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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Wound care: Gently wash the area with mild soap & warm water; rinse; pat dry; apply clean dressing if one was present (ideally, antibiotic ointment, non-stick dre ... Read More
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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
22 years experience Podiatry
Warm soap and water: Use some warm soap and water around the stitches and make sure you pat the area dry. Leave it open to air for about 5 minutes and cover with a dry cl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
33 years experience Dentistry
No.: Peroxide may cause cellular damage and inhibit repair of tissues.
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Superfast healing: The trick is to avoid things that slow down healing. Keep the wound covered and away from open air, avoid toxic substances like peroxide, alcohol, a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Depends on setting: This all depends on your setting. At home, copious amounts of clean water flushed through or past or over the wound is best. Do not use toxic agents s ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Surgical Wound: There are many ways to dress a surgical wound. Each surgeon has their own preferrence. I would contact your surgeon to see what he or she recommends ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Cleaning wounds: Flushing a newly formed wound with copious amounts of clean water is the most sensible answer. If you had some medical 'grade' Normal Saline that was ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
54 years experience General Practice
Yes: After circumcision, you should avoid erections thus sexual stimulation. Stay supine for the first two days as the swelling and pain are worse the sec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is t ... Read More
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Soap and water: Just clean it after each use with mild soap and water. Better not to use any toxic cleaners.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney: The primary function of the kidneys is to filter the body from toxins and metabolites that need to be eliminated from the blood system or tissues. Ma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Thoroughly.: Retract the foreskin completely, and cleanse with soapy water. Completely dry the glans, or the head of the penis, along with the foreskin. It is impo ... Read More
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