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lidocaine, pramoxine, or benzocaine for itching

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- Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:03:39 EST ELzDWMRI No.54748
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Do you recommend any of those for itching?
Rebecca Pibblestadging - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:31:28 EST QfjwpXzU No.54824 Reply
Try to get some hydroxyzine. That shit is amazing for itching.
breakabond - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:15:10 EST ELzDWMRI No.54830 Reply
>It can treat anxiety, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching.

tis like some sort of magic drug!
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:03:43 EST rp+qv/HU No.55197 Reply
Oral: hydroxyzine, diphenhydramine, lorantadine. Topical: hydrocortisone, topical dph.

Huge Painful Zit near my Chin

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- Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:07:38 EST gF6N4Ylr No.55145
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Hello /MED/

I have a fucking huge zit on my face near my chin. It is so painful that it hurts to open and close my jaw/mouth. It hurts to smile with both sides of my mouth.

Any clever ideas? This shit sucks.
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Edwin Briddlestone - Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:52:14 EST gF6N4Ylr No.55153 Reply
OP here, thanks for the suggestions guys.

The zit has totally healed on the surface of the skin and is no longer painful, but now there is a lump below the skin that's about the size of a lima bean. Totally invisible from the outside, but I can feel it's there. I've never used chewing tobacco but I assume this is sort of what it feels like to pack a fat lip.
Henry Hedgederk - Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:36:42 EST trQzHaAg No.55154 Reply
I would consider poking it with a sharp pin/sewing needle. But a trick for most thinks is Epsom salts. Amazing stuff. It's not actually a salt. But have had bad bug itchy painful unidentified bug/spinder bites and applied with a wet paper towel and like 10 minutes later what was a few large quarter sized red welts were just gone.

Epsom salts, read up on the uses.
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:53:14 EST rp+qv/HU No.55195 Reply
Open your pores by going in the shower cold. Apply witch hazel to the affected area periosically. If you can, get two scripts for breakouts: benzoyl peroxide and clyndamyacin phosphate.

Drawing Blood

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- Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:57:28 EST IuzjpJ/C No.55097
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Question for anything with a medical job that draws blood, whether you're a dedicated phlebotomist or an EMT or whatever

How do you find veins in really dark skinned people? I'm pale as fuck and I can barely trace the outlines of veins in my own skin. How do you reliably find a vein in someone who's much more opaque?

I'm thinking of taking a phlebotomy certification and I'm honestly just wondering what the trick is for this so I can get a head start on practicing the non-obvious skills
Molly Noblingman - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:14:18 EST gA0Ln1Xg No.55098 Reply
well, although the growth and development of the blood vessels is ultimately unique to each person like a fingerprint in terms of the smaller branches of the vessels, the major vessels are pretty consistent across humans. the veins of the anterior arm make a v-shape on either side of the bicep tendon. usually the medial vein is injected. it takes a little practice but you can palpate (feel) blood vessels under the skin with a finger or two. first press on your bicep tendon, feel how dense and ropey it feels? not much give, or recoil. now push on the meat of your forearm. feels like skin, fat, and/or muscle. locate a blood vessel and push very sofly on it. feel how it offers a slight resistance, like a pasta noodle, but recoils back up as you release the pressure. once you get a sense of that feeling you can find it with your eyes closed
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:48:56 EST rp+qv/HU No.55194 Reply
Couldn't have said it better myself. Make sure you are adequately hydrated. Also, you can squeeze and make a fist to make the vein locating process easier


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- Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:32:35 EST /sYEniyG No.55159
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I've been told by multiple people that I might be enthusiastic. Is there any reason to go to a Dr to confirm it? I don't even really know what they do to treat it
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William Seffingdock - Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:35:40 EST YmkpTkQF No.55162 Reply
You're fine OP. Don't take /b/ too seriously.
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:41:28 EST rp+qv/HU No.55193 Reply
Many in the image board using demographic are blessed with high functioning enthusiasm, such as Aspergers, or anxiety disorder. Consider it a gift and use the obsessive part of the condiw to rise i n a talent.

Should I get an abortion?

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- Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:46:20 EST 4VIURu6z No.55120
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Got pregnant despite taking the pill.

Doctor said the child will be a vegetable with high possibility of beeing bedridden forever.

Who will take care of the child when we are no more?

Should I abort?
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Reuben Fubberbanks - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:37:00 EST KMmvBzEK No.55178 Reply

Right, do you live somewhere where the kid had a chance at medical care OP?
Emma Crudgeford - Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:29:12 EST TZgaAQTE No.55179 Reply
How far into pregnancy are you?

Some questions from somebody who is both pro and anti choice:

Do you think sperms dying is sinful?
Do you mourn every egg that you flush out with your menstruation blood?
Do you mourn every animal you've killed?
Do you believe a fertilised egg is more capable of emotion and suffering than animals?
Does it have more advanced cellular and neural structure than an animal?
At which point do you believe it's wrong to kill the potential of a life?

I think both being pro and anti choice is valid.
I just believe that you should ask yourself in either case,
why is this different than all the other lives I have killed?

Am I keeping it simply because of what happiness I could get out of it, or what happiness the being could get out of it?
I'd choose never having lived past the womb over living my life in a bed without a single real friend ever. Every time.
Magder - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:33:34 EST rp+qv/HU No.55191 Reply
Actually, according to a recent OBGYN textbook I read, less than 4% of babies come out with birth defects, even in this dopeheaded age. It will be considered a high risk pregnancy. At 16 weeks, go have your first comprehensive ultrasound. Start prenatals now, not after the appointment. And don't use ibuprofen if you need pain relief, it's dangerous for pregnancy
Use of acetaminophen is safe. And early congratulations on your little miracle.

Caffeine allergy?

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- Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:42:18 EST TZgaAQTE No.55180
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Crosspost from /stim/, never hurts to get different perspectives.

Essentially, I get really fucked from coffee. I've been without a while without and had two cups today, so it got really apparent how much it affects me.

In short, anything more than half a cup of coffe gives me:
Shaky hands
A sharp feeling in my head, as in ice pick through head but not painful sharp. (keywords are probably; cold and metallic feeling. Drinking something cold after chewing some really minty or eucalyptus/menthol gum, but inside head)
Feeling of impending doom. Kinda like a diphenhydramine comeup only it never get's worse than that. (Tried DPH once out of curiosity, not for me. Didn't fry my brain with DPH addiction. Didn't dose retarded amount.)
General lack of interest in anything at all. Can't even watch a single episode of a series I usually like. Essentially instant depression. (Have used this for studying though. Since if nothing is interesting I might as well do what I usually find boring to get time moving.)

Everything except the shaky hands lasts hours. Or when I think about it I guess it sets in after the coffee wears off. Shaky hands during right after drinking, rest of the stuff grow as the shakes wear off and set in for real maybe some hour after, and last the rest of the evening. Don't feel truly 'well' until I've gotten sleep.

Just makes me wonder if some kind of receptor or something is fucked.
I just drink socially at most once every other month, toke up when weed comes my way but don't look for it actively.
No other substance use regular enough to be counted. And these symptoms have always been there anyway, just that amount of coffee needed to set them in has decreased.
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:29:47 EST rp+qv/HU No.55190 Reply
What is your blood type? Certain blood types naturally have more adrenaline and are sensitive to caffiene. If you have been using downers or haven't had caffiene exposure, you can have heightened sensitivity too.


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- Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:11:11 EST f/lR0060 No.55183
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Given that Radishes and Tea contain natural flouride, and that garlic is anti-microbiial:
Could we replace our brushing regimine with garlic+radish chewing and daily green tea
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:22:57 EST rp+qv/HU No.55189 Reply
If you're wishing to decalcify your pineal and have unwanted esp, that regimen will do it. You can just mix coconut oil with baking soda, xylitol, and spearmint extract if you want organic toothpaste

Aging Relatives

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- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:47:00 EST NGyXu6L5 No.55186
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My folks are getting old, my parents split up and re-married, so I have two sets of aging parents. As they sink into retirement, I begin to worry about possible cognitive decline, and what is to be done when they can't take care of themselves anymore.

I know that every generation has to deal with this, but really what is there to do?
Nell Shittingfuck - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:19:19 EST rp+qv/HU No.55188 Reply
Homeopathically your options are coconut oil and avacado for omega 3's. They are shown to be preventative maintenance for dementia. Also, ginseng root extract and flax seed. I heard that colene(sp?) and oiracetam may be used as well.

When Will Doctors Stop Being So Fucking Dumb

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- Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:35:07 EST H6B5lQHh No.55184
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>Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow.

>Prof Roy Taylor, from Newcastle University, told the BB "It's a real watershed moment. Before we started this line of work, doctors and specialists regarded type 2 as irreversible."

>Why does losing weight work?

>"The trial is ongoing, so that we can understand the long-term effects of an approach like this."

Hurr, fat people lose weight and no longer have diabetic symptoms. BUT HOW DOES IT WORK??? A WATERSHED MOMENT!!!

lymph node

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- Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:47:01 EST rOBqVqlc No.55182
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I've had a sore/tender throat/neck for the past month or so and I little while back I noticed one of the lymph nodes under my jaw was swollen and kinda firm/hard.

I'm going to the doctor to have him look at it, but I'm kinda freaking out. I'm 26 and I know it's rare to get something like lymphoma at this age, but still.

Anyone ever have anything similar?

transdermal patch placement

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- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:15:48 EST 891aq7gn No.55173
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I was wondering how exactly patch placement affects the dosage I'm getting. Either in general or specifically for clonidine patches.
In the past I've been putting them on my arms or around the collarbone but this last week I put it on the back of my hand and noticed it started wearing off about 12 hours before the week was up, while in the past the patches (at least the ones on my arms) seem to have a limited effect for a couple days after the week is up.
Is my body fat slowing the release of the drug? Should I not put it on the back of my hand or similar places with little fat?

I'm also interested in any tips to get the most out of each patch because my doctor is trying to scale back my dose a bit more quickly than I'm comfortable with.

pic unrelated but painfully cute


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- Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:47:11 EST vLnUKQS7 No.55166
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Where's the sweat?Feeling hot? The soap is the cause.39 million people are dying.39 million deaths.39 million murders.
Eliza Turveywill - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:28:31 EST bRyFccJr No.55167 Reply
man i hate the smashing pumpkins with all of my beings.


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- Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:53:29 EST nFNiO+sm No.55164
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The soap is burning people as hot as an oven.The burning feeling is spreading to other parts of my body and where's the sweat.I wash myself with water.The doctors and others can do anything to repair the damage.You know who I am,contact me.

ER or Doctor Appointment.

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- Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:22:00 EST C3g7SCMP No.55082
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Having severe pain that I suspect to be Kidney pain (never experienced it, so don't know for sure). It's just below my middle back, on my left side, just about where my ribcage ends. It's been worsening for the past week. No other apparent symptoms, other then frequent urination. Would I be wasting anyones time going to the ER? Pain is 6-8/10.
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Phyllis Gemmerworth - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:36:39 EST 3giE7+cL No.55108 Reply

Are you ok, OP?

Advice for anyone: if your pain goes to 6 for more than a short time, go to hospital.
Phoebe Bimmleridge - Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:17:20 EST 16Us2blE No.55137 Reply
Hey man, this might be a long shot but the same happened to me when I was younger. I was racking up quite the er bills going back and forth and they never saw anything(they were prob convinced i was a drug seeker because long hair jeans etc) I still have all of the ct/mri/xray discs somewhere and i've thought of digging them up and looking again for myself. At any rate though I ended up doing a lot of research and gave up pop and milk, started drinking distilled water and homemade lemonade they said it would break up stones and dairy causes stones and inflammation in the kidneys/bladder. It was a night and day change within a couple days. I got lax and a year later it returned. Fed up at this point because the gallbladder attack was an unimaginable pain I took the advice of a doctor I had found online to cut out the dairy and crap again cold turkey and again, it went away. This caused me later to become obsessed with research long story short i went entirely vegan and my health has been perfect since. I understand it would be hard for a lot of people to think about but it saved me a lot of hell. I was tired of racking up the er bills and my life has benefited in every way
Fanny Drettingbug - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:28:25 EST kIX/FqNE No.55158 Reply
Get medicaid folks if you don't make enough money and have no insurance. It makes things a lot easier and even if it's .gov based insurance. You will get far better care. If you wait until something goes wrong to seek treatment without health insurance, it's like you have no health foundation to really stand on. Only takes like a week to kick in. And these is emergency state aid for emergencies
where people do not have insurance for temporary financial assistance.
Should be filed within like two weeks of being billed?

My weeks worth of shots, 9 shots, $600 $800 or so dollars, 1 dollar at the pharmacy, and it was the hospital people who screwed up to begin with.

Saved my butt from hving debt collectors callling 10 times a day.

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