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Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Not sure of the ?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than i would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...Read more

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How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

Sutures: If. The wound is deep and bleeding it will require sutures. If it is superficial, steristrips can be helpful. ...Read more

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I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

Depends: how deep , did it involve the joint , if treatment is not adequate will lead to serious complication. Go to E R and the doctor evaluate the injury. ...Read more

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I have a one inch laceration on my elbow (probably from glass). Do I need stitches?

I have a one inch laceration on my elbow (probably from glass). Do I need stitches?

Laceration: Yes, you most likely need stitches. Please have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. Stitches are straightforward. ...Read more

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I've had a severe laceration to my left forearm, and i want to reduce the scarring. What can I use?

I've had a severe laceration to my left forearm, and i want to reduce the scarring. What can I use?

Silicon dressings..: Once the laceration has healed use scar silicon dressings to decrease the scar appearance. ...Read more

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What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

What qualifies as a fever when taking an infant's temperature under his arm? I've heard a variety of answers and am a little confused.

Me too.: In infants i prefer rectal temp.102.0 qualifies as a "temperature" this way.It is slightly higher than oral.I do not have great faith in the skin strips. ...Read more

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Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Could a 36 hour old laceration be closed?

Not with stitches : After 36 hours ur laceration has to be closed through secondary intention. The time period for the acute stitches have passed. Now it may take longer for the wound to fill in and heal. Make sure to keep the area clean, covered with a dressing and use antibiotic cream to avoid infection. ...Read more

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If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

If a person had deep facial lacerations what cranial nerves would be damaged?

#7 or #5 typically: A facially laceration that involves a cranial nerve typically effects the facial (cn #7), which is motor to the face, or trigeminal (cn #5), which supplies sensation to the face but also has motor branches to the chewing muscles. If there is involvement of the neck, other nerves can be injured as well. ...Read more

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Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Why is my laceration reopening after stitch removal?

Thanks for asking!: The placement of sutures deep to the skin surface depends on the location and extent of the injury. Removing the sutures prematurely in an area that is under tension may lead to separation of the edges, even with minor trauma. It takes 3-4 weeks for healing at the skin level usually. ...Read more

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How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

How long are the stitches for the laceration wounds?

About 18 cm: The choice of suture material for your laceration is quite large. Usually the doctors choose sutures that are dissolveable/absorbable, so they do not require a second procedure for removal. The sutures are about 18 cm long to accommodate handling by your doctor. More important than the suture is the cleaning, protection and care of your laceration. ...Read more

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What causes a laceration to reopen after having stitches removed?

What causes a laceration to reopen after having stitches removed?

Techniue & Infection: There can be multiple causes here. Infection can cause even well-sutured wounds to re-open. Wounds closed under tension can also fail; more so if not opposed by deep sutures of the right type or if the tension is just too much. In the latter case additional surgery may be required. ...Read more

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If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves  are damaged?

Number 7: The facial nerve, or cranial nerve vii, is the most frequently damaged cranial nerve during facial traumas involving deep lacerations. A plastic surgeon is an expert at facial injuries. ...Read more

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Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Yes, like any cut: Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel. Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully. ...Read more

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How is a cervical laceration treated?

How is a cervical laceration treated?

A gynecologist: I would recommend checking in with your gynecologist. I am not sure of the etiology of the laceration but someone who specializes in this area should see you. ...Read more

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How would I know if I need a tetanus shot if I have a laceration?

How would I  know if I need a tetanus shot if I have a laceration?

Depends: For those who completed the primary tetanus series & have had a booster within 10 years, cleaning of a simple fresh wound & proper closure would be ok. If a dirty wound, soil or rocks etc . > 5y from last booster would leave you at some risk. If the primary series was never complete or you are past the protected zone, a booster and infiltration of the wound with antitoxin might be needed. ...Read more

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If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

Facial or Trigeminal: You can easily have injury to the facial or trigeminal nerve with facial lacerations. Other cranial nerves can also be involved, though these are the cutaneous nerves, and more easily damaged with superficial injuries. ...Read more