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How Bad Is It To Wet Diabetic Foot Ulcer Bandage In The Tub Or Shower
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
If a wasp stings someone on the foot, causing it to swell up, is it ok to soak the foot in some warm water with vinegar and baking soda?
Don't wet dressings: It is not okay to take a bath/shower with a bandage covering a wound. Tap water is not sterile. If it comes in contact with the wound, an infection could occur. Also, the dressing would stay wet, causing maceration of the skin. Maceration is thickening, softening , and whitening of the skin. As a result, more skin could break down. Ask your doctor to clean your foot during dressing changes. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For Gehwol med nail softener for foot fungus, do I put this in with water when soaking the feet or put it straight on the feet?
I would read: The directions. I assume there were directions?? ...Read more
Yes: A popped blood blister wet in the shower is not concerning as long as you dry it thoroughly afterwards. Blood blisters by their definition have not broken through deeper past the skin, but they can still be a source of infection. Continue to dry and apply silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream (can be bought otc at drug store) to help with helping. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sons blister from poison ivy on his finger is oozing should I put a bandaid in it to prevent infection or is it better to leave it open to air?
Is it better to keep a poison ivy rash covered if in weepy stage or left open to "air out." If covered, what type of dressing should be used?
Is it best to keep a pressure sore dry and let it "breath" in the air or should I apply ointment on it and cover it up?
I have a glass sliver in my foot. Is it safe to soak my foot in Epsom salt? Does Ichthammol actually work to draw the sliver out? Never used before.
See a doctor: iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with this. It could go deeper into your foot. ...Read more
Can I use a small amount of boric acid and plenty of water to create a soak to fight foot fungus? Is it safe? No open wounds just badly damaged nails.
Varying opinions: You will hear different opinions on this. If it were my toe, i would have it surgically amputated. That tissue is dead, so a secondary/emerging infection is possible and this can spread rapidly. I personally think the risk of that versus the risk of having surgery is greater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can herpes LIve in a warm and wet environment? Something that doesn't dry out and is room temp?
Doesn't matter: This question suggests you are worried about catching herpes from the environment. It never happens. You only catch the virus by direct personal contact with an infected person (kissing, sex, oral sex, etc). Whether or not the virus survives in a warm or wet environment doesn't matter; contact with that environment is not a risk. ...Read more
What does it mean when your foot does not stay warm unless you keep a foot warmer on it year around and the rest of the leg starts turning to cold as?
How effective is soaking a hangnail infection in hot water and putting peroxide on it help it heal?
Very: But don't forget to apply an antiseptic. ...Read more
Only if this is: Advice after seeing a vascular surgeon and or podiatrist. You need to assess the vascular flow tot he foot. If it is bad and you keep waiting you can lose more of your foot potentially. ...Read more
Depends: Most people are allowed to walk on feet after sutures have been applied as long as they are comfortable but we can not generalise this as it depends on what are the instructions from your surgeon , location of sutures, depth of wound , kind of wound and any associated complicating feature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on what's in the grass. If it's grass without debris, chemicals, trash, disease-causing agents, etc., then there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
My toe nail got ripped off to heal it faster soaking it in warm water + epsom salt mixture Does it help to heal the wound? is epsom salt good to use ?
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well ...Read more
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