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Silver Nitrate Sticks 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
If have a wound and primary care physician prescribed silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) and then gently clean off with peroxide is that good?
Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?
It is used: Although silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is used for venous ulcers, it is rarely ever necessary. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) actually increases the risk of infection if you don't change it and reapply it a few times a day. Antibiotic creams and ointments have been shown to have no effect on ulcer healing. The mainstay of treatment for venous ulcers is compression, walking, and treating the underlying reflux that is causing the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wound to finger which required 3 stitches (stitches now removed for over a week)have used Bacitracin ointment on wound for 14 days - is this safe?
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
Care for infected tattoo, its infected or rejecting in? Have scabs cleaning w peroxide n triple antibiotic cream. Tried covering but pulled scab off.
Vaseline: Call the physician that placed the stitches to ask them. ...Read more
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