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Savlon Reaction On Genitals
Savlon cleansing wipes with antiseptic. These should not be used on wounds. I cleaned a small cut with one without realising. Is this dangerous?
No.: Savlon wipes are marketed for "on the go" wound cleansing and hand sanitizing. It would be more "dangerous" to delay cleansing a fresh wound. Most likely Savlon wipes contain the antiseptic chlorhexidine which is often used in hospitals & other medical settings. Check the ingredients on the container and use them only as directed. You should be perfectly safe. ...Read more
Hello Sir, i just got a cut on my left had as i was opening a container. I have washed it and applied savlon. Do i need to go for a tetnus injection?
Fast Healing: 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
Just keep clean...: Some degree of pain, redness, and "swelling" at incision are expected, worst for 1-2 days, and get better day by day afterwards. As long as it moves in such expected postop course, you're ok. All you need to do is do nothing but keep the incision dry and clean. Why? What we do after skin edges seal will make no difference to the tissue beneath the skin. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more
Hi, I have a black pug bitch and she has bitten me on my hand although its a small cut but blood came out and i washed it with soap and savlon?
If bitten by a dog ;: Wound is minor - wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure ; obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago ; wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If you are bitten by wild >. ...Read more
If I use antiseptic like savlon antiseptic cream for impetigo, is there any possibility that the bacteria will develop resistance to the antiseptic?
No: As you will use the cream there is no development of a resistance . ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a big cut on my leg and I have put savlon antiseptic cream on it, and i wanted to know if it was the same as neosporin?
No: Main component of savlon is cetrimide which is an antiseptic. On the other hand neosporin is an antibiotic which is effective against infection. Savlon protects against infection. Neosporin treat infection. You cannot substitute savlon with neosporin. Use of savlon will reduce the changes of infection and use of neosporin. ...Read more
Depends on how deep : Of course I am assuming the offending material has been well washed off. Redness, like a sunburn, can often be treated with a mild steroid. Blistering may require a burn cream. Third degree might require surgery. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in person for a true evaluation and plan. ...Read more
Can I use savlon antiseptic cream for a mild impetigo if I don't have time to see a doctor in the coming days?
If yes, how often should I apply it? Should I put a bandage over it as well?
If no, any other OTC product you would recommend?
Is it safe to use savlon during pregnancy? too itchy bottom due to progestrone suppositry dishcharge and piles problem..
Salvon in pregnancy:
Cetrimide, a component of Salvon, is contraindicated. There is not enough safety data in pregnancy and with lactation. Please see your physician for hemorrhoid treatment if needed.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/hemorrhoids-during-pregnancy/faq-20058149 ...Read more
I applied undiluted savlon on my forehead to treat a minor scratch wound. Now the area is swollen and little bumps filled with water/pus have appeared?
Contact allergy?: If the vesicles only appear where the Savlon was applied and if they appeared 24-72hrs after, then my first suspicion would be a contact allergy to a component of the Savlon. ...Read more
Complete nail torn off finger? I cleaned it with Savlon, covered with Betadine and paraffin gauze and bandaged the finger. I am taking Mybulen tablets for the pain, yet the pain is unbearable when my fingers is bandaged.
Pain: Sorry to hear! You’re doing a good job by keeping it clean and wrapped but it’s going to hurt a lot for awhile. You can try just wrapping it softly. Local anesthetics like lidocaine jelly may help as well but you need a prescription for that. Hang in there ...Read more
Had shingle jab a week ago have a very painful and swollen arm headache and sweating been putting savlon on arm to try and ease it for the rash ?
First time or recur: The wording of your question suggests that you are familiar with shingles, having a "jab"? The treatment of the initial episode is quite different than treating recurring post-herpetic neuralgia/pain. I don't think Savlon, an antibiotic cream, should help. Initial rash & blisters best treated at home with moist compresses, calamine lotion, & topical cream for inflammation. Next, Rx. meds from MD. ...Read more
Throbbing pain and pus coming out of toe nail after cutting it, would anyone recommended soaking it with epsom salt and cleaning it with savlon?
Yes, you could: But it would be best to see a podiatrist to have it properly cared for and to have antibiotics prescribed. ...Read more
My husband seems to be having an allergic reaction to something but we haven t changed soap laundry detergent etc he has small red bumps all over his face the inside crook of one elbow his genitals and a patch on each thigh he is taking Benadryl but doesn
Dermatitis: Sounds like dermatitis to me as well, and thinking of laundry or personal care products is smart. May have become allergic to things that he was not prior, or maybe something you are not thinking about. Be suspicious of any new medications as well. Consider using hypoallergenic soaps and a topical Hydrocortisone cream and if persists seek some help from a derm. ...Read more
Agree w Dr Sinclair: It's an awful practice. Female genital mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. This doesn't address the emotional >. ...Read more
No: If semen is deposited in the vagina then pregnancy can occur. The most efficient way to get pregnant is through penile vaginal intercourse in which semen is directed deposited in the vagina. There are 4 million sperm in preejaculatory fluid (precum). It only takes one to get pregnant. Use condoms. Be smart and avoid these scares. Consider starting birth control to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
No...: ...Not based on the information you've provided. ...Read more
Can common warts be passed to genitals? Would it also result in genital warts (contagious one) or is it unlikely since they are different strands?
Different warts: (Human Papilloma viruses) tend to be on different parts on the body. So, a wart from the foot is not likely to become a wart on the genital area. ...Read more
Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive.Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed.What is the cause?
HSV 1&2: Most likely HSV1 Genitally , can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2. ...Read more
Would Clobetasol Proprionate (Dermovate 500mcg/g ointment) cause false negative test result to Syphilis and HIV if applied in broken skin and genitals?
No: It won't, but be cautious using this strong steroid cream without doctors supervision, and better not to use it on broken skin, good luck ...Read more
My boyfriend has itchy bumps on his hips, thighs and genital area. He takes 2 benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 4 Advil and b&e powder for his tooth ache. Allergic reaction maybe?
An allergy to advil (ibuprofen) can cause hives. If hives have another underlying cause then advil (ibuprofen) may exacerbate the underlying hive problem. Other possible causes of hives:
1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs (like advil (ibuprofen)) and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause. ...Read more
If you have non active genital hsv1 with no outbreaks In a year can it cause an abnormal pap result ?
I'm diagnosed w/ genital herpes. My partner's IgG result turned positive as well. I had sores/lesions he has none. How will we know who infected who?
Herpes: Igg means infection was in the remote past and not recent. You can never know who infected who. ...Read more
6 WKS after protected oral/vag w/ a SW, my IGG HSV1 came back Equivocal at 0.90! At 5 WKS and prior, I was HSV1 Negative. Could the IGG be wrong? Could this result be caused by something else? Early sign of genital HSV1? Risk of passing to my wife?
MostAdults have HSV1: An equivocal result doesn't have much meaning by itself. If a patient should be positive, then an equivocal result can be looked upon as positive. If a patient should be negative, then an equivocal result can be looked upon as negative. If needing to get an unequivocal result, one can retest at a date when UNequivocalness is most likely to happen. If wife already has HSV1, she won't catch it anew. ...Read more
Talk with doc.: It is possible to have external genital warts (like on the vulva / vagina) and to not have cervical warty changes. Please discuss your specific concerns with the health care provider / doc who ordered the Pap that led to a 'normal' result and express any/all concerns that you have about a possible discrepancy. Be active in your own health care. Be well. ...Read more