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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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 »

My arm still feels tired after donating blood. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,So, last week I donated blood in a blood-letting in my university. The day after the donation, a bruise appeared in the punctured area, and it is a bit painfull. After doing cold and hot compress, the pain in the area disappeared but my donating arm still feels tired. What could be the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, coming to blood donation, you have done a very good thing. You saved one life. Secondly, the bruise may be due to puncture of the vein (double puncture) during needle insertion and it will cause pain and leakage of blood (causing bruise) and this will be healed fa...  Read Full »

I made a deep cut at the tip of finger. When will it heal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am male, 50 years old, 5'5", 155 lbs. About a month ago, I accidentally made a deep cut at the tip of a finger. The emergency room glued the finger closed. Seven days later, it split back open. It was no longer bleeding, despite being an open wound. I taped it back closed and was ve...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to really have a bad wound. But you need not worry too much about the nerve damage in this part of your body as this area is naturally rich in blood and nerve supply. Though healing may...  Read Full »

Should stitching be done immediately for a gash above the eyebrow?

Query: Hello doctor,A 6-year-old boy had an accidental fall while riding a scooter. Got a gash above the eyebrow. He was wearing spectacles, and the lens might have caused the gash. Took him to the nearby hospital, where they have given painkillers and antibiotics. They have not stitched up the gash. We ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good if the primary treatment was given immediately. As the wound is on the face, above the eyebrow, it would be advisable that a plastic surgeon does the suturing. As it would be cosmetically better in all aspect. Waiting overnight would not cause any major di...  Read Full »

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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

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 »

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