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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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Wounds (Definition)

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


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Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Would manuka honey close up open wound?

Wound: The basis of wound care is to determine what caused it in the first place. That should always be the focus. There are over 4000 wound care products on the market and most are sterile when they come out of the package so few would actually harm a wound. Honey has gained popularity but an excellent cochrane review showed that it has no proven benefit compared to other dressings. No single product f. ...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 change open wound dressings?

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How to change open wound dressings?

Clean dressing chang: Wound dressings have to be changed in a clean environment (hands washed with soap and water or disinfectant) If the dressing got stuck to the wound, using sterile water or saline solution can aid in minimizing pain. Once the dressing has been removed the wound has to be cleaned and dressed again. The dressing should be chosen based on the amount of drainage: Absorptive vs moisture donating. ...Read more

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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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Open wound pimple with aloe vera?

Open wound pimple with aloe vera?

Use soap and water: It's best to clean and cover with a bandage. The aloe vera may have bacterial contamination in it. ...Read more

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Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Infection on an open wound. Staph?

Have to culture: An infection arises when bacteria (most often) or fungus overwhelm the body's ability to control it. An open wound is not always infected but can be holding bacteria (colonized). The organism is identified through deep culture of the wound ...Read more

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Are hangnails considered open wounds?

Are hangnails considered open wounds?

Usually not: However, if a hangnail gets torn, becomes infected, swollen, or fails to improve you should go in for evaluation. A trip to your doctor is usually adequate. If you develop fever, vomiting, redness or drainage then go to your local ER. Be well. ...Read more

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Open sores, will not heal?

Open sores, will not heal?

Considerations: 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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Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Does neosporin heal cuts faster?

Protects: It only protects against infections during the healing process, which is natural. ...Read more

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Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Basic Care: 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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Do bandaids slow the healing of cuts?

Do bandaids slow the healing of cuts?

Band aids: I don't think there's enough evidence to say that bandaids slow the healing of cuts or abrasions, but it's pretty obvious that many cuts do just as well without them. They're probably not necessary for the majority of cuts out there- except for cosmetic purposes. Proper wound care and dressing is important to healing, but your standard adhesive bandaid might probably not be part of that regimen. ...Read more

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Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it? The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP . I think You need blood tests , cultures of the wound , possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...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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How does hydrogen peroxide heal cuts and wounds?

How does hydrogen peroxide heal cuts and wounds?

IT DOESN'T: The only real use for peroxide is to help wash stuff out of a dirty wound. It doesn't kill bacteria even as much as a topical antibiotic. It will even damage healing tissue. Does it bubble when "germs" are present? No, it just bubbles. ...Read more

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