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What is a sucking chest wound?

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What is a sucking chest wound?

Sucking chest wound: Sucking chest wound means an wound which is allowing entry of air into pleura ( covering over lung ) during inspiration but air cannot exit out of wound, consequently can cause lungs to collapse. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Rash and open wounds (from previous shaving scabs) from Nair on upper chest and arms. Used hydrogen peroxide on open wound to prevnt inf. Help?

Rash and open wounds (from previous shaving scabs) from Nair on upper chest and arms. Used hydrogen peroxide on open wound to prevnt inf. Help?

Rash and open wound: Need evaluation. Could be related to sensitivity to nair and open wound could be due to injury. If injury is superficialabrasion use of topical antibiotics to the abrasion and topical steroids to the rash have helped some people ...Read more

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Touching blood and breast milk fluids by hand or by finger bottom nail skin removed to 3mm. no blood only open wound?

Touching blood and breast milk fluids by hand or  by finger bottom nail skin removed to 3mm. no blood only  open wound?

Universal precaution: Handling blood or breast milk is an infection risk and gIves should be wworn, whether or not there is a breach in skin integrity. ...Read more

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How to take care of open wound caused by abscess after incision under breast?

How to take care of open wound caused by abscess after incision under breast?

Sterile pressure: dressing. 1 layer of Telfa( non adherent gauze covered by 2 layer of regular gauze- cut to size and held in place by paper tape. Consult surgeon re: any antibiotic ointment on the bottom layer closest to the wound. ...Read more

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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read more

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Will my knife wound heal without treatment?

Will my knife wound heal without treatment?

Seek treatment : The human body when injured promptly sets upon the task of attempting to heal itself. If the injury itself does not compromise the functioning of a vital organ then when given enough time any injury involving the "soft tissues" of the body can heal. The caveat however is that if not treated appropriately underlying injuries can be missed , infectious and cosmetic complication can also arise. ...Read more

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Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed. Can touching still damage graft results?

Bone graft left molar, 4 weeks post surgery check up went well, skin has healed, chewing & brush is allowed.  Can touching still damage graft results?

Not likely : Most lonely not a problem. Normally after 4 weeks the graft is already covered with soft tissue ( gum) and touching the area should have no adverse effects. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Treatment for deep teeth marks on the nipple?

Treatment for deep teeth marks on the nipple?

Well...: Sorry to say, and time will heal. Please make sure the skin was not pierced, if so you need to clean the area with soap and water three times a day and may also need to be seen and receive a prescription for antibiotics... ...Read more

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Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin. Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster. Risk?

Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin.  Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster.  Risk?

Minimal: Unless the safety pin was likely to have been fecally contaminated and have large numbers of clostridium tetani inoculated, the tetanus booster should provide adequate antibody protection. ...Read more

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Bad upper chest pain. Comes/ goes. Worse w/ movement bending over breathing deep touching area stretching. Sternum pops. Spacitiy. No markers for pe.

Bad upper chest pain. Comes/ goes. Worse w/ movement bending over breathing deep touching area stretching. Sternum pops. Spacitiy. No markers for pe.

Costochondritis: Painful popping of the sternum happens when there is inflammation of the joint between the end of a rib and the sternum. This is known as costochondritis and can be very painful. Usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications and avoiding heavy lifting for a short time. ...Read more

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Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it? The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP . I think You need blood tests , cultures of the wound , possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...Read more

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Had oral surgery 11/2011 to repair an oaf in right maxillary sinus-having repeat symptoms that come & go: gum drainage, ear & face sore...Oaf recur?

Had oral surgery 11/2011 to repair an oaf in right maxillary sinus-having repeat symptoms that come & go: gum drainage, ear & face sore...Oaf recur?

Good chance: It sounds like the oroantral fistula has either reoccurred or more likely never healed properly in the first place. You should have it checked by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Will a punch biopsy improve the scar left on a cheek by an elect.bist.(4mm) or make it worse? 1 stitch required but I'm afraid of invasive treatment.

Will a punch biopsy improve the scar left on a cheek by an elect.bist.(4mm) or make it worse? 1 stitch required but I'm afraid of invasive treatment.

Why worry: In the hands of experienced expert professional the scar will be minimal ( some times may not even see with naked eye ) See a plastic surgeon , or cosmetic dermatologist ...Read more

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Better to use inhaler or nebulizer following oral Surgery to remove 2 teeth with a bone graft? Read and drinking staws causes clot issue?

Better to use inhaler or nebulizer following oral Surgery to remove 2 teeth with  a bone graft? Read  and drinking staws causes  clot  issue?

Clot issues: The connection of drinking with straws and clot issues is the early loss of clot from extraction site resulting in exposed bone which can become a dry socket. Several other precautions are not rinsing or swishing, no hot liquids, and spitting. All can dislodge clot. No smoking! You can talk to your surgeon about your medication. The surgery is simple and with few cautions, you heal fine. ...Read more