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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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Is gauze always recommended for bleeding?

Is gauze always recommended for bleeding?

Pressure: Pressure is the first step for most bleeding concerns. You can use a piece of gauze if available, but you need to have some pressure behind it. ...Read more

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What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

Replace: The gauze packing with clean gauze. Although there are better products than plain gauze for packing a wound, if your health provider recommended gauze, it should be changed about every 12 hours to help prevent bacteria growth and possible wound infection. ...Read more

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Gauzes stuck on skin glue. How do I remove them safely?

Gauzes stuck on skin glue. How do I remove them safely?

Skin glue: Just head back to the office if whoever put the material in and just have then deal with it. I am sure they would be happy to take it off for you. ...Read more

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Will i need to remove gauze stuck to a dermabond-closed wound?

Will i need to remove gauze stuck to a dermabond-closed wound?

Would be: Advisable and if you can do so very cautiously. Dermabond can be puled apart rather easily. Might want to have a physician take a look. If you do so yourself use only clean water, no peroxide and go slowly and gently. ...Read more

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What can I use as a substitue for ACE bandage? Will the rolled gauze work too?

What can I use as a substitue for ACE bandage?  Will the rolled gauze work too?

Compression: Using an ace is designed to allow for some compression post-injury. Roll gauze only gives a little of compression. Instead of ace you can use coban (3m) or coflex (andover healthcare). Be careful with how much tensile strength pull you use on coban/coflex as you can cause blood vessel compression if applied to tightly. It should feel snug, but not tight. ...Read more

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Dr left gauze in me after childbirth. Reeked till he found and removed it. What can I do?

Dr left gauze in me after childbirth. Reeked till he found and removed it. What can I do?

Discuss it with doc: Unfortunately this happens, it was not intentional.Take this opportunity to discuss it with your doctor and the nurse manager in l&d.This creates an opportunity for the physician and the hospital to examine policies and procedures (such as counting sponges in the labor room which we now do at my hospital).The good news is that there are no long term problems that result from this.Sorry it happened. ...Read more

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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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I wascircumcised yday, what am i to do?, can I shower the regular way?, should I change the gauze while i shower?, how can I apply bacitracin w/ gauze on?

I wascircumcised yday, what am i to do?, can I shower the regular way?, should I change the gauze while i shower?, how can I apply bacitracin w/ gauze on?

Ask your doctor: Following any surgical procedure, the surgeon generally instructs the patient on post-op care. Followi those instructions. Generally speaking, allowing the shower to wet the circumcision site is ok, and removal of the gauze wrapping can be done comfortably. Use of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment in a light coat circumferentially, followed by light gauze wrapping helps. ...Read more