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Injuries And Wounds In Children
SImple terms: A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not all injuries are wounds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A wound is when there is loss of tissue from external causes such as a knife wound gunshot wound or bite wound. Ulcers occur from internal causes venous ulcer, stomach ulcer, pressure ulcer. Injury refers to conditions that affects the tissues of our bodies in a detrimental fashion. Injuries need not cause skin breaks to cause damage tot he tissues. Wounds are injuries, not ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.
Why do I get scars even from surface scratch wounds? And how can I treat injuries better so they wont scar, i don't scratch them off when they itch.
For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?
Not true!: For centuries some "children and adults did ok…". The rest died horrible deaths of tetanus or lost limbs to terrible infections. As long as you are comfortable not using hundreds of years of progress to improve your odds of a good outcome, there is no reason not to use the same remedies they used. Understand, though, that they would have given anything to have better tools! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a wound on my buttocks about 5-6cm deep it started off around 8cm it has been 5 months since my injury why is it taking so long for it to heal.
Wound healing: can be variable from one person to the next. Your wound sounds like it was very large. You need active physician wound care help. Sometimes surgical intervention is needed. Wounds heal based on location, size of wound, overall health (no diabetes, no cigarette smoking, etc), cause of wound (burn, vascular, trauma), wound cleanliness, etc. Needs doctor's active care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV is hard to get: I am not sure what you are really asking. Hiv is not caught in normal life settings. It is not caught from inanimate objects, from casual contact with an infected person; it is not caught through normal skin. If you have a fresh open wound and someone actively bleeds into your wound then we can talk about this. What are you really worrying about? Why are you so worried? ...Read more
Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the person is healthy otherwise, getting rest ; eating a well-balanced diet is essential. The wounds should be kept clean and attended to daily if they are severe ; followed by the appropriate medical provider as needed. ...Read more
Epiphyseal Injuries: These injuries are more common in children in sports because these areas are the weakest parts of bones and sporting activities have an increased risk of injury. This shouldn't prevent children from being active and participating in sports, but make parents, coaches and caregivers aware that any injury should be evaluated (sprains, strains, falls, hits, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often does a COMPLETE ATFL tear heal itself through immobilization? Or is surgery just by best alternative? Thanks. (Injury took place 2weeks ago
Varies from person to person, but for grade 3 sprains (complete tears), immobilization is usually continued for 2 weeks. Rehabilitation should be started early and is important in resuming activity and preventing future injuries.
The role of surgery for complete tears is controversial. The benefit long term is unclear but it can be performed in severe sprains in those who compete at a high level. ...Read more
Would I cause more damage if I use my wrist after diagnosis of ulnar abutment, tfc tear, ulnar stylis non union and LT injury? Injury 22 mos. ago
Perhaps: YOu have not said how you are going to use your wrist. I would see an ortho doc and get clearance as to the type of activity that you are going to do. Then if this type of activity is not going to aggravate you may need some type of physiotherapy to build up the wrist to the level of where you need to be. ...Read more