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What type of water should be used when washing a wound caused by a sea animal's sting?

What type of water should be used when washing a wound caused by a sea animal's sting?

Jellyfish sting: Remove stingers by rinsing with seawater. Hot showers and ice packs can help relieve the pain. Avoid using urine, meat tenderizer, solvents such as ethanol, formalin or gasoline as these are unhelpful. More about marine animal stings:
http://www. Healthline. Com/health/marine-animal-stings-or-bites#risks2 ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?

I was bitten by completely vaccinated dog, the wound is not deep and is surrounded by bruise, I put terramycin immediately after washing it, am I okay?

Need oral antibiotic: Bite wounds carry a lot of serious bacteria and risk infection. The wound should be cleaned and your tetanus updated and you need to be on antibiotics by mouth at least 7-10 days. Suggest you go be seen asap. ...Read more

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Fell on bike crossbar & got 2inch cut/tear on inside of labiaminora. Antibiotic cream&washing w/soap 3xday. Should I not walk much? What's healing time?

Fell on bike crossbar & got 2inch cut/tear on inside of labiaminora. Antibiotic cream&washing w/soap 3xday. Should I not walk much? What's healing time?

Its variable: You may walk but if it is causing a lot of pain, limit the activity. You may feel better within 1-2 weeks. It would be similar to healing after having a vaginal birth/ epsom salt soaks may help. ...Read more

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On 13-1-2014 i.E 8 days back my thumb nail got injured by a hook while washing clothes. And on 15th the wound got swollen and painful.?

On 13-1-2014 i.E 8 days back my thumb nail got injured by a hook while washing clothes. And on 15th the wound got swollen and painful.?

Unlikely: Usually it would take 2 to 3 days before you see significant signs resulting from an infected wound. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didn't tear/bleed. Put on bandaid + aquaphore. Effect on healin

Skin biopsy chin wound, while washing accidentally removed some scab? (very thin/moist) didn't tear/bleed. Put on bandaid + aquaphore. Effect on healin

Take is easy: Knocking of a scab is not going to affect the healing or your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Skin biopsy chin wound 2/6, while washing accidentally removed scab (very thin/moist hadn't noticed it) didn't tear/bleed. Put bandaid + aquaphore. Now its slightly indented & red. Effect on healin?

Skin biopsy chin wound 2/6, while washing accidentally removed scab (very thin/moist hadn't noticed it) didn't tear/bleed. Put bandaid + aquaphore. Now its slightly indented & red. Effect on healin?

Little to none: As long as no redness, swelling, pain or pus, just keep it covered and clean gently! Healing will still occur; as long as you leave it mostly alone and infection doesn't occur, you may have delayed healing by a couple of days or so. ...Read more

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Wound below eye, how to avoid scarring? Using antibiotic ointment before sleep and washing face in morning. Worried about ointment getting in eye.

Wound below eye, how to avoid scarring? Using antibiotic ointment before sleep and washing face in morning. Worried about ointment getting in eye.

Avoid eye: Agree avoiding the eye is important. Neosporin/Neoderma would be suggested. Perhaps having a doctor look at your face and eye would be helpful? ...Read more

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Breast abscess ruptured after fna. Shld I b doing some sort of wound care at home? --or rcving wound care clinically? Only washing and dressing now.

Breast abscess ruptured after fna. Shld I b doing some sort of wound care at home? --or rcving wound care clinically? Only washing and dressing now.

Unusual: It would be unusual to do a fna biopsy for a breast abscess, as that procedure is generally reserved for biopsy of a concerning solid breast lesion. Contact your doctor or surgeon for instructions. Antibiotics with open incision and drainage is a common treatment for an abscess. ...Read more

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I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

Not to worry: Although Proteus is a true infection, the likelihood of the bacteria entering the bloodstream is minimal. Antibiotics can typically steriize the urine within 24 hours, however, Proteus can be associated with kidney stones. It is important to rule out a kidney stone with an ultrasound of the kidney. If a stone is present, the bacteria can shed especially if they are resistant to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is phenol used for surgical hand washing?

Is phenol used for surgical hand washing?

Phenol or carbolic: Acid used to be a common antiseptic many years ago for surgery but is no longer used. ...Read more

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Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Yes: Avoid too much hot water as it makes the skin dry. Appy moisturizing creams liberally after bath. Taking bath itself is a good means if hydrating your skin. ...Read more

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Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Yes: If you experience chronic dry skin, you need to moisturize more than you bathe. Twice a day moisturizing is good. ...Read more

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How can I stop my brother from washing his face too much?

How can I stop my brother from washing his face too much?

You can't: Either he enjoys doing this, or he has obsessive-compulsive disorder. If it bothers him, read up on this and ask, "Hey Bro, does it bother you having to wash your face so much? Here's something you might want to read. I love you regardless and maybe you can talk with your physician about this, but only if you want to." That's being a GREAT brother. ...Read more

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My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

Yes: Wash once a day at bedtime if your skin is getting dry. Be sure to rinse with cold water, as hot water dries the skin more, and apply moisturizer. ...Read more

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Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Not common: Your pediatrician should be able to help you with examining those spots. Usually sweating or wearing clothes that have dried sweat on it will not increase more spots to form. Depending on the type of spots you have, the color, whether their flat or raise, whether they are pigmented or not pigmented, will determine the answer to your question of what it could be. So start there. Also, your doctor can take pictures of the spots, and keep that on your medical record. ...Read more

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What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

RAISED RED SPOTS: CLOSE TOGETHER, INDURATED AND ITCHY. STOP DETERGENT USE, MY APPLY BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) OR CALAMINE LOTION. CAN USE ORAL BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) BUT MAY MAKE YOU SLEEPY. ...Read more

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Besides washing and cooking food thoroughly, are there any other ways to avoid salmonella?

Besides washing and cooking food thoroughly, are there any other ways to avoid salmonella?

Wash your hands: Salmonella is foodborne. Avoid raw eggs (cookie dough, cake batter, homemade ice cream, egg nog), wash your hands before and after going to the bathroom, before and after preparing food (especially raw meats), before and after eating, any time you touch reptiles and birds or clean up animal feces, and any time you change someone's diaper. ...Read more

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What do washing detergent allergic reactions look like and how can I identify them from anything else?

Red, bumps.: Usually a conact allergy rash due to shampoos, detergents till have a red, fairly flat rash in area of contact with clothing etc. That is itchy and usually relieved with removal of agent, clothing and better with washing skin. ...Read more

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Is it okay washing my body twice a day? I even mosturise after both, but just wanted to know if it is alright?

Dry skin: Excessive washing depletes the skin's natural oils and can make it dry. Moisturizing after each bath is good, if you have to shower twice a day. If that is the case, use tepid water, not too hot and don't linger in the shower. ...Read more

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I use a tonne of washing up liquid when washing up and usually do about 4 squirts is washing up liquid dangerous to health?

Should be ok....: The amount you use should be ok. If you are talking about hand washing dishes, you may want to use good gloves to protect your skin and avoid overly drying your hands and nails. Also, this allows you to use hotter water for rinsing. It is important to make sure the dishes are well rinsed ...Read more

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Is it worth washing your body in the mornings, that I am not going to gym? I always shower every evening and gym when I go.

Is it worth washing your body in the mornings, that I am not going to gym? I always shower every evening and gym when I go.

Probably not: Unless you have a skin condition that warrants frequent cleansing (jock itch or athletes foot) or sweat heavily during sleep hours, you don't need to overdo it. Too much soap and give you dry skin. ...Read more

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My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face. Why? But it looks brighter the moment I washed my face. Often washing may cause issue??

My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face. Why? But it looks brighter the moment I washed my face. Often washing may cause issue??

Hydrate your skin: When you wash face you get rid of natural oil along with dirt. Your skin looks and feel good. Too much washing will make your skin dry. After washing your face use a good cream with spf 30, drink plenty of fluids that will keep you skin hydrated. ...Read more

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Doctores I have bronchictasis and am in the hospitall seince 4dayes and the doctore told me that I must do washing for my lunges is that dangerous?

Doctores I have bronchictasis and am in the hospitall seince 4dayes and the doctore told me that I must do washing for my lunges is that dangerous?

BAL: If bronchoalveolar lavage is what you are referring to, then its a relatively safe procedure when performed by a pulmonologist or other trained specialist. It may be helpful diagnostically and also help with temporary management of your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed that I had a small hole on my frenulum when washing in the shower, I'm 18 and have never experienced this before. What should I do? Or is t

I noticed that I had a small hole on my frenulum when washing in the shower, I'm 18 and have never experienced this before. What should I do? Or is t

I presume you are: Talking about the frenulum of the prepuce of the penis (there is also a frenulum between you upper gum and lips in your mouth). Developing a little hole or tear is not especially uncommon...the main risk is infection especially in the uncircumcised. Cleansing is important. It can be painful for a few days...but nothing specific needs to be done. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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