A 37-year-old member asked:
what is the best method to heal an open surgical wound?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 27 years experience
It depends: Acute? Chronic? Infection? Diabetic? Location of wound? Your bmi/nutritional status? Many factors figure into wound healing. You need to work closely with your doctors for optimal outcome. Try a wound clinic if one is available to you.
Wound care 36 years experience
Superfast healing: The trick is to avoid things that slow down healing. Keep the wound covered and away from open air, avoid toxic substances like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine. Avoid anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) as inflammation is important in healing. Protect the wound from stress and trauma. Dressing changes every other to every third day to allow your wound to do its thing.
Last updated Mar 8, 2015
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