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A 31-year-old member asked:

can salt heal a openskin wound?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Painful, not healing: Healing is a delicate process and things that hurt like salt are bad avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Never put anything in a wound if you would not put it in your eye.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
No: Have never used salt to heal a wound.

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Is there a difference between sodium citrate and baking soda?

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Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

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Water restrictions: There are 2 ways of treating this 1- restricting water intake 2- taking sodium tablets either way this is a very serious medical issue it should be done under the supervision of a doctor.
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Do vitamins help wounds heal?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Vitamin a is required for skin and bone formation, cellular and immune function. Vitamin c is necessary for collagen formation, proper immune function, and as a tissue antioxidant. Vitamin e is the major lipid-soluble antioxidant in the skin; however, the effect of vitamin E on surgical wounds is inconclusive.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a particular part of the blood that helps wounds heal?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Blood and Wounds: Blood is filled with goodies that help people heal. Platelets help a wound form a scab and provide that first barrier to prevent open exposure to the environment. Growth factors in the platelets help with the healing process also. Clotting factors in the blood help the blood clot also. Then white blood cells help with fighting infection. The red blood cells continue to supply oxygen to the tissues.

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