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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 21 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 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 will and to do its thing.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can I do anything to help my wound heal faster?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Wound healing: It is too difficult to answer your question without more information. Cause, location, associated factors (like leg swelling with a leg ulcer), lifestyle...Are all factors in the healing of a wound.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does smoking make my wound healed slower?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: Adequate blood flow is a vital component for any type of wound healing. Normal blood flow delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to the wound, which help it heal in a timely manner. Smoking chronically reduces the amount of blood flow to the wound and deprives it of oxygen and nutrients. Toxins in tobacco products prevent the cells involved in wound healing from doing their job properly.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can one care for a wound in which shiny whiteness is observed?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Hard to say: This sounds like the wound is covered with fibrin. Remove this tissue gently and then apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with some type of a secondary dressing. If no better see a wound care specialist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you make an open wound heal faster?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See doctor: It needs medical attention to figure out why it will not heal.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
seek care at a wound center
Dec 6, 2013

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