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 should I go to the hospital?
I fell earlier and hit my arm, it hurts like a mofo and there is a bruise, I can still pick up stuff, but cant lean my arm on ...

 is my nose broken? easy 5 points?
Okay about three days i got punched in the face(cheap shot haha). Anyways there was no swallowing. My eye is starting to blacken. There was a small cut on the nose where i got hit, i think my finger ...

 Just jammed finger really bad. Ice it or warm water?
I was just playing basketball and jammed finger really hard. I can bend normally but cant bend it back, its swollen a bit too. One guy told me to ice it when i get home, another told me soak it in ...

 My mom got hit in the head with a small rock- should we take her to the hospital? HELP?
My dad was brush hogging, and it flew out from underneath.
We stopped the bleeding, and now she's laying on the couch. She looks tired, but her pupils seem fine. However, she says that she ...

 is it bad when your ribs show?
when i bend sideways my ribs show. im not fat im not skinny but they show....

 need help, slammed finger in a car door?
my right thumb got slammed in a car door 7 hours ago. only the right half of my thumb got hurt, and it started to bleed alot. its stopped now, but bleeds now and then. i cleaned it and put a band-...

 Would You Ever Go Out On Crutches Just to See What it's Like?
I know most people really hate them and I would never want to be on them forever or anything like that, but I also really like them. I've actually had them for real injuries due to soccer, but ...

 underneath my left eye you can see it beating!! help!!?
and when i touch it , i can feel a pulse and its scaring me!! it looks like a twitch, but its not, its like a beating vein! and its noticable!! please help!! im so freaked out!!
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 my friend had a toy car got stuck up his bum, it's been there for 3 days. should he go to to the doctors?

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the car is a small toy car and is red, he thinks if it hasn't come out by now it'll be ...

 My boyfriend punched a wall last night,and 24 hr later his knuckles,palm,and fingers are swollen,is it broken?
They are all bruised as ...

 If I cut off my arm will it grow back?

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and what about my legs will they grow back as ...

 i hit my face it is now swollen how do i reduce the swollen?
i hit my face it is now swollen how do i reduce the swollen. I am not sure if I can still use some ice bacause this happened over 24 hrs ago. any ideas?...

 Bad Cut Please Help?
A few days ago I was opening a razor and it went into my thumb. I could see my skin in the razor.There was blood EVERYWHERE and now its kinda swollen and still bleeds. Its also pretty deep. And hurts ...

 Does licking your wounds really prevent an infection?
If so, why?...

 I can't touch my toes?
I'm really tall for my age...5'5'' 1/2, and I am 12. The only thing is that I can't touch my toes...whenever I stretch my legs to touch them it hurts. This isn't sudden ...

 how do you break your leg or arm?
i want to know so i can and i also love breaking bones!...

 Oh my God, I'm in my office. Someone just walked in with a gun and shot Ms. Stephenson the recptionist?
OH God what should I do, he's killing everyone OH GOD PLEASE HELP ME. I have a Beretta in my drawer. Should I risk going out there?
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I killed him. I actually ...

 Red Srcatches on my husband's back. He said he got those from working out or he cheated on me? Please help!

This happened last night that I happened to see scratches on my husband's back (I did take 3 pictures of the scratches). The moment I saw those red scratches on his back, I was ...

 is it normal to go number two and then have a drop or two of blood...?
just curious......

 Is it weird for me to be doing this when I am only 13?
I'm 13 years old 5'10 and 195lbs. This year was the first year that I did sports and I really got into it. I play football and basketball. I practice football at school for about an hour ...

Can Someone Please Help its and EMERGENCY!!?
Ok i hurt my Pinky fingure for the

3rd time
Its swollen
black and blue
and i cant bend it
i know its broken but i cant get ot the doctor my parents arnt home and i have no neighbors
other than putting ice on it wat can i do?

Take some pain meds. Keep it stable, put ice on it til your parents come home.

STOP typing, you're not helping it!

:) Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

do not bend it , take some aspirin or Tylenol for the pain and if it gets too bad call 911

Be careful when you ice it.
(I gave myself frost bite when icing a broken pinky!)
Take an advil (or tylenol) to reduce the swelling and help with the pain.
Tape your pinky to your 4th finger. This will act as a splint to immobilize it.

Do you have any popsickle sticks or anything like an emory Board (finger nail file). If so take the Boards or sticks and hold this against the outside of your finger and wrap tape around them, you need to keep the finger straight and not move it. Also take a couple of Tylenol until your parents get home. Honestly not much a Doctor can do for it except put it in a finger Splint (which you can buy at any drug Store) and keep you on something for pain relief.

ICe it and tape it to the next finger to keep it immobile.

Either keep it on ice or in cold water or tape it and keep it above your heart so it doesn't throb as bad. I've done the same thing before, and I'm sorry to say, but there's not much you can do about it except tape it and let it go.

If your parents work, do you have their work phone numbers to call them? Otherwise, you could take tylenol or ibuprofen to help the pain, etc. Plus, the ice, 20 min on, 20 min off, repeat. If your parents can't come home from work right now (at least one of them), can you call them and get the okay to call 911 to have the medics look at it, and maybe transport you to the emergency room? Or, is there a local bus that could take you to hte dr. or emergency room? With your parents okay, of course. I hope this gets taken care of soon. Take care.

Call your parents or call the doctor or 911.

put ice on it and wait. call someone if possible. take tylenol or ibuprofen(not both, just one) and notify the doctor of that when you see him.

Tape it to your ring finger to use it like a splint and support it.

Take asprine or acetaminophen (tylenol) for pain.

Self-Care at Home
Make a splint (immobilize your finger even if that means putting a popsicle stick or pen next to it and wrapping something around the stick and your finger).

Apply ice to the injured finger as you head to an emergency department. Do not apply ice directly to your skin. Put a towel between the ice and your finger.

Also consider taking an anti-inflamatory like Advil..

call 911
In the mean time take a popsicle stic and place it between that finger and the next overthen put tape arround it for a splint

Ice it and take the recommended dosage of Advil. Also, find a popsicle stick or nail filer. You may want to trim it, but tape it to your finger so that it has something to rest upon.

nicola s
just keep it on ice until your parents get home or maybe you can phone a relitave to take you to the hospital sorry cant be more help hopefully your parents want be long

♥Throw ur hands in the AYER♥
Call your parents take some Tylenol and keep yourself come

Shelly t
call your parents. call someone. keep it cold but not to cold don't get frost bite on it too.

put it in a sling. Like put a big popsicle stick on both sides to keep it straight. Use medical tape and that should keep it till you get to the doctors. Well thats what we did for my cat when he broke his leg.

Definitely call your parents or even a friend's parent. Broken bones aren't to be messed with.


wrap it and keep it still until you can get to a doctor. Keeping it cool is also a good idea as this will reduce the swelling. But you must get medical attention as soon as you can.

Lady M
Take some Ibuprofen or aleve (not both). The ice is important, it will keep the swelling down. Try to keep it from moving to much and try to reach your parents and let them know.

call somebody and go to the doctor!

use popsicle sticks or something to put it in a splint. It will stop you from bending it.

Take Tylenol and wait.

call 911 call your parents
splint it with a popstick or stick or tounge depresser
Call a friend, friend's mom
call your doctor's office

GG noob #2
phone. your. parents.

keep it still, make a splint out of a popsicle stick and tape, relax and wait for ur parents, take some tylenol

Do you have a phone you can use? If you can't get to the doctor, call them. They'll tell you what to do until you can get some help.

Take some Advil, put some ice on it, and stay calm.

Pinkies are REALLY hard for a doctor to put a cast on. Chances are he would splint it (tape it to your ring finger) for the time being.

first - calm down. It's not an emergency. If you're not bleeding, you'll probably live, and be able to play the piano as well as you could before.

Second - DON'T PUT ICE DIRECTLY ON IT. You don't want to add frostbite to the list of injuries on your hand.

Put the ice in a plastic bag, and wrap the bag in a dish towel. Then hold that against your finger. Put it on for 10-15 minutes, and leave it off for 10-15 minutes.

Third - if it's obviously broken or out of joint - ie, it has a funny bend to the side somewhere, or maybe it's bent backwards in the middle - splint it with something to keep it protected from further injury. You can put a couple of popcycle sticks in either side of it, and wrap it with gauze. You can wrap it with some printer paper or newspaper folded up to about the length of your finger. Or you can just wrap it with gauze or an ace bandage a couple of times, and then wrap the gauze around the next finger. This will help keep it from being bent, and being injured more.

4th - go find a doctor, readycare clinic, or (last choice) the emergency room of a hospital. The last one will cost you the most, and you'll potentially tie up valuable space that a real emergency could need and use.

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