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 wound on my leg that is taking a long time to heal. Can you help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wound on my leg following an MRSA infection and surgery. It is currently being treated via NPWT dressing. Originally, the plan was for a skin graft, but the Orthopaedic surgeon is now saying it does not need one as it shows epithelization. I cannot attach a picture here, unfo...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, it is epithelializing, and you can allow it to heal by secondary intention. It is shallow, and there does not seem to be a lot of exudates. Yes, there is some yellow slough, but that can be removed by using more frequent moist dressi...  Read Full »

Does RhoGAM shot cause a wound-like hole on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I was in the shower earlier and I found an open wound in my arm. It was not a scab I picked. It is a hole with a black dot next to it. I recently had the Rhogam shot because I am 29 weeks pregnant. It does not hurt but my arm is still tender and I got the shot a week ago. I do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I think it is an inflamed area which might be due to the shot if this is the exact spot. If not, it seems as if something has bitten you. My recommendation is to apply an ice pack on the wound and k...  Read Full »

How long will it take for the laceration in the knees and tears in the medial meniscus to heal?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a deep cut on the top of my knee, that is, a laceration. In the MRI, it says that there is a partial ACL tear, LCL sprain, and a longitudinal tear in the medial meniscus. I have 15 stitches on top of my knee. Currently, I am taking rest with braces on the knee. I have kept the kn...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two things that you need to be aware of. The damage outside the knee, that is, the cut you are mentioning will take two weeks to heal, and sutures should have been taken out by now if the wound healed without an infection. The damage within the knee, that is...  Read Full »

How long does it take for tissues to grow into the mesh after hernia surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My questions are related to da Vinci bilateral hernia repair with mesh. How long does it take for the tissues to grow into the mesh ultimately? What is the time window for the rejection of the mesh after the surgery? What is the time window for developing an infection after the surgery...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hernia surgery can be done with two approaches, open surgery or minimal access surgery. The minimal access approach includes either conventional laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery. Healing allows fibrosis to occur in the surgery area, and the extent of fibrosi...  Read Full »

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 »

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