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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of flesh, punctures, bites, etc...

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What is the definition or description of: wound care?

What is the definition or description of: wound care?

Care for your wound: 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 options for your wound. ...Read more

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How does wound healing work?

How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read more

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Treating Sunburn (Tip)

Treating Sunburn

Do not apply hydrocortisone cream to open wounds! ...See more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
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Clean the wound with soap and water
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Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
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Update your tetnus vaccination
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Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old

Infection from dermabond wound. They have to have more than one symptom? My son has a fever. He's also teething 19 months old

Take him to doctor: If the wound appears red, swollen, feels like it has liquid, draining or smells bad it may be infected. This type of infection can cause a fever. Take him back to where he had the wound repaired so that they can evaluate him. Many times just a small little piece needs to be opened for drainage. I would not delay on having him evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My dr recently told me that one side of my heart is larger than the other. What would symptoms wound this cause?

My dr recently told me that one side of my heart is larger than the other. What would symptoms wound this cause?

Heart: The left side of the heart has greater mass than the right side. It pumps higher pressure for the same volume load. This doesn't cause symptoms if it is the normal situation. Sometimes more disparity is present, it isn't clear from what you wrote that you have an imbalance. ...Read more

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Peripheral vascular disease (Tip)

Peripheral vascular disease

Don't dismiss leg pain, discolored toes, or poor healing as age-related. See your doctor! ...See more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Know your tetanus status
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Know what punctured you
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Ask your doctor if you need an antibiotic
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Have the wound properly assessed by a doctor
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What the signs of a wound infection?

What the signs of a wound infection?

Red, drainage, fever: If a wound has redness, warm to touch, purilent yellow/green drainage, fever, increasing pain, or just fails to heal as expected. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more

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