Articles for tag: Gauze, Maxi Pads, Sterile

How to Care for an Open Wound

Recently I experienced one of the most horrific injuries I have ever seen. After having an abdominal hysterectomy, I returned home to recover in the comfort of my own bed. I made it two days before my incision exploded. I was left with an open wound 10″ long by 3″ deep and simple instructions on ...

Men, Don’t Be Afraid of a Foley Catheter

I have had two hip-replacement surgeries, and was smart enough to recover from only one with a Foley catheter. The Foley catheter is a thin and sterile tube that is inserted into your bladder to drain urine. A Foley catheter can be left in place for a length of time, and is useful in dealing ...

The Risks and Side Effects of Acupuncture

Many Americans deal with some form of pain on a daily basis, whether it be from chronic lower back pain, headaches, or pain related to conditions such as cancer. Medications used to treat chronic pain frequently have side effects such as sedation which make it difficult to function during the day, and these medications only ...

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Blister Care and Prevention

Have you ever experienced this? Your feet feel hot and sweaty inside that new pair of hiking boots, but you have quite a distance to go before you can rest. You ignore your discomfort until you begin to limp. By then it’s too late. You have developed a blister. Or maybe the first day of ...

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How to Properly Clean and Bandage Cuts, Scrapes and Abrasions

Skin is a critical component of the body. The skin serves as valuable protection against infections and diseases. Skin that has been scraped or cut makes internal organs as well as the bloodstream vulnerable and susceptible to potentially dangerous bacteria and germs. This is why it is very important to properly wash and protect cuts ...

Homemade Treatments for Bedsores

They’re called “Pressure Sores” or “Bedsores” and they normally affect patients who are bedridden, hence their name. They also affect people who are disabled and can’t move around freely. Even people who have numbness in parts of their bodies, and plaster casts on broken arms or legs, experience these painful sores. Once a Pressure Sore ...

What is an Evisceration?

The Definition of an Evisceration An evisceration is a very gruesome and disturbing abnominal injury in which an intestine or some other internal organ protrudes through an open wound. The wound is large and deep enough to allow such a protrusion. A stabbing, gunshot wounds, work with power tools such as those used in home ...

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I Love You More – a Poem

I love you morewhen you begin to awakenwhen I find you awakenedposing for dead words. I love you more when you’re away when the wind steals your skin and your mouth touches my lips my wishes. I love you more when edges with your hands My love strong when your lips are consumed my universe ...

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How to Flush Skunk Spray from the Eyes

My dog took a blast to the face last year, and bravo to the skunk that did it to her. I saw that bugger take aim and spray (while I was screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” in slow motion running as fast as I could) and my poor mutt took the offensive spray clean in her kisser. Oi ...