A laceration is a cut in the skin that usually occurs after an accident, such as a fall or a mishap with a kitchen knife. Lacerations often bleed and are likely to get infected if they aren’t treated properly. To ensure proper healing of a laceration, patients should visit a doctor immediately.
When a patient comes to Tuality Physicians with a laceration, the medical team will begin by assessing the wound to determine what type of care is necessary. In some cases, cleaning the wound and applying a bandage may be the only treatment needed. However, more severe lacerations may require stitches. Depending on the extent of the laceration, the patient may need to return for additional treatment after this initial evaluation.
Patients should contact Tuality Physicians for an appointment if they develop skin symptoms, such as a rash or a lesion. The doctor will evaluate the issue to determine what type of treatment is necessary.
Skin issues can have a variety of causes, including bacterial infections, viruses, exposure to allergens, fungal infections, and exposure to the sun. In some cases, more serious conditions like cancer can cause skin lesions. Because skin issues can be related to so many different factors, any patient with suspicious skin symptoms should visit a doctor as soon as possible.
The treatment will depend on the type of skin issue present. For example, topical medications will resolve the majority of minor skin issues, including most rashes. However, some rashes and lesions may require oral medications. In addition, patients with suspicious lesions may need to see a specialist to rule out more serious conditions, such as skin cancer.
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