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We found 22 questions associated with the 'Wound' topic.

Do blood vessels (veins, capillaries, arteries) heal on their own after a cut?

Posted 3 Aug 2015 3 answers

Hello. I recently accidentally cut my right hand below my index with a knife. The wound was deep (1 cm). When I went to the hospital the doctor asked me to move my finger and so I did.Then the wound was stitched. My question is can the blood vessels that were cut beneath the skin heal themselves? ...

Keflex for spider bite?

Posted 21 Dec 2017 1 answer

I've been prescribed Keflex for a spider bite infection. Can I open the capsule & put the powder directly on the weeping wound?

I recently got my hand cut by a knife. The cut was between my thumb and index finger about 1cm deep?

Posted 23 Jul 2017 2 answers

I have been cleaning the wound with soap and water. I also applied neosprin to the wound and a bandage with gauze wrap around my thumb. I think I might of cut a nerve and an artery from the knife. Now my thumb has been numb ever since it happened. This is the third day and I haven't seen any ...

Cephalexin - Can this cure a staph infection?

Posted 21 Aug 2015 1 answer

I was what I assume was bitten by a spider, however I've been told it looks like staph. My Dr. Did not even look at the wound. He just prescribed keflex. Will this help if it is staph? I'm scared, the wound is dime size and the infection is obviously still in it. Thank you for any input. ...

Bacitracin becomes yellow?

Posted 10 Mar 2015 1 answer

I put clear Bacitracin ointment on my infected abrasion wound. I said infected because the area around the wound is swollen, warm, and tender to touch. The Bacitracin eventually turns into pus-like yellow. Did the Bacitracin just turn into pus? If I leave it even further until dry, it forms a ...

Father in ICU with ventilation, diagnosed with MRSA, Staph & Pneumonia is he being treated right?

Posted 10 Jun 2015 4 answers

My father has a small wound on his leg and was previously in the hospital in January of this year where he spent several weeks there. He went into septic shock for a urinary tract infection & pneumonia. He was put on a bpap mask and never intubated. He was in ICU for about 5 days and then spent ...

Do I have bronchitis, a staph infection, parasites, or something else?

Posted 22 Jun 2015 3 answers

Hi, my name is Kate. For the past two years I have had foliculitis on my arms. It was at the point where there were scabbed over wounds for a long time. Starting about six moths ago I started to notice decreases in my health. I got sick about once every three weeks through out the year and one of ...

Large scab/wound on ankle that will not heal?

Posted 26 Aug 2015 1 answer

I'm a healthy 20 year old woman. I have a scab/wound the size of a quarter on my inner ankle that refuses to heal. I got it from kicking my shoe on my ankle while walking. I kept kicking the scab open again and again and now it just refuses to heal at all. It just always seems fresh and raw ...

I'm allergic to several antibiotics, what can I safely use for a skin wound??

Posted 19 Oct 2017 1 answer

I'm allergic to penicillin, erythromycin and Keflex. I also had a reaction to Bactrim (rash and vomiting) and Silverdine (rash and itching around the wound). What can I safely use for a skin wound? I've been cleaning it out with Hibiclense and it's looking great, just would like to ...

I have an open wound from surgery and it won't heal I always use bag balm before for everything can?

Posted 31 Oct 2017 1 answer

I have an open wound that has yellow coming out of it from surgery but no smell but it is sore and now the skin is starting to turn yellow can I use bag balm in and around this wound?

I have anal fissures and have been taking dulcolax to prevent more wounds. It has been a week and?

Posted 16 Jun 2015 1 answer

... it's really been helping but I don't feel completely healed yet. Should I stop using dulcolax or continue taking them despite the reccomendations to take them for only a week?

Silver Sulfadiazine - 2nd degree burn on the side of my foot?

Posted 5 Aug 2016 2 answers

Below my ankle. After applying cream should I cover it with gauze? Otherwise the cream gets everywhere except the wound

My sister has MRSA infection wound on the bottom half of her leg now for six years, it almost went?

Posted 11 Aug 2016 2 answers

... away with antibiotics, but has come resistant to them, I know she needs a different antibiotic for it to work, but I was reading about the garlic and water and would like to know how to mix the powder and/or minced garlic in a small tub or jar to soak with a wash towel and lay it on the wound ...

Bursitis elbow surgery. 30 days to MSSA surgery. Hospital stay of 28 days?

Posted 19 Mar 2016 1 answer

I'm not getting the answers I seek. I had a wound vac on my elbow for 25 days. Ancef, pic-line, every 8hrs, for 28 days. I called 12 days post-op to report fluid and very painful elbow. Orthopedic surgeon said wait the 30 days, it needs to heal. On day, 31, I was in surgery for an infection ...

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