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Wound Wont Stop Pussing
My boils wont stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it wont stop bleeding
Had stab wound. Staples removed. Now It has stopped bleeding. Wound looks closed. Should I stop putting a dressing/gauze on it?
Probably: At this stage, most healing has taken place and the wound strength is fine. You need a dressing only to absorb secretions if there are any, but if this is not happening, you can leave it uncovered. ...Read more
Full of bacteria: Skin pores and follicles have bacteria in them, and therefore so do pimples or acne cysts. Squeezing them can damage the surrounding skin (depends on how much damage, and how many bacteria, etc.) so infection can actually be common. If the infection is itself damaging enough (even without picking), pus can drain, and a scar can result. Don't pick. See your dermatologist! ...Read more
Can i keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I dont want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
Talk to your surgeon: There are many reasons for a surgical wound to continue to weep or drain fluid. First- is the wound closed completely (primarily) or was it intentionally left open? If left open- drainage at be normal. If it was closed together after surgery- continual drainage is abnormal. This is possibly an infection. Discuss the situation with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be infection: The oozing could be an early infection form picking open the skin. Warm soaks may help at this point but if it starts to get red, warm, painful or the liquid changes color see you physician . ...Read more
Care for infected tattoo, its infected or rejecting in? Have scabs cleaning w peroxide n triple antibiotic cream. Tried covering but pulled scab off.
3rd degree burn 3/8"x2" back of hand. Scab keeps coming off/knocked off after i clean it. I'm not soaking it. Scabs are frail. How do I prevent this?
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
I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?
My sons lip won't stop bleeding. He has a tiny cut but when it's bleeding its not stopping and it's pouring out.
Bleeding: If it is the only place where it is bleeding it may be some excess dryness . However if it persists despite local therapy. He should be seen by his doctor. He may need test to see why he continues to bleed. If he bleeds easily from other sites like when he brushes his teeth, he definitely should be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband squeezes his absess that the docs opened. i feel like i should stop him. stuff (kinda like puss) comes out so should he stop squeezing it?
Incised abscess: I leave a drain in larger abscesses This one must be small, Obviously, your husband should be on antibiotics and the pus should be coming spontaneously on the gauze dressing that he should change daily. I would say, hands off, except for cleaning the skin and dressing changes.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have red dime size bloches that itch scabs and hurt like infected wont go away 6 monthsmonths neosporone and first aid spray makes it bearable but won't go away?
Dermatologist: Since this problem has been going on for so long I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Insect bites could be one possibility. ...Read more
Go to ER: Holding firm pressure should stop most bleeding. If not, you should seek professional assistance at your local er. ...Read more
In ma toe hav smal wound it z not dryin.if it dries it peeled off automaticaly 4 tyms it was peeled off til nw nd pus comin frm the wound continously?
Rash around nipple: started itchy, then started to ooze gunk (dries yel low), red, sensitive around nipple seems to heal & reopen have tried steroidcream
Go see ur GYN: And get checked for possible bacterial infection, underlying tumor etc. Take care! ...Read more
Sores (red&scabby) on head/scalp from dandruff/pimples. Cant stop picking them. How do i stop so they can heal?
See Your Doctor Now: Chronic scalp sores that wax & wane suggest possible Tinea Capitis (aka ringworm); a fungal skin infection. Does NOT involve worms as name implies. Causes flaky, itchy scalp plaques in mild cases; can progress to scalp sores, blisters, hair loss. Is contagious; requires oral anti-fungal therapy. Do not pick sores, can lead to bacterial infection. See doctor now for prompt diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more