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Wrapping Body In Saran Wrap
Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more
Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, not if the : Socks were falling off their feet due to lack of elasticity. I think finding socks that have the right degree of elascticity for the wearer is important. Take care. ...Read more
Blocks: Elevating the head of your bed works better than a pillow. ...Read more
Cut leg 4 weeks ago. Healing, but flesh inside cut is 'popping out' of wound. What is the significance? Used bacitraition, bandages and ACE bandage wrap.
Do you really put an ice pack into a bag or wrapped around a towel before applying to injured areas?
Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?
Is it better to use a sealed bandage (padding surrounded by sticky) or the standard style (padding goes to edge)?
I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?
2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?
Comfortably: There is no one "best" way. Anyone way that provides comfort is key. ...Read more
NO - This will not : Work. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Get regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often the Same: It is more on how they are intended to be used. Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?
Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, i recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cellulite Reduction: No topical treatment to date will have any long term effect on cellulite including what you propose. Velashape 3 is the only non-invasive device FDA approved at the moment for cellulite reduction. Cellulaze is approved for this but it is an invasive surgical procedure. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers