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How to remove gauze from open wound

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If it is stuck down: You may need to soak it first.

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
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 Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Warm salt water: Warm salt solution should dissolve the fibrin clot and allow for gauze removal.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Traction: With time the water will loosen things enough that you can pull the gauze off. Then clean the wound and cover it with a different product that doesn't... Read More
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
How big a wound?: Where is the wound and what caused it. In most cases calamine should come off with gentle flushing lots of cool water. If uncertain check with a do... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Keloids: Depending...Keloids can be surgically removed, injected with cortisone to shrink the size or left alone. Laser treatments are now addressing keloids ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Need to see: Difficult to answer without visual inspection of the open wound. Depends on the length, depth, and if there is any sign of infection. Keep the area c... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Vaseline: You shouldn't have to melt it. As it warms to body temp it softens. The easiest thing to do may be to put some Vaseline on a band-aid and apply it o... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Toe injury: You have administered good first aid thus far. Apply antibacterial ointment or cream daily and keep the injured area clean,dry and protected with enou... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 48 years experience
See your doctor: If you have redness and swelling you may need oral or IV abtibiotics, please see your physician as soon as possible or a clinic tonight or tomorrow. ... Read More

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