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Dr. David Wishnew

Wound care
Austin, TX
44 years experience male

Locations

Director Plastic Surgery and Wound Care

Austin, TX

Address

Austin VA Hospital, Metropolis Blvd, Austin, TX
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Wound care

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191 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Antibiotics: The effectiveness of antibiotics depends on their activity against the bacteria involved. The antibiotics effectiveness does not depend on the individ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Abdominal pain: The symptoms you describe could very well be related to a gastric ulcer with spasm. It would be best to be evaluated by your family doctor and, if nec... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Candida: A candida's (fungal) infection is often marked by redness, small white "dots", weeping from the irritated area, and a burning pain at the reddened are... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Injury: Is this lesion a bruise, a skin breakdown or discoloration. The question is a bit too vague to give a focused reply.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Injuries: Most common injury related to bike crashes are orthopedic in nature. Great risk to limbs. With arm and leg fractures leading the way. Head injuries ar... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Injury: After injury, wounds form scar tissue. This band of tissue is tight and will require movement to loosen. Further, the talus needs to move so that the... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Post op problem: Temperature of 99 really is not elevated very much. It almost always comes from lungs, when pts are too tired or too uncomfortable to cough and breat... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Soft tissue mass: It is appropriate to give a trail of antibiotic for an inflamed lymph node, although the source of the inflammation ought to be determined. If, howeve... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Biopsy pain: Bone biopsies can be very painful. If there is bleeding beneath the fibrous membrane covering the bone (periosteum), the pain can persist for weeks an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Burn: The basis of wound care of a chemical burn is thorough washing and rinsing of the affected area. Intraoral burn are no different. Wash the area thorou... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Allergy: Need more information. Is your partner using a latex condom (possible allergy)? If, however, it is the soap, then i would recommend your using a baby ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Burns: I'm not sure what the question is here. However, the color changes to which you refer would indicate that any skin injury that exists involves far mo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Mammograms: Breast "architecture" is very varied. Some breasts are very dense with breast fibrinous stroma, others are more "fatty" however, there is a wide range... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Wound care.: I'm not really sure what you are asking. If you want wound care to be performed at home, you can ask home healthcare nursing agencies. Most home care ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Burn: First, it's necessary to know the cause of the throat burn and the severity of the burn. Lye/chemical burns take a long time to heal, whereas scald bu... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Antibiotics: Laxatives work at the level of the colon, by adding bulk, fluid, or increasing contraction. Antibiotic absorption is high up in the intestinal tract. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Joint pain and noise: Often, sound from joints are benign and signify the movement of fat and gas within a bursa. However, if there is real concern about these noises and t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Injury: Knee injuries can be complex and very debilitating. Treatment depends on what has been injured (collateral ligaments, patellar tendon, acl/mcl) and wh... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Pain anxiety: Sinus pressure is felt as a tight squeeze and localized generally to the area of the sinus involved. Brain tumors generally don't hurt, but the sympto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
GI disease: Gi symptoms are complex and difficult to determine on a site like this. Irritable bowel, crohn's, hemorrhoids, food intolerance, etc are all issues th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Pregnancy problem: Although it doesn't sound particularly serious, the itchy and burning aspect may indicate some sort of infection. See your ob/gyn.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Pain and itch: Quite often, pain and itch indicates hemorrhoids and/or an anal fissure. There is also the possibilities of small intestinal parasites (e.g. Pinworms)... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Paresthesias: Back surgery sequellae usually cause problems in the surgical site and distally. For problems running the entire body, i think it would be difficult t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Injury: Hands are complex. The time to heal depends on the injury sustained. If you haven't visited a hand specialist, i would advise you to do so. Many of th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Boil: When you went to er, did they determine the cause of the boil? Did they lance it? Did they do culture of the content of the boil (pus)? If the boil w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Cough: Usually, antibiotics are not indicated in the flu. The persistant cough and wheezing are the hallmarks of a viral infection. Sometimes, these viral in... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Pain: Post injury and post-operative pain management is most appropriately done by the surgeon who did the care/surgery. Call and arrange a follow-up appoin... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Cough: The occasional production of yellow phlegm may indicate infection, but the picture need to be viewed in entirety. If there is fever, productive cough,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Antibiotics: Bacteria have a remarkable ability to mutate to become resistant to various antibiotics. Bacterial resistance is very real and poses a serious health ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Antibiotics: Patients in the hospital are generally sicker than those who are not hospitalized. Often, they bring in with them more resistant strains of bacteria a... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Antibiotics: The route of administration depends on the antibiotic. Some must be given intravenously, whereas others may be given orally. Some antibiotics may be g... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Adequate nutrition: The keys to wound healing are multifactorial. Wounds need to be clean, warm, moist, and have an adequate vascular supply (nutrients and oxygen supply)... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Stomatitis: Yes. It can be exquisitely painful.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Ice: To reduce the pain of a burn, it is necessary to reduce the temperature of the affected area. If there is blistering, allow the blisters to remain int... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Worm soup: There is no need to induce vomiting in this instance. If the soup had been cooked thoroughly, then the worm poses little risk. Additionally, the risk ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Tarantula bite: Tarantulas are pretty gentle and very rarely bite. That is one reason they are good pets. Very few people get tarantula bites.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic.The cause of the swelling needs to... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Medications: Acyclovir is an anti-viral. Because of the nature by which it works, it would not affect bacteria. Antibiotics are taken for bacterial infections, and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Fever and dyspnea: A combination of fever and breathing difficulty is a serious problem. There may be underlying infection that can, and should be treated. I would encou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Breast pain: Yes.Hormonal and electrolyte changes often appear prior to the onset of menses and can continue for several days afterwards. This is not unusual. If c... Read More
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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Speech difficulties: Acquired speech difficulties, such as slurring, are often associated with an underlying neurological or metabolic problem. A sudden onset of slurring ... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Toe deformity: It depends on the cause of the toe deformity. If the underlying cause is a bony deformity, there is little you can do. I would suggest you visit a pod... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Speech difficulties: There is not enough information to answer this question. If the slurring is recent, i would consider a stroke as the genesis of the problem. If the sl... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Skin dry: Usually, the skin of the upper eyelids is lubricated by glands that have a fat-based secretion. The dryness may be due to a decreased secretion on the... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Boil: Well, if the boil is in the same locale, there may be a foreign body that causes the body to react. If the location of the boil changes, then it may i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Calciphylaxis: Calciphylaxis is a serious condition that is associated with kidney disease. You need to be followed closely by a physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Itching/weeping rash: Assuming the antibiotic is appropriate for the problem, you can used topical calamine lotion for the itching.The weeping ought to decreases as the pro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Since the urogenital tract is anatomically and physiologically separate from the gastrointestinal tract, vaginal bleeding that is synchronous with dia... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Wound healing: Wound healing is a complex mechanism that requires many factors to come into play so that the body can repair a wound generally, poor wound healing in... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 44 years experience
Diabetic ulcers: The diagnosis is clinical. There are no tests to determine there is an ulcer. However, following the appropriate evaluation, good glucose control is e... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wishnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wishnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your quick answer. None of the doctors I went to would even bother with a biopsy or culture. Just said it was a fever blister.
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Thanks very much, I am from Canada and I wish there were doctors here in Saskatoon whom would answer questions like this, I'm glad I came ap
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Thanks for your quick reply! You are correct. I didnt had much space to explain but cyst went away but still hurts both of my upper breast.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Austin, TX - Winter
2013
Top Wound Care Specialist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Wound Care Specialist, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Austin Surgical Hospital
St David's Medical Center
UMC Brackenridge
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