Message from Px4 in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical

2017-12-05 11:08:58 UTC  

haha no I don’t mean that I’m a med student. I was tagging @ here so you could find other med students quicker

2017-12-08 00:51:55 UTC  

@Alexander-IA practicing IM doc here if you have questions

2017-12-08 01:47:44 UTC  

Sweet, I have a test tomorrow on Kidney systems. I'll be up all night studying.

2017-12-08 02:34:52 UTC  

Funny how little of the physiology remains clinically relevant

2017-12-09 06:36:07 UTC  

What's the rundown on scars? I have particularly bad one I would like to get rid of

2017-12-09 06:37:21 UTC  

It's really bad tbh. It's not very large but the skin is basically a lump that's raised several millimeters and looks awful. It's also pretty painful, contact with it causes shooting pain all over my right ribcage (it's just a bit below my right pect)

2017-12-09 06:37:42 UTC  

Is there anything I can do to get rid of it non surgically?

2017-12-09 06:37:57 UTC  

It's about the size of a quarter

2017-12-09 06:39:51 UTC  

I'm not medically trained but I have a bad scar and experience with this. Your scar is a keloid. You can reduce it with silicone scar strips and they work really well with keloids and reducing the color.

2017-12-09 06:40:45 UTC  

The scar I used mine on is completely flesh colored now and all the keloid parts were flattened. They work even on old scars.

2017-12-09 06:41:42 UTC  

Look up silicone for reducing scars. It's used in burn units and things like that.

2017-12-09 06:41:50 UTC  

Sweet thx

2017-12-09 06:41:56 UTC  


2017-12-09 06:42:34 UTC  

Definitely follow the directions for best results.

2017-12-09 06:43:09 UTC  


2017-12-11 02:25:06 UTC  

Please see @Deleted User question @here

2017-12-11 02:25:09 UTC  

Alright so this is the second time in a row that I’ve gone to the gym and it feels as if either a vein or a ligament is pinching in my left elbow

2017-12-11 02:25:20 UTC  


2017-12-11 02:26:09 UTC  

Do you have tennis elbow? Any inflammation? Change in color? Does it only hurt while under weight or when you use it normally?

2017-12-11 02:35:40 UTC  

not to discount in any way the dangers of ammonia gas..but the above video is actually a staged training exercise

2017-12-11 02:43:19 UTC  

I originally saw that as part of a FD hazmat training course, anhydrous ammonia is often present at meth labs, and in the full vid there is a series of credits at the end, noting that the video was developed as part of a training program. That being said, anhydrous ammonia is an intense irritant that can certainly kill you in a high enough concentration,

2017-12-22 19:51:29 UTC  

Is there anything I should tell someone who has pnemonia besides "go to the doctor"?

2017-12-22 20:01:39 UTC  

I can give you a ride

2017-12-22 20:02:03 UTC  

Wear a mask and wash your hands

2017-12-22 21:17:05 UTC  

@this_that5553 I'll pitch in to buy an ambulance if you can get a driver and a few EMTs.

2017-12-22 21:41:18 UTC  

Biggest problem with that would be licensing

2017-12-22 21:41:25 UTC  

Legal hurdles

2017-12-23 19:16:24 UTC  
2017-12-23 19:16:55 UTC  

How do you know they have pneumonia? @Jacob

2017-12-23 19:17:28 UTC  

@ me in response please,

2017-12-23 20:02:59 UTC  

@Deleted User Turned out it was sinusitis

2017-12-23 20:14:42 UTC  

Yeah that's usually the case. Don't fuck around with pneumonia.

2017-12-24 01:57:24 UTC  

I've had pneumonia a couple of times, not fun

2017-12-29 17:24:04 UTC  

>there is a nationwide shortage of EMS

"Shortages" only exist when price is kept artificially low. So either regulation is keeping EMS salaries low enough that it's not worth doing, or the people who *want* more EMS aren't willing to *pay* for it, and so instead call it a “shortage”.

2017-12-29 19:15:03 UTC  

From experience most of the work is not worth doing

2017-12-29 19:15:39 UTC  

Take empress ems one the the biggest companies in the tri state area they pay 12 an hour to work in the hood of NYC and Yonkers

2017-12-29 19:16:03 UTC  

Dealing with pcp junkies stabbings ect for 12 am hour yeah no thanks..

2018-01-11 23:27:16 UTC  

I'm going to a protest/rally in Chicago this weekend, I'm thinking I should bring some basic essential medical supplies just in case

2018-01-11 23:27:24 UTC  

I'm certified in first aid/CPR by the red cross too

2018-01-11 23:27:37 UTC  

What are the absolute essentials I should bring? what's the best remedy for pepper spray?