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Magic Markers to mark Pain Areas

If you employ a health care aide or are caring for an elderly person (or child) and they have pain, use a magic marker to put a circle or x on the area of discomfort. Pain often is transient and disappears by the time they get to a physician (which may be days later), especially if they take a painkiller. Pain is very important in making a diagnosis. The human body "forgets" pain very quickly.
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656452 tn?1332787535
That's a good idea.  I've been using MedHelp's pain tracker and like that I can mail it to my doctor.  It shows (with color intensity) where there's pain, when, and what part of the body.  Just a thought to use with your idea.

MedHelp's Pain Tracker:  http://www.medhelp.org/user_trackers/gallery/pain
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