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What Causes A Wound To Weep
Part of healing: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Please tell me what sort of infection could be on the skin, say an infected surgical wound, that could transmit to cause a blood infection?
Possibly: A mild surgical wound which is superficial is usually handled with warm soaks and dressing until healed. When the extent of infection especially with a major abodominal incision becomes infected such as with MRSA antibiotics must be used or the infection can enter the blood stream as defined by elevated WBC and temp. ...Read more
Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the darkish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. The defect will fill in some as it heals. ...Read more
Am very curious to know that what are the signs for a diabetic wound to turn into gangerene. Will there be pus or any fluid coming out of the wound.
Diabetic grangrene: Diabetic grangrene usually are dry gangrene . In this case poor blood circulation to hands or feet causes the tissue decay and produces the bluish or black skin color. There is no oozing or pus. The body part usually the toes or foot turned into dead tissue and must be removed surgically ( Amputation) Diabetic patients should always take good care of their feet. Reference :CDC Diabetic care team . ...Read more
Do I need to see a doctor to treat what appears to be cold blister sores in the corners of my eyes?
Bacteria/opportunist: Bacteria are basic opportunists.They grow & reproduce anywhere they find a source of moisture & nutrients, if a germ like chlamydia or gonococcus are introduced into the female genital tract, they can find plenty of nutrients along the linings. Over time they can produce scarring of the inside of delicate structures like the fallopian tubes & reduce fertility. ...Read more
What happens if pus from a stye gets inside eye and causes it to be really red? Should I go to a dr?
Conjunctivtis: You may have a conjunjtivitis associated with this and will require a topical drop. See an eye doctor. ...Read more
Simple dry skin : Probably doesn't have that much in common with a spider bite. Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
I have a wound and there is a thick white tissue that is filling the wound bed. Does it need to be debrided?
Depends: Not necessarily. As a wound heals there is a white/gray color at the base of the wound called granulation tissue. Many times this can be confused with pus. Apply gentle pressure around the wound to see if there is any expression of this tissue as pus will drain and granulation (healing) tissue will not. Any increase in tenderness, redness, or warmth to the area needs medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Stage: - reduce or eliminate underlying contributing factors by providing pressure relief with proper positioning and support surfaces. - provide appropriate local wound care, which may include debridement for patients with necrotic tissue, based on the ulcer's characteristics. - consider adjunctive therapies, such as negative pressure wound therapy - monitor and document the patient's progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of a fungus infection in your foot, in the nails? what does it mean when its red? im going to ask for a referral to a foot doctor
Good plan: It is a good plan to seek out a podiatrist for this problem . Fungal infections of the nails and feet are common and there are significant remedies that a podiatrist can help you with. ...Read more
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