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Medicine For Skin Laceration
Laceration: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been > than 5 years ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: For small cuts, apply direct pressure for 10 minutes to stop bleeding. If this is successful, all you need to do is clean the area with soap and water and cover with plain vaseline and a band-aid. Repeat this once daily. There is no reason to use topical antibiotics like neosporin or bacitracin. Repeat daily until the skin heals over. If it becomes red, painful, or oozes pus, see your doctor. ...Read more
That depends...: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 When was your last tetanus shot? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long skin laceration not deep. Clean blade. Should I seek medical care or let it heal on its own.?
Sharp lacerations...: ...Usually have smooth edges, which will facilitate healing; but if it's really long, you may need stitches even if it isn't deep. You could also have a smoldering infection, even if the blade was "clean." and you need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in 5-10 years. So you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is it still bleeding: One cm laceration of the scalp might require a suture or perhaps a skin staple--especially if it is continuing to ooze blood or if the wound is gaping open. Infection of lacerations are a genuine concern, so it may prove worthwhile to have the wound cleansed professionally and evaluated for possible closure. You will sleep better just knowing the wound has been checked out! must see in < 12 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever I have skin trauma, eg. shaving, my skin produces a white/brown substance which has a smell. This persists until the heals. What is substance?
Huh: Well, white seems like it would be an infection. Brown seems like it would be dried blood. Most likely it is serosanguinous fluid, but without seeing it, hard to know for sure. Sounds like this has been happening all your life? If so, probably not much to worry about. If something new, would go and see your primary care physician and they can provide a better answer. ...Read more
Depends on injury: When you have a blunt trauma to the scalp it can be painful for a few days to a week getting better each day. There might be swelling, or a hematoma (bleeding under the skin) which can further prolong the pain. Obviously minor trauma will heal faster than major. Ice can help reduce the swelling, a hematoma is usually self limited and will resolve over time. If concerned go have it checked. ...Read more
Yes, in at least : 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time. Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have white skin after getting sutures to a moderately deep laceration, is there something wrong with me?
Several possibilitie: Without having seen it i could speculate 1. Circulation needs reestablished to wound margins 2. Wound dressing far to wet causing maceration 3. Slight possibility of wound infection 4. Possible scar tissue with less pigment than surrounding skin in any event follow up with physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin trauma: The severity of the wound (depth, dirt, muscle/tendon involvement) , size of the area involved, and location of the wound are all factors to be considered. If it's large, deep, dirty, involves vital structures, don't wait, see a doc. Also be certain you're up to date on tetanus prophylaxis (within past 10 years?). ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if the head has been hit and gets laceration, but the bone is unaffected, can there still be subdura hematoma?
Depending: O force of impact, a neurologist could help determine if hematoma formed. ...Read more
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