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Doctor insights on: How Do I Apply Butterfly Stitches

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How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I keep my burn wound wrapped?

How long do docs recommend I should I keep my burn wound wrapped?

Simple Care: Burns are response of tissues to heat injury. It is inflammation which increases blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid further damage as this can cause scarring . Trick is to protect from more injury. If below the skin, see a doc. ...Read more

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How do I apply abreva?

How do I apply abreva?

Directly: See your dermatologist for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Can I use neosporin on stitches?

Neosporin & Stitches: Infrequent side effects of neosporin + pain relief top: stinging of skin, skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication, redness of skin, itching, hives, rash, giant hives. I prefer using aquaphor ointment on stitches. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

If I have stitches, what can I do to help my wound heal pretty?

Two things: For topical treatment, we use mederma, available otc & collagen from the cascade system that we use during surgery. Good cosmetic results. ...Read more

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Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

Earlobe stitches, can I use neosporin?

What did the: Treating physician tell you? Neosporin is a triple antibiotic. It's use can increase your sensitivity to any of the antibiotics it contains (especially neomycin). Did you doctor want you to put anything over your stitches? ...Read more

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What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

What to do if I cut my thumb open with safety scissors, do I need stitches?

Laceration: If a cut doesn't stop bleeding within a 1/2 hr, or so, it may need stitches. A tetanus shot, too, if you haven't had one in 10yrs. ...Read more

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Cut my toe on glass and i need stitches, i dont want them so im cleaning everyday, and applying butterfly strips to pull the skin closer, will it heal?

Cut my toe on glass and i need stitches, i dont want them so im cleaning everyday, and applying butterfly strips to pull the skin closer, will it heal?

Yes: Without an exam it is not possible to go into detail. Usually a toe is easy to treat with a dressing which compresses the wound together. I use BIOCLUSIVE membrane this way with excellent results. You can also consider GLUE. Ask your Dr about these. ...Read more

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How do I make a sunburn heal in 2 days? How much aloe vera should I apply daily?

How do I make a sunburn heal in 2 days? How much aloe vera should I apply daily?

Yes: Sunburn is a result of excessive oxidative stress to the tissues of your skin. Lotions that have antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties can partially reverse some of this damage. This is why aloe is so useful. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties. You may want to try come coconut oil as well (anti-oxidant) however, no guarantee on the healing time. The deeper the burn the longer the healing. ...Read more

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I got hurt on my cheek what should I do / use so i don't scar? :( ! i'm using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)

I got hurt on my cheek what should I do / use so i don't scar? :( ! i'm using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin)

Wound Care: If the wound is not large and the edges have came apart. You can use butterfly bandages to align the edges. Then use a topical antibiotic like neosporin, polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Cover the wound twice a day with the antibiotic and keep it covered with a bandaid large enough to cover the wound... But get a cool bandaid, they come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and some have antibiotic already on them. ...Read more

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How do I properly remove my gauze after circumcision?

How do I properly remove my gauze after circumcision?

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

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How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

Tragus piercing: It is in your best interest to keep it clean to avoid an infection, especially of the cartilage. ...Read more

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If I have stitches, how would I clean my wound?

If I have stitches, how would  I  clean my wound?

Simple cleaning OK: Many wounds will continue to ooze a bit of serum after closure & that can build up & provide food for skin germs that could later invade & infect it. A brief cleaning of the area with soap & water or peroxide being sure to leave it dry can remove the serum & prevent infection. Working around stitches with a wet q tip is also helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a cute under my eyelash if I shouldn't use neosporin?

What can I do to heal a cute under my eyelash if I shouldn't use neosporin?

Sometimes nothing: Neosporin might keep a cut from being infected but does not promote healing. If the cut is clean, and there is no swelling or pain, and the edges are together (tape might help) , then don't worry about neosporin. It will heal in those circumstances as fast as if you used neosporin. ...Read more

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Crushed my finger with 11 stiches how long should I keep it wrapped?

Crushed my finger with 11 stiches how long should I keep it wrapped?

3-4 days: 3-4 days should be ok. Then change the gauzes. Might be good to re-wrap it with new gauze. Be sure to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do I keep my bandage on after 2nd degree burns?

How long do I keep my bandage on after 2nd degree burns?

It varies: Even though burns are separated into 1st, 2nd , and 3rd degree categories, there are also an infinite amount of variations within each type. In other words every burn is a little different. The answer to your question is to seek treatment from a doctor qualified to treat burns and follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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If I don't get stitches right away on an open wound cut. How long do I have until I can't get them no more?

If I don't get stitches right away on an open wound cut. How long do I have until I can't get them no more?

Depends on where: The longer a cut is left open before closing with sutures the higher the risk of infection after closing. Some areas such as the face have such an abundant blood supply that it may be safer to close an older cut than say one on the leg. If it is past about six hours it may not be advisable to close. ...Read more

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