A 43-year-old member asked:
how are bullet wounds treated?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Depends where: The bullet entered, the caliber and proximity the injured person was to the weapon. A bullet wound to the head is treated differently than one to the neck, chest, abdomen, or extremity.
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 27 years experience
Usually surgery: Bullet wounds should be surgically inspected and the debrided. Appropriate antibiotics should be administered. You need to be monitored closely for any infection
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can I do anything to help my wound heal faster?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Wound care 35 years experience
Wound healing: It is too difficult to answer your question without more information. Cause, location, associated factors (like leg swelling with a leg ulcer), lifestyle...Are all factors in the healing of a wound.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
Does smoking make my wound healed slower?
4 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Adequate blood flow is a vital component for any type of wound healing. Normal blood flow delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to the wound, which help it heal in a timely manner. Smoking chronically reduces the amount of blood flow to the wound and deprives it of oxygen and nutrients. Toxins in tobacco products prevent the cells involved in wound healing from doing their job properly.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Is it good for wounds to heal in a moist environment?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
It depends!: Some wounds, such as those in the mouth or in the gastrointestinal tract, heal quickly because of the moist environment. However, most surgical wounds involving the skin heal best if kept dry, or are moistened only by antibiotic ointment.
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
What happens if a large wound isn't stitched closed?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 18 years experience
Heal slower: A large gaping wound will take longer to heal. If a doctor determines it is safe to close a wound with stitches, it will then heal faster.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 47-year-old member asked:
How can one care for a wound in which shiny whiteness is observed?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Wound care 36 years experience
Hard to say: This sounds like the wound is covered with fibrin. Remove this tissue gently and then apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with some type of a secondary dressing. If no better see a wound care specialist.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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