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Wounds due to falling require medical attention - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help?
User :   hello i fell over on the weekend and have cut my hands and arms i havent been to doctors but think they might be infected but im not sure
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was there any bleeding?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the first ais that you had taken?
Doctor :   first aid
User :   i just went in shower and washed it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the sorface that you were in contact when you had a fall?
User :   conrete it was a carpark with littles stones and stuff on it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the cut approximated today?
User :   wot does approximated mean
Doctor :   i mean is it healed?
Doctor :   is there any discharge from the sound?
Doctor :   that is oozing
Doctor :   from the wound
User :   no just scabbed over looks abit yellow tho
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as the area around the wound warm?
Doctor :   is there any swelling around the wound?
Doctor :   is the area around the wound red?
User :   yes its red and think its abit swolen
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about warmth?
User :   no not warm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history that you have provided the chances that it is infected is not likely
Doctor :   and i would advise you to get an tetanus toxid immunization if that is practiced in your part of the world
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes ok
Doctor :   have i answered your query??
User :   yes
Doctor :   fill this and say when done
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help with?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes i also hurt myself just below my waist when i fell my belt hit that area and its really sore and iv had chest pains and sore ribs since
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that may be a myalgia
User :   and wots that
User :   whats
Doctor :   it may be
Doctor :   a sort of muscle sprain
User :   oh rite i was just worried incase it was anything serious
Doctor :   i would that you rule out
Doctor :   any under lying fractures
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help with?
User :   no thank you
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