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Wound Vac Dressing
Yes, Wound VACs work: Wound vacs are a type of closed dressing with the advantage of suctioning away excess fluid from the wound&allowing it to heal quicker as well making the wound smaller due to the negative pressure that is applied.They can also be a temporising measure to allow later skin graft placement or flap reconstruction.The latter is needed for durable coverage or exposed bone, tendons etc after injuries. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Do those thick "advanced healing" bandages work? When put on wound, Air bubble eventually forms over wound. Means wound not touching bandage.
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection. ...Read more
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin. Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster. Risk?
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
Wound vacs: Wounds that have a wound vacuum device on them for healing need to be followed using the manufacturers guidelines. As the number of wound vacuum devices increase on the market place, the answer to your question may differ. For the most commonly used devices, changing them at least three times per week is suggested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healing: Your body will actually heal the wound. Triple antibiotic will help the healing process and help prevent infection. Vaginal wounds heal well as there is such a good blood supply. If this is just a small tear then this would be fine. If there is a large wound it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
Agressive management: Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?
Just keep clean...: Some degree of pain, redness, and "swelling" at incision are expected, worst for 1-2 days, and get better day by day afterwards. As long as it moves in such expected postop course, you're ok. All you need to do is do nothing but keep the incision dry and clean. Why? What we do after skin edges seal will make no difference to the tissue beneath the skin. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...Read more