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Skintegrity Hydrogel Dressing Medication
Hello, I got a wax burn on my cheeks. They are very red and hurt a little. Will hydrogel dressings (which kind) and/or silicone sheets work for face?
Yes: Sometimes just frequent applications of Vaseline will work also. ...Read more
Yes: The effects from the hydrogel will wear off. All the best. ...Read more
Surgeon's preference: If it is clean wound, some surgeons prefer that air get to the wound, to keep it from being too moist, and allowing overgrowth of bacteria. Other surgeons don't mind, as long as it's a thin layer, like lipstick. Others say, "no way." so you should check with your surgeon. Dirty, contaminated wounds can benefit from twice daily soaking and a very thin layer of antibiotic ointment; hydrogel-no. ...Read more
Different lenses: Soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (rgp) lenses are very different. The main advantage of rgp is in correcting unusual types of astigmatism. However, a person has to build up wearing time and they are initially less comfortable. Soft lenses are comfortable from the start and often can be worn longer, but may not give as crisp vision as rgp. Soft lenses are much more commonly used. ...Read more
I have 18 days old surgical wound One of the stitchs has yellow eschar painless and no pus. I'm using fuicidin and hydrogel do I need surgcl debridment?
Are there any new hypertrophic scar treatments or products available? Or are there going to be this/next year? For example microcyn (oculus hydrogel) is.
Yes: Scars can be treated with both creams and injectable medicine. I would see your dermatologist or ophthalmologist (for scars near the eye) for further evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more
I had a corneal ulcer 4 months back & have a corneal scar now. I hv -4.5 power both eyes. Can I wear my silicon hydrogel contact lens on few occasions?
I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?
Good regimen: The skin care regimen you have been prescribed is a fairly standard combination of acne medications that typically help most people. Excessive dryness is not uncommon at the start of therapy, but can be minimized by a non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. Stick with it, as transient flare ups after 30 days are common but generally not recurrent. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more
Fluids: My most common reason for admitting an infant/toddler/child is their need for fluids. Many of their issues could be handled by oral medications but many just shut down when they feel bad and quit taking fluids. The other is oxygen for those who give up eating &drinking to concentrae on getting oxygen. Once they can beathe nl & take fluids well, most can go home on oral meds. ...Read more
No: Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder caused by neurologic damage resulting from many different medical conditions. It is treated by a speech language pathologists. There are no drugs to treat it although treating some of the illnesses such as parkinson's may give some improvement. ...Read more
Only in the very ill: Appetite becomes normal as a previously healthy person overcomes an illness and recovers. Feeling well, being able to smell food aromas, having no nausea (nor other tummy symptoms), feeling happy, and socializing while eating, all lead to a better appetite. For those losing weight from cancer or aids, some take marijuana extracts or hormone supplements to maintain appetite and weight. ...Read more
Not sure: If you mean generic substitution then the answer is probably no. If you mean a different class of drug has been substituted then the answer may be yes. Talk it over with your primary physician or pharmacist. ...Read more
Meds: I am not sure what you mean to organize your meds for disability, but if you need to arrange them in a way that you would be able to access them in a right order, use a pillbox. If you are applying for disability and need to fill out the list of meds you are taking, you just copy the name of each medication, its strength and directions for use. ...Read more
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