U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 46-year-old member asked:

can you tell me is it okay to wear makeup over my wounds?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
No: If the wounds are open then do not apply make-up over or near the wounds. This can aggravate the wounds and potentially impair the healing process.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

CA
A 45-year-old member asked:

Are there minerals which help wounds to heal faster?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Waldo Acebo
Family Medicine 31 years experience
All of them: A good sound nutrition and balance minerals will help wound healing.
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

Do vitamins help wounds heal?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Vitamin a is required for skin and bone formation, cellular and immune function. Vitamin c is necessary for collagen formation, proper immune function, and as a tissue antioxidant. Vitamin e is the major lipid-soluble antioxidant in the skin; however, the effect of vitamin E on surgical wounds is inconclusive.
CA
A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get stitches for a gunshot wound?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 24 years experience
Usually not: Usually bullet wounds are dirty. We usually leave them open to heal by secondary intention (from the inside out.).
CA
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a particular part of the blood that helps wounds heal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Blood and Wounds: Blood is filled with goodies that help people heal. Platelets help a wound form a scab and provide that first barrier to prevent open exposure to the environment. Growth factors in the platelets help with the healing process also. Clotting factors in the blood help the blood clot also. Then white blood cells help with fighting infection. The red blood cells continue to supply oxygen to the tissues.
CA
A 25-year-old member asked:

How can I cover up my pimples without using makeup?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
Visine Eye Drops: Visine -- "it takes the red out" of more than just eyes, by constricting dilated blood vessels that cause redness. Use a q-tip to apply a few drops to your pimple to temporarily decrease redness. Aside from traditional "makeup" concealers, there are "tinted" acne spot treatments & green-tinted products (often used for rosacea) for hiding redness. Be sure to use "non-comedogenic" products.

Related questions

A 29-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Oct 5, 2016

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.