A 37-year-old member asked:
can covering a open and infected wound actually make it worse?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Joey Bluhm answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: An infected wound should be opened so that the infection can drain to the surface. I recommend covering the wound but changing the dressing frequently (twice a day at least) in order to debris the infection.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
Dr. Lauren Romeo answered
18 years experience Wound care
Possibly: Wounds should be clean moist and protected. Protected from other bacteria and trauma. The american academy of wound management advises to cover all wounds.
Answered on Nov 3, 2016
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