Doctor insights on:
The Best Safety Feature For Preventing Whiplash Is The
If you saw a car coming behind you fast and about to rear end you, can you do anything to prevent whiplash? Turn entire body to one side?
If the impact: Is inevitable simply knowing that will allow you to brace yourself for the impact. Turning sideways is not recommended because safety devices in cars are not designed for that position and could cause more serious injury ...Read more
Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more
What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?
Locks and gates: The person most dangerous to the average toddler is himself. Any potentially toxic substances, cleaners, sprays, medicines, alcohol etc., should be out of reach and/or locked up. Heavy objects that can topple (like big table lamps) should be out of reach. Stairways should be gated securely. Choking hazards should be stored. Remember, accidents will happen anyway. Stay calm when they do. ...Read more
Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help. If no improvement or worsening of your symptoms. Get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Should I put a safety gate for the stairs to prevent my baby from accidentally falling or am I being paranoid?
Good timing!: It's interesting that the national falls prevention awareness day was just observed two days ago--the first day of fall (sept. 22 in 2012) to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent falls among older adults. But, the risk of falls among infants is real. Approximately 1 million children are injured in falls each year. Some of these falls are from stairs. Good call! ...Read more
Rewrite: Please rewrite. I couldn't understand.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm trying to determine whether my teenage daughter should receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. Since it's a new vaccine, I'm concerned about the safety of it. What risks should I be aware of?
VERY safe vaccines: As safe or safer profile than any other vaccine you give your kids. Nothing differed from placebo in initial studies of over 30, 000 men and women other than pain, edema, red an itching at injection site, and fever, nausea, headache and dizziness. That is it! Most common 'severe' reaction is headache. 100 million doses distributed worldwide now with great safety data since release as well. ...Read more
What is the best course of treatment? I'm 24, female, no prior neck injury I was involved in a rear-end car accident two weeks ago. We were hit at high speed while we were stopped at a light. 24 hours after the initial ER visit (discharged for whiplash),
Wow. I'm sorry to hear of your injury, and understand how what appears to be conflicting opinions make you a little nuts, especially when you're in pain (and numbness).
It's not "right" versus "wrong" here, though. Your gp seems to be looking to treat you conservatively with steroids, probably in an effort to shrink any swelling in the discs which are pressing up on nerves, which is causing the pain and numbness. Surgery on cervical discs isn't something you rush into, at least not without exhausting all conservative measures first. I would certainly let your gp know of any side effects the Prednisone is causing. You may also want to try a course of acupuncture, which works particularly well for this sort of thing. If you continue to show no improvement, by all means, get the mri. You may also want to consider a steroid injection into the disc (sounds worse than it is).
Whiplash can be an exasperating problem, and it may take a number of treatment modalities to get you relief.
Good luck. ...Read more
Bipolar Manic. Pierced my lip with a sterilized safety pin. Took it out. How do I prevent infection, and should I be hospitalized for mania?
Fluoride cryolite is a rat killer and used on foods 2/3 of all eggs get powered and used for processing food at allow 900ppm what is the goal blood level limits to help prevent tooth decay for fluoride where can I find the fda approval for safety and effe
Dr. Edderai has given you a good source to answer you question. The use of fluroride in our daily lives have become a very controversial and emotionally charged issue with some activists going to great lengths to search for and highlight possible adverse effects of the mineral. Most of their claims are not backed up by valid peer reviewed research. Also understand that if you eliminated every food, drug and environmental product that has harmful side effects you would be left with little in the way of effective treatments for the diseases known to man and there would be significantly less in the way of food for the world to eat. The bottom line is that life expectancy is rising across the world, due in part to the advances made in health care products.
I have included two additional links to help you. ...Read more
Hand washing: Hands down, proper hand washing with soap and water is the single biggest thing you can do to prevent from getting sick. ...Read more
Proper mechanics: Perfect throwing mechanics, don't throw side arm rest between days of work, work with throwing coach. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Watch diet, exercise regularly, treat and control hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol (espec triglycerides), diabetes, and any other causes of "hardening of the arteries". Elevation of homocysteine should be checked and treated, if necessary. A good internist or family doctor can assist all of the above. ...Read more
Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more
More aware of food: Keep a food journal of everything you eat, keep it with you all the time, and note every piece of food. Also, you can use an app called fooducate, which you can scan bar codes of food and it will give you the calories and tips like "high fructose syrup, " preservatives, etc. ...Read more
Abstinence, but. ..: We are humans- what is interesting is that this virus has taken advantage of what makes us quite human- as sexual beings! Otherwise, minimize exposure to body fluids (i.e. Use condoms), and get tested every 3 months if you are sexually active with more than one partner. ...Read more
Talk w/ your doctor: Whether or not you take preventive medications, lifestyle changes can help reduce number & severity of migraines. Avoid triggers (foods, scents). Establish regular sleep & meals. Control stress. Exercise regularly but warm up slowly as sudden, intense exercise can cause headaches. Obesity may be a factor & regular exercise can help reduce weight. Reduce the effects of estrogen. ...Read more
Understand the cause: Is it a tension headache or a migraine? Tension headaches can be prevented by. ..Not getting tense. By staying hydrated; seeing a chiropractor to keep things aligned. Having massages to destress. Make sure medications one is on are not possibly causing headaches. Migraines are another class and require more detailed investigation to find the triggers. Acupuncture and chinese medicine help a lot. ...Read more
Many options: Staying on dry land is effective but not much fun. A scopolamine patch (transderm-scop), applied several hours before you start your trip, is effective. Wash your hands after applying. You may not be able to read while wearing it. For short trips, over-the-counter Meclizine works well. Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. If you feel sick, get fresh air and look at the horizon. ...Read more
Sorry. Avoid them: The cure for any allergy is to avoid the item....If you already own a dog keeping it out of the bedroom can help...As well as wiping it off with a damp paper towel once or twice a day. But if you have significant symptoms see an allergist to discuss other ideas. ...Read more
Use before exposure: Sunblock works best if applied before exposure. The protection factor you need depends on your skin type. I recommend "sports" or waterproof sunscreens but these should still be reapplied after swimming, toweling off, etc. Bear in mind that the uv exposure is greatest between 10A.M. And 2 P.M. Or at high altitudes. ...Read more
Topical: If it is a small localized area topical treatments are best. Prevention requires regular medications with the risk of side effects. You can try the over the counter psoriasis creams first. If these do not work you will need to work with a doctor to try other therapies. There is no one perfect treatment for everyone. ...Read more
This a BIG question!: Nature will take care of it if you keep good health. This requires healthy eating habits, maintain healthy weight and exercise daily. If you are concerned, get an annual check up from your family doctor. This will assure you in case you are heading for any such disorder which are rare...So do not worry right now (my advice: you should wait to worry!). ...Read more
No way to prevent: The only way to get rid of lipomas is to surgically remove them. ...Read more
Keloids: The best way to prevent keloids is never have an injury. Keloids are abnormal scars that continue to grow outside the area of injury. They tend to continue to grow, long after the injury is healed. Many treatments are available, and the correct one depends on your situation. Massage, pressure, steroid injections, scar revision and radiation are a few of the most common treatments. ...Read more
Graying hair: First thing to know is that genetics plays the biggest role in early graying- we can't change our genetics. To reduce risks of early graying & hair loss: 1. Don't Smoke. 2. Correct Zinc, Vit B or other nutritional deficiencies. Vegans are at risk for Vit B12 deficiencies. 3. Ensure that your thyroid is healthy. 4. Diets> Eggs are rich in biotin. Dark greens are high in Vit A & C. Omega 3 fatty ...Read more
None: Crohn's disease's is inherited most of th time. There are environmental, inflammatory and immune sources. Need to chose your parents. ...Read more
A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more