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 how long does it take to bleed to death?
say you have a rather large cut on your wrist, and its deep, how long would it roughly take for you to die?

im doing some research for a story, it doesnt have to be the right times, ...

 Sneezed a second ago, what just happened?
I saw a bunch of little stars floating around.

Never happened before. Am I going to die?
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Trigger nerve endings in my eyes?

That sounds dangerous....

 What is the most painfull thing you have ever stubbed your toe on?
And where is the funniest?
What are the storys behind them?...

 I want to break a bone ?
like an ankle or my thumb something i will admit i want attention but from my husband he takes me for granted and i want him to know just how much i do around here i know how much it will hurt so ...

 i need to sprain my ankle today?
i cant fake it because my parents will make sure its sprained but i really have to get out of ...

 Is it worth going to the doc after my ex violently attacked me & choked me?
I've already filed a restraining order(well, its in the process), filed an assault charge and he was sent to jail for domestic abuse. The day after he viciously attacked me, threw me all around ...

 i was strangled yesterday and?
today there is this swelling in my neck and when i touch it, it hurts!
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well, he strangled me because he was angry when i said that he has nothing to do with me...and ...

 When you break your arm can the bone pierce the skin?
Me and my husband were at a rugby match that my brother was playing at, when someone was badly tackeled and fell down hard and broke there arm, and someone said that the bone that he had broke had ...

 A firecracker just blew up in my hand, what do i need to do?
I lit one in my hand, and threw it. like a split second after i lit it, it went off right in my hand. the pain was unbearable for a while but now its doesnt hurt as bad but two of my fingers are very ...

 How do I get rid of cuts on my wrists and FAST!!?
I cut uhh, 2 nights ago and they werent deep but they are still there and i really needa get rid of them before saterday.. How can i do it fast?
dont tell me the best way to get rid of them is ...

 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 ...

what do i do for broken toes?
im pretty sure ive broken my baby toe and the one next to it, dont see the point in going to hospital as pretty sure they dont do anything for toes but just wondering whats the best thing for me to with it

go to the doctors office where they will do an x-ray. from there they will probably send you to a podiatrist or orthopedist

tape them to minimise movement and go easy on them , in kickboxing i broke toes all the time not much ya can do : (

matthew Z
The hospital cannot do anything about it. The best thing to do is to tape them together so that they'll heal straight. Take over the counter pain medicine if the pain is unbearable. I would suggest Motrin. Also, you would want to start taking Calicum to help strengthen the bone density and help the healing process. Plus, stay off of it as much as possible.

Im so scene.
I have two broken toes now.
And i just walk on my heel. and ice it everytime i get the chance.

i just recently broke my toe and going to the doctor was a waste of time and money. Just get sum tape (medical ask for it at ur drug store and they will help u pick out the right kind) tape the 2 toes together that u think r broken. Ice it for the first couple of days and try to stay of it. Get sum pain meds and thats about all u can do. Just change the tape every day or 2 or when it gets dirty and do this for about a month. Unforutnatly thats all u can do :[ hope u feel better i feel ur pain my toe is broken too

stainless steven
strap em up and take great care for 3 months and should heal OK.

Chris W
Funny you ask. I believe I currently have a broken toe myself (dr appntmnt tomorrow).

From everything I've read, not much can be done. Soak in epsom salt a couple times a day. Ice it to reduce swelling. Elevate when resting. Don't be too active and buddy tape it to the toes next to it. I would still recommend seeing a dr as they can x-ray it and give you a good treatment regimen.

Good Luck!!

Use medical tape you can buy at drugstores. (not that expensive) and "buddy tape" the two toes to the one next to them. It will hold them stable. Wear an Ugg type boot(doesnt have to be an ugg, just a boot) to protect them and try to not walk long distances. I really hope this helps! Good luck healing!

you dont need to go to the hospital. go to cvs or savon or any health store and buy a mini cast for your toe. itll heal within a week or 2

D.O.T ~ El Borriqueño Blatino
Just wrap it up and it will probably heal on its own!

Mom of 2 great boys
There is nothing they can do.

My son broke his toe, and all we did was tape his toe to the next toe keeping it stiff.

Take a gauze pad and then wrap it with tape.

If it starts to turn blue/purple, you will need to have it checked out because you may have injured a vein or something else.

Feel better and take some Tylenol for the pain, and ice pack 15 mins on, and then repeat after 30mins.


i broke my toe! dont go to the doctors its a waste of money, they do nothing. and it will heal itself.
if it spreads and starts to hurt your foot really bad go see the doc!

Since I went through the same experience on my right foot, I can really sympathize. I was knocked off my bicycle by a car driven by a crazy woman who ran a red light. But, DO go the hospital. First, X-rays can determine if they're broken and, if so, how badly. A bad break requires resetting. Normal treatment involves tiny toe casts. They don't hurt you. They are part metal for firmness, part padding for comfort, and part something artificial - I think that it is plastic, but could be wrong. That last part protects your broken toe and the one(s) next to it from skin damage. Walking on a broken toe only makes it worse.

Mama Janet
Tape the broken toes to the ones next to it to help stabalize them. I know you're tempted to wear sandals but it can get hurt more that way. Wear a comfortable pair of close toe shoes to protect the broken ones and rest as much as possible with your foot elevated.

yea the hospital wont do anything about it. just tape your toes together with medical tape so they heal straight.

When I had a broken toe, I wore sandals, with a thick wooden sole, and a substantial bevel on the front. One walked in these sandals, without bending their toes. The sandals, also had multiple straps, making them constructive splints. I don't know where, you would find such sandals today.

Regardless, the general advice for a broken toe, is to tape it to one or more adjacent toes, keep your foot elevated when you can, use ice and an NSAID to reduce inflammation. Probably, your best over the counter NSAID is ibuprofen.

the wind
have them set or you are risking bad arthritis later in life

Nothing. Except some tylenol and taping the toes together to the next one. Keeps them from moving so much which is terribly painful. I feel for ya!!! Been there, done that!

my sister broke her 2nd from the end toe, they just told us to put popcicle sticks on it for a few weeks. she didn't listen and now its crocked and bent. eww.. just make sure you tape it up with the other toe that is straight. you don't want to have toe problems the rest of your life and have trouble getting shoes as well.

theres nothing really to do except tape them together until they heal.Ibprophen could help with the pain & any swelling there is . You could even soak your foot in epsoms salt for the pain occasionally.If they are trully broken they will always bother you to some extent because broken bones will always ache when there is a change in the weather condions.I broke my ankle when I was 3 & my heel bone 3 yrs ago
& they always bother me in rainy weather & in the winter.

I think that you should just try to stay off of them. Also you want to tape them together. That way they have support and they wont move so no more damage happens to them!

Ice in the evening, walk slowly and no balet for 4-6 weeks.

This happened to me in Cancun on vacation. There was nothing I could do about it, but leave them to heal on their own. If it's summer where you are then you may find it eases the pain and helps with healing them if you where sandals or flip flops. Hope it helps!!

You can't really do anything. Just keep it safe, and don't put too much pressure on it. It will heal on its own. You can't get a cast or any of that.

Stay off of your feet as much as you can until it heal. Try not to move it as much. If you have to walk on it, use a cane or crutch to take the pressure off of the foot with the broken toe. When I broke my toes, I had to get a cast...but that was because I'd broken three of them at once.

You're right...the doctor will probably tell you to do the exact same thing. But if it starts to swell and change color, you may want to seek his/her advice.

Hope this helps.

The only thing you can do is tape or wrap them together.Stay off them for a while so they don't swell. That's what I had to do to mine when I broke my Baby toe.Hope they heal soon.

Gone for good...
Strap them up, take pain killers and limp!

hippie chick
use some medical tape and tape them so they cant really move. i broke my middle toe and the one next to my baby toe a while back, went to the hospital and they didnt do anything about it. good luck and try not to walk on it too much.

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