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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... Read more
Surgical incision from 3 hernia operations isn't healing. Should we go to a wound center?
Surgical Wounds - 1 answer
My husband has had three hernia surgeries through same incision. Each one was a year apart and now that incision is not healing. He is 80. I have been told a wound clinic would help, but if that is true, why do... Read more
My husband was bitten by our cat while he was trying to bathe him. He was operated on. We are now in France and worried it's infected.
Infected Wounds - 1 answer
He is on antibiotics and we are cleaning and re-dressing twice daily. He was operated on the 4th of August. We are now in France. What should we do? Read more
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 Ult... 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 was bit on my arm by a yellow spider on Saturday at 1 pm. It's been itchy and red around the area since, and now it feels hard underneath it.
Any suggestions on what to do? Would you recommend getting it checked, or is it OK to wait a few days? 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 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
Am I getting correct treatment for a severe wound on my shin bone? It's very deep, about 4 weeks old, and infected.
Infected Wounds - 1 answer
I have a wound on my leg that my primary care doctor treated me for about 3 1/2 weeks ago. I went to wound care. I want to make sure this is the right treatment— he debris it yesterday once and said to clean ... Read more
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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... 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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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