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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
I : I agree wholeheartedly with dr. Christensen's answer, and would like to add my own thoughts. It's been my experience too many doctors, of all special ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Several organisms cause or contribute to skin ulceration. Pyoderma gangrenosum is one. There are multiple therapies in wound care for difficult chroni ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Protective: Primarily used to protect the surrounding tissues have little effect on promoting healing of the primary wound.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Hyperbaric medicine: There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for examp ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Vaccinations: You will have to make the value call. Urgent care is quick and easy which is usually very helpful. Hopefully wound care instructions, follow up, vacci ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
if the eye: Is itchy, then treat it as allergies, with cool compresses, over the counter ketotifen eye drops and avoidance of triggers. If the blisters you refer ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
Neosporin and see MD: Clean the wound with soap/water and place neosporin on it. Then go see a doc to make sure you are current on your tetanus vaccine. If not then get one ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Any soft cloth: Any soft cloth can be used. Popular now are microfiber cloths which come with many eyeglasses when they are made by the optician, and these are very ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Wound care: Coloplast sheets can be helpful. Wound care needs a team and frequent visits. As your wound heals, the products used will likely be changed and modifi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Check up on your tetanus status. See your pmd.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populatio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: For large and very painful abrasions the loose corneal epithelium may need to be removed, a bandage contact lens applied with topical antibiotics. So ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Ask: Best to ask your doctor or surgeon. Usually daily cleaning with soap and water after removing the bandage, packing the opening with new clean gauze is ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Open wounds: Open wounds or slower healing areas after breast reduction are not uncommon, especially in larger reductions or smokers. It is frustrating. Usually ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Call and ask: Call your pediatrician's office and ask. Usually they don't do stitches.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on size: and depth of abrasion. If it is not improving, you could have an infection. Best to reconsult with your eye doctor.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience in Dentistry
It is great: If you are a candidate than its a great non- invasive procedure with great results. See a pinhole technique specialist for more information.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Nutrition, pressure: Avoid direct pressure to flap area. Good nutrition is needed for proper and stable healing.Your doctor may continue oral antibiotics if needed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Minor scuff areas may heal naturally if bathed in normal tear film. When the come to a doc's attention, they are usually painful and deeper and deserv ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Sharp lacerations...: ...Usually have smooth edges, which will facilitate healing; but if it's really long, you may need stitches even if it isn't deep. You could also have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Maybe both: Maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons and head and neck surgeons (otolaryngologists and ent) all treat facial fractures. An ophthalmologist (eye d ... Read More

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