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Doctor insights on: Carrasyn Hydrogel Wound Dress Medication

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For a surgical wound, can I put triple a or hydrogel?

For a surgical wound, can I put triple a or hydrogel?

Surgeon's preference: If it is clean wound, some surgeons prefer that air get to the wound, to keep it from being too moist, and allowing overgrowth of bacteria. Other surgeons don't mind, as long as it's a thin layer, like lipstick. Others say, "no way." so you should check with your surgeon. Dirty, contaminated wounds can benefit from twice daily soaking and a very thin layer of antibiotic ointment; hydrogel-no. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use collagen and hydrogel for cheek and chin enhancement or augmentation?

Is it ok to use collagen and hydrogel for cheek and chin enhancement or augmentation?

Yes but....: I am not aware of any commercially available collagen product. Collagen products derived from animal sources generally require skin testing. Artefill is a com I action of collagen and PMMA micro dads. ...Read more

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Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Should silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses have the same benefits as gas permeable contacts?

Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more

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Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available? Or are there going to be this/next year? For example microcyn (oculus hydrogel) is.

Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available? Or are there going to be this/next year? For example microcyn (oculus hydrogel) is.

Yes: Scars can be treated with both creams and injectable medicine. I would see your dermatologist or ophthalmologist (for scars near the eye) for further evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?

Beware: Before you try to wear your contacts again, please see your eye doctor for a corneal evaluation. The corneal scar likely has changed the shape of the eye and you may require a new fitting. Wearing the wrong size contact lens may cause worse scarring or even infections! ...Read more

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I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?

I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?

Good regimen: The skin care regimen you have been prescribed is a fairly standard combination of acne medications that typically help most people. Excessive dryness is not uncommon at the start of therapy, but can be minimized by a non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. Stick with it, as transient flare ups after 30 days are common but generally not recurrent. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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