Elizabeth T. Russo MD

Frozen or Stuck Tongue or Other Body Part

If you touch a frozen metal surface with a wet body part such as your tongue, lip, or wet hand, it could stick. To free a tongue or other body part that’s frozen or stuck Don’t pull or tug. This can cause an injury. Have someone pour warm water on the metal and on the part of the body that’s stuck. Try breathing or…

Problems After Delivery of Your Baby

Looks at problems you may have in the days and weeks after the delivery of your baby (postpartum period). Covers emergency symptoms like signs of shock, fainting, or severe belly pain. Includes interactive tool to help you decide when to call a doctor.

Cleaning Up Diarrhea

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wear disposable gloves when cleaning up diarrhea or other body fluids. You may wear reusable rubber gloves if you wash and disinfect them after each use. If you don’t have gloves, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you…

Síntomas de trabajo de parto prematuro

Los síntomas de trabajo de parto prematuro podrían incluir: Cólicos leves o similares a los del período menstrual, con o sin diarrea. Una sensación de presión en la pelvis o en la parte inferior del abdomen. Un dolor persistente y sordo en la parte baja de la espalda, en la pelvis, en la parte inferior del abdomen o en…

Fractured Rib

Discusses symptoms of a fractured rib, such as pain and difficulty when breathing and pain around fractured area. Covers how fractured ribs are diagnosed. Looks at treatment choices. Offers home care tips to prevent pneumonia.