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What Can I Do To Get Rid Of Stinky Smell From My Hand Cast
Oil of wintergreen: We use this in foul smelling cases on our masks. Usaually we just change the cast in the office. Some of my patients live 3 hours away and this might help rather than drive 6 hours round trip to get a cast change. This could also be an indicator of infection if there is a would so talk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days. ?
Salami smell: My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days. ? ANS: I would ask someone else to smell them. What kind of work do you do? I assume you don't work with salami? Rare inherited diseases can give smelly feet and hands but not salami that I know of. A specific type of salami? There are many. Get back with us. ...Read more
I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do i get rid of it?
If I put clothes which smell of cigarette smoke on my bathroom floor do I need to scrub the floor to get rid of the 3rd hand smoke?
Floor: The smoke on the floor is likely to eventually off -gas. If this is really bothering you - you can go ahead and clean it. ...Read more
What to do if I do not sweat. any natural depressants you recommend or should I exercise to get rid of the smell before hand?
Confused: Sorry - but I don't understand your question. Consider clarifying. Be well. ...Read more
How to get rid of awful bad vaginal smell? So ebarssing im not sure if it started the same time or not but im now having a brown discharge aswell but the smell is discusting it penetrates to my hand when i wipe I have used douches and feminine spray, wipe
Suprisingly a cast : Is often lighter than you think, less than a pound often. But it is inconvenient at times, weight that you may not be sued to holding all the time and often the part that the cast is on is not being utilized normally. Gentle elevation while sleeping woth apilow on the chest often hels swelling which can also make th hand feel "heavy" slings are ok but be careful that a sling is not overused. ...Read more
Bruising: Bruising can take weeks to months to resolve depending upon the density of the bruising. A bruise is blood under the skin or tissues. As it is absorbed by the body and as the blood breaks down into components, the col0r of the brusie slowly changes. For fractures, bruising can be intense and track far away form the injury site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Casts are designed to immobilize fractures and thereby lessen the pain. You will continue to have some pain at the fracture site but pain elsewhere or increasing pain should be brought to the attention of the surgeon. One common resaon for increasing pain is swelling because the hand is not elevated enough. ...Read more
A cast saw: Is an oscillating device that vibrates, It does not spin. It will cut into a hard cast but not into soft padding or skin or tissue if it is not dragged across. In other word used properly. I typically show the patient how the cast sits on my skin before I remove a cat to reassure them. remember it does not spin it merely oscialltes or vibrates that is why is won't cut soft things ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not effective: Over the counter splints give rise to some support and protection and work well for overuse and soft tissue inflammatory injuries. However a fracture requires reduction, either open or closed, and then a well molded cast applied by the treating physician. Casts are fabricated specifically for the injury or fracture being treated. ...Read more
I fractured my hand about 3 weeks ago and got a hand cast last week, am i supposed to be feeling pain now? Because it began to hurt today.
See doctor: There will be some discomfort as healing takes place. But if you are following the instructions you were given and the pain is increasing then call the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
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