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Sorbsan Topical Wound Dressing Medication
It depends: You should mention the medication to know for sure. ...Read more
Surgery?: That is a rather broad question. Please have this condition evaluated as soon as possible by a physician. ...Read more
Xanthelasma?: You are quite young for these. These yellowish plaques tend to occur around the eye and are sometimes indicative of hypercholesterolemia. If your cholesterol is elevated you might benefit from treatment and maybe the xanthelasma will improve. ...Read more
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
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
Decrease itch & rash: Topical medications help decrease the itch and rash from eczema. Topical steroids (hydrocortisone (weak), triamcinolone (medium), mometasone (strong) and clobetasol (very strong) are some examples) are extremely safe and effective. They should not be used on the face or groin unless directed by a physician. These can be used daily. Stronger drugs should be used for shorter periods of time. ...Read more
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin, or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and essential fatty axis xan help. Flaxseed oil 2 tablespoons or flax powder can be a good source of the essential fatty acids. ...Read more
I cut myself and I have a wound of 1 and a half inch what medications I can take or what cream I can put on the wound?
Had anal fislotomy on 6th march. Wound has healed up but feeling itching for 2 days. Is it normal. Should I take any medications?
Pruritus ani: It has a name but may require casting around for a cure. Try meticulous hygiene with wet wipes, even between movements. Cortisone creams may help. After that see a dermatologist or a knowledgable FP. It could be just the result of healing and require time. ...Read more
Post op at home I had a small wound and the gave me dilodid for pain and it is not helping very much what other pain medication do you think will help?
My son 1& half years took hot porridge & got some wounds on the lips. Which medication should I get him because am worried he may be with wounds inside?
Consider function: If he is able to drink fluids without difficulty the mouth injury is likely minimal. If troubled, have him checked. There is no specific meds to use. The saliva has some enzymes that suppress germs so most of these exposures self heal. Ibuprofen as a general pain measure, chilled applesauce or Popsicle pieces are sometimes helpful. Avoid acidic juices like orange/grapefruit. ...Read more
What pain medication is best for wound and stitches healing? And is "apligraf" something I can buy from dischem?
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Topical meds: In general, any acne topical is safe during pregnancy or for a breastfeeding mother. They are not absorbed in a quantity that would cross into your blood which would be the way they reach baby. Inform your OB of any meds/supplements you use in any form to let them be aware of plans. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?
Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports).
It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post-operatively to control pain. ...Read more
I'm 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
My six month old son has urticaria pigmentosa. Are there any safe topical medications that I can use on him?
Urticaria pigmentosa: Your son has an elevated number of mast cells in the skin. When you rub the skin, the skin will make hives, because the mast cells release histamine. It doesn't mean that topical medications pose any problem to him, just that when you apply them, you need to do so very lightly, to avoid setting off histamine release. Your doctor can prescribe topical antihistamines but oral ones are really needed. ...Read more