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Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Is gauze useful to treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Road Rash: Ouch... Road rash is basically a very bad burn and peeling away of layers of skin due to sliding across concrete. A small one may be treated with neosporin but a large one should be evaluated by a physician. Goal is to enhance healing, reduce pain and prevent infection. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Raised red itchy hives on face & neck that come/go for 10 days since husband had stroke driving car while we were going 70 on hwy. Stress related? TX?

Raised red itchy hives on face & neck that come/go for 10 days since husband had stroke driving car while we were going 70 on hwy. Stress related? TX?

Stress Trigger: You definitely have been going through a lot over the last 2 weeks. Stress can trigger a number of health related issues including hives. Treat with non-sedating antihistamines like Zyrtec 1-2 times per day with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for breakthrough symptoms for the next few days until hives resolve and things settle down. Take care of yourself and your husband. All the best. ...Read more

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History L4/L5 disc bulges. 2 lumbar punctures for meningitis, aggravated it. After road biking, bad tingling in both feet. Did biking injure me more?

History L4/L5 disc bulges. 2 lumbar punctures for meningitis, aggravated it. After road biking, bad tingling in both feet. Did biking injure me more?

Probably not: Disc bulge usually cause one sided nerve impingement, mostly, but both side is possible if bulge is severe enough. Mostly the symptoms you experience with disc bulge is radiating pain going down your legs, numbness and tingling in your leg and not just in your feet. If you are having tingling at the bottom of the feet, there may be a component of neuropathy. Check with your doctor or econsult. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Can anyone give me a list of don't do's after chiari 1 decomposition surgery 6 mon ago or does it depend on surgeon?As heavy lifting, riding breaking horses, motorcycle riding, flying, high altitudes, jet skiing snow skiing, mountain climbing or do you ju

Talk to Your Surgeon: I wouldn't take it lightly because the consequences can be serious. In general, it depends on how successful the procedure was, how you've healed, etc. Only your surgeon can tell you after examining you. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant & went on long car drive 2 hrs.The roads were quite bumpy.I wish to know if bumpy rides with few jerks can cause miscarriage?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant & went on long car drive 2 hrs.The roads were quite bumpy.I wish to know if bumpy rides with few jerks can cause miscarriage?

NO: Absolutely no reason to worry. Most miscarriages occur due to genetic/chromosomal abnormalities in the developing fetus. Severe physical trauma could cause a miscarriage but not a bumpy car ride. ...Read more

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Back from india on 4/12 (1wk, 3rd trip). Persistent diarrhea since. Unlike prior trips this time walked on beach barefoot, ate at local restrnts.

Back from india on 4/12 (1wk, 3rd trip). Persistent diarrhea since. Unlike prior trips this time walked on beach barefoot, ate at local restrnts.

Traveler's Diarrhea: It sounds like you contracted a case of traveler's diarrhea usually from bacterial enteropathogens in contaminated water, fruit, or vegetables. If you do not have bloody stools, nausea/vomiting, or significant cramps, you can try Bismuth Subsalicylate (two 262mg tablets every 30 minutes up to eight doses/24hrs. You can also try loperimide. See dr asap if diarrhea persists or blood, n/v, cramps. ...Read more

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How long can chigger (or other beach insect) bites take to manifest?

How long can chigger (or other beach insect) bites take to manifest?

Specific for chigger: Some people may begin to feel itching within a few hours of the chigger larvae's attachment. ...Read more

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Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground  for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

This : This is a loaded question. There are many things that happen with age regardless of what activities you do. There are other things that happen as a result of trauma, but usually from a specific injury. While people discuss "cumulative trauma" there is no solid scientific evidence to establish that is causes arthritis. One of the questions is: what else might you have been doing if you weren't doing your job? If you were skiing, snowboarding, running, playing soccer, etc., you may have developed the same problems. The theoretical "8-hour" work day means that less than 1/3 or our time is actually spent at work (assuming 2 days off per week). Many of the things we do in our off-work time also contribute to arthritis and back pain. Have you been assessed for conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthropathies? Some of those can be improved with medications. If you've been doing your job for over 35 years, then you are also at an age when some arthritis was likely to happen anyway. Be mindful about opening a worker's compensation claim. There are some advantages, but also disadvantages. Have a frank conversation with your treating physician about the nature of your back and knee problems, any injuries you may have had, and the possible relationship to your job before deciding which way to go. Two things that can help both problems are losing weight (unless you're already very thin) and avoiding smoking. You'd be surprised how much they contribute to pain. ...Read more

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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago.Now finding back,neck,nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage?Only burns, sprained ankle at time

Was drug behind dirt bike 1/4 mi abt 10yrs ago.Now finding back,neck,nerve probs. Could that have caused the damage?Only burns, sprained ankle at time

More evaluation: If the only injuries 10 yrs ago were burns & sprain, then highly unlikely that injury is the cause. Would recommend that you get more evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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My daughter got prickly heat on face (rash) & now going down to shoulder. Only on chicks& shoulder. Plz any answer. She is 6wk old.

My daughter got prickly heat on face (rash) & now going down to shoulder. Only on chicks& shoulder. Plz any answer. She is 6wk old.

Rash common: A very common rash in this are / for this age is from moisture (baby's drool and spit up a lot). But no way to tell without seeing. Any fever, change in breathing, activity change please have baby evaluated. ...Read more

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How long will road rash from skateboarding 25+miles per hour take to heal on the elbow? ( mines happen 4 days ago)

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How long will road rash from skateboarding 25+miles per hour take to heal on the elbow? ( mines happen 4 days ago)

Hard to say: Depending on how bad, it could take several days to several weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected. Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately. ...Read more

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What is a good topical cream for healing open sample cuts and punctures from a car accident on lthighs, arms, etc. ?

What is a good topical cream for healing open sample cuts and punctures from a car accident on lthighs, arms, etc.  ?

Number of them:: But see your doc as such cuts/puncture wounds can easily have pieces of glass or metal in them, which all will need to be removed first. Xrays would help to dx. Generally neosporin or triple antibiotic oint, are used. But your allergy status would have to be considered. So kindly see your doc or an orthopod, specially if you have any numbness or tingling in your arms/legs beyond injury sites. ...Read more

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Returned from trip to 7-day trip to rural honduras. Now some small, round, itchy bumps appearing scattered on arms, top of legs, calves. What is this?

Returned from trip to 7-day trip to rural honduras. Now some small, round, itchy bumps appearing scattered on arms, top of legs, calves. What is this?

Bug bites.: What you are describing could be bug bites of some type due to the nonspecific location. Because of the tropical climate, it could be any number of arthropods. You may want to see a physician for treatment since the number is so high extending over a fairly large body surface area. Additionally, watch for any signs of infection--fevers, night sweats or redness and enlargement of the actual bumps. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more