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Will My Tattoo Prevent Me From Getting An Epidural
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Probably cannot: Obstruction to the small glands along the eyelid can occur without know cause. Some suggest use of warm, damp compresses may help in encouraging the secretion to effectively drain, thereby avoiding plugging and infection (like a pimple). ...Read more
No: You will still tan through sunscreen. It is important that you use a good sunscreen with high spf and particularly on containing zink oxide that will block harmful rays of the sun - uva and uvb. It is also important that you reapply if outside for extended periods of time. This will reduce your risk of burning and skin cancer but you will still gradually increase melanin and tan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no such thing as an eye transplant . You are referring to a corneal transplant. Uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to decreased survival of the corneal transplant. Glaucoma should be controlled medically before transplantation or an additional glaucoma surgical procedure should be performed before or at the time of transplantation when medication fails to lower the pressure adequately. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Follow instructions: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Depends on the type and if you have pcos. If your baseline Estradiol is elevated, it is not normal, and something has to be producing the estrogen. In most cases it is an ovarian cyst, but that would easily be seen by ultrasound. Ovarian tumors can do the same. That certainly needs to be followed up in an unstimulated cycle. ...Read more
You can't: Any cut will always leave a scar. How big a scar depends on several factors such as what caused it (sharp better that scrape) and the location of the cut. Some body areas scar better than others. Gel pads applied to the scars as well as massage may help some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait a Minute: If you define "adverse" as any reaction, there is really no way to prevent them.This may include fussiness, mild swelling , mild fever etc.A very serious adverse reaction occurs less than the odds of being struck by lightning several times.Prevention is not possible. The risk of serious adverse reactions to the diseases including the risk of catching disease is much, much higher! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It should: As the trays are custom made to the shape of your teeth, and as the permanent filling will be slightly different in shape than the temporary, the filling change may prevent trays from seating fully. Your mouth should be disease free before beginning Orthodontics. Know that research shows clear aligners to be about half as effective as braces. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Getting my wisdom tooth pulled.How do I prevent the wound from getting infected? I don't want it to spread to brain or a vital organ? How to prevent?
Prevention: Make sure mouth is scrupulously healthy. Brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock. FLOSS DAILY. After surgery follow the Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. Do not smoke, berore or after surgery. Do not consume alcohol. Be prudent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sunlight: Babies and parents suffer jet lag (an imbalance between your internal clock and local time) after rapid east- or west-bound travel such as a plane flight. If possible, before traveling try to move your baby's daily routine by a few hours towards the new time zone. Once you have arrived, get out into the day light to help your baby naturally adjust to the new time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not specificly: Roughly 5% of infants born to hep c mothers will acquire the infection. The mothers igg antibody to hep c that would indicate prior infection will persist up to 18 months in baby so a + test would not be specific for baby prior to 18 mo. There is a specific test for hep c RNA that can be preformed at 1-2 mo. That would be specific for the baby.See red book, 28ed 2009.P358-360. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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