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Small, shallow clean nail puncture, tetanus?

Small, shallow clean nail puncture, tetanus?

If it has been > 10 : Years since your last tetanus shot, or you don't know when it was - then it is time for another shot. Take care. ...Read more

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Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Basic Care: 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 a clean 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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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didnt tear/bleed. put on bandaid + aquaphore. effect on healin

Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didnt tear/bleed. put on bandaid + aquaphore. effect on healin

Take is easy: Knocking of a scab is not going to affect the healing or your health. 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

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Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified dermatologist ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for wound from rusty nail?

Best antibiotic for wound from rusty nail?

It depends: It depends on the size and depth of the wound. For minor superficial abrasions you may not need any. Some may require an oral antibiotic. For deeper wounds involving the bone you may need IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Recvd bite 2 months ago, thought spider, painful, one hole, red around, heals with scab, puss under scab pushes scab off, process repeats. ?

Recvd bite 2 months ago, thought spider, painful, one hole, red around, heals with scab, puss under scab pushes scab off, process repeats. ?

Scab: There is an ulceration under the scab from the bite which may well have been from a spider. This ulceration will heal very slowly and fills in gradually from below the scab. Apply warm soaks,pat dry and apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin daily. See your physician if continuing purulent drainage occurs or increasing redness develops. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy chin wound 2/6, while washing accidentally removed scab (very thin/moist hadn't noticed it) didnt tear/bleed. put bandaid + aquaphore. now its slightly indented & red. Effect on healin?

Skin biopsy chin wound 2/6, while washing accidentally removed scab (very thin/moist hadn't noticed it) didnt tear/bleed. put bandaid + aquaphore. now its slightly indented & red. Effect on healin?

Little to none: As long as no redness, swelling, pain or pus, just keep it covered and clean gently! Healing will still occur; as long as you leave it mostly alone and infection doesn't occur, you may have delayed healing by a couple of days or so. ...Read more

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Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected? Urgent care?

Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected?  Urgent care?

As long as it's open: & not anymore than an uncovered blister, it will heal. Keep it clean, wash (scrub) it 3-4 times a day. That will get the crud off the top, may not feel good but unroofing it is good. Then if available to you cover with Silvadine cream, if not an antibiotic ointment. You want to keep it clean & not let it crust over. Keeping it covered with a band aid will keep it moist. ...Read more

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Scraps under eye 5 year old boy which reach to superficial layer of dermis and formed scab removed early does that injury deep enough to leave a scar?

Scraps under eye 5 year old boy which reach to superficial layer of dermis and formed scab removed early does that injury deep enough to leave a scar?

Scar: When the skin is cut, a scar will form as it heals. This scar can case with time but it will never go away completely. Avoiding sun exposure will help prevent excessive pigment accumulation in the scar. Removing the scab was unnecessary. ...Read more

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Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Have to culture: An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it. An open wound is not always infected but can be holding bacteria (colonized). The organism is identified through deep culture of the wound ...Read more

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Hi, thurs superficial cut on inner 4th left toe rusty metal. Area was infected antibiotics n cream. Sat, tetanus jab. Leg hurts. Suffer from anxiety.

If it makes: You feel better it appears that you are being taken care of appropriately and you should not over worry yourself. If the leg pain persists you can see adoctor in follow up. ...Read more

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Could a healing infected wound be bright red?

Could a healing infected wound be bright red?

Yes: A wound with infection is usually redder than the surrounding tissues, this is due to increased blood supply in the area of infection. Healing wounds can also be red. It is important to insure there is no pus within the wound and that the area of redness is decreasing over time. ...Read more

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A little discharge coming from thorn puncture wound?

A little discharge coming from thorn puncture wound?

Be seen: It sounds like you have an infection. Be seen. There are many infections that can be from puncture wounds, and thorn wounds in particular. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

?bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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To get HIV from blood contact, open sore means what? Deep bleeding cut or superficial cut or surface cut .

To get HIV from blood contact, open sore means what? Deep bleeding cut or superficial cut or surface cut .

HIV worries: I am not sure what your real reason for asking this question is. I would prefer you were frank with us and stop asking about this very unusual possibilities on the extreme for HIV risk. But, if you want to go there then yes open sores and deep fresh cuts can be places one can get HIV if exposes to semen or fresh blood. ...Read more

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I have A scrap on my ancle and yellow just started what do I do?

I  have  A scrap on my ancle and yellow just started what do I do?

What did you scrape : It on? Tetanus history may come into play. Clean it off, soap and water works. Then apply a topical antibiotic if you have one. Keep a close eye on it, if there is swelling or redness around the wound see a doctor. ...Read more

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What could happen if you pull off or scrap off a mole?

What could happen if you pull off or scrap off a mole?

Maybe nothing: If a mole gets scrapped off , it may still grow back and if so see your dermatologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Sometimes my upper teeths go left and bottom teeths go right. That's how it feels. Scrap over each other. It's brief like a second. Started 2 months a?

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Sometimes my upper teeths go left and bottom teeths go right. That's how it feels. Scrap over each other. It's brief like a second. Started 2 months a?

See your dentist: The condyle of the lower jaw to move in multiple directions and sometimes interfering with your bite. See your dentist for a selective occlusal adjustment. ...Read more

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I work & own a food business & surrounded by food all day.No time to stop & eat properly therefore pick on scrap & sweet things.How do i stop cravings?

I work & own a food business & surrounded by food all day.No time to stop & eat properly therefore pick on scrap & sweet things.How do i stop cravings?

I think you've: ...answered your own question. Since you never have a real meal during your work day, you never feel full. Since you never feel full, you have constant hunger & cravings. Perhaps if you bring prepared meals for yourself, you can find time to eat them on the job. If not, pick low carb snacks like cheese, tuna, eggs, nuts & raw veggies. They keep your blood sugar stable & reduce cravings. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts from scraping?

My tongue hurts from scraping?

Be gentle: You only want to remove the loose material from your tongue when you scrape it. There is no need to be vigorous or to go deep. ...Read more

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Should i go swimming in the ocean with a large scrap on my leg?

Should i go swimming in the ocean with a large scrap on my leg?

Infection and sharks: Wounds can be infected in water, but one should be aware that organisms from bacteria can cause infections. Also consider sharks are drawn to open wounds. ...Read more

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I currently have thrush on my tongue and the root of my. Can i scrap the thrush away?

I currently have thrush on my tongue and the root of my. Can i scrap the thrush away?

Imbalance: Thrust is yeast. Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the oral environment and competes with the normal bacteria. When things get out of balance the yeast can over grow causing symptoms. Scraping may help and tongue scraping or brushing should be a regular habit. The imbalance will usually self correct in healthy individuals. Sometimes it requires treatment with anti fungal medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse tartar build up other than scraping?

Is it possible to reverse tartar build up other than scraping?

No: Tartar is calcified plaque. You can remove the plaque before it becomes tartar by brushing and flossing, but once it hardens it must be removed with a sharp instrument. ...Read more

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I really don't like the sound and feeling of metal clanging/scraping?

Neither do I.: Did you have a specific question? If so, please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can you prevent scarring from scraping your knee?

How can you prevent scarring from scraping your knee?

Wound care: Typically, most scrapes ae not deep enough to scar permanently. The best way to avoid scarring is to avoid inflammation. Keeping the area clean, using a antiobiotic ointment to maintain a little moisture and protecting the area is the best way. ...Read more

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Can you get tongue damage due to scraping?

Be gentle : You do not need a lot of force to clean your tongue. Be gentle, the plaque and debris comes off easily. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

How uncomfortable is it after corneal scraping and for how long?

Explanation: It is can be painful or sensitive for a week. Occasionally 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have abnormal pap. Is there any treatment except scraping?

I have abnormal pap. Is there any treatment except scraping?

Depends: "abnormal pap" really doesn't tell me anything. There are dozens of ways a pap could be abnormal. What needs to be done ranges form nothing to taking biopsies. Minor abnormalities like ascus or mild dysplasia usually go away spontaneously (without subsequent treatment), but you may need further testing (eg, colposcopy) to make sure no abnormalities were missed with the pap. ...Read more

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Feels like there is something sharp scraping my tongue that's launched inside my tonsils. What is this ?

Feels like there is something sharp scraping my tongue that's launched inside my tonsils. What is this ?

Possibly a sore..but: Try to determine with your tongue (or finger) if it feels like there is a foreign thing there - can your tongue feel "edges" or "shape"? If so, you might have a small fish or chicken bone stuck in your tonsil!!!!! That is REALLY rare! With a history of canker sores, they can "feel sharp" when your tongue rubs against it. Look in a mirror -- if see something, OR if not better, see doctor! ...Read more

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What is the procedure called that involves eye scraping to restore sight?

What is the procedure called that involves eye scraping to restore sight?

Too Broad: That can be anything from a simple removal of the epithelium (epitheliectomy) to more advanced superficial keratectomy, to more involved "anterior lamellar keratectomy" to a full corneal transplant "penetrating keratoplasty." many times people also call pterygium surgery a "scraping procedure." i have also heard people call cataract surgery a scarping procedure (which is not correct!). ...Read more

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Does putting sugar on minor cut or scrap speed healing?

Does putting sugar on minor cut or scrap speed healing?

Probably slows it.: I know of no evidence (or even old wive's tale) of sugar speeding up healing. In fact, excess sugar has been shown to SLOW DOWN healing of cuts & wounds (like in diabetics) b/c blood glucose at ~150 mg/dL starts to impair white blood cell mobility. Table sugar is sucrose, but the body breaks it down to glucose & fructose quickly. So, if anything, sugar on minor cuts & scrapes makes healing slower. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a scrap. Is a little red around the edges. It is not sore.

What is the best way to treat a scrap. Is a little red around the edges. It is not sore.

Clean and covered: If you are otherwise healthy and the wound is not deep, draining or painful then okay to shower normally, cover with gauze, (avoid band aids). Should be healed in a week or two. ...Read more

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