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Wound = injury to tissue. May include contusions, tears, punctures, etc.
Wound = injury to tissue. May include contusions, tears, punctures, etc.
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 new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old
Take him to doctor: If the wound appears red, swollen, feels like it has liquid, draining or smells bad it may be infected. This type of infection can cause a fever. Take him back to where he had the wound repaired so that they can evaluate him. Many times just a small little piece needs to be opened for drainage. I would not delay on having him evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 is such a good blood supply. If this is just a small tear then this would be fine. If there is a large wound it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
My dr recently told me that one side of my heart is larger than the other. What would symptoms wound this cause?
Heart: The left side of the heart has greater mass than the right side. It pumps higher pressure for the same volume load. This doesn't cause symptoms if it is the normal situation. Sometimes more disparity is present, it isn't clear from what you wrote that you have an imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not any more: In the civil war, leg wound infections from gunshot wounds were so lethal that the best treatment was to cut the leg off. Today unless the bullet destroys a vital organ or blood vessel death from infection usually isn't a problem due to a variety of antibiotics and modern surgical techniques, but i still don't recommend getting shot! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: The best diagnostic method is a good physical exam to determine how loose the knee is. Mri is the most detailed imaging that will tell you what ligaments are injured. An xray won't show you the PCL tear but it can show you how far back the tibia sits relative to the femur if you have a comparison view of the other knee and it is a dynamic view of someone pushing the leg back during xray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 the market and most are sterile when they come out of the package so few would actually harm a wound. Honey has gained popularity but an excellent cochrane review showed that it has no proven benefit compared to other dressings. No single product f. ...Read more
Depends: many issues: Generally the blood supply to skin decreases from maximal in the head to minimal in the feet, so it depends on where the wound is, how far the discoloration extends from the wound edges, interval since repair, presence or absence of pain, and a host of other factors. If you don't like the way it looks, go back to the doctor who performed the repair to be re-examined. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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More information: There are a large number of tests that might be done, mostly to detect any injuries to underlying organs or blood vessels. Depends on the location and depth of the knife wound. This could be anything from exploring the wound with a probe to see its depth, to an arteriogram (blood flow test for the arteries) to a CT scan. Some knife wounds need immediate surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aphthous ulcers: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that typically starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade of life. ...Read more
Basic Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Clean dressing chang: Wound dressings have to be changed in a clean environment (hands washed with soap and water or disinfectant) If the dressing got stuck to the wound, using sterile water or saline solution can aid in minimizing pain. Once the dressing has been removed the wound has to be cleaned and dressed again. The dressing should be chosen based on the amount of drainage: Absorptive vs moisture donating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: I am not sure what you are really asking. Hiv is not caught in normal life settings. It is not caught from inanimate objects, from casual contact with an infected person; it is not caught through normal skin. If you have a fresh open wound and someone actively bleeds into your wound then we can talk about this. What are you really worrying about? Why are you so worried? ...Read more
Consult your doctor: Wound care instructions should be obtained from a physician who has inspected your wound. Not all wounds are the same and not all will have the same treatment. Generally however, the wound site should be regularly cleansed with sterile saline or a wound cleanser. Deeper more involved wounds with signs of infection may require oral antibiotics. Consult with your physician for a plan of care. ...Read more
Covered is best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
I was bit by a brown recluse 8 days ago. A hard knot has formed around the bite , is this normal? Treated at er, received antibiotic for any infection and now treating wound at home.
Depends: This depends on where the wound is located and how deep it goes. A superficial wound on the arm or leg may just require stitches. A deep wound over the abdomen, neck or chest may require emergency surgery. One could write half a textbook on knife wound treatment. See a doctor if there is a question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Physicians can empirically(best guess) treat wounds, but they to do a tissue culture/biopsy is better than a swab culture. Of course one should clean wound, and a doc may need to debride wound. Additionally one would want to cleanse wound regularly, and use appropriate dressing to decrease chance infection or manage bioburden infection if present, oral and IV antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Treat the cause: It clearly states on nearly every page here that we do not provide treatment. A wound that is not healing in six weeks needs to have a physician examine it. ...Read more