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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more

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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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How to take care of open wound caused by abscess after incision under breast?

How to take care of open wound caused by abscess after incision under breast?

Sterile pressure: dressing. 1 layer of Telfa( non adherent gauze covered by 2 layer of regular gauze- cut to size and held in place by paper tape. Consult surgeon re: any antibiotic ointment on the bottom layer closest to the wound. ...Read more

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WHAT IS RECOVERY TIME AND CARE AFTER SETON DRAIN?

WHAT IS RECOVERY TIME AND CARE AFTER SETON DRAIN?

Depends: This hopefully should have been discussed with you by your surgeon. A seton drain is used to drain an abscess. Depending on the type of abscess and the type of drain procedure used, the time from insertion to healing can be as long as 2 months, or more. You should have scheduled follow-up with your surgeon for wound evaluation and further care. ...Read more

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Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Yes: Yes because it can provide for a moist wound environment and protect the wound from desiccation and trauma. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?

Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more

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Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?

They are learning: Residents are learning their craft from the attending physician. Your attending is involved in every part of the operation, even if the resident is doing the sewing. ...Read more

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Is an incision and drainage a painful procedure?

Is an incision and drainage a painful procedure?

Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can usually be done with local anesthesia. Deeper abscesses usually require a trip to the or and the help of an anesthesiologist. Most importantly, the pain caused by the abscess will soon be gone. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

Unlikely: Its more likely there is a stitch trying to reach the surface and the wound may appear red and inflammed as its going to bit open. ...Read more

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Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call your surgeon so he/she can evaluate the wound for any possible infection or loss of integrity. ...Read more

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Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

Endocartitus staph infection 5 debridements flap surgery what precautions to take to heal?

More information: Sorry to hear about that, but if you can give us more information, you will get a more intelligent answer. ...Read more

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Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

How to take care of the wound after a sebaceous cyst surgery?

Surgical wound: Your surgeon should be giving you very clear instructions on the care of this wound. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the "post operative room", the same as "intensive care unit" (icu)?

Please help? Is the "post operative room", the same as "intensive care unit" (icu)?

Not necessarily. : A postoperative or post anesthesia unit specializes in care of patients who have recently emerged from anesthesia (and veryrecent surgery). An intensive care unit specializes in high level (intensive) physiologic monitoring, ventilators, and powerful vasoactive medications and sedatives that need to be closely titrated. There can be overlap in some places, but they are separate in others. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. However, many physicians will use both approaches to try to clear an abscess. ...Read more

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How long should packing for drainage of sergical incision be left in wound?

Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Would an urgent care center do a skin biopsy for skin cancer if requested?

Would an urgent care center do a skin biopsy for skin cancer if requested?

No, generally not: An urgent care center is not intended to be a place where skin biopsies are done. Dermatologists, and some primary care doctors, do skin biopsies... and the patient returns to the doctor later to discuss the results of biopsies. Urgent care centers are for treating new illnesses such as a stomach flu, colds and coughs, rashes such as poison oak or hives, etc... ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more