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Use As A Crutch
Stationary walker: The wheeled walker can more easier, but may be a concern if you are unstable. Discuss with your doctor as to what might be best for your situation. Dr l. ...Read more
In acute injury ice: First day or two, heat should be fine after that. ...Read more
# 1 cause of .......: C'mon. Everything in moderation. And a scotch of love & nurturence never hurt nobody, no how! ...Read more
For a 2nd grade ankle sprain with no fractures, should I use crutches or is it enough to wear an inflatable stirrup ankle brace? Or should I use both
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Opioid or non opioid: Its not a choice on the menu. You physician makes the determination based on his evaluation and assessment. It's always a good idea to use a non opioid first. The best is to talk to your physician. ...Read more
Is a non stimulant laxative such as Phillips safe to use once a week. Miralax doesn't work for me.
Is it good practice to use a disinfectant such as Barbicide to sanitize new grooming/personal items such as a Nail clipper or Safety razor?
If shared w/ others: If you are the only user, there is no need, although it wouldn't hurt anything. You really shouldn't be sharing such instruments with other persons, such as roommates. But if that's going to happen, or if you're in a commercial setting (e.g. barbershop, manicure salon, etc) they should definitely be cleaned and disinfected between customers. I assume Barbicide®) is reliable and effective. ...Read more
Depends on the need: In the south we have ac but no one has a furnace with built in humidifier like some places up north.During real cold snaps, a humidifier is a must, to counter the dry heat, often plunging humidity to 10% which produces headaches, coughs, nose bleeds, sore throats, etc.I recommend they be on if the heat is on.Vaporizers make a mist which helps wash the airway with droplets, this can really help coughs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It may help to relieve the pain. ...Read more
Yes: Under physician supervision, you can be weaned off suboxone without withdrawal symptoms. The key is slow weaning process. If you develop some withdrawal symptoms, your doctor can slow down the weaning process or give you some medications to help you with those symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Western medicine says use ice/cold to decrease swelling and then warmth after a coupe days. Eastern medicine does not like cold at all as it causes constriction and keeps toxins local where heat increases circulation and removal of toxins. Do what makes it feel better for you. If injured, take homeopathic arnica. It helps. If it is not an injury, please be seen. ...Read more
Honey & hand towel: After washing open wound, important to keep wound moist-not crusty/scabbed and keep it covered to reduce secondary infection. Regular table honey has been used for millenia as a wound dressing. Apply it liberally and cover are with hand towel or paper towel. If there is a lot of drainage use feminie pad or baby diaper. If these product aren't available any clean dry cloth will protect wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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