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Simple and easy: You should have received instructions and dressings but some simple rules are expect some pain and bleeding in the early stages of healing when removing packing. Removing the packing helps remove some of the "bad" stuff. Cleanse gently with saline or wound cleanser to minimize damage to healing tissues. Repack loosely to minimize further damage to the wound and keep it covered and protected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I clean a wound that plastic surgeon stitched up? Got steristrips &ointment to put over steristrips. I want to clean surface before apply strip
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are dissolvable stitches used to suture a septoplasty? I don’t want stitches ripped out of my nose after a septoplasty. Will they use dissolvable stitches?
Consider laser tx.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Removed cyst from inner calves and wound re-opened after stitches removal. Will it keep bleeding?
Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didnt tear/bleed. put on bandaid + aquaphore. effect on healin
Take is easy: Knocking of a scab is not going to affect the healing or your health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Follow instructions: I would suggest you follow your MD instructions. Sometimes Neosporin used for a long time could cause irritation of the skin. Call your MD and follow their preference. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Postop w/EJ vein catheter w/sutures, they removed the catheter, put pressure dressing but left stitches in. F/up w/surgeon 2wk, but how do I clean it?
If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more