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Wounds, cuts and grazes
Minor wounds like cuts and grazes can usually be treated without medical attention, by keeping them clean and preventing infection. Find out how.
Mouth and tongue cuts
Cuts to the mouth and tongue can happen after a fall or knock to the head. Most are minor and heal on their own, but some may require medical treatment.
Staph skin infection
Learn more about staph skin infections including cellulitis and impetigo. Find out how to prevent them, how they’re treated, and when to get help.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common, often harmless, viral skin infection. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Caring for sutures
Sutures need proper care to help wounds heal and reduce scarring. They hold a wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed.
An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, including falling over, cutting yourself shaving or being struck in the face by an object.
Open incisional hernia repair
If you have an operation on your abdomen which is closed with stitches, but where the wound does not heal properly, the contents of your abdomen may push through, causing a lump called a hernia.
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall, which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly. If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.
Botulism is a rare, serious illness caused by a toxin produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. Learn how you can reduce your risk with preventative measures.
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