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Wet dressing ok over stitches?

Wet dressing ok over stitches?

Generally no: Keep dressings over healing wounds dry. If the bandage gets wet, change it. You can apply something like neosporin lightly over the wound for added protection. ...Read more

Wet Dressing (Definition)

A wet dressing is something placed on a wound to keep the bed moist. Usually saline solution or a hydrocolloid gel is used to maintain moisture on the wound, increasing the ability for the healing factors to ...Read more


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Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Wet dressing over stitches or regular dry bandaid; which is better?

Ointment: Apply some ointment (does not necessarily need to be antibiotic ointment) and cover. You don't want it to actually be wet with water. ...Read more

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Wet dressing over stitches when showering. What to do?

Wet dressing over stitches when showering. What to do?

Change bandage: Remove the bandage over the stitches, before showering, if you have been cleared to wash the surgical site by your surgeon. If the wound is not allowed to get wet yet, then do a sponge bath or try to cover the area with plastic wrap to keep it dry first. Do not keep a wet bandage on a healing wound. ...Read more

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Skin smells when wet. No smell before entering bath. ?

Skin smells when wet. No smell before entering bath.
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No idea: There are many spices which can cause an order to emanate from the skin, such as garlic, cumin, and others, as well as certain foods. I know of nothing which emanates a scent when activated by a bath. What does it smell like? ...Read more

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Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Maybe: Hot can mean different things to different people. Hot could also burn and aggravate any existing skin problem. I prefer the idea of warm, with the temperature comfortable to your skin when you test it. ...Read more

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How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

How are reusable and disposable gauze roll bandages different?

Often the Same: It is more on how they are intended to be used. Bandages for covering an open wound should never be reused because of the risk of infection. Use them once when they are clean then throw them away. Elastic type bandages e.g. splinting a sprained ankle can be reused because they do not need to be sterile- just clean. ...Read more

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13w2d pregnant wet vagina not enough to moist underwear. Clear & no smell. Is it normal? Cold temperature using many layers. Sweat? Leaking fluid?

13w2d pregnant wet vagina not enough to moist underwear. Clear & no smell. Is it normal? Cold temperature using many layers. Sweat? Leaking fluid?

Testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Was told to not get gauze finger wound wet in shower or pool but then said wash with soap and water each day and change dressing. Confused. Contradict?

Wound care: I believe the doctor does not want the gauze to be wet and covering a healing wound. The wound is to be kept dry. But it also can be cleaned and then recovered with dry gauze. ...Read more

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What's hydrocolloid dressing, such as duoderm?

What's hydrocolloid dressing, such as duoderm?

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

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32 weeks pregnant, wet spot in underwear with sweet smell?

32 weeks pregnant, wet spot in underwear with sweet smell?

Pregnancy: Are you still leaking/staying wet? Your provider should really see you to determine if your membranes ruptured. That most likely answer, however, is that it was urine. ...Read more

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Should scabs be kept moist or dry?

Should scabs be kept moist or dry?

Dry: Dry, but antiseptic and/or vitamin E oil can be applied. ...Read more

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Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Why do warm gel compresses seem to not work as well as warm wet (towel soaked in warm water) compresses for my meibomian glands?

Hot compresses: 1st, keep using the hot compresses on your closed eyelids. 1-2 a day...Those 1-2 minutes of Rx will be very helpful,comforting, and beneficial to decrease styes and remove the ''granulated'' dandruff-like dried oil at the eyelash roots and along the edges of your 4 eyelids...Do a little rubbing also, like when a woman is trying to remove her eyeliner. 2nd, the moist heat is reported to be better ...Read more

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Son with eczema. He constantly scratches and cries. I've tried cortisone, curel, petroleum, wet wraps, etc. Need a new solution.

Son with eczema. He constantly scratches and cries. I've tried cortisone, curel, petroleum, wet wraps, etc. Need a new solution.

Try These:: Ask your doctor about tacrolimus (brand name Protopic) and pimecrolimus (brand-name: Elidel). They're new and probably worth a try. Expensive (about $1.25 a capsule). Hopefully you've been prescribed a steroid stronger than cortisone. Some mothers have found that topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream helps somewhat. Also think if something in the diet is making things worse (food allergy) or the environment. ...Read more

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Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Why are warm sitz bath and warm compresses helpful in healing vaginal boils?

Yes: Sitz baths and warm compresses can allow the boils or abscesses to open and drain. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to have them opened up and drained. ...Read more

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Should a toe ulcer be kept wet or dry?

Should a toe ulcer be kept wet or dry?

Depends: Draining wounds need to be kept dried, whereas a dry wound you might actually want to keep moist. ...Read more