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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is stuck down: You may need to soak it first.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Consult your doctor: There are a variety of wound care products each with specific indications and contraindications. There are various different types of wounds, each req ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Warm salt water: Warm salt solution should dissolve the fibrin clot and allow for gauze removal.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Would be: Advisable and if you can do so very cautiously. Dermabond can be puled apart rather easily. Might want to have a physician take a look. If you do s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Your wound care depends on the wound, the location, the size. Be more specific. Best to ask you doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If you want: There is no need in a clean uninfected wound , but if it is an infected wound then your doctor will tell you how to manage , simple antiseptic is not ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Keep it clean: keep it clean and apply a generous amount of topical antibiotic that will prevent the gauze from sticking to the wound change the dressing often keep ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Try : Try soaking it in plain warm water until the scab is loose enough to free the stuck gauze. It might start to bleed again, but it shouldn't bleed much ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Yes, it can.: If there is drainage out of the wound, then gauze will stick to sutures or staples.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It will depend on the size and location of your wound. Risk for pain, bleeding and drainage are also factors to consider. Hopefully you have instructi ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
Saline: Simple saline wash would be best unless you have access to some wound cleansers, most of which are similar to that anyway, but some have silver or oth ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Wound: The basis of wound care is to determine what caused it in the first place. That should always be the focus. There are over 4000 wound care products on ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't seal: An antibiotic ointment doesn't seal a wound. It's used to try to prevent infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
19 years experience Pathology
24 Hours: Most primarily closed wounds can be wet after 24 hours of healing. Don't specifically wash the area, however, as it has no strength to the scar being ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Basic Care: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
15 years experience Podiatry
It depends : It depends on the location and severity of the wound.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Vaseline: Call the physician that placed the stitches to ask them.

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