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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?
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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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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.
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I told her to put vaseline on her scratches. She is doing that. She has developed a scab.
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What are the treatment options for wounds created by radiation?
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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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I had surgeries to treat a wound that resulted from grafts to treat necrotizing fasciitis. My wound keeps tunneling over.
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I have a good plastic/wound surgeon but even after 40 Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments he tells me that I will have to have another surgery after so many since my admission to the first hospital on October 14, 2014. He has just almost given up hope and he doesn't know what to do now. My first 4 consecutive hospital visits covered 5 months and since then I have daily care, treatments, hospitalizations and surgeries. I really don't want more surgeries! I need another option.
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Time of healing of laceration wound on front lower leg. What is the best course of treatment after antibiotics and 3 weeks?
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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 antibiotics completed, wound has not healed. Applied antibiotic ointment throughout. Antibiotics stopped two days ago, wound appears to expand, tiny bumps forming around it.
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Laceration treatment?
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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. Then I applied Hydroheal ( Hydrogel Wound Dressing with Colloidal Silver) and covered it with a sticky gauge, then normal gauge and then finally a crepe bandage. I did this because similar treatment was done before too when I had a similar wound in the hospital. Is covering okay?
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how long should it take for a wound to heal?
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On average, how long should it take for a wound to heal?
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