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How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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Why is the small wound I had on my foot taking months to heal?

Why is the small wound I had on my foot taking months to heal?

Not sure : You need to have circulation evaluated. Possibly a biopsy of lesion to make sure it is not a type of cancer. Remove all sources of pressure. ...Read more

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If you tear your lcl, would your foot be turned more inward afterwards?

If you tear your lcl, would your foot be turned more inward afterwards?

No: If you tear your lateral collateral ligament in your knee, the foot will be the same, with a weakness to the knee itself. If you tear the lateral collateral ligaments in your ankle, it will also be weak without the foot turning inward. If you tear or rupture the muscles, then your foot has to propensity to turn inward. ...Read more

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I had a roach biting a nail wound on my foot should I be alarmed?

I had a roach biting a nail wound on my foot should I be alarmed?

Cockroach Bite: Cockroach bites are dangerous. Roaches carry all sorts of bacteria and can be a dangerous vector for infection. It is important to properly treat a cockroach bite as soon as it is discovered. Ideally, you should be able to avoid being bitten by a cockroach by following a few simple steps. Another important thing to know is that cockroach bites are avoidable, by getting rid of roaches. ...Read more

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How can you treat a diabetes foot wound?

How can you treat a diabetes foot wound?

See a physician: I would recommend being evaluated by a podiatrist. Diabetic foot wounds can be difficult to treat and must be treated properly. This could include antibiotics for possible infections, prescription wound care products, and custom off loading devices. ...Read more

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Can I die from puncture wound of foot if I ignore it?

Can I die from puncture wound of foot if I ignore it?

Puncture Wound: Die..... If it gets out of control... Yes. I hope you would not let it get that far. Puncture wounds many times are followed by infections. And, in the foot.... That could be a disaster. It is always better to see a physician, get examined..... And get an antibiotic and maybe a tetnus shot..... Always better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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I just got glass taken out of my sons foot should it be pussing out of the wound?

I just got glass taken out of my sons foot should it be pussing out of the wound?

Pus from wound: Pus from wound is never a good thing. There may still be other shards of glass left behind causing an infection. Best to take your son to ER or urgent care for evaluation & antibiotics. ...Read more

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What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

Hopefully, not much: Diabetic foot wounds if not healed can lead to life-threatening infections. This can lead to amputation or death as worse case scenarios.

Good control of blood sugars, adequate nutrition, good wound care and compliance with doctor's instructions can reduce one's risk of serious complication. ...Read more

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What happens if I get a puncture wound on my foot?

What happens if I get a puncture wound on my foot?

Puncture wound foot: Wash the area with warm, soapy water; cover with bandage; go to doc/er for definitive treatment. If cause of puncture was dirty/rusty & you haven't had tetanus booster within 10 years, you will receive one (unless allergic to it) probably as a dapt (includes booster for diphtheria & pertussis). Probably will receive antibiotics since punctures prone to infection. ...Read more

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What puts someone at risk for puncture wound of the foot?

What puts someone at risk for puncture wound of the foot?

Barefeet: And improper shoe gear in an environment with objects that can puncture the foot and even the shoe gear puts someone at higher risk. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as an original oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal properly. Once you have a diabetic foot infection the herbal medications are not the right way to proceed. ...Read more

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My foot wounds won't heal. Am I diabetic, or just paranoid?

My foot wounds won't heal. Am I diabetic, or just paranoid?

Concern: Anytime you have wounds that are slow to heal you should be evaluated. This could be the result of many things: diabetes, vascular disease, nutritional deficiencies and many more. ...Read more

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How do you take care of a puncture wound on sole of your foot?

How do you take care of a puncture wound on sole of your foot?

See doc: Will need good evaluation, tetanus, and likely appropriate antibiotics. Always possibly may need to be cleaned out better, and ensure no retained foreign bodies. ...Read more

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I've go discharge coming out of a foot wound. What should I do?

I've go discharge coming out of a foot wound. What should I do?

Call your doctor/ ER: This should be evaluated professionally. Call your doctor: primary care or podiatrist and have it evaluated asap. If you have any redness, swelling, odor or increased pain, do not delay. Delay can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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How do you treat puncture wound of the foot?

How do you treat puncture wound of the foot?

Depends on cause: Cause is important. Site must be examined carefully for foreign materials, cleaned very thoroughly, any dead tissue removed from the full depth of the wound. Best to see physician due to risks of infection and problems. Immediately do your best to clean, rinse, perhaps use peroxide (dilute to 1/2 strgth), cover with antibiotic ointment and dressing and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

What are some herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

None whatsoever: Diabetic foot wounds are incredibly serious conditions that can put your limb and life at risk. Don't fool around with herbal "cures." you should, if you're not already, be under the care of a team of doctors for this, including an endocrinologist, podiatrist, vascular surgeon, nutritionist, cde, pedorthist and possibly even an orthopedist and neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

Depends on injury: Irrigation, foot soaks and antibiotics for lesser/cleaner injury. May need irrigation and debridement for dirtier wound, plus tetanus and antibiotics. Diabetes, vascular dz and other factors may complicate this. ...Read more

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What treatments are there if I have MRSA and diabetic foot wounds?

What treatments are there if I have MRSA and diabetic foot wounds?

See a physician: All diabetic wounds should be monitored on a regular basis by a medical professional; doubly so with a history of mrsa. You want to ensure that these do not become infected to the soft tissue or the bone(s). A wound specialist will tailor treatment specific to you and your wound and your health status. ...Read more

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What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

See a doctor: Make sure your tetanus booster is up to date, and seeing a doctor can make sure it can heal without having a deep infection develop. ...Read more

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I can't get the sand out of my husband's foot wound- should I take him to the er?

I can't get the sand out of my husband's foot wound- should I take him to the er?

More trauma-bad: When there is skin injury, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Fluid collects under the skin layers and then leaks out the open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells and washes out the wound of foreign material. This natural process aids healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Trauma from washing is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Is it normal for a sewing needle foot puncture wound to take a long time to heal?

Depends on a lot: Is the needle or portion of it in your foot? An infection can cause delayed healing and pain. Did you have a tetanus shot in last 5 years? Are you diabetic? Those with poor ciculation or immunocompomised will have delayed or no healing.

By the way, how long has it been? An uncomplicated stick from a needle if cared for properly in a healthy person should heal within 10 to n14 days. ...Read more

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I've a small tear b/w the clit and the urethra. No pain or itching. The right side is bigger and I can see the ball. Will it heal on its own?

I've a small tear b/w the clit and the urethra. No pain or itching. The right side is bigger and I can see the ball. Will it heal on its own?

Need to be evaluated: Normally peri urethral tears that are not too deep do heal on their own but since I'm assuming you mean clitoris you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Top of foot started to exhibit pain then followed by itching nerves then more pain and now a wound that don't Wish to heal. Pain and itch still remain?

Top of foot started to exhibit pain then followed by itching nerves then more pain and now a wound that don't Wish to heal. Pain and itch still remain?

Get evaluated: I suggest you get an evaluation from a local Podiatrist, especially if you have a wound. Wounds can get infected so don't procrastinate. ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for puncture wound of the foot?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for puncture wound of the foot?

Perhaps...: If the wound is superficial (that is, likely to heal on its own), I see no problem. If it is deeper, you probably need to be seen to make sure you don't need antibiotics to prevent a serious infection. Also, make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date. A tetanus infection can be life threatening and a tetanus booster will prevent any problems there. ...Read more

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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

No: Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed. You can use herbals for other ailments ...Read more

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For how long for a puncture wound to the foot to heal without antibiotics?

For how long for a puncture wound to the foot to heal without antibiotics?

Depends: If there is infection then antibiotics are needed to heal the wound.
If it is clean and not too deep then it should heal in a couple of weeks. ...Read more