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What medication should be used to treat a bullet wound?

What medication should be used to treat a bullet wound?

Surgery?: That is a rather broad question. Please have this condition evaluated as soon as possible by a physician. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Had anal fislotomy on 6th march. Wound has healed up but feeling itching since 2 days. Is it normal. Should I take any medications?

Had anal fislotomy on 6th march. Wound has healed up but feeling itching since 2 days. Is it normal. Should I take any medications?

Pruritus ani: It has a name but may require casting around for a cure. Try meticulous hygiene with wet wipes, even between movements. Cortisone creams may help. After that see a dermatologist or a knowledgable FP. It could be just the result of healing and require time. ...Read more

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Post op at home I had a small wound and the gave me dilodid for pain and it is not helping very much what other pain medication do you think will help?

Post op at home I had a small wound and the gave me dilodid for pain and it is not helping very much what other pain medication do you think will help?

Call your surgeon: Sometimes, medications in the same class can have better or worse outcomes for pain relief. Call your surgeon and ask for something different, even if it is the same or similar class of drug. Sometimes this can help. Best of luck for a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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My son 1& half years took hot porridge & got some wounds on the lips. Which medication should I get him because am worried he may be with wounds inside?

My son 1& half years took hot porridge & got some wounds on the lips. Which medication should I get him because am worried he may be with wounds inside?

Consider function: If he is able to drink fluids without difficulty the mouth injury is likely minimal. If troubled, have him checked. There is no specific meds to use. The saliva has some enzymes that suppress germs so most of these exposures self heal.Ibuprofen as a general pain measure, chilled applesauce or Popsicle pieces are sometimes helpful. Avoid acidic juices like orange/grapefruit. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Is it okay for me to wash off acne medication or not?

Leave it on: Especially, apply it just before bedtime and leave it overnight. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the mainstay of effective therapy for all but the most severe cases. ...Read more

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What medication can I use for cat bite/puncture wound to reduce swelling?

What medication can I use for cat bite/puncture wound to reduce swelling?

Go to ER for eval.: Infection rate from cat bites is high. You may need antibiotics. If you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years or your don't know - then you will a need another tetanus shot. Get prompt care. This can quickly become a serious problem. ...Read more

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What pain medication is best for wound and stitches healing? And is "apligraf" something I can buy from dischem?

What pain medication is best for wound and stitches healing? And is "apligraf" something I can buy from dischem?

Wound healing: I'm not familiar with pain medication helping with wound healing. They might help you to tolerate the pain of an open wound. Secondly, I'm not familiar with apligraf being sold from a pharmacy since you need to be familiar with how to apply it. ...Read more

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How to relieve allergys without taking medication or using nasal washes?

How to relieve allergys without taking medication or using nasal washes?

Avoidance: First, get allergy testing done to know which allergens affect you most. Next, eliminate those allergens from your environment. Dust-proofing the home/office is not entirely achievable, but still helps with dust mite allergy. A pet allergy may cost you your pet! If you are allergic to mold, it must be eliminated from the home or office. The only other option is immunotherapy, or allergy shots. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports).
It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more

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What is the best drugstore anti-acne wash/medication (otc)?

What is the best drugstore anti-acne wash/medication (otc)?

Get an Rx instead: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im. So.depressed im on medication. Stay up alnite sleep most of day. Don't wash. Ect so lonely help.

Im. So.depressed im on medication. Stay up alnite sleep most of day. Don't wash. Ect so lonely help.

Depression: You really should get in to see your doctor and discuss your feelings and together decide what next should be done. ...Read more

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When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

Angular cheilitis: This condition is multifactorial and it can be caused by infections, mechanical factors, nutritional deficiencies, or skin conditions. I suspect yours may be mechanical in nature. Use lip moisturizers and correct any underlying vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Ask your surgeon: The tear may be related to trauma, constipation, and scarring. Best to talk with your doctors who treated your anal tear. They know your case best and will give you best advise on decreasing your risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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I have a red wound on my left thigh and it won't go away. Can you suggest medication to get rid of it?

I have a red wound on my left thigh and it won't go away. Can you suggest medication to get rid of it?

Needs to be seen: Wounds like you are describing need to be seen in order to be properly evaluated. I would suggest going to see your family doc or a dermatologist for this. They should be able to help you or point you to folks who can. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for acne on the back? I would say that it is moderate. I use proactive wash but still tend to breakout.

Acne on back: Most often back acne requires oral medications particularly if it is moderate. Benzoyl peroxide cleansers help, as do antibiotic topical foams, but usually is not enough. Please see your dermatologist for proper treatment. Also, eliminating dairy and high sugar carbs from diet helps with acne control. ...Read more

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My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?

My daughter seems to be having recurring episodes of pinworms. We give her medication, wash bedding and do our very best to reinforce good hygiene?

Source: The source of the pinworm should be examined. It could be a pet turtle, or well water that wasn't tested or filtered properly. If she is the only one who is constantly exposed, the source of the exposure should be examined. ...Read more

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What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.

Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed and treated for cellulitis. Now I am sitting with weeping legs and painful open wounds. What medication can be prescribed for this?

I have been diagnosed and treated for cellulitis. Now I am sitting with weeping legs and painful open wounds. What medication can be prescribed for this?

Seek MD care: 48 year old lady status post treatment for cellulitis, now with weeping open wounds. Please seek reevaluation by a physician immediately. It sounds like you need immediate treatment and a detailed medical history and physical exam. Please always put your medical history, medications, surgical history, and more information such as onset and duration of your condition for more accurate advice. ...Read more

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I am having some wear and tear around my anal orrifice may be due to hard stool I am passing for two three days. Is it piles? Suggest medication pleas

I am having some wear and tear around my anal orrifice may be due to hard stool I am passing for two three days. Is it piles? Suggest medication pleas

Piles are Hemorrhoid: S.They can be internal or external. The local irritation can be soothed with an OTC steroid cream, but we have to get your stools soft and more easily passable. This is done with daily fiber and a little extra water to your system. It will take a week or two to reregulate your system to have a daily, soft BM without the need to force. U can add daily Metamucil to your high fiber diet.
All the best. ...Read more

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I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

It depends: On the severity of the tear, and whether there is any functional impairment. It may not require surgery, but talk to your orthopedic surgeon about treatment/prognosis in your case. ...Read more

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6 months after a knee operation, the wound is closed, but the skin around the scars is pigmented and very dark. Which medication is good?

6 months after a knee operation, the wound is closed, but the skin around the scars is pigmented and very dark. Which medication is good?

Wait: Scars will gradually lighten over time.

If you tend to make thick scars/keloids or have pigmented skin, the scar may remain dark. Skin bleaching creams do not work well on scars and may make the appearance worse by bleaching the surrounding area, which will draw even more attention to the scar. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I am suffering with constipation and it’s quite sore at my anus and slight tear due to pushing out. What type of medication can I buy?

Hi doctor I am suffering with constipation and it’s quite sore at my anus and slight tear due to pushing out. What type of medication can I buy?

Fiber and water: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more

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