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5.My wound did not heal for 5 months after surjory.Cultural test rapidly growing a typical becteria.Akt 4 was prescibed how long drug to be taken.

5.My wound did not heal for 5 months after surjory.Cultural test rapidly growing a typical becteria.Akt 4  was prescibed how long drug to be taken.

See wound care: A non healing wound for that long sounds like there is more than just bacteria at fault. For example what was the surgery for. If the answer is cancer it may be in the wound. Other issues such as low protein, trials of other wound treatments (not wet to dry dressings) possibly vacume therapy. A wound specialist needs to go over this carefully. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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How long does it take a g tube site to heal after removal. How long is leaking considered normal?

How long does it take a g tube site to heal after removal. How long is leaking considered normal?

6-8 wks to heal: Probably 3-4 weeks to stop leaking. PEGS will close earlies then those placed @ surgery. Small frequent meals will help ...Read more

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How long does it take a g tube site to heal after removal and how long is leaking considered normal?

How long does it take a g tube site to heal after removal and how long is leaking considered normal?

Depends on how: long it's been in, and what type of tube it is. Typically should heal pretty quickly within a week or two, but sometimes can take longer. A small amount of drainage early on is normal, but if it is persistent or a large amount see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is waiting too long after tongue laceration bad for healing?

Is waiting too long after tongue laceration bad for healing?

Maybe: Deep lacerations on any part of the body heal better if repaired promptly. If not, more scarring results in the long term and more bleeding, infection and pain occur in the short term. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a moon face to fade after having stopped Prednisone or Megace (megestrol) Es?

How long does it take for a moon face to fade after having stopped Prednisone or Megace (megestrol) Es?

Hard to say.: I think this is a very individual thing. Some people never get it while others have it with just a small amount of prednisone. I would guess that it takes as long to go away as it took to get it. ...Read more

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How long after a prednisone shot for poison ivy, should i begin to debloat??!l

How long after a prednisone shot for poison ivy, should i begin to debloat??!l

Poison Ivy: i am confused here. Is the bloating from the shot or did you have it with your poison ivy reaction? Please clear up what you are asking. ...Read more

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C-sectn 11days ago, little ooze on wound, on antibiotics for 2 days now. How long will it take before full recovery? What can I use to sterilize wound

C-sectn 11days ago, little ooze on wound, on antibiotics for 2 days now. How long will it take before full recovery? What can I use to sterilize wound

It will take: a few more days, but should get better every day, not worse. Unless you have diabetes should heal well. You cannot sterilize wound, keep it clean, not irritated, no trauma ...Read more

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How long does it take for signs of wound infection to appear after surgery?

Variable: An post-operative wound infection can manifest anytime within 24 hours to even weeks later if a foreign body such as un-dissolved suture material remains. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after a rhinoseptoplasty?

How long is the recovery period after a rhinoseptoplasty?

Depends: most people take a week off work. Two weeks of no strenuous activity and 6 weeks of no glasses on the nose. The swelling is mostly gone in 3 weeks to 3 months but subtle changes occur over a year. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my throat to heal after the peanut is taken out? Why a biopsy? How long will this procedure take?

How long will it take for my throat to heal after the peanut is taken out? Why a biopsy? How long will this procedure take?

Strange question: if you chocked after eating peanuts and associated breathing difficulty followed that it is emergency. see doctor ASAP. I m however is not certain if you need theoat biopsy for this. There are might other reasons to suggest biopsy beside peanut true allergy reaction. Again, see your doctor and get proper evaluation and Tx. ...Read more

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How long is the normal recovery period after treatment for cerebral anuyrism (sp?

How long is the normal recovery period after treatment for cerebral anuyrism (sp?

Likely a few months: Assuming no secondary brain injury from the aneurysm or surgery, usually would anticipate fairly full recovery by about 3 months, but in many cases, if aneurysm ruptured, there will be some residual brain issues, which will likely stabilize within 4-6 months. If problem with thinking and memory, healing may proceed over 12-18 months. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after chalazion surgery?

How long is the recovery period after chalazion surgery?

A few weeks: After incision and drainage, the eyelid can still be swollen and bruised for up to a few weeks. Your doctor may have prescribed an antibiotic/steroid ointment to be used for the first week to help with this. Even when fully healed, sometimes a small residual lump may remain. ...Read more

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How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.

Rabies prevention: For a 'real' exposure, immediate protection is usually given in the form of rabies immune globulin. I wonder if you were given that? The rabies vaccine series takes 14 days to administer the 4 shots (5 if the body is weak). After the first shot, you body will start its 'homework' but it's going to be at least 10 days after that before you're immune system is fully operational vs. rabies. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after an angioplasty?

How long is the recovery period after an angioplasty?

None: You have to beware of the wound in the groin -- so take it easy for about 1 week to prevent bleeding complication. ...Read more

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After stopping isotretinoin-accutane , how long with it take for the effects go?

After stopping isotretinoin-accutane , how long with it take for the effects go?

Not long: The dry skin side effects resolve as the skin continues to heal. Use oil free moisturizers. Other disturbances go away once the drug is out of your system. If you are pregnant birth defects will ensue. Wait up to 6 months before having unprotected sex if you are thinking about getting pregnant. ...Read more

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After a mymectomy, how long does it take for bleeding to stop from area of incission?

After a mymectomy, how long does it take for bleeding to stop from area of incission?

Oozing or bleeding?: It's not clear what incisions you're talking about. Are you referring to the skin incisions? They should not be bleeding. Slight blood oozing is ok but not bleeding. The incisions on the uterus should not be bleeding either. The incisions on the uterus should be sewn closed at the time of surgery and should not bleed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your liver to stop bleeding after it got cut during gallbladder surgery?

Immediately: Surgeon will control the bleeding during surgery. In unlikely event of rebleed the patient will require another surgery. Go for 2 nd opinion if you have drain and you are concerned. ...Read more

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