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Diprogenta Ointment For Open Wounds
Would Clobetasol Propionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied on open wounds?
No: This will not affect any blood test results. ...Read more
Better Ideas: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Chafing?: To answer this question more accurately, I would need more information. Does the person have diabetes? Did these "wounds" appear spontaneously? Do they look like abrasions or deep chafing? Does the person who has them have significant under-hanging belly fat, called a panniculus? These are all risk factors for a moniilia intertrigo. In any case, a doctor needs to check it out. ...Read more
I hit a raccoon with my car and touched the piece that hit it. I didn't have any open wounds and immediately used Purell. Could I have rabies?
No: The most common mode of rabies transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected animal. Rarely transmission has been documented through contamination of mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth), through air/aerosol transmission, or organ transplantation. No worries with brief touch of intact skin with unknown status animal. Stay well:) ...Read more
Hello, I have 2 open wounds in my face that won't heal. I started to put antiseptic Creme on it. Is that right or do you suggest something else? Thank
Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Killing tissue: You're killing the tissue. It's drying out. It's a chemical reaction. ...Read more
Bleeding: Apply compression with cold compresses using clean facecloth or towels. When bleeding stops, clean skin with soap and water, pat dry, apply antibacterial ointment and bandaids or gauze affixed with paper tape. If bleeding persists go to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and care ...Read more
Is it possible to overdose on hydrogen peroxide by applying too much to the skin over large, open wounds, at one time??
Urine was splashed onto a friend there were no open wounds visible. The urine was clear in color not bloody. Could he get hiv?
No: Very, very unlikely, although nothing I impossible! ...Read more
So I scratched my labia the other day and an open wound appeared. So a few days later it was more open wounds. They aren't deep and I'm NT sexual.?
Yesterday hiv-infected blood touched my arm. I didn't see any noticeable cuts/open wounds on my arm, but once I washed it burned. Should I worry?
Open wounds (already been checked out) that used to be sores on my penis that won't heal for over a week. I haven't picked at them. I can tell they're goin to leave a scar. Are they herpes or something else? And how do I get them to heal quicker?
Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?
Very severe: Eczema that severe is likely to need professional and possibly systemic treatment. Please do see a dermatologist. Soothing unguents--like oatmeal-based cremes--may help a bit, but doubtfully enough. ...Read more
Niece got water on bag after using public toilet don't know if it is water or urine it touched open wounds on my hands can I get HIV or hepatitis?
No: This is perhaps the 20th bizarre scenario asking about HIV / hepatitis c transmission, and perhaps the tenth in which the asker has open wounds on the hands. It's my fervent hope that the individual (i believe only one) who is sending these will find peace and assurance by whatever means, and a realistic way of overcoming what must be a crippling fear of these infections. ...Read more
My daughter 11 battling a SEVERE candida infection in her vagina (open wounds) she’s been prescribed 3 vaginal ovules. Extremely sore. .. can I stop?
2nd opinion: I will certainly recommend a second opinion, sounds rather atypical. ...Read more
Is it normal to have severe burning, bleeding open wounds and pain after using Warticon cream? I was told I would experience 'mild burning'.
Severe problems: Would be a reason to stop something. Certainly any of the wart removal products have to be irritating to work. But if the symptoms are too much the use of them has to be modified. ...Read more
I used peroxide 3% on open wounds on face and hands from friends advice and I am now blistered all over face and hands and it has been 3 or 4 days.
Chemical Burn: You burned yourself with this strong agent. This is a very concentrated dilution of Hydrogen Peroxide that is used to bleach things and did bleach and burn your face and hands. We no longer use Hydrogen Peroxide even at more dilute concentration to clean wounds as it has been found to damage tissue and cause delayed healing. You should be evaluated by a doctor. By the way this is used in rocket fuel. ...Read more
I gave a therapeutic massage to someone with hiv, I noticed a small cut on my finger after I was done. The person had no open wounds. Shld I worry?
No: If you did not contact blood or opim (other potentially infectious material), then contact with a chronic disease carrier (hiv, hepatitis, etc.) should not be a problem. Ideally you washed your hands with soap & water when noticed for basic hygiene reasons, but no increased transmission risk. ...Read more
“I recently engaged in anal "play as a result I have several open wounds around my bunghole. It's been 4 days since and I'm still in pain and the red?
Insist on gentleness: I am guessing the rough stuff was from your partner. Anal play can be satisfying but requires mutual respect. This includes cleaning well ahead of time. Plenty of lubricant, and never forcing insertion. Your lesions will heal, but keep yourself especially clean with liquid soaps and be gentle with the toilet paper until you heal. The rectum has no natural lubricants: you must supply them. ...Read more
I'm on an event monitor for a month and I have many open wounds where the electrodes were bc of taking them on and off so much. Some have puss. I put peroxide on them. Is it too late? What should I do?
Urine sterile: Urine is usually a sterile body fluid. However, if the person making the urine for some reason had blood in their urine, then blood borne organisms could be transferred in the urine. And hot water alone would usually not kill them. We are talking a whole lot of "ifs" here though, so I really would not be too worried unless there was urine that was visibly bloody. ...Read more