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What can I do to itch under a wound dressing?

What can I do to itch under a wound dressing?

Treat the cause: As wounds heal, the inflammation may cause increased sensation which can be interpreted as pain, numbness and itching. Scratching the wound can cause more damage to it so this is not a good idea. Use of an anti-itch medicine such as benadry, Atarax or something stronger is probably the best idea though use of a topical anti-itch on adjacent skin will help. Avoid steroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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Im a medical student and should change wound dressing and need know how change all kind off dreesing specificly would you please send me ppt or book?

Im a medical student and should change wound dressing  and need know how change all kind off dreesing specificly would you please send me ppt or book?

Unanswerable: This is a request and question that is very much out of bounds for the purpose of this simple application. I would believe that you will learn these techniques in medical school. There are many resources for the information you are requesting, this is just not one of them. ...Read more

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How effective is honey as a wound dressing compared to conventional dressings?

How effective is honey as a wound dressing compared to conventional dressings?

Dressings: As dr bolhack explained, fortunately we now have many choices of dressings for the wounds. People used to order wet to dry dressing!?. But that time is far gone. Honey (called medihoney) which is quite pricey too but it has its own place for some wounds. ...Read more

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Which changing wound dressing need sterile condition and which need clear condition ? Completely answer help me a lot . With tnx

Which changing  wound dressing need sterile condition and which need clear condition ? Completely answer help me a lot . With tnx

Basics of Wound Care: For surgeries, burns, and other "acute" wounds that have no contamination or people with compromised immune systems, sterile dressing changes are the way to go. For wounds that have been exposed to outside contaminants, or have not healed in a "normal" time/fashion, ("chronic wounds"), arguably, sterile really does not exist as air, dust, etc are not sterile. ...Read more

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What is the unusal Swelling around the surgical wound 5 day after sistruk procedure?

What is the unusal Swelling around the surgical wound 5 day after sistruk procedure?

Possible wound prob: You should check with your surgeon to make sure there is no wound infection. It may be normal post operative swelling and inflammation, ...Read more

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Mum 64 using compression for vascular ulcer. Ulcer tends to bleed as wound dressing is removed as it gets stuck to the ulcer due to compression. Help!

Mum 64 using compression for vascular ulcer. Ulcer tends to bleed as wound dressing is removed as it gets stuck to the ulcer due to compression. Help!

Wet to dry: I often teach my patients that they should cover the ulcer with a saline soaked bandage or gauze and then a dry gauze...A concept known as 'wet to dry' so that the dry gauze does not further damage the skin when it is changed. ...Read more

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Is there a medical reason for delaying the stitching of a wound from outpatient surgery (basil/squamous cell removal) 1 day? Additionally, is it customary to report the stitching procedure as a different procedure for medical insurance charging?

Your : Your doctor may be delaying closure of the wound to allow the pathologist to interpret the pathology specimen and make sure there are no signs that there are cancer cells that need to be removed (i.e., look for positive margins). There are separate medical procedure codes for the skin cancer excision and wound repair so it is customary to see two procedure charges in these types of situations. ...Read more