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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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Will gauze stick to sutures?

Will gauze stick to sutures?

Yes, it can.: If there is drainage out of the wound, then gauze will stick to sutures or staples. ...Read more

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How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

Often the Same: It is more on how they are intended to be used. Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean. ...Read more

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Post surgical wound care, frequency of dressing change?

Post surgical wound care, frequency of dressing change?

Depends: The frequency of wound care depends on the type of surgery, location of wound, size of wound, type of closure, and other information. You should consult your surgeon for their specific instruction . Causes of concern for a wound infection include fevers, pain and redness of area that is worsening, and pus or odor from incision area. ...Read more

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Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Wound care products: Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound. Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen. ...Read more

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Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement   Starting taking 300 mg cib?

What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Ointment: Apply some ointment (does not necessarily need to be antibiotic ointment) and cover. You don't want it to actually be wet with water. ...Read more

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Does wearing loose, comfortable boxers allow the penis to grow larger during continuous develpment?

Does wearing loose, comfortable boxers allow the penis to grow larger during continuous develpment?

Growing penis: There is no correlation between wearing boxer and the ultimate outcome of the size of the penis. ...Read more

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Dows a scrape heal faster bandaged up or in the air?

Dows a scrape heal faster bandaged up or in the air?

Superfast healing: The real question is what 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 and the air ! . Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Can Colgate 360 Degree Surround Adult Full Head, Soft Manual Toothbrush, 2 pack toothbrush with the back seal of package slightly open be expired?

Return it: The product is supposed to be sealed on purchase to protect the consumer. I would ask for a new one and explain to the merchant the seal was open when you bought this one. ...Read more

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2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

Do not recommend : That. First off any burn would burn more in salt....SSD cream is very good for burns. Burn wounds can be dangerous. Must keep a close eye for infection. Tetanus history should be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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Slow heal for cut on knee with small hole from fall on sharp object. saline solution then betadine used then gauze with mupirocin and neomycin applied?

Slow heal for cut on knee with small hole from fall on sharp object. saline solution then betadine used then gauze with mupirocin and neomycin applied?

Wound care: Sounds as if you have done the right things. Hopefully your tetanus vaccine is up to date. If not, go and do this. Watch the wound for signs of redness, heat, tenderness or areas of hardening of the underlying tissue and if these things occur, see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a sealed bandage (padding surrounded by sticky) or the standard style (padding goes to edge)?

Is it better to use a sealed bandage (padding surrounded by sticky) or the standard style (padding goes to edge)?

Depends: It all depends on the wound you are treating. For most injuries the regular bandage is appropriate. For more complicated wounds the othe other is needed. ...Read more

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6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!!!!!

6 day rug burn dry or moist? Which heals faster, please help!!!!!

Well: Keep it open to sunlight and keep it clean. Cover with bacitracin at least 3 tes a day. Really moist will not let it heal but totally dry is not good either. Thus we treat wounds the way suggested and check on them frequently.! It works. ...Read more