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Hydrocolloid Dressing Uses
Is a hydrocolloid bandaid safe to use on small knife cut? (Stopped bleeding after ~20 min of pressure and elevation, pretty sure don't need stitches.)
Small cut: 29 year old lady with a small cut with a knife on unknown body location. You should also make sure that your tetanus immunization is up to date. If it is a truly small and clean wound, you can use a butterfly bandage to make sure the edges of the wound are approximated, brought together. Watch for signs of infection & see MD if needed. ...Read more
Yes, : I believe is absolutely safe. Keep area cleen to prevent any possibility of infection... ...Read more
I bought hydrocolloid patches for my feet blisters and it says I can only use them under doctor supervision. Why is it bad to use them while pregant?
Generic message: There is no reason why you cannot apply these patches externally to blisters on your feet. This is likely just a generic statement trying to absolve them of any risk in the pregnancy should something happen related to your feet. I cannot imagine what the problem would be, but I will also state that you should check with your doctor who knows you and your history much better! ...Read more
Breathable dressing : Direct from the web: a hydrocolloid dressing (trade names include duoderm, granuflex, and 3m tegaderm hydrocolloid) is an opaque dressing. A hydrocolloid dressing is biodegradeable, non breathable and adheres to the skin so no separate taping is needed. ...Read more
Yes you can: Contents will not leak out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical supervision: Should be required for use of hydrocolloid dressing & thus dr or health care prodessional treating underlying problem should demonstrate and advise. Is used for wounds, pressure ulcers, acne, superficial burns etc. But advice on its use is, in my opinion, beyond the scope healthtap. ...Read more
I have impetigo on my chin. I have been treating it with Bactroban for 2 days. When can I put hydrocolloid babdage on? It's dry and cracking w/ ooze.
Can I keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I don't want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
Hist. Folliculitis. Derm put on Minocycline 1 month. I get boils and can scrape off-white skin when I shower. Tried hydrocolloid bandage. Any tips?
Honey & hand towel: After washing open wound, important to keep wound moist-not crusty/scabbed and keep it covered to reduce secondary infection. Regular table honey has been used for millenia as a wound dressing. Apply it liberally and cover are with hand towel or paper towel. If there is a lot of drainage use feminie pad or baby diaper. If these product aren't available any clean dry cloth will protect wound. ...Read more
What kind of salad dressings can I have while pregnant? Am I better off making my own salad dressings and what ingredients should I use?
I am suffering with an abscess on my thigh at the moment and have been given a honey dressing to put on the wound, is this safe to use?
Honey dsg ; abscess: Do not place a honey dressing on an abscess. You need to see a doctor (primary care physician, urgent care, emergency room) for evaluation of the abscess and consideration of incision and drainage and/or antibiotics. Then a sterile dressing may be placed and changed daily or twice daily. ...Read more
Dressing: I'd use a small, simple dressing over the tube entrance through the skin, if just to protect your clothing from any discharge or blood. There's certainly no harm in keeping it covered. Good luck. ...Read more
Sticky stuff has remained around the spot where the C-section dressing was done. What can I use to remove it. Midwife suggested nail remover? OK?
Wounded at center of foot sole and infected.the nurse use Iodine cotton to wash the wound without anesthesia.how to relive pain when dressing change?
Premedicate: When a wound change is performed, certainly it can hurt. The best thing to do, would be to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) 45 minutes before the wound change, or Motrin (ibuprofen) 30 minutes before. If you have other pain meds, you would want to take them BEFORE the wound change -the medicine needs to absorb into your system first. Sometimes some ice first or the 'cold spray' would help immediately. ...Read more
Will contact lenses melt if I use it while cooking/bbq ing? There is an email circulating saying so!
No: Heat hot enough to melt contact lenses would sear the eyelids, and damage the cornea. ...Read more
With a lot of help: Cpap, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure delivers warm, humidified air through the nose or mouth and pneumatically splints the airway preventing closure during sleep. CPAP can now be used with a large variety of masks. Most importantly, finding a trusted doctor and company who furnishes these machines will ensure initial education and close follow up to trouble shoot problems. ...Read more
Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more
Every medication: Has side effects. The doctor who prescribed it considered its potential benefits versus its potential risks and decided that you should take this medication. It is a complex decision that is impossible to discuss further here. ...Read more
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Clobex: "CLOBEX® (clobetasol propionate) Spray, 0.05% is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to clobetasol propionate, to other corticosteroids, or to any ingredient in this preparation." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c77ababd-a449-4e89-a9c6-b7e401120ba1 ...Read more