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Post by Contravene » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:40 am

My lip's split, its that time of year. Every time I smile it oozes blood.

What do you call that stuff that fixes broken lips? There's this miracle cream that someone lent me when it happened a few years ago, and now sadly I've lost it.

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Post by a layer of chips » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:40 am

Superglue.

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Post by Contravene » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:55 am

I tried that, it just rubbed of. But thanks for the suggestion

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Re: Medical question

Post by RITH » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:32 pm

No matter how hard I try, I can't swallow pills. They refuse to go through my throat and end up under my tongue. I can't even swallow a tiny aspirin, let alone the somewhat bigger capsules. It's infuriatingly frustrating. I just chew on the aspirin to make it go in, but that's not really an option with the capsules.

So anorak, what do I do?

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Re: Medical question

Post by glitterbadges » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:35 pm

Hide it in food! Or, perhaps that doesnt work either? You can break the pill and then put it on some yogurt maybe?

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Re: Medical question

Post by hayleygerms » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:39 pm

I have the same problem. What I end up doing is sticking the tablet to the end of my finger with a tiny bit of saliva (gross, sorry) then putting said finger down my throat (gross) and poking the tablet right down (gross gross GROSS). Then take a massive glug of water to make sure the tablet stays down. That works nine times out of ten.

You might want to try something else though, because it is extremely disgusting having to touch the inside of your own throat, and it will make you sound like a cat coughing up a giant hairball.
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Re: Medical question

Post by glitterbadges » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:41 pm

snorkachu wrote:I have the same problem. What I end up doing is sticking the tablet to the end of my finger with a tiny bit of saliva (gross, sorry) then putting said finger down my throat (gross) and poking the tablet right down (gross gross GROSS). Then take a massive glug of water to make sure the tablet stays down. That works nine times out of ten.

You might want to try something else though, because it is extremely disgusting having to touch the inside of your own throat, and it will make you sound like a cat coughing up a giant hairball.
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Re: Medical question

Post by RITH » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:44 pm

glitterbadges wrote:Hide it in food! Or, perhaps that doesnt work either? You can break the pill and then put it on some yogurt maybe?
I tried that tonight and bit on the capsule, breaking it and having all the stuff get out, and amazingly even still leaving the gelatin cover in my mouth. Breaking a gelatin capsule filled with a liquid won't really work either!

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Re: Medical question

Post by RITH » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:45 pm

snorkachu wrote:putting said finger down my throat (gross) and poking the tablet right down (gross gross GROSS)
Doesn't that make you have gag reflexes? I don't need all my food to come back up...

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Re: Medical question

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:46 pm

Are any of the medicines or vitamins you need to take available in liquid or like fast-melt tablet forms?

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Post by RITH » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:06 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:Are any of the medicines or vitamins you need to take available in liquid or like fast-melt tablet forms?
Yes, likely. It's not so very much an urgent matter right now of these specific pills, but I'm just very annoyed that I can't. I'd better learn how to before I get in a situation where I must!

Also, I'd like to not have to chew my paracetamol in pieces. It's disgusting. But yes, for those I can probably get an easier or better tasting alternative.

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Re: Medical question

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:07 pm

Yeah! There are children's versions of lots of things, and you can ask your doctor about taking those.

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Re: Medical question

Post by Gordon » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:18 am

Just for everyone's tabletty information, in some cases crushing pills messes with their delivery mechanisms, so you get much more fo the drug than you should. I'm sure this is more of a problem with old people who take tonnes of pills a days, but do avoid crushing those pills.
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Re: Medical question

Post by MorningWood » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:55 pm

i'm addicted to carmex.

its wonderful. esp. the tingly sensation that follows application.


For more than 70 years, people suffering from dry, chapped lips and cold sores have turned to Carmex for relief. In fact, Carmex moisturizes so well, some people use it on their nose, and even elbows and knees.
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Re: Medical question

Post by Life on Deck » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:40 am

Has anyone had any relatives suffer from asbestosis? I've only been able to find out that the effects of it hit in the human body years after exposure, and that if the sufferer smokes then this exacerbates it. I want to know how certain the dangers of it are.

My dad was told by the hospital yesterday that he has traces of it in his lung. I'm fucking livid with the years of exposure he was subject to it at work without been told to use protective masks.
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Re: Medical question

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:43 am

I had to have a test after I was stripping some lagging off a steam pipe on Conoco years ago. A fucking massive cloud of asbestos went up my nose. Conoco made me have a medical straight afterwards - for insurance reasons, I suppose - and then told me to go to my doctor. He told me the same: the results of it wouldn't be known for years. Which is mildly worrying.

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Re: Medical question

Post by Life on Deck » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:52 am

Were you not issued with the white masks to handle the lagging? I asked my dad about the circumstances he came into contact with it. He started out as a pipe fitter and then became a gaffer for a number of years, and it sounds like when they passed the pipe insulation there was no strict guidelines for wearing the masks. My dad has worked for Conoco a few times as well, usually on 12 hour shifts when he was there. So, enough time for it to settle in for a nice retirement present.

He had a medical yesterday and the trace was found, which makes sense as he has high blood pressure already. Luckily, he quit smoking about six years ago. He's 67 now, so what you were told by the doctors rings true. I'd probably quit smoking if I were you.
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Re: Medical question

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:54 am

No-one told us that the pipe was lagged with asbestos. Which was also slightly annoying.

I breathed in so much shit on that place that I'll probably need an iron lung by the time I'm 45 anyway.

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Re: Medical question

Post by tonieee » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:49 pm

That's really bad news. Do you know if they can do anything about it?

It's what Jo dad died of. He got it while working at the power station who's cooling towers they recently demolished at Tinsley, though it was years later before it showed. I don't know much about it but I do know that smoking does increase the risk a lot.

I'll ask Jo if she knows any more about it.

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Re: Medical question

Post by postalblue » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:55 pm

RITH wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote:Are any of the medicines or vitamins you need to take available in liquid or like fast-melt tablet forms?
Yes, likely. It's not so very much an urgent matter right now of these specific pills, but I'm just very annoyed that I can't. I'd better learn how to before I get in a situation where I must!

Also, I'd like to not have to chew my paracetamol in pieces. It's disgusting. But yes, for those I can probably get an easier or better tasting alternative.
Maybe you can find those pills in suppository form. Just kidding.
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