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Doctor insights on: Are There Minerals Which Help Wounds To Heal Faster

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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How can you help a wound heal faster?

How can you help a wound heal faster?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

How to get wounds on the face to heal faster?

Simple 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

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Are there any foods that can help my wound to heal faster?

Are there any foods that can help my wound to heal faster?

Vitamins: Vitamin c and d help with healing. You should also make sure you are having the recommended daily amount of protein. ...Read more

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What are fast ways to heal a puncture wound?

What are fast ways to heal a puncture wound?

First Question:: When was your last tetanus shot? If it has been >10 years or you don't know - than you need another one. If you have a particularly nasty puncture wound - you may need one if it has been > 5 years. Wound should be cleaned with soap ; warm water (antibacterial soap is good). It should be kept clean ; dry. If it becomes red, hot, swollen, has purulent drainage, red streaks - you need med tx asap. ...Read more

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What are the best gels to help wounds heal faster?

What are the best gels to help wounds heal faster?

Most Hydrogels: Most hydrogels work well. Remember that a hydrogel is only for a dry wound so don't use it on a draining wound. I find slight differences between brands but not enough to worry about. If you are not sure see a wound healing center. ...Read more

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How can you make an open wound heal faster?

How can you make an open wound heal faster?

help healing: The trick is to minimize things that slow down healing. Keeping the wound covered with using protective dressing changes every other day is a start. Minimize trauma to the area and keep it at rest. Avoid using things that slow down healing like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine and medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). These are general rules that will help heal any wound anywhere. ...Read more

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It is possible that a 3rd degree tear heal fast?

It is possible that a 3rd degree tear heal fast?

Where is your injury: The exact classification of degree of tear depends on what is torn, most of the time a 3rd degree tear is either a complete or nearly complete tear. Healing time depends on what is torn and the ability of other structures to support the load as well as if surgery is needed. Recovery from rotator cuff or acl is far longer than a small ankle tendon. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make wound on my face heal fast?

Is there a good way to make wound on my face heal fast?

Simple Treatment: 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

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Do wounds heal faster when they are covered by bandaid?

Covered is best: 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

Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more