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Doctor insights on: Fiberglass Blister Repair For Boats

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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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What is a good topical cream for healing open sample cuts and punctures from a car accident on lthighs, arms, etc. ?

What is a good topical cream for healing open sample cuts and punctures from a car accident on lthighs, arms, etc.  ?

Number of them:: But see your doc as such cuts/puncture wounds can easily have pieces of glass or metal in them, which all will need to be removed first. Xrays would help to dx. Generally neosporin or triple antibiotic oint, are used. But your allergy status would have to be considered. So kindly see your doc or an orthopod, specially if you have any numbness or tingling in your arms/legs beyond injury sites. ...Read more

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How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None?

How to treat a gash on big toe?  Er cut off flap of skin.  Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday?  Bacetracin?  None?

Topical antibiotic: With bandage. Tetanus history should of been reviewed in the er. Ice is good as well. Monitor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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How long should I wear a air cast for two bone chip fractures foot/ ankle?

How long should I wear a air cast for two bone chip fractures foot/ ankle?

As your doctor says.: We don't know the size of the chips or the extent of your injury. Sometimes damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles can be more serious than small chips. Your doc knows the answer or will refer to an orthopedist or a podiatrist if needed. Without knowing that, we can't give you a very accurate answer, but it could take 4-6 weeks or more to heal.. ...Read more

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Broken fibula, plate and screws were put in place currently in fiber glass splint. 2 weeks post surgery getting a boot, when will I be able to walk?

Broken fibula, plate and screws were put in place currently in fiber glass splint. 2 weeks post surgery getting a boot, when will I be able to walk?

4-6 weeks: It varies somewhat based upon the nature of the fracture, but we will usually let our patients begin walking while wearing a boot by about 4-6 weeks postoperatively. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?

I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?

Keep it clean: You are doing what needs to be done. Healing will take its own time and there is no way to hasten it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Closed 1,2,3&5 metatarsal fractures. Doc put me in a Aircast. Would a fiberglass cast be better? Still a lot of pain in boot.

Closed 1,2,3&5 metatarsal fractures. Doc put me in a Aircast. Would a fiberglass cast be better? Still a lot of pain in boot.

Maybe: If you are having pain in air cast, something else needs to be initiated. Perhaps a hard fiber glass cast with a cast shoe may provide better protection and immobilization. It may be necessary for you to be non-weight bearing. Consult with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Used a self-adhesive ACE wrap over the knee I had arthroscopic surgery on to protect it from my brace and am breaking out. Take some benadryl (diphenhydramine)???

Used a self-adhesive ACE wrap over the knee I had arthroscopic surgery on to protect it from my brace and am breaking out.  Take some benadryl (diphenhydramine)???

Great Idea: It sounds as if you are having an allergic reaction to the wrap. You may also apply over the counter steroid cream to reduce the redness and allergic reaction. An Aveeno powder oatmeal bath may also help with any itching you have. ...Read more

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Cut open inner calf on dirtbike foot peg to the bone, 10 internal and a running stitch outer. Skin is growing over my stitches, is that ok? Gonna hurt

Cut open inner calf on dirtbike foot peg to the bone, 10 internal and a running stitch outer. Skin is growing over my stitches, is that ok? Gonna hurt

Stitches: How long have they been in? 5 to 14 days depending on body location is norm. As long as the loops of a running stitch are exposed (to where they can get a fine scissors tip under) they can be removed. ...Read more

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How to treat a gash on big toe? Er cut off flap of skin. Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday? Bacetracin? None? Diabetic and neuropathy.

How to treat a gash on big toe?  Er cut off flap of skin.  Wrap tight or loose for air? Soak 1xday?  Bacetracin?  None? Diabetic and neuropathy.

I would : Apply a topical antibiotic and cover. I would also suggest that you follow up with a foot doc. You are a high risk patient. Make sure your sugar is kept within normal range. ...Read more

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After tibea plateau reconstruction with synthetic bone, a plate & 7 screws on 4-10-14 I still have ltd flexion and have developed an itchy rash?

After tibea plateau reconstruction with synthetic bone, a plate & 7 screws on 4-10-14 I still have ltd flexion and have developed an itchy rash?

Ok-see ortho: You need to get the rash assessed and you also need to keep following up post-operatively with the Ortho, as you may need continuing rehab/physical therapy to get more range of motion. ...Read more

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Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Give me a boost.: The general rule is to have a booster if it has been more than 10 years since last shot. If the wound is deep and contaminated and it has been more than 5 years since your last shot, you will need a booster. Your wound care sounds adequate, but there is no way of telling if it is adequate enough. To remove all doubt, get a booster. ...Read more

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Bimalleolar fracture of ankle 11 days ago. No surgery needed. Ankle is in a fiberglass cast. Ankle hasn't hurt since being in the cast. Should it be?

Why no surgery?: Bimalleolar fractures do require surgery. There are only very few occasions when they are non-surgical (medically unstable, skin doesn't allow, Charcot ankle, etc.). You may want a second opinion to see if this truly is non-operative. ...Read more

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Single screw hole in front of tibia heal time. Was in for 5 years holding tendon from fibula in place. How long till full strength returns?

Should be healed: But without examining you impossible to tell what is going on. You need to see the orthopedist who put this in or a competent associate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just had an open abdominal hernia repair on Thursday. I have developed a contact dermatitis that is blistering all over my stomach. How to treat?

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Just had an open abdominal hernia repair on Thursday.  I have developed a contact dermatitis that is blistering all over my stomach. How to treat?

Call your surgeon: You possibility have a reaction to the wound dressing, not uncommon, surgery team will be able to address the issue and advise you further on wound care ...Read more

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7 weeks preggo and went boating today, went over big wave and came down hard. Is that dangerous for loss baby? How firmly r they attached?

7 weeks preggo and went boating today, went over big wave and came down hard. Is that dangerous for loss baby? How firmly r they attached?

Watch the falls: After the fetus grows the sac moves nto the uterine chamber and the placenta literally grows into the uterine wall where it remains till birth and it separates. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blistering?

What is the definition or description of: Blistering?

Blistering: A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which blisters would be found. ...Read more

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How can I treat a blister?

How can I treat a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can you treat a blister?

How can you treat a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blister?

What could I do to cure a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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Is there a quick way to heal blisters?

Is there a quick way to heal blisters?

Protective Mechanism: Blisters are a protective mechanism that occur on the body secretes a fluid cushion under the skin in response to trauma such as a burn. If you pop them, you expose the injured tissue an increased risk of infection. Using a protective dressing and avoiding stress/trauma to the area will promote fastest healing and let the blister pop on its own when it's ready. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a blister?

What is the best way to heal a blister?

Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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What are bites that look like blisters?

What are bites that look like blisters?

Way to many: insect bites present this way. Can't tell you the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly treat blisters?

Is there a way to quickly treat blisters?

No quick way protect: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. There is no quick way. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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How to tell what this patch of blisters is?

How to tell what this patch of blisters is?

Where are the bliste: It depends where the blisters are and what they look like it may be herpes simplex, herpes zoster, chicken pox, or other skin conditions have it checked with your doctor or a dematologist. ...Read more

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My bite looks like a blister, what bit me ?

My bite looks like a blister, what bit me ?

Sorry, many types of: Bites have this appearance - can't identify with this info. ...Read more

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What is the best way to care for a blister?

What is the best way to care for a blister?

Depends: Generally there are two types of blisters, blood filled (deep injury) and fluid filled (superficial). The fluid filled is the most common and can be simply popped and apply triple antibiotic ointment to the area with bandaid. Leave the roof because it will fall off on its own, no need to peel it. If you have a blood blister, see you physician because it may be a bigger injury inside. ...Read more

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Could compeed blister plasters contain latex?

Could compeed blister plasters contain latex?

I don't believe so: but I do know Astroplast Pico Blister Plasters claim to be latex free and you can get on internet. It should say on package. ...Read more

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What is the best way to care for a popped blister?

What is the best way to care for a popped blister?

TLC: Antibiotic ointment and a protective non-stick bandage (changed once or twice a day) for starters. Avoid any friction or rubbing on the area. If the area looks infected - weeping or draining fluid, or increasing tenderness, redness, or swelling, or other concerning symptoms - would be best to get an evaluation. Protect it from sun exposure. ...Read more

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Do you think I should leave the blister plasters on or should I leave them uncovered or pop them?

Do you think I should leave the blister plasters on or should I leave them uncovered or pop them?

Not sure what you: mean by blister plasters? In general - recommend that you don't pop or deroof blisters so as to avoid opening up a portal for infections. ...Read more

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Can jock itch blister?

Can jock itch blister?

Jock itch is not a d: You need to see a dr for diagnosis. "jock itch" is not a specific diagnosis. Blisters there need prompt attention. ...Read more

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