Skin conditions

Wounds

About Wounds

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.Other common types of injuries includeBruisesBurnsDislocationsFracturesSprains and strains

All Medications for Wounds

  • Dilantin
    (phenytoin)
    Prescription only

    Dilantin (phenytoin) is very good at treating and preventing seizures, but it has many drug interactions and some serious side effects.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Extended release
    • Chewable tablet
    • Liquid

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