A 45-year-old male asked:
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when should i stop using a dressing on operation wound under foot. had a plantars wart removed over 2 weeks ago. incision below the epidermis.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Is it raw: If the incision site is not raw, there is no discharge, you may stop dressing the site. Two weeks is usually sufficient time for a surgical incision to get covered with epithelium and not require dressing. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on May 30, 2018

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