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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
6 years experience Pharmacology
Osteomyelitis: I understand that you may feel that you have been on this antibiotic therapy for too long. I do not know the specifics of your case but my guess would ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, any: parasite infection could be dangerous. But possibility of infection from single exposure is probably low, especially if it did not happen in a rural ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Need wound care: Seek care from a doctor or wound clinic. It sounds like the skin might need some special care. Please seek help.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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 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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Possibibly: Usually there are multiple opened areas that are painful. Any concerns, see your doctor. Have protected intercourse until know for certain.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Get medical care: May need tetanus shot, antibiotics and proper wound care. Don't take any chances.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dressings are always: A good idea. The important thing is to know why the wounds are there and what is preventing them from healing. Antibiotics don't heal wounds. They a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilizatio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Neosporin: I do not recommend neosporin as 15-20% of the population have an allergic reaction to neomycin in the neosporin.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Can cause local infe: It cause contamination of the open wound or ingrowing toenail and cause local infection and if not recognized and treated it may cause sepsis.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Quite effective.
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash and open wound: Need evaluation. Could be related to sensitivity to nair and open wound could be due to injury. If injury is superficialabrasion use of topical antibi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See beow: If no infection then clean with warm soapy water, apply topical antiseptic, wit gauze over the area and fix with a large bandaid or compression wrap.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: in general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Don't know the depth of your wound or what your tentanus status is. It sounds like your wound did not heal. I would recommend that it be evalua ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Need more hx: Non healing ulcers may be a sign of other conditions like diabetes. See your doctor for routine blood work and make sure there is no active infection ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Feierabend
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Stitches: How long have they been in? 5 to 14 days depending on body location is norm. As long as the loops of a running stitch are exposed (to where they can g ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
The: Average time for normal wounds to heal in a healthy person is two weeks.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: In clean fresh wounds, we often stitch/suture incision together to minimize scarring. In older dirty wounds, we often leave it open to air (no stitche ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Verify with doc: Keeping things mobile after surgery is a common practice nowadays. Not sure if you have sutures or some type of closure or how long post op you are. ... Read More

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