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Cut Finger That Required Stitches Swelling Can I Take Advil
My finger was crushed and I lost a lot of my fingertip tthe doctor brought the side together to help it heal better by using stitches causing my finger to be deformed will it look normal after healing?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
ER Dr said a tendon was cut from wrist laceration. I can wiggle all fingers but two are numb with limited ability to move. Well I need surgery?
Possibly.: You should see a hand specialist to be fully evaluated. Depending on your movement problems and location of the lacerations they may be able to reattach some of the tendons to improve your movement. The numbness suggests nerve damage from swelling or possible cutting from the same injury, there is unlikely much that can be done about this beyond getting the wound cleaned out and infection free. ...Read more
Cut thumb badly, got 9 stitches in ER but nail is still cut in half, will it heal back on its own? What aftercare should I do to help it heal?
Yesterday I severely cut my right pointer finger... 7 stitches and my tendons were visible. How long will this take to heal?
Healing: It may take 2-4 weeks for healing to take place ...Read more
I cut the finger pad of my finger off except for a small amount. I've kept it clean and steri strips. Anything else I can do to help it heal?
Puncture wound to the finger webbing while cutting food. What should I do? Made it bleed myself, then put gauze between fingers.
If cartilage of one ear was cut all the way through with scissors, how long would it take to heal with butterfly sutures applied?
Ear laceration: Hello, as i read your question, I am wondering if the severed piece of the outer ear was realigned like a puzzle piece and kept in place with the butterfly sutures. If this is indeed the case, the likely recovery of your ear to look normal is not good. The blood supply to the ear is very complex and ear trauma requires an expert's repair. I suggest going to an er for further evaluation. ...Read more
How do you take off bandage that stick to the pe is after circumcision? My son circumcised yesterday and taking off bandage as per advice by surgeon
Palm laceration 10 weeks ago closed with glue. Some scar tissue and stiff pinky finger. Able to make fist and bend it but takes effort. Tried massaging it but it causes more stiffness and radiating pain. Should I see a doctor? Can they help?
Deep laceration of my index finger (and surgery to repair my nerve) 1.5 month ago.10 stitches. I cannot bed or straighten my finger properly since. How long will take to fully recover motion?
Finger surgery recov: This depends on many factors, type of injury, other structures also injured such as tendons or ligaments, age of patient, presence of arthritis, legth of splining , type and frequency of physical therapy etc. This is best answered by your hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruised, swollen knuckle, it's not broken but the finger is sore to move. can i do sport? do i tubi-grip or bandage the area? how long is healing time
Buddy strapping: Use a tape to strap your affected finger to the adjacent finger for support. If you keep experiencing ongoing pain then an X Ray is a wise idea. Most finger sprains recover within 2-3 weeks provided you keep it well supported and do not hurt it again during sport ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had larposcopic surgery yesterday is it safe to apply icepack on the stitches to releave some of the pain?
Yes: The use of ice packs to the surgical site will help decrease swelling and help ease pain. Do not keep it on for a long period as you do not want to cause problems with decreased blood flow to the surgical site. Also the cold is unpleasant after a while, which is nature's way of telling us to stop using it for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is normal...: To have some pain, but it should be decreasing in intensity. ...Read more
I cut the palm of hand 4 days ago, hit artery and maybe nerve, 6 stitches. Still lots of pain. How long will it take to heal or at least hurt less?
What can I do to speed my recovery from a knee laceration with 7 stitches? Bruising/swelling/pain is minimal.
Does crushing aspirin and mixing with water and applying toear cartilage help clean it and heal it? The piercer at the tat shop recommended me this because i got infected.
I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?
See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (unless you're on blood thinners, have ulcers/bleeding problems). Gradually do range of motion exercises for wrist, fingers, thumb to keep them limber. If no swelling, can use moist heat instead of ice—whichever feels better & helps more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to fully recover from a broken tibia. Break is 5 inches above foot and it didn't need any surgery and was put in a full leg cast?
Hi! About a month ago I sliced my finger pretty bad. It took 11 stitches to close. I'm curious about how long the swelling will last. It's still as swollen as it was after I cut it. The area has healed well from the stitches. However whenever I touch it t
Immobilization: will help your finger to heal better. Use of the finger and the fact that hands are usually in a dependent position contribute to continued swelling. Wrap the finger with lots of padding or use a finger splint to immobilize the finger; take the dressing or splint off 3-4 times a day and move the finger so that it doesn't get stiff. Elevate your hand above the level of the heart as much as possible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more
Had 12 stitches placed in rt middle finger 8 days ago. Swelling, increasing redness, and pain, but no fever, pus. Is it safe to remove stitches?
See doc who put in: The best person to decide the answer is someone who placed the sutures and can recheck the wound. If you can't see the person who placed them, find your PCP or an ED or acute care doc to check the wound. It's impossible to tell you a good answer over the web or phone... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger laceration had 6 stitches. Flap came up after removal. A steristrip fell off after 10 days. Flap is open with fatty tissue. Who should I see?
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
I started taking ibuprofen for arthritis. Now my feet, ankles are swollen. How long will it take for the swelling to go down after I stop the advil?
Varies: It varies quite a bit, you certainly did the right thing stopping it. If it does not get better with 24-48 hours, or get worse at any point, or if it associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, you should be seen immediately, even if it means going to the ER. There are other potential causes which can be very serious. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more
3 teeth extracted on Thurs. Is it necessary to alternate hydrocodone and Advil (ibuprofen). Can take Advil (ibuprofen) alone for swelling? Please note other meds in profile
I had an allergic reaction to bell peppers two days ago. Should i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the residual swelling in my throat or stick with advil?
As needed: Unfortunately, food reactions can persist for several days as the material proceeds through your digestive tract. If you tolerate Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ok you can certainly use it for several days. The advil is unlikely to influence allergic swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ache in base of throat and neck. No cold symptoms but want to cough.Feel small swelling on sides of neck painful unless I take Advil (ibuprofen)
Viral pharyngitis: This is how most viral infections of the throat present. If your symptoms do not resolve after three or four days then perhaps you should see your doctor. If you run fevers more than two days you should also see a dr. To make sure it is not strep throat. If you have difficulty swallowing or opening your mouth that would be reason to see the doctor right away. ...Read more
I have a ganglion cyst on at base of my middle finger and it is painful, doctors refuse to take action and Advil (ibuprofen) is not working please help :(?
Find another dr.: I see no reason not to take action. A minimum it can be drained. ...Read more
I've been taking Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs for swelling and what i think are internal hemoroids. Hysterectomy in may. Can one rebound on Advil (ibuprofen) for hemoroids?
I am experiencing gum swelling on one tooth I did a salt rinse the swelling went dwn then immediate back up think it’s a abscess. Advil 600mg dont wrk?
Gum swelling: Usual cause of swelling is infection of gum, tooth, or both. Salt water will help carry away some of the pus, but it's only a temporary partial fix. Analgesic will block pain, but not cure the infection. Sorry, there is no OTC solution to your problem. Pease see your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would be likely: To help with pain. I am not sure that it would cause a significant decrease in swelling. ...Read more
My 4yo wakes up once every couple weeks or months screaming her leg hurts. Advil (ibuprofen) helps and fine from there on. No fevers or swelling?
Growing pains: This could be growing pains. Is it only one extremity always? Consider an appt with the pediatrician for evaluation since growing pains is a diagnosis of exclusion ...Read more
Mild pain and swelling between right shoulder and spine. Advil (ibuprofen) helps but by end of day give me a headache. No movement problems Any thoughts ?
Pain and swelling: Pain with swelling that persists can be indicative of a structural problem . Commonly in the area between the spine and shoulder blade it is a consequence of a sprain or strained muscle. Relief with any NSAIDs also suggests muscle or tendon inflammation.if the condition persists beyond 7-10 days get it evaluated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?
Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have focal edema on coccyx (mri result). Pain for now 7 months. Getting worth. Tried ultra sound, laser for swelling, cushion, advil (ibuprofen). What's next?
Cushion: Usually using a cushion with a cut out (donut cushion) for 100% if sitting will allow this to resolve. Only rarely is surgical excision needed as a last resort. ...Read more
What is a common cause of swelling in the scrotum behind testicles? It gets worst after ejaculating, but better with advil (ibuprofen). Is it affected by cialis?
Likley epididymitis: The epididymis collects and warehouses sperm. It is very prone to getting inflammed and swollen. Antiinflammatories like advil (ibuprofen) help, and any activity like sex will make it hurt more. Cialis should have no effect. Other less likely causes to your condition would be fluid from a hydrocele or hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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