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Wound Care: True or False

1.It is best to clean a wound with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol. False: The best way to clean a minor wound is with cool running water and mild soap. For wounds that are deep, large, or bleeding nonstop, it is best to seek professional med...
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Leg Ulcers and Foot Ulcers

Venous Statis Ulcers Venous statis ulcers are common in patients who have a history of leg swelling, varicose veins, or a history of blood clots in either the superficial or the deep veins of her legs. Venous statis ulcers are usually found below...
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Wound Debridement

Wound debridement is the removal of unhealthy tissue from a wound in order to promote the healing process. Why undergo wound debridement? The benefits of wound debridement include: Aiding in the healing of very severe burns or pressure so...
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Foot Care and Diabetes

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, it can cause problems with your feet because diabetes can cause nerve damage. With nerve damage, you may lose feeling in your feet, which prevents you from knowing when you get sores or other injuries on your fee...
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Facts About Stomach Pain

Stomach pain is usually associated with the necessity for a toilet visit but in a few cases, an emergency room visit is warranted instead. Dismissing severe stomach pain can be dangerous because it can be a symptom of a serious underlying medical c...
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