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how often to change gauze on wound

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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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Soak.: You may apply saline or peroxide to help remove the gauze.

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Good question: Keep in mind i don't know your medical history, where or what kind of wound you have, and so on. Wounds heal best when kept clean and dry. My impress ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
VarieS: Usally keep dry for 3 days or so to allow the skin to heal over. Then as the flesh blow heals you can wash the outsie with soap and water.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Wound care: I believe the doctor does not want the gauze to be wet and covering a healing wound. The wound is to be kept dry. But it also can be cleaned and then ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is stuck down: You may need to soak it first.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Replace: The gauze packing with clean gauze. Although there are better products than plain gauze for packing a wound, if your health provider recommended gauz ... Read More
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A 43-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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your dr: I would recommend two times a day, but it depends on the degree of wound and therapy. Ask your doctor for best results.
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A 39-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 32-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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