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What are healthy staple foods?

What are healthy staple foods?

Fruits & Veggies :): Fresh green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits are the most important. Dairy, i.e. milk is healthy too. Next comes complex carbs and finally, meat proteins but not processed meat or fatty meat. In general, avoid too much sugar, salt and fat. ...Read more

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How much time do the staples stay in?

How much time do the staples stay in?

Staples for wounds.: Staples are a fast, efficient and effective way to close lacerations or surgical wounds. Typically the anatomical site has some bearing on the length they should stay. Usually seven to ten days is sufficient for a wound to heal enough that staples can be removed. There are some area that experience more tension or stress and may require a longer time. Rec: See a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my staples are ready to come out?

How do I tell if my staples are ready to come out?

Ask ;surgeon: Staples are ready for removal when the wound/incision has healed enough to stay together on its own. This takes longer over stress points. Your surgeon probably has a time table for your particular incision and has made an appointment for that date. ...Read more

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What is the most nutritious staple food to survive on?

What is the most nutritious staple food to survive on?

Human milk: Yuck, but apparently that is the only food that a person could live on exclusively. Unfortunately, nutritious may not equal survival, but some choices include peanut butter, dried beans, trail mix, brown rice, almond butter, frozen vegetables, sweet potatoes / yams. One person believes that you could survive on a deserted island on beans, cantaloupe, barley, kale, seaweed, fish, and berries. ...Read more

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Can medical/surgical staples hurt?

Can medical/surgical staples hurt?

Minimal soreness : There's usually no ongoing pain. The site will be sore but it rarely would need any medication. Unless they are in too long and cause increased inflammation or an infection. The reason for the staples (surgical wound, for instance) is what is likely to cause pain. ...Read more

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Can wound staples be left in too long?

Can wound staples be left in too long?

Yes: However as long as there is not inflammation and/or infection, it is often acceptable to leave staples in longer to allow maturation and strengthening of scar before removing. This is fairly common practice. ...Read more

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Can i staple a wound shut on a childs head?

Can i staple a wound shut on a childs head?

Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, i cannot speculate whether you have the training and skill needed to do so.The head is well supplied with blood vessels and improper wound care could result in an infection that could spread to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Gastric bi pass with stapling, can you tell me more?

Gastric bi pass with stapling, can you tell me more?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric stapling surgery, also called gastric banding surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat. The following link from Johns Hopkins discusses the procedure:

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/gastroenterology/gastric_stapling_restrictive_surgery_procedure_92,P07989/ ...Read more

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I swallowed a open staple by accident what should I do?

I swallowed a open staple by accident what should I do?

Call your doctor: It is unlikely that his will cause any harm. That said since it is a sharp item there is a slight chance that it might lodge in the soft lining of your GI tract. Let your doctor know, an x-ray can detect the location of the staple and can make sure it has passed. If you have any throat or abdominal pain be seen asap. ...Read more

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Are staples or sritches used when u have cholesytecomy?

Are staples or sritches used when u have cholesytecomy?

Surgeon: This is surgeon dependent. Generally, at least deep sutures will be used. Skin closure can be done with glue, sutures, or staples. Most surgeons will seek the best cosmetic result. This is best achieved using "buried" absorbable sutures and/or glue.... Not staples. ...Read more

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How do I know if surgical staples are ready to come out?

How do I know if surgical staples are ready to come out?

Ask your surgeon: Depending on the surgery, the location of the incision, your overall health and a few other factors staples can stay in as short as 3 days and as long as 2 week. Okay to get in for your post operative appointment. ...Read more

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I was my head stapled from cut. How do I take care of it?

I was my head stapled from cut. How do I take care of it?

Keep it clean & dry.: Contact medical for signs of infection: redness, swelling, ^pain, drainage, warmth or fever. Have staples removed when directed by physician. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you know when staples are supposed to come out your skin?

How do you know when staples are supposed to come out your skin?

It depends: When staples or stitches should be removed depends on how much tension there is in the skin closure. It also depends on whether or not a deep skin suture was used or not. Your surgeon is in the best position to determine when to remove staples. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on gastric binding staples that failed?

Can you give me more info on gastric binding staples that failed?

Did U shape up preop: While UR surgeon's skill is important, UR own actions matter more than you may think. Some tips:1) Get your blood sugar tested; 2) toss the cigarettes; 3) put on walking shoes/ get fit; 4) ease up on the nightly martinis; 5) ditch the supplements; 6) address heavy snoring (got sleep apnea?); 7) follow advise regarding which medicine to take or stop; 8) optimize nutrition pre-op. (Ref. AARP 9/2014) ...Read more

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Yesterday I stepped on a staple, indoors. Is there a tetanus risk?

Yesterday I stepped on a staple, indoors. Is there a tetanus risk?

Depends ?: If the staple was old and rusty may be. It also depends on your immunization status. If you have not had tetanus shot in the last 5 years get one. Make sure you get tetanus with whooping cough. (tdap). ...Read more

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I had 9 staples put in my head on the right side in its been 4 days and it hurts bad is it normal?

I had 9 staples put in my head on the right side in its been 4 days and it hurts bad is it normal?

Depends : Some amount of pain is expected to happen by If there is worsening of pain , redness , discharge , fever then it can indicate infection. Can try painkillers and best to consult a doctor . ...Read more

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Have a stab wound with staples. Every morning when waking it hurts other than that the pain isn't much. Why is that?

Have a stab wound with staples. Every morning when waking it hurts other than that the pain isn't much. Why is that?

U need 2 explain-: -Ur question better. Stabbed with a staple like with a staple gun, or stabbed with something else & was closed with staples. Also was whatever stabbed U clean or dirty & if so, what with. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure that I just inhaled a staple (one that had been folded over & has no pointy edges.) would this cause any health complications?

Usually not: More than likely this staple will pass through your intestines without incident. However if you have abdominal pain or even lung discomfort i would f/up with a doctor to get an x-ray if necessary. Again i wouldn't be too worried though. ...Read more

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How easy is it to catch tetanus. Sometimes at work I've poked myself quid staples of like today scratched myself on a metal basket I'm worried ?

How easy is it to catch tetanus. Sometimes at work I've poked myself quid staples of like today scratched myself on a metal basket I'm worried 
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Not easy: Tetanus is relatively hard to get, but if you do get the infection, it is very serious and usually deadly. The tetanus vaccine is very safe and effective and will protect you without any risk. If you haven't had one in the past 5 years, you should go in for one asap. ...Read more

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How long is too long for surgical staples?

How long is too long for surgical staples?

Staple length?: Do you mean staple length or size? Or do you mean leaving staples inside the body or the length of time skin incision staples left on the skin? Please clarify. ...Read more

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What happens to the staples inside my abdomen?

What happens to the staples inside my abdomen?

Scar over: I understand that you had abdominal surgery where metal clips were used inside your abdomen. Those are not dissolvable and will remain there. Granulation (scar) tissue will develop over those areas to wall them off from the surrounding environment, but they should be ok, otherwise. ...Read more

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How long can staples stay on a surgery incision?

How long can staples stay on a surgery incision?

Until you die: Staples can stay on the incision long after the incision is healed. If the area is kept from infection and not irritated from movement of the staples they can stay in indefinitely.
This is not needed. There is min discomfort with removal and they can and generally are taken out with healing of the wound. ...Read more

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I staple my finger and it swells a bit, what can be ?

I staple my finger and it swells a bit, what can be ?

Infection or inflam: An injury such as a puncture wound can cause entry of bacteria and infection. It could also be swollen just from the damage from the trauma. Best to let a doc look and decide if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

Depends on location: There may be reasons to keep material a little longer, but general guidelines:

sutures
eyelids – 3 days
neck – 3 to 4 days
face – 5 days

sutures and staples
scalp – 7 to 14 days
trunk and upper extremities – 7 days
lower extremities – 8 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to apply pressure to an incision sealed with staples?

Yes you can: Yes you can but why do you want to do that is my question.As long as there is no evidence of infection or any other abnormality like a hematoma there is no reason why you can not. ...Read more

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My toddler MIGHT have swallowed some open staples. What should i do?

My toddler MIGHT have swallowed some open staples. What should i do?

Take him to the: emergency room immediately. They will be able to do an Xray and then you will know for sure. Open staples can cause bleeding, obstruction (if there were enough) and perforation of the intestine. You may get there and find out that everything is fine, but you shouldn't wait for symptoms to appear.... ...Read more