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Doctor insights on: Extraction Of Cantharidin From Blister Beetle

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Is it safe to pop my cantharidin blisters?

Is it safe to pop my cantharidin blisters?

Allow it to dry: Up and the skin to start peeling so that you don't necessarily create a portal for infection. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Had wisdom teeth extracted and now I have blister-like things around the extraction site. The gum is raw and hurts

Had wisdom teeth extracted and now I have blister-like things around the extraction site. The gum is raw and hurts

Cancer sore: You may have what is called an aphthous ulcer or canker sore. This is small sore that appear on the inside of the mouth, the cheeks, the inside of the lips, the tongue and anywhere on the gum. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you pop the. Blisters from blister beetles?

Can you pop the. Blisters from blister beetles?

Yes, carefully.: Blisters don't usually hurt, but ripping the skin off of them really hurts. Therefore, you can sterilize a seeing needle to prick the edge and drain the fluid, but leave the roof of the blister in tact. ...Read more

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If I drain the pus out of a blister beetle bite and it gets on another part of ny skin will it create another blister?

If I drain the pus out of a blister beetle bite and it gets on another part of ny skin will it create another blister?

Possibly: Yes this is a possibility. You should however not be touching these injuries. See your doctor also what are you doing around all these beetles? B ...Read more

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Hello doc, I came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face?

Hello doc, I came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face?

Blister Beetle: Blister beetles contain a toxin called cantharidin or cantharide in their body fluids. Cantharidin causes severe irritation and blistering of the skin without causing any residual scarring. There are no reported cases of human deaths caused by blister beetle bites. If you do not take care of the wound or there is infection there can be scarring. ...Read more

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What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more

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Stubborn wart on my little toe treated today by my determatologist by freezing and applied cantharidin. But in so much pain can't walk! What to do?

Go home: Go home, remove your shoes and socks, elevate your leg on pillows, take analgesics. The pain will subside if you can avoid further aggravation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bottom R molar to be extracted, temporary bridge to be placed immediately. OK to place over extraction site before area healed?

Bottom R molar to be extracted, temporary bridge to be placed immediately. OK to place over extraction site before area healed?

Yes: Bet follow all oral hygiene recommendations to the letter. And remember a temporary restoration is just that. Follow your dentist's restoration timetable...don't put treatment off. ...Read more

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How much will a extraction cost how much

This: This is not a question can be answered sight unseen. You are not purchasing an item. You are contracting for a professional service.
Only to dentist can evaluate the extraction and tell you how much it would be perform. ...Read more

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There's something whitish around my extraction site. Should I be worried?

Dentist should check: Often times the healing tissue has a whitish appearance for a week to 10 days. I would recommend getting your extraction site checked by your dentist a week after the procedure. ...Read more

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I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

I have an extraction and I'm kinda scared, can I take one chlordiazep 5mg?

Oral sedation: Find appropriately trained dentist to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for you by implementing oral sedation. It is important to talk to your dentist about your fears and concerns during your consultation before any dentistry is performed. Proper sedation and anesthesia are the key for success. ...Read more

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Is extraction site supposed to have yellowish color?

Is extraction site supposed to have yellowish color?

Possibly: Extraction sites retain a blood clot to stimulate healing and bone fill. Color can vary, but if you are having continued discomfort and or pain, you may wish a dental revisit to examine the site. ...Read more

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When does a tooth need extraction?

When does a tooth need extraction?

Variety of reasons: Impacted wisdom teeth, supernumerary teeth, broken or damaged by decay, braces treatment, any infections, tumors or bone disease, etc. ...Read more

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Sex after dental extraction, is that okay?

Sex after dental extraction, is that okay?

Extraction: Listen to your body. If your brain is saying yes then it should be O.K. You are the one who had the extraction, correct? ...Read more

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How painful is it after wisdom extraction?

Depends: With any surgical procedure there is some level of discomfort or pain. The unknown variable is how each person perceives and responds to pain and discomfort. One patient may have four impacted wisdom teeth removed and take nothing stronger than an otc med and never skip a beat, while another patient may have a single erupted tooth removed, require strong pain meds and be in bed for several days. ...Read more

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How many amoxicillin taken before an extraction?

How many amoxicillin taken before an extraction?

Sometimes none: There is very difficult to answer without more information. Some extra require antibiotics, some do not. Perhaps you a thinking about antibiotic premedication as the dentist who will treat you. They can give you the best advice. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of having a root canal versus an extraction?

What are the benefits/risks of having a root canal versus an extraction?

Keeping a tooth: A root canal will allow you to keep your tooth and maintain the integrity of your bite. When a tooth is extracted the space must be replaced or the teeth aroud the area will drifty causing future problems. A viable alternative is an extraction with an implant replacing it. If a tooth is badly broken down an extraction is the better choice. ...Read more

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Does cataract extraction hurt afterwards?

No: Cataract surgery is painless. The incision is only 1/16th inch long. If there is pain, it usually means something is going wrong. ...Read more

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My gum is grey now from after a extraction?

Possible trauma: The gum tissue in the area of the extraction may have been traumatized from the procedure, resulting in a loss of blood flow. How long ago was your extraction? Are you in pain? It will most probably heal just fine, but it may be best to have your dentist take a look just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you please explain cataract extraction?

Can you please explain cataract extraction?

Remove eye lens: Cataract extraction is a surgery in which the lens of the eye is removed along with the cataract that the lens contains. Normally, a lens implant is inserted into the lens capsule that used to contain the lens inside the eye. The power of the patients glasses is included in the lens implant, helping most patients see better without glasses after cataract extraction than they had seen with glasses. ...Read more

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Why would forceps be used for delivery and not vacuum extraction?

Docs choice: Most docs use vacuum but some docs still use forceps as long as either one is done safely and properly and for the right indications there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to need a tooth extraction?

Yes: A tooth extraction is very common and a dentist can probably address the incidence. I know that it is less common for young people today because dentists have found ways to protect teeth compared to people my age (58). Still, any procedure, dental or medical, should be performed only after informed consent. I hope this helps, best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would you have unsuccessful tooth extraction?

Why would you have unsuccessful tooth extraction?

Not sure: If the tooth is removed, then the extraction is successful. There can be instances where for various reasons, the dentist may need to leave a small piece of tooth. Usually there would be more damage in removing the small piece rather than leaving it. However, a patient should always be informed if this is the case. In addition, follow up care may be needed if a piece of tooth left causes issues. ...Read more

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What is involved with a mandibular molar extraction?

What is involved with a mandibular molar extraction?

Tooth extraction: The tooth will be anesthetized as when doing a filling. If you choose or you dentist offers you could get some type of sedation (usually not recommended or needed for a single tooth extraction unless you have severe anxiety). Your dentist will discuss this prior to your extraction appointment. The dentist will use pressure to wiggle the tooth loose or section the tooth into pieces with a drill. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have fizzy drinks after a tooth extraction?

Is it okay to have fizzy drinks after a tooth extraction?

Carbonated drinks: You should avoid carbonated drinks for 3-5 days after wisdom teeth are extracted. The reason is to prevent the loss of the blood clot which is a cause of "dry socket"
definitely do not use a straw or smoke either! ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a tooth extraction?

What kind of complications might happen from a tooth extraction?

Several: Any surgical procedure carries some risks and possible complications. Your dentist or surgeon should discuss these with you prior to performing the procedure. Some of the more common may include, but are not limited to excessive bleeding, swelling, bruising, sensitivity in adjacent teeth, and limited opening. ...Read more

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Does teeth extraction make you sick?

Does teeth extraction make you sick?

Infection?: It is possible that you could have an infection. How long ago was your extraction? Speak to the dentist to let him or her know what you are experiencing. It is possible that you may need an antibiotic if you are developing an infection. ...Read more

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What can I eat after baby tooth extraction?

Almost anhything: I would stay away from hot peppers and anhything hard for a few days. ...Read more

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Soccer after tooth extraction, is this okay?

Soccer after tooth extraction, is this okay?

That depends: If this was an over-retained baby tooth for a child it should not be much different then the tooth coming out on its own. If it was an easy experience and the child feels up to it, let them play. If this was an extraction of an adult tooth then I would wait a few days. ...Read more

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Can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

Can I eat spicy food after tooth extraction?

Spicy foods after...: It depends on how soon after tooth extraction. Immediately after oral surgery, you should be on a liquid diet, then a very soft diet, and gradually returning to a normal diet over several days. Spicy foods may cause discomfort or a burning sensation, but probably won't cause any serious injury. The consistency is more important than the spiciness. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

Is a bubble over tooth extraction site normal?

It is normal: Your blood pocket (bubble) is normal, please leave it be. Disturbance of this clot can lead to increased bleeding or the loss of the blood clot and dry socket. Take care. ...Read more

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Does dental insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Does dental insurance cover a tooth extraction?

Most likely: You can expect that most dental insurances will provide some level of coverage for routine dental extractions and there is no need for preauthorization. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat curry after tooth extraction?

Is it okay to eat curry after tooth extraction?

Mild curry: Is ok. If too spicy, might be uncomfortable even if you're normally used to it because of the healing socket. ...Read more

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Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Is congenital cataract extraction in baby risky?

Congenital cataract: Congenital cataract surgery is difficult to perform. However pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in this type of surgery and do a good job. If the cataract is dense it is more risky to leave it in place as this could result in amblyopia. ...Read more