• How deep does a cut need to be to worry about infection?

    So I'm actually TRYING to get an infection. I've cut a long scratch on my foot, I tried to make it deep, and although it was gushing blood all over the place, it wasn't the deepest cut I've ever created... The glass shard I was using wasn't sharp enough I'm guessing... Anyway, I decided to... show more
    So I'm actually TRYING to get an infection. I've cut a long scratch on my foot, I tried to make it deep, and although it was gushing blood all over the place, it wasn't the deepest cut I've ever created... The glass shard I was using wasn't sharp enough I'm guessing... Anyway, I decided to try and work with it anyway, I rubbed my hands all over this old filthy floor, and rubbed my fingers inside my cut, then did the same after rubbing a gross staircase belonging to a very big apartment building. Oh, and also a really dusty table. So there's dirt, and dust, and probably germs inside this cut, but it's been a few days, and it looks like it's healing fine other than the dirt that's still surrounding it... Was it not deep enough? Why isn't it getting infected?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • I was in a car crash two days ago and i have bad bruising on my low stomach. I am just a bit concerned because there is a dark purple line?

    Is this normal or should i go back to the doctor?
    Is this normal or should i go back to the doctor?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Have you ever burned yourself?

    5 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Help! my toenail is falling off?

    Help! my toenail is falling off?

    a couple of months ago in november i injured my toe where i set down a heavy bucket of paint on my big toe it hurt for a couple of days my toe turned black and blue i havent felt pain in very long time but my toenail has finally come off i have never had this happen before i was reading not to put a bandaid on so... show more
    a couple of months ago in november i injured my toe where i set down a heavy bucket of paint on my big toe it hurt for a couple of days my toe turned black and blue i havent felt pain in very long time but my toenail has finally come off i have never had this happen before i was reading not to put a bandaid on so im wondering what do i do it didnt hurt at all
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • If I'm scratching my leg with sharp objects, but not cutting it, will it leave scars?

    I've been using sharp objects that I find to scratch my leg, not enough to cut it though, will it leave scars? (Yes I know, most of you will say "No don't hurt yourself" but it's already been done, and I want to know if it'll leave scars - sorry if that came out harsh)
    I've been using sharp objects that I find to scratch my leg, not enough to cut it though, will it leave scars? (Yes I know, most of you will say "No don't hurt yourself" but it's already been done, and I want to know if it'll leave scars - sorry if that came out harsh)
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Please help - Deathly afraid of getting a shot?

    So I am behind on my vaccines...and I have to go in next week to get THREE SHOTS. I m 15, and I feel like a baby, I m so so scared. It s not the pain I m scared of. It s the whole concept of a needle going into your arm, and into your muscle...I feel lightheaded and nauseous thinking about it. If I think about... show more
    So I am behind on my vaccines...and I have to go in next week to get THREE SHOTS. I m 15, and I feel like a baby, I m so so scared. It s not the pain I m scared of. It s the whole concept of a needle going into your arm, and into your muscle...I feel lightheaded and nauseous thinking about it. If I think about the needle going through simply skin, it doesn t really bother me, it s the whole idea of a needle going into a muscle...so I have a couple questions. 1. The needle does go into the muscle, right? 2. How far do they push the needle into your arm? It s been a while, so I forgot. 3. Is there something I can do during the shot or beforehand other than looking away/distracting myself that might make it go faster or hurt less?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does this wound look infected to you?

    I fell on the ground and cut my palm yesterday night around 10 pm washed and cleaned it and covered with plasters it bled and plasters kept falling off, I had to change plasters about 4 times, and each time I used 2 plasters, one horizontal and one vertical. in the morning at 8 am I had put the plaster on at 5am... show more
    I fell on the ground and cut my palm yesterday night around 10 pm washed and cleaned it and covered with plasters it bled and plasters kept falling off, I had to change plasters about 4 times, and each time I used 2 plasters, one horizontal and one vertical. in the morning at 8 am I had put the plaster on at 5am and ther was blood on the plaster but not a lot. It's now 1:45 and my palm hurts and I think it might b infected but idk does this look infected to u and plasters still won't stay on, no blood though https://imageshack.com/i/pmG5k3xnj https://imageshack.com/i/pnswrwrBj Sorry if I am over reacting, on the 19th of January friday I've got a surgery (flat foot reconstruction) and I don't want my surgery to be postponed if my cut is infected, will the cut affect my surgery date and stuff n is it infected?? thanks i'm 14
    11 answers · 7 days ago
  • Should I go to the doctors I got electrocuted?

    Best answer: No. If you are able to ask this question, you suffered no harm. You probably need to get someone competent to look at all your plugs, sockets and switches because there is no excuse for having exposed live contacts that could give you a shock.
    Best answer: No. If you are able to ask this question, you suffered no harm. You probably need to get someone competent to look at all your plugs, sockets and switches because there is no excuse for having exposed live contacts that could give you a shock.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is wrong with my wrists/hands?

    Now, I know that I'm not going to get a professional answer as you're not doctors - though you may be. But what I am looking for is what it could be, just to put my mind at rest. So about 3-4 years ago I started suffering with pain and shakiness. I went to visit my GP after I felt I couldn't cope with... show more
    Now, I know that I'm not going to get a professional answer as you're not doctors - though you may be. But what I am looking for is what it could be, just to put my mind at rest. So about 3-4 years ago I started suffering with pain and shakiness. I went to visit my GP after I felt I couldn't cope with it any longer. The GP diagnosed and gave me cream for RSI (repetitive sprain/strain injury). The cream did nothing towards it so I gave up and managed to handle years of pain until it had become normal to me. I've got an apprenticeship in hairdressing now and my hands/wrists are still bad if not even worse. Both my boss and my tutor are worried about my career because it is noticeably bad. I shake a lot. I shake even worse when doing an activity - even holding a hand. This comes along with tingling in my fingers apart from my pinky and pain. My hands feel numb sometimes. It has gradually become worse throughout my new career and I can't be cutting hair with hands that are like these. I have booked an appointment with my new doctor in 2 weeks, but I'm so nervous I'd just like a hands up as to what it could be. Thank you sooo much!
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • CAN SHE SUE, OR JUST LEAVE IT ALONE?

    Best answer: She can get a free consultation with a lawyer to see what her options are. Yes in many areas there is a bylaw stating that sidewalks and walk ways need to be plowed, but I am not sure with bridges who would be responsible for that.
    Best answer: She can get a free consultation with a lawyer to see what her options are. Yes in many areas there is a bylaw stating that sidewalks and walk ways need to be plowed, but I am not sure with bridges who would be responsible for that.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • I have really bad memory but I'm only 13?

    I've had really bad memory lately. When I wake up I won't remember what happened when I went to bed. I won't know if I fell asleep right away or if it took me a while. My mom keeps saying I must have slept good but it doesn't feel like I did. A couple of weeks ago I woke up one Sunday and I thought... show more
    I've had really bad memory lately. When I wake up I won't remember what happened when I went to bed. I won't know if I fell asleep right away or if it took me a while. My mom keeps saying I must have slept good but it doesn't feel like I did. A couple of weeks ago I woke up one Sunday and I thought it was Saturday because I didn't remember what happened on Saturday. It happened again but I did remember what I did but I didn't know if it happened yesterday or not. Just last night when I was in the shower I didn't remember if I already used shampoo so I had to put it on again but I still didn't know if it was the first or second time. Why do I have this bad of memory?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Concussion question!?

    Best answer: Stage 1 concussion, you’ll be fine
    Best answer: Stage 1 concussion, you’ll be fine
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Numbness in palm and middle finger 6 days after op.?

    Hi, I had an accident where I had a gash across my wrist and my tendon had snapped and was out of the cut, in surgery they reconnected that tendon and had fixed one other tendon. It's been 6 days since my op and the top half of my middle finger and some parts of my palm are still quite numb. I went back on my 3... show more
    Hi, I had an accident where I had a gash across my wrist and my tendon had snapped and was out of the cut, in surgery they reconnected that tendon and had fixed one other tendon. It's been 6 days since my op and the top half of my middle finger and some parts of my palm are still quite numb. I went back on my 3 day check in and they said it was normal but it's been 6 days and it's just freaking me out a little bit..
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • How do some people survive a gun shot wound to the head?

    Best answer: There are certain parts in the brain if you a single bullet hits it, you won't die. However, if you get shot with a shotgun or a machine gun firing rapid amounts of rounds, I wouldn't guarantee a sure survival rate.
    Best answer: There are certain parts in the brain if you a single bullet hits it, you won't die. However, if you get shot with a shotgun or a machine gun firing rapid amounts of rounds, I wouldn't guarantee a sure survival rate.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Got in my first car wreck. Still hurting..?

    Front left end bumper collision with an idiot who failed to yield crossing the road. They are at fault. Airbag deployed. Anyways, had a cat scan that evening, that came back normal, emergency department sent me home with a neck brace, and some meds (muscle relaxer/pain meds) Started having sharp spasms up my back... show more
    Front left end bumper collision with an idiot who failed to yield crossing the road. They are at fault. Airbag deployed. Anyways, had a cat scan that evening, that came back normal, emergency department sent me home with a neck brace, and some meds (muscle relaxer/pain meds) Started having sharp spasms up my back the next day, knee hurts, doctors even asked if they want me for them to check my leg out bc they saw me limping), feels like whole left side of me has been slammed), headache and super tired all day today. Took pain meds they gave me earlier, pain is still there. Why am I still hurting and how long will whiplash stay in effect?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Head injury?

    7 answers · 1 week ago