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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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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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 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 (hydroxyzine) 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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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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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 it better to cover wounds with bandages or expose the wounds to air for the best healing?

Is it better to cover wounds with bandages or expose the wounds to air for the best healing?

Wound healing: In the wound care world, we do not like air exposure. One of the foundations is moist healing of a wound using the best product that you can. 'best' depends on where the wound is located and what type of drainage in coming from the wound. Your local wound center should be able to assist you with the correct product. ...Read more

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I have a wound,that has completely healed,except for one edge which has grey spots.I saw a Dr & used "actisorb silver" What are the grey spots from?

Necrotic tissue: Most likely that is a necrotic tissue not healing well either the body trying to reject material inside or the tissue was cooked too much and not enough perfusion or blood supply to heal if no improvement your surgeon might decide to excised the bad tissue and approximate the new healthy tissue together ...Read more