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A 36-year-old member asked:

How much time does it take a tick wound to heal?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If uninfected,: completely removed, devoid of disease carrying bacteria, left alone and not scratched repeatedly, and you are otherwise healthy it should be healed in a week. Keep in mind that if it persists you should be evaluated for a retained insect part which is the most common reason for persistent inflammation

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How much time does it take to heal a stab wound?

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Dr. James Brockenbrough
Thoracic Surgery 50 years experience
Variable: It depends where it is. How deep it is. Whether it was infected. Any healing wound is as strong as it will be in 30 days. The wound remodels itself over an 18 month period. It does not completely heal fir 18 months
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it true that time heals all wounds?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Wounds heal: No, that is not true. Some wounds become chronic. Some wounds worsen in patients who are failing and these also never heal; for example, pressure wounds in the lower back in ill patients.

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