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Dr. Travis Fultz
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Weeping (Overview)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that slowly oozes watery liquid.


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What's weeping skin?

What's weeping skin?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Fultz
74 doctors shared insights

Weeping (Overview)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that slowly oozes watery liquid.


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How can I stop my edema from weeping?

How can I stop my edema from weeping?

Makes no sense: Edema is the build of fluids in the body or regions thereof. Are you thinking of something else? Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to stop insect bites from weeping?

How to stop insect bites from weeping?

Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more

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Is saying that a wound is emitting discharge the same a wound is "weeping?

Is saying that a wound is emitting discharge the same a wound is "weeping?

Nope: Generally when a wound has a discharge, this suggests a proteinaceous or purulent fluid is being released like pus. While a "weeping" wound typically suggests that there is non infected serosanguinous fluid, meaning not infected fluid being released. ...Read more

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What should I do for a weeping wound?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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How long until a surgical wound usually stops weeping?

How long until a surgical wound usually  stops weeping?

A few days : Wounds after operation should generally stop oozing fluid and/or blood within a few days at most. If it continues longer than that, keep a dry gauze pad on top to wick out the excess fluid. If it looks creamy, it is probably infected. In any case, if you think something isn't right, see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Help: painful swelling, then weeping/raw wet skin. A crust then forms before it heals. Moves from place to place. Started after dirty public shower?

Help: painful swelling, then weeping/raw wet skin. A crust then forms before it heals. Moves from place to place.  Started after dirty public shower?

See dermatologist: There a number of possibilities but this is not treatable with otc meds.It is likely a bacterial infection , that requires systemic antibiotics. There also autoimmune conditions such as pemphigoid, this requires examination, probable biopsy and appropriate systemic medications. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal weeping skin fast?

What is commonly used to heal weeping skin fast?

Healing process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area is red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and leaks out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, drainage decreases. Keep it covered and changed 2-3 x/ week. ...Read more