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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


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Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis.Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more

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What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabetes)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabetes)?

Wounds and diseases: These are too numerous to list all of them. The most common cause of lower extremity wounds is hypertension of the veins -- venous hypertension. This is due to a problem with the blood flow in the veins as the blood tries to return to the heart. ...Read more

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What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

Many causes: Venous disease of the legs, severe infection rare (necrotising fasciitis, aids), auto immune (vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pyoderma gangrenosum), unrelieved pressure, arterial disease, poor protein intake, dialysis (calciphylaxis), lipodermatosclerosis, skin cancer, injected drug abuse (methamphetamine), and many less comon causes. ...Read more

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Wounds over healing cause?

Wounds over healing cause?

Keloid: If a wound heals uneventfully (not evidence of infection) but forms a thick rope like pink colored scar it may represent keloid. The formation of keloid is, in most circumstances genetically defined. ...Read more

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Can granulation occur in primary intention wound healing?

Can granulation occur in primary intention wound healing?

Wound healing: Granulation tissue occurs in all wounds. In primary wound healing it is not exposed to the outside as it in secondary wound healing. ...Read more

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Can direct application of vitamin C affect wound healing?

Possibly: However vitamin c is critical in the formation of collagen. So getting enough fruits and vegetables is critical, and vitamin c supplementation is very helpful in wound healing. Take at least 1000 mg 3 times daily with active healing and 1000 for maintenance daily. ...Read more

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What external factors improve/affect recovery from infection?

What external factors improve/affect recovery from infection?

Infection: Diet, weather, comfortable rest, TLC from loved ones may all be of some benefit. Hope you get over this soon. ...Read more

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Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Emotional stress affects healing of broken bones?

Anxiety Expected: Anyone having broken bones can be expected to have emotionall stress. Unless the stress prevents you from getting proper medical and surgical care, following doctors orders and eating and sleeping reasonably well, there should be no impact on the healing of the bones. ...Read more

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Can getting multiple injuries affect the healing time of any individual injury?

Can getting multiple injuries affect the healing time of any individual injury?

Yes: Multiple injuries adds more stress on your body as it is trying to heal. Your body must utilize limited resources in order to heal, if the injuries are multiplied, this may cause more time needed for the body to heal itself. ...Read more

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Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Does transfer factor heal wounds?

Not sure what: you mean by "transfer factor". There are various growth factors and cytokines which aid in wound healing. Cytokines aid in the migration of important cells towards the wound. That's the closest I can come to what you are asking. ...Read more

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Could g6pd hinder bone healing after surgery.?

Could g6pd hinder bone healing after surgery.?

Maybe: Some forms of G6PD can affect the white blood cells--therefore, white cells are involved in healing tissues--and I would advise speaking to your physician. Thanks for your excellent question. ...Read more

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Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Do poor healing wounds often lead to diabtetes?

Symptom not cause: Diabetes is a cause of poor wound healing. Occasionally an otherwise seemingly asymptomatic case of diabetes may be discovered due to a poorly healing wound. ...Read more

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Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Can marijuana slow down the healing process of a wound or broken bones?

Not likely. : If you're concerned, ask the doctor treating your wound or broken bone. You always want your doctor to know everything you're taking medicinally. ...Read more

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Can low nutrition affect the healing of tooth extractions and bone graft?

Can low nutrition affect the healing of tooth extractions and bone graft?

Yes: Adequate nutrition is necessary for all healing of the body. Bone grafts require adequate calcium and vitamin D for healing. Please talk to your doctor or see a nutritionist for advice on improving your diet. ...Read more

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Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?

Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does seawater promote the healing of surface wounds and infections? If so, what are the likely causal mechanisms at play?

Does seawater promote the healing of surface wounds and infections? If so, what are the likely causal mechanisms at play?

No, no, no.: I've been hearing this for 30 years; swim in the ocean, your rash, wound, or whatever will heal. This is further evidence that your parents are not doctors. Seawater contains nasty bacteria, particularly in estuaries and near rocks or coral, and in areas close to fisheries, mines, farms, stormwater drains and sewage plants. People have died. If you have a skin wound or rash, stay out of the ocean! ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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