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Doctor insights on: Wrist Watch Bands

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Is snapping rubber bands on my wrist better or worse than cutting?

Is snapping rubber bands on my wrist better or worse than cutting?

Better: Popping rubber bands is a popular and safe way of relieving anxiety. Cutting is never safe, and it can result in infection and injury. A noninvasive way of relieving tension is better. Another option is to seek counseling or therapy for issues causing distress. ...Read more

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What are acupressure wrist bands ?

What are acupressure wrist bands ?

Treat nausea etc.: Acupressure wrist bands apply steady pressure to a specific acupressure point on the wrist called the nei kuan point. This is often effective in treating nausea related to morning sickness, motion sickness, post-operatively and due to chemotherapy. Here is info on research showing that they really work: http://www.Psibands.Com/research. ...Read more

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Where can I get acupressure wrist bands ?

Where can I get acupressure wrist bands ?

Many locations: One brand, psibands, are available at many pharmacies, whole foods, rei, toysrus etc: http://www.Psibands.Com/retailers. Another brand, sea-band, is also available at many pharmacies: http://www.Sea-band.Com/ both are also available on-line... ...Read more

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Anyone ever tried insect-repellant wrist bands? Are they good or just another scam?

Anyone ever tried insect-repellant wrist bands?  Are they good or just another scam?

Not effective: While the manufactures would like you to think these wrist bands are terrific, I do not find that they work well. Deet containing lotion or spray repellents are the most effective. The higher the deet content, the better the results. ...Read more

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I was chopping onions and watching tv, and without looking i accidentally cut my wrist, how can I stop the bleeding? It won't stop

I was chopping onions and watching tv, and without looking i accidentally cut my wrist, how can I stop the bleeding? It won't stop

Press on the wound: For a cut in the kitchen, the wound is usually not very dirty. However, there still are germs. Immediately after the cut, one can use the hand soap by the sink to briefly wash the forearm, wrist, and hand that is injured. Then grab a clean cloth towel and cover the wound. Press firmly through the clean towel, onto the wound, and don't let go until about 20 minutes later. The E.R. Doctor can check. ...Read more

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Hi my partner has a rash on his wrist he only gets it though when he wears his watch or a bracelet can someone tell me what the best thing to do for it please.?

Hi my partner has a rash on his wrist he only gets it though when he wears his watch or a bracelet can someone tell me what the best thing to do for it please.?

Allergy: He is probably allergic to the materials that make the watch or bracelet such as sterling silver, sliver plated, steel, titanium etc.. I recommend find out and avoid to wear those materials that he is allergic to. ...Read more

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I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having wrist and forearm pain on my left arm, could it be from a heavy watch?

What to do if I have been having wrist and forearm pain on my left arm, could it be from a heavy watch?

Try not wearing it: Try a break from wearing a watch (you could wear it on the other side if you have to have the time readily available), and see what happens. If your problem persists, see a hand and upper extremity specialist. ...Read more