Best time to visit walk in urgent care centre ?

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  • #277975
    Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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      I have a scrape on my fore head that really needs a stitch or a stitch plaster I keep catching it my urgent care centre is just 5 miles away . Would 7 am in morning be least busy or what time may be not so long wait ? It’s open 24 hours aday ! To see nurse at surgery is 2 weeks wait

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    • #277984
      Avatar photoWillis
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        Just asked my daughter as she is the sister at a walk in centre and she said early morning is normally best, but not too early as staff changeover will be taking place.

        #277985
        Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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          Is 6am to early ? Is 7am better ? Many thanks

          #277987
          kezo
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            If you think it needs a stitch mate, why don’t you pop along this evening and get it sorted, as these places are normally quiter at the beginning of the week.

            #277990
            Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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              Kezo m putting Vaseline on and will see how it goes I’ve tried plasters but don’t stick

              #278029
              joss
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                @MenorcaMike Don’t forget that you can pop in to a local pharmacy for advice on such things Mike.

                • This reply was modified 1 month ago by joss.

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                #278058
                Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                  Many thanks joss it’s getting scab on now

                  #278109
                  Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                    Phoned nhs 111 had phone assessment got appointment at my local urgent care centre today 3pm

                    #278110
                    Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                      Said on phone never put Vaseline on cut and yet said online to do this to keep it moist !

                      #278113
                      Phaedra
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                        You want to let it scab up then show it to all the other kids in the playground! – those were the days! 🤣😂

                        Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

                        #278129
                        kezo
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                          Said on phone never put Vaseline on cut and yet said online to do this to keep it moist !

                          There seems to be alot of conflicting advice out there re Vaseline type products.

                          Scientists now think its a bad idea but the NHS and American Dermatology Academy continue to recommend the use of Vasline etc.

                          Dr kezo say, use your own judgement 😂

                          #278131
                          Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                            Just got home was just in 20 mins they cleaned wound then glued it then dressing on top not got to get wet for 5 days I’m so pleased amazing service I cannot fault the nhs

                            #278132
                            Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                              My tub of Vaseline has gone in bin

                              #278137
                              Phaedra
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                                For minor cuts, abrasions and burns I use a triple antibiotic Vaseline type ointment.  I usually pick up a few tubes of it from Walmart when we go to Florida, cheap as chips and does an excellent job.

                                Contains,
                                Bacitracin B
                                Neomycin Suphate
                                Polymyxin B

                                Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

                                #278308
                                Rich44
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                                  When I was doing a levels school science dept had a huge 1kg tub of vaseline for sealing test tube joints etc.

                                  There was this very large round physics teacher and my friend walks in to my chemistry lesson and says

                                   

                                  “can I have the vaseline for Mrs Farnell please”

                                  Everyone in the room, 6th form students and teacher died laughing and didn’t stop for a good 10 minutes. Best lesson ever

                                  Anyway glad you got your cut sorted was that a spot of cyanoacrylate? Walk in centres and minor injury units are brilliant

                                  #278346
                                  Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                    Update still keeping the dressing on top of the glue as a precaution it says be healed in 5 days but will keep on a week till next Thursday having showers but lowered shower to not wet head ! Have a lovely bank holiday

                                    #278347
                                    Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                      Anyone else ever had glue instead of stitches ?

                                      #278355
                                      Avatar photoWillis
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                                        Anyone else ever had glue instead of stitches ?

                                        Yes, on several occasions. Usually leaves a lot less scarring than stitches too!

                                        #278368
                                        Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                          I think it’s best to not get my head wet for at least a week so I read on nhs online I cannot call the nhs at all I’ve had wonderful service can’t thank them enough

                                          #278369
                                          Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                            Anyone else ever had glue instead of stitches ?

                                            Yes, on several occasions. Usually leaves a lot less scarring than stitches too!

                                            have you ever had a forehead wound ?

                                            #278377
                                            Avatar photoWillis
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                                              Anyone else ever had glue instead of stitches ?

                                              Yes, on several occasions. Usually leaves a lot less scarring than stitches too!

                                              have you ever had a forehead wound ?

                                              Not forehead but above my eyebrow once with a pretty bad cut. The medic did think it needed a few stitches but we were in the middle of nowhere and he didn’t have any suture kit so it got glued!

                                              #278381
                                              kezo
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                                                Yes when my thyroid was removed about 7yrs ago. You have to look hard to see any scar.

                                                #278594
                                                Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                                  Black scab on now and itching I’ve not touched it is the scab normal to have ?

                                                  #278620
                                                  Phaedra
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                                                    Unless you’re a Terminator on the inside then yes, it’s perfectly normal 🤖 😂

                                                    Please excuse spelling/typos. Apart from being a clot it turns out I had one on my cerebellum that's now causing various problems!

                                                    #278623
                                                    Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                                      That’s good cheers

                                                      #279213
                                                      Avatar photoMenorca Mike
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                                                        Scab just fell off just a tiny bit left am I right in thinking during the miners strike the miners who went to work were called scabs ?

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