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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.
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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?
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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 infected and can't see the doctor until Monday. What should I do? This was done at the dermatologist. Should I see a wound care specialist?
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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.
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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.
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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 and covering of the wound with Integra the tendon was no longer visible, but the wound wouldn't close. I'm not diabetic nor do I smoke. The skin graft failed. The doctor just ordered an MRI wondering if there's a deep pocket of infection with possible exploratory surgery.
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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?
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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 clean it.
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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?
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My wound vac drainage varies greatly from 75 cc to none. I feel this variation has to do with how it is applied. Is this fluctuation normal?
This is a complex foot wound. I have diabetes #2 under control. I am always assured everything is fine, but at times I am also told the wound has been too wet. Any suggestion how I can assure the best treatment for my foot or other resource to refer to?
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One year ago my left calf was crushed between two vehicles for 15 mins. Now I have a 11cm x .9cm hematoma. What should I do?
Crush Injuries - 1 answer
At the time of the injury the Hospital said that it was just bruised and released him. Now a year later he has a lot of swelling, shooting pain, numbness, and extreme pain to the touch. He had an MRI and an Ultra Sound now a year later and they found the hematoma. What should we do?
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How do I treat a sore on the tailbone?
My mother is bedridden. She now has a sore at the top of her tail bone. I keep it clean with biotin and an antibacterial liquid soap, apply neosporin, and cover it with gauze/bandage. What else can I do? Should she lay on her stomach for it to heal? Please advise.
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What is the best way to prevent my daughter (14 years old) getting a scar on her face? She scratched her face the evening two days ago.
Wound Care - 1 answer
I told her to put vaseline on her scratches. She is doing that. She has developed a scab.
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I have an infected sore on my leg. The scab that formed fell off. It is deep, watery, red and green and raw underneath. Do I need to see a doctor?
Infected Wounds - 1 answer
I was injured in a car accident. My doctor set me up to go to a local wound care center in 5 weeks. The wound looks bad - can it wait that long?
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What are the treatment options for wounds created by radiation?
Wound Care - 1 answer
My Mom has a long time wound on her leg from radiation treatments for cancer. The wound was being treated with an experimental plasma laser, and it was healing. The laser treatment was done by a doctor in Russia. The laser broke, and in the meantime an American company purchased the patent rights. Apparently the laser cannot be repaired AND the American company that purchased the patent is stuck in the approval process. After a year of waiting the wound has deteriorated. What should we do?
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