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Road Traffic Accidents

Every year millions of people die all over the world due to road traffic accidents. Following proper road safety procedures can minimize these deaths. Wearing a seat belt, helmets, avoiding alcohol before a drive or ride, preventing the use of mobile phones, following proper traffic rules, driving with cautious speed, avoiding rash driving, etc., are all some of the preventive measures. Road safety awareness, strict penalties, building proper roads, and timely repair play a significant role in reducing road traffic accidents.

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My friend met with a severe accident three months back and is unable to overcome this horrible situation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend met with a severe accident three months back. She somehow escaped with a very minor injury. Physically she is very stable, but she cannot overcome or forget the horrible situation. She is scared of everything; on the other hand, she gets angry over small things. She remains isol...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. She may have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). She needs to follow the below guideline to deal with her problem. It will help her. She should do exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk. She should do medit...  Read Full »

I recently met with an accident and my neck is bruised. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a car accident a week ago, and my neck was injured and I think it is from the seat belt; I am not sure, but after a week, today I just noticed that my neck is bruised in blue. What can it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, you have the following diagnosis: cervical ecchymosis. Do a cervical CT (computed tomography) scan and please take the following: 1. Tablet Acetaminoph...  Read Full »

After a car accident, I have dire pain in my foot and hand. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a car accident a few years ago and my left hand side was affected and swollen. Four years later I have pins under my foot which are sore especially when it is cold and my left hand is also in dire pain. I went to the clinic twice and was injected on my left foot but nothing chan...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Based on what you have described, there could be various factors contributing to your symptoms, such as nerve damage, residual effects from the car accident, or even unrelated issues. In the meantime, you could try so...  Read Full »

I find walking difficult after my right knee joint got injured in a bike accident. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bike accident about three months ago. In the accident, I got injured and underwent an MRI of the right knee joint. The report suggests the following: Bony contusion involving tibial plateau and medial femoral condyle. Partial tear of PCL. Minimal joint effusion. I am havin...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The important component of your injury is PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear. I would like to know a few points: How is your pain currently? Are you able to bear weight? What is the degree of PCL tear as per the report? I suggest passive mobilization and we...  Read Full »

I am currently six months pregnant and have a history of a bike accident. I am experiencing severe back pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently six months pregnant and experiencing severe back pain. A few years ago, I had a bike accident where I flipped on the road a few times, but there were no fractures at that time. The pain is sharp and comes and goes, making it difficult to sit or lay down comfortably. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to inform you that as the pregnancy progresses, the pressure on the lower abdomen and back increases, which can lead to back pain, especially considering your history of back injury. To manage the pain, I sugg...  Read Full »

Why does my brother forget things after an accident?

Query: Hi doctor,My brother is 22 years old. He met with an accident a few weeks back in which a hard ball hit his head, and he had pain for a few days, after which he was fine. Yesterday, we planned to visit my aunt’s place, but he was driving the car and suddenly started forgetting the address and purp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It can be due to various reasons but as you mentioned, accident. The probable cause can be trauma. So if the ball hits the head strongly, it can lead to memory loss. So if swelling and symptoms are more frequent, I suggest you do a computed t...  Read Full »

I did not treat my jaw fracture post-accident. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an accident, and I fell from my scooter two months ago. After first aid, the doctor prescribed painkillers and antibiotics. A few days later, I also met an ENT surgeon, and he concluded after an X-ray that there was no fracture to be seen. Later after 20 days, I had pain in my upper...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query, and I can understand your concern. The OPG (orthopantomogram) reveals a fracture on the right angle region involving the impacted wisdom tooth. The clinical picture shows that you have an improper and abnormal bite (attachments removed to protect t...  Read Full »

After falling from my bicycle, I got a rash on my skin. How to take care of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell from my bicycle on a downhill and got a skin rash. I heard that it is best to let it in the air out unless it oozes fluid. What is your suggestion?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is better to avoid using bandages on it as of now. But looking at the abrasion, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it would be better if you put some topical antibiotics regularly twice a day, after cleaning with nor...  Read Full »

Is nasal bone or septal fracture without any pain of serious concern?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law fell from the bike and got injured. After consulting a small clinic, they asked us to take a CT scan, and it is mentioned as nasal bone fracture and nasal septal fracture in the CT scan report. Can you please advise if medical attention is required or cure itself as ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I want to ask few questions to get more details of your query. Is there is any obvious external nasal deformity post-trauma? If the answer is yes, and if there is a gross nasal deformity, it will require proper surgical correction only for cosmetic p...  Read Full »

Though I able to walk properly, my feet looks ugly due to accidental injury. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male.I met with a bike spoke injury at the age of 10. My right feet got into the spokes of the running bike and rightmost edge got caught along with all the fingers except the thumb. All the layers of skin came off and bones were visible. The ankle was saved and half...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have to understand that foot has lots of joints and the action is quite complex. There are bony deformities for 13 years now. The main arch that supports your foot is absolutely normal (great...  Read Full »

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