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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do i heal a open wound?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends: Need more info as to the location size and history of the wound as well as your relevant medical history. The bottom line is that dead tissue should be cleaned away and the wound should be dressed and changed as appropriate, ideally daily, and your nutrition should be optimized.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 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 will and to do its thing.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Open wound won't heal, why is this and what should I do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See doctor: It needs medical attention to figure out why it will not heal.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
seek care at a wound center
Dec 6, 2013
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you make an open wound heal faster?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Wound healing: There are too many types of wounds to accurately answer your question. Repost with the location and or type of wound. Wounds should not remain 'open' to air; they require moisture on the surface to heal properly.
Hyattsville, MD
A 37-year-old female asked:

How does a Wound heal by itself?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
Inflammation&repair: In response to an injury the body mounts an inflammatory response followed by the influx of fibroblasts which use the inflammation as a scaffold for repair of the wound. It is a complicated humoral and cellular process which takes place, but ultimately results in healing and scar formation. Thank goodness your body does this automatically. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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