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Abnormal Wound Healibg
Can stiches help in healing prosses in diabetes patient?like C-section wound with stiches will heal better?as compare to normal wound?
See your DR: Diabetic people heal the same as everyone else. Wounds on lower legs heal slower, especially if there is edema or arterial insufficiency. Both of the latter are more common with diabetes. Healing depends on the nature ; location of the wound. Scurvy causes poor healing but is rare . Infection always stops healing. Alcohol, iodine, peroxide, bacitracin, neosporin, ; triple antibiotic slow healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basic Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Do those thick "advanced healing" bandages work? When put on wound, Air bubble eventually forms over wound. Means wound not touching bandage.
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection. ...Read more
Few liquids actually: Promote wound healing. But there are some advantages to using a neosporin type cream. Also one can use certain silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) gels and seaweed extracts, but those are typically only obtained by prescription. Do not put hydrogen peroxide on a healing wound! only use it to initially clean a wound. It kills the tissue that was placed down to heal it. Unsure of your documentation question, be specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had fistula repair surgery a week ago. Wound was left open to heal, no stitches. Are sitz baths with epsom salt advantageous, promote healing?
Won't help or hurt: Since you are a male who had fistula surgery, I am assuming it was an anal fistula. Using epsom salts in addition to soaking in a warm bathtub has not been proven to help or harm healing. Just getting into the tub for 10 minutes or more at least 3x/day helps relieve pain, keep the area clean, and promote healing. If you think it helps, go ahead and use it! good luck with your healing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do dissolving internal sutures hurt 8 weeks later? 4 CM wide head laceration cut to bone. Site tender. Want to dye hair but is wound too fragile?
4 stages: Hemostasis, which means to stop bleeding, Inflammatory, which means a body response to remove damaged cells and prevent infection, proliferative, which occurs when cells make new proteins to heal the wound defect, and finally maturation, which is resolution of the inflammation (e.g. redness and swelling), and a contracture of the wound (decreasing size). Takes up to a year for all this to occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?
Not usually: While this is not normal, it often depends upon the type of operation, location, as well as the quality and quantity of the drainage. ...Read more