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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Why is pus coming out of the wound after anal fistula surgery?

Query: I done kshala sutra treatment for fistula .But iam getting pus from that wound from last 10 days continuously.surgery was done 15 days back. Actually, I got this problem 6 months back but at that time it was cured temperarely but from last 2 months iam facing pus then I contacted doctor .he said it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can imagine that you must be very concerned about ongoing pus. Well yes there is some pus, but the large part of the wound is healthy and pink. It is not uncommon to have pus few days after the surgery. The treatment you are taking are rightly prescribed, but I...  Read Full »

Can T-Bact or Neosporin ointment be used on a wound?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 2 years old, fell off while playing. She got hurt above the left eye with mild scar. Please suggest some medication. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did it bleed? How deep is the wound? If the child is not immunized or if it is a bad infected wound, then Tetanus injection may be required. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »

Why is my bite wound not healing from a month?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I bit my cheeks while eating. I still have a small gray circular spot inside the cheek. It has lessened in color and size, but is still there. It does not hurt and is not a lump. What is it? Should I be worried? It feels like the rest of my cheek except it has a fain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about it. If it becomes painful and fails to heal completely in the next two weeks or have drainage from it or if you develop fever, then I would suggest using topical medication like topical Metronidazole gel. Revert back for further doubts to an internal me...  Read Full »

Can a person travel with an infected surgical site?

Query: Hello doctor, Two and a half weeks ago, I underwent an exploratory laparotomy that resulted in an appendectomy. Yesterday, I went to see my primary care physician who diagnosed a surgical site infection. I was given Cephalex three times per day for ten days. My question is about traveling with my cu...  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be very difficult for me to recommend anything without a clinical examination. The extent of wound infection would determine whether you could go or not. A mild infection which does not require a daily dressing will not hinder you from going. But if the infectio...  Read Full »

Should I get a tetanus vaccine for a cut on my finger?

Query: Hi doctor, I have cut my finger open on a bottle cap two days ago. I have tried keeping it covered with band-aids but they keep falling off when out for hours and a time. Today I am feeling very hot in the face and hands, would you advise getting a tetanus shot? I am a very anxious person and had a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, certainly you should have tetanus booster shot as early as possible. Also, does wound appears infected, is there a large wound, any pus or redness, etc.? If yes, then needs antibiotics like capsule Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg three times a...  Read Full »

What should I do to heal my wound?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a pharmacist. I am having a deep wound in my foot. Currently, I am taking Taxim-O CV 325, Lyser D and Vitamin A to Z. I am dressing the wound with Betadine and T-Bact ointment. What else should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention that how you acquired that wound. Continue the medications. First of all, I will suggest you to take a proper diet as nutrition is very important in rapid wound healing. Take more proteins in your diet like pulses and dairy products and avoid fatty di...  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

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

I have cut myself accidentally with broken glass. What can I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old female. I have got cut myself accidentally with broken glass from an old picture frame. I am concerned that I may contract tetanus. The cuts are minor. Currently, I am taking birth control medication and anxiety medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a cut from a glass of some frame. Hence, you have to clean the wound with an available antiseptic solution like Betadine or Dettol whichever is available. You can consult a general surgeon for the examination of the cut. To be on the safer side, you can get an ...  Read Full »

I have developed pus on sixth day in a cut wound with stitches. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a big deep cut on the leg from a metal and got four stitches on that part. I got dressing of the wound on alternate days. On the sixth day, there formed a little pus around the wound. The stitches are expected to be removed on the eighth day. Although the doctor gave antibiotics n...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, calm down. You are being treated adequately. 1. Deep cut from a metal is being correctly treated with antibiotics and wound dressing. 2. Pus is due to infection of stitches and not the wound itself. 3. Keeping good local hygiene, ...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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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