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 Do you feel happier if your house is clean?
Why or why not?...

 how can i get stop my throat from hurting?

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its because i was at a basket ball game and i was yelling very loud.will it go away or should I do sumthn? Oh and i tried to gargle salt water,and i just gagged and i ...

 Splinter in my foot... can I leave it in?
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 how can i calm a really sore throat?
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 what the f*** happened with my finger!?
basically 10 mins ago i woke up from having a nap and discovered my little finger's skin and nail had been almost ripped to bits WTF happened
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 Bee Sting Symptons, Whats normal?
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 my eye lid is a bit swollen?
and its very watery. whats wrong?
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 I just went to the doctor and she said I was Near Sighted with -0.5 and -0.75, is that bad?
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 I've been itching a lot lately, did my girlfriend give me crabs?

 how would i remove a splinter from my nephew's foot?
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 If I don't eat much to save money, is it still anorexia?
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 anybody knows what to put on a scratch to heal extremely fast???!!?
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 hi! my boyfriend has a unbarrable bump on his buttcrack its swollen and it looks bruised. what could it be?
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its not herpies....

 my throat is always full of plegm. I'm always having to clear my throat, what can I use get rid of phlegm?

 Which cartoon character do you prefer on your Band-Aids?
I like Curious George myself.
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(I also like the purple glow-in-the-dark Harry Potter ones.)...

 My ear hurts! whats wrong?
My ear has been irritating me lately its very itchy and seems like there is extra discharge. then I noticed on a q-tip blood.
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 Did I break my finger or what?
Well last week, I got into a fist fight with another girl in my school. Well right after the fight pain went all through my palm and hand. I went the nurse and she just gave me ice. I can't bend ...

EJ`s little polly pilbean xxx
Please help. This is not a joke,What should i do/?
While making the bed just now i snapped my long nail. It is bleeding and sore. I have wrapped tissue round to stop the bleeding but i don`t know whether to cover it and hope for the best or cut off the broken part. It is ripped a long way down.

EWWWWWWWWWWW thats minging go to the doctors, or cut the rest off!

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Wow, go to the hospital. Yikes!

tie the wound and go to nearest doctor for dressing and for injection

give the finger a cold compress. then once the bleeding stops have it checked with a doctor just to make sure no further damage is done..

Sue P
Try a little ice and pressure. Then, I would do my best to repair the nail if it is going to hurt if you cut off the broken part. I would try using some super-glue, or even nail polish.

If it won't hurt a lot, cut the nail.

I would tape it up. I think its going to hurt.

You are probably referring to an toenail impact injury. Where the nail isn't in contact with the nail bed anymore.

If this is the case, you should definetly go see a doctor. If you don't the nail could keep growing into your toe...resulting in a painful situation that will require surgery.

If it looks hardcore, go see a doctor. DO NOT remove the nail. It is there to guide the new nail that will grow. If you remove it the new nail will have no point of reference and grow all weirded out, which is bad.

I know this from having an impact injury on my big toe from playing soccer.

Apply direct pressure and elevate it higher than your heart.

great question

well this is urgent
you shiuld buy an antibacterial spray or cream so the bugs are kept out after you have applied that welll b4 u should get a cotton bud and clean it out thoroughly then cover it with a bandaid or a special meadical cover ............. +)

clean with antiseptic and apply pressure to stop bleeding.cut off the torn bit of nail,wrap it(the injured area) and then go seek medical attention as soon as you can.And here is a big hug..cheers

clare w
go the doctors

i now i cannot help you from here so call comebody or doctor to solv your problem

Competent medical help, recommended strongly. Don't take chances, unnecessarily.

u r s i
All pressure and raise it above your heart.

I think you have recieved enough answers

When the bleeding has stopped you will be able to see the damage, try cold then warm pressure to help with the pain. If it looks bad then go to the doctor.
That must really hurt EJ and it must have been a big shock. If you go to the Dr then have a nice hot sweet tea. If you decide to trim it and cover it and not go to the Dr then have a large brandy!
I'm not taking the mick, I hope the pain will die down soon and your nail is OK.

Ari G
go to the doctor my mom cut her finger with a bread knife and our neighbor helped ask a neighbor

Cut off as much as you can without exposing anything that should not be exposed.

Running cold water over something can help clean it and help stop the bleeding. Putting pressure on it with a towel wrapped around it will also help stop the bleeding.

Make sure it is cleaned and once the bleeding has stopped, put a couple of bandaids (so it is completely covered, with mild pressure, and secure where the bandaids won't fall off easily) and some antibiotic ointment.

Hope that helps!

blue eyes xx
cut as much off and dipit in dettol and cover

You have to cut it off or it will just get worse.

cut it of and tcp it

ouch!I say you need to cover it so it dont get caught in anything else.A bit of ice should ease the pain,and no more bed making for you for a couple of days.

cut off broken part time heals all wounds

Dr Simon
Cut the nail down and apply firm pressure for 15 minutes to stop the bleeding, then apply a plaster.

Let some air get at it,and let nature take its course.

Trim it short, then apply a plaster, firmly, but not too tight. keep it bandaged up till the remaining broken part grows out.

I sympathise, it is sore when you rip a nail. Ouch!

Captain Jack
You need to cut the nail down. You are going to loose it down as far as it's cracked, so cut it short and bind it till it no longer bleeds easily. after that, all out can really do is keep it clean and covered with elasto=plasts until the break grows past your finger.

I know it hurts love. I hope you feel better soon.

Personally, I would cut off as much as possible without doing further damage, and then cover it up to avoid further injury. That way, it can grow out a little more and you may be able to cut off the rest without it hurting.

Andromeda Newtonâ„¢
Cut it off as far down as you can and stick a plaster over the end of your finger and another round it. It will throb for a while but the plasters will stop the bleeding and stop you from catching it on anything else.

You don't need to go to the ER or the Doctors or call medical help. Don't waste their time with something like that. Not saying it doesnt hurt but its nothing life threating or like your going to loose a limb. like the intellegent people that said apply pressure and clean it and just cut the nail, do it. then just clean it everyday and night and let it air out at night with out a band-aid or bandage.

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