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Dr. Lauren Romeo

Wound Care
Melbourne, FL
20 years experience female

Locations

Wuesthoff Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

Melbourne, FL

Address

1698 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite B, Melbourne, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Fax

3216765674

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Amerigroup

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

CarePlus Health Plan

Cigna

Health First Health Plan, Inc

Medicaid

Medicare

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I graduated with a BS in Biology and BS in Liberal Studies from University of Central Florida. I went to medical school in Saba, Netherlands-Antilles. Saba University School of Medicine. While there I also, obtained a Master of Science in Hyperbaric Medicine. My residency was in Savannah Georgie, in Family Medicine. I am board certified in Family Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. My practice is in Melbourne, FL and is limited to wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Wound Care

Family Medicine

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Not usually: Mouth lacerations heal quickly and do not form scabs but if you see scabs see your doctor or dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Pain Management: See a pain management specialist. There are some medicines that can help, both by mouth and topically.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Don't press on it..: Wounds should be clean and protected to heal. Pressing on them can cause damage to the tissue. If redness or swelling develops seek attention. If you ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Worry doesn't help.: Good hand washing and avoiding skin contact with actively infected persons is the best way to prevent infection. But, MRSA can be on your skin and not... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Yes: The presence of boils or abscesses are common on drug users..But if a culture is performed and it shows MRSA then it is evidence of real infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Wash your hands.: You may have the bacteria on your skin so wash with soap and water.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
It might.: Unfortunately, the MRSA can reoccur even after being treated with mupirocin.
A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
See ophthalmology: See your eye doctor for an exam and determination of whether you can wear lenses again. Good luck!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
See your doctor.: Ulcers are usually draining and can be painful. See your doctor for an examination.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Perhaps.: Flamazine is a brand name for silver sulfadiazene. It is used for burns, but can be used for other wounds. It is not recommended for the face.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Seek attention.: This could be an abscess, it should be evaluated by a physician.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Yes.: Testing positive for MRSA doesn't mean you will get an infection. Good skin hygiene is important. Wash with soap and water, rinse well and use a moist... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Yes it is pressure : Bed sores form when an area of skin, usually over a bony prominence, remains under pressure for an extended period of time. This happens in bed bound ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Brown recluse?: Did you see the spider? If not it may just be any insect. All punctures to the skin can lead to infection and pain. Wash with soap and water cover t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
See your doctor.: You need to have an examination to determine if there is a problem.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Could be related..: Yeast can cause conjuctivitis so yes they could be related. Have them treated and wash your hands regularly.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Wash with soap.: Wash with mild soap and water and rinse well. Cover with a clean bandage.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
May be hormonal..: You may need a hormone evaluation. It may also be lack of fat in your diet. Please see your doctor to be evaluated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Use soap and water: It's best to clean and cover with a bandage. The aloe vera may have bacterial contamination in it.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Yes. : If they perform a hga1c test they can tell if you've had elevated blood glucose for several weeks.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Cool compress: If the bumps are caused by heat, then wash with soap and water and apply a cool rag compress to the area. Seek attention if the redness and swelling d... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Bone loss.: Poor nutrition can certainly effect bone and can cause bone to degrade it's called osteopenia. If you are anorexic and not eating calcium rich foods t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
See your doctor: Dizziness can be caused by a number of things, so you'll need an examination and a thorough history of the events will help the doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Vasodilation.: Redness when perspiring is usually caused by vasodilation in the area. This is how the body cools off. The burning may be from the salt in your sweat.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
No: It will dry out your skin and may kill your normal skin bacteria. Use a mild soap and water, rinse well.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Use water: Do not use anything but water and see your doctor as well.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
They are different: A mild burn like a red area or blister can be treated with cool moist dressings. Allergic skin reaction need to be evaluated by a medical professiona... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Petroleum jelly: You can use petroleum jelly, it is a bit easier on the tender lip skin than either of the other things you've tried. Lip skin should heal quickly.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Unknown: Mrsa is a bacteria that is resistant to some antibiotics that are in the penicillin family. It is considered a b category safe drug in pregnancy. Tha... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
On the face..: If the burns on on the face or if they are large burns then see a doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Could be: Cellulitis is inflammation and infection. The reduced redness can mean the inflammation is resolving.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Seek attention.: This could be bacterial, viral or drug related. See a doctor and get an examination.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Protect yourself.: Wash your hands and wear gloves when handling anyone with an infection of any type.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Infections: Bacteria live on our skin and can cause infections if the skin is broken open. They can cause UTI in the bladder as well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Raised circular and : Sickle cell leg ulcers usually occur on the ankle and have a raised punched out look to them. They may be red but dry or with scant drainage. They te... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Go to the doctor: You could have an infection that needs treatment please go see you doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
You can't: Mrsa is spread by contact and can be contracted over and over again. Good hand washing is best.
A female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Possibly.: Fever, redness and pain are all symptoms requiring examination by a health care professional. Wash the area with soap and water and cover with a dress... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Symptoms: If the wound has redness and pain surrounding it, it may be infected. Fever, chill and general ill feeling can also, be signs of infection. Any wound ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Clean and cover it.: Wash with soap and water, rinse well. Cover the wound with a dry clean dressing. Seek help if fever, chills, swollen glands redness or heat occur.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
No.: Please don't blow into an open wound. Keep it clean and covered.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water, rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
No.: Do not peel away your skin. It should come loose on its own when it is ready. You may tear the healthy skin if you peel it.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
It can be..: If the staph is MRSA it may be more contagious than a simple infection. Everyone should wash their hands and clean surfaces like countertops with a di... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Pain and fever..: Increased pain and fever over 101 that doesn't come down with medication are signs of worsening infection. Seek a medical opinion.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Clean and cover.: Wash with mild soap and water and cover with a bandage. See a doctor if you have increased pain, swelling or drainage.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
Possibly.: You will need a throat culture to determine if it is strep versus something else. Take the child to a doctor to be examined.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Romeo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Romeo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I think that might help the symptom but I'm afraid of the consequences of the drug if it's scabies.We're not sure if is, biopsy showed no sc
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I don't know what I would do without doctors like you to help us.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for your reply Dr. Lauren. Really appreciate it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MEMORIAL HEALTH UNIV MED CEN, INC
Completed 2005

Awards

Physican of the Year Wuesthoff Hospital Melbourne, Fl, 2009
Top Doctor, Third Place, Jacksonville, FL - Winter
2013
Top Wound Care Specialist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

UHMS
AAFP
AAWC

Publications

Arterial Gas Embolus
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