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Ointment For Sprains
Is ice only a good treatment for acute injuries? My podiatrist has recommended icing 3 tinmes daily for insertional achilles tendonosis per MRI
Icy Hot.: There is a general consensus that icing might be indicated for most acute injuries. As one moves away from acuteness, however, the indications for the use of icing becomes fuzzy. Ultimately, it is a matter of experience and preference of the physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
What is a stronger topical antibiotic cream than those used in Neosporin for ulcerative wound care.
Wrong question: NO antibiotic is useful for wound care. Neosporin is useless. Studies of surgical wounds comparing antibiotics to vaseline or Aquaphor showed no benefit from bacitracin or neosporin. Use of topical antibiotics caused allergic reactions, impaired wound healing, and promoted emergence of resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Care of a wound is determined by its location and size and cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.
What OTC treatment can be used to heal angular cheilitis? taking multivitas and looking for something topical for pain relief and healing. hydrocorti?
Moist warm compress: 24 y/o female asks if bacitracin zinc and polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic ointment work for eye stye? Not recommended. The best management/ treatment for stye is to apply warm compress/ moist warm clean wash cloth on the affected eye for 5 to 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day and at bed time. This usually helps to unblock the gland (sweat or oil) which blockage caused the stye in the first instance. ...Read more
Is foban cream good for facial skin healing. I have wound on the face and the doctor gave me foban cream for usage. Is foban cream good for heal? thx
Toe fractures: Toe fractures usually do not need crutches if the fracture is non displaced. However, if the fracture is displaced and an implant is used to fix the fracture, there may be need to be off weight bearing using a roller device or crutches. Discuss with your Podiatrist who will explain to you if you need crutches. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?
Vit E oil: Apply vit e oil 3-4 times/day to the area. An pierce cap of vit e or buy oil- very in-expensive. ...Read more
Poor choice: Skin infections can arise from a myriad of sources. Ciprofloxacin may treat the particular microorganism, or it may do absolutely nothing. Recycling previously prescribe antibiotics is rarely a good idea, and less so if they were designed to treat a different body part. The wisest course of action is to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more