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Tegaderm Transparent Dressing Medication
Contact Dermatitis: There are two forms of contact dermatitis. Irritant contact dermatitis occurs at the site of application of toxic chemical or substance which is directly noxious to skin. The second, allergic contact dermatitis, is an itchy rash that occurs only in people who have developed an allergic sensitivity to that particular chemical or substance. Treatment is avoidance or strong topical steroids. ...Read more
Having shoulder sx Fri. Last sx had onQ ball. Tegaderm dressing. Xsessive wet, blistering. Not sure if tape or med in port. What to tell them? Need med.
Clarification. Last sx had onQ ball held in place w/tegaderm. Got blisters&LOTS of wetness. From med or tegaderm? Sx again on 2/13/15. Concerned.
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I have a superficial 2nd degree burn 5 dys ago can I use Tegaderm and swim safely? Should I put any cream under the Tegaderm? Thanks
Need details: Tegaderm is excellent for burns. No, you need no cream under it. How large a burn? Where? Thermal? Swim where? Pool? Sea? River? Water is good for a burn, but generally you should wait until it is healed. Shower or bath better than swim. ...Read more
My 3 yo has a cut right at pant line that won't heal b/c the scab keeps getting torn off. B/c of location band aid or tegaderm won't stick. Ideas?
Liquid bandage: Try using the liquid bandage available at most drug stores, and then putting some antibacterial ointment over the area daily - pant will get a little greasy but friction will be reduced! ...Read more
I had to use a tegaderm on a cut on sons stomach. It's been week since I've taken it off. There's still a small red rash where it was. How do I treat?
Contact dermatitis: If it is not bothering him, do nothing and it will eventually clear up since the tegaderm is now off. If bothering him (itching, etc), then use over-the-counter strength Hydrocortisone cream (like cortaid) and massage into affected area three times a day. Avoid irritants in area like scented soaps, etc. ...Read more
I have an allergy (red itchy papular rash) to tapes incl medi/micro/trans-pore tapes; worse w/ tegaderm. An alternative option 2 be able 2 secure IV?
Hypoallergenic tape: There are tapes which are less likely to cause a contact allergy. Just ask for them. Do note the "less likely" description. Another approach would be to apply a cortisone cream at the site first then apply the tape an hour later after the cream has dried up and the cortisone has a chance to bind to the skin cells. ...Read more
2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago, above knee, size of index with thumb, blisters can I use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?
FACE CLEAR: I don't know how long you have been on the medication that has cleared your face. Which medication? Why don't you check with the doctor that prescribed it? ...Read more
...: People diagnosed with chlamydia should not have sex for 7 days after single dose antibiotic treatment or until completion of a 7-day course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection to partners. All partners need to be tested and/or treated to prevent re-infection. Latex condoms can help reduce the risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more
How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?
Resistance &Exposure: Like any other viral (or bacterial) infection the host has to be susceptible to the infection and the exposure must occur in a place that harbors the infections (mucous membranes for example) Some people develop antibodies to certain infectious agents and therefore when exposed never contract it. Herpes lasts 7 to 14 days as a natural course. ...Read more
I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own?
Round worm: I have roundworm but cannot afford the $1200 medication to cure it. Is there anything that I can do to. Clear this up on my own? ANS: ask the Dr who made the DX. Not certain what is called roundworm down there. ...Read more
Medication: You should be on the appropriate medication. See your medical professional to evaluate and prescribe. ...Read more
Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more
Quite a while: Compared to many other infections these are a longer investment of time and effort. The germ has gone deep into the hair follicles and require oral medication to reach/eliminate. Difficult cases can take a month or more of medication for final cure. Topical medications can sometimes provide a cosmetic benefit at the level of exposed skin, but won't cure it alone. ...Read more
Is he medication (one time dosage) and shot supposed to clear my yest infection as well.? The medicine was for clamydia
I took the pills to clear our chlymida after the 4 ft I threw up a little of the medication is that ok would it clear off still?
Urine suddenly completely clear last 5 days. Seems more frequent/more volume despite drinking less liquids than usual. Not taking any medications.
Why do you ask?: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that must be managed scientifically if you want results. Significant acne is a serious personal and professional liability because, frankly, it is a sign of poor self-care. Topical benzoyl peroxide, perhaps with a prescription med from your physician, is far more effective than any home remedy. Stay smart and let us clear you. ...Read more
Whole body: When a systemic antibiotic changes the body's flora, the effects will be seen where bacteria are already a problem. When a systemic vitamin-a analogue makes the sebaceous glands regress, the effects will be seen where they are actually causing acne, but the rest of the skin will be affected and dry up as well. This is common to medications in general, even though they seem magic. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: Imagine that you are caught in a burning building. Would you ask the fire department, "how can you help me without spraying water? " don't let some aversion you have to scientific medicine cause yourself or a teen for whom you are responsible suffer unnecessarily from a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related, readily-manageable disease. Base your thinking on facts, not internet / pop lies. Cheers. ...Read more
Constipation.: You have chronic constipation due to several reasons. Make sure you are not overdose on narcotics or any medications that has side effects of constipation. You can try citrucel or fibercon (these are fiber supplements) and drink adequate amt of water. If this doesn't help, try MiraLAX (otc, one tablespoon in 8 oz of water daily or bid). If no improve, see your GI doc. Others: amitiza, (lubiprostone) linzess. ...Read more
May happen: However, if you are symptomatic, good idea to get it treated. ...Read more