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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I have a small piece of a wooden splinter in my left ankle. Can it cause tetanus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wooden splinter in my left ankle. While I was trying to get up from a wooden deck, my left ankle scraped on the wooden deck, and a wood splinter got in my ankle. It did not go in vertically, but it went in horizontally across the skin. I have attached a picture of the wound after...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The wound is small, but there is certainly a small risk of tetanus. It is not only rusty objects that lead to tetanus, but the spores of this bacteria are even in soil and wood. I would ad...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to take the COVID-19 vaccine with superficial wounds?

Query: Hi doctor, While I was riding the motorcycle yesterday, the wheels lost adherence at a roundabout, and I fell. Luckily, only my knees made contact with the ground, and now I have a tiny wound on my right knee and a bigger one on my left knee. After going home, the first thing I did was wash the wou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. First of all, this wound does not affect the vaccine, so if you plan to get a vaccine, you can proceed. Secondly, the yellow coating is due to granulation, which is a healing process of the wound. Or else there might...  Read Full »

When to seek a doctor if there is continuous bleeding in a wound?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wound. I know that it need stitches, but that is not an option at the moment. How long have I got to seek medical attention if it has not stopped bleeding?  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You already know that you need to visit a doctor. So, do not delay it.The timeline you asked depends on the site of injury, total amount, and the rate of bleeding.The bleeding should usually stop within 10 to 20 minutes if undisturbed. If it does not, then either you have i...  Read Full »

Do I need skin grafting for my wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured myself when I fell from my scooter a month back. It is healing, but the doctor has said that skin grafting is required. I wanted to confirm if skin grafting is necessary or the wound would heal on its own by regular dressing. I have attached two pictures one was taken 12 day...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing both the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you the following. The wound now is ready for skin grafting. It is clean, and the graft will be taken up very well in most areas, other than the groin. The groin will require a repea...  Read Full »

I injured my wrist when I was on the hoverboard. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I scraped my skin when I was on my hoverboard. My wrist got attached to the hoverboard tire, and the hoverboard started to spin fast. It hurt really bad. I was bleeding, and the white stuff came out of my hand. I am not able to pick my wrist up as it will hurt. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. The white stuff is subcutaneous tissue. I think you should visit a nearby doctor for dressing and local treatment. You need to get it cleaned with an antiseptic like Betadine solution or Tincture iodine or Dettol whatever is available. Then get Mupirocin ...  Read Full »

How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having a wound infection on both feet. Initially, it started as a boil. After that, it became bigger like a wound. It started releasing green liquid constantly and sometimes blood comes from it. It was forming scabs a few days back. After that, it started releasing green l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister is having a recurrent infection. It is caused due to various causes. It is caused due to poor hygiene, poor immune response, and environmental problems. Please mention the dose of Cloxacillin taken. Please mention whether she has continuous itching and so sh...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have done kshala sutra treatment for fistula. But I am getting pus from the wound continuously for the past ten days. This surgery was done 15 days back. I got this issue six months back. At that time, it was cured temporarily. But for the last two months, I am having pus from the wound....  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have pus. But your large part of the wound is healthy and pink (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is common to have pus for few days after undergoing surgery. You are taking the right treatment. You can take Amoxicillin tablet twice a day after...  Read Full »

Do I need further treatment for my septic joint?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 10 days, I got a cut on my knee. Two days later, I swam in the contaminated water. Then, I realized that my knee was extremely red, inflamed, tender and spreading outward from the site of the cut (first image). I cleaned the wound with alcohol and did not seek treatment. The follow...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although it is still not clear how the wound happened, did you brush against something while swimming or was it some insect bite? Secondly, as you mentioned fresh water, we n...  Read Full »

Why is my 6-year-old son's infected wound, not healing?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old son has a wound with an infection in the right knee. He scratched it and got wounded, and it is three weeks now, and it does not heal. It is growing bigger, and the treatment preparation included washing the wound with water and safeguarding it, drying the wound with clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and its course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90% (att...  Read Full »

Can HIV get transmitted through small cuts at the base of the penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sexual encounter (risky one) in which I wore a condom. At the base of the penis, I had three small cuts, which I sustained during shaving 5-6 hours before the encounter. The cuts were very small and not bleeding (bled a little bit when I sustained them, and two days later, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by protected intercourse with an HIV-positive person is almost nil if used in the right manner. Here if there is an open or bleeding wound that has likely come in contact with infected fluid, there is ...  Read Full »

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