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What is a good nutritional regimen for wound care?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered

Specializes in Wound care

Nutrition: The best advice is to eat a healthy balanced diet. With that said, increasing the amount of protein can help tremendously with wound healing. There are many other suggestions for wound healing, but little else has been proven --in scientific terms-- to absolutely benefit the patient. Some of these other things are the use of additional zinc, vitamin c, specific combination of amino acids, etc.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Eric Lullove answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Protein....and more : Protein seems to be the only "verifiable" source within the scientific literature. The addition of protein to a patient with a wound dramatically increases the rate at which the body may heal. With that said, other minerals such as zinc, manganese, calcium are anecdotal but do play role in healing. This can be tested by a prealbumin or Albumin lab test.

Answered 5/12/2016

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Dr. Robert Dorsey answered

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See a dietician: All you really need to do is eat a healthy diet. Take a multi vitamin daily. Increase the protein in your diet. Supplement your diet with ensure, carnation instant breakfast.

Answered 9/28/2016

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