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Old 24th July 2014, 22:48   #2011
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... swelling and severe pain in his left elbow. Spent almost a week in hospital and got operated for some bacterial infection..
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In sufficient information in your post, about both - the original injury, what operation was done, the infection at that time & current condition. You have not mentioned any other details - like if he has fever etc now.

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One of the possible problems could be septicemia.
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Old 24th July 2014, 23:30   #2012
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My cousin(Age 38) fell from his bike but there was...
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In sufficient information in your post, about both - the original injury, what operation ...

One of the possible problems could be septicemia.
Your wife is most probably correct about it being septicemia. But it could be a lot of other things as well, and as you said will need more information.

But if it is 2 weeks after the surgery that he is having the chest pain and breathing difficulty. It can be totally unrelated to the incident.

If he had been staying in bed post surgery for 2 weeks with minimal walking, there are chances it could have been a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) leading to pulmonary embolism (basically a clot blocking blood vessel(s) in the lung), which will present with those same symptoms (chest pain and breathing difficulty). This can be evaluated by doing an X-ray or CT scan.

Considering he was operated on and was found to have an infection, he would definitely would have been on antibiotics reducing his chances of having an infection this time. But it could also be pneumonia, which again has the same symptoms with addition of fever. This can also be evaluated by doing an X-ray.

I hope your cousin gets better.
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I am not sure if it is some type of allergy but the moment I sit in an A/C room or when there is a temperature difference, I have a runny nose and a sneeze attack of sorts. I get a weird sensation on the inside top of my nose, a kind of prick and sneezing starts and does not seem to end. When it ends, I have a runny nose.
Citrazine sometimes help sometime does not. At times when I blow my nose, I see slight spot of blood as well.
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It most probably is allergy. Check the A/C filter if there is dust accumulation. If there is then get it cleaned.

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How interesting to read your post. Perhaps I can join in?

When I sit in draft from AC I get a sore at the back of the mouth, as if some infection is coming. Have never understood the cause!
You might be a mouth breather, basically breathing from mouth more frequently than your nose. Air from ACs is dry, thus the surrounding air tries to absorb any moisture it can find in the room, thus the moisture that is in each breath get absorbed by the surroundong air, and this humid air goes through the AC and gets evaporated.

This can lead to dryness and soreness in the back of the mouth, and can also lead to sore throat (viral infection).

Best thing to avoid this would be to drink a few sips of water very so often, and you should hopefully be fine.

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I hope your cousin gets better.
EDIT: Please make sure an ECG was done to rule out any cardiac pathology (heart related issues). Just a precaution.

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You might be a mouth breather, basically breathing from mouth more frequently than your nose.
I think I'm a nose breather, but also that the soreness is right at the back, perhaps more throat, where the cold air hits! It tends to happen in bed at night.
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I think I'm a nose breather, but also that the soreness is right at the back, perhaps more throat, where the cold air hits! It tends to happen in bed at night.
Yup its the effect of the AC. Try to keep the temp cold that you can tolerate, but not too cold. Because the colder it is the more air tends to dry. The more dry the air the more dehydrated the body gets. Drink plenty of water when in air conditioned places. If not water you can use lozenges (vicks/halls/strepsils).

P.S. its a common phenomenon, it happens to several individuals (including me... i try not to think about it, and usually take a lozenge if needed), and not of serious concern.
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My younger son is facing pain when passing urine. We did visit a doctor today as there was redness and swelling in his penis and the doctor advised that it is "Phimosis" and told us to get "circumcision" done.
I am looking for a second opinion before going for "circumcision"
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My younger son is facing pain when passing urine. We did visit a doctor today as there was redness and swelling in his penis and the doctor advised that it is "Phimosis" and told us to get "circumcision" done.
I am looking for a second opinion before going for "circumcision"
If it is phimosis, and considering your son is young, then circumcision will be better and quicker.

There are alternatives to surgery, but most of those treatments take time and patience and might also require frequent doctor visits.

- topical steroids cream: has to be applied daily and take several weeks and sometimes months depending on severity.
- manual retraction of foreskin, basically stretching the surrounding skin. Can be done by oneself by hand or a doctor can use tools to stretch the foreskin (i.e. balloon). This also takes time.

There are options but the quickest one is circumcision.

And considering he is having pain while passing urine, and the redness and swelling, having this condition continue can lead to constriction, to infections surround the penis skin itself or can lead to urinary tract infections.

Hope it helps.
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If it is phimosis, and considering your son is young, then circumcision will be better and quicker.

There are alternatives to surgery, but most of those treatments take time and patience and might also require frequent doctor visits.

- topical steroids cream: has to be applied daily and take several weeks and sometimes months depending on severity.
- manual retraction of foreskin, basically stretching the surrounding skin. Can be done by oneself by hand or a doctor can use tools to stretch the foreskin (i.e. balloon). This also takes time.

There are options but the quickest one is circumcision.

And considering he is having pain while passing urine, and the redness and swelling, having this condition continue can lead to constriction, to infections surround the penis skin itself or can lead to urinary tract infections.

Hope it helps.
He is 19 months old.
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He is 19 months old.
Depends on severity. If the foreskin has made a cone shape over the penis and you are having difficulty pulling the foreskin back then go for circumcision.

Circumcision will also prevent recurrence.

You as a parent are anxious, it's understandable. Surgical circumcision has come a long way and complications are minimal. The child will have pain the first 2 days, post surgery you will have topical antibiotic treatment and pain killer drops for the child to be taken for week and then he will be fine.
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Comments from my wife, a doctor:

In sufficient information in your post, about both - the original injury, what operation was done, the infection at that time & current condition. You have not mentioned any other details - like if he has fever etc now.

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Pls be more specific & post more details so that doctors on the forum can try to help

One of the possible problems could be septicemia.
Please accept my apologies for the incomplete information. I am out of station and hence could not gather much information on this case.
I will be reaching Chennai soon and will post more information.

Thanks a lot for replying.


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Your wife is most probably correct about it being septicemia. But it could be a lot of other things as well, and as you said will need more information.

Considering he was operated on and was found to have an infection, he would definitely would have been on antibiotics reducing his chances of having an infection this time. But it could also be pneumonia, which again has the same symptoms with addition of fever. This can also be evaluated by doing an X-ray.

I hope your cousin gets better.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I got a phone call and got panicked,Hence this half baked post.
Will provide whatever information i could gather soon.
Thanks for your time.
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Guys, I have got this rather annoying callous in the heel of my right leg. My uncle who is a doctor had a look at it and he diagnosed the hard skin as callous. To be specific, it has developed to the edge of my heel and the hard region is of 1cm diameter.

Speaking about history, it started a month back when I felt that I had a stone or some object lodged inside my feet. Pressing the region would feel as if there's something inside. Got worried about it and immediately rushed to my uncle. At that stage things were very mild and the exact region was also not so prominent. He suggested that I moisten that area by dipping the feet in water and later scrubbing it hard. However I didn't do that.

The last three weeks were very hectic and I used to travel 50km daily alternatively by car and scoot. Towards the end of the two weeks the pain started getting severe and the area was now a prominent 1cm dia oval region. I went back to him and this time he was sure it was callous. He suggested I use corn caps and I have been using it for four days . Until yesterday the pain got worse and some of the skin was peeled out. Yesterday was the worst and I started looking towards surgery. But from today there is absolutely zero pain. All these days I would limp but today I am walking as if nothing happened.

Hence I called my uncle and he suggested I contribute corn cap for a week. Since he is a GP I am wondering if anyone can suggest a definite course of action that I should follow. I can post an image of the current situation of the leg. There is no wound or infection and the whole area is fine. There is a pen dot sized dot formation which has surfaced yesterday but again its free of any puss or liquid. The dot appears like a hole in the middle of the skin but its not a physical hole.

Any tips or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance ��
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My younger son is facing pain when passing urine. We did visit a doctor today as there was redness and swelling in his penis and the doctor advised that it is "Phimosis" and told us to get "circumcision" done.
I am looking for a second opinion before going for "circumcision"
Phimosis is a possibility, can not comment without examining. But his acute onset of pain and redness points more towards an infection.

Get his urine checked. Take a course of antibiotics. If he gets better, probably you can avoid circumcision.
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Any tips or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance
I bought cheap sandals and ended up with something similar.
On my moms advice I bought the soft slippers available for diabetics.
Worked well for me.
Pain and callous went away.
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I bought cheap sandals and ended up with something similar.
On my moms advice I bought the soft slippers available for diabetics.
Worked well for me.
Pain and callous went away.
That's what surprises me. The doctor blamed it on footwear. But to be frank, once I stick to a brand and fitting style, I end up buying the same shoes or sandals again. As of now I wear puma sandals which is the second time I'm going in for the same sandal. Also it is no way cheap either. Even when it comes to shoes its always of a good brand and after a good trial session. Not sure why my leg ended up in that state.
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My younger son is facing pain when passing urine. We did visit a doctor today as there was redness and swelling in his penis and the doctor advised that it is "Phimosis" and told us to get "circumcision" done.
I am looking for a second opinion before going for "circumcision"
How old is he?
If he is having redness and swelling in his penis( I am guessing it is the tip), he probably has " Balanoposthitis ". Don't get scared. It is a simple infection of the preputial skin and the glans( end of the penis). It would require a course of antibiotics after a urine exam. Luke warm water soaks would give comfort.
Once the infection settles, he needs to be assessed as to whether the prepuce can be retracted. If not and if the preputial opening is narrow, he would still require circumcision.
I wouldn't do circumcision in the presence of active infection.
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