Ear Wax Removal
A buildup of earwax can cause symptoms such as impaired hearing, dizziness, and even ear pain. The medical term for earwax is cerumen. Ear irrigation is an ear cleansing method that is used to remove a buildup of earwax. Irrigation involves inserting liquid into the ear passage to flush the earwax out.
A significant tear or deep cut in your skin, tissue and/or muscle, may need laceration repair, which includes cleaning, preparing and closing the wound by often utilizing Dermabond, Steri-strips or Stitches depending on the depth and location of area involved.
Mole, Wart, Skin Tag Removal
A skin lesion is an area of the skin that is different than the surrounding skin. This can be a lump, sore, or an area of skin that is not normal. Most commonly moles, warts and skin tags are seen in our office. The procedure to remove will vary depending on the type of lesion.
A joint injection is a procedure involved in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the hip, shoulder, or knee. A long acting anti-inflammatory medication (steroid) mixed with a local anesthetic (numbing agent) is injected into the joint. The steroid helps decrease inflammation that causes swelling, which in turn reduces pain. These injections may contain various medications as determined by the provider.
Ingrown Toenail Removal
An ingrown toenail may occur when the corners of the toenails begin to dig into the flesh on either side of the toe, often accompanied with redness, intense pain and swelling. If infected, treatment may include antibiotics and the removal of the nail.
Proper, vigilant wound care is necessary in the prevention of infection and to promote healing of the skin. Depending on your particular wound, the providers at Family Practice Associates of Chesterfield will assess your needs and begin your treatment in the office. Continuing care with topical antibiotics or creams along with cleaning and dressing the wound can be handled at home. Follow up visits are necessary to monitor the healing of the wound.
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