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My scrape is has clear tissue. You can see under the wound due to this soft tender clear whitish tissue. Is it wound maceration? Should i be concerned
Maceration = wet: If you have ever soaked too long in the tub, you may have noticed the skin around the edges of the finder nails turning white. This is maceration, and is caused by too much moisture on the skin. Wounds that are not completely healed may ooze, causing maceration of the surrounding skin. This should not happen with fully healed, mature scars. ...Read more
I use carrot oil on my face to look healthy and have a good tan. It s maceration oil not essential oil. Any bad effect or sides for health ?
Contains myristicin: Carrot seed oil contains myristicin which is also contained in nutmeg and can cause psychosis. It is thought, however, that the small amounts of myristicin absorbed is unlikely to cause the delirium, disorientation, and hallucinations that can be caused by ingesting larger quantities. However, there is a caveat in that this has never actually been tested. So, if you use this, be aware. ...Read more
What is a grade 3 patellar chondromalacia
What is a "complete maceration of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus due to severe myxoid degeneratio?
The patella is the kneecap.
Chondromalacia- is degeneration of the cartilage
The medial meniscus- is the inside cartilage of the knee
Myxoid degeneration-the normal cellular structure of the meniscus has changed texture.
Likely these phrases were taken from an MRI report. Consult a Doctor to put them into clinical context. ...Read more
Any advice on a stalled stage III pressure ulcer that the peri wound appears to be macerated at 1st glance but when touched it's dry, hard and rubbery?
MRI: "Macerated anterior horn lateral meniscus with inferiorly surfacing tear. This may extend to to the mid body." Is this a bucket tear?
No,: It doesn't sound like a bucket handle tear ...Read more
Depends on degree: If the question is in reference to a vaginal delivery, it depends on the location and extent of the tear or laceration. The results may range from none or few symptoms to pain requiring medication, and problems with bowel continence, and pain with intercourse. The latter items are not likely, but they cannot be predicted in advance, nor can the degree of tearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Histamine release: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Several different types of cells are released into the bloodstream and make their way to the wound where healing is initiated. Among these are mast cells which release histamine. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Superfast healing: The trick is to avoid things that slow down healing. Keep the wound covered and away from open air, avoid toxic substances like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine. Avoid anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) as inflammation is important in healing. Protect the wound from stress and trauma. Dressing changes every other to every third day to allow your will and to do its thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer