Anyone got any cures for blisters? Answered

I was mountain biking and i had my thumbs under the gear shift so now i have blisters on the top of my thumbs -.-

Asked by octopuscabbage 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need 3A Touch Sensitive LED Dimmer circuit.LED voltage is 2.9-3.5,0.7-3A.?

Input should not more then 12volts it is better if circuit works on 5volts,but ON/OFF and dimming will be touch based.

Asked by Faizan Hamayun 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make an abdomen that can hold liquid and keep its shape when drained?

I am setting up a training session to teach ascetic drains (draining fluid out of an abdomen-therapeutic reasons). So I need something that resembles a distended tummy, that can hold liquid in it and will not pop if we put a needle through it to drain the liquid.  Thank you

Asked by Shireenx 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Anybody want to model "reflux" in the circulatory system? Physical model or computer pipe model!

My wife just had an amazing success when we went down to Newport Beach, California to get venoplasty to relieve many of  her symptoms following a stroke.  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZfQ01RnN-8Ip5lUz0HrNWzN  We pay for national medical insurance in Canada and this treatment is not covered.  (Even though it clearly works, )   One road block is that an expert doctor here could not find any evidence of reflux in blood flow to or from the brain.  (Some MS patients have damaged valves in their neck veins).  Now, given that each heart beat raises blood pressure from 1.5 psi to 2.3  psi about once every second and that valves are actuated by the blood flowing backwards, I find the "expert doctor's" results impossible to believe.  I am not totally without knowlege in that area either because I made a low pressure airlift pump this year  that has a much higher lift submergence ratio than the normal ones.  (The airlift in a bucket one). I was told that the maximum  lift to submergence in these things was probably not much more that 10 to 1 but I managed to get over 20 to 1 lift to submergence primarly by reducing reflux.    Also, I observed that the effects of this reflux can extend conciderable distances from the "valve" itself and are different in small tubes than in big tubes.  Therefore it is possible (Likely even) that a damaged valve in a persons jugular will have its primary effect in a capallery somewhere in the brain up to a foot away from the damaged valve.  So if someone made this model, I think it is likely that they can contribute to the rapid advancement of medical science!   Brian White

Posted by gaiatechnician 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cystic Fibrosis patient needs an inexpensive respirator generator

My daughter with cystic fibrosis, uses a "bio vest system" that includes the vest with hoses that attach to a generator which weighs about 50 lbs. Hillrom makes a 17 lb vest system (www.thevest.com) but it costs $16,000.00. I don't understand why it has to cost so much. We can't afford the 17 lb version. My daughter who has just graduated from college and wants to travel in her career is faced with not taking her vest along with her for weeks at a time because she can't handle carrying the heavier version on and off planes, trains, etc. This leaves her without getting her breathing treatments. Is there a solution to this problem? Can the bio-vest be made any cheaper so that everyone can have the 17 lb version??

Posted by teachermom 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


ICE or Medical Alert App for Android.

Hi folks. Following some recent life changing events I find myself in the market for a reliable ICE or medical alert app. There are hundreds available & understandably looking at the various web pages they all claim to be brilliant at the job & the best ever of their genre, unfortunately the self promoting reports I have read so far are frankly about much use as a chocolate kettle. I need something that someone has actually used & an honest opinion of its reliability it would be even better if it has been used on a Samsung Galaxy S2 but any info about something that you have experience of would be appreciated. Many thanks in advance. NG.

Posted by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


For Sale! Used medical equipment!

I have several pieces of used medical equipment for sale. These pieces would be EXCELENT for parts, projects, and experiments! If your interested please contact me...

Posted by damadtatter 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Emergency phones? Answered

I would like it if you could post as comments your country's emergency medical telephone numbers

Asked by arv_christos 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How feasible to make cluster of red and IR LEDs?

​hey! I'm very interested in putting together a cluster of both red and IR LEDs for skin rejuvenation, and pain relief (I'm disabled and have back and joint pain). The medical devices for sale online are around $250 - $400. Should I pursue this DIY project or bite the bullet and fork over the money? I have NO electrical skills, but this just seems like something that should be doable!! Feedback plz :-)

Posted by depnomore 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


I have a Lionville medical cart with no key?

Hi I have a Lionville med cart that I got at a yard sale, The model # is 624-D. I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to get it unlocked. It also has a push button combination on it I found the battery for it, I think, any suggestions would be appreciated.   Would like to use it for a rolling tool box. Has lots of drawers.

Asked by aqg57 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to convert a jpeg format picture to DICOM format??

I have the hard copy of an MRI ( it's in xray sheets). Unfortunately I don't have it in a CD. I need to send this abroad but I can't send the x-ray of the MRI just in case I need it here. I have taken pictures of the x-ray using a light box. Now I have been asked to send the pictures in DICOM format. I have no idea how that is done. I have about  5 x-ray sheets and in each there are about 29 pictures. I have taken individual pictures of each and every picture. Can someone please help me to achieve this? I need to do this ASAP! Thanks

Posted by shazni 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How (not) to improve eyesight

We seem to be getting a rash of Instructables claiming to be able to improve eyesight through simple exercises.Please, people, can these stop? The methods were quackery in 1920, and have been thoroughly refuted numerous times since (for example in 1956 and 2004 ), yet, like holistics, pyramid power, magnetic bracelets and a host of other quackeries, they still do the rounds and fool people into falling for them.Please, people, do a little research before posting supposedly medical treatments.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


could the iPhone's headphone jack be used as an input for a device?

I was thinking that the headphone jack could be used as an input for a 3-lead ECG (EKG)  and used to cheaply monitor arrhythmias in remote areas (or in the field) and record and/or send these to health professionals. It needs to be able to detect milivolt impulses from a pos/neg/ground input.

Asked by BigNateMI 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a MacOSX viewer for iSite PACS scan data? Answered

I have two CDs from my doctor with MRI, PET, and CT scans. They include a standalone viewer called iSite (from Philips), which is PC/Windows only. I've tried OsiriX, but the iSite data format on CD appears to be proprietary. At least, there is no DICOMDIR files.After eight months, no responses :-(

Asked by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Need your input on the acceptability of posting a medical device ible

 I am a new member but an old reader.  If websites were worlds Instructables would be my home planet. I have plans for ibles that center around stuff I make for my small farm and old house; my kid calls it The Things My Mother Finds In Other's People's Trash.  No problem there.  My editor (I do a little no-big-deal writing) told me I should make an ible about ostomy care as it's something I deal with daily since I underwent a total colectomy and nephrectomy from cancer.  By the way, if anybody happens to post an ible for a replacement kidney...  I wanted to post some ibles about different ways to cut the wafers, the part the pouch attaches to, to accomodate different body types, how to make the process so simple you can take care of it in a few seconds with a bit of privacy, how to easily and thoroughly empty the pouch, which for ileostomy patients is a 12 or more times a day;  modify underwear instead of buying special $55 a pair "ostomy wear" and most important, how to CLEAN AND REUSE those pouches that come twenty to a box (that's a MONTHS supply), cost over $100 after insurance, and are supposed to be worn DIRTY and then thrown away in the vast sea of plastic, a biohazard and a weight on the earth. I realized that although my ideas are kind of no-brainer simple, the subject might attract really brilliant people who could offer better ideas and designs.  Before I went forward with my postings though I wanted to check with you all and ensure that the subject matter would not be so gross or offensive to the community that it caused a problem.  I'm so conflicted about it myself except when I get mad about it that I didn't feel I could trust my judgement. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my long ramble here and any advice you would like to render. Thank you so much!

Posted by Trueallie 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Please help me identify this item!!!

A few of these items were found by 3 different volunteers during a beach cleanup in New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy rolled through, destroying huge sand dunes and leaving debris everywhere.  They are clear yellowish glass tubes or ampules (ampoules) filled with a white powder.  I searched all over the internet for a match to these with no luck, but I did find an article on a large storm that hit NJ in 1962, in which a woman reported,    “We had sea grass everywhere, and there were glass ampules everywhere that contained a white powder. Our father told my sister and me not to touch them.”  Also found on the cleanup were old glass bottles all over the place from the 1920's-1950's so I'd imagine these could possibly be just as old.  Maybe they came from the sea, maybe unearthed from being under the sand for sometime? Any ideas on what this could be? Thanks for looking!

Asked by SurfJockey 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



What can I do with my old rolodex?

I came across a rolodex file I had used for keeping medical terms on hand when I worked as a medical transcriptionist.  All the cards have medical terms and definitions on them.  I no longer do medical transcription, but I hate the thought of it ending up in a landfill.  That's only one of the many things I hold on to because I believe I may find a way to upcycle them into some kind of art/craft.  Needless to say, my home is getting a little bit cluttered as a result.  : )

Asked by CraftyCrow8 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can I get chloraform and/or tranquilizer darts?

Don't ask questions on why I need this. Just know that it will ultimatly make the world a safer place for children. Where can I get my hands on some chloraform and/or tranquilizer darts?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Gap measurement using a sensor

I want to measure a very tiny gap of about 20-30 microns(0.02-0.03 mm) using a sensor with the help of arduino and then display it using a 16x2 Digital LCD Display. Can someone help me out with the sensor that I will need for this purpose with exact name and its working.The gap that I want to measure is the gap between the the joints of a healing fractured bone.(the joint where the tissues develop to join the broken parts together.)Since this is a leg bone any person walking with such a fractured bone will put pressure on the bone and the gap present in the bone will reduce. So that is what I want to measure using a sensor and arduino. Since this gap will be too small (20-30 microns) I am unable to find a suitable sensor for the same.PS: Main issue I am facing is the measurement of gap using a sensor and arduino since I can find a suitable sensor for the same.Please find the attachments of the bone and the gap I want to measure.Also the thing I am doing is a close case of greenstick fracture. refer to the attachment of greenstick fracture.

Posted by ChinmayV2 7 months ago


Knol.Google

Http://knol.google.com/I notice there's also "How to Backpack: starting from scratch", maybe they're trying to compete with E-How/Wiki-How too? Slashdot-Google has taken the wraps off Knol, its expert-written challenger to Wikipedia. Wired has an in-depth look. Knol's distinctions from Wikipedia are that authors are identified by their real names (and verified), and that they can share in ad revenue if they choose to. The service initially features a lot of medical articles, which is interesting considering that Medipedia also launched today. This medical wiki is backed by Harvard's and Stanford's medical schools.

Posted by ll.13 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


You Might be an Instructabler if...

You might be an instructabler if you have a favourite brand of medical tape.

Posted by newera 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Test Strips for Sale! (pH, Medical control, blue litmus and unknown)

Various testing materials for sale. I found them under my bed, in a bag with some safety goggles(let me know if you want some of them, i have like 8) I have no clue how much this stuff is worth so just shoot me a price and we will work from there.

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Aid to injured in the USA? Answered

This isn't a technical question as such but I just watched an episode of NCIS where an ex Marine medic was arrested for giving aid to some people injured in a car crash. Is this the case in the USA that without being a registered medic your not allowed by law to help others? I have just completed CPR and Defibrillation training, (we have just installed one in our village), Here in England you would be expected to do your best, if that resulted in a bad result even death no one could successfully sue you, in fact we were told that if we called 999 (equivalent to 111)   we would be covered by the paramedic insurance as you would be working under their instruction. In Scotland and France you are required by Law to give assistance. You can be sued if you withhold aid to an injured person. Just curious.

Asked by rickharris 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Wearable Technology

Which is the most innovative wearable technology till date?

Posted by v_s 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I have dozens of little orange pill bottles. Any project ideas?

I have a chronic illness and have to take lots of medications. I've been saving all of my pill bottles over the years and have way too many - over 100, easily. I already use them for organizing beads and other fittings, hardware, bit & pieces. Does anyone have any art/craft ideas for me?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Ultimate Bathroom Alarm Clock...

I have a Burning question on building the ultimate bathroom alarm clock.  I like to have a nice LED clock.  But also be able to alarm out saying BRUSH your TEETH. But also. for the OLDER folks.  to take your medications...  and maybe even take that second one ONE step further.  how about to be able to Dispense your medication for you...   So multiple alarms for multiple people...     and design it however you think would look and feel the best.  But this is MY ultimate WANT and Desire!!!!

Posted by lonelydragon757 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Yip Yips Caption Contest - UPDATED

When we ran into the Yip Yips, we were a little stunned. They were so fluffy and flowing and said something, but we can't remember what it was. We need you to provide a caption to the photo below to clear up this situation!Post your caption as a comment below. There is a limit to 3 entries per person. The winner will be announced on Monday. The prize will be a copy of Sew Subversive. After much discussion, the winner is treylvr1 for this caption:Milk...$2.29Prescription medication...$45Running out of prescription medication to stop your hallucinations...priceless

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Suggest me the difference between CNC milling and CNC grinding ?

I have been researching CNC milling online at metal-craft.com and other sites. I want CNC milling for the removal of metal by feeding a work piece through the periphery of a rotating circular cutter. But, I did not know the difference between CNC milling and CNC grinding and which one is suitable for shaping a material, Does anyone have any suggestions for CNC machine that would meet these needs? Thanks.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Tips, Tricks and helpful strategies for those dealing with behavioral issues.

Due to the huge response to Supersoftdrink's Sensory Seeker and Counterchangeracing's One Legged Therapy Stool from a huge variety of people looking for ideas and help for themselves or their children, I believe there is a need for a designated category. Nothing medical or diagnostic but of ideas that have worked for people, how to make or use equipment, gadgets etc. When you look at the two sites Ive referred to you will see that many different needs and "issues" are asked about. I stress no diagnosis or medical at all. Please give this your consideration.

Posted by craftyv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Anyone help me with a muscle problem in my neck.

I cant take anti-inflammatory pain medication. I was told that a new pillow might help but I have tried two different ones and still no luck.

Asked by Pollpaint 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


where can i get a free software on record keeping of records in a pediatric clinic?

It's like i want to create a database of pediatric patients medical records which can easily be accessed in a laptop.

Asked by juventus4d88 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Paper Batteries

Has anyone read anything about the up and coming Paper (thin) batteries ? Paper Batteries: A paper battery is a flexible, ultra-thin energy storage and production device formed by combining carbon nanotubes with a conventional sheet of cellulose-based paper.A paper battery acts as both a high-energy battery and supercapacitor, combining two components that are separate in traditional electronics. This combination allows the battery to provide both long-term, steady power production and bursts of energy. Non-toxic, flexible paper batteries have the potential to power the next generation of electronics, medical devices and hybrid vehicles, allowing for radical new designs and medical technologies.What do you think? Will it replace these monsters one day?

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have a mix pit

I have a mix pit and she is more than 12 years old the only thing she has rumatoradies arthritis and she can't hardly walk because of her condition I give her vets medication but any other suggestion

Asked by tlc4u03 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


when you want to know how it works

Here is a site that explains how most things work http://www.howstuffworks.com/ two good medical sites are   http://www.webmd.com       http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/ Trust me I'm a doctor, see my picture:

Posted by fenderphil 7 years ago


air tank question? Answered

I have a medical regulation oxygen cylinder it is a dark green i am wondering if i can turn it into a compression cylinder by drilling into it would this compromise the tanks integrity please respond. sorry if i left anything out, fidgety2

Asked by fidgety2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Question of legality

Is it appropriate for Instructables to host a group dedicated to an activity known to be universally dangerous (both medically and socially), and also illegal in every country currently hosting members of this site?Clarification added in editThere is a pro-drugs group on the site: https://www.instructables.com/group/potsmokers/Do "we" show the group tolerance, or the door?

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to Stand Still

I recently joined JROTC and for drills i have to stand still...but i have always have a problem where i always shake. ... its not medical or any thing but i just shake...any body have and suggestions on how to stand still.

Posted by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Home remedies, traditional remedies, quack medicine

I've been noticing a growing number of home and traditional remedies appearing. I don't doubt that some of them might have some slight benefit. But on the other hand, some are utterly worthless and a waste of time and money. I have a concern that less knowledgeable people may assume that because a remedy is listed here that it is, in fact, a reliable means of alleviating whatever ill they possess. I would like to see a flag/banner for all such instructables noting that the medical claims made in the instructable are entirely anecdotal and have mostly likely never been examined by any medical researchers. I'm not against the use of traditional remedies. I simply don't want someone to forego treatment by a physician on the basis of what they've just read here.

Posted by ringai 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Switch Design Issues?

Okay, so I've been working on a prop for a Team Fortress 2 Medic costume, and I've run into a fairly major problem with the wiring of the Medigun. I have everything figured out, except the triggering mechanism for most of the LEDs. In-game, the "trigger" is a pivoting handle, such as one that operates a valve on a firehose. The problem is that I have no idea how to find/install a switch that will activate when the lever (indicated below) is pushed forward. I'm still trying to decide how to install the switch, but as long as the switch is active through a given angle, the installation shouldn't be too difficult to negotiate. Another problem is finding appropriate switches with low actuation forces, but that's an entirely different issue. So, where could I buy that sort of switch, or barring that, how can I make one that will hold up decently well? Thanks in advance!

Posted by bensciguy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I build a robotic/internet controlled home care system? Answered

I have an elderly relative who is very independent, but needs some help with medications. It appears that her current trouble with them is only temporary, and seems to be limited to medications, although we're not sure. I have access to a good number of old computer monitors and a fair number of old computers, and I was wondering if it would be possible to arrange a setup where a recording, audio and visual, of a relative would remind her to take which meds when. It would also be great to be able to remotely program it, etc. through the internet, and maybe chat with her as well. She doesn't have a computer, and is not very tech-savvy, so it would have to be simple. Any help is much appreciated. thanks!!!

Asked by mad magoo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Yellow Fever Vaccine Question

OK, big trip coming up, all the Kite Boys (including GrandfatherKite) are off to Kenya at the end of July. We'll be on safari around Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Treetops, that general area. We've had a bunch of vaccines already, and have our malaria tablets ordered, but we haven't had Yellow Fever vaccines yet. Here's the thing - should we? I've had conflicting advice from medical professionals (one said I need it, one said no need), probably down to a lack of experience in the area, so I'm wondering what you folk have to say. Yes, I know that free medical advice on the internet is frequently worth less than you pay for it, I'm just after some opinions or pointers on the risks vs benefits. Are the probable side effects worth it, given the potential risk involved?

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Portable debris hut frame possibility

I came up with this idea the other night for a portable frame for a debris hut. I was wonder what others thought of it's possibilities. I won't be able to build something like this for a while due to medical issues. If somebody builds this tell me how it worked please.

Posted by meddler 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Tick repellent spray for dogs?

My dog and I go out geocaching often and it brings us to many locations deep in the woods.  Naturally, both her and I pick up dozens of ticks along the way. The dog takes a monthly dose of Frontline and it works.  The ticks bite her and die.  No problems with the medication.  I spray myself with bug spray and there are few issues of ticks getting on me when we're out. The problem is, when we go home she will have ticks on her that I missed and they will crawl off of her and onto me or my wife.  I'll find myself sitting on the couch watching TV or driving to the store and I'll get bit by a tick.  My thinking is that if I can repel ticks from the dog, we will bring less home. Is there a temporary spray that will repel ticks from my dog for 3 or 4 hours while we're out hiking and is compatible with her Frontline medication?

Asked by iPodGuy 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Where could one acquire a small O2 gas cylinder? Answered

Where could I go to get small O2 tanks without much expense for individuals without health issues or special licenses of any sort? I DO NOT need anything of a specfic grade as this is for combustion. I wont be breathing this (at least not on purpose) I want is the small medical sized bottles

Asked by The Ideanator 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Lithium Ion battery for CPAP machine?

I'm trying to figure out how to power a CPAP machine (this one) for a few nights of backpacking/camping. Does anyone know how to hook it up to a lithium ion battery (and what type to get) with out forking over all my money to the medical supply industry? I'm dying to go backpacking for at least a night or two. any help would be appreciated.

Asked by nickbakes 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Installation and wiring a commercial tanning bed in a residential home...

Need help with the installation of a used commercial tanning bed in my home, cant seem to get any wiring documentation at all, its a wolff classic by forever tan  ft24, its from the '80s, need it desperately for medical reasons, we have 220 already but it just blows the breaker as soon as u turn it on

Asked by hewing30 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Filming 1 drop every second for 24 hours

Hi there! I need to be able to control the dripping of water to around 1 drip every second or so. What are my possible solutions? Is it worth trying to go down the home made drip kit route? Or would it be better to try and get my hands on a medical IV drip and regulator? Any ideas? Thanks :D

Posted by tabascooo 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


LASER HELP

I recently came across a HeNe (Helium Neon) Laser module, probably from some medical equiptment. it has no power supply, but im in the process of acquiring one. Does anybody Have any suggestions for what i should do with it? it will be my first post, but definitely not my first project. i'm not accustomed to working with lasers, so any help would be appreciated. Sepcifications: 15 Mw max class 3b model no. LGK 7621 MM

Posted by nickdisney 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Glueing Plastic Syringes

Hi. Most of you know the plastic medical syringes  (Terumo is a popular brand).  They are made of a plastic that I have not yet found a glue to work on. Can anyone offer some suggestions? A list I have tried includes Contact cement,  Super glue, Bostic Vinyl cement,  Sil-poxy, Epoxy-Resin 2 part (Araldite) So we are moving into the area of the exotics Many thanks Dave 

Posted by marcwolf 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago