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Simply Complex: Like humans, plants are composed of many intricate systems and chemicals that work in many ways. In humans, missing a single chemical can slow down/stop healing. It is reasonable to expect that in the complex ways humans heal and the complex ways that plants grow and thrive, that there would be some overlap of chemicals that both species create that the other needs to survive. Co2/o2 for example. ...Read more
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
Treat like a wound: depending on the size of the area treated, the wound will heal much like a scrape, cut, or burn. the lasered tissue will scar after a few days to weeks ...Read more
Numerous: Some barriers include poor nutrition, stress on the wound (pulling it open again or causing mechanical pressure), infection, poor blood flow, diabetes, smoking, anemia, immune suppression, drugs such as prednisone, some genetic diseases, age, condition of the skin prior to injury, large size, depth, chronic wounds ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Humerus fracture: Some variables include location of the fracture, degree of displacement (position of fragments relative to one another), host variables (illnesses that may affect healing, smoker), ? Additional injuries (leg injury that may require need for arm walk with crutches). While many fractures will heal without surgery, repair of frwcture may help with pain and more rapid return to function. Good luck! ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what you mean by healing, and what conditions you're talking about. Healing can be without cure. Cure happens @ level of biology, involving eradication of disease. It can be "done to" the person. Healing happens @ level of a whole person, & is an active, inner process of becoming whole -- relating well with all parts of self (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) and others. ...Read more
Currently healing an internal hemorrhoid/possible fissure. Will marijuana's vasodilation effects affect healing +/-? Unbiased please ;-)
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
What is healing time for a clavicle compound fracture that required surgery with a bone graft after improper healing.?
How does knowledge of virus structure and classification help doctors accurately diagnose illness?
Indirectly: The knowledge you speak of is more important for researchers and teachers than for clinicians, whose greatest knowledge is about how viruses manifest in disease and how to treat them. ...Read more
The Smith Papyrus: Dating to 1650bc this ancient egyptian document was devoted to wound healing and trauma and included the use of honey (we now use specialy prepared "medihoney"), copper compounds, compression on stasis ulcers. The use of colloidal silver was once common, silver impregnated dressings are in mainstream use today. Otherwise no herbal preparations can be shown to treat truly infected wounds. ...Read more
Before/during/after!: The entirety of the care delivered will effect scar. This includes age, associated medical diseases, history of tobacco use, nutritional status as well as surgical technique and skill will effect the ultimate scar appearance in addition to post operative measures such as well optimal tissue oxygenation, blood pressure, swelling, wound tension, wound care, timing of suture removal & close follow up. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers