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What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

What happens if someone wrapped your ACE bandage too tight?

Circulation can be: ...Compromised. If it hurts and/or feels too tight, loosen it. ...Read more

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Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

Leg cellulitis.......used bacitracin ointment on gauze pads and wrapped in ace bandage for 3 days with little improvement Starting taking 300 mg cib?

What is "cib"?: How do you know you have cellulitis? Most diagnoses of leg cellulitis are not correct. Stasis dermatitis is much more common. This is a sad but common error. If you have cellulitis, or any other cause for red & swollen leg, bacitracin is useless. In fact it frequently causes allergic reactions which make it worse. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to wrap an ACE bandage on your wrist?

What's the best way to wrap an ACE bandage on your wrist?

Comfortably: There is no one "best" way. Anyone way that provides comfort is key. ...Read more

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Do you think I should wrap an ACE bandage around my foot?

Do you think I should wrap an ACE bandage around my foot?

Sprain foot: If you have sprained a foot, an ace bandage can help with compression. You have to be careful not to apply it too tightly. Be careful. If there is any question about a possible fracture, see a podiatrist and have an x-ray taken. A surgical shoe or boot may be necessary. ...Read more

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Fx ankle 8/19 took my own cast off after 4wks. Twisted it this am & having some pain and edema. Should I just wrap in ACE bandage?

Fx ankle 8/19 took my own cast off after 4wks. Twisted it this am & having some pain and edema. Should I just wrap in ACE bandage?

No: Fracture healing takes 6-8 weeks. 4 weeks not enough. You may have fracture displacement from the injury...Better follow up fast with ur dictor. ...Read more

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Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

No you should see: A dermatologist and figure out what the dermatitis is and they can prescribe something to help it go away, or figure out the etiology. Does not sound like compression would do anything. ...Read more

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I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

I got a cast put on my arm yesterday at ER it hard on the back and wraped in an ace bandage it smells REALY bad is this normal How do I get rid of it?

F/u with Ortho: Read the discharge instructions from the ER, call or go back if you notice anything unusual. Otherwise follow up as recommended. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

OK, if necessary.: I would think that the ace bandage should be sufficient as long as the foot (lower leg) is elevated on several pillows. Some times too much compression can be uncomfortable. The decision would be a bit easier if the severity of the sprain was given. ...Read more

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6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

6yr old fell. Has bruise and hard lump On elbow. Doc wrapped it in ace bandage. But it hurts her more than before with the bandage. Was doc rite2 wrap?

RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression (wrap) and Elevation of injured extremities is usually an appropriate starting point for treating. Symptoms that do not improve or worsen with a few days of these methods warrants re-evaluation and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. Miller, I Wrapped Foot With Ace Bandage (Loosely) Out Of Desperation And Now Have Pain In Shin / Calf / Knee..... I Have To Be On Feet For Jobs I'm A Cosmetologist For Last 25 Years. Hurting..

Dr. Miller, I Wrapped Foot With Ace Bandage (Loosely) Out Of Desperation And Now Have Pain In Shin / Calf / Knee..... I Have To Be On Feet For Jobs I'm A Cosmetologist For Last 25 Years. Hurting..

Sorry but: Questions are not connected so do not know what the original question or problem was. It sounds like you need to be sure to elevate your foot as much as possible. Take ibuprofen 4 three times a day or 3 aleve (naproxen) twice a day. Be sure to ice it, frozen corn is great for 15 minutes every hour while acute. Maybe you can tighten the compression a bit tonight ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage

I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

I slept 8 hours with an Ace bandage wrapped too tightly around my arm. Upon waking, my hand was swollen and sensitive to touch. Will I be OK?

Can U say Tourniquet: You should know within the next several hours. The swelling should subside and sensitivity reduce if all is well. This could happen quickly or slowly improve over a couple of days. See your doctor if concerned that it is not improving. ...Read more

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Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Does wrapping an ACE bandage or Saran wrap around your waist really work?

Not Really....: Wrapping yourself in Saran wrap isn't the best ideal to lose weight. The occlusion of the skin increases temperature, causes more sweating and forces you to lose water weight. The problem is you have to replace the fluids from the sweating, so it has a 0 net effect. You are better off at the gym exercising at your elevated zone for 30+ minutes and watching your diet. ...Read more

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I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, I recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

Is it possible for you to lose belly fat by wrapping an ACE bandage around your stomach?

NO - This will not: Work. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Get regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?

I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?

Cold, Cold Heart...: One thing you can do before you rush off to have it checked is stop putting ice on it. Ice is good for the immediate injury, but like all reducers of inflammation' it can have chilling effect on the healing rate. Try applying heat and see if the increased blood flow doesn't help. Ligaments have a poor blood supply, so too much cold application can slow the blood flow and slow healing. ...Read more

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I had lumpectomy Friday and am a male. Felt pain/burning since. Seems rare for a male to have this. Should I keep area wrapped up or remove bandages?

I had lumpectomy Friday and am a male. Felt pain/burning since. Seems rare for a male to have this. Should I keep area wrapped up or remove bandages?

Not that rare: Around one guy in 1000 dies of missed breast cancer. Ask your surgeon about the dressings and get sen too -- you should not be having pain after a week ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so I put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should I wear the tensor to bed?

I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so I put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should I wear the tensor to bed?

Usually not: This is usually not necessary. The downside of the bandage is that it may impede proper venous (blood) drainage from your leg leading to swelling. At night, you may not realize this is happening. ...Read more

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Stepped on shard of glass. Went 3/4" in below pinky toe. Pulled out shard. No Dr visit just bandaged w antibac ointmnt & wrapped Can I walk on it?

Stepped on shard of glass. Went 3/4" in below pinky toe. Pulled out shard. No Dr visit just bandaged w antibac ointmnt & wrapped Can I walk on it?

Try it, but B sure 2: B up on Ur tetanus. If U got it all should B ok. If not it will B painful, & C Ur PCP, an X ray will show any retained glass. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a second degree burn. It's a week old by now. I've been putting Neosporin on it and then covering it with telfa pads and wrapping with coban wraps. I'm just wondering if I should let it breathe at all, because as soon as I take off a bandage, I

Hi. I have a second degree burn. It's a week old by now. I've been putting Neosporin on it and then covering it with telfa pads and wrapping with coban wraps. I'm just wondering if I should let it breathe at all, because as soon as I take off a bandage, I

2nd degree burns: If it is not healing, needs to be evaluated by a medical provider. You did not finish your statement but I gather there is not progression of healing. An infection, a deeper second degree burn, edges of the burn that are escharotic or dry hard skin, conversion of a superficial 2nd degree burn to a deeper on due to wound issues, all needs to be addressed to allow healing and avoid complications. ...Read more

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I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. I put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. Now I look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?

I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. I put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. Now I look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?

Bandaging can do: That. I find this happens often wafter doing surgery on one part of the foot and after removing the bandage there is purple in another part of the foot. I think the bandaging possibly causes blood vessels to break or leak and the blood spilling causes the black and blue marks. No worries should disappear soon. ...Read more

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I had an ingrown toenail removed a day ago and it bled a little today in the bandage wrapping. Is it ok that this happened?

I had an ingrown toenail removed a day ago and it bled a little today in the bandage wrapping. Is it ok that this happened?

Yes: It is common to have bleeding after an ingrown toenail procedure for some days however if it continues there may be a portion of nail still left in their causing the bleeding. At that point I would consult your physician to see if there's any other problems going on. ...Read more

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What should I use to subsititute an ACE bandage?

WWII: In times past, the usual method was to tear up an old sheet and tightly bind it around the injured part. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep an ACE bandage from sliding down?

What suggestions can you give to keep an ACE bandage from sliding down?

Not too tight!: Cant tell what body part. Could use some tape. Whatever you do, don't make it so constricting that you cut off your circulation. ...Read more

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Could I still wear my shoes with an ACE bandage?

Could I still wear my shoes with an ACE bandage?

Why: Why cram your foot into a shoe with an ace bandage on. Ask you doctor for a surgical shoe or boot. ...Read more

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Help please. Could an ACE bandage help patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Help please. Could an ACE bandage help patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Unlikely: I doubt it would provide any real benefit but you can always try it and find out. ...Read more

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