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 what else could I use besides a band aid?
I work with my hands alot and for some reason I get alot of cuts on my fingers and stuff. So anyways I was wondering if someone had a suggestion on something else I could use on my cuts besides a ...

i have a wood tiny splinter in finger.. i tried to get it out with tweezers and it wont come out and it even went deeper .. i dont want to try again.. would it come out alone hopefully .. ????? i ...

 How deep do people cut when they self-harm?
How deep do people cut their wrist, when they self-harm?
I cut before,but when I did only a little blood came out;And when people cut right on their wrist (like where the veins are) how deep do ...

 how long after my cast comes off will my arm take to be back to normal?
i broke my ulna at football practice 2 days ago and have to be in a cast 6 weeks.. i dont have to have surgery jus a cast but i want to be able to play in the last game of the year which is in about 1...

 HELP!? I slipped and fell down the stairs and landed on my tailbone!!?
Yesterday, I was going down the stairs and slipped and fell down the stairs and landed on my tailbone. It hurt soo much but its better today but how long will it take to heal?...

 Is salt water good or bad for a wound?
On monday I grazed my hand and the skin made an open 'flap' which is sealing obv. on saturday I'm travelling to brrazil and i moaned to my friend that i wont be able to go in the sea ...

 How to tell if my finger is broken, sprained, or dislocated?
Yesterday, I fell and hurt my right ring finger in the process. It swelled immediately, and bruised around the joint a couple hours later. This morning, there is even more bruising and swelling, and ...

 how can u tell if u broke your finger?
i was go cart racing and i crashed into the wall... some skin on my finger came off and there was a super gnarly bump on it. i can kinda bend it but not at a 90 degree angle. ...

 Can I take an advil if i just took an aleve about an hour ago?

 I poked the very sensitive part on the back of my head pretty hard. Now it hurts. What should I do?
Help ...

 How to care for a torn off toe Nail?
I had went to close my door at work and the door had ripped my large toe nail clean off. it was only being held my the cutical, i had removed the nail but i need to know how to care for it. when i ...

 Has anybody here had a broken tibia/fibula?
I recently broke my fibula near the knee and fractured my tibia. It's been a month and I still experience a fair amount of swelling, especially at the end of the day. The doctor said this is ...

 I have a canker sore on my tounge.what can i do to get rid of is FAST without going to the store?

 I stubbed my pinky toe, any idea whats wrong?
A while back I stubbed my pinky toe on the corner of a wall. For about 5 weeks now I have dealt with pain not in the toe but just behind the toe on the side of foot. Anybody know what could be up ...

 how would you know if a bone from your hand is broken?
i hurt my hand and i cant really use it with out it hurting. from my nukel to my risk....

 How much is pain and suffering worth? make a guess?
five days ago I was hit by a Toyota Tundra riding my motorcycle to school. I was doing 55 in a 55 and he pulled out in front of me hitting me at 55mph with the right front of his truck. There my leg ...

 Um... i just got shot... can anybody help?
i live on sesame street..... 6784 sesame street ...

 Ear hurts sooo bad (Read Details)?
Ok, so around sunday my ear started hurting and it hurts soo bad. I kinda just blew it off, but now its hurting like really bad. I tried cleaning it yesterday with peroxide and alcohol but it still ...

 black eye help?
i hear that castor oil helps speed the healing of a black eye, one perosn i think it was also her said that she used it and in a couple hours her black eye was gone

what do you guys think?...

 what are the chances i fractured my upper arm?
I just want to know if i shouold go to the hospital, I fell and bashed my upper right arm really hard into the edge of a tool case. Ive had ice on it for the last 45 minutes, nothing is better, there ...

Can you get a hardened vein from an IV?
I had an IV for surgery two weeks' time ago, and the place they put it is still not healed. The vein they put it in has turned really hard, and it rolls under the skin like a marble. It hurts like holy heck when I bend my hand the wrong way. Is it from the IV? What the heck is happening?

ok yes your vaines can turn hard . it is caused from medicen that is mixed in your iv fluids and they react together to cause this condition you just have to give it time to heal

I agree with most of the answer, I think is a thomboplebitis, all the reasoning are good but it might be cause by the one of the drug that they pass thru your IV, call your attending doctor, and ask what to do, he might prescribe a blood thinner. Mean while, apply warm, moist heat, and try to elevate the extremity. Hope it helps! Good luck.

Miss Emily's kid
Yes, it could have been contributed by the IV. It is most likely your body's response to having had "a foreign body" in it, (you don't go around with iv's in you all the time, do you?) and that the vein became somewhat irritated. Some people are more sensitive than others. It also depends upon the type of medication that was administered, etc. It usually eases up if you put a warm washcloth on it 2-3 times a day for about 20 minutes for a few days. You have nerves in that hand as well, remember, which might explain why it hurts sometimes when bent a certain way. It should ease over time with the warm packs... how much time? Can't really say, everyone is different. However, if the area gets angry red, swollen, VERY painful and the redness explands, see a doctor immediately, as the area could have developed an infection later on.

missy b
My veins collapse real easy and then they are bruised and swollen for months. I really look like a junkie, this happens every time I have and IV inserted. My veins are really good until the IV has been in for a few hours then it collapses. Some times it does it right away.

Superficial thrombophlebitis, it can be caused from prolonged IV use or trauma to a vein (as well as other things). I had an ER doctor push phenergan and it burned like crazy, my vein was hard for about 3 months. The pain will eventually dissipate, but the vein will be hard for a while after the pain subsides.

There's a good possibility that you have a clot in your vein. These clots are not life threatening. Medical term is called superficial thrombophlebitis.
A good remedy is taking some Advil or Motrin, warm compresses, and observation. However, if it increases in size or shows signs of infection, then you should be seen by a physician.
Other possibility is a scar. Either way, if the symptoms persisted this long, maybe seeing a physician is a good idea.

It's normal for it to have not healed in two weeks. I still have a few spots from IV's that I had last year. It's probably a clot underneath your skin or a bruise. There could also be a scar from where you had it. I know that they can hurt very badly. It can also take months for them to heal if they were in a bad spot on your arm. I had one that they missed and it toOK two months for my underarm to get rid of the bruising, and I still have a little tiny dot as a scar from it. As long as the little bump under neath your skin does not grow larger very quickly you should be ok. If it does get larger very quickly you should go to the ER because you are probably bleeding underneath your skin, but this is unlikely that it will happen.

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