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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have 2 small cuts on my hand i'm using antiseptic cream on them i'm also using aloe vera aswell how long will they take 2 heal thanks ?

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Varies: Wound healing is dependent on host factors such as nutritional status.If there are no complications such as infection,it should heal quickly. Keep it clean and dry.

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