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Dr. Jason Forbes

Wound care
Fort Wayne, IN
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Wayne, IN

Address

700 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN
Directions

About

Bio

St. Joseph Burn & Wound Center Fort Wayne, IN

Specialties
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Wound care

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
No: Skin quality not type or color will determine its response to trauma. During waxing, the top, dead layer of skin may get removed with the hair. Skin t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Charcoal dressing: This begs the question that the wound has been evaluated by a health professional to determine why there is an odor. For particularly foul smelling w... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Yes: Topical laser treatment should have no effect on Metformin and Glycerin suppository and vice versa. You can restart immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Probably unrelated: If a bite/scratch is infected, it almost always gets red, swollen, painful. Your symptoms are likely from an infection from a different source.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Poor antibiotic: Ichthammol or black ointment is a drawing salve that may be helpful for minor skin lesions and irritations. A "boil" is a significant skin infection c... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Normal: Yellow fluid inside blisters is called "serous fluid." It's your body's way of initially cooling the area. I recommend a health care professional drai... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
No secret: Patience, good hygiene, healthy diet.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Surgery may be best: Without knowing all of the details, your implant isn't likely to "heal" any more than what is has after 5 months. With significant pain at this point,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Several weeks: Hematomas start soft and harden as the blood inside coagulates. It will slowly turn from a deep purple to a yellow starting at the edges as your body'... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Sharp removal: Tiny, hard white bumps just under the surface of the skin are called milial cysts. They can stay unchanged for years. The best way to remove them is t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Not "just" a sore: Pressure sores are particularly difficult and "dangerous, " because of why and how they got there in the first place. A patient who develops a pressu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Concentrated Oxygen : Hyperbaric oxygen (hbo) is a treatment designed to deliver high concentrations of oxygen to very specific types of wounds. The patient is placed in a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Keep it clean: Immediately clean with soap and water and cover with an over-the-counter triple antibiotic cream 2x/day. Pad it with a protective dressing and keep i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Not Likely: Fish oil in small supplements should not cause bloating or subsequent weight gain. It's not likely an allergy as that is caused by the fish protein no... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
See your doctor: Skin infections are most commonly caused by S. aureus or "staph." The resistant form is known as MRSA. Antibiotic choice depends on the patient's othe... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Not Dangerous: Some skin tags can get large enough to rub against clothing and become irritated. Friction against something like a wool sweater can cause enough dama... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Not just age: Age is a factor in the development of pressure sores because skin and soft tissues tend to thin as we age. However, the most important risk factors f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Do a search for "orthopaedic surgeon" and your city name to get a list of physicians in your area. It's preferable, however, to ask your primary care... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
No: Hydrogen peroxide would be damaging to your tissues and your body would convert it to water anyway. Absolutely no heath benefits to ingesting hydroge... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Red +/- scab: It depends on the size and depth of the puncture wound; a small puncture may have some light, thin drainage and a faint red ring around the wound and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Clinic can stitch: You don't have to go to an emergency department at a hospital for stitches. There are now urgent care centers in most parts of the world that offer no... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Difficult to say: You're young and probably healthy so that shortens the list of possibilities. It's very hard to guess without pictures but my first thought is a very ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Keep it clean: There is very little risk of infection from blistered skin as the underlying dermis is still intact and acts as a barrier to infection. Cover your bur... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Keep it clean : The best environment for your body to heal a wound is one that is moist (not wet, not dry), clean, free from pressure/trauma and swelling, without inf... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Cover open wounds: Exposing an open wound to air also exposes it to harmful bacteria and other microbes. I recommend cleaning all wounds initially with a gentle scrub o... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
See your doctor!: Foul smelling pus from a wound is very likely infected. If it hasn't healed in a week, much less 3, it isn't likely to heal without antibiotics and a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Go to the doctor!: Dark, tarry stool is a sign of bleeding in your GI tract. You need to be seen right away to find out where the bleed is and why.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Treat husband too: If your infection keeps coming back, you're either taking too short of an antibiotic course (may need 4 weeks) or you are being re-infected by your pa... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Treat swelling: The key to long term success and prevention of future problems is to aggressively treat the leg swelling. Wound centers often use multilayer compressi... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Quite awhile: It can take several months for the light pink discoloration (erythema) from 2nd or 3rd degree burns to completely fade. It's not uncommon to also have... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Reverse is true: Staph. Is a very common bacteria found in our everyday environment. Some people even carry it in their nose and don't even know it! it doesn't become ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Ok to go: Stitches are only removed when the wound has healed adequately that there is little risk for reopening. The face is a relatively low stress area of sk... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Yes: The best way to screen for an enlarged heart (cardio megaly) is with a chest X-ray. It cannot assess function, only size. An echocardiogram would be t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Conservative is best: A hordeolum or stye is an infection of the eyelash follicle. Most resolve on their own with time. Try a warm, clean, moist washcloth compress 4 times ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Ignore: Keep clean and dry. Absorbent bandage. Heals from the base up. Update tetanus (every 10yrs).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Less: Generally, people with a larger body mass have a lower risk for pressure sores because they have more padding between bony prominences and the skin. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Foban is safe: Foban is a trade name for a mild, compounded antibiotic. It's safe to use on the face or any other skin surface. It should help healing of an open wou... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Moderate alcohol ok: Alcohol in moderation will not significantly affect cephalexin.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Untreated infection: Foul smelling pus is a mixture of bacteria and your body's white blood cells there to kill it. After draining it, there will be some blood mixed with ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Likely benign: It's most likely a swollen lymph node from the increasing pressure of pregnancy. If the tissue around it changes or you get new symptoms it may be som... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
Wound care 17 years experience
Normal: Blisters from a 2nd degree burn eventually rupture and drain serous fluid (yellow, watery). The overlying dead skin will then slough leaving a red der... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Forbes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Forbes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, that is the direction I am leaning to.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) absolutely brilliant answer. thanks Dr Jason.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thanks for the detailed answer :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, OK
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Fort Wayne Region - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Fort Wayne Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Fort Wayne Region - Spring
2015
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