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How To Stop Weeping Wounds
A few days : Wounds after operation should generally stop oozing fluid and/or blood within a few days at most. If it continues longer than that, keep a dry gauze pad on top to wick out the excess fluid. If it looks creamy, it is probably infected. In any case, if you think something isn't right, see your surgeon asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your surgeon: There are many reasons for a surgical wound to continue to weep or drain fluid. First- is the wound closed completely (primarily) or was it intentionally left open? If left open- drainage at be normal. If it was closed together after surgery- continual drainage is abnormal. This is possibly an infection. Discuss the situation with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
How can I avoid itching the weeping wound:( im on clox for staph and candida, how do stop the weeping?
Weeping wound: You need a proper bandage to adsorb the weeping from the wounds. While you find a wound center or a clinician familiar with wounds, put a simple bandage or dressing on the wound. There may be something else to help the weeping, like compression if the wound is on the leg, that could help but this needs to be determined in person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I stop obsessively picking pimples. I'm covered in scars and have weeping wounds. Dr suggested 80 mg of Prozac. What alternatives are there?
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleeding time: I would be more concerned if you developed bruising easily from minor trauma, had bruises develop with no history of trauma or had ongoing bleeding when you flossed and brushed your teeth. Unless you are using a stopwatch to time how long it takes to clot, it is hard to identify how long it takes to stop bleeding. It also has to do with where the injury occurs, how deep the injury is, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apply pressure: Cover the wound with a clean cloth and apply direct pressure into the area that is bleeding. If the wound is on an extremity, elevate the extremity above the heart, or lay down and elevate the wound. Look at the clock and firmly hold the pressure, (no looking) for 10 minutes. If this pressure does not solve the problem, go in to minor er for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: It's pretty hard to stop the scarring process unless you die or use some unusual drugs which interfere with the complex body response to wound healing. If you were able to do the latter, well then, the healing is incomplete. Under six weeks the scar is not very strong; less than two and it could open. If you're talking about gel sheets, they don't affect strength, just the top thickness of scar. ...Read more
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