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Ball Near Wound What Can It Be
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Out of action: You a count on being out of action for at least 6-8 weekor longer. ...Read more
See your doctor: This can represent the start or active infection ...Read more
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
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
I have a small circular crater on the bottom of my foot. I don't know how or when exactly it happened but its not a wound and t doesn't hurt.
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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
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
What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?
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
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
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
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
I have old wounds (10 years) both on my side foot, diameter 4cm,, I don't have diabetes, and the wound can't healing, . Please help,?
See a doctor: You need to have this evaluated to find out why it is not healing and then get it healed. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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