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Cannabis and wound healing

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Pharmacologically, the influence of smoking on wound healing is complicated, and neither nicotine alone nor any other single component can explain all... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: It should not interfere with your body's ability to heal.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Like smoking: May slow healing?? Not sure. Pretty sure it has never been studied.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
No: There r meds that may help a little but we dont have an "addiction no more" pill.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Mutual support helps: The most effective "medication" is mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or marijuana anonymous.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Marinol: This is a schedule 3 controlled substance that requires prescription. Discuss with your treating physician.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
Rheumatology 11 years experience
Need multiple : Different approach include medications, deep message, low impact exercise, cognitive behavior therapy, sleep quality, etc. If fibromyalgia is secondar... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not recommended: It is possible that marijuana could help some of the pain post op but it is not something i would really recommend to enhance healing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Aromatherapy wounds: Aromatherapy does not help to heal wounds. Noxious aromatherapy, as with ammonia salts, are very effective in awakening the patient that fainted durin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Amount ?: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as co... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: This depends on the type of "steroid" you are describing. Steroids from inhalers or maybe skin creams are not likely to affect healing. However higher... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Lowers blood glucose: Metformin lowers blood glucose in diabetic patients and therefore allows the white blood cells to fight infection and start the healing process.

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