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Assuming the person is not taking anticoagulants, it's actually quite difficult to bleed to death from dismemberment of small members (hands, feet, penis, ears, nose, etc). Even large members such as arms and legs are often survivable because the body is very good at protecting itself from blood loss. For example, transected arteries will spasm and clamp off ...


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In the blister shown, the likelihood of rupture is decreased because of the thickness of the epidermis on the palm of the hand, so you can leave it alone until the underlying area re-epithelializes. You'll know this is happening because of the decreased pain and the slow reabsorption of the fluid. Eventually you will just peal it off what's left of the ...


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Generally speaking, it's best to leave blisters undisturbed. Unroofing the blister completely is definitely ill-advised, as it exposes the entire dermis underneath, removing a primary barrier to infection. Cover it loosely with rolled gauze and leave it alone; it will either drain on its own, or reabsorb the fluid over time.


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1. You are right, the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail, but still not entirely useless. According to eMedicine, it is an important attachment for various muscles, tendons and ligaments—which makes it necessary for physicians and patients to pay special attention to these attachments when considering surgical removal of the coccyx. Additionally, it ...


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In first aid, we normally leave blisters alone. But there is one exception. In multi day walking events, there is a protocol to treat blisters. We clean the blister and the skin around in. We make it as sterile as possible Use a single use sterile needle to make two holes on each of the sides of the blister in walking direction. gently empty the blister, ...


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The problem is there are too many unknowns. First, the speed of clotting varies from person to person. There are lab tests that measure clotting time (e.g. INR), especially useful when a patient takes anticoagulants. One respondent mentioned the absence of anticoagulants, but anticoagulants include substances not specifically prescribed to reduce clotting, ...


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To remove the sealant, probably the most effective way to protect the teeth from caries, you need to reapply an acid or remove the superficial sealed enamel. In both cases you will loss more healthy enamel than sealant. So, I would not reccomend to remove a sealant from a sealed tooth, instead, I would reccomend to re-seal any partial loss sealed tooth to ...


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I would say consult a doctor to confirm the problem. Removal of the Uterus usually doesn't cause to much of a shift, but I am sure there are a very few instances when it does. The uterus typically takes up a very small space in the abdomen or pelvis. After a hysterectomy, the other abdominal organs shift slightly to fill the space. During the surgery,...


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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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To answer this question properly is going to need a prospect double blinded controlled trial. That is not going to happen in a normal world. You can try looking at historical data, like the one referred to in this Huff Post article but that type of restrospective data is highly flawed. their average non-eunuch contemporaries, who tended to live ...


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Yes, moles can definitely be cancerous. They can be malignant melanoma, which is a deadly cancer unless treated early. The fact that it is asymmetrical is not a good sign. Do not attempt to treat it yourself. That mole needs to be examined by a doctor ASAP.


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There are a few aspects that need to be addressed. 1) Diet & Oral habits: Often, drinks with natural or artificial coloring will stain the surface of the enamel and any tartar (calcified plaque) that rests on your tooth. Some oral products (ex: smoking) and medication (ex: some mouthrinces and some antibiotics) are also known to cause discoloration. ...


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Your problem is going to be sweat, waterproof duct tape will prevent sweat evaporating and will cause the tape to un-stick. As the NHS states: There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of using duct tape to treat warts. However, side effects of this type of treatment are rare, although the skin can become irritated. I suggest using ...


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