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How Long Should It Take A Wound To Heal
Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection, smoker. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more
Simple means: When our protective skin is injured/opened, then the delicate internal environment is exposed to the harsh external environment. Covering it with a clean dressing is the way to go changing it every other day or so. Avoid scratching. Anti-itch creams help. Also, stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. It should heal within a week. ...Read more
Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, other. Heinie diseases like diabetes and your age (along with several other factors) determine the average length of time. Expect at least two weeks for basic healing and six to eight for more complete wound healing. ...Read more
Depends: On the severity of the wound. With the right wound care soap water antibiotic ointment covered with a dressing, the wound shld heel within days to weeks. If things aren't progressing well or there is increased pain erythema etc, see your doctor. Check your tetanus status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically 4-6 weeks: After the surgery procedure it typically takes 4-6 weeks of rehab to get back to activities you will have to gradually decrease your swelling, increase you motion, strength and endurance i have patients who have this done who go back to office after the weekend (3-4 days). ...Read more
4-6 weeks: In most cases an amputation will heal in 4-6 weeks, but this can vary somewhat depending on the reason for the amputation. For example an amputation due to a traumatic injury in an otherwise healthy young person is expected to heal quicker and then an amputation in an older diabetic patient who has an amputation due to vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any: Any primary care physician should be able to evaluste you without the need for a "specialist". ...Read more
Please explain why is it that aperson with diabetic takes long time to heal (wounds, pricks, etc.)?
Diabetics have: Compromised blood flow as part of the illness no matter how well controlled. Add other conditions such as smoking and obesity and the arterial flow and thereby tissue oxygenation is further compromised. Oxygen is necessary for adequate wound healing as are a multitude of other conditions. Deprive the person from one of these and healing is impaired or delayed. ...Read more
Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more
Rapid 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
Few day: A few days to heal as long as nothing in vaginal until tear heals. ...Read more
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