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I have a subareolar abscess that isn't healing. 6 weeks. 2 courses of keflex. Is there a way to get it healed instead of surgically removing the ducts?
15 days after nail puncture in foot - foot is slightly puffy and minorly sore - no other problems. Is this normal course of healing for this wound?
Histamine release: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Several different types of cells are released into the bloodstream and make their way to the wound where healing is initiated. Among these are mast cells which release histamine. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing Touch: Healing touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way. Practitioners may be nurses, massage therapists, or from other healing backgrounds. It is non-invasive, non-toxic, and has some research done with it as well. For more information, check this web site: http://tinyurl.Com/yhzm3rf good luck! ...Read more
Superfast 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss w. ortho dr: You must be under an orthopedic dr.. Most common treatment for a non-displaced humerus fracture is a modified sling around neck & lower arm, allowing elbow to hang. Pinning may be required for fractures with displacement of brocken ends &/or non healing. Your orthopedist is best person to advise. However, always consider 2nd. Opinion if you, or spouse, think it necessary! good luck. ...Read more