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Prisma Wound Care
Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more
Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?
Any soft cloth: Any soft cloth can be used. Popular now are microfiber cloths which come with many eyeglasses when they are made by the optician, and these are very effective a removing debris. You can also wet the lenses and use a little liquid dish soap to get off accumulated debris. You do not want to scrape them with anything abrasive. ...Read more
Wound care: Coloplast sheets can be helpful. Wound care needs a team and frequent visits. As your wound heals, the products used will likely be changed and modified. The costs of these products can be addressed with your doc and insurance coverage. There are less expensive options or alternative options. Good luck. ...Read more
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more
Basic 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
Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can most pediatritions offices do stitches? My 1yo's chin wound glue failed, wound reopened but not bleeding. Was hoping to avoid hospital visit.
Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more
Severe corneal abrasion 5 days back.now put under bandage contact lens after corneal scrapping.vision still very blurry.when will my vision be clear?
Dental specialists: what do you think of Pinhole Surgical Rejuvenation for recessed gums (no sutures needed)?
Can Work Well: Like any medical/dental procedure, it can work well if it's done for the right case, by the right person, in the right way. Since this is a fairly new procedure, we don't have any long-term studies, but initial results are quite good...as long as the diagnosis is correct and the treatment is done properly. An experienced dentist has the highest chances of success for you. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Minor scuff areas may heal naturally if bathed in normal tear film. When the come to a doc's attention, they are usually painful and deeper and deserve monitoring for proper healing.I often use an antibiotic eye drop to keep invasive bacteria away from the wound. Patching was often used in the past but is of little value. I send the worst cases to an eye doc for close monitoring ( deep scratches). ...Read more
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
Childrens hospital specialist will check eye socket fracture; will it be a plastic surgeon or eye doctor?
Both?: Plastic surgeons have expertise in evaluating and repairing fractures of the facial bones, including the eye socket. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) may evaluate the eyeball of an injured child with an eye socket fracture if there is any question about injury to the eyeball, itself, which can happen at the same time. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer