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About 2 weeks: Dermabond is a type of skin glue used to seal an incision without the need for external sutures. Usually, internal dissolving sutures are used along with the Dermabond on the surface. You will be able to wet the skin gently within about 2-5 days after surgery depending on your surgeon's instructions. You should avoid excessive water or swimming and leave the glue in place as long as it lasts. ...Read more
Dermabond: By now, it should have fallen off on its own. It can adhere for varying amounts of time but there is nothing wrong with it staying no for 2 weeks. ...Read more
Would be: Advisable and if you can do so very cautiously. Dermabond can be puled apart rather easily. Might want to have a physician take a look. If you do so yourself use only clean water, no peroxide and go slowly and gently. ...Read more
Don't know: What is too early? Why was it placed originally? Best to ask the individual who initially treated you. ...Read more
Dermabond: Do you mean the seal of the product is broken or that the wound has dehisced? Either way, you should not being using this product on your own. ...Read more
My son cut himself with a knife it was pretty deep Er Dr applied Dermabond to it and said no tetanus since last once was 5 to 6 yrs ago, is this ok?
Yes: A cut from a kitchen knife is not considered a "dirty" wound that would require tetanus booster. Within 10 years is good for a clean wound. Dirty wound like stepping on rusty nail would require booster if more than 5 years since last tetanus. ...Read more
Difficult: If it is a deeper wound, dermabond alone may not be able to approximate the wound. Please check with your physician. ...Read more
I had dermabond on a wound on my finger for about 2 to 3 days and it came off. It doesn't hurt very much but should I be concerned?
No Concern: 19 y/o male says I had dermbond on my finger for about 2 to 3 days and it came off. It doesn't hurt very much but should I be concerned? No. If there is no open skin and no infections, no further treatment required. Like any skin cut, the hurt will soon go away. ...Read more
Dermabond was used to seal our 7yr old's head cut in August. Cut looks fine but the glue is still there. Is acetone safe for removal?
After dermabond is peel off from wound will there b scar of wound or after how many days skin become normal?
Scar lingers: Derma bond doesn't remove scar completely. There will still be a scar line. Derma bond reduces the thickness and color of scar. It keeps skin as close to normal color as possible and reduces the appearance of scar line ...Read more
What to do if I had laproscopic surgery 5 days ago and the dermabond in my navel accidentally came off, what should I do?
Dry dressing: The wound will pretty much have come together within 48 hours, so after 5 days, having the dermabond fall off is of no concern. Put a clean dry dressing on top so it does not get irritated by your shirt or belt. Even if a small amount of fluid appears on the dressing, it should be okay. Call you surgeon if the incision gets red or drains cloudy yellowish or greenish drainage. ...Read more
Yes: As long as there is no evidence for infection should be fine ...Read more
Yes: Leave it alone as much as you can. It will come off on its own. ...Read more
Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old
Take him to doctor: If the wound appears red, swollen, feels like it has liquid, draining or smells bad it may be infected. This type of infection can cause a fever. Take him back to where he had the wound repaired so that they can evaluate him. Many times just a small little piece needs to be opened for drainage. I would not delay on having him evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
My son had a drop of dermabond in his eye & now stuck that way for 4 days. I'm concerned that b/c he is able to see out of the corner, it will stick.
Dermabond: It will wear off but can be encouraged with an eye ointment. If there are vision problems; see his doctor. All the best. ...Read more
My 21-mo son had a circumcision revision closed with Dermabond only. Majority of glue fell off by day 2 and I can see edges of wound. See surgeon??
Incision: Dear abound is used in place of stitches to allow edges of wound to approximate and is also a transparent bandaid. It does not sound likely that there is a problem but would follow up with the surgeon ...Read more
Sliced my finger last night and they sealed it up at the ER was dermabond. This morning it is bleeding a little again. Is that normal or should I go b?
Yes: Minimal bleed may occur. But if excessive or persist follow up with your provider. ...Read more
After dermabond get peel off from wound in above right eyebrow in forehead within how many days wound be cured fully?
7-14d: Depending on the depth....7-14 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?
Had larposcopic surgery. Dr gave dissolvable stitiches w/dermabond on top. It's now peeling and catching on clothes. How can I remove the rest?
Trim it: You can take scissors and trim the dermabond that has pealed up so it won't catch on your clothes. ...Read more
Can my gp prescribe dermabond or skin safe glue to hold my ears back I do not care if it is not a long term solution?
No.: That would potentially damage the skin as well as hold the ears to close to the skull making them appear abnormal. An otoplasty can correct this situation and you shoukd see a local plastic surgeon if you would like more information sbout this procedure. ...Read more
Palm laceration a week ago under pinky finger. That finger is stiff and hurts sometimes when using my hand. Should I be concerned? Dermabond used.
Plan: You just need more time for recovery, like one more week. Hope the laceration is superficial and you can bend finger in fist. If it will remain restricted you need to see a hand surgeon. Best regards. ...Read more
Had gall bladder surgery 18 days ago. Doctor at post opt visit told me to now peel dermabond off. Wounds look fine. I am nervous. Will it hurt?
Peeling dermabond.: Peeling off the dermabond should not hurt. ...Read more
My 1year kid had a cut above his right eyebrow in forehead our doctor using dermabond adhesive pasted cut wound. Now it swells I fear may be septic?
Dermabond: If the area is red and tender to the touch, then it should be evaluated for infection. If it is some swelling only, then it might be as a result of whatever caused the cut over his eye and probably is ok. ...Read more
Currently being considered for coblation nucleoplasty trial (cervical). Contained herniation. I'm in early 20's. Possible long term complications?
Coblation: Understand, these treatments are low (not zero) risk, but for what purpose? Contained herniation means that there is no pressure on the nerves, and the disc is simply not in a "normal" location within the disc space. Study? Fine. These haven't worked except temporarily in the lumbar spine. I would be pessimistic. Maximize mckenzie pt. Not heat/us/tens as they are useless. If no other option, fine. ...Read more
Complete your Q: Incompelete Question. Complication of Untreated which disease? ...Read more
Uterine Rupture: The most common complications are a failed vbac & need for vaginal bypass (c-section). The most serious are uterine dehiscence (separation of the uterine scar) or rupture. This can lead to catastrophic results with hemorrhage, emergency surgery, hysterectomy, and fetal loss. Major point - please vbac in a hospital where your OB can keep you safe and have access to immediate surgery if needed. ...Read more
Short and long term: There are both short and long term complications of tpn. Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant. ...Read more
Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 40, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more
ESR is a marker of: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a marker of inflammation, thus high inflammatory processes cause ESR to be higher. Infections, cancers, uncontrolled rheumatologic diseases, and endovascular inflammation (i.e. Arteritis) are examples. Thus, elevated ESR values suggest inflammatory conditions which should be sought and treated. Esr is not a complication, but a marker! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more