About "Wound"

An injury that causes the skin to get torn or cut or punctured is called a wound. The different types of wound are open, closed, clean, contaminated, infected, and colonized.

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Calendula - the Wound Healer
Article Overview: Calendula is one of the best homeopathic remedies for bites, stings, and open skin wounds. It has tremendous ability to heal any wound, let it be a superficial wound or deep diabetic ulcer.  Read Article »
Dr. Sheetal Kamble
Homeopathic Physician

The another name for Calendula is 'English Marigold.' Calendula has a long history of use and has been considered as 'wound healer.' Calendula has been used not only by homeopathic physicians but also by the Western medicine and many surgeons. I have personally seen many surgeons using Calendul ...  Read Article »
A puncture wound in foot developed an infection. Are Fluoroquinolones necessary?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male. A puncture wound in the ball of my foot developed an infection. I have had two surgeries to clean the wound out but a localized Mycobacterium fortuitum or peregrinum infection has developed. One of the surgeries was left open to drain. I have been on a course ...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post, you have two questions one are quinolones important for treating your infection the answer is yes and these drugs are a cornerstone in treating your infection. Yes, they cause insomnia in 4 % of patients and tremors. The solution is taken i...  Read Full »
My cut wound looks the same even after a month. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 years old female. I cut myself when I recently shaved around my anus and buttocks. A few days later, it was pink or red before a scab comes. Now, even a month later, it still looks the same. It does not itch, but bothering me. What should I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it should have been healed in this period. Swab has formed, and that means it has improved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there a swelling, local pain or tenderness at the cut site or do you have a fever? If none is present, then probably...  Read Full »
Having a wound on my scrotum. Is that herpes?
Query: Hi doctor, I have an open wound or ulcer on my scrotum. I afraid that this might be herpes. However, the day before this wound I played football for 2 hours. I took a shower, but put on the same underwear and sprayed body spray on my boxers entirely before putting them on. I wore those boxers for...  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a little less likely to be herpes, since herpes classically form blisters. I can only tell for sure if you would be comfortable sharing a picture. You can always try putting triple antibiotic cream for a week (Bacitracin, Neomycin and Polymyxin B) and see if i...  Read Full »
What is the red wound present on my thighs? How to control it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have red wounds growing on my thighs. I used a Candid B cream over it. It gets reduced, and it starts in another place. Please give me a solution.  Read Full »
Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed tinea cruris. It is a fungal infection of the groin area. Stop applying Candid B (Beclomethasone and Clotrimazole). Although it is an antifungal, it also c...  Read Full »
Grafted unhealing leg wound opened up after 12 years. Is it varicose veins?
Query: Hi doctor, Around 12 years back, my unhealing leg wound was cured by multiple skin grafting. Now, after 12 years the wound opened up. Reason is unknown. Is it varicose? I have attached the latest snaps.  Read Full »
Dr. Vandana Andrews
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wound dehiscence occurs when surgical wound closures reopen instead of proper healing. Reasons or people who are at high risk for wound dehiscence are as follows: Patients with a weak immune system or those people who are malnourished. It can also be due to underlying chr...  Read Full »
Are these small wounds on my eyelid due to heat?
Query: Hi doctor, I had Lasik in the beginning of last year. I have a dandruff issue with my hair. After a few months of surgery, occasionally I had eye itching. When I visited my doctor, he said that it is due to dandruff and asked to clean eyelid with baby shampoo. After cleaning, I used to feel relieved...  Read Full »
Dr. Shikha
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are normal meibomian gland duct openings in the border of the lower eyelid. They are abnormally protruded and this is known as meibomitis. You should continue shampoo wash. In addition, do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three to four times in a da...  Read Full »
Why is my wound not getting cured?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am suffering from a wound placed on the opposite side of ankle. I am unable to walk with the pain. I have been suffering with this for the last three months. I previously used Pividine microbicidal sprinkling powder and Zenflox 200. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Tim Evans
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have what looks like a dry necrotic ulcer affecting the lateral malleolus of your ankle (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suspect this is likely to be due to venous insufficiency and given its distribution. This is where the valves, which normally en...  Read Full »
How much time will the wound created during urolift procedure take to heal?
Query: Hello doctor, I just had my second urolift a week back. My doctor-surgeon pinned down the median lobe of the prostate and removed a bladder stone during that surgery. Had voiding trial two days back. Urinated out about 200 cc at urologist's office. I think she put in 300 cc if I recall correctly. W...  Read Full »
Dr. Saurabh S Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In urolift, there is no cutting and therefore no wound. The prostate tissue is pinned to its covering and this widens the urine tube. So one week's rest should be fine for whatever healing there has to occur. The spasms that occur with a catheter in place are due to bladd...  Read Full »
I have an open wound on the bridge of nose. Is it safe to go sunbathing?
Query: Hello doctor,A lamp fell on my nose and now I have an open wound on the bridge of my nose. My nose really hurts as well. I do not know if it is broken or if it just hurts. Also, I am on a holiday, so I do not know whether I can go sunbathing with the wound or if I should just stay in the shade.  Read Full »
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can appreciate the wound. I suggest you apply a topical antibiotic like Neosporin (Neomycin) ointment on the affected area twice daily, take oral antibiotic like tablet Cephalex...  Read Full »


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