Re: OUCH!!!!

Before removing a stuck bandage, you should wet it and let it sit for a bit. That will help soften the tissue stuck to the bandage. As far as dressing the wound, if it is a clean wound, you can use a topical antibiotic ointment and ALWAYS use some type of separating medium like TELFA or ADAPTIC, both which are usually available in most stores. You should not put gauze directly over a wet wound as the healing tissue will grow into it and when you take it off you are setting yourself back.

The skin will toughen up in a week or so. It should be kept dressed daily until there is no more drainage and it is not tender. The new nail will grow faster than 12 months as the body seems to speed up the growth when there is an injury.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on November 13, 2003 at 22:12:32:

In Reply to: OUCH!!!! posted by Ben on November 13, 2003 at 12:24:09:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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