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What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

What is the definition or description of: injuries and wounds?

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 more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Injuries And Wounds (Definition)

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


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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for injuries and wounds?

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

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Hi, can you help me what's the best medecine for my kelliod wounds?

Hi, can you help me what's the best medecine for my kelliod wounds?

Surgery: As per dr fisher AND also some require re excision after stable and plastic closure.
Unfortunately some persons are real regular keloid creators!, ...Read more

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What kind of herbs were used to treat infected wounds when modern medicine wasn't available?

What kind of herbs were used to treat infected wounds when modern medicine wasn't available?

The Smith Papyrus: Dating to 1650bc this ancient egyptian document was devoted to wound healing and trauma and included the use of honey (we now use specialy prepared "medihoney"), copper compounds, compression on stasis ulcers. The use of colloidal silver was once common, silver impregnated dressings are in mainstream use today. Otherwise no herbal preparations can be shown to treat truly infected wounds. ...Read more

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What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

What food should I eat or what food should I avoid after injury? I have wounds all over my body and stitches too.

High protein diet: A high protein diet will help in healing the injuries. This may be a combination of fish, chicken and other meats; beans and you may even wish to use protein supplements. Go easy on carbohydrates and saturated fats. ...Read more

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My problem is eaching in panish after sexual contract. And tear outer layer of panish which medicine ls better to use?

My problem is eaching in panish after sexual contract. And tear outer layer of panish which medicine ls better to use?

The Penis: Penile itching, especially inside is commonly a sign of an infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea. I am not sure how you can get tested there where you are, but this may need to be tested and treated.

Other itching on the genitals, but usually on the outside, is caused by yeast or fungal infections and are easily treated with anti-fungal medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible that ashwagandha be used in treating wounds and injuries?

Is it possible that ashwagandha be used in treating wounds and injuries?

Yes: Ashwagandha is a wonderful tonic that reduces inflammation, balances hormones and supports immune function. The roots can be used topically as a poultice as they have natural antimicrobial properties- see http://illuminutri. Com/the-power-of-ashwagandha/ ; http://bit. Ly/1iwyldo. ...Read more

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I think I have blocked tear eye, what medecine I shoul take?

I think I have blocked tear eye, what medecine I shoul take?

Evaluation: You may try warm compresses and gentle massage from corner of eyelid towards nose to see if this helps. If you are in pain, &/or there is red swelling at the corner of the eyelid, you may have a blocked nasal lacrimal duct which may require surgical treatment (dcr). An appointment with an eye md will evaluate your problem and may trial topical &/or systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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Emergency medicine on a knife wound, what to do?

Emergency medicine on a knife wound, what to do?

Med evaluation: Wound may need to be probed, debrieded, sutured. Antibiotics or tetanus may be needed. ...Read more

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Can HIV spread through cuts, wounds or injuries?

Can HIV spread through cuts, wounds or injuries?

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

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How to know if I have a rotator cuff injury/tear?

How to know if I have a rotator cuff injury/tear?

MRI.: You're most likely going to need an MRI. See a sports medicine specialist who focuses on shoulders, who can determine if you need one. ...Read more

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What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

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

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Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Can scars be removed with medicine even 6 months after an injury?

Scars never go away!: But the redness will fade (if kept out of the sun or tanning bed) over 6-12 months, and rarely longer. If the original injury is deep enough to cause a scar, the scar is permanent, but the scar will improve in appearance and red or pink will lighten over time. No treatments will make them disappear, so I hope you are paying for better, not "gone." disappear is a lie! ...Read more

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Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Vit C and nutrition: The best therapy to improve wound healing is my optimizing your nutrition. This means eating healthy with good protein levels, including supplements with something like ensure if required. Additionally, vitamin supplementation including vitamin c can also help. ...Read more

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5.My wound did not heal for 5 months after surjory. Cultural test rapidly growing a typical becteria. Akt 4 was prescibed how long drug to be taken.

5.My wound did not heal for 5 months after surjory. Cultural test rapidly growing a typical becteria. Akt 4 was prescibed how long drug to be taken.

See wound care: A non healing wound for that long sounds like there is more than just bacteria at fault. For example what was the surgery for. If the answer is cancer it may be in the wound. Other issues such as low protein, trials of other wound treatments (not wet to dry dressings) possibly vacume therapy. A wound specialist needs to go over this carefully. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management drug for surgical wound pain?

What is the best pain management drug for surgical wound pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the surgical wound pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication. ...Read more

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What medicine to be applied to cure a burnt wound by the motorcycle silencer on the leg?

What medicine to be applied to cure a burnt wound by the motorcycle silencer on the leg?

Burn wound: That burn from the hot motorcycle muffler is typically a second degree. They hurt badly and heal slowly. Okay to check in with your doc, keep it clean with soap and water, covered with gauze until you can get in to doc. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as a original
oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal properly. Once you have a diabetic foot infection the herbal medications are not the right way to proceed. ...Read more

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Are there natural drugs to take to treat liver injury?

No: The liver actually heals quite well if not too severely injured. The worry is the potential for massive blood loss. In liver injury, we mostly wait it out if there is no bleeding. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more

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What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

What is the best brand of medicine for pain related to inflamed sports injuries?

Anti-inflammatories: Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) are the two most common but there are several others that work through the same pathways to help inflammation. ...Read more

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I had a previous injury n was put on tramadol I've a routine drug test coming up n don't know if it will show? For work

I had a previous injury n was put on tramadol I've a routine drug test coming up n don't know if it will show? For work

Depends: This medication can be seen in the urine for several days. Should not be an issue if you have and active rx for the medication and you let your employer know you have taken it. ...Read more

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Is the medicine Neosporin safe to use on calcium deposits? We used it recently on same "wound" and it seemed to help release the deposit. Now it is a

Calcium deposit???: On wound? I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by this. Neosporin is an antibiotic that can help prevent infection in wounds, but I don't think that it has any effect on calcium, and I can't think what is meant by calcium deposit on wound? Did you perhaps mean a "scab" (which is not calcium, but coagulated serum and dead cells)? That is a good biologic dressing and should not be removed. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Doci, I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Doci, I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Further evaluation: Groin injuries can be difficult and often take several months for complete resolution but a year is a long time. This definitely warrants more intensive evaluation looking for more significant injuries. A sports hernia is a possible consideration depending on the exact location. Also possibly a partial tendon/ muscle tear. I would definitely recommend you see a a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Fell 2 months ago, pain in back shoulder but now I feel like I'm high when I'm not, like I took a drug. Can back injury cause this & if not, then what?

Fell 2 months ago, pain in back shoulder but now I feel like I'm high when I'm not, like I took a drug. Can back injury cause this & if not, then what?

Feeling high / dizzy: It doesn't seem like a fall with symptoms 2 months later could be related-- unless you banged your head when you fell. Feeling "high" could be a cause for the fall-- I wonder if your heart is OK. Were you checked for arrhythmia? Two things affect these symptoms - brain and/or heart - so I think this is serious enough to get checked out by an MD. ...Read more

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I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a tear at the iliopsoas muscle. What is rehab for this injury?

I have a tear at the iliopsoas muscle. What is rehab for this injury?

Rest: Muscle tears are often treated with a combination of rest, Ice, elevation, and anti inflammatories. Compression can help, but for the psoas, this is nearly impossible. Let the muscle heal. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more