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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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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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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Healing: Your body will actually heal the wound. Triple antibiotic will help the healing process and help prevent infection. Vaginal wounds heal well as there is such a good blood supply. If this is just a small tear then this would be fine. If there is a large wound it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

Herbal cures: First off, how do you know it is a fungal infection? Second, there really isn't any herbal remedy that will cure a fungal infection. Medicine is around because it tends to work for the most things in the most people most of the time. It is frustrating but true. When things don't go the way we all want them to, medicines and doctors tend to get the blame. Sometimes though, things just don't work. ...Read more

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Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Deep bruise in arm- healing time?

Days to weeks: These deep injuries depending on the trauma can take days to weeks to recover from especially if there was some bleeding that turned into black and blue's or clot ...Read more

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Whiplash treatment and length of healing time?

Whiplash treatment and length of healing time?

Time, PT: Typically, a cervical strain will improve with time. Physical therapy or working with a chiropractor can also help. If your symptoms persist, i would recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Yes and NO!: If you have inflammatory tendinitis, more likely yes. If the tendinitis is mechanical-more likely not, but it may relieve pain! ...Read more

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Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer

Wound care products: Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound. Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen. ...Read more

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Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.

Stress fracture-3rd metatarsal- slow to heal, 14 weeks, boot and crutches. X-rays - no healing since Week 7. Cast? Specialist? Still pain, swelling.

You should be: Seeing a foot doctor whether podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doc. Are you a smoker? Do you happen to know if you have vitamin D deficiency? Have you been exercising or wearing normal shoes during the healing process? At 14 weeks that certainly is delayed healing and you need to discuss a plan with the dr taking care of you. Perhaps a bone stimulator would be in order.... ...Read more

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Can stiches help in healing prosses in diabetes patient?like C-section wound with stiches will heal better?as compare to normal wound?

Can stiches help in healing prosses in diabetes patient?like C-section wound with stiches will heal better?as compare to normal wound?

No: Any foreign object in the skin can create inflammation or increase the chance of infection. Stitches are used if they have to be, to bring the wound edges closer in order to heal together. ...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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Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Can you say acetam..: If possible, no pain medications should be taken if a concussion is suspected. If pain medication is necessary, acetaminophen is fine. Avoid NSAIDS in that they may cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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What are phases of wound healing?

What are phases of wound healing?

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 more

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Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Pilodinal sinus after surgerical wound healing time is how many days?

Highly variable. : There is no specific answer to this question because there are so many variables that can affect healing from one person to another. Wounds in this location can be very challenging as it requires another individual to carefully cleanse and properly dress the wound. In addition it is often affected by pressure from sitting and motion from activity which can inhibit the healing process. ...Read more

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Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Phentermine affects wound healing after breast reduction surgery, help?

Stop diet pills: During your recovery from surgery, and eat a high protein diet. Your body needs "building blocks" for wound healing. Stop taking your Phentermine prior to surgery - it can make you more prone to heart arrhythmias while you are under anesthesia. ...Read more

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How does wound healing work?

How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing. ...Read more

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Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).

Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).

Up to 6 weeks: Since you have diabetes, your healing will be unfortunately somewhat slower especially since the surgery was in your lower extremity. However, please check with your vascular surgeon to confirm how you are doing in terms of recovery, and he/she will keep you informed if you will recover in 6 weeks or need more time. Best of luck! ...Read more

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4 mths postORIF (met. nonunion)-still swelling, pain and redness. Healing incomplete on xray. Foot swells in shoes- would vacocast again help healing?

4 mths postORIF (met. nonunion)-still swelling, pain and redness. Healing incomplete on xray. Foot swells in shoes- would vacocast again help healing?

Get another opinion.: I'm not clear whether the 4 months post ORIF describes the correction of a metatarsal fracture that has resulted in a non-union, or the ORIF was designed to correct a previous non-union. Either way, the fracture site is unstable and/or could be showing the onset of a more serious cellulitis problem. What you have to ask yourself is, just how much faith do you have in the course of your treatment. ...Read more

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How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

How to speed up fracture healing of tibia and fibula?

Ultrasound: Tibial shaft fracture are slow healers. The average time to healing in a simple tibia fracture is about 4.5 months. There is one study that suggests applying a medical device that emits pulses of ultrasound waves to the bone for twenty minutes a day can decrease the healing time approximately by three weeks. You can argue if this is a benefit or not in a slow healing fracture. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Drainage: You can't cure an abscess with just antibiotics. Drainage will be necessary, either by incision and drainage, or, in some cases, percutaneous aspiration. Again, drainage is necessary to resolve an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Why do healing wounds itch?

Why do healing wounds itch?

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 more

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Anyone power with healing touch?

Anyone power with healing touch?

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

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Are healing and curing the same extent?

Are healing and curing the same extent?

Not really: Healing is when a injury returns to normal where as a cure requires correction of the underlying cause. For example patients with crohn's may have healing but it is not a cure. ...Read more

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How do you know when jock inch is healing?

How do you know when jock inch is healing?

No itching: The skin will become normal and your itch will stop ...Read more

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Why do cuts itch so bad when they are healing?

Why do cuts itch so bad when they are healing?

Special nerves: There are special nerves in the skin that send a signal to the brain that an area of the skin is being irritated in a way that would be perceived as being itchy. ...Read more

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What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

Depends: On the wound extent location. See a wound care specialist. Wash with soap and water. Apply a wound care product. Cover it. Don't let it dry out. ...Read more

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Broken humorous is not healing. What should I do?

Broken humorous is not healing. What should I do?

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

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Is it normal that I have somewhat of a healing gift?

Is it normal that I have somewhat of a healing gift?

Healing gift: We are all born with a healing gift.When we are young it is much easier to heal and as we get older the healing power of the body somewhat slows down.When we get hurt, or sustain a cut, our body tries to heal by itself except when the injuries are severe and deep and we seek medical care to help and to prevent the complications.But there is still healing there, so enjoy the gift. ...Read more

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How can the body know when to start and stop healing?

How can  the body know when to start and stop healing?

Complex process: Our bodies have many systems that constantly monitor the status. When something unusual is identified, many process commence including increasing the presence of antibodies, fighting white cells, increased blood flow to the area and much, much more. As this problem gets better, the body will turn down the intensity of the reactions via ongoing monitoring. The complexity makes healing easy. ...Read more

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What should be the added food during healing of a body?

What should be the added food during healing of a body?

Balanced: The best diet to promote healing is one that is well-balanced with fat, protein and carbohydrates and has the appropriate caloric content. ...Read more

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What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more

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Do the majority of the plants we see have healing properties?

Do the majority of the plants we see have healing properties?

Not neccasarily: Remember that plants develop their own special properties as they evolve to assure their survival, not for our purposes. Poison ivy is something that is very common but it is not something commonly used to heal. Many plants have effects that actually slow down or stop healing. I do not recommend you go into the forest and start eating what you see. There is research on those plants that can help. ...Read more

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What is the ancient healing that is used in the korean society?

Which One?: Qua sha is a form of scraping which can be very helpful for healing some muscular problems. ...Read more

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How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

Crisp cells die: A wound heals best in the environment found just under the skin. Cells are destroyed when they dry out. They are also harmed if too wet, think dish pan hands. Keeping a wound at an ideal moisture level results in the best cell division and migration as well as providing the best environment to lay down the structural protein collagen which grows new blood vessels and decreases scarring. ...Read more

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What is it about certain plants that give them healing properties?

What is it about certain plants that give them healing properties?

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

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I am typr 2diabetic would this slow healing a scrape takes a month& half to heal?

I am typr 2diabetic would this slow healing a scrape takes a month& half to heal?

Diabetic wound: Because diabetes causes you to be prone to infection, anything that doesn't seem to be healing correctly should be a concern. I'd strongly suggest you let your doctor take a good look at that scrape and make a recommendation on how to treat it for you. ...Read more

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Is it better to cover wounds with bandages or expose the wounds to air for the best healing?

Is it better to cover wounds with bandages or expose the wounds to air for the best healing?

Wound healing: In the wound care world, we do not like air exposure. One of the foundations is moist healing of a wound using the best product that you can. 'best' depends on where the wound is located and what type of drainage in coming from the wound. Your local wound center should be able to assist you with the correct product. ...Read more

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