• I was stung by a wasp right on my thumb knuckle. Day one was fine. Day two it began to swell some, so I used some topical ointment and...?

    ...took some Benadryl. Today is day three, and I woke up to my thumb and hand being more swollen and it turned black and blue in places and almost looks like it has hives, but only on my thumb. The rest of my body doesn’t seem to have had any sort of reaction. Does this sound normal enough for a wasp sting, or... show more
    ...took some Benadryl. Today is day three, and I woke up to my thumb and hand being more swollen and it turned black and blue in places and almost looks like it has hives, but only on my thumb. The rest of my body doesn’t seem to have had any sort of reaction. Does this sound normal enough for a wasp sting, or should I go have it looked at? Thanks!
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to reduce swelling?

    i got a bee sting and the next day my entire hand has doubled in size. swelling is normal but its starting to go up my wrist and is very uncomfortable. 2nd concern: my hand is boiling hot, and melts ice within ten minutes that i put on it . i cant find anything online about it. (ive been stung many times before, im... show more
    i got a bee sting and the next day my entire hand has doubled in size. swelling is normal but its starting to go up my wrist and is very uncomfortable. 2nd concern: my hand is boiling hot, and melts ice within ten minutes that i put on it . i cant find anything online about it. (ive been stung many times before, im not allergic and these arent symptoms)
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • My son banged his head do I need to take him to hospital?

    My son is 3 he fell down concrete steps at the back of our house about 45 minutes ago it sounded painful but there is no blood. He cried a lot and then I sat him up and he kept falling off the couch I wanted to keep him awake but he keeps falling asleep every few minutes for a couple of minutes then waking up. I... show more
    My son is 3 he fell down concrete steps at the back of our house about 45 minutes ago it sounded painful but there is no blood. He cried a lot and then I sat him up and he kept falling off the couch I wanted to keep him awake but he keeps falling asleep every few minutes for a couple of minutes then waking up. I put some ice on the back of his head. We don't have health care plans so I don't want to take him to hospital, I phoned his dad and he said we cant afford to take him to hospital but he will bring over some children Mortin when he is done working. Will he be okay ? Or should I take him to hospital?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Help!? my cat scratched me right next to my eye!?

    Help!? my cat scratched me right next to my eye!?

    Best answer: Neosporin should heal your skin well and won't let it get infected like other moisturizers might. Just make sure you get the tube of neosporin, not the spray. Make sure you apply it several times a day. That scratch might heal just fine on its own though.
    Best answer: Neosporin should heal your skin well and won't let it get infected like other moisturizers might. Just make sure you get the tube of neosporin, not the spray. Make sure you apply it several times a day. That scratch might heal just fine on its own though.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How To Treat A Wasp Sting?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is direct pressure the best way to stop arterial bleeding?

    Best answer: any kind of bleeding responds to pressure. the more the better...usually if enough pressure is applied , the bleed with be slowed or stopped .
    Best answer: any kind of bleeding responds to pressure. the more the better...usually if enough pressure is applied , the bleed with be slowed or stopped .
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What happens if you faint in a store?

    Like what would the people who work there do and stuff?
    Like what would the people who work there do and stuff?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are disposable razors sanitary?

    Best answer: So many people cut themselves with store bought razors. They ARE pretty much sanitary. However, if you do happen to cut yourself, while shaving, make sure you wash the area with soap and water...
    Best answer: So many people cut themselves with store bought razors. They ARE pretty much sanitary. However, if you do happen to cut yourself, while shaving, make sure you wash the area with soap and water...
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Blood Draw Pain?

    I recently went to a surgical center and had a blood draw. Had an intern (who was very nice and gentle) try to draw blood but accidently missed the vein. Instead of pulling the needle out though, her supervisor grabbed it out of her hand while it was still in my arm and poked it around numerous times under the skin... show more
    I recently went to a surgical center and had a blood draw. Had an intern (who was very nice and gentle) try to draw blood but accidently missed the vein. Instead of pulling the needle out though, her supervisor grabbed it out of her hand while it was still in my arm and poked it around numerous times under the skin before finally getting my vein going into my bicep. It hurt so bad that i yelped under my breath and realized she had gone in at a wicked 90 degree angle from my arm, no joke, legit. Heres the thing. I think she hit a nerve. Its day 3 and i feel super bad stabbing pains that run down to my fingers and have a huge golf ball sized lump where she dug around in my arm. Everything in my lower bicep is tight going into all my fingers. Help.. ideas..? Should this be looked at or should i leave it alone?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Accidently ingested rubbing alcohol?

    Best answer: It was such a small amount that you will process it and be fine, not to worry. Sounds like it was just the residue left on the lining of the pot. (and its not methanol)
    Best answer: It was such a small amount that you will process it and be fine, not to worry. Sounds like it was just the residue left on the lining of the pot. (and its not methanol)
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Spider bites.?

    Best answer: what do I do?

    Go to hospital or die a painful death from necrosis
    Sounds like you've been bitten by a Brown Recluse
    Best answer: what do I do?

    Go to hospital or die a painful death from necrosis
    Sounds like you've been bitten by a Brown Recluse
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can finger prints grow back?

    Best answer: Your fingerprint will remain the same except for any scarring.
    Best answer: Your fingerprint will remain the same except for any scarring.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How far apart do two surgeries under anesthetic be?

    Best answer: in short.. 2 subsequent surgeries are often done on the same day on the same patient, provided that the patient is stable enough and that there is an "urgency" to have 2 surgeries too close from each other.. personally, i have been involved in 2 subsequent surgeries on the same patient in less than an... show more
    Best answer: in short..
    2 subsequent surgeries are often done on the same day on the same patient, provided that the patient is stable enough and that there is an "urgency" to have 2 surgeries too close from each other..

    personally, i have been involved in 2 subsequent surgeries on the same patient in less than an hour apart.. it was a unique case of which the patient developed complications from the first surgery.. and it was life-saving second surgery under spinal anesthesia that was converted to under general anesthesia on the second run..

    unless the second surgery is life-saving or limb/organ-saving surgery.. it is normal to have the second surgery delayed for days and maybe weeks after the first surgery..

    unfortunately,
    the answer of your question depends on many many factors:
    what type of surgeries and what type of anesthesia needed (local anesthesia vs. spinal anesthesia vs. general anesthesia), what anesthesia agents were used and at what dose (some agents bring more harm if used repeatedly in short amounts of time), the type of urgency to have a subsequent surgery (life saving vs. limb/organ saving vs. "can wait" surgeries), the duration of the first surgery and the expected duration of the second surgery .. .. .. etc..

    there are a lot of things to consider..

    the anesthetist (the anesthesia doctor) is the one who is in charge on that aspect..
    and the surgeon has to make a compelling case for a second surgery to the anesthetist, and he/she has to be particularly convincing, if the second surgery is needed on the same day of the first surgery.. or few days apart..

    unless it is a simple local anesthesia case of which the surgeon weighs the pro and the cons him/herself..

    now, ideally..
    the anesthetist would prefer to have the patient stabilized before any surgery, which is why he/she is the one who orders the patient to fast 6 hours before surgery, he/she is the one prefer to have the VERY latest blood lab results (depending on the facilities and the urgency, maybe 2-4 hours).. and he/she also has to make sure that plan B is in place -- an ICU bed is available, if things goes wrong in the surgery that requires around-the-clock care under intensive care -- ICU..

    a second surgery is often feasible 4-6 hours after the first surgery.. but again, it depends on so many many other factors..
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    to be honest.. MOST second surgeries are delayed for days for bureaucratic reasons..
    this is because most operation rooms are shared between different disciplines (it depends on the hospital and the facilities they provide).. the same operation room is also used for eye surgeries, for baby delivering surgeries, for cancer removal surgeries.. etc etc etc..

    and surgeons from different disciplines often compete for OR time and for the Anesthetists' time.. the same goes to ICU beds.. and i often find myself competing with other surgeons for an empty slot on the OR time table; and negotiate with other surgeons to take over his/her allocated time slot for my own surgeries (i used to work in a General State Hospital)..

    so the shortest answer..
    - a second surgery can be done within an hour after the first surgery if it is a life/organ/limb saving with enough urgency to convince the anesthetist..
    - most anesthetists are happy to have 2 surgeries on the same patient within 4-6 hours apart, if all other things are managed..
    - most second surgeries are delayed for days and maybe weeks because of the over-booked OR time.. unless the second surgery is a life/limb/organ saving with enough urgency of which it would be given a priority over other surgeries..

    have patience..
    good luck and all the best..
    5 answers · 2 months ago