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I Got A Cut On My Ankle What Do I Do
Keep it clean: Most cuts would heal by themselves and thus keeping the cut clean would suffice. But if you were cut with something heavily contaminated, then infection may follow. If you see any pus coming out of the cut, then an antibiotic may be needed. Make sure you are updated on your tetanus immunization. ...Read more
You need help: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 > ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Sorry about your injury. Depending on severity of the injury, the pain and swelling can last a while especially without proper rest, stability with brace, icing and elevation. Advil (ibuprofen) is an appropriate NSAID option but if the pain is getting worse, please see your physician. You may have a more severe injury and require imaging (x-rays) and further treatment. ...Read more
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. Check your shoe fit, may be tight, may have something in it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lots of ways: See a dermatologist. You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Depending on what ligament in the foot was injured, and how badly it was injured can have specific consequences. Seeing a podiatrist can diagnose the injury, and provide for specific treatment guidelines. These might include rest, ice, using a splint or brace, and antiinflammatory medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently started cutting and I cut on my wrist and it won't heal I did it this morning what should I do picture on file?
We can't see: your photograph via this portion of Healthap. You asked in the patient education section not in Prime or Concierge. If you are self-mutilating then would encourage treatment such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. If you have a non-healing laceration - then medical intervention is encouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was straightening my hair and i got burnt on my hand and not I have a blister. How do I get rid of it asap!?
Time: If the blister is intact leave it alone to absorb on its own. Keep it protected. In several days it will dry up. ...Read more
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