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  1. #21
    Glad to hear AJ. It does take time off it. You're being smart. I didn't mean to criticize in any way. Once a wound gets to the stage shown; it's serious big time. They can go South in a matter of hours. It came close to getting me.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Moongazr View Post
    It's the hydroseal (bandaid) Works great on small wounds. You put it on and leave it, according to them till it falls off. I was very leery, till I tried it...for smaller type wounds it works like a charm. I've had an old surgery incision that will open up sometimes where it cross's with another one (gallbladder X nissen)...and take forever to get it closed. Tried this bandaid and it was closed and healed within 7 days. I need something bigger like a 4X3" size, their biggest one is still to small...and riteaid here in town does't have the bigger one so I could juryrig something.

    https://www.band-aid.com/products/hy...10-ct-one-size


    BAND-AID? Brand HYDRO SEAL? ALL PURPOSE Bandages, 10 COUNT feature 6 benefits in 1 bandage and provide the optimal wound healing environment!
    6 Benefits in 1 Bandage:


    1. Dual-Action Seal: Helps keep germs out and your body?s natural healing power in!
    2. 100% Waterproof: Blocks out water and stays on even when wet.
    3. Cushions: Provides protection and relief from painful blisters and wounds.
    4. Shows its Working: Within 24 hours, a white bubble will form under the bandage to show that the healing process has begun.
    5. Stays on Longer: Stays on for multiple days, even through hand washing and showers.
    6. Helps Prevent Scabs, which can cause scarring


    PROPER REMOVAL: Unlike other bandages, BAND-AID?Brand HYDRO SEAL? will stay on for several days. You can wear it until it begins to come off on its own. If removal is required, carefully loosen one end by stretching it along the skin. Do not pull upwards!

    I believe you will find the Mepilex Border line of bandaging will work similarly and they come in many sizes and shapes to contour to various parts of the body. These are also available at CVS Drugstores https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mepilex&h...l_2l5n367ld8_e
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  3. #23
    Thank you!! looks like I'm going to take a ride this weekend, there's a CVS about a half hr from here, and a good excuse to go pick up my aunt and get her out at the same time.

  4. #24
    Please do what the wound care specialists tell you. A wound like this really can get you into BIG trouble. It is not worth it, in my opinion. It needs some serious debridement and possibly some antibiotics.

    While I appreciate all the suggestions, I really do believe that this type of wound is very serious.

    ckf
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

  5. #25
    Man I really hate seeing this stuff. I had a small one like 32 years ago. Small but to deep to heal on its own so had to have a flap from under my leg to fix it. That took 3 mouths in bed. We tried To heal it with some kind of self sticking clear stuff or something like that to let your own body fluids heal it. It was thin and you could see threw it. It healed but not right and broke down again because it was to deep to start with. I messed with that for 2 years back then. 90 days off of it when it went bad for the last time. I don't think I could do it again today. I know they use different stuff today though. Good luck in everyway.
    Art

  6. #26
    That is a big deep sore IMO. I think a flap well be needed. Sometimes better than getting a flap then playing with the small one I had for 2 years. Mine was just to deep. Healed on the outside but never really did deep. Mine was the size of 1/2 inch but about 1 and 1/2 or 3/4 deep. It did what they called tunnel I believe.
    Art

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Art454 View Post
    That is a big deep sore IMO. I think a flap well be needed. Sometimes better than getting a flap then playing with the small one I had for 2 years. Mine was just to deep. Healed on the outside but never really did deep. Mine was the size of 1/2 inch but about 1 and 1/2 or 3/4 deep. It did what they called tunnel I believe.
    It is quite possible that this wound is tunneling - it is hard to tell from the picture and not being able to actually examine it. If that is the case, it will be very difficult if not impossible to heal it conservatively. Besides the wound care specialists, has a plastic surgeon looked at it? That may be the next step. Definitely keep all pressure off of the area and treat it as the wound care specialists instruct/recommend.

    ckf
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

  8. #28
    well this is it now.... thanks for all your concern and help.
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    Last edited by phil jackson; 05-08-2019 at 08:04 PM.

  9. #29
    NO sitting or pressure until it is entirely healed. Then gradual sitting 15 minute increments. Any redness that does not resolve means a trip backwards i the amount of time sitting. Also, if you can get to a seating clinic, I would recommend that you do that. Pressure mapping would be ideal in helping to determine what type of cushion will give the best relief.
    Keep us posted.

    ckf
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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