...Read more

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What must I keep in my medicine cabinet if little ones around?

What must I keep in my medicine cabinet if little ones around?

EVERYTHING THEY MAY : Possibly get a hold off should be out of the way, at a height they can not reach and under lock. ...Read more

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Which baby medications and other medicine cabinet items should I have in the house?

Which baby medications and other medicine cabinet items should I have in the house?

Fever reducer is #1: One important medication is to have a fever or pain reducer such as acetaminophen. (ibuprofen is helpful >6mo of age). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is useful for allergic reactions. Hydrocortizone cream is great for baby eczema or skin rashes. Diaper rash cream (any with "zinc oxide" or even vasoline) & baby wipes. A digital thermometer that can read a rectal temperature is also essential. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

Expiration date: There should be an expiration date somewhere on the bottle. To be honest, though, i wouldn't push it with eye drops. If it's been more than a few weeks since you opened the bottle and used them, i wouldn't put the drops in my eyes. And never use someone else's medicine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which is your favorite kitchen cabinet remedy for anything?

Can you tell me which is your favorite kitchen cabinet remedy for anything?

GINGER !!.: Ginger can reduce nausea ; upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. It is also great for motion sickness. ...Read more

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What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

What are those pill drugs that the teens are looking for in the medicine cabinet ?

To some any will do: Although some teens are sophistocated and directed in their approach to stealing meds, some will grab anything that looks interesting to use in a "show & tell" moment with their friends. ...Read more

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Can i take methocarbam two years after the expiration date? It was keep in a cabinet in it's original container.

Can i take methocarbam two years after the expiration date? It was keep in a cabinet in it's original container.

No: It is not recommended to take old medications, even if kept in it's own container and stored safely. Sometimes the chemical breakdown causes toxic byproducts, as well as they can be less effective even if not toxic. Check with your neighborhood pharmacist also for more information. ...Read more

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I'm preg. If my husband paints the kitchen, can the chemicals get into the food? Should i move the food? Is food that is in the cabinets safe?

I'm preg. If my husband paints the kitchen, can the chemicals get into the food? Should i move the food? Is food that is in the cabinets safe?

Paint kitchen: Depends on what chemicals are in paint. Generally i suggest you remove food, and you avoid breathing paint fumes for several days. Use fans to air out kitchen. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a cabinet yesterday and my head still hurts. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I hit my head on a cabinet yesterday and my head still hurts. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Not unusual: If the pain in your head goes away with Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg then you are probably fine. If you develop nausea and vomiting, imbalance, or have a headache that will not resolve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) then you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My wife is experiencing headache after hitting the top of her head against the edge of the kitchen door cabinet?

My wife is experiencing headache after hitting the top of her head against the edge of the kitchen door cabinet?

Head ache: This can certainly be common with even mild head injuries, but caution needs to be taken. Depending on the extent of the force of her injury, she could have a subdural hematoma (SDH) which is serious and would need emergent treatment to prevent serious consequences, so,...the long and short of it is, without an exam, over the computer, a headache post a traumatic head injury needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Ran into the edge of a cabinet today with my head. I have small knot on my head. I have this lingering headache too. It started a little later on?

Ran into the edge of a cabinet today with my head. I have small knot on my head. I have this lingering headache too. It started a little later on?

Fight Of The Century: Here is a perfect opportunity to tell friends you got jumped by six thugs on the street and fought all of them off and walked away with nothing but a small bump on your head. I suggest this because I have every confidence you'll be OK. But...if the headache keeps getting worse or you start vomiting or your vision gets blurry,things like that,get someone to take you to the ER. Otherwise use Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more