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How to remove gauze from open wound

A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If it is stuck down: You may need to soak it first.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 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 24 years experience
Warm salt water: Warm salt solution should dissolve the fibrin clot and allow for gauze removal.
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Daily: I would change daily till further notice from your surgeon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cheng
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Family Medicine 27 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mariaelaina Sumas
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
See doctor: If you were bleeding from your hemorrhoid then your Hematocrit (blood count) maybe low which can be a cause of feeling faint and extremely weak. You ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Universal precaution: Handling blood or breast milk is an infection risk and gIoves should be worn, whether or not there is a breach in skin integrity.
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