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Soap Wash Diabetic Ulcer Affect Will Heal
Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. Depending on the size of the ulcer, it may take weeks to months for it to close! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Skin between my fingers is chapped & flaky due to antibacterial soap use. I scratch in sleep so never heals. How to heal? Oral antihistamine's useless
Rash Between Fingers: Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica is a skin condition caused by a Candida Albicans infection, characterized by an oval-shaped area of skin on the web between and extending onto the sides of the fingers. Another possibility is hand eczema. Treatment depends your diagnosis. See you local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chemical burncovering whole knee surface.area is necrosis peeling off.I wash twice daily cover w silvaden gauze.Tips on faster healing?
Keep it clean: You are doing what needs to be done. Healing will take its own time and there is no way to hasten it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Wound healing: Healing of even minor injuries is a complex process involving clotting factors, white cells, vitamin c, presence or absence of infectious agents, and general metabolism including blood sugar levels. Optimal healing involves optimazation of the elements noted above. White cells fail to function optimally at blood sugars over 140 mg/dl and may allow infections and poor wound healing to occur. ...Read more
Amount ?: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as cofactors (vitamins and minerals). These are interrelated and work together. Poor nutrition means poor healing and poor immune responses. A little alcohol will have little effect. If you consume it at the expense of good nutrition, then healing slows. ...Read more
Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more
Safe but unhelpful: Yogurt may provide a moist wound healing environment but won't otherwise help healing. Cleaning with gentle soap and water and covering with triple antibiotic ointment and a dry bandage is better. All diabetic foot wounds should see a doctor because of the seriousness of potential complications. ...Read more
Can someone's spit on a 2 day wound(non bleeding) which is healing transmit any STD infection? I washed the wound with soap and water immediately
How long does friction burns to the knee take to heal ? Also they did bleed. And I'm using savalon healing gel
Depends: If the wound base is pink and reddish, then probably 1-2 weeks. If the wound base is white, then the abrasion might be deeper, 2-3 weeks. You can wash the area with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment to the area, and cover with a dressing. It'll heal faster. If it doesn't heal after 2 weeks, you should go see your doctor. ...Read more
Does using hc 2.5 % cream thin the skin of hemorrhoids, allowing them to pop and get infected? Will neosporin help heal it if applied inside/around?
Is it safe to use 2% salicylic acid body wash for acne on a healed tattoo? Will the tattoo fade if I do so?
Safe: 2% sal acid washes are very safe and will not fade a tattoo. ...Read more
Day 6 post circumcision- can I apply the prescribed solution "chlorhexidine gluconate" to an area of broken scabbing? Wont it burn the incision/wound?
Here are some ...: Your carefulness is good. Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) like betadine is a common soaping agent for scrubbing by surgeons, OR staffs, & even scrubbing to prepare surgical sites. Its topical use to post-circ incision should be okay as long as having no allergy to it by history. ...Read more
Does my skin "hold" more soap? Whether antibacterial / not, 200 times of thorough scrubbing hands w/ water won't get rid of it. Always can see residue
Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!
Wound: Yes, you can. The signs of infection - pain, drainage, usually milky white, green or yellow, swelling which is worsening, redness which is worsening or not getting better. If none of those are present, yes, you can go ahead and put an antibiotic ointment and either let it air dry or cover with a dressing (bandade). If the symptoms above are present and it's getting worse, see doc. ...Read more
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