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Tearing of few layers of skin after a fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I fell down the wood staairs outside and tore off a few layers of skin and I cant feel my toes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any swelling
User :   I can walk on my leg, it doesn't hurt to walk, but it almost feels like there is a pinched nerve
User :   yeah a little
Doctor :   at the site of injury?when did u have the fall?how long?
User :   11 am
Doctor :   get an xray done and consult an orthopedician
Doctor :   he will assess the extent of injury
User :   what if I cant get to the hospital due to 4 kids and possibly no car, will it be bad
Doctor :   apply cold pack to reduce swelling
User :   did
User :   would you say it sounds like a bone injury or nerve injury
Doctor :   consult the physician near by atleast
Doctor :   cant predict the extent of injury
Doctor :   it is not likely to be severe injury
Doctor :   but still i would like u to get an xray to rule out fracture and consult a physician to rule out any nerve injury
User :   ok, I just dont want to go to the er with 4 kids jutt for them to say nothing is wrong
Doctor :   it is more likely to be bruise
User :   ok, ty
Doctor :   ur welcome
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