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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abdominal incision: An incision which still drains usually reflects an old hematoma (collection of blood) in the incision. Cleaning the would with "salt water" will not c ... Read More
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Please see a doctor : For your own good, the would might be infected and you may need prescription medications, best wishes
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Lip wound: This sounds like normal healing - granulation tissue that can be white if in areas that are moist such as the lip.
A female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
39 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Fever or redness?: If you do not have fever or redness, the swelling may just be part of the hormonal effect on your body. Congratulations about the baby and I hope the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Painful, not healing: Healing is a delicate process and things that hurt like salt are bad avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflamm ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
BAD IDEA!!: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, salt, bleach solutions. Inflammation ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: It can be use to cleanse cell debris, proteins bacteria blood, etc.

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