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 Dizzyness: Need you opinion on this?
I've been dizzy for three straight days and the worst part is I Cannot sleep. I mean when I lay down and close my eyes I become dizzy immediately. If I sleep down straight I can sleep for a few ...

 have you broken your coccyx?
if so, how did you deal with it? My mum reckons I' broke mine two years ago. Ever since then it's never been the same and I can't sit for long periods or move around a lot. My friend ...

 I need to fake an injury. Help!?
I wanna fake an injury to get me on crutches, a brace, a sling, etc. So how do I fake it convincingly? and don't waste your time scolding me, I won't listen. I want a little more attention, ...

 how can you prevent muscle injuries?

 Just curious?
I've had 3 major injuries in my lifetime.
1. I fell on a coffee table and needed 6 stitches in my mouth, 4 or 5 years old.
2. I tried to help my mom clear the counter when I was 2 and ...

 please help just got hit?
what should i do my mom just hit me and my sister with a belt because we didnt ordered her pizza i have a mark from the ...

 How to break my arm??????
Don'y call me crazy i already know that. I was just wondering because not many people have been ...

 Does stretch marks ever actually go away??
My best friend had a baby in march and we have been working out together, and she looks better than ever. But she's got one big problem, she's got bad stretch marks still. Our trainer ...

 How can i stop my ankle from hurting?
My ankle has been hurting for about 1 week. I have training in 3 days!
How should i treat it, so its all good to play

( minor swelling ... hurts to walk on it, but i can walk on it ...

 Have you ever had a dream that came true?
The length of this post may be too long for some, so I apologize in advance and invite you to click away now! I had a dream about ten years ago that bothered me so terribly that I was crying in my ...

 i fractured my ankle 3 weeks ago what should i do to make it heal?
when i went to my doctor yesterday the bone hasnt fully healed and still showed the parts where it was broken it still looked like no healing was done what can i do to make it heal faster or what ...

 I think my dog may have broken my nose!?
My great dane hit me in the face with her head a few days ago. For the past 2 1/2 days my nose has been sore, and about midway down is a little red and swollen. I know theres not much you can do ...

 Can I be electrocuted if I pee in the toaster?

 my left ear really hurts whenever i put a cotton bud in to clean it?
its fine on the right ear, and it's been going on for over a year or two now

there's no hearing loss of anything, its just odd that it hurts so much even when i just gently touch ...

 Fading time for a surgical scar on face?
I was told by my doctor that it takes a scar a full 1 year for it to mature.However, after having stitches on my face after having a mole removed the scar is still slighlty red. The scar is improving ...

 Saw the last 1/3 of my finger off or no?
A month ago, my finger went numb over night and the doctors are clueless as to why. I really don't use the finger, so I've decided to saw it off. I bought this really fine-tooth saw and it ...

 Ouch- I just burned my tongue really bad...what can I do to make it heal fast?
My husband just used the deep fryer to make some french fries and I ate one without realizing that it hadn't cooled down. The hot oil burned my tongue. How can I make it feel better? I drank a ...

 My real nail is half on should i take the rest off? Urgent!?
Okay so pretty much I wear acrylic nails; yeah i know.
Just got them done.
We have a new dog and she is very hyper so in the process of knocking iver the baby gate my nail bacame half off. M...

 is it possible to sprain a toe and if so what should i do to it?
i banged my second toe. it split (bleeding), turned purple and swelled up. i cleaned it, wraped it in cottenwool and its now the next day. when i walk the pain shoots from the toe through to my foot ...

 cut lip help?
the cold weather always makes my lips split and they bleed constantly. But recently i got this large split on my top lip, about 1cm long and 3mm deep and it is VERY painful. i can't put bonjela ...

treatment for broken ribs?
Hi-could anybody tell me the best treatment for broken ribs and a concussion-also what are the best pain medications to use?

talk to the doctor who diagnosed you.

this is DEFINITELY a go to the doctor question..
For ribs they will wrap them in ace bandages unless there is risk of the broken piece puncturing something important (another reason to make sure the doc checks it out) then stay in bed for a few days to let them settle.
Concussion has no real treatment but watching to make sure no other symptoms arise. If pupils remain dilated under change in light or eyes don't track light properly GO TO THE DOC.. and don't let the person go to sleep until checked. This could indicate other more deadly issues.
Pain is different for everyone and for different types of problems for these issues it is prescription meds that I won't cover.

i agree, u should definitely go to a Dr. my best friend watched her friend get hit with a baseball bat and a baseball simultaneously when she was ten. he had to wear a brace....but anyways, go to a Dr!!

You should wear a rib wrap. it's like the ones for a wrist, knee etc. except wraps around your torso with velcro to pull and place snugly. wear it tight but not too tight. about 2 weeks as far as pain over the counter Tylenol or those like it you can take. As long as you wear the apparatus. continuously for those 2 weeks. Hope you try this.and it works for you as well.

Go to the ER, they will give you treatement and medicine to take home.


Diane A
There is no real good treatment for broken ribs--no way to immobilize them and wrapping is no longer always recommended as it causes more problems such as lung collapse and pneumonia. You need to do coughing & deep breathing exercises to prevent pneumonia--you hold a pillow to the broken rib area to protect and cough & take a deep breath 10 times every 4 hours. However, you should have a Chest Xray to make sure a rib did not puncture the lung or cause bleeding. You may be given vicodin or even dilaudid for pain.
The concussion should be evaluated but basically for the first 24 hours the person needs to be woken up every hours for fisrt few and then every 2-3 to make sure there are no neurological changes (blurry vision, gait problems, headache, pupil changes, mental changes, confusion, vomiting). With a concussion you pain meds may be more limited. Do not take advil or aspirin as that may cause bleeding.

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