footixy presents Stay at Home Mom Medical Advice
I'm fine with my supplements, thanks. A fucking percocet to go with my morning glass of milk would make me feel a shit ton better.
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Fuck the stay at home mom tag, this is straight up abuelita advice
So after going Yesterday with no medication except NyQuil to sleep I woke up today feeling much better. I mean I still feel it the cold some but the worst is behind. Good call on not "masking" it and just drinking water and sleep. However I will say yesterday sucked major ball without any medicine. I guess it was worth it though.
You know how parking lots have shrubs and bushes separating one side from the other and there are no breaks and you are supposed to walk ALL the way around to get to the other side? Well, yesterday I got frustrated and decided to just barrel through the bushes. As karma goes, I sort of tripped and sliced open my leg right above the knee. I probably should have gotten a couple of stitches, but I didn't. It's not that deep, but it's wide and I know it's going to scar. What should I do to avoid as much scarring as possible?
What's the difference between Polysporin and Neosporin? Would the Vitamin E go on after it's already started to close-up? And do you think I should use those butterfly strips?
I have scratches from fingernails on my wrists (don't ask. I wish it was something kinky). Do I need Neosporin for that? My dermatologist mentioned it being worthless when I took my daughter there with a big infectious cyst on her leg.
I've had a cramp in my right arm all day.
I believe flu shots are bunk.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among 4,561 healthy working adults aged 18–64 years assessed multiple endpoints (i.e., targeted outcome measures), including reductions in self-reported respiratory tract illness without laboratory confirmation, absenteeism, health care visits, use of antibiotics, and use of over-the-counter medications for illness symptoms during peak and total influenza outbreak periods (Nichol et al., 1999). The study was conducted during the 1997-1998 influenza season, when the influenza vaccine and circulating A (H3N2) viruses were poorly matched. Vaccination was associated with reductions in severe febrile illnesses of 19%, and febrile upper respiratory tract illnesses of 24%.
Vaccination was also associated with fewer days of illness, fewer days of work lost, fewer days with health care provider visits, and reduced use of prescription antibiotics and over-the-counter medications. Among a subset of 3,637 healthy adults aged 18–49 years, LAIV recipients (n = 2,411) had 26% fewer febrile upper-respiratory illness episodes; 27% fewer lost work days as a result of febrile upper respiratory illness; and 18%–37% fewer days of health care provider visits caused by febrile illness, compared with placebo recipients (n = 1,226). Days of antibiotic use were reduced by 41%–45% in this age subset.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled influenza virus challenge study among 92 healthy adults (LAIV, n = 29; placebo, n = 31; inactivated influenza vaccine, n = 32) aged 18–41 years assessed the efficacy of both LAIV and inactivated vaccine (Treanor et al., 1999). The overall efficacy of LAIV and inactivated influenza vaccine in preventing laboratory-documented influenza from all three influenza strains combined was 85% and 71%, respectively. These results were obtained after study participants, all of whom were susceptible to recently circulating influenza viruses before vaccination, were experimentally exposed to viruses. The difference in efficacy between the two vaccines was not statistically significant.
Real scientific studies (not being sarcastic) don't show additive benefit of vitamin E for long term scarring. You best bet is some sort of steroid- most commonly injection into the scar or a topical cream. But the biggest factor in scarring besides wound alignment is tension. High tension areas (yes, the knees are one of them) tend to have more intense scarring than other parts of the body.
Hope you heal up quickly.
This just came out of my throat after gargling with salt water:
I also have a headache and a sore throat and it feels like I have a massive layer of phlegm lining the back of my throat. I had a stuffed up nose starting about two days ago, up until this morning, but not anymore. Am I dying? Or alternately, if I'm not dying, is this more likely to be allergies (everything started blooming in Seattle this week), or a common cold?
They would most certainly have to be extremely careful about salt intake.
EDIT: Actually, the National Kidney Foundation says there might be no dietary restrictions.
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Does swallowing a mint have any affect on your breath?