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Touching People With Bandaids
Covered is best: 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
Band aids: I don't think there's enough evidence to say that bandaids slow the healing of cuts or abrasions, but it's pretty obvious that many cuts do just as well without them. They're probably not necessary for the majority of cuts out there- except for cosmetic purposes. Proper wound care and dressing is important to healing, but your standard adhesive bandaid might probably not be part of that regimen. ...Read more
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 a clean dressing changed every other day, and protected from trauma. Air is bad for healing! Antibiotics do not help healing. ...Read more
Wet skin: The skin under the bandaid is wet and needs to breathe a little. Keep the area uncovered at night and put a bandaid on if protection is needed during the day. ...Read more
I put a bandaid on boil. When I took off the bandaid. The boil had popped. I don't know what do do know?
Why are the anti meds being so freely prescribed when for most are just a dangerous bandaid and are really hit and miss to even help, but complicate.
Abraisions&Fighters: Usually fighters are treated by their trainers with sterile Steri strips. Steristrips ...Read more
Hypoallergenic: Look for hypoallergenic tape. Often paper tape is tolerated. ...Read more
Yes and No: 1) the nature of the injury, 2) the repair technique used to close the wound and 3) your genetic predisposition for scarring play a far greater role on the appearance of the scar, having said that if a bandaid promotes primary intention wound healing by keeping the wound clean and moist, it may improve the scar compared to someone without a bandaid. ...Read more
One more thing: An outbreak of shingles may be harmless, or it may cause a lot of pain and then resolve. But an outbreak can also mean that your immune system is struggling due some other unknown problem. The scariest is a hidden cancer. See your doctor and ask for a check up including age appropriate cancer screens. ...Read more
No.: Most germs that cause disease need a way to get in your body, either through mucous membranes (like your mouth, eyes, or genitals), by being eaten, by being breathed in, or piercing the skin. A few can cause disease through intact skin, but these are relatively rare. Your shoe is a poor reservoir for live germs; almost all that cause disease will die quickly. You have extremely little risk. ...Read more
I THIS A MEDICAL QUESTION?
YOU CAN ASK A RELATIVE, A FRIEND.
BUT TO MORE THAN 70, 000 DOCTORS?
NOT APPLICABLE. . . ...Read more
No: You're young and life's scary. You wouldn't worry about shaking hands with someone with a healing cut -- both of you have your skin sealed, yours intact, his/hers by scab. Even directly handling somebody's band-aid poses no more of a risk. ...Read more
I have had all tests including mileogram for herniated discs. L4andl5sitting on nerves. I want surgery not a bandaid. How can they fix this?
Microdiscectomy: If you have radiculopathy or true sciatica, microdiscectomy is the answer. Make sure your neurosurgeon thinks the discs are causing your symptoms. More often than not patients with disc herniations do not have symptoms, or the symptoms have nothing to do with the discs. ...Read more
I have a scab on my back and I was messing with it and then the whole thing just came up. I put a bandaid on it but I don't know what to do! Help me?
I had on gloves when I picked up a unused glove and bandaid then I noticed that the glove was on the floor again picked it up with no glove HIV risk?
Stop worrying: Especially if you're working in a health care setting, you need to get over these unrealistic fears of HIV. It's simply not transmitted by this kind of contact when there's no skin breaking and no exchange of body fluids. This isn't even a hepatitis B risk and this is thousands of times more transmissible. You owe it to yourself and those around you to contain these fears. ...Read more
Compression: Yes, they work but trying to figure this out by yourself may be difficult. There are dozens of companies that make stockings and the quality and reliability of the products vary greatly. Also, putting on too much (strong or tight) compression can result in great harm if your arteries are not normal. See a clinician that can direct you. ...Read more
Didn't: The band aid didn't. It probably got macerated and that whitened the skin. ...Read more
My blisters popped while practicing for jujitsu underneath the bandaid. What can I do to treat them?
Can you tell me for people who suffer from an adhesive allergy, what do you use as an alternative to bandaids?
Paper tape: Many persons are allergic to adhesives on tape. The use of a telfa pad (this shiny side of a band aide) and paper tape often does not result in allergic reactions. ...Read more
I cut my finger 8 hours ago. I washed the cut and put a bandaid on it. When I took it off 5 minutes ago, it bled. What do I do?
- Talk to a doctor online
- Catch anything from people with bandaids
- Are bandaids contamindated?
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- Touched a used bandaid
- Can i get diseases from touching a used bandaid?