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Doctor insights on: Foods That Help Heal Wounds

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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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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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Any food that helps scabs heal quicker?

Any food that helps scabs heal quicker?

Healing scabs: Overall good nutrition is required for proper healing of wounds, but there are not particular foods for a generally healthy person to help them heal wounds/scabs faster. Keeping the area moist with an ointment like petroleum jelly helps, as does not trying to remove scabs faster than they are ready to come off. Also, clean area with gentle soap and water, don't use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Are there herbs which help surgical wounds to heal?

Are there herbs which help surgical wounds to heal?

Surgical Wounds: The best way to have proper healing is to follow the surgeon's directions for activity and care of the wound. You should make sure that you are eating a healthy diet. There has been much written about herbs and nutritionals in wound care with little 'accepted' research to back the claims. Making recommendations for herbs is also fraught with lack of regulation on the production of these product. ...Read more

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How are wound healing and immunity related to good nutritional intake?

How are wound healing and immunity related to good nutritional intake?

Vital importance: Good nutrition is essential for immune competence and wound healing. Weakened immunity increases your risk for infection. Malnutrition = poor wound healing. ...Read more

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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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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics help leg ulcers or wounds to heal?

Will antibiotics help leg ulcers or wounds to heal?

Antibiotics: Antibiotucs will only help leg ulcers of the bacteria are preventing the healing process. Leg ulcers occur from poor blood supply or poor venous flow. Seeing a vascular or cardiovascular surgeon or a vein specialist might help. ...Read more

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What are barriers to wound healing?

What are barriers to wound healing?

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 more

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Can hemp seeds help heal your wounds?

Can hemp seeds help heal your wounds?

Simple healing: 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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In what ways are wound healing and immunity related to a good nutritional intake?

Protein and energy: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as cofactors (vitamins and minerals). Immunity is based on other cells but require almost the same basic components but put together. These are interrelated and work together always. Poor nutrition means poor healing and poor immune responses. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

Clean and cover.: Wash with soap and water and rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. Seek medical help if the area becomes red, hot, swollen or drains pus. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what foods and drinks help wound healing?

All of them !: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid applying alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover with a clean dressing changed every other day/protect from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. Good nutrition is key ! ...Read more

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What cream helps promote healthy skin growth on a cut that needs to heal?

What cream helps promote healthy skin growth on a cut that needs to heal?

Antibiotic : In a healthy person, a normal cut should heal. So simply put antibiotic cream to prevent an infection and this will also keep the wound moist. ...Read more

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How does metformin help the process of wound healing?

How does metformin help the process of wound healing?

Blood sugar control : Good control of diabetes mellitus is essential in wound healing. That being said there are a some reports that metformin may help in protein metabolism and muscle healing. ...Read more

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Best treatment for new facial scar, that will reduce redness and speed up healing process?

Best treatment for new facial scar, that will reduce redness  and speed up healing process?

BioCorneum/Peche: I like to use biocorneum which contains silicone and spf as a general scar cream and peche which is great for targeting redness. ...Read more

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Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Vit C and nutrition: The best therapy to improve wound healing is my optimizing your nutrition. This means eating healthy with good protein levels, including supplements with something like ensure if required. Additionally, vitamin supplementation including vitamin c can also help. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more