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Healing Surgical Wounds
Herbal cures: First off, how do you know it is a fungal infection? Second, there really isn't any herbal remedy that will cure a fungal infection. Medicine is around because it tends to work for the most things in the most people most of the time. It is frustrating but true. When things don't go the way we all want them to, medicines and doctors tend to get the blame. Sometimes though, things just don't work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often does the wound or surgical site should be evaluated by for infection and/or if the wound is properly healing after the surgery?
Depends: Depends on the judgement of the caring physician. High risk wounds may get checked daily and low risk wounds may go a month. Generally if a wound is going to get infected it will usually happen within the first nine days or so. After that the risk goes down dramatically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom had multiple broken leg bones from wreck. Surgical hardware was removed due to non healing wound , 3 different infections in it. Will she be ok?
Challenge: This will be some very difficult work i assume the infections had to do with the hardware. First they will control the infection then attempt repairs on the bones probably with bone grafting and hard ware possibly with a bone stimulator after that there will have to be some rehabilitation at 77 probably with osteoporosis it will be a lengthy tough process. Impossible ? No but hard. ...Read more
I have a wound from a perirectal abscess surgery that has fully healed after nearly 3 months. What could be wrong? What can be done to help healing?
Are there any care centers that will administer BCG (surgery and chemo not options) and care for an infectious non-healing wound? Need help!
BCG?: Practicing medicine in the us, bcg is not given; you may be referring to a tuberculin skin test. The infectious non-healing wound will require additional studies to determine its cause. In both cases, a referral to an infectious diseases specialist is appropriate. Both issues can be addressed directly by the id doctor. ...Read more
If my test for MRSA in my nose is positive, should I visit a friend and stay at her house when she just had surgery and has a wound that is healing?
MRSA: You can visit your friend as long as you do not touch her or the wound. Staph is seldom transmitted casually. You do not say why you were being tested, but attempts to rid yourself of this colonization can be done using Mupirocin ointment (Bactoban) and bathing solely with a Chlorhexidine containing soap, since if your nose is colonized your skin surface will almost invariably be as well. ...Read more
I have a post surgery pilonidal cyst wound and it is in its final stages. Saline water was used to clean it, now antiseptic. Could this slow healing?
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