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How to care for cauterized wound on fingertip

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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: The other possible issue is infection. If there is any drainage, redness or significant tenderness, have the finger evaluated. Are your tetanus immuni ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Electro cautery: Sometimes we use thombin.
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
With difficulty: Cauterized ducts have the inside burnt so they scar shut to help you with dry eyes. If you are now having tear overflow, then consideration of surgic ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Neosporin: Is less likely to hurt or to interfere with healing. Just clean it as you were directed, then blot or blow dry, and apply the Neosporin as a protecti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be patient: While the answer to your question is that you would certainly want anesthesia, cauterization of a c-section incision is rarely, if ever, indicated. W ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Too much done: Four duct cautery is often helpful for very dry eye, but can be too much for those who still have some tear production. Consider returning to doctor ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
See your Dr: I would recommend that you see your Dr again to recheck your wounds. They should have healed after 14 days. If you are having pain when you urinate ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, no. no: This is the worst possible thing you can do. If the wound is deep, dirty or significant - would get seen at the er. May need wound care ; possibly a ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Fingertip itching.: There are so many possible reasons that I can't even venture a guess.

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