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What should I do for a tooth ace?

What should I do for a tooth ace?

See a dentist ASAP: Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help briefly with the pain, as can an ice pack held against the jaw, or sometimes drinking a hot drink like tea. Problem is, that doesn't correct the underlying cause, which usually something serious like a cavity, an abscess, or a cracked tooth that needs to be treated. See a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What should I do for a broken filling?

What should I do for a broken filling?

Call a dentist: You can fracture or break a piece off your filling it you bite down too hard or catch it precisely at the wrong angle. Each tooth situation is different so your dentist will need to assess it and discuss the various options and materials with you. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a splint for my ankle?

What should I do to make a splint for my ankle?

Ankle splint: That's a little tough to answer because it depends on what direction/motion you're trying to halt/prevent. To start, i'd get to a drug store or sporting goods store and purchase an ankle brace with straps to control the motion of the ankle. If you're attempting to splint an injured ankle, i'd get to an emergency department and let them do it. ...Read more

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Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Do i need a cast for a fractured wrist if so what kind?

Depends: The type of cast depends on which bone or bones are fractures. An x-ray will best evaluate the fracture and your doctor will determine what type of cast is needed. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth ache?

What can I do for a tooth ache?

Pain treatment.: A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What should I do for a possible fractured heel?

What should I do for a possible fractured heel?

1st get an x-ray: You need to be examined and have an x-ray taken to determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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I need help I have a cracked tooth but cant afford a dentist what should I do in the meantime, Also I have freezing teeth a lot.

I need help I have a cracked tooth but cant afford a dentist what should I do in the meantime,  Also I have freezing teeth a lot.

Call dental society: Call your local dental society and ask for guidance. There may be low cost or no cost clinics in your area. Financing is an option, doing nothing is not. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have been drinking, am a little tipsy, have a toothache and want to take ibuprofen. Is that safe?

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What should I do if I have been drinking, am a little tipsy, have a toothache and want to take ibuprofen. Is that safe?

Yes, you can: If you’re taking ibuprofen, after the alcohol consumption, take the lowest dose necessary to alleviate your symptoms. Alcohol can interfere with ibuprofen, making it less effective. See your dentist ASAP for dental treatment. ...Read more

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What should you do for a swollen leg?

What should you do for a swollen leg?

See your PCP: It should be evaluated and diagnosed since there are some serious conditions which can cause this. In the meantime elevate the leg and apply warm wet compresses if it is painful. Don't postpone evaluation! this is an important sign. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold and need it gone asap for work.. any good home remedies?

What to do if I have a cold and need it gone asap for work.. any good home remedies?

Symptom relief only: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What should you do for a jammed/broken thumb?

What should you do for a jammed/broken thumb?

Stop hitch-hiking: Just kidding. But a potentially broken thumb is serious. Get to your doc, an x-ray will tell, and they can direct your tx. Or referral. ...Read more

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What should you do for a minor cold?

What should you do for a minor cold?

Fluids: Fluids, and if you need medication - you can use over the counter such as tylenol for headache, sudafed for congestion, and runny nose/ postnasal drip zyrtec/benadryl/claritin, and if you have a cough - Robitussin DM ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor for what is probably a mild ankle sprain?

Do you think I should see a doctor for what is probably a mild ankle sprain?

Conservative care: If you suffered a grade 1 ankle sprain, and you iced it, rested from active activity, and wore supportive shoes, and possibly an ankle brace, the sprain should resolve quickly, and no need to see the doctor. However, if you have pain over the inside or outside ankle bones, or the ligament areas, then you should get an examination, and x-rays to rule out fracture, or possble tear of a ligament. ...Read more

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What should I do for a concussion?

What should I do for a concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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What can I use for toothache if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for toothache if I don't have a doctor?

OTC pain meds..: .. for a day or two until you find a dentist. There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read more

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I have a blood shot eye .I am not in pain. What is the best treatment or do I need to see a doctor?

I have a blood shot eye .I am not in pain. What is the best treatment or do I need to see  a doctor?

Subconjunctival heme: A red spot on the eye in the absence of other symptoms is usually a benign "bruise" or subconjunctival hemorrhage. Unless you are on blood thinners i would not be alarmed unless recurrent. It will go away. If you wear contact lenses, there are other symptoms, or the eye is pink all over instead of red, you should see an eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tooth ache that is bothering me for a 2 weeks?

What to do if I have a tooth ache that is bothering me for a 2 weeks?

Call a dentist ASAP: A toothache is generally the result of dental decay and can be devastating. Anyone with a toothache should see a dentist at once with no delay for diagnosis x-rays and treatment. If left untreated, a toothache and the condition that is causing it can complicate the situation.Call a dentist ASAAP. ...Read more

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What can I do about a seperated clavical? And what specialist should I go to for help?

What can I do about a seperated clavical? And what specialist should I go to for help?

Orthopedic surgeon: The term "seperated shoulder" refers to an injury in the joint between the clavicle and the acromion. The vast majority of these can be treated without surgery. Orthopedic surgeons would be the type of doctors that treat this condition, which is often caused by falling on an outstretched arm. ...Read more

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