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Healing Wounds - How Homeopathy Can Help?

Dr. S Faujdar 86% (10 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Healing Wounds - How Homeopathy Can Help?

Cuts and bruises is a common occurrence in any household. In most cases, they’re ignored and left to heal on their own. However, some injuries can take a while to heal. If you think about it, you’ll also notice that when you’ve injured yourself somewhere, you tend to keep hitting that spot against things and make it worse. Homeopathy is a form of treatment that has negligible side effects and is very effective at speeding up the healing process for bruises and other wounds. Here are a few common homeopathic medicines that you should keep at home to treat bruises etc.

  1. Arnica: Arnica is very effective when it comes to dealing with deep seated bruises. It can also be used to reduce swelling at the site of the injury. Arnica can be used in pill form or applied in the form of a cream. However, arnica should never be used on an open wound where the skin is cut. In the pill form, arnica can also be used to stop internal or external bleeding.
  2. Calendula: Calendula can be used to fasten the healing process. Along with bruises, it can also be used to treat ruptured muscles and tendons. When applied topically, it draws out dirt and prevents infections.
  3. Hypericum: This homeopathic remedy is very useful in treating injuries and wounds that cause nerve damage. It also ensures that a bruise heals from the inside and not only superficially.
  4. Ledum: Wounds that are caused by a sharp object or formed as a result of painful injections or the after effects of an epidural can be treated with Ledum. It promotes the removal of pus and prevents septic infections.
  5. Staphysagria: Staphysagria is used to treat sensitive wounds where the tissue is lacerated. In such cases, the sphincters are also found to be lacerated and stretched due to foreign bodies. Staphysagria can also be used to treat extremely painful wounds.
  6. Phytolacca: This is an excellent remedy for wounds that have a tendency to ulcerate or injuries that cause soreness and can trigger tetanus. Injured fibrous tissue or osseous muscle sheaths can also be treated with phytolacca.
  7. Bufo: Wounds that cause the area to feel numb and which trigger muscle spasms that leave the patient unable to move the part can be treated with this homeopathic remedy. It can also be used to treat regional hematomas triggered by the rupturing of blood vessels due to the trauma.

Incision Post Surgery - How To Take Care Of It?

Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS
General Surgeon, Faridabad
Incision Post Surgery - How To Take Care Of It?

Having a surgery, big or small, will subject your body to a certain degree of pain. Post operative care, hence, is of paramount importance. You'll have a surgical wound where the surgeon makes the incision. To ensure it heals quickly and reduce your chances of an infection, it is important you care for your wound area and keep a regular check for unusual signs and symptoms. 

Let us take a step back to understand the normal process on how a wound heals. At first, there will be inflammation during the first week when blood flow to your wound increases. This is a crucial care period as your wound is still fresh. The second phase is proliferation where new blood vessels and tissue begin to grow around the area. The third and final phase is maturation where new cells develop to strengthen the wound and soften the scar. Depending on the location and size of your wound, your surgeon may have used stitches (medically called sutures), metal clips or staples and adhesive dressings, tapes or glue. Stitches, clips and staples are usually removed between three and 14 days after your treatment.

Here is how you can care for your surgical incision

1.Change your dressing regularly: Most patients are called to the hospital at regular intervals during the first week for a two or three dressing changes. The nurse or doctor ensures a sterile environment during the process. If you find your dressing falling off late night and can't go to the hospital, you can wash your hands thoroughly and open a new sterile dressing package and apply on your wound. At all times, touch only the edges of your old / new dressing.

2.General care for your incision site: Keep the incision site as clean and dry as possible. Keep it covered with plastic during a shower if it is on your hands or legs or take a sponge bath until you get a green signal from your doctor. Protect the incision from sunlight.  Some incisions may get itchy as they heal. This is quite common but it is important not to scratch your incision during this period.

3.Eating and drinking properly to heal quickly:  Vitamin C and protein are important to aid wound healing. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of variety including lean meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and fruit and vegetables. Make sure that you drink enough water because if you're dehydrated, your wound may take longer to heal.

4.Look for signs of infection: The common signs of an infection are redness, swelling, unusual drainage, warmth around the incision site
increased pain or tenderness at the incision, incision opens up or a fever of more than 100.4 degrees F.

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Plantars Fasciitis - How To Deal With It?

Dr. Hamayun Ahad 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Srinagar
Plantars Fasciitis - How To Deal With It?

Plantars Fasciitis is an orthopaedic problem that gives rise to pain in the foot and heel due to strain or pressure on the plantar fascia. This is a ligament or connective tissue which lies in a flat band, connecting your heel with the toes and effectively, providing a basis for motion of the feet in general. Inflammation, swelling and bruising of this tissue or ligament can lead to excessive pain in the heel.

Let us look at ways that can help you deal with this pain :

1) Rest

Taking rest and giving your feet a break from all kinds of strain inducing activities can help in relieving the pain. Also, you can keep your feet elevated to help in reducing the pain in the area. 

2) Supportive Footwear

Using pads within your shoes with gel built into them, or using specific foot wear that help in walking without feeling too much of pain is a good way of dealing with Plantars Fasciitis. The shoe inserts must be rubber, felt or plastic so that they are soft for the feet. These also give your heel and its arch good support, while Orthotics pull at the ligament so that there is less stress on the same. you can also put on a pair of night splints which will keep the foot and the ligament stretched while you enjoy a good night sleep.

3) Exercise

Indulging in mild muscle strengthening exercise that also involves stretches and heel hooks can help in alleviating chronic pain that you may be suffering from. Lie flat on your back and take a towel. Lift your leg and hook your foot into it. Now press against the towel and pull down the towel simultaneously. Repeat at least ten times per foot. This will give you flexibility and strength in the area.

4) Pain Killers

Use pain killers only when absolutely necessary and with due advice from the doctor or Orthopaedic specialist. The use of Ibuprofen and other pain relievers can help in numbing the pain inducing nerves in the brain and give you instant relief.

5) Anti Inflammatory Drugs

Your doctor may prescribe anti inflammatory medication that can bring down the swelling for more comfortable functioning when you are on your feet. Naproxen is one such drug that helps in bringing down the inflammation. Also, corticosteroid injections can relieve severe pain.

6) Surgery

 Heel spur removal or plantar fascia release are some of the surgical options for chronic and severe cases.

Taking care of your feet is a matter of ensuring that you look into the slightest discomfort and report the same to a doctor.

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Hallux Valgus - How Does It Affect Your Feet?

Dr. Anant Singh 87% (10 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Dehradun
Hallux Valgus - How Does It Affect Your Feet?

Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are a medical condition where the big toe is deformed and points toward the second toe. While most people believe bunions to be a simple bump on the side of the feet, it really is a manifestation of a change in the anatomy. Some people may suffer from a slightly different form of the bunion, where the deformity occurs on the base of the small toe. This is called as a tailor’s bunion.

Causes for bunions-

• Bunions are hereditary and run in families
• Use of improper footwear may also lead to the condition. For instance, tight-fitting shoes or small footwear has a high chance of causing the bunions.
• People affected with arthritis also face the risk of the condition

Symptoms of bunions-

As the condition deteriorates, the following symptoms may become apparent-

• Pain in the leg affected
• A burning sensation in the affected toe
Swelling and redness
Numbness in the feet
• Difficulty walking

Treatment for Bunions-

Non-surgical treatments are effective in most cases and surgical procedure is required under rare circumstances. Additionally, patients can also utilize certain home remedies as well. Here is a look at some non-surgical remedies for bunions-

• Wearing proper fitting shoes that offer adequate leg space can often provide relief to discomfort caused by bunions
• Putting pads over the bunions to protect against the pain and preventing further deterioration
• People can also avoid putting too much strain on their feet, which in turn reduces the pain from the disorder
• Over-the-counter pain relievers and NSAIDs can help deal with the issue and keep the pain at bay
• Specialized orthotic devices can help treat and manage the bunions as well. These footwear rectifies the deformity of the bone.
• Lastly, application of ice over the bunion can also reduce the inflammation and the pain

Following the above measures can help with the symptoms of hallux valgus. In most cases, the patient suffering from this condition finds relief from the pain and discomfort. Surgical treatments are only required when all other treatments have failed to produce the desired result.

Surgical Swelling!

Dr. Mithunesh Sayasikamal 90% (1471 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Betul
Surgical Swelling!

Swelling will get bigger for 24 hours, Use ice pack on cheek next to the surgical site (for 24 hours only)

While Preparing For Rct!

Dr. Aman Bhatia 91% (403 ratings)
MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Panchkula
While Preparing For Rct!

While preparing for rct:

Getting to know from a dentist if consuming an antibiotic medicine is advisable, as it can help in reducing the infection and swelling.

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Fracture In Upper Limb Bones: How To Identify?

Dr. Suhel Khan 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
Fracture In Upper Limb Bones: How To Identify?

A broken bone or a crack in the commonly known as a fracture. Any bone in the arm can be broken, but common areas for fractures in the arm is wrist, specifically the distal radius, forearm bones (radius and ulna), elbow, humerus and shoulder.

What causes fracture in bones?

  1. Fall: Falling an outstretched hand or elbow is the most common cause of a broken arm.
  2. Sports injuries: Direct blows and injuries on the field or court are a common cause of all types of arm fractures.
  3. Significant trauma: Any of your arm bones can break during a car accident, bike accident or other direct trauma.
  4. Abuse: In children, a broken arm may be the result of child abuse.

How to identify?

An audible snap or cracking sound may be your first indication you've broken an arm.

Signs and symptoms include:

  1. Severe pain, which may increase with movement
  2. Swelling
  3. Bruising
  4. Deformity, such as a bent arm or wrist
  5. Inability to turn your arm from palm up to palm down or vice versa

When to see a doctor?

If you have enough pain in your arm that you can't use it normally, see a doctor right away and do the same for your child. Delay in diagnosis and treatment of a broken arm, especially for children who heal faster than adults do, can lead to poor healing and deformity.

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Best Surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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Best Surgeon in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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Plantars Fasciitis: How To Get Rid of It?

Dr. Amit Gangurde 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics, Fellowship In Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Nashik
Plantars Fasciitis: How To Get Rid of It?

Plantars Fasciitis is an orthopaedic problem that gives rise to pain in the foot and heel due to strain or pressure on the plantar fascia. This is a ligament or connective tissue which lies in a flat band, connecting your heel with the toes and effectively, providing a basis for motion of the feet in general. Inflammation, swelling and bruising of this tissue or ligament can lead to excessive pain in the heel.

Let us look at ways that can help you deal with this pain.

- Rest: Taking rest and giving your feet a break from all kinds of strain inducing activities can help in relieving the pain. Also, you can keep your feet elevated to help in reducing the pain in the area. 

- Supportive Footwear: Using pads within your shoes with gel built into them, or using specific foot wear that help in walking without feeling too much of pain is a good way of dealing with Plantars Fasciitis. The shoe inserts must be rubber, felt or plastic so that they are soft for the feet. These also give your heel and its arch good support, while Orthotics pull at the ligament so that there is less stress on the same. You can also pull on a pair of night flints which will keep the foot and this ligament stretched while you enjoy a good night of sleep.

- Exercise: Indulging in mild muscle strengthening exercise that also involves stretches and heel hooks can help in alleviating chronic pain that you may be suffering from. Lie flat on your back and take a towel. Lift your leg and hook your foot into it. Now press against the towel and pull down the towel simultaneously. Repeat at least ten times per foot. This will give you flexibility and strength in the area.

- Pain Killers: Use pain killers only when absolutely necessary and with due advice from the doctor or Orthopaedic specialist. The use of Ibuprofen and other pain relievers can help in numbing the pain inducing nerves in the brain and give you instant relief.

- Anti Inflammatory Drugs: Your doctor may prescribe anti inflammatory medication that can bring down the swelling for more comfortable functioning when you are on your feet. Naproxen is one such drug that helps in bringing down the inflammation. Also, corticosteroid injections can relieve severe pain.

- Surgery: Heel spur removal or plantar fascia release are some of the surgical options for chronic and severe cases.

Taking care of your feet is a matter of ensuring that you look into the slightest discomfort and report the same to a doctor.

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