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I want to know if the wound on my foot is a possible indicator of diabetes?
Diabetic Wounds - 1 answer
I don't know if I have diabetes. I never underwent any testing, but I have these wounds that enable me to walk properly. The wounds on my foot looks like a diabetic wound. Read more
Should my mother see a wound specialist or a doctor familiar with radiation, or both?
My mother had radiation to get rid of a keloid on her chest after multiple heart surgeries. My understanding is too much radiation was used and she developed several holes down the mid line of her chest. The do... Read more
How long can a wound vac patient go without the vac before complications set in?
The health care facility removed my 86-year-old mother's wound vac because of lack of supplies 2 days ago. She has a wet/dry dressing. Should we be concerned? Read more
I had a biopsy of the skin on my chest. There is redness around where the skin was taken out. What should I do?
Wound Care - 1 answer
I was told to use soap an water for cleansing and apply petroleum jelly. It's been 9 days and there is redness around where the skin was taken out. Also that part is still yellowish in color. I believe it is in... Read more
I cut myself with a sharp rock 2 days ago. I’ve been cleaning it with antibiotic ointment and peroxide. Is this the best way to treat it?
General - 1 answer
I cut myself with a sharp rock 2 days ago. I’ve been cleaning it with antibiotic ointment and peroxide. It hurts to touch it, and when I move my arm around. It’s a little red too. Is this normal? Is this th... Read more
I had a surgical debridement on a space a little larger than the palm of my hand, done on my left hip 2 weeks ago. What is the next step in healing?
Debridement - 1 answer
I was told I had cellulitis that had gotten extremely infected, or that it was a pressure ulcer. I was sent to a surgeon for debridement. My surgeon scheduled me for surgical debridement the next day. It has be... Read more
I had a C-section about 4 weeks ago. There is an opening on one side of the wound, with purulent discharge. What can I use to dress the wound?
Surgical Wounds - 1 answer
I had a C-section about 4 weeks ago. There is an opening on one side of the wound, with purulent discharge. What can I use to dress the wound? Should I see my physician? Read more
What kind of specialist should I have look at a post-glued wound?
Wound Care - 1 answer
I know someone who suffered a 2-inch cut and then glued it. I think he banged he banged his head on either a wooden door or hard floor. However, some people believe the cut was caused by glass. What kind of spe... Read more
I have a wound on the front of the left leg, right above my foot. The skin around the wound, or the wound itself, hurts badly. What can I use on it?
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
The pain stings. I have shooting pains. I need something that won't ruin the skin around the sore and make it bigger. That has happened. I've had it 3 years. Please help if possible. Read more
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What's the best wound filler for a chronic sacrum wound?
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
The patient is an older female with chronic wounds—one in the sacrum area and another in the right buttock. She has used stimulen powder and fibracol. Read more
What are the possible reasons for the incision site to not heal? It's been 8 months.
Achilles Tendon - 1 answer
I ruptured my achilles and had the repair surgery. 13 days later my wound opened up. Initially the cultures grew 3 types of bacteria. I had a three-week antibiotic regimen. After two surgeries for debridement a... Read more
My father is suffering form large scale cellutlitis. The wound hasn't recovered on the leg for 50 days. What do you recommend?
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
We can't amputate due to his poor medical condition. The instructions we are being given are from a cardiologist. What do you recommend? Read more
I have continuous drainage from "J" tube causing skin erosion and pain. What are treatment options?
Wound Care - 1 answer
I'm currently using jok rot powder directly to the skin. I mix calamine cream with the powder and use gauze. The skin area can't heal with the acid leakage. I need a workable treatment. What are my options? Read more
I am out of the PVP scrub that I'm supposed to use to clean my wound, what can I use? I was told no water on it.
Infected Wounds - 1 answer
I just got out of the hospital for having MRSA about 4 days ago. I'm currently on antibiotics. They popped a blister like infection on my thumb that needs to continue to be cleaned but I have no more scrub to c... Read more
Post op 9/25 colostomy reversal a small .1 cm area will not close. Is it a stitch that didn't dissolve?
Surgical Wounds - 1 answer
The incision was left open with daily wet to dry dressings and healed nicely. This small area remains irritated and infected. Could it be a stitch that did not dissolve that is keeping the wound irritated? What... Read more
My wound has been healing really slowly and has a green outer layer. The inside is very red. It's been over a week and seems to get worse.
Infected Wounds - 1 answer
I have it under a bandaid because it is above my ankle and it hurts if it touches a surface. It has become painful to even touch the area around it. What should I do? Read more
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