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Out of curiosity: how soon after a small burn that is not treated (i.E. Covered with sterile gauze) can gangrene or tetanus occur?

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

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Help plz! Can schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Help plz! Can schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

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

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Please tell me, could schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

Please tell me, could schizophrenia medication cause a man to become sterile?

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

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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?

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?

Review with MD: If fat or other tissue is trapped, the ch pieces are surgical correction or nerve blockade. Because of your other medical problems, you need to review your options with your primary physician ...Read more

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Can you tell me for some women, secretion of gnrh is inadequate, they're consider sterile and are treated drugs that mimic it?

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

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Can my addictions to drugs make me sterile?

Can my addictions to drugs make me sterile?

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 more

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Will gauze stick to sutures?

Will gauze stick to sutures?

Yes, it can.: If there is drainage out of the wound, then gauze will stick to sutures or staples. ...Read more

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Is gauze always recommended for bleeding?

Is gauze always recommended for bleeding?

Pressure: Pressure is the first step for most bleeding concerns. You can use a piece of gauze if available, but you need to have some pressure behind it. ...Read more

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What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

What if my gauze packing comes out of wound?

Replace: The gauze packing with clean gauze. Although there are better products than plain gauze for packing a wound, if your health provider recommended gauze, it should be changed about every 12 hours to help prevent bacteria growth and possible wound infection. ...Read more

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Will I need to remove gauze stuck to a dermabond-closed wound?

Will I need to remove gauze stuck to a dermabond-closed wound?

Would be: Advisable and if you can do so very cautiously. Dermabond can be puled apart rather easily. Might want to have a physician take a look. If you do so yourself use only clean water, no peroxide and go slowly and gently. ...Read more

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Dr left gauze in me after childbirth. Reeked till he found and removed it. What can I do?

Dr left gauze in me after childbirth. Reeked till he found and removed it. What can I do?

Discuss it with doc: Unfortunately this happens, it was not intentional. Take this opportunity to discuss it with your doctor and the nurse manager in l&d.This creates an opportunity for the physician and the hospital to examine policies and procedures (such as counting sponges in the labor room which we now do at my hospital).The good news is that there are no long term problems that result from this. Sorry it happened. ...Read more

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Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?

Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more

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I wascircumcised yday, what am I to do?, can I shower the regular way?, should I change the gauze while I shower?, how can I apply bacitracin w/ gauze on?

I wascircumcised yday, what am I to do?, can I shower the regular way?, should I change the gauze while I shower?, how can I apply bacitracin w/ gauze on?

Ask your doctor: Following any surgical procedure, the surgeon generally instructs the patient on post-op care. Followi those instructions. Generally speaking, allowing the shower to wet the circumcision site is ok, and removal of the gauze wrapping can be done comfortably. Use of polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment in a light coat circumferentially, followed by light gauze wrapping helps. ...Read more

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Could a gauze roll be applied to a scraped injury?

Could a gauze roll be applied to a scraped injury?

Sticks!: Apply an non-stick dressing first, and keep it in place with a gauze roll. Otherwise oozing from the abrasion will make the gauze stick. Be sure your tetanus shot is up to date (if not, get it within 72 hours of injury). Keep the area clean using saline or tap water (or very mild dilute soap if dirty). Apply a light coat of Aquafor (per Dr. Dohan). Keep covered ...Read more

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Is it bad to put rolled gauze directly over a cut?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin/advil) are bad. Cover the area with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto put gauze directly over a cut?

Is it bad for my healthto put gauze directly over a cut?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin/advil) are bad. Cover the area with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

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 more

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I had a hemorrhoctomy and they left a gauze on my bottom how long can it stay there?

Few days.: It is either removed by the surgeon or will fall off by itself! ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do if I pass a bloody piece of gauze at home? Delivered two days ago.

What is the best thing to do if I pass a bloody piece of gauze at home? Delivered two days ago.

Follow up: Let your provider know asap. A thorough evaluation of the vaginal cavity needs to be performed. ...Read more

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Could I remove my abscess drain gauze?

Could I remove my abscess drain gauze?

Wound care: It is a good idea to change the dressings on a wound when they are contaminated or visibly soiled. Hopefully you have a Wound Nurse or someone you can coordinate with- since you want to practice clean technique and of course minimize any pain that might occur. I would expect too you have a follow-up with the doc who did the surgery - so I would call there if you don't have any outpatient resources ...Read more

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Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

Should I use gauze for my minor rotator cuff injury?

No: Ice usually works well for a rotator cuff strain. If pain persists you should see an orthopedist who will probably prescribe a short course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I properly remove my gauze after circumcision?

Best way to go: The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck. Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for better or worse, you will have to get it off. Best trick it to then gently apply traction on the gauze and then using a finger, push the skin away from the gauze. Do not pull the gauze away. There will be a second of pain and a little blood. ...Read more

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Gauzes stuck on skin glue. How do I remove them safely?

Gauzes stuck on skin glue. How do I remove them safely?

Skin glue: Just head back to the office if whoever put the material in and just have then deal with it. I am sure they would be happy to take it off for you. ...Read more