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A bee landed on my water bottle cap. I immediately took the cap of the bottle and threw it away. Can the bottle & my hand get infected with bacteria?
No: its safe to drink the water unlikely for any infection ...Read more
My water bottle cap fell into a dirty looking corner of my kitchen.I rinsed it out multiple times, is it still safe to drink?
Temp crown fell off twice every 5-7 days. I'm scheduled to put on perm crown this monday. Will my perm crown be prone to fall off like the temp ones?
Probably not: Temporary crowns by their very nature are designed to come off easily and the cement (adhesive) used is a softer material. Temporary crowns can "flex" during chewing and the "bite" may not be level, which could cause them to dislodge. Final crowns, do not "flex" and the cement is stronger. But, this may occur especially on teeth that are very short, or patients who clench or grind their teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken leg w/ screw told not to put weight on it or else screw will shatter. Fell, leaned on leg briefly while wearing walking boot. Will it be okay?
Most likely: I'm not sure what surgery you had, but breaking hardware is typically very painful. If you aren't experiencing increasing pain or swelling, it's probably okay. X-rays would confirm your suspicion. ...Read more
Daughter lifted a jug of Clorox bleach from shelf in laundry room last night and cap was loose....bleach poured onto her...filling eyes, rt. eye, bad!
Eye Emergency: Flush the eyes with lots of water. Call an Ophthalmologist or go to the Emergency room immediately. Time is of the essence, to avoid permanent damage. ...Read more
Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal
Of course: If you are applying heat treatment to your back with a hot water bottle, lying on it will put the heat where you want it. Be mindful that the cap is screwed on tight so the bottle doesn't leak. ...Read more
Diabetic-RA- lost balance-2 mos ago-fell onto sofa w/left bare heel slamming concrete floor. Painful-anything touching it & its my weightbearing leg.
I forgot to wash pacifier off after it fell on the ground and put it in baby's mouth, will she be okay!?
Yes: This is certainly not something to make a habit of, but she should be fine. ...Read more
Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more
Severed palmaris longus a month ago, cant press my palm against a surface and keep arms straight, will it heel over time?
My right knee seem's stiff on bending or using stairs. On and off for the last month. I'm using hot water bottle, ibuprofen and a gel.
Varies : There are a lot of possibilities, consider being seen. If you did not injure it at all, it suggests an inflammatory condition or an a traumatic internal derangement. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
My boyfriend fell over a table whilst inebriated and knocked his front tooth out. Will it ever grow back?
Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?
Chondromalacia: Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia. 1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: Because babies are resilient and it is a short distance. If the floor is tile or un-carpeted it is possible to sustain a broken arm or skull fracture or scratches or cuts it they hit something on the way down. If your child fell and you are worried, call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! what happened?
Bursitis: The pre-patellar bursa can sometimes become inflamed by repetitive kneeling or bumping the knee. Though this bursitis usually resolves with anti-inflammatory meds and avoidance of kneeling, sometimes the bursa becomes infected as well which requires antibiotics for treatment. Your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon can help with the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?
Not coincidence: Probably not a coincidence. The only way you will know what is causing the pain is to have the knee examined. I would suggest an orthopedic opinion. ...Read more
6 mo Pregnant.Usually squat in shower to wash my bottom+vulva. Today lost balance n rocked back while squattin put my hands on floor. can it harm bub?
Probably not: Sounds like a low speed impact, probably won't hurt you baby. If you are having any bleeding, belly pain, contractions or not feeling your baby move as much as usual contact your OB and these could be signs of a placental abruption (placenta pulling away from the uterine wall). ...Read more
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