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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Have a stab wound with staples. Every morning when waking it hurts other than that the pain isn't much. Why is that?

Have a stab wound with staples. Every morning when waking it hurts other than that the pain isn't much. Why is that?

U need 2 explain-: -Ur question better. Stabbed with a staple like with a staple gun, or stabbed with something else & was closed with staples. Also was whatever stabbed U clean or dirty & if so, what with. ...Read more

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How would you treat a stab wound by yourself?

How would you treat a stab wound by yourself?

I wouldn't ---: I am knowledge about treating stab wounds but I know that the outcome can be bad when we seek to treat our own trauma wounds. A physician can probe depth of wound, debride if needed, prescribe antibiotics if indicated, provide a tetanus shot, and suture. Can you do all those things for yourself? What will you do if the wound becomes infected or bleeds? ...Read more

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Please answer! What plants heal a stab wound?

WHy plants?: 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. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can I disinfect a stab wound?

No need to: 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. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can you disinfect a stab wound?

How can you disinfect a stab wound?

Stab wounds: Care of stab wounds depends on location, depth, contamination. If you are an outpatient with a low risk wound, okay to wash with mild soap and water, pat dry and cover with clean gauze. However, best to get checked, minor er or your regular doc to start. Be well. ...Read more

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Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Stab wound first aid, what should I do?

Apply pressure: To actively bleeding wound and call 911. ...Read more

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How can I address the stab wound on my thigh?

How can I address the stab wound on my thigh?

? Type of Stab?: It is very important to disclose the information of how you got stabbed and with what. If you were stabbed with a knife, the depth of the open wound is usually much deeper than you may thing. It can get ugly if the stab was very forceful and you end up with a large open wound. Other important factor, are you up-to-date on your tetanus immunization? ...Read more

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How long can you be in the hospital for a stab wound?

How long can you be in the hospital for a stab wound?

Depends: This will depend on what injuries occurred from the stab wound. If injuries are confined to an area just below the skin, you might even go straight home from the emergency room. If organs or blood vessels were injured, surgery might be done and one would be in the hospital for days to weeks. ...Read more

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Would someone with mild hemophilia survive a stab wound to the shoulder?

Would someone with mild hemophilia survive a stab wound to the shoulder?

Stab wound: Yes it depends on the depth of the wound and any vascular structures that are damaged. ...Read more

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How deadly is a stab wound to the diaphragm?

Fairly: The diaphragm, itself, can be injured without deadly consequences. However, since it is located literally in the center of the body, (immediately next to the liver, spleen, stomach, aorta, vena cava, lungs and the heart), it is hard to injure the diaphragm without injuring one or more of these critical structures. If the diaphragm, itself, is not repaired a serious hernia through it can result. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

How can I treat a pencil stab wound?

When was your: Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that needs to be removed? The area needs to be well cleaned. It can be covered with a clean bandage. For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get chest stab wound and not recover?

Depends: Some stab wounds to the chest don't break the subcutaneous tissue or muscle and may just need stitches. Others can hit lung only, only requiring a chest tube until the hole seals. Arteries in the chest wall can bleed into the chest cavity, but are repairable. Hits to the heart and great vessels can be rapidly fatal. For all chest penetrating trauma, rapid eval and treatment is essential. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a stab wound is treated and how the patient is treated after?

Can you tell me how a stab wound is treated and how the patient is treated after?

The answer: Depends on a lot of variables such as location, depth, associated injuries and overall general health. Your question is too vague to answer with specifics, ...Read more

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What does the hospital ER do with a stab wound?

What does the hospital ER do with a stab wound?

Examine it: Ensure the patient is stable, determine the extent of the injury, check tetanus history, clean the wound and repair any injury present. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to die from multiple stab wound to the chest & abdomen?

How much time does it take to die from multiple stab wound to the chest & abdomen?

Depends on severity: You can bleed slow or fast from stab wounds. Much depends on which vessels are injured. Surprisingly, big veins bleed worse than arteries-it is harder to see where the bleeding is coming from. Some people bleed a great deal, then the BP gets low and the bleeding stops. They can potentially survive for many hours, if they are young. ...Read more

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How long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck?

How long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck?

Depends: If there is no major damage to nerves, blood supply, organs then early if there are complication with breathing or eating or any other issue will need a transitional care hospital. ...Read more

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Had stab wound. Staples removed. Now It has stopped bleeding. Wound looks closed. Should I stop putting a dressing/gauze on it?

Probably: At this stage, most healing has taken place and the wound strength is fine. You need a dressing only to absorb secretions if there are any, but if this is not happening, you can leave it uncovered. ...Read more

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I have a stab wound. Happened 12 days ago. It has been stapled. Recently it has been itching. Why is this? Have an appointment in 2 days for check up

I have a stab wound. Happened 12 days ago. It has been stapled. Recently it has been itching. Why is this? Have an appointment in 2 days for check up

Normal: Itching around a wound is a normal symptom of healing. As long as no fever or drainage or excessive redness around wound you are probably experiencing normal healing ...Read more