Doctor insights on: Medicine for foot laceration

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How can I treat foot laceration?

How can I treat foot laceration?

Depends.: It all depends on the extent of the laceration. Longer, deeper or ragged lacerations will probably need medical treatment. Smaller ones might be handled at home. ...Read more

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Foot Laceration (Definition)

A laceration is simply a cut, usually of sufficient depth to need ...Read more


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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat my infected foot laceration?

You cant: A doctor needs to do that! Foot infections can be very serious. The bones can become involved and lead to serious consequences. See your doctor or go to an urgent care / er to determine the extent if your infection and place you on the correct treatment. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, active hemorrhage, retained foreign body in the wound, unknown tetanus vaccine status are all factors that put you at high risk for potentially life threatening complications. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Regular: Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect. If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested. ...Read more

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Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Recheck: Sutures may have loosened or broken open- have the foot reexamined by the physician who sutured the wound. Apply a sterile pressure dressing over the wound and have it rechecked asap. ...Read more

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Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of when their last tetanus shot was. Se this as a motivator to find out if you are due. ...Read more

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Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more

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Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?

Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?

Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move your toes or not. ...Read more

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Laceration on the bottom of my foot. 1cm deep 14 stitches long. Will get stitches out in 12 days. When can I resume normal activity?

Laceration on the bottom of my foot. 1cm deep 14 stitches long. Will get stitches out in 12 days. When can I resume normal activity?

Once well healed: I would follow up with your doctor, it would certainly need to be well healed before you do much. It is also important to keep it clean and dry to decrease the likelihood of any infection issues. ...Read more

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What can cause bad laceration on bottom of foot and how long to recovery?

What can cause bad laceration on bottom of foot and how long to recovery?

Lacerations: Traumatic lacerations on the bottom of the foot from sharp objects can cause pain, swelling and sometimes infection and even fracture if deep enough. It is important to seek medical treatment from a professional if any of these apply to you. In a healthy individual with no other medical problems, superficial lacerations can heal within 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

Can you tell me if a laceration to the tibialis anterior tendon in my foot. Would this foot affect the tibialis anterior?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without an exam but unless you have suffered a major trauma to you leg I think problems with ankle extension would be unlikely. You would need a severe, deep laceration thru all of the anterior compartment musculature to affect function significantly after healing. If you have such a wound you should definitely be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is the pain from a dressing my doctor put on my shin getting severe and moving into my bone up from the wound? I had a severe crush injury to my left foot and shin. I have a laceration that needs a skin graft on my shin. The stitches have been out for w

Why is the pain from a dressing my doctor put on my shin getting severe and moving into my bone up from the wound? I had a severe crush injury to my left foot and shin. I have a laceration that needs a skin graft on my shin. The stitches have been out for w

You: You could be having a reaction to whatever was put on the wound yesterday, but the first thing I would be concerned about is it becoming infected. Infection would cause swelling, and in the presence of a compression dressing, this would certainly increase your pain on top of the usual pain from an infection.

If your doctor has office hours today, I would recommend you go there and wait, because he really must see you today. If he has no hours, call his office and let them know you're going to the er, preferably at the same hospital he or she is doing surgery today, so he or she can pop down to the er between cases and have a look.

Good luck. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Will a toe laceration stop me from going on my vacation?

Will a toe laceration stop me from going on my vacation?

Probably Not: If the laceration has been evaluated and your physician has does not see any cause for concern the you will probably be able to go on vacation. That being said, you should discuss with the doctor the details on where and what plans you have so that he/she can make more tailored recommendations on activity. ...Read more

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Deep laceration under big toe and next to big toe, . its more than 12 hours now...should be stiched?

Deep laceration under big toe and next to big toe, . its more than 12 hours now...should be stiched?

Laceration: It will heal faster--and have less chance of infection if you had the laceration repaired ...Read more

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Is betadine a treatment of toe laceration?

Yes: Betadine is an antiseptic that will help to keep a cut clean and dry. ...Read more

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