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How do I stop a surgical wound weeping?

How do I stop a surgical wound weeping?

Talk to your surgeon: There are many reasons for a surgical wound to continue to weep or drain fluid. First- is the wound closed completely (primarily) or was it intentionally left open? If left open- drainage at be normal. If it was closed together after surgery- continual drainage is abnormal. This is possibly an infection. Discuss the situation with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

How to stop a foot wound from weeping?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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How long until a surgical wound usually stops weeping?

How long until a surgical wound usually  stops weeping?

A few days : Wounds after operation should generally stop oozing fluid and/or blood within a few days at most. If it continues longer than that, keep a dry gauze pad on top to wick out the excess fluid. If it looks creamy, it is probably infected. In any case, if you think something isn't right, see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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How can I avoid itching the weeping wound:( im on clox for staph and candida, how do stop the weeping?

How can I avoid itching the weeping wound:( im on clox for staph and candida, how do stop the weeping?

Weeping wound: You need a proper bandage to adsorb the weeping from the wounds. While you find a wound center or a clinician familiar with wounds, put a simple bandage or dressing on the wound. There may be something else to help the weeping, like compression if the wound is on the leg, that could help but this needs to be determined in person. ...Read more

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What should I do for a weeping wound?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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How would I stop my wound from bleeding?

How would  I stop my wound from bleeding?

Direct pressure : Apply direct pressure to the wound for 5 minutes. If there is no change in bleeding or if the wound appears deep see an urgent care or er for a wound evaluation and possibly stitches. ...Read more

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How can I stop my edema from weeping?

How can I stop my edema from weeping?

Makes no sense: Edema is the build of fluids in the body or regions thereof. Are you thinking of something else? Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to stop insect bites from weeping?

Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more

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What happens when you stop the scarring process on a wound?

What happens when you stop the scarring process on a wound?

Unclear: It's pretty hard to stop the scarring process unless you die or use some unusual drugs which interfere with the complex body response to wound healing. If you were able to do the latter, well then, the healing is incomplete. Under six weeks the scar is not very strong; less than two and it could open. If you're talking about gel sheets, they don't affect strength, just the top thickness of scar. ...Read more

Dr. Travis Fultz
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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that ...Read more