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How to stop track marks?

How to stop track marks?

Please get some help: I assume you are asking to hide needle marks from drug injections? If so, I don't think any doctor/nurse in his/her right mind will advise you how to do it, but they will advise you to get some help quiting the dangerous and costly habits. Drug abuse kills. Iv drug abuse and cause/spread infections-diseases. It will cost u, your family/friends. Please stop and consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Track marks from IV drug use but says he is staying clean?

Track marks from IV drug use but says he is staying clean?

Mutual support helps: If you attempt to control (or monitor) his drug use, you join in his addiction. Consider attending a meeting of nar-anon (or al-anon) for the families and friends of addicts (or alcoholics). ...Read more

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A patient of mine has track marks from IV drug use but denies it. How can I help as student nurse?

A patient of mine has track marks from IV drug use but denies it. How can I help as student nurse?

Mutual support helps: If you attempt to control (or monitor) his drug use, you join in his addiction. Consider attending a meeting of nar-anon (or al-anon) for the families and friends of addicts (or alcoholics). ...Read more

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Car rolled over my foot. I had track marks on it. Doctor seemed to not care since not broken. Big deal or not?

Car rolled over my foot. I had track marks on it. Doctor seemed to not care since not broken. Big deal or not?

Depends: Do you have on-going pain? Swelling? If your foot is functions normally, there is no pain or deformity-there's little need to worry. If you have pain, swelling, difficulty walking, return to your doctor. Subtle fractures may not show up on xray for 1-2 weeks after an injury. Other structures within the foot and ankle may have been injured, and would not be demonstrated on xray. ...Read more

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Had the contraceptive implant in my arm, took the dressing off & have a weird bruise, looks like scratches on my arm, like track marks is this normal?

Had the contraceptive implant in my arm, took the dressing off & have a weird bruise, looks like scratches on my arm, like track marks is this normal?

Yes: The insertion from Implanon can cause some bruising that look like track marks. Perfectly normal. So long as not red and warm, like evidence of an infection, will go away with time. ...Read more

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Red marks (size of tic-tac) across stomach, now showing up on a "track" across skin. No bite mark or center. No itching. Not raised. Not scaly.

Red marks (size of tic-tac) across stomach, now showing up on a "track" across skin. No bite mark or center. No itching. Not raised. Not scaly.

? contact dermatitis: As described a linear (tract) vessicular, red, maulopapular rash is indicative of a contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy, oak, or basically anything you may have come in contact with that you are allergic to.) do you remember any contact? You can try otc steroid cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if it persists, get an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stay healthy at the track?

How can I stay healthy at the track?

Regular days off: To improve performance and reduce injuries and burnout, regular days off are required to stay healthy. ...Read more

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What can I do to get my eating back on track?

What can I do to get my eating back on track?

Diet diary: Try keeping a little notebook and writing down everything you eat for a few days. You may be surprized at how much you are eating without realizing it. Try to find healthy foods that you like. ...Read more

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How can a physical activity tracking app help?

How can a physical activity tracking app help?

To give you feedback: By letting you know what you have accomplished in any given work out, you can be motivated by seeing your progress. Positive feedback when exercising is good! ...Read more

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What can I take to get my bowls back on track.?

What can I take to get my bowls back on track.?

Fiber: Usually, fiber supplements such as metamucil are very effective in regulating one's bowels. You could also try a probiotic such as align or florastor. Make sure you drink enough water through the day, and avoid constipating foods such as cheese or dairy.

Lastly, regular daily exercise is one of the best behaviors in staying "regular".

Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Any good way to start myself on track to eating a raw diet?

Any good way to start myself on track to eating a raw diet?

Fruits and veggies: Start with fresh fruits and vegetables, a fresh apple, orange, banana, carrots and celery sticks are good starts. I personally like black beans, kidney beans and chickpeas from the can and I add them to my salads. Fresh mango is delicious as are grapes and blueberries. Go for it- you can do it. By the way, walnuts and almonds are real good for you cause of the omega 3 oils. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could affirmations and subliminal tracks cause side effects?

Please tell me, could affirmations and subliminal tracks cause side effects?

No: Positive affirmation cant cause side effects. Subliminal tracks - look them up to see what they do. I believe most people play those while sleeping to put in the idea that losing weight is easy. I haven't heard of any others. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your body is deconditioned? And what can I do to get on track again?

What does it mean when your body is deconditioned? And what can I do to get on track again?

Deconditioned: Deconditioned means you aren't in shape. Maybe you lead a sedentary life style? To change it increase your physical activity. Start an exercise program and be more active. ...Read more

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I had my baby 3 months ago. I feel like she isn't tracking objects well. Is that a problem at 3 months?

I had my baby 3 months ago. I feel like she isn't tracking objects well. Is that a problem at 3 months?

Normal: All infants have troubles tracking both eyes to the same point, and generally get binocular vision between 4 and 6 months. At 3 months, this is normal. ...Read more

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I recently had a m/c sometime last week so when should I expect my first full cycle so I can start tracking?

Return of cycles: It's not uncommon for your body to take 1 to 2 months before going back to regular cycling after a miscarriage. If by three months you have not gone back to cycling, please see your doctor ...Read more

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So im not sure if I put a new tampon in. I think I got side tracked. I don't feel it. Is it possible to get lost?

So im not sure if I put a new tampon in. I think I got side tracked. I don't feel it. Is it possible to get lost?

Yes: If you forgot that you inserted a tampon you may have inserted another one on top of it. This can push the original tampon behind the cervix. It can be difficult to find. If you notice brown, yellow or foul smelling discharge there is likely a tampon stuck. You can see your gynecologist for a quick exam to see if one is in the vagina. ...Read more

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I have a condromalacia the type that there is no abnormal tracking, after what time I will feel better with exercises?

I have a condromalacia the type that there is no abnormal tracking, after what time I will feel better with exercises?

Depends: If your chondromalacia and associated symptoms will respond to exercises/physical therapy, you often will notice an early benefit within 4 weeks. Benefit may continue to increase for 3-6 months, typically. ...Read more