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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sorry, but only -: -Ur surgeon who is familiar with Ur case & with the procedure that was done. This is a question 2 ask of him/her.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
No. : If you have an infected pilonidal cyst without an abscess than you can try antibiotics but if abscess develops/ drainage then the best treatment is s ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good question.: There is no definitive answer to this question since cortisone does reduce one's immune response to the infection. On the other hand, if you need to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Ask your surgeon for limitations on activities. Sexual activity involving penis or vagina should not delay healing. Anal sexual activity is not advise ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Your wound care depends on the wound, the location, the size. Be more specific. Best to ask you doctor.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: Unless you become inebriated and lie on the area! it should heal well i dependent of adult beverage.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Wound infection bugs: That depends. The most common organisms to infect open wounds are staphylococcus and streptococcus. If the wound is traumatic and dirty it could be ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Wound: The basis of wound care is to determine what caused it in the first place. That should always be the focus. There are over 4000 wound care products on ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Healing: Your body will actually heal the wound. Triple antibiotic will help the healing process and help prevent infection. Vaginal wounds heal well as there ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Painful, not healing: Healing is a delicate process and things that hurt like salt are bad avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflamm ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Basic Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Keloid: If a wound heals uneventfully (not evidence of infection) but forms a thick rope like pink colored scar it may represent keloid. The formation of kel ... 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: However, if a hangnail gets torn, becomes infected, swollen, or fails to improve you should go in for evaluation. A trip to your doctor is usually ade ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Band aids: I don't think there's enough evidence to say that bandaids slow the healing of cuts or abrasions, but it's pretty obvious that many cuts do just as we ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Moist.: Moist.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: It could be a number of different things causing this, from chronic infection, to poor blood flow, to autoimmune disease. You will need to be evaluat ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cullington
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Antibiotic ointment is good on small open wound best to use what your surgeon proscribed.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you inj ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and n ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Wound healing: Granulation tissue occurs in all wounds. In primary wound healing it is not exposed to the outside as it in secondary wound healing.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Protects: It only protects against infections during the healing process, which is natural.
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