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My dads wound vac just started beeping after being on for 5 days w/out noise. Should I be concerned? Is there a volume button to turn it down?

My dads wound vac just started beeping after being on for 5 days w/out noise. Should I be concerned? Is there a volume button to turn it down?

Error beeping: So there are a few possibilities. The battery is getting low and needs to be plugged in, the wound vac has lost its seal and is no longer functioning or the wound vac reservoir is full and the cannister needs to be exchanged. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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I took HGH for 2 months and have had very bad side effects since, 2 years ago, my wounds still take forever to heal, im only 21 yrs old, will I regul8?

I took HGH for 2 months and have had very bad side effects since, 2 years ago, my wounds still take forever to heal, im only 21 yrs old, will I regul8?

Blame something else: It was too long ago and for too short a duration to be having an effect now. Something else is causing your problems. See your doctor this time. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you eat daily apple vinegar has side effects in the future I heard that in the future wounds or operations do not heal becaus of it?

No effect: Consuming vinegar will have no effect on wounds or surgical recovery. Vinegar has been used in the past topically on wounds but this is now known to be ill advised and has a negative effect on the progression of wound healing. In theory this had an antibacterial effect on the wounds. If this is true at all the damage to healing far outweighs any antibacterial effect. ...Read more

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Do non preservative tear drops have any side effects? How long it take to show effect on dry eyes?

Do non preservative tear drops have any side effects? How long it take to show effect on dry eyes?

Artificial tears.: There should be no side effects from non-preserved tears. The tears with preservatives can aggravate dry eye conditions in some cases. ...Read more

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Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?

Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?

Tear duct plugs good: You should be using the tear drops 6 times a day and nght time gel (Refresh PM or Genteal gel) will be helpful. If that fails have the punctal plugs put in. Another option would be Restasis but it is expensive.
Floaters usually clear with time and vitreous surgery is not indicated. An exam by an ophthalmologist is needed with the floaters to make sure there is no tear in the retina. ...Read more

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Should I exercise with a wound vac?

Should I exercise with a wound vac?

No: You cannot put pressure to the area that the wound vac is in or it will lose its adhesion. ...Read more

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Hey I was wondering do you have to be put inthe hospital for a wound vac?

Hey I was wondering do you have to be put inthe hospital for a wound vac?

No: Negative pressure wound therapy devices such as the vac can be appied in a number of settings.....Out-patient clinics, in home, etc... ...Read more

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Regarding wound vac therapy, what is the process of changing the dressing?

Regarding wound vac therapy, what is the process of changing the dressing?

KCI wound VAC: In my opinion the most effective of these devices is the kci system. It consists of a sponge, vacuum machine, tubing, and sticky plastic cover (looks like Saran wrap). Usually 3 days per week the dressing is changed. The sponge (usually black but others available depending in wound goals) is placed over the entire wound, airtight plastic cover is put over top, tubing connected to suction. ...Read more

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What will happen to my wound if my wound vac hasn't pulled any drainage out of my wound in over 24 hours?

Nothing: Your wound vac serves multiple purposes, only one of which is to drain fluid if it is present. Just because there is no fluid does not mean it is not working properly. ...Read more

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Wound vac placed on ankle. Does it work?

Wound vac placed on ankle. Does it work?

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 more

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How effective is a wound vac for a wound infection?

How effective is a wound vac for a wound infection?

Not used alone!: A wound vac in itself, is not used for a wound infection. However, combined with the appropriate antibiotics and debridement of dead/macerated tissue, the wound vac helps in preventing the pooling of body fluids within the wound site, minimizing the progression of an infection. ...Read more

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I had a pilonidal cyst removed& a wound vac placed it used to make noise but is now silent except periodically it makes noise is this normal?

I had a pilonidal cyst removed& a wound vac placed it used to make noise but is now silent except periodically it makes noise is this normal?

Yes can shut off: There are times that we will set a vac to intermittent suction as well. The purpose is to stimulate granulation tissue to form or promote faster healing. That would also explain the vac shutting on and off. ...Read more

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Side effects of getting off simvasyatim?

Side effects of getting off simvasyatim?

Side effect: Do you mean "simvastatin"?, if so, then there is no side effect from stopping simvastatin; however if you have high cholesterol and you stop taking your medication, the level of cholesterol may increase again, you also need to control your diet, such as avoiding red meat, cheese, eggs, whole milk etc... ...Read more

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Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

Any side effects for taking garlic pills?

None: Garlic seems to be a popular nutrition addition although there is no data to support its efficacy. The only side effect is the cost of the item. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the abc diet?

What are the side effects of the abc diet?

Ana Boot Camp Diet: With the Ana Boot Camp Diet would anticipate possible side effects like malnutrition, fatigue, overly rapid weight loss, dizziness, low energy level, loss of large % of muscle mass – including heart muscle, problems with sleep, electrolyte imbalances, cold sensitivity, depression, paranoia etc. It may also be the start of a pattern of unhealthy eating. ...Read more

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Which side effects do color contacts have?

Which side effects do color contacts have?

Few: If fit properly most have clear centers and the side effects are those of all other contact lenses relating to fit and power and the adherence of the wearer to proper use. ...Read more

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If I share my friend cigarate? Side effects

If I share my friend cigarate? Side effects

Share germs: If your friend has an infection that is spread by saliva then you could catch it from sharing a cigarette. ...Read more

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Does baby carminatvie has any side effects?

Does baby carminatvie has any side effects?

A carminative is any: Agent that helps with flatulence by coalescing small bubbles of gas in the GI tract into larger ones for expulsion of gas. Mylicon is safe, but not very effe tive. I'd avoid herbal carminatives. Have a nurse teach you the "football hold" or "colic carry" & know that all the grunting & straining will cease as the smooth muscle of the gut develops normal peristalsis, coordinated movement. ...Read more

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What are side effects Tab modnslor dily use?

What are side effects Tab modnslor dily use?

Well-Tolerated: Mondeslor is used to treat allergies. It is an active metabolite of Loratadine (Claritin).
Like many other meds there are many potential side effects.
Most common side effects are headache, sleepiness, nervousness, wheezing, fatigue. This is among other less common side effects. This medication overall is well-tolerated.
It should be used in caution in elderly ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Manix?

What side effects are associated with Manix?

Manix: According to www. Manixman. Com/faq. Html
"Some adverse effects like gastrointestinal discomfort or rashes can occur." ...Read more