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Thread: Small cut/wound that will not heal combined with fungal/yeast infection

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Any way you can post good quality close up photos here, or send to the SCI-Nurses' e-mail account?

    (KLD)
    Probably a stupid question… But I tried sending a message via the SCI nurses email and I could not figure out how to attach a picture… Please advise

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    No message received. Did you follow these instructions?

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...the-SCI-Nurses

    You would need to add the photos as an attachment to the e-mail.

    (KLD)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    No message received. Did you follow these instructions?

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...the-SCI-Nurses

    You would need to add the photos as an attachment to the e-mail.


    (KLD)
    Oh, I understand now. Sorry about that, I just sent the message to the Hotmail address now. Thanks again

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    Thanks. Got the photos. I think you have a combination of issues going on. #1 is a skin tear over your ischium which is probably also a pressure injury. How deep is that slit? It is easy for a sinus tract to form in that area if you sit on a superficial wound, and that could the the source of the drainage. #2 is maceration of the skin from being kept moist in the area around that wound, and also in your groin and peri-scrotal area. #3 is a skin yeast infection, which is added to by this maceration above.

    Washing the areas involved daily with a mild antibacterial soap is a good idea, but you have to be sure that the skin is well dried. Get all the residual antifungal powder off at that time. Pat dry with a towel (don't rub). Allow to air dry. A good way to do this is to lay on your back in bed without any lower clothing, and put your legs into a frog position. Try to maintain this position for at least 1/2 hour. Some people use a COOL hand held hair dryer but even on cool you must be sure that you don't burn the skin.

    Once your skin has dried well, then apply a very thin dusting of antifungal powder. Don't cake it on. Brush off any excess with your hands.

    Even with a SCI, you can still sweat due to environmental heat in your skin folds, and the groin and scrotum are prime areas for this in men with SCI. Once your fungal condition is under control, you may want to consider using a piece of folded Interdry ( https://www.interdry.com/ ), which is a wicking, silver impregnated fabric between your skin folds. Also, continue to do the washing and frogging as above preventively at least daily (ideally twice daily).

    Avoid sitting on the ischial area until it is fully healed. If it continues to leak fluid, ask your physician to refer you to a wound care specialist to determine if you have indeed developed a sinus tract there, and for more appropriate treatment.

    (KLD)
    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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    I've used Duoderm in the past successfully. In addition to helping the wound heal, it also provides a cushion. I found that it seems to make the wound larger initially. Maybe because it's removing the dead tissue. It also seems to increase the healing time if left on all the time. Hence, I leave the wound open when possible. Once the wound starts closing up, I may use gauze instead of Duoderm (speed up the healing).

    I've also applied TENS or EMS to increase blood flow.

    Just my experience. No expert here.
    Last edited by August West; 09-16-2019 at 04:32 AM.

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    Thanks KLD,
    So I went ahead and bought some interdry. Just figured I might as well. But I have not used it yet or anything.
    The original cut was very shallow and stayed that way. It has finally actually healed.
    My scrotum is still red, but definitely lightening up and the larger patch of moisture has slowly disappeared as the redness is lightened. Don't get me wrong, it is still very red, but better. I'm glad you mentioned how to apply the antifungal powder… I think I had a tendency to cake it on a bit too much. I have also been doing the cleaning and drying like you suggested.
    -How long does a fungal infection that's this red generally take to go way?


    The area on my thigh is however still seeping and it's now the part that has me the most worried. So right now I am applying the antifungal powder to that area as well. I'm afraid of drying the skin out too much, the good skin that is. Is there anything else I should be putting on it?


    Thanks again… Best

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