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Sterile Stretch Gauze Bandage Medication
I have a herniate belly button. Underneath to the left was a very small blister. I lanced it and it won't stop weeping clear fluid. It's been 4 days so far. I am keeping it clean, treating with Neosporin, and covered with sterile gauze and bandage.
Out of curiosity: how soon after a small burn that is not treated (i.E. Covered with sterile gauze) can gangrene or tetanus occur?
Burn infections: Tetanus does not occur with burns, it occurs with deep cuts or puncture wounds. Gangrene is an infection caused by one of several bacterial. It starts as a small infection that goes deep into the tissues. It then spreads there and produces a gas. Infections can occur with burns which are not treated, but not always and rarely with the bacteria that causes gangrene. ...Read more
Often the Same: It is more on how they are intended to be used. Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Antipsychotics causes Dopamine blockade increasing levels of Prolactin which causes unovulation and irregular menstrual cycles due to decrease levels of Follicle stimulating hormones and Estrogen. It also causes decrease libido, galactorrhea and osteoporosis. For man, the there is decrease in testosterone and galactorrhea and decrease libido. ...Read more
Don't count on it: Please continue to use contraception and practice safe sex. If you believe you are having infertility problems, you should seek medical help to evaluate the cause of infertility. Many men who take schizophrenia medication are able to father children. Sterility is not a common side effect of medications. ...Read more
After hernia op still having pain have tried different prescribed drugs nothing helps had u/s dr suggests it is fat pushed through gauze need help?
In order to relieve the burn pain. Should i dress it like a normal 2nd degree burn with bactine and bandage gauze?
You need exam: 2nd degree burn can vary widely. Deep 2nd acts more like a 3rd, superficial 2nd acts more like a 1st. Treatment (at the least) would be cleansing frequently with soap/water, removing any dead skin/tissue, and coverage with antibiotic oint like silvadene (silver sulfadiazine). All of this can vary with size/location/depth. If the injury is bigger than a quarter, has inc. Redness, or is over a joint- get to a burn dr. ...Read more
Impetigo : You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up . Good luck ...Read more
Impetigo: just apply a small bandaid on it it would look less conspicuous ...Read more
Gallbladder out 3 days ago. 4 incisions. Dr took 3 bandages off, my belly button still has gauze, big clear square bandage. Do i remove that?
Is this a seroma? Hernia repair in 2012 problem with wound healing. keep bandaged. Painful around area, few nights ago gauze was very wet, now hole
I just got my knuckle bone removed out of my pinky toe15 min ago. Can I have put my sock on? I forgot to ask him. He put gauze and an ACE bandage on.
If the sock fits: More times than not, a stockinette type tube stocking is applied before you leave the operatory. If you were not given one, then by all means wear your sock if it fits over the bandage. It might get a little bloody, but what the heck. ...Read more
Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?
What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do i remove?
Complete nail torn off finger? I cleaned it with Savlon, covered with Betadine and paraffin gauze and bandaged the finger. I am taking Mybulen tablets for the pain, yet the pain is unbearable when my fingers is bandaged.
Pain: Sorry to hear! You’re doing a good job by keeping it clean and wrapped but it’s going to hurt a lot for awhile. You can try just wrapping it softly. Local anesthetics like lidocaine jelly may help as well but you need a prescription for that. Hang in there ...Read more
Cut index finger underneath on joint. Went to clinic got bandaged and doxy. Checked next day and three days after gauze sulfadiaz. Swells a bit tho?
And ankle arthroscopy surgery today at about 6:45 am, looked down tonight, and noticed blood came thru plaster stitches gauze and an ace bandage help?
Consult Orthopedist: I would give your orthopedist an immediate call for bloody drainage in an amount significant enough to soak through gauze and a plaster splint. I also note you have symptoms of chills and headache that may or may not be related but raise concerns about local and systemic infection or postop fever. A wound dehiscence is the most serious concern as well as hospital acquired MRSA infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me for some women, secretion of gnrh is inadequate, they're consider sterile and are treated drugs that mimic it?
GnRH secretion: Some women (and men) fail to secrete GnRH from the hypothalamus (part of the brain). Therefore, there is no signal to the pituitary to make reproductive hormones (FSH and LH). In Europe, Factrel is available via an automated pump. In the US, we give fertility pts FSH and hCG to cause ovulation. For those women not trying to conceive, estrogen and progesterone hormone replacement is given. ...Read more
Perhaps: Opioid drugs lower testosterone in men and interfere with the menstrual cycle in females; both can contribute to infertility. Thc also reduces testosterone and sperm counts but I am unaware if it will lead to menstrual problems without other co-occurring medical diseases. Use of stimulant drugs and/or alcohol may lead to malnutrition which may reduce fertility as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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