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Hand Sanitizer On Broken Skin Or Open Wounds
It: Hurts---- that's all.Get a more detailed answer ›
How harmful is it to get fluocinonide in open wounds? I have bad psoriasis on my scalp and am always scratching, which results in a lot of broken skin and open wounds. I just put on my fluocinonide 0.05% and had severe stinging all over my head once i app
Shouldn't use it.: Fluocinonide can be used to control psoriasis, but should not be used in open wounds especially if you suspect that it maybe infected. I suspect the stinging you feel is from the alcohol content of the solution which may well work as an antiseptic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So far i ate some soup, put chapstick medicated and lypsol on it, cut it open put hand sanitizer on it then petroleum jelly. What should I do next?
Healing open wounds: 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
No: You are ok to do it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Putting hand sanitizer on a skin allergic rash?
Rash has been present for about a month. Neck first, then upper back. Neck disappeared now slight.
I put hand sanitizer with 70% ethyl alcohol on a very open cut on my head. Will i get alcohol poisoning? I put a decent amount
Alcohol Poisoning : Although alcohol "poisoning" is unlikely, the use of high concentration alcohols in wounds is usually contraindicated as alcohols are cytotoxic. (harmful to tissues) with scalp wounds of this description, the application of direct pressure to control hemorrhaging and transfer to a medical facility would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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