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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: NO NO NO You need close observation by your DR.

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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 female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is stuck down: You may need to soak it first.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
Only if red: If it's red and inflamed, yes
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
This all depends: Where is the wound? What is the cause of the open wound? Is it from a diabetic ulcer? A traumatic event? A venous ulcer? Is the wound infected? Is it ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Good signs: Often the itch is a sign of healing. Best to avoid scratching. Okay to apply pressure, okay to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch. If the wo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not sure: Probably not a good idea to use these on your wound. Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with a secondary dressing.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Wound edge clean: All sorts of wounds?Best keep the edges clean and free of scab.Keep the area free of external detriments of healing, i'd recommend a bandage.
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