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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take a tick wound to heal?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How much time does it take a tick wound to heal?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If uninfected,: completely removed, devoid of disease carrying bacteria, left alone and not scratched repeatedly, and you are otherwise healthy it should be healed in a week. Keep in mind that if it persists you should be evaluated for a retained insect part which is the most common reason for persistent inflammation
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A 44-year-old member asked:

For how long does it take a scab wound to heal?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If you have: No chronic illness, and the injury is in an area with good blood flow, you clean it daily keep it moist and protected from repeat injury and it is less than 5 sq. Centimeters in area it should be well on it's way within 2 weeks.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long would it take for puncture wounds to heal?

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Depth: Depends on the depth and presence of infection.Important to check tetanus status.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a stab wound to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Depends: Location of wound? Depth of penetration? Structures stabbed? Infection present? Too many variables...
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a wound to heal or look smaller?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Wound healing: A great question but not enough details here to be helpful. Wounds will heal at different rates depending on a 'laundry' list of factors which include location, colonization, other medical problems, nutrition, your age, etc.
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