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For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true!: For centuries some "children and adults did ok…". The rest died horrible deaths of tetanus or lost limbs to terrible infections. As long as you are comfortable not using hundreds of years of progress to improve your odds of a good outcome, there is no reason not to use the same remedies they used. Understand, though, that they would have given anything to have better tools! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I tear?

What can I expect if I tear?

Depends on degree: If the question is in reference to a vaginal delivery, it depends on the location and extent of the tear or laceration. The results may range from none or few symptoms to pain requiring medication, and problems with bowel continence, and pain with intercourse. The latter items are not likely, but they cannot be predicted in advance, nor can the degree of tearing. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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How are bullet wounds treated?

How are bullet wounds treated?

Usually surgery: Bullet wounds should be surgically inspected and the debrided. Appropriate antibiotics should be administered. You need to be monitored closely for any infection ...Read more

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What is aqueous humour? Is it tear?

What is aqueous humour? Is it tear?

Not tears: Aqueous humor is the clear fluid produced inside the eye to nourish the eyes tissues, maintain proper eye pressure and carry out waste material. It is quite different in composition from tears which bathe the outside of the eye. ...Read more

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Wound pouring clearish fluid, why?

Wound pouring clearish fluid, why?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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Do wounds that weep need to be bandaged?

Do wounds that weep need to be bandaged?

Yes: All open wounds need to be dressed with an appropriate dressing. You may need a wound specialist to determine the cause of the weeping. This has a bearing on the type of dressing used as well as ancillary treatments. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

I had stiches removed and the wound reopened.

Sorry to: Hear that. It will have to heal? By secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING! ....Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm: Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone urinated on a wound?

What would happen if someone urinated on a wound?

Urine is Sterile: Nothing. Urine is sterile. It is free of disease or other dangers in general. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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How to treat a wound?

How to treat a wound?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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Can quadriplegics have children?

Can quadriplegics have children?

Yes: However, it certainly wouldn't be recommended because the risk of life threatening complications is high. ...Read more

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How comman is apraxia in children?

How comman is apraxia in children?

Speech/Language: Therapists often code for Developmental Apraxia when insurances won't pay for SLT for Receptive &/or Expressive Language Disorder. Full evaluation may also reveal Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Social Communication Disorder or, at 5 or >, Specific Language Impairment. Mutant FOXP2 genes on Chr. 7 cause familial DA or SLI. The incidence of DA is 0.1-0.2 % of children. ...Read more

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What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

What causes an ecu tendon to tear?

Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial deviation repetitively or a significant lift resisting this motion. Secondly inflammatory processes like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can weaken the tendon prior to tear. Finally an old fracture or RA with prominent ulna can compromise the ecu tendon. ...Read more

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What happens to children of incest?

What happens to children of incest?

No single answer: Effects of incest vary widely and depend on many factors--age of child, gender of child and of abuser, level of coercion (psychological or physical force) involved, extent and duration of abuse, reaction of others if they learn of abuse, etc. One fairly clear finding is that those who were abused are both more likely to be abusers and to be unable to protect their chidlren from abuse. ...Read more

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Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

Are tapeworms dangerous in children?

If neglected: Tape tapeworm infestation occurs due to contaminated food (uncooked) and water supply frequently seen in developing countries. Yes if untreated, looses most of the nourishment s to the worms, child will be malnourished, and will affect the child. ...Read more

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What is efective for children vomits?

What is efective for children vomits?

Good hydration: Vomiting could be caused by many things including infection and reflux. Small frequent feeds will help but no improvement withing a day or unable to keep hydrated, the child needs to be evaluated by a physician especially if there is fever. ...Read more

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How to moisten wounds scabsin my head?

How to moisten wounds scabsin my head?

Petroleum based: Products such as vaseline or an antibiotic ointment such as neosporin or Bacitracin ointment are good choices. ...Read more

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Could cats cause neumonia in children?

No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more