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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 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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What is the definition or description of: wet dressing?

What is the definition or description of: wet dressing?

Moist gauze: 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 effectively close the wound. ...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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Is it healthier/safer to soak nuts before eating them?

Is it healthier/safer to soak nuts before eating them?

Preference: Most people soak nuts in order to sprout them. Sprouting causes an increase in the enzymes that the seed puts out for the growth process. The people that are heavily into Raw foods and healing do this. Also, soaking almonds overnight and then peeling the skin next morning makes great Almond Milk. ...Read more

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What causes a wet anus?

What causes a wet anus?

Sh*t + Fart = Shart: The anus is a rather remarkable muscle able to differentiate solid from liquid from gas. In fact, when healthy, one can pass gas while retaining stool. However, if you watch enough adolescent movies, you'll see scenes where someone loses control. Weight loss medication, orlistat, is well known to cause "oily spotting" & inability to control bowel movement. if this doesn't answer your Q, write back ...Read more

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Could you have orthodontal headgear wet?

Let it dry: If the fabric part of your headgear got wet let it dry thoroughly before wearing it again. ...Read more

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Shouuld i be wearing nappies if i wet the bed?

Shouuld i be wearing nappies if i wet the bed?

Maybe: If you have not had this evaluated it would be good to seek out a consultation with your doc.After treatable causes have been excluded, you need to do what works for you.At least 1% of adults bed wet in the US for no apparent reason.Other cultures/populations vary. There are measures that reduce urine formation at night and some treatments that may help. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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What could I use if my underarms are wet and sweaty?

What could I use if my underarms are wet and sweaty?

Sweaty arm pits: There are a couple of prescription agents that can be prescribed by your doctor. One very common one is called drysol which is put on like a deodorant. In extreme cases, a dermatologist can even use Botox to get this under control. I assume you've tried over the counter products? ...Read more