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Medicine For Knife Wound
Will painkillers show up on my army drug test if I had to take them for a knife wound I recently had?
More info needed: A knife wound could be as simple as grazing your finger, in this case local pressure till bleeding stops, ensuring your up to date on tetnus, ensuring that it was clean environment, assessing amount of damage done, and if any concern warrants, and/or problems stopping bleeding, dirty wound, numbness etc, seek immediate medical attention. Any stabbing hold pressure, call 911, get to er. ...Read more
More information: There are a large number of tests that might be done, mostly to detect any injuries to underlying organs or blood vessels. Depends on the location and depth of the knife wound. This could be anything from exploring the wound with a probe to see its depth, to an arteriogram (blood flow test for the arteries) to a CT scan. Some knife wounds need immediate surgery. ...Read more
Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection, smoker. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more
Control Bleeding: By applying pressure. Get professional help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: This depends on where the wound is located and how deep it goes. A superficial wound on the arm or leg may just require stitches. A deep wound over the abdomen, neck or chest may require emergency surgery. One could write half a textbook on knife wound treatment. See a doctor if there is a question. ...Read more
Examine and stitch: First, a good exam is needed to be sure what was injured: skin only? Muscle? Tendon? nerve? bone? Internal organs? Repair of each of these requires different levels of care. Skin-only wounds might just need numbing, thorough cleansing, stitches and/or skin glue; and a tetanus shot, if it has been over 10 years since the patient had one. Injury to deeper structures will need the operating room! ...Read more
A serrated: Knife wound to the heart is a different matter that the same wound to the fingertip so your question is a little vague. ...Read more
Seek treatment: The human body when injured promptly sets upon the task of attempting to heal itself. If the injury itself does not compromise the functioning of a vital organ then when given enough time any injury involving the "soft tissues" of the body can heal. The caveat however is that if not treated appropriately underlying injuries can be missed, infectious and cosmetic complication can also arise. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Was the wound to uterus?Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If spleen is severely injured, very quickly. If the spleen has barely been touched by the knife, not at all. ...Read more
Depends on…: Type of wound (puncture or laceration), depth of wound (skin & fat only, muscle, tendon, bone), type of bleeding (venous oozing or arterial spurting), clean or dirty knife, status of tetanus boosters. Direct pressure to control bleeding; to er if heavy or spurting; er if wound gaping (needs sutures to heal well); to er to check for tendon injury, get tetanus booster, ± antibiotics to prevent infx. ...Read more
I have pain where a couple scars are, one is on my abdomen about 7 in. Long and 1 in. Wide the other scar is from a knife wound on my back?
Wide scar issues: The scars that you are describing appear to be quite wide. You may have underlying muscle or fascial weakness and could have a hernia. The other reason for pain can be trapped cut nerve endings. See your primary care first to establish the cause and you will then get referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Yes: A knife wound to the abdomen is likely to cause a puncture to the intestines. When this happens the contents of the bowel can leak into the abdominal cavity. This requires immediate surgery to close the hole and wash out the contaminated abdomen. If there are many penetrating wounds or a delay in closure this can result in formation of a fistula-abnormal connection to the skin or other organ. ...Read more
THEY ARE: Separated into 2 sides, left and right lung so a puncture wound on one side of the chest will puncture that side's lung only. ...Read more
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
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
My problem is eaching in panish after sexual contract. And tear outer layer of panish which medicine ls better to use?
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
I have this cut that I haven't really touched from 4 days ago from a swiss knife. The cut wound's edges do not meet & there's a gap. What should I do?
Keep it clean: We don't know where the cut is, but at 4 days about the only advice I can give is to keep it clean: wash it 2-3 times/day with soap and water (as my mother told me, "soap and water never hurt anyone.") if there are any functional problems: loss of motion or loss of sensation, these can generally be dealt with on a non-emergent basis. If not, this will probably heal just fine. ...Read more
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
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
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