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Doctor insights on: What Should I Do If Umbillicle Cord Doesnt Fall Off

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If my baby's cord fell off and it looks like it wasn't ready. What can I do to heal it better?

If my baby's cord fell off and it looks like it wasn't ready. What can I do to heal it better?

Often a bit of blood: Cord separation is often marked by a bit of blood or sticky discharge. Treat as you wood any cut or scratch. Clean it regularly, a bit of alcohol a couple times a day to help it dry out and monitor the skin around the site. If the skin becomes swollen or red see your dr.If not, daily cleaning & observation should be all you need. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. should I work it or keep off it?

What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. should I work it or keep off it?

Depends on the grade: 1=minimal injury 2 the muscle. 2=more injury with some fiber tearing & some hematoma. 3=sever tearing of muscle fibers, severely painful, large swelling & hematoma. 1=gentle use until asymptomatic. 2=ice, ,some rest until swelling is gone, after a couple wks ease into use gradually & listen 2 Ur body's response. NSAIDS after a few days and gentle use 3=massive swelling, hematoma, pain, C ortho! ...Read more

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6 wks pregnant. I have a subchorionic hemorrhage. What can/should I do to keep myself/baby safe? Do's? Don'ts? Will it go away? Is it dangerous?

6 wks pregnant. I have a subchorionic hemorrhage. What can/should I do to keep myself/baby safe? Do's? Don'ts? Will it go away? Is it dangerous?

Subchorionic bleed: Pelvic rest is the best thing you can do. No sex and avoid pelvic exams. This means don't run into the ER everytime you spot. If smoking stop ASAP as this is probably the biggest cause of subchorionic bleeds that lead to miscarriage. Sex and the exams stimulate the uterus and may worsen the bleed. Most of these cases end in normal pregnancy happily. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.

What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.

The : The most common cause of hand pain and numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is entrapment of the median nerve as it goes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies feeling to the palmar aspect of the thumb, index finger, middle finger and in most people half of the ring finger. Pain is typically worse at night. It usually affects both hands with the dominant hand more involved. A tinel sign is present. That is an electric shock feeling when the nerve is tapped at the middle of the wrist.The nerve also supplies the muscles that raise the thumb and bring it across the palm to allow you to pick things up. When cts progresses it can cause pain to radiate from the wrist up the arm and even to the shoulder. It is often seen during pregnancy, resolving after delivery. Arthritic changes at the carpal tunnel can contribute. There is a family tendency because development of cts is related to breadth and depth of the wrist. Early on the symptoms are relieved by wearing wrist splints or forearm massage. Later surgery to give the nerve more room by cutting the transvere carpal ligament relieves the complaints. Contrary to popular belief, using computers a lot does not cause carpal tunnel. The ulnar nerve or funny bone nerve runs down past the elbow and enters the hand through its own tunnel. It supplies the pinky and half of the ring finger. It is most often injured or entrapped at the elbow. Some people have an ulnar nerve that rolls in and out of the channel at the elbow. When that happens the nerve can be compressed by reading while leaning your elbows on the table or even during long phone calls. Emg test is the best way to determine which nerve is causing your problem and how serious it is. Good luck with your problem. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't fall asleep so im just pulling an all nighter! is that bad?

What to do if i can't fall asleep so im just pulling an all nighter! is that bad?

Occasionally, no: Particularly if you can remain awake and functional until bedtime next day. A brief nap (not longer than about 90 minutes, set an alarm) would be ok mid-day, but longer could further disturb your sleep pattern. Try reducing caffeine & other stimulants and slowing your activity level about an hour before you plan to go to bed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you lose 6 eyelashes from one eye at one time is it bad should I be worried and what should I do?

What does it mean when you lose 6 eyelashes from one eye at one time is it bad should I be worried and what should I do?

Loss of eyebows: You could have seborrhoic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis affecting your eyebrows. Another cause may be strictly mecanical from rubbing your eyes because of allergies. Consult your doctor or dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What can I do if my toenail is falling off what should I do!?

What can I do if my toenail is falling off what should I do!?

If the nail is not c: If the nail is not completely detached put a bandage or tape over the nail to keep it from ripping off. Eventually the nail plate will loosen and detach without trauma. If painful or bleeding or redness see your podiatrist for immediate care. ...Read more

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Age 20 and i think i can see my umbilical cord still. What do I do?

Age 20 and i think i can see my umbilical cord still. What do I do?

Not umbilical cord: You should get this checked. It is impossible to know without seeing it, but since the umbilical cord has long since dried up and has become a ligament running along the inside of your abdominal wall called the medial umbilical ligament, it is unlikely to be the cord itself, but it may be a remnant of something else. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in.have you hear of anyone going to hos?

What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in.have you hear of anyone going to hos?

NO SUPER GLUE ! ! !: Super glue is not formulated to be used intraorally, and it will do absolutely nothing to hold your bridge in place. If the bridge still fits well on your teeth it can be easily recemented by a local dentist. Placing superglue on either the teeth or the bridge may necessitate fabrication of a new bridge, which is more expensive than just having it recemented. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

What does it mean when u go to cut ur 6 year olds nails and they just peel off?

Always like that?: Healthy children in the U.S. Usually do not have nail problems related to malnutrition, so soft nails are more likely be be familial. A parent can ask the primary care doctor or pediatrician to look at the nails, and refer to a pediatric dermatologist if needed. The doctor will want to know if the child's nails have always been soft. ...Read more

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What to do if i bruised my tailbone a month ago but it still hurts. What can I do to mask the pain or should I go to the doc?

What to do if i bruised my tailbone a month ago but it still hurts. What can I do to mask the pain or should I go to the doc?

Coccyx pain: Coccyx pain maybe due to small fracture and pain may persist for several weeks and usually doesn't require any specific treatment and heals on it's own unless pain persists for more than 2 months and severely debilitating. A spine surgeon specializing in coccyx injuries may be the best person to see, as well as pain specialist/anesthesiologist for local injection treatment ...Read more

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When I say in my head "I'm gonna go touch that bench" if could be random. If I don't do it, it bothers me all day until I do it. Is that normal?

When I say in my head "I'm gonna go touch that bench" if could be random. If I don't do it, it bothers me all day until I do it. Is that normal?

If I understand you.: You sound like you are describing an urge that will not go away until you give in to it. I'm not sure about the word 'random' - but if I get you, that's sometimes seen as OCD - obsessive compulsions. It's not always terrible, but it is not normal. As it bothers you, I recommend good OCD therapy - maybe w/ medication if needed. You can get it turned around, but be patient. Get help - it's there. ...Read more