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Weeping wound. Im changing it every 3 hours, is this normal? Swab cs showed candida and staph, abx it burns skin when runs down leg:(

Weeping wound. Im changing it every 3 hours, is this normal? Swab cs showed candida and staph, abx it burns skin when runs down leg:(

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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I scratched my leg and now there's a wound, what to do?

I scratched my leg and now there's a wound, what to do?

Keep it clean and : and moist and covered. An over the counter ointment such as Bacitracin is a good choice. ...Read more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
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Clean the wound with soap and water
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Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
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Update your tetanus vaccination
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I have a some kind of bite on my leg, try so hard not to tense on picking at it or itch it. Each time the wounds open it bleeds. Now there white ring.

I have a some kind of bite on my leg, try so hard not to tense on picking at it or itch it. Each time the wounds open it bleeds. Now there white ring.

Unclear: first of all you need to take the initiative to not scratch. I know easier said than done. You can put alcohol on it and it will burn but will stop the itch as an old home remedy. A much better one is to pick up some benadryl cream or hydrocortisone cream to help the itch. However since this has progressed you need to have the lesion checked to see what the white ring is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I cut my leg deeply while shaving. It is yellowish white now and oozes at times. What should I do? What is the best way to care for the wound?

I cut my leg deeply while shaving. It is yellowish white now and oozes at times. What should I do? What is the best way to care for the wound?

See md: Better check with doctor right away to see if infected. Keep it covered and clean until you get there probably should cover it with gauze to absorb the drainage. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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For how long do I leave stitches on a cut wound on a leg before getting them out ?

7-10 days: Depends on what your cut looks like. If it's healing appropriately and in an area not under tension, 7 days should be fine. If its under tension your body will require more time. Consult with your physician who can monitor your wound healing and guide the timing of suture removal. ...Read more

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Bad odor coming from wound after surgry on right leg?

Bad odor coming from wound after surgry on right leg?

Infection?: A "bad odor" from a surgical site could be the result of an infection. Fever, an enlarging area of redness, swelling and increasing pain would also occur. You should contact your surgeon and let him know. ...Read more

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My daughter has three open round wounds on her leg. I think she has scratched her bug bites. What would cause the circular wounds?

My daughter has three open round wounds on her leg. I think she has scratched her bug bites.  What would cause the circular wounds?

Possible Infection: If these lesions were originally insect bites that she has been scratching they may have become infected. If they are painful, red, warm or she feels feverish she should see her healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Dad(57) has diabetes.His wound mark on leg is not curing after many ointments.And the wound is painful and dark colored on leg.Please advice?

Dad(57) has diabetes.His wound mark on leg is not curing after many ointments.And the wound is painful and dark colored on leg.Please advice?

See the Doctor ASAP: Your question raises possibility of cellulitis and possible early gangrene. It needs expert attention right away! he may need intravenous antibiotics and surgical consultation. Seek attention immediately! ...Read more

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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping is crying, and is a physical response to sadness. Weeping also refers to a skin rash that ...Read more


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