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Shut Broken In Door
There is Hx of mild-mod OCD in fam. My 2yr old always shuts doors &has to shut playhouse door at night. Should I let him or is that reinforcing it?
YES: At this age, I would not try to extinguish any behavior that is not interfering with your child's ability to learn or function. I would focus on teaching him self calming strategies. He's too young to attempt any sort of cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
I'm a 16 year old girl, and I'm the height of an 11 year old, are the doors of me being able to get taller completely shut? I absolutely hate this.
Hard to say: At 16, if you have had your first period and not grown in a year you are likely finished. You could have an x-ray done of your wrist/hand which could be evaluated for growth centers in those bones. If the growth centers appear open you could grow more. Some who transition through puberty slowly will actually grow more after their friends have stopped. ...Read more
When I was 3-5 y.O. My fingers were visibly flattened after being shut in door. They then 'popped' back out before reaching hospital. Why? How? Etc
Elasticity: When you're younger your tissue has more elasticity. I suspect this is the reason the tissue bounced back. ...Read more
I shut my for arm in the car door, I can move it but Red and Hot very swollen, sound broke or? Thanx
4 days ago my hand was in the way of a car door being shut and it's still swollen and discolored. Is it possible it's broken?
My dad smashed the whole side of his thumb in car door completely shut. Has been swollen in pain for two days. Should he get it checked out?
Yes: That level of trauma and sequelae deserves an evaluation. ...Read more
My mum sprayed lots of perfume in the house with the windows and doors shut and I had to breathe a lot of it in. Is perfume in large amounts harmful?
On warfarin and have shut my thumb in my car door no external bleeding but painful. Should I be worried?
Have it looked at: You did not say much but you could have bled under the nail and now there is much pressure causing the pain. That should be obvious when examined but you did not say. Your doctor should be able to see it. If the pressure in the digit is too much, it cuts off circulation too, so have it examined and treated appropriately. ...Read more
I shut my pinky finger in the car door. It is three days later and it is still numb and swollen. Could it be broken?
Can I fail a drug test if my room mate is smoking pot in seperate room? My girlfriend, my daughter and myself have fallen hard times. We moved in with our friend out of necessity. Friend smokes pot in her own room with door shut. The exhaust to the air co
Probably not: In order to test positive you have to breathe it or otherwise ingest it. If she is smoking in another room you probably are not getting any. Your comment about the air conditioner exhaust was cut off so not sure what that was about. For the sake of your daughter (depending how old she is) and yourselves, sounds like it might be good to move out when you can to not be around the using. ...Read more
Shut the car door on my wrist, its very bruised and painful to touch and there is a very painful ache around the wrist all the time, broken?
Xray: An xray may "know" this answer. It would not hurt to have it examined! Sometimes bones get "chipped" and need treatment. No doubt this time, to clarify it you should consult asap. Good luck! ...Read more
My arm got shut in a door with force last night and immediately swell up and over night its bruise and is a lump in that area, should I be concerned?
Concerned: Yes, you should be concerned. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility and they will be able to help you with treatment of your shut in door and bruises! ...Read more
Probably: Unless the door was slammed against your finger rather than the nail, your nail should eventually grow out normally. It will take several months, so be patient. ...Read more
I got my hand shut in a door and its black but when I touch one of the knuckles I feel something like sand moving around. Could the knuckle be broke?
YES: Please proceed to your local UC clinic or ER. You will need an x-ray of the hand, exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Yesterday car door slamed shut on foot slight bump on inside of foot no bruise pain increasing today but still able to walk with little pain?
I shut my hand in a heavy set door about 2 months ago I have now have noticed a lump just across from my thumb it is hard to touch and gets painful?
It might be: A healing fracture, when it forms a callous. But it could be something else, such as tumor. Show it to orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Have had 3 possible mild concussions at 8 week intervals this year. 1.Bumped heads with boyfriend. 2. Car door swung shut and hit head 3. Hit on head w/ 9 foot pool float. Are these concussions n will they turn into CTE later? Very worried
Concussions: It is doubtful these rough 8 weeks will give you CTE. We still are learning alot about it but the cause seems to be repetitive trauma over the course of time. Not just you but many people have whacked their head and so far there hasn't been a wave of CTE in the general population. It is in athletics and not just football so far. ...Read more
Car door shut on thumb. Instant swelling, loss of mobility, numbness and bruising. After 11 hours, all symptoms still present. Should I see a doctor?
Evaluation: Can determine if there is an underlying fracture. ...Read more
I was cleaning my bathtub, and used at least half the bottle of Clorox bleach. The door was shut, hot water was running, and the bathroom fan was on. I was in there 45 minutes +. I am now coughing and my lower abdomen hurts. I am now laying in bed, breath
Too much: Chlorox. Go to ER if short of breath ...Read more
Virology: There is a whole field of medicine devoted just to the study of viruses - so it starts to get very complex when you look into it. It is true that some infections can persist on surfaces such as door knobs - we call these 'fomites' -contaminated objects. Probably norovirus is the most notorious. It can survive for WEEKS on hard surfaces! Definitely good to maintain good hand hygiene at all times. ...Read more
Plan to x-ray: If there is no obvious deformity/ severe bleeding then start with rest, ice, compression, & elevation. You may splint the area, and take an otc antiinflammatory/ pain reliever if you don't have any contraindicated medical conditions. You should plan to have an x-ray in the next few days to make sure there are no fractures that will heal incorrectly. If there is obvious deformity = urgent care. ...Read more
Run: Cold/ cool water over it asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ouch!: Sometimes slamming car door on thumb results in soft tissue injury and sometimes fracture. Swelling and redness may occur. Soft tissue trauma usually responds to icing. Fracture is usually detected by radiograph. Treatment depends whether soft tissue injury or type of fracture. If symptoms persist should consult doctor for examination and possible testing. ...Read more
Claustrophobia: It isn't a disease, but a symptom. Fear of being in a closed space is very common. ...Read more
What is the likely hood of contracting something from her touching the door handle and then examining me though?
Possible: If she keeps up this habit, a lot of cross contamination business is created for her. Depends on what is on dore handle before she touched....... ...Read more
Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Tie to recovery from your pinky injury will all depend on the extent and severity of your injury. It could be days to weeks. ...Read more