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Ultec Hydrocolloid Dressing Medication
Breathable dressing : Direct from the web: a hydrocolloid dressing (trade names include duoderm, granuflex, and 3m tegaderm hydrocolloid) is an opaque dressing. A hydrocolloid dressing is biodegradeable, non breathable and adheres to the skin so no separate taping is needed. ...Read more
Yes you can: Contents will not leak out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical supervision: Should be required for use of hydrocolloid dressing & thus dr or health care prodessional treating underlying problem should demonstrate and advise. Is used for wounds, pressure ulcers, acne, superficial burns etc. But advice on it's use is, in my opinion, beyond the scope healthtap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a hydrocolloid bandaid safe to use on small knife cut? (Stopped bleeding after ~20 min of pressure and elevation, pretty sure don't need stitches.)
Small cut: 29 year old lady with a small cut with a knife on unknown body location.You should also make sure that your tetanus immunization is up to date. If it is a truly small and clean wound, you can use a butterfly bandage to make sure the edges of the wound are approximated, brought together. Watch for signs of infection & see MD if needed. ...Read more
I have impetigo on my chin. I have been treating it with Bactroban for 2 days. When can I put hydrocolloid babdage on? It's dry and cracking w/ ooze.
Yes, : I believe is absolutely safe. Keep area cleen to prevent any possibility of infection... ...Read more
Can i keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I dont want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
Hist. folliculitis. Derm put on Minocycline 1 month. I get boils and can scrape off white skin when I shower. Tried hydrocolloid bandage. Any tips?
I bought hydrocolloid patches for my feet blisters and it says i can only use them under doctor supervision.Why is it bad to use them while pregant?
Generic message: There is no reason why you cannot apply these patches externally to blisters on your feet. This is likely just a generic statement trying to absolve them of any risk in the pregnancy should something happen related to your feet. I cannot imagine what the problem would be, but i will also state that you should check with your doctor who knows you and your history much better! ...Read more
Perhaps with Premium:
You can not refill medication on this part of HealthTap but with the Premium section of the site you might be able to for a fee; however my understanding is you can not refill controlled substances here as an in-person visit with a doctor is legally required.
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Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension , then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives.. Ask first before you do anything. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
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