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Band Aid Heel Blister
I saw a small blister on my inner thigh during the weekend, I have been keeping a band aid on it but more skin comes off after the band aid is off.
Maceration: Dead skin which is occluded beneath a bandage will stay moist and easily peel off when the bandage is removed. In some cases keeping a wound moist is beneficial, such as with an abscess. Options for avoiding this recurrent moisture problem include leaving the wound open to air when not engaged in activities that increase risk of infection, or using non-adherent type bandages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took off my band-aid that was placed from when I got Nexplanon 4 days ago. There was a bit of pus coming out?
Possible infection: I don't have experience with the Nexplanon, but pus (thick white to yellow discharge) most likely indicates some degree of infection, especially if the is associated redness, increased warmth,or any swelling around the area. If so, you should be seen ASAP to look at it and start antibiotics if necessary. Good luck ...Read more
I cut my finger with a knife 3 weeks it was deep i cleaned put(neosporin) and band aid, it healed after a few day but now its inflamated and it hurts?
Possible infection: Normally, a small cut will heal on its own with good skin care. Since it has been 3 weeks, things should be better by now. If you have other medical problems (ie. Diabetes), it may complicate proper healing. There is a chance your finger may have a small infection needing antibiotics to complete the healing process. ...Read more
3yr old cut finger wd knife. Put Band aid for 3nights 2days. Thn let it open in air but It start bleed again after few hrs, applied Band aid, worried?
See MD bring to ER: Bring your child to the ER for an evaluation. Anytime there is a laceration, make sure you visit an MD immediately. Rule out damage to blood vessels, nerves, infection, fracture. Good luck. ...Read more