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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 more
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 don't 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
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
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
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more