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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How to manage an oozing wound on the feet?

Query: My sister has this wound infection on both her feet. It started as boils but it became bigger and became something like a wound. It is constantly releasing green liquid and sometimes even has blood in it. It was forming scabs a few days ago but then, it started releasing green liquids again and it's...  Read Full »

Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: It's a recurrent infection... Could be multifactorial, poor hygiene, poor immune response, environmental problem, etc. How long did she take Cloxacillin and at what dose? Is the area itchy and perhaps she keeps on scratching it hence the resulting boil and wound? Any other illnesses such as diabe...  Read Full »

Are stitches necessary for broken glass injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night, I accidentally cut my thumb on a bit of broken glass from a photo frame. It looks fairly deep. I think I could see my bone. As I could not go to hospital yesterday night, I have covered it with plasters. Do I need to get stitches?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the cut wound is deep enough (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and  you will need stitches. Meanwhile, you need to keep the affected area clean and dry. Wash with lukewarm water and apply a topical antibiotic cream like Neosporin (Bacitracin, Neomycin...  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 completely grow into the mesh? What is the time window for rejection of the mesh after the surgery? What is the time window for developing infection after the surgery? Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

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 fibrosis is ...  Read Full »

Skin color around my cut wound in finger is becoming dark. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger with a knife while cutting sweet potatoes and went to the ER where they cauterized the wound. Now one week later, my fingertip is still numb and tight. The color of my skin is changing around the wound. I am not sure if this is an expected outcome of the healing proces...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from soreness and numbness surrounding the wound of the tip of your cutting finger. You are more concerned about the color changes of the wound. As the damaged tissue regenerates, it pushe...  Read Full »

What does culture report showing Nocardia positive mean?

Query: Hello doctor, A few weeks ago I went to the doctor with an open skin wound on my face. I was cultured as it looked like Staph infection and given antibiotics. I ended up putting raw, unfiltered honey on the wound and it cleared up in the next three days. There is only a small red scar now. The cultu...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Purohit

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Microbiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but I require some more information. What specimen you had given for culture and in how many days it came back positive? What are the antibiotics you had taken earlier? How did you get that skin wound? Revert back with the answers to the ab...  Read Full »

Why is my wound itching unbearably?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a grafting surgery on my chest for which a skin was removed partially from my leg. The problem is in my leg from where the skin was extracted. It has converted to an infection with small red bumps, pimple and unbearable itching. I am attaching the picture. It has been like this f...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the picture, there is no infection seen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Only post procedure pigmentation is there at present. You have itching due to healing. Any skin wound during healing cause bit itching. You continue taking Teczine 5 mg (Levocetir...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get oozing blisters at the same place of cut wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cut on my thumb from a blade over a month ago. I got steri-strips fitted and it healed up I also got a tetanus shot. Once it healed I kept getting some blisters where the wound was. They popped so I covered it over and have had it like that for some time now. I keep it covere...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How old are you? Did you get sugar tested at any time? Firstly, this is a large wound now and you should seek the advice of a local doctor in person. There are a few points I would like to raise. 1. Possibility of diabetes should be ruled out if not tested recently....  Read Full »

Why is my broken glass injury still painful?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 7 to 8 months ago, I dropped a glass on the floor and got a fairly bad cut on my hand. In the local A and E, I had an x-ray and the doctor said that the nurse will have a look to make sure that there is no glass. Then, the nurse came in and patched me up. She said that she has bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that eight months have passed and the scar is not paining at all, the possibility of glass pieces inside is negligible. The pain may be because of the nerve healing, which usually happens over a few weeks to months. If it is really bothering you, then there a...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, I ve had a sexual encounter ( risky one ) in which I wore a condom, At the base of the penis I had three smal cuts which I sustained during shaving 5-6 hours befor the encounter The cuts were very small and not bleeding ( bled a little bit when I sustained them and 1.5 days later they scabbed o...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi Thank you for the query. The chances of transmission of HIV by protected intercourse with a HIV positive person is almost nil if used in a right manner. Here if there is a open/ bleeding wound which has likely come in contact with infected fluid ,there is a possibility of transmission of HIV. If...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi Doc, Greetings. My 6-year-old son is having a wound with infection and is now on its 3rd week. It does not heal. It is growing bigger. Wound Location: Right knee How it started? He scratched it and got wounded How long has it been? 3 weeks now (around 16 days) Meds administered: 1. Betadine...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and it’s course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried the wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90%. Good job, I should s...  Read Full »

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