• What are the risks of tearing scabs off with one's teeth?

    I'm clumsy and often end up with cuts. It's a compulsion of mine to repeatedly tear of the hardened scabs with my teeth whenever they form, until the wound is bleeding and raw again. I know it's a strange habit, but have never considered it harmful.
    I'm clumsy and often end up with cuts. It's a compulsion of mine to repeatedly tear of the hardened scabs with my teeth whenever they form, until the wound is bleeding and raw again. I know it's a strange habit, but have never considered it harmful.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to treat an infected cut at home?

    I was hammering down a metal fence post, and a piece of metal flew off and hit the top of my cheek. It left a gash, and I think it's starting to become infected. It's red and swollen, still bleeding and oozing puss, and warm to the touch. I've been cleaning it with soap and water a few times a day. What... show more
    I was hammering down a metal fence post, and a piece of metal flew off and hit the top of my cheek. It left a gash, and I think it's starting to become infected. It's red and swollen, still bleeding and oozing puss, and warm to the touch. I've been cleaning it with soap and water a few times a day. What else can I do?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is 96.8 temperature bad?

    I've gotten this reading for the last five consecutive days. My head feels like crap and now my body is starting to feel like it has no energy left
    I've gotten this reading for the last five consecutive days. My head feels like crap and now my body is starting to feel like it has no energy left
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What does everyone think about this? Do I need to see a Dr?
  • My ear is clogged with Hydrogen Peroxide?

    I've been using hydrogen peroxide to clean wax out of my ear for months now, but about an hour ago I did it again, the same as always, but the hydrogen peroxide clogged my ear even more. I can hardly hear out of that ear now, and I'd really like to get this fixed asap. Help?
    I've been using hydrogen peroxide to clean wax out of my ear for months now, but about an hour ago I did it again, the same as always, but the hydrogen peroxide clogged my ear even more. I can hardly hear out of that ear now, and I'd really like to get this fixed asap. Help?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Will bone dissolve in throat?

    I was eating and a small sharp piece of bone is stuck in the back of my throat. It is literally pierced into the skin of the throat because I can feel it with my finger. Will it eventually dissolve? It doesn't really hurt but once in a while Ill feel it.
    I was eating and a small sharp piece of bone is stuck in the back of my throat. It is literally pierced into the skin of the throat because I can feel it with my finger. Will it eventually dissolve? It doesn't really hurt but once in a while Ill feel it.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I cut a small chunk of my pinky finger off and it’s deep. How do i get it to stop bleeding?

    Best answer: Take a paper towel or a clean rag wrap it around your wound and squeeze the living h*ll out of it for a few minutes. It'll hurt but the pressure will stop the bleeding. Though if it's really deep it'll keep bleeding quite a bit and you should go to the doctors. Happy Gramps is talking about Workers... show more
    Best answer: Take a paper towel or a clean rag wrap it around your wound and squeeze the living h*ll out of it for a few minutes. It'll hurt but the pressure will stop the bleeding. Though if it's really deep it'll keep bleeding quite a bit and you should go to the doctors.

    Happy Gramps is talking about Workers Compensation. It doesn't really matter if it's your fault, as long as you didn't do it on purpose at work then your workplace has to cover any expenses you might have getting it treated as well as giving you paid leave.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What could this problem be?

    On Tuesday, I developed a headache behind eyebrow after blowing nose and was hurting all night. Wednesday, I woke up with headache again and it was constant, slowly during the day I got worse my eyes were blurry and I felt pressure in my nose and head. At night after college, I started feeling feeling dizzy all of... show more
    On Tuesday, I developed a headache behind eyebrow after blowing nose and was hurting all night. Wednesday, I woke up with headache again and it was constant, slowly during the day I got worse my eyes were blurry and I felt pressure in my nose and head. At night after college, I started feeling feeling dizzy all of a sudden and felt faint. Thursday, I woke up with dizziness and sat in bed for a bit but it weren’t going away so I just carried on with my day, going to college. All day yesterday, I felt like I had on Wednesday night but now I felt like I wasn’t steady if you get what I mean. I had enough, I told my teachers and they told me to book an emergency appointment or go walk in centre. They asked me my symptoms and I said: -Headache feels like squishing -blurriness -dizziness constantly -weakness in legs -dry tongue/mouth -feeling faint
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My kitten gave me a light sratch inbetween the nail and the finger, and now i dont see it getting any better and i really need help.?

    Best answer: The body does arrange for a dried-looking scab to form over a wound so that the tissue beneath it will be undisturbed as it lays down granulation tissue to start the healing process. If you pull a scab off, the body just needs to replace it. You can try using an ointment such as Neosporin or Polysporin on the... show more
    Best answer: The body does arrange for a dried-looking scab to form over a wound so that the tissue beneath it will be undisturbed as it lays down granulation tissue to start the healing process. If you pull a scab off, the body just needs to replace it.

    You can try using an ointment such as Neosporin or Polysporin on the open wound and then cover it with a bandaid. Alternatively, you can use raw (not pasteurized) honey on the wound and cover with a bandage. Bacteria cannot grow in honey, so it sterilizes the area while the body goes through its healing process. If you have trouble keeping your hand clean and dry, you can purchase waterproof bandaids to use over the wound.

    Internally, if you are needing to heal, you can take gram doses of Vitamin C throughout the day, and also a supplement called Astaxanthin, which is the most powerful antioxidant available. That will be sold in most health food stores and some pharmacies; you can call your local drugstore to ask whether they sell it.

    http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/NHC/a...

    It is one thing to have a slow healing wound, but if the thumb itself starts to swell, turn red and hurt worse, then it is a good idea to have a physician take a look at it.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What are the chances my leg will have to be amputated? I accidently shot myself a day ago and the doctor said there is an infection.?

    I asked the doctor but he said not to worry about it and they have me on antibiotics and hooked up to some tubes. I'm in bed right now with my phone. Okay so I accidently shot myself while out on a hunting trip, in my truck the only thing I had was duck tape so I used it to stop the bleeding which worked. It... show more
    I asked the doctor but he said not to worry about it and they have me on antibiotics and hooked up to some tubes. I'm in bed right now with my phone. Okay so I accidently shot myself while out on a hunting trip, in my truck the only thing I had was duck tape so I used it to stop the bleeding which worked. It wasn't that bad really. When I got back to my house I got ready, anyways it started hurting more and more. It hurts pretty bad now but they have me on lots of painkillers but the wound is still throbbing and I can feel it. It would hurt really bad if not for the painkillers. But I'm worried though. When they took the ducktape off it hurt really really bad and it started bleeding again. One of the EMT guys said I should have put some clean cloth on the wound before I wrapped it in duck tape, but at the time I was panicking and wasn't thinking about it I'm stable. other than my leg I feel fine, but I remember hearing them mention gangrene. I asked them if my leg was gangrene and they said no however there is an infection. They said not to worry. They actually opened up the wound and have these hook needle things in it for awhile Idk what all they're doing with it because in my position I can't see it. The thing is they keep telling me it's okay but I keep hearing them talk about the infection growth and needing to administer bunch of technical words I don't know. So I'm gonna be fine right? No need to take my leg off right?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are heart surgeons wealthy/rich? Is it true they could make millions??10 points best answer..?

    Best answer: Yes they are very well off and can be rich. But I doubt millions maybe only 1 or 2 million. unless they own their own clinic.
    Best answer: Yes they are very well off and can be rich. But I doubt millions maybe only 1 or 2 million. unless they own their own clinic.
    4 answers · 1 month ago