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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more

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I have heard that putting table salt on a wound or cut will stop it from bleeding , help fight infection and help it heal faster. Is this true?

I have heard that putting table salt on a wound or cut will stop it from bleeding , help fight infection and help it heal faster. Is this true?

Salt in wound: Is a valid technique for wound care, called mesalt, a salt impregnated gauze. However it is not as powerful as you suggest and table salt is not recommended. Check with your doc or a wound care center. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
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Clean the wound with soap and water
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Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
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Update your tetnus vaccination
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My dr put sodium on an open wound that will not heal. What does that do?

My dr put sodium on an open wound that will not heal.   What does that do?

Not sure: He may have cleaned the area with sodium chloride. A salt solution. Wash with plain old soap and water. Cover with antibiotic ointment. Cover with a secondary dressing. ...Read more

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What are the cause of ulser? And what is the best way to treat it? My friends said that by putting just a bit of salt, the ulser will heal.

What are the cause of ulser? And what is the best way to treat it? My friends said that by putting just a bit of salt, the ulser will heal.

Ok, there are differ: Ent types of ulcers in different places. There's gastrointestinal from erosion and often infection. There's genital which could be infection, mouth, skin. Very broad, not sure if salt will cure a big genital ulcer from syphylis! in fact very sure it won't. Need clarification, my man. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Know your tetanus status
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Know what punctured you
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Ask your doctor if you need an antibiotic
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Have the wound properly assessed by a doctor
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How can warm salt water heal gums?

Crenation: Crenation causes bacterial cells to contract after exposure to a hypertonic solution, due to the loss of water through osmosis. This causes the bacterial cells to die, thereby decreasing bacterial counts and the toxins they release. The warm water also stimulates blood flow and cleanses the tissues. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the object
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Stop the bleeding
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Clean the wound
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Apply a bandage
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more

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