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How long do i leave my packing in

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Fda.Gov/food/dietarysupplements/consumerinformation/ucm191930.Htm for information on dietary supplements. The onus is on the manu... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
No: No injury unless underlying problem would do as well with store brand vitamin. Save your money.

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Resubmit question?: Hi I think your question may have been cut off by the character limit on HealthTap. If you could please re-submit, we can answer it better. It's great... Read More
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Alcohol and liver: Your question is rather unclear as to what exactly you're asking. There is no healthy amount of alcohol from a liver point of view. The less the bette... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
This is outside ?: Castor oil packs most likely do not do anything. I am thinking of the external application of the oil in cloth on skin. If there is heat, there could ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Same question: Both weed and alcohol are bad for you. If you are shopping for an answer that you would like, that is not helpful for you. Have a healthy diet, exerci... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Depends a lot: If you are talking about 'packing' this must be a good sized wound, i dislike the term packing as a wound shouldn't be stuffed full rather very lightl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
OK to remove: Packing abscesses doesn't really prevent recurrent infection. Keep the area covered with a bandage if it is draining and keep it clean by washing with... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Leave it out: You can irrigate with 1/4 t salt in 1 cup of water instead if that is possible.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends...: For small abscesses, it could just be 2-3 days. For larger ones, days to weeks sometimes. Doctors look at how deep the abscess was, if there was sur... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Your dentist should: Have given you these directions for how they wanted you to treat this. Did they give you any home instructions? If not i would suggest you call the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The Liver: The liver is a marvelous and mysterious organ that can heal itself usually if the thing causing trouble is removed or stopped. I see you are on acetom... Read More

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