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What can be done about the petechiae on my legs and face?
Wound Care - 1 year ago
I recently started getting petechiae (red or purple spots on the body that are caused by a hemorrhage or broken capillaries) on my legs. The doctor gave me compression stockings. They have helped my l...
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Is a doctor visit necessary after a blood clot or abscess has been "drained" at home?
Wound Care - 2 years ago
My husband had what appeared to be an abscess on his upper inner thigh. He squeezed it and a blood clot, along with pus, came out. It also started squirting blood. He feels he does not need to see a d...
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My femoral artery and other veins in my inner thigh are swollen and enlarged after an intense workout, should I seek treatment?
Wound Care - 10 months ago
After a pretty intense lower abdominal workout (trying to rehab a lower back injury), I noticed that my femoral artery and other veins in my inner thigh were swollen and enlarged. There is no associat...
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Why do my thighs itch when I'm not wearing jeans?
Wound Care - 4 months ago
When I wear my jeans, I don't feel any itchiness. But whenever I open my jeans, it starts to itch like crazy. This only happens when I'm not wearing the jeans. Why is that?
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If you sweat excessively, can a stubborn wound become infected?
Wound Care - 1 year ago
I've had a wound for 5 years despite wound vacs, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and antibiotics. I've seen 12 different doctors about this matter. My main concern is wearing an unna boot in the summer. Be...
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I have an ulcer on my ankle. Should I use an ACE bandage?
Wound Care - 1 year ago
I have an ulcer on my ankle. The doctor said not to wear compression hose because it could make it worse. Should I use an ACE bandage?
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Can aspirin be used to prevent deep vein clots?
Wound Care - 2 years ago
I have a deep vein clot and have taken warfarin for 6 months and I am still on warfarin because I am scared of getting another clot. Can aspirin and fish oil help to prevent new blood clots in the leg...
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Will compression socks help reduce the pain and swelling in my legs?
Wound Care - 4 months ago
I had an accident several years ago and hurt my ankle badly. To this day it is not fully cured and my legs often hurt a lot. Sometimes it also gets swollen. I am also diabetic. Can I wear compression ...
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Am I suppose to still have these bruises?
Wound Care - 1 year ago
A month ago I ended up with two bruises on my left thigh: one on my right thigh and one that covered half of my left foot. The one on my foot still hurts to touch and if I catch my foot at the right a...
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My abdominal wound is changing color and there is less serum, is this good or bad?
Wound Care - 1 year ago
I've been packing an abdominal wound for over a month. Tonight I noticed gray patches on the packing and less serum. Is this good or bad? There is also some odor.
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How can I prevent my wound from opening back up?
Wound Care - 9 months ago
I have been seeing a surgeon for wound care. As many times as they get it healed, it subsequently opens up again within 2-3 weeks. How can I prevent this from happening?
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