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Ibuprofen And Skin Graft
A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin graft, meaning not all layers of the dermis are included. They each have different characteristics, and may be used on different parts of the body. Skin grafts are often used for treatment of burns, ...Read more
I had two skin graft surgeries on my ankles. My surgeon has said that both have taken root. Can I smoke cigarettes?
Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?
Avoid infection: If you have not had expert medical attention for the burn, get it! That is the time to discuss proper care of the site during healing to prevent infection and optimize the chances of avoiding long term issues. If you've had treatment, contact them for advice on follow-up care. I hope it heals well. Best! ...Read more
My skin graft healed 2 years ago. I've been swimming recently. There is a red spot that has form just under the skin graft. Is this normal?
I had a small skin graft on a finger two weeks ago. Told to soak in warm water 3 times a day. The finger is really red. Should I be concerned?
First I would call: The doctor who did the skin graft and ask. Red is usually a good sign after a skin graft as it means blood supply is good, but it can also be a sign of infection. So get in to see your surgeon soon ...Read more
Excision of bcc on nose nearly 4 months ago, skin graft onto site looks like cookie cutter. Massaging twice daily. Can't wear make up I am sad?
Flap or dermabrasion: First, give it some time. But if after a few more months it is still unsatisfactory you might talk to your plastic surgeon about removing it and repairing it with a "local flap". Dermabrasion can help blend it but will probably not give you full satisfaction. ...Read more
I had a skin graft and they took the skin from my hip. I am wondering if there is anything I could put on the scar to make it feel better?
Is the scar healed?: If the donor site is healed, many times it is very dry: vaseline or moisturizing lotion may make the area feel better. ...Read more
I used Vaseline gauze and polyfax on mesh graft which led to clogged pores. Can I apply physiogel lotion for moisturization of 22 days old skin graft?
Probably: But best to ask your plastic surgeon ...Read more
Depends: The answer to your question depends on the size of the burn and the depth of the burn. A 3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn involving all layers of the skin. If it can't be excised and closed primarily, it will likely need a skin graft. Some partial thickness burns (2nd degree) may require grafting also if they cannot heal in a reasonable amount of time. ...Read more
Healing process: Skin grafts are two types. Split thickness or full thickness. Split grafts have no dermis, and are typically red for several months. Full grafts first become puffy, and contain dermis. It heals slowly. Medermaa will have little effect on grafts. ...Read more
I had a full thickness skin graft on my leg it was slow to heal causing more scaring than expected. Can I use Mederma on it?
Don't expect much: This probably will cause no harm but it is unlikely to any significant change or improvement. ...Read more
How long after aural atresia reconstruction can I smoke weed? Then just did a skin graft and shaved some cartilage, then sewed it up
A? for surgeon: You need to be asking the doctor who performed this procedure, who also better knows your health history. I can tell you that smoking interferes with healing from virtually any kind of surgery, and also makes it more likely that you get an infection. You could use this as a head start on quitting a habit that will rob your life of both health and length eventually. There is a great deal of help. ...Read more
My skin graft is a month old today. Parts of it are yellow and wet. Parts are hard and dark scabs. Did it fail? The doctorceeleased me. I'm worried.
See your doctor: Skin grafts take many weeks to fully heal. If you have questions about yours I would recommend seeing your surgeon. In the meantime keep it lubricated with something like vaseline. ...Read more
Can a burn patient have an allogeniec skin graft without being put on lifetime immunosupressant...
Typically not: Usually, if it's not autologous skin (your own), your immune system will reject the skin, and it will begin to slough after about 3 weeks. ...Read more
My grandmother has to undergo skin graft surgery to repair her varicose ulser problem on the leg. Will this cause her more problems?
Venous stasis ulcers: Venous stasis ulcers occur when the leg veins stop functioning properly (not the same as the ulcers diabetic patients get). It is important to treat the underlying vein problem to prevent developing new ulcers. In fact, it may be best to treat the vein problem before doing the skin graft to optimize good healing. See a vascular specialist. ...Read more
Dealing with chronic ulcer on left sole, has hindered me greatly past 4 years. Had unsuccessful skin graft. Are there any other surgical options?
Can I play golf after complete achilles' tendon removed after wound and skin graft is healed and are tendon transfers for Achilles sucessful?
Would say: Yes if everything is healed and went through therapy. Won't have same power and don't think it will help your scores any. ...Read more
I had upper eyelid skin graft done but the result was really bad! My eyes are now deformed. Is it possible to take the graft off immediately?
Discussion with MD: I can understand your concerns. It is best to discuss these with your surgeon to see what possible solutions that you have. After doing this, if you still have concerns, I advise seeking second opinion. With these two surgical opinions, you will be able to decide with what you will feel most comfortable. I hope you have a an amendable solution. ...Read more
Skin transplant: An thin layer of skin is shaved off of the donor site on the body. That piece of skin may be turned into a mesh sheet. The skin graft is then transplanted to the area that needs it. The donor site (new wound) can be treated in a number of different ways. ...Read more
Skin coverage graft: A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin graft, meaning not all layers of the dermis are included. They each have different characteristics, and may be used on different parts of the body. Skin grafts are often used for treatment of burns, traumatic injuries, or reconstruction. ...Read more
Heal or improve?: I am guessing you mean improve and not heal. Scars only result after the donor / recipient sites have healed. I am a big proponent of scar massage for the improvement of all scars, including those resulting from skin grafting. What you put on your hand before you do the massage (cocoa butter, vitamin e, mederma) is not as important as vigorous massage, twice a day. Further surgery can also help. ...Read more
Risky: Going into active pubic places following a surgical procedure increases risk of complications such as infection. ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more