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Grx Hydrogel Gauze Medication
After hernia op still having pain have tried different prescribed drugs nothing helps had u/s dr suggests it is fat pushed through gauze need help?
Sticks!: Apply an non-stick dressing first, and keep it in place with a gauze roll. Otherwise oozing from the abrasion will make the gauze stick. Be sure your tetanus shot is up to date (if not, get it within 72 hours of injury). Keep the area clean using saline or tap water (or very mild dilute soap if dirty). Apply a light coat of Aquafor (per Dr. Dohan). Keep covered ...Read more
Wound care: It is a good idea to change the dressings on a wound when they are contaminated or visibly soiled. Hopefully you have a Wound Nurse or someone you can coordinate with- since you want to practice clean technique and of course minimize any pain that might occur. I would expect too you have a follow-up with the doc who did the surgery - so I would call there if you don't have any outpatient resources ...Read more
Best way to go: The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck. Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for better or worse, you will have to get it off. Best trick it to then gently apply traction on the gauze and then using a finger, push the skin away from the gauze. Do not pull the gauze away. There will be a second of pain and a little blood. ...Read more
Skin glue: Just head back to the office if whoever put the material in and just have then deal with it. I am sure they would be happy to take it off for you. ...Read more
Change daily till he: Change daily till the wound is healed and take off. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: There are a variety of wound care products each with specific indications and contraindications. There are various different types of wounds, each requiring a different type of approach for optimal healing. The type of product that one will need depends on the needs and type wound. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you. ...Read more
Yes: The effects from the hydrogel will wear off. All the best. ...Read more
Don't drink it: Hard to tell. May call the producer or take it back to the store ...Read more
No: Not unless you have training on how and when to use it. Basic first aid and CPR class are more useful for the general public. ...Read more
What is the best way to get gauze that is fused to an open wound off? I've already tried soaking it in water.
Traction: With time the water will loosen things enough that you can pull the gauze off. Then clean the wound and cover it with a different product that doesn't stick to the wound bed. ...Read more
Had a dry socket. Took out gauze with medicine on Friday. How do I care for it now? Still see some white pieces.
Here are the official self management guidelines from Mayo clinic
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/manage/ptc-20305961
If having ongoing difficulties it would be worth contacting the dentist who undertook the procedure. ...Read more
After my hydrocelectomy I tried to show and one of my stitches was broke when I was removing the gauze What should I do?
Leave incision alone: After an uneventful hydrocelectomy, doing nothing but leaving the surgical site alone by just keeping there dry would be the most reasonable care. In other words, no care is the best care because nothing can change surgical site beneath the skin after the edges of incision are approximated and sealed. More? Ask your doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more
3 days after a biopsy, is it normal for the small cuts to hurt after having the gauze off of them and letting them breathe?
I had surgery to open up my cyst in my back. I have a hole. Should I air it out for a bit as it heals or keep it covered with gauze?
Open drainage: The answer depends on the underlying cause of the problem. If you have an infection it is very important that the wound be allowed to drain. Usually such wounds are managed with an absorbent dressing (gauze) and dressing changes. The doctor who did the surgery should guide you and give you specifics for your situation. ...Read more
I had dry socket and it was treated. This is the 2nd day without gauze and no pain just littleache. Is it supposed to be achy while it stills heals?
Yes: Being a little achy after having a dry socket is perfectly normal. This will probably continue for 5-7 days. ...Read more
Hydrocelectomy- I have replaced the gauze two days after the op. How should I clean the wound? Some stitches came off. Can I leave it alone until tue?
Just leave it...: Since bleeding stopped and incision sealed, it's good idea to leave it alone but keep it dry by opening it to air off and on, and cover it with thin protective gauze. It would most likely be okay to wait until tuesday. Of course, if anything unexpected occurs, seek urgent attention; but from what you described, you would be fine as long as being comfortable and getting better slowly day by day. ...Read more
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