Episode-2514- Expert Council Q&A for 9-20-19 — 4 Comments

  1. On Doc Bones’ cellulitis response,

    I’ve seen several nasty reactions, one becoming life threatening to not make this comment.

    If you suspect an infection, everything Bones said I think pretty much covered it, but avoid using hydrocortisone or any other form of steroid. As an Army medic, I had a few very well meaning soldiers try to treat some simple scratches and wounds with hydrocortisone, but a steroid is not prejudiced, and it made the infection much much worse.

    Again, being that Doc recommended salves and ointments, I felt it prudent to point out this risk. I think I’ll get off my but and submit the question of when to, and when not to use topical steroids such as hydrocortisone.

    Janks Jack, and Doc.

  2. I totally agree with Will’s opinion that hydrocortisone is not a great idea for cellulitis. With regards to ointments, I mentioned antibiotic ointments or barriers like petroleum jelly in the segment, not hydrocortisone, although even these are more preventative in nature and not as useful as treatment as the oral antibiotics I also mentioned.

    Dr. Bones

  3. I also support Shawn Mills’ recommended jump pack as I own an older Ford F-350 with the 7.3 diesel in it. That jump pack will start up to a 10 liter motor, which the vast majority won’t. Very user friendly with nice features which I notice many professionals use the same one.

    NOCO Boost Pro GB150 4000 Amp 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter for up to 10L Gasoline and Diesel Engines h