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Dr. David Hardin

Wound care
Lafayette, IN
37 years experience male

Locations

Lafayette's Wound Center

Lafayette, IN

Address

635 S Earl STE B, Lafayette, IN
Directions

Fax

7658388207

About

Bio

I am a board certified wound specialist with over 25 years of wound care experience including extensive training in wound issues in the PM R theatre, (pressure, diabetic and vascular ulcers) with experience in footwear, support surfaces and management of wounds related to prosthetic devices. I was involved in an early diabetic foot clinic in 1990. I authored several chapters in a Chinese wound text as well as helping train several early Chinese wound specialists. I have extensive experience with nursing home wounds carrying as many as 75 nursing homes at times. When not healing wounds I enjoy bicycling, the arts and fine scale model railroading.

Specialties
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Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

757 Answers
854 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
What happened?: The answer to your question depends on whether you suffered trauma and broke or sprained something. Without trauma you could have arthritis, chronic ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Escar?: A large wound could have developed a thick black layer easily confused with a scab. This is a thick layer or dead and necrotic tissue. It will slow o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
NO: Meloxicm is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory tramadol is more related to opiates but has some ssri characteristics (similar to the mechanism of moder... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
NO: Opiats will not affect ealing although steroids, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and sme antibiotics will.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Not exactly: Both have a petrolium base but aquaphor has other emolients and really is a better barrier but it carries a few warnings about excessive ingestion not... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Ouch!: Besides the obvious discomfort from solutions that are usually alcohol based it is also damaging the exposed tissue.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Any penetration: Anything penetrating the skin can cause cellulitis. Insect bites in general are a potential cause.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Corticosteroids yes: Depends on the type of steroid. I assume you are referring to corticosteroids (cortisone, prednisone, solumedrol, (methylprednisolone) depo-medrol et... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Not antibiotics: Ringworm is a fungal infection, often the same one that causes athletes foot or "jock itch". As such most antibiotics not only won't help but may eve... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Depends on cause: Weeping or drainage isn't necessarily a bad thing in fact we don't want it to dr out and get crispy the presence of drainage also doesn't mean it's ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Sounds like a scar: The color will change over time sometimes even day to day. It tends to progress to a more normal color over months to years if you have pigmented ski... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fair: This is one of three drugs with fda indication for fibromyalgia as well as a handful of others often used 'off label' in this case it is started at a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No interaction but: Alcohol and Doxycycline are fine together but drink in moderation as alcohol can interfere with your ability to fight an infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Careful evaluation : a physical medicine doctor can sort this out for you looking at spine nerve roots fibromyalgia and other factors and yes falling barometric pressure ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Drinking water?: Yes you can its usually due to dehydration and might even be sunstroke check your temperature, if its over 104 get help. Otherwise drink cool not col... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes BUT: So can a lot of other things check with your obgyn.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are usually safe when they are indicated reduced dosing or weight based dosing is commonly recommended.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Depends on the cause: If related to CHF it may just mean its getting worse. If related to venous or lymphatic disease it likely means the other side has for some reason be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Dialysis?: Most frequently associated. With chronic dialysis but can occur with renal failure including diabetic as well as other causes of abnormal calcium met... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No individual way: Pain is a very individual symptom. Fibromyalgia can range from an aching to a burning pain and needs to be in multiple areas to qualify. In addition... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Symptom relief: If a disc herniation is causing muscle spasm and localizable pain the injection can decrease pain. It will have no effect on the disk herniation itse... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: Podiatrists spend considerable time treating and trying to prevent diabetic foot wounds with a wide variety of treatments as well as special shoes the... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Lack of light: Inadequate light exposure has been shown to be related to depression including working the night shift and winter in gloomy climates.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Up or down part 1: Leg veins return blood against gravity to the heart. It is propelled up by leg muscle contraction and prevented from falling back down by a series of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Most Hydrogels: Most hydrogels work well. Remember that a hydrogel is only for a dry wound so don't use it on a draining wound. I find slight differences between br... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Heal first: The knee needs healed first then physical therapy will help strengthen stabilize and restore knee function. Pt can be used during healing to miniseri... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes".
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
From antibiotics!: Bacteria divide and grow so fast that unless all bacteria are killed a cell or two may survive either by somehow being stronger or by having a transfe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: Time to see a wound specialist who will make a determination as to wound type, why it failed to heal and a treatment plan.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Pressure relief: The first thing to do to a pressure ulcer is to get the pressure off. How best to do that? Elevate it.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No: Blood sugar control is a body wide process. Even if local Insulin did help local areas around wounds the next beat of the heart would cary some Insul... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Quickly: Run cool not cold water over the burn for at least 10 minutes. Do not put ice on it; actually causes further damage. Burned skin is very fragile, and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
How tall are you?: Your weight may be normal if you are about 5' tall if you are 5'5" and very small boned your weight may be normal your doctors office will be able to ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
WHY?: Why are you slim? There are medical reasons why you might be too small, metabolic (thyroid), genetic, parasites, not using the food you eat (malabsor... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Examination: Firstly a very complete physical exam. Some basic labs, plain (cheaper) x-rays directed at low back & pelvis. An emg/ncv is likely needed, based on... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes: Specifically Amoxicillin causes a fairly characteristic rash.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Darkness: Lack of exposure to light has been associated with depression. Also increased pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure seems t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Need more info: I must assume that either a sore , trauma site or operative site are healing slower than expected.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Which type?: A huge definition range: whirlpool, hot tubs, hot springs, pool therapy, cold baths. Overall the greatest use would be relaxation. But pools allow w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Yes but many others: Poor healing can be due to diet deficiencies (protein, vitamin), diabetes, drugs (corticosteroids, coumadin, (warfarin) chemotherapy) inappropriate tr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Look into cause: Fibromyalgia under age 20 is unusual enough that other diagnoses need to be more carefully ruled out, jra, bone disease, thyroid disorder etc. But if ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
I hope its small: Most small, clean lip lacerations need no intervention, especially inside the lip. Lacerations of the outside are more likely to need suturing especi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Hammer!: I'm assuming you are involved in uscf age group racing. If you have been racing many years the likelihood is your leg bones are in great shape. Have ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Not directly: People with any long standing pain are obviously at risk for depression fibromyalgia does not cause or directly increase risk of depression nor does ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Not normal: Some discomfort from proceedure for a few days is expected but you need to. Be reevaluated by the urologist you might have another stone blockage or i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
How its done: Muscle contractions can be divided into: •isotonic (constant tension through rom-range of motion) basically but not exactly like free wts. Most e... Read More

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Sep 15, 2013
Thanks for your valuable contributions
May 7, 2013
Very accurate answers.
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Aug 24, 2013
A quick, detailed answer, which was accurate according to what moms doctors have done already. This has been a long, hard battle for my mom. Dr Hardin was right on target. Thank you Dr. Hardin.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I smashed the side of my finger between a meat mallet and wood (I shouldn't use the mallet as a hammer, I've already broken 3) Didn't know to pop or not to pop. Thank yo...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

MO

Residency

IL

Awards

Founding Fellow Assiciation of Physicians in Wound Healing (certified)
Top Doctor, Second Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lafayette, IN - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Publications

Pain management in wound care, AMERICAN SUCTION WOUND CLOSURE THERAPY
Venous Leg Ulcers
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