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Hands play a major role especially in the transmission of blood-borne, fecal, and respiratory tract viruses. Hand washing after use of bathroom aims at preventing the transmission of pathogens, which rely on faecal-oral transmission, such as rotavirus, noroviruses, enteroviruses in some cases hepatitis A virus (1). It prevents those pathogens from reaching ...


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"Gamekeeper's thumb" - named because of the chronic injury incurred when rabbit keepers broke rabbits' necks between the base of the thumb and index finger - has more recently been referred to as "skier's thumb", now the most common acute mechanism of the injury. If you fell on an outstretched hand hyperextending your thumb (did it feel as if the thumb was ...


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Here's an article that I found helpful, to understand why washing hands with soap is so helpful, and how it helps (Pall Thordarson is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney): Why does soap work so well on the Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? The short story: because the virus is a self-assembled ...


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Yes, the virus can be made un-harmful by soap and water. From the Economist: The outer proteins sit athwart a membrane provided by the cell in which the virion was created. This membrane, made of lipids, breaks up when it encounters soap and water, which is why hand-washing is such a valuable barrier to infection. This should give you enough key ...


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There are obvious sufficient data and enough evidence that all virus are transmitted by droplet infection (body contact) and shake hands. Washing hand makes sense as the infection is happening mostly yourself if you have contact with your hands in your face, mouth, nose, eyes. So don't shake hands, clean your hands by washing or desinfecting after ...


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That tendon is attached to palmaris longus muscles, a muscle that some people lack. There are absolutely no functional differences between people that have it and those who don't. Check the wikipedia article for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmaris_longus_muscle


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People tend to gain weight around the abdomen and hips because we generally have many more millions out fat cells in those areas and very few in the hands. It is possible to gain weight in your hands, but it is not possible to target weight gain in only your hands. Weight gain and weight loss happens systemically; that is, that your entire body gains and ...


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Fractures would be a good reason to be fully immobilized in a cast (after the first 5-10 days in a splint to allow swelling to go down) but they usually take at least 4-6 weeks to heal enough to remove a cast/brace (one sources says maybe 3 for a minor fracture in a finger). For your character to have around 2 weeks of immobilization, a few ideas: ...


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The image you drew to image the pain is almost perfectly aligned with your wrist muscles, specifically: Book Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Do you feel the pain on the palm (anterior) side too? The above muscles work with: Book Flexor Carpi Radialis Flexor Carpi Ulnaris to create a ulnar (towards ...


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After experimenting different motions with my mouse for some while, I'm now certain it has to do with the effort spent in mouse-movement. I feel that it's the hand-movement that causes the pain rather than the clicks. Anyway my system (Win8.1) is configured with max speed, but I believe this already fits in another scope. Which led me to the following ...


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A callus is a thickening of the skin that occurs in response to repeated friction, in order to protect the area that is affected. If you remove the calluses, then you will need to either wear gloves or other protective gear to prevent them from reforming. Once you have calluses, there are a few ways you can reduce them. It's not recommended to simply cut ...


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I have a very easy solution that will work great for you. I had similar problem. I was developing potentially impairing carpal tunnel syndrome on my right hand. I simply taught myself to use the mouse with my left hand. It is actually really easy. You really do not need to be ambidextrous. Within 5 to 10 minutes, you probably will forget you are using ...


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I have suffered acutely from this phenomenon, and tried every single item in the list given in the accepted answer (as well as many others). The most important thing I found is separating the click from the move. So one hand moves and the other clicks. I've mapped the "Fn" key on the bottom left of my Apple wireless keyboard to the left mouse button using "...


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is compression of the median nerve. You have several muscles that go through a band (tunnel) which your median nerve uses as well. For whatever reason, if for overuse causing inflammation, structural damage, etc, the median nerve gets compressed you will start to feel tingling sensations. There are a few tests including Tinel's ...


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Salvia is a herbal treatment with a long tradition for this indication. sage leaves The HMPC has classified sage leaves as a traditional herbal medicinal product. ESCOP: internally for increased secretion of sweat; externally for inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat, gum inflammation. Commission E: internally for dyspeptic ...


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I think you are referring to thumb hypoplasia. Or more specifically thumb hypoplasia Type II. It restricts the movement of the thumb. It is a congenital disorder. The cause is still unknown, maybe some genetic deformalities. Type II is characterized by a tight web space between the thumb and index finger which restricts movement, poor thenar muscles and ...


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"Situations Leading to Reduced Effectiveness of Current Hand Hygiene against Infectious Mucus from Influenza Virus-Infected Patients", a study published in "MSphere", compared using "antiseptic hand rubbing" (hand sanitizer) against "antiseptic hand washing" (washing hands with antiseptic or antimicrobial soap), and found that washing hands is effective at ...


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There is a report from Taiwan where it was described that installing hand wash stations in the emergency department was the only infection control measure which was significantly associated with the protection from healthcare workers from acquiring the SARS-CoV, indicating that hand hygiene can have a protective effect Healthcare workers are at risk of ...


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Go see an orthopedic surgeon; it's not exactly the most classical story but you might have some form of carpal tunnel syndrome. In most cases in can be effectively treated with rest, painkillers and stretching/exercise (so you don't get unnecessarily scared about the "surgeon" part); either way, considering it's your profession, I definitely think it is ...


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Yes, to a degree. Since the stuff we touch will be on our hands and the stuff that's on our hands will be on what we touch. CDC: Quickly reduces number of microbes, but not all Less effective in greasy or dirty circumstances So if the handle is greasy or visibly dirty the amount of microbes that are killed are decreased. It may be better to just grab ...


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As an adult, no, there's no safe way to lengthen your bones. The epiphyseal plates at the ends of your bones have ossified, so hormonal treatments have nothing to operate on. There is a technique for lengthening bones in adults, distraction osteogenesis, where the bones are intentionally broken and then stretched during the healing process. I've never ...


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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is very common disease and the prevalance of CTS has increased in modern times due to increased time spent on computer. I should point out that CTS is NOT a dangerous disease. It may be life disturbing but it is very easy to manage operatively. Most important symptoms associated to CTS include: numbness and tingling in fingers ...


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