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How should I bathe child with stitches put above the left eye?

How should I bathe child with stitches put above the left eye?

Easy: I assume you are talking about skin sutures. I usually ask patients to keep the dressing applied at the time of suture placement until the next morning. If there was no dressing, i still ask the patient to refrain from wetting the wound until the next morning and then he/she may get in the shower just fine. I do ask them, though, to avoid vigorous rubbing the sutured wound. ...Read more

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Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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My 2 years old daughter sprayed perfume into her eye. I cleaned the eye with water. Still some redness. Can see and open eye. What should I do? Thank

My 2 years old daughter sprayed perfume into her eye. I cleaned the eye with water. Still some redness. Can see and open eye. What should I do?  Thank

Get an Exam: Your daughter's eye should be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine if any chemical damage has taken place on the surface of the eye. Rinsing the eye out with water was the best initial treatment. Chemical burns, epithelial corneal or conjunctival damage may require treatment. ...Read more

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My three year old cut her hand on broken glass in a field. It was clean and I treated with anti septic and dressed right away. Does she need tetanus ?

My three year old cut her hand on broken glass in a field. It was clean and I treated with anti septic and dressed  right away. Does she need tetanus ?

Probably not: Assuming her immunizations are up to date, she should be good. She needs to have had three immunizations to be considered to have competed her primary series and be safe. (Most kids have 4 by 18 months). Her next shot is due when she turns fours per the U.S. Center for Disease Control. ...Read more

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I had surgery last Thursday to correct my deviated septum. The doctor put stitches in each nostril as well as splinters. Will it hurt to remove them?

I had surgery last Thursday to correct my deviated septum. The doctor put stitches in each nostril as well as splinters. Will it hurt to remove them?

DO NOT TOUCH: DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING they are there for a reason, do not mess with a plastic surgeon job, that will affect the result. leave it alone, and check with your doctor office ...Read more

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My son broke his arm just above the wrist; both bones were broken. It was set with a pin. It healed with a 25 degree angle. The arm has a 25 degree angle just above the wrist and he can't put his hand flat and has limited rotation. What should I do?

My son broke his arm just above the wrist; both bones were broken. It was set with a pin. It healed with a 25 degree angle. The arm has a 25 degree angle just above the wrist and he can't put his hand flat and has limited rotation. What should I do?

As : As the other 2 physicians have noted, age is the most important factor. In a growing child, many deformities self-correct. The more growth left, the more it can correct. Most growth in the forearm occurs near the wrist, so we can accept more angulation there than elsewhere. As a child gets older, we can accept less and less deformity and we treat him/her more like an adult. If there is unacceptable deformity and loss of function, we would consider additional treatment. Sometimes we do have to wait for some "consolidation"--additional strength at the fracture site--before starting another treatment. Also, stiffness (loss of joint motion) is very rare in younger children, but can occur as they get older. Even a severe injury in a young child rarely needs therapy. In older children, some injuries will be severe enough to limit motion. If you don't feel the treating physician/surgeon is providing adequate answers, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I just had my gallbladder removed and about to go to the lake, can I put liquid bandage over my stitches? Is it bad for the stitches not having air?

I just had my gallbladder removed and about to go to the lake, can I put liquid bandage over my stitches? Is it bad for the stitches not having air?

Not lake water: I would strongly suggest that you do not get in the water while your wounds are still healing. Even though the wounds look small (if you have a laparoscopy), there was a lot done inside you. Please, take it easy, especially if you still have stitches on. Do not go anywhere too far from a hospital. ...Read more

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My daughter fell on her face and the doctor prescribed muciprocin. She has no infection i don't want her to be left with a scar should I use neosporin?

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My daughter fell on her face and the doctor prescribed muciprocin. She has no infection i don't want her to be left with a scar should I use neosporin?

No: Mupirocin has better coverage of what you need for skin/soft tissue possible infection than neosporin. Neosporin actually can cause reactions due to allergies against neomycin, one of its components. ...Read more

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Baby is 22 months. Fell on pavement and scraped the skin above and under right eye. What should I do?

Baby is 22 months. Fell on pavement and scraped  the skin above and under right eye. What should I do?

Clean,ice: Clean it gently. Then put ice on it 20 minutes at a time for the first two days to keep swelling down. Once selling is down, just keep it clean. You can use ophthalmic antibiotic ointment on the scrapes if they are bad enough to warrant that. ...Read more

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My 1year kid had a cut above his right eyebrow in forehead our doctor using dermabond adhesive pasted cut wound. Now it swells I fear may be septic?

My 1year kid had a cut above his right eyebrow in forehead our doctor using dermabond adhesive pasted cut wound. Now it swells I fear may be septic?

Dermabond: If the area is red and tender to the touch, then it should be evaluated for infection. If it is some swelling only, then it might be as a result of whatever caused the cut over his eye and probably is ok. ...Read more

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When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear.. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear.. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

30 to 60 seconds: Most drops a placed in a dose of two to four drops. Usually keeping your head tilted for 30 to 60 seconds will allow the drops to get deeper into the canal and not drain out. ...Read more

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I have a deep cut above my upper lip on the outside and inside. No stitches were required. How long will my lip be swollen? Can i clean it with water

I have a deep cut above my upper lip on the outside and inside. No stitches were required.  How long will my lip be swollen? Can i clean it with water

Deep lip cut: Whether stitches are 'required' is a matter of surgical opinion. Any deep cut on both the inside and outside of a lip which are in the same area must be assumed to be 'through and through' and therefore must be carefully evaluated--and likely closed with stitches. There is a misconception that 'stitches' are somehow bad and that 'avoidance' of them is best. This is bad reasoning. ...Read more

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My child was hit in the eye with the water from garden hose at full blast. What to do for his eye?

My child was hit in the eye with the water from garden hose at full blast.  What to do for his eye?

Likely no harm: The water itself is not harmful. Depending on the force of the stream, some damage from the blunt trauma may have occurred. If the child is old enough to assess his vision, you can check that he sees the same clarity from one eye to the other, and look for any redness of the white of the eye, or hiding of the colored part of his eye. If any doubt that the affected eye is normal, see an eye md asap. ...Read more

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My 20 year old son got 5 stitches on his upper check. Should he apply Vaseline or neosporin to the site? Also they told him 5-7 days for suture remov

My 20 year old son got 5 stitches on his upper check. Should he apply Vaseline or neosporin to the site?  Also they told him 5-7 days for suture remov

Vaseline: Large studies of ointments on sutures indicate no benefit from neosporin or bacitracin. They fail to prevent infection. They are common sensitizers, among the most common things causing allergic reactions. Throw them away. Lubricate the wound with vaseline or Aquaphor and rinse with water twice a day. ...Read more

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Can I get the vision in my left eye up to par with my right eye by keeping my right eye covered with a patch, forcing my left eye to do more work?

Can I get the vision in my left eye up to par with my right eye by keeping my right eye covered with a patch, forcing my left eye to do more work?

Patching : Patching the better visioned eye does improve visual acuity in children particularly when they are 9 yo or less in age. Even to some degree patching up to 17 yo can help, but less effective. I didn't get your age, but if you are an adult, the benefits of patching will not likely have a positive impact. You should see an Eye MD if you are concerned about your vision. All you may need is glasses. ...Read more

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How should I bathe child with stitches put above the left eye?

Easy: I assume you are talking about skin sutures. I usually ask patients to keep the dressing applied at the time of suture placement until the next morning. If there was no dressing, i still ask the patient to refrain from wetting the wound until the next morning and then he/she may get in the shower just fine. I do ask them, though, to avoid vigorous rubbing the sutured wound. ...Read more

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I have stitches mark above mt left eye can it be remove?

I have stitches mark above mt left eye can it be remove?

Scar: They usually go away over time but you may have somewhat of a scar forever. ...Read more

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Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Migraine: You may have migraines or a different headache disorder. You should visit a neurologist and have them evaluate you to see if it is migrainous in nature, and to exclude any potentially-serious disorders. ...Read more

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Have a small swelling on the conjunctiva of the left eye. Looks like stitches. Have irritations. Doc gave me peg400 lubricant eye drop. Will it cure?

Have a small swelling on the conjunctiva of the left eye. Looks like stitches. Have irritations. Doc gave me peg400 lubricant eye drop. Will it cure?

Lubrication is good: Swelling of the conjunctiva is often caused my local irritation. Lubricating drops soothe the irritated area or, at least, keep it from getting more irritated. ...Read more

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My child has red dots all around her left eye to her temple they kinda look like blood spots. Wht could it be ?

My child has red dots all around her left eye to her temple they kinda look like blood spots. Wht could it be ?

Need more info: Need more information. How long have they been there? Do they itch? If recent onset, they could be bug bites, or a reaction to something she came in contact with, called a contact dermatitis. If they have been there since birth, several types of birthmarks can have this appearance. If it persists, have a dermatologist look at it and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do ?

My child fell n hit here nose on thr ground n it seem nothing broken but when she woke up dhe said she see spots on her left eye. What too do ?

See her doctor.: She should be evaluated by a physician. This will include a physical exam and possibly an x-ray or ct scan to help determine if there is any problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any answers to why a child, 1 week old, has a smaller left eye ball, pupil and eye slit than the right?

Can you tell me if there is any answers to why a child, 1 week old, has a smaller left eye ball, pupil and eye slit than the right?

See ophthalmologist: it might be a condition that called "microphthalmos", which is developmental defect. The condition can occur in the absence of other eye defects. However, there are other etiologies for that condition and need to be checked by pediatric ophthalmogist. ...Read more

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If a child was born with strabismus of the left eye, when is the best time to correct it?

If a child was born with strabismus of the left eye, when is the best time to correct it?

Evaluate quickly: If the left eye is consistent turned out of alignment (usually inwards in this age group), it needs to be evaluated to rule out tumors, cataract, glaucoma and other conditions which might need immediate attention. This is imperative since you say it was present at birth. Other conditions such as ordinary misalignment or refractive issues usually are not at birth and are fixed later. ...Read more

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My child is having pain in her left ear can barly see out the left eye , what can that be?

Vision loss and pain: These are alarming symptoms in a 7 year old. You should report this immediately to your doctor and have her examined for the cause of the vision loss and the ear pain. There are mainly possibilities. ...Read more

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My child , she is 16 days old, her left eye is something wrong. After sleep some dust grow up and she can't open her eyes for some time.

Can't open eye: Your baby may have chemical conjunctivitis as a result of the drops they put in the baby's eyes at birth. Try using a cotton all with lukewarm water to wipe away the matter, . If the condition persists see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My child of 14 woke up this morning with an ache in his left nostril every couple breaths, followed by his left eye tearing up. What's wrong?

.: Might be sinusitis. Check to see if he feels any heavyness of the head or fever. Does he have nasal congestion. Try steam inhalation or a nice hot shower to relieve congestion. If fever starts or pain increases get to a physician to check if needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a child 2.5 years old her eyes been red and teary has a stye on left eye is running fever unable to eat and abdomen pain?

I have a child 2.5 years old her eyes been red and teary has a stye on left eye is running fever unable to eat and abdomen pain?

Pink eye plus: It is contagious & in this case needs 2 c an ophthalmologist, & needs drops & systemic antibiotics also. Get in & have him cn now! ...Read more

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The inside corner of my left eye burns. I put in eye drops to lubricate and it burns more. What could it be?

The inside corner of my left eye burns. I put in eye drops to lubricate and it burns more. What could it be?

See Opthalmologist: causes of burning in the inside corner of eye could be related to allergies, infections (including viral, bacterial) and trauma/scratch . I assume you used OTC eye lubricant drops. If burning continues, see your MD or Opthalmologist to check for infection or corneal abrasion. Is there sense of foreign body in that part of eye? any vision disturbance? any discharge? any bumps? see Opthalmologist ...Read more

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My 5 mo baby girl's left eye is watery at times. Could it be due to cold? No other symptoms. She is active otherwise.

Possible tear issue: A small group of infants have an obstruction to the lower portion of the tear drainage system (inside in the nasal passages). Since the tear overflow is on one side only, this is a possibiity. It can also occur from disease in that eye. Best to have your pediatrician look at this and he/she will refer the child to a pediatric ophthalmologist if needed. ...Read more

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My 3-month old baby left eye keeps tearing up when he is not crying and it seems really watery and a little low. What can this be?

My 3-month old baby left eye keeps tearing up when he is not crying and it seems really watery and a little low. What can this be?

See eye doctor: Your baby is having tears because the tube which drains the tears is blocked . By massaging by the side of nose on left side usually helps. otherwise consult eye doctor who will suggest a procedure to remove the block ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left eye localized on my bottom eyelid. I especially feel it when it touch or put pressure on it. What could it be?

Sty: Sty is laymen's term for chalasion or hordeolum. Usual treatment - warm compresses for about 10 minutes at a time few times a day - supplement with antibiotic drops and sometimes oral antibiotics if it is inflamed or infected. About 50% resolve with conservative treatment and 50% need surgical drainage, done in Ophthalmologist's office. see an Ophthalmologist to confirm diagnosis and treat ...Read more

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My left eye hurts when i put a little bit of pressure on it. It hurts like to the very left corner of my eye, bordering or behind the bone?

My left eye hurts when i put a little bit of pressure on it. It hurts like to the very left corner of my eye, bordering or behind the bone?

Infection?: See your doc or your eye doc.This is something that merits evaluation. This could be a small gland or might be bony if there was trauma. See someone about this. ...Read more