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How can you tell if a scratch wound on the skin is infected? Area around the wound is pink. Home treatment with neosporin ok?

How can you tell if a scratch wound on the skin is infected? Area around the wound is pink. Home treatment with neosporin ok?

Infected wound: If the wound is having greenish or yellow color fluid/ discharge, along with signs of inflammation like swelling, redness and severe pain; I would consider that to be an infected wound. If you have these signs and symptoms, please get help from your physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous. Any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for skin that has been scratched raw and is oozing?

Start with topical: Antibiotics and dry out with domeboro soaks, both twice a day. If not improving within a few days, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Levophed (norepinephrine): Norepinephrine is not specifically used for treatment of head injuries per se but it is used routinely in ICU settings for maintaining blood pressure in critically ill pt's such as those suffering from acute neurologic trauma to attempt to maintain cerebral perfusion in the face of elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Got a concussion jan 13th. This week having headaches only in the area that I hit my head many times a day. Headaches from my head injury? Remedy?

Got a concussion jan 13th. This week having headaches only in the area that I hit my head many times a day. Headaches from my head injury? Remedy?

Post concussive: Headache, mild nausea, some dizziness and generalized aches and pains are common after a concussion. Rest and reducing activity along with over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines like ADVIL or ALEVE (naproxen) are the best treatment. It may take a few more weeks to see them resolve. If they don't get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have itching around and beneath scrotum, which after I abrade the skin is scratch and I use cologne to clean the area. What is the cause? Treatment?

I have itching around and beneath scrotum, which after I abrade the skin is scratch and I use cologne to clean the area. What is the cause? Treatment?

Don't use cologne!: The cause could be a lot of things - a fungal infection commonly known as jock itch is a likely cause. No one can tell you without seeing it however. Whatever the cause, cologne is only going to make it worse however. It will dry it out and irritate it more. Wash with mild soap and water. Get a jock itch powder at the pharmacy and make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

You need spine eval: You need a formal neck and low back evaluation, including mri's by a spine specialist, particularly given the complexity of insurance issues long term. A diagnosis is important for medical and insurance reasons. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner. I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg, as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more

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My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

My bro 19 yrs old. He has been diagnosed with encephalomalacia starting stages. This is due to severe head injury 12 yrs back. What is treatment? Thnx

Encephalomalacia: This essentially refers to damaged brain. It is not really an active disease but a response to an injury--essentially the lasting scar of where once viable brain tissue used to be. There is no real reversal of this process. ...Read more

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Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Anal itching, scratches around anus skin, light bleeding. No pain/normal bowel mov. Rectoscopy normal. Ongoing for years. What is the best treatment?

Clean: Anal itching can be a very tough symptom to cure. However, I have found the following procedure an excellent "almost" cure. Immediately after every bowl movement, wash the area with soap and water. Dry the area well and then either rub in otc Hydrocortisone cream or vasaline petroleum jelly. This routine works great and has been extremely successful with my patients. ...Read more

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What to do if I need a home remedy for a recurring skin rash?

What to do if I need a home remedy for a recurring skin rash?

Wrong approach: How can anyone suggest any sort of remedy without determine the cause of the rash? See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a great home remedy for skin breakouts?

What is a great home remedy for skin breakouts?

Home remedy acne: Home remedies include: tea tree oil, honey, witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, baking soda, and pepto-bismol. The bacteria that cause acne are very sensitive to bismuth. ...Read more

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I have uneven skin tone what should I do? Any home remedy?

Uneven Skin Tone: There are different causes for uneven skin tone, both internal and environmental. Treatments also vary widely, depending on the cause, severity and location of the patchy discoloration (although most cases of uneven skin tone happen in the face). See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Please advise what is a good home remedy to brighten skin?

Please advise what is a good home remedy to brighten skin?

Neat and clean with: A pleasant disposition is the way to go. That will bring more light to our world than a lighter face. Please don't measure your self-worth by skin color. One day your opinion may reverse and you may want to darken your face. I respect the fact that you are a young and healthy and want to look attractive but who you are and what you do is the real attraction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for skin tags?

Any home remedy for skin tags?

How brave are you?: I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course). Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more

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Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more