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What liquid promotes wound healing? What is the right documentation of wound and dressing site?

What liquid promotes wound healing? What is the right documentation of wound and dressing site?

Few liquids actually: Promote wound healing. But there are some advantages to using a neosporin type cream. Also one can use certain silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) gels and seaweed extracts, but those are typically only obtained by prescription. Do not put hydrogen peroxide on a healing wound! only use it to initially clean a wound. It kills the tissue that was placed down to heal it. Unsure of your documentation question, be specific. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wound Care (Definition)

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more


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Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Yes: Yes because it can provide for a moist wound environment and protect the wound from desiccation and trauma. ...Read more

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What are the primary dressings and secondary dressings in wound care?

What are the primary dressings and secondary dressings in wound care?

Dressings: Primary is what is on the wound directly; secondary is what is on top of the primary dressing. ...Read more

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When a nurse assesses a wound, what's the plan concerning wound care?

When a nurse assesses a wound, what's the plan concerning wound care?

The "Plan": takes into account the type of wound, location, duration, nature, size, presence or absence of infection, inflammation, depth and existence of any complicating associated medical issues among other things, ...Read more

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Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Basic Care: 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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Blood and bateria that the trap in the wound under the closed skin 3. Should i open the wound skin to allow the wound to heal?

Blood and bateria that the trap in the wound under the closed skin 3. Should i open the wound skin to allow the wound to heal?

If you believe: You have a hematoma and/or infection within a wound you should definitely not, repeat definitely not manipulate it, see a physician as soon as you can for advice. ...Read more

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Can stiches help in healing prosses in diabetes patient?like C-section wound with stiches will heal better?as compare to normal wound?

Can stiches help in healing prosses in diabetes patient?like C-section wound with stiches will heal better?as compare to normal wound?

No: Any foreign object in the skin can create inflammation or increase the chance of infection. Stitches are used if they have to be, to bring the wound edges closer in order to heal together. ...Read more

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Post surgical wound care, frequency of dressing change?

Post surgical wound care, frequency of dressing change?

Depends: The frequency of wound care depends on the type of surgery, location of wound, size of wound, type of closure, and other information. You should consult your surgeon for their specific instruction . Causes of concern for a wound infection include fevers, pain and redness of area that is worsening, and pus or odor from incision area. ...Read more

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Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?

Bitten by dog - urgent care? Washed the wounds out with soap & water, applied badnages & antibiotic ointment. Urgent care worthy, do you think?

Vaccinations: You will have to make the value call. Urgent care is quick and easy which is usually very helpful. Hopefully wound care instructions, follow up, vaccinations, pain medications, reporting the incident and culture/antibiotics were addressed. ...Read more

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Penrose drain removed from scrotum on day 3 postop; drain-hole remains open on day 9 postop. Weeping blood, spotting gauze pad. No pus. Is this Okay?

Penrose drain removed from scrotum on day 3 postop; drain-hole remains open on day 9 postop. Weeping blood, spotting gauze pad. No pus. Is this Okay?

Yes fine: This does not sound worrisome and will soon close. Shower, keep it clean, and this will be fine soon. Be sure to follow up with your treating surgeon. ...Read more

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Wounded at center of foot sole and infected.the nurse use Iodine cotton to wash the wound without anesthesia .how to relive pain when dressing change?

Wounded at center of  foot sole and infected.the nurse use Iodine cotton to wash the wound without anesthesia .how to relive pain when dressing change?

Premedicate: When a wound change is performed, certainly it can hurt. The best thing to do, would be to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) 45 minutes before the wound change, or Motrin (ibuprofen) 30 minutes before. If you have other pain meds, you would want to take them BEFORE the wound change -the medicine needs to absorb into your system first. Sometimes some ice first or the 'cold spray' would help immediately. ...Read more

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Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin. Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster. Risk?

Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin.  Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster.  Risk?

Minimal: Unless the safety pin was likely to have been fecally contaminated and have large numbers of clostridium tetani inoculated, the tetanus booster should provide adequate antibody protection. ...Read more

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Breast abscess ruptured after fna. Shld i b doing some sort of wound care at home? --or rcving wound care clinically? Only washing and dressing now.

Breast abscess ruptured after fna. Shld i b doing some sort of wound care at home? --or rcving wound care clinically? Only washing and dressing now.

Unusual: It would be unusual to do a fna biopsy for a breast abscess, as that procedure is generally reserved for biopsy of a concerning solid breast lesion. Contact your doctor or surgeon for instructions. Antibiotics with open incision and drainage is a common treatment for an abscess. ...Read more

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Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex.  Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?

Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more

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Im Diabateic on dialysis Just had below knee leg amputation because of wet gangrene, can I apply manuka honey dressing on amputation wound for healing?

Im Diabateic on dialysis Just had below knee leg amputation because of wet gangrene, can I apply manuka honey dressing on amputation wound for healing?

Yes but: in general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey dressing have been very popular for wound healing. It is always better to check with the surgeons that performed the surgery to make sure that there is no objection. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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