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How can I treat an open ulcer on the ankle?
varicose ulcer, open wound on the ankle. Tried many different types of medication but nothing seems to help. What do you suggest and who should I see? Read more
Been seeing a wound dr for 11months for the same wounds i have been revasculized and they still have not healed
Chronic Wounds - 1 answer
Been seeing a wound doctor for 11 months for the same wounds and they still have not healed. 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
What wound dressing can I use for a stage 3 with copious exudate while wearing tubi-grip compression?
Wound Care - 1 answer
Since compression, edema was ankle to foot, now since the tubi-grip compression the edema is just under the knee. This is the right foot, wound extends from lateral ankle to heel. Read more
When is a wound no longer considered an “open wound?”
General - 1 answer
I do aquatic physical therapy and cannot go in the pool with an open wound. My left forearm has several avulsions and small lacerations from a bad dog claw scratch (possible shallow tooth “bites” - bad scra... 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
Do I need to remove the green discharge from my wound?
Wound Care - 1 answer
I have an open wound on my knee, and one on my ankle from falling off my motorbike (not too fast). The wound was not dressed for the first two days and became swollen and green. I went to the hospital, where it... Read more
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
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Laceration treatment?
Wound Care - 1 answer
A day ago I had an accident and was injured slightly. There was a tear through my sock and a wound underneath. According to medical terms it is a Laceration. I cleaned the area with antiseptic and washed it. Th... Read more
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. 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
If I want to buy a therapy kit, where can I get it, and how much does it cost?
My mother had a back operation on her L5. The wound has puss, and the doctor suggested we get a kit for her wound. 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
Time of healing of laceration wound on front lower leg. What is the best course of treatment after antibiotics and 3 weeks?
Wound Care - 1 answer
Irregular shaped, about 3/4 inch, laceration on front of lower left leg, caused by jamming into corner of open dishwasher door, took course of antibiotics about one week after the incident, course of antibiotic... Read more
For a very deep and wide laceration and puncture wound to the top of the big toe that is on the joint can you staple or suture it closed?
General - 1 answer
It's been bleeding since about 11:00 last night central time. I have put pressure on it, elevated it and cleaned it. It keeps bleeding like no tomorrow. It actually looks as though either the meat or fat was co... 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
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