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Help with fingernail injury

Last week I was trying to open a box and got a piece of plastic strapping jammed under my thumbnail. I think it may be infected now and there's some painful flesh sticking out the side. [more inside]
posted by photoexplorer on Jul 6, 2014 - 13 answers

YANMD - Urinary Tract Infection?

Hi - late 40s male here - YANMD - here are my symptoms: [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Mar 13, 2014 - 11 answers

My second poop AskMe

When one strains during defecation and thereby has a little bit of bleeding, why doesn't this cause an infection? [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear on May 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Is my severe ear infection worth yet another trip to the doctor?

Hello, AskMefi, let's talk about my ears (again). I am currently in the midst of a severe ear infection. People keep telling me to go to the ER, but I'm not sure what that would accomplish. [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Jul 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Should I wait until my tooth infection clears before getting them extracted?

My two right wisdom teeth are infected and abscessed. I'm on 500mg of Amoxicillin three times a day. Should I wait until the infection clears before getting them extracted? [more inside]
posted by clcapps on Apr 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Should we all switch to copper?

If copper is so effective at destroying bacteria, including antibiotic resistant organisms and viruses, why don't we see it used as a standard material in settings like hospitals, schools, public transportation etc? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Nov 2, 2011 - 21 answers

YANMD-Filter: DIY Toe Surgery?

I have a paronychia on a middle toe. It's not as horrible as the images Google offers, but it hurts a little and has hung around for a few weeks now. [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Oct 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Turns out, the circular saw was the least of my problems ...

I just put a 2 inch gash in my leg deep enough to expose fatty tissue. I can't afford to go to the ER. Will it be okay if I wait until morning? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Aug 9, 2011 - 48 answers

Pus and Swelling after Dental Visit

Cheek swelling and pus after local anesthesia and a fairly minor procedure at the dentist. I went back today and he prescribed an antibiotic, but I am still worried. (Grossness inside...) [more inside]
posted by ZeroDivides on Jul 22, 2011 - 5 answers

She's a good cat.

My cat's left eye is weepy and shutting. Her inner eyelid looks like it might be infected. What can I do for her? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 18, 2011 - 21 answers

Pimple-ish looking thing on the outside of my shin. What is this? (Pic inside)

Pimple-ish looking thing on the outside of my shin. What is this? [more inside]
posted by Evernix on Feb 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Scratched by a nail. Red circle appears. Emergency room?

"Go to the emergency room?" filter. My friend got scratched on the neck by a nail, or maybe by the edge of a board. The two cuts are very superficial. We immediately washed it and soaked it with rubbing alcohol. Now, an hour or two later, a red circle surrounds the area. Is this emergency-room material? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jan 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Which kind of doctor should I see for a possible mouth infection?

Which doctor should I go to if I think I have an infection in my mouth: a dentist or a physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Vet's closed but my dog needs help now.

My beagle has an ear infection. I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow. He's scratching to the point of bleeding. is there anything I can do for him tonight to ease his pain/itching?
posted by JV on May 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Tattoo N00b

[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

UTI + menstruation = stuck in the tub for 10 days?

I am in serious pain with a supposed UTI. Any suggestions on ways for me to get through this without losing my mind? Waiting to get culture back from hospital, my symptoms are not typical. Scared it's something worse... [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 22, 2010 - 37 answers

Heal Thy Self!

How can I heal myself of a sinus infection? [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Jan 5, 2010 - 26 answers

Look into my...ear

YANMD filter. I have had an earache for...a long time. I need a super low cost ENT type visit in the miami/fort lauderdale area. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 17, 2009 - 20 answers

Vectors of Computer Virus Infection

What are the common form of Computer Virus spread these days? I remeber back in the day it was all about Word macros, then Outlook attachmets auto-running, but therse days is it all Internet Browser Exploits? How does your computer get infected these days? Can you get a virus just by visiting a webpage (but not running any aps / agreeing to intall anything)? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Jun 22, 2009 - 13 answers

When am I gonna flush out this Thrush?

I was diagnosed with Oral Thrush and am being treated with Diflucan. How long before I'm back to 100% normal? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

Ow

Could this scab be infected? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jul 10, 2008 - 17 answers

Pain in the rear (of my gums)

My gums hurt. A lot. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 8, 2007 - 17 answers

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