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How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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How long until a surgical wound usually stops weeping?

How long until a surgical wound usually stops weeping?

Varies: It usually depends on the size of the wound. Larger wounds will take more time to heal. Also, everybody heals at different rates. Younger healthy people tend to heal faster than older weaker people. As long as the weeping is just clear fluid. If it is thick and pustular and the wound looks red, it may be infected and will not stop weeping until treated. ...Read more

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How do I stop a surgical wound weeping?

How do I stop a surgical wound weeping?

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 more

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How can I avoid itching the weeping wound: (im on clox for staph and candida, how do stop the weeping?

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 more

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How can I stop obsessively picking pimples. I'm covered in scars and have weeping wounds. Dr suggested 80 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine). What alternatives are there?

How can I stop obsessively picking pimples. I'm covered in scars and have weeping wounds. Dr suggested 80 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine). What alternatives are there?

Difficult issue: The increase to 80 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) may be beneficial. Have you considered behavioral therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy in addition? Non-pharmacological options are also important. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do for a weeping wound?

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

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How would I stop my wound from bleeding?

How would I stop my wound from bleeding?

Direct pressure: Apply direct pressure to the wound for 5 minutes. If there is no change in bleeding or if the wound appears deep see an urgent care or er for a wound evaluation and possibly stitches. ...Read more

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How can I stop my edema from weeping?

How can I stop my edema from weeping?

Makes no sense: Edema is the build of fluids in the body or regions thereof. Are you thinking of something else? Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to stop insect bites from weeping?

How to stop insect bites from weeping?

Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more

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What happens when you stop the scarring process on a wound?

What happens when you stop the scarring process on a wound?

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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What is the major things that I need to know to stop a bleeding wound?

What is the major things that I need to know to stop a bleeding wound?

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 more

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Is saying that a wound is emitting discharge the same a wound is "weeping?

Is saying that a wound is emitting discharge the same a wound is "weeping?

Nope: Generally when a wound has a discharge, this suggests a proteinaceous or purulent fluid is being released like pus. While a "weeping" wound typically suggests that there is non infected serosanguinous fluid, meaning not infected fluid being released. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for a wound to stop bleeding when I get cut/scratched? Is this serious?

Why does it take so long for a wound to stop bleeding when I get cut/scratched? Is this serious?

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 more

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How to stop weeping at the bends of your arms

How to stop weeping at the bends of your arms

Hyperhydrosis: You may be sweating too much, and there are some rx meds/lotions that may help. Powders to stay dry can help as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I can't seem stop puncture wound from bleeding! What should I do?

I can't seem stop puncture wound from bleeding! What should I do?

Clotting problem?: While at the doctor you may want to find out if you have a blood clotting problem. ...Read more

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How do you get the pain to stop when air is trapped in your tear duct?

How do you get the pain to stop when air is trapped in your tear duct?

Tear duct pain: I would try over the counter pain meds, for example, acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Also a warm compress to the area may be helpful. If these don't help, I would seek care with an ophthalmologist sooner than later. ...Read more

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Why dosent my tear stop after a situation happens? Why do I tense when I'm sleeping?

Why dosent my tear stop after a situation happens? Why do I tense when I'm sleeping?

Yes: And general crying and insomnia can be symptoms of depression anxiety. She psychologist or psychiatrist for primary care physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My 1y/o can't stop scratching and picking his wounds cause by insect bites, what shall I do. The bites are not healing?

My 1y/o can't stop scratching and picking his wounds cause by insect bites, what shall I do. The bites are not healing?

Clip nails!: The fingernails should definitely by clipped and/ or filed making picking a little more difficult. You may need to cover his hands with gloves or socks so he cannot access his bites. I would also recommend a topical anti-infective, like neosporin, that will protect the bites from infection and may help the healing process. Preventing the bites with off or avon skin-so-soft is also recommended. ...Read more

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How should I stop the bleeding from a gunshot wound?

How should I stop the bleeding from a gunshot wound?

Run/ drive to an ER: If you have active bleeding, you need to see a doctor right away. It can be life threatening, if not controlled quickly. Even otherwise a medical check up is a must otherwise complications, like Infections can follow. ...Read more

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How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

How do you stop weeping from a leg ulceration?

Find the cause: 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

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How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?

How long till I can shower after a perc kidney surgery? Average time till the weeping at surgical site should stop?

Answer Varies: If you are talking about placement of a percutaneous tube into your kidney, you can typically cover them and shower immediately. Some docs will allow you to shower right over exiting tubes and drains. If they are laparoscopic wounds, typically ok after a day or two. "weeping" seems like a lot of drainage. Should have settled in 2-3 days after surgery. You need to check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had untreated scfe for 10yr & resurf. Last year. Is there a way to stop my meniscus from tearing again? I feel the same tearing pains as last tear,

Had untreated scfe for 10yr & resurf. Last year. Is there a way to stop my meniscus from tearing again? I feel the same tearing pains as last tear,

Exercise: Hip strengthening exercise. Has been shown to slow/prevent cartilage wear. Other treatments mainly control the symptoms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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The past couple of sexual encounters I have noticed that I get a tear in my vaginal area. What is the cause and how can I stop this from occurring? Does this happen because of my late sexual experience? (i had my first encounter at age 43)

The past couple of sexual encounters I have noticed that I get a tear in my vaginal area. What is the cause and how can I stop this from occurring? Does this happen because of my late sexual experience? (i had my first encounter at age 43)

Too dry?: You may be more prone to tears if you are not adequately lubricated for penetration to occur comfortably. This can occur because you have not had time to get fully aroused or if your estrogen levels are declining (which occurs just prior to and during menopause.) you could try using a lubricant like KY jelly. If you have persistent pain or bleeding, see your doctor. ...Read more

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One tear coming to my eye, how to stop it?

One tear coming to my eye, how to stop it?

?? Drainage problem: You should see an ophthalmologist to see if the tear drainage system (lacrimal system) is functioning normally. This can be checked easily in an office setting ...Read more

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Any reasons why my eye tear up after I yawn and how do I stop it?

Any reasons why my eye tear up after I yawn and how do I stop it?

That can naturally: Happen. When you yawn, you tend to close your eyes and squeeze your lids, and that can reflexly cause a natural tear response. It's not necessary to prevent it, unless you have continuous tearing happening naturally with or without yawning. ...Read more

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Puncture wound to thigh that won't stop bleeding. How do I stop the bleeding?

Puncture wound to thigh that won't stop bleeding. How do I stop the bleeding?

Go to ER: Holding firm pressure should stop most bleeding. If not, you should seek professional assistance at your local er. ...Read more

Dr. Travis Fultz
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Weeping (Definition)

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