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How Long Does It Take For Herpes To Heal
Protective Cushion: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Avoid cause: Avoid any skin irritants ie harsh detergents, soaps, cleansers. Protect the skin with good moisturizing. You may need steroid ointments to clear active lesions . These should clear the lesions pretty fast say around a week with the good skin care but avoid eczema with good skin care. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: How long a skin infection will take to heal depends on many factors like i) the amount of skin affected ii) pre-existing conditions [diabetes, circulation, older age] iii) whether you can elevate the area e.g. foot iv) if you take your antibiotics on time & every time. Expect to see a noticeable improvement in 48-72 hours and then gradual resolution (redness, pain, size of rash) over 1-2 weeks ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
STI Treatment : Most sti's caused by bacteria can be cured with antibiotics which can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the type. There are no effective cures for most viral sti's (e.g. Herpes, hiv, genital warts) but various form of treatments are available. Prevention is the best form of cure. ...Read more
Simple 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
Healing depends...: Healing an infection depends on several things; 1.The host: immune system intact /not ? 2. The organisms: ?Hyper-virulent organism or not, if the infection requires antibiotics is the organism susceptible to the antibiotics being used, and has the site of infection been adequately drained and all devitalized tissue removed and cleared away. 3. Size of the infection. Small days/large weeks. ...Read more
It will not: It's an antibacterial ointment to fight infections. ...Read more
Bruising: It depends on several factors, but typically 1-2 weeks is common. If the trauma was to deep muscle or a large surface area it could take longer. Also, if you are on aspirin, warfarin, or other meds that affect the blood system it could take longer. Disorders of the blood system such as low platelets can cause easy bruising. ...Read more
Best 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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