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How To Heal Split Ends
Rest, don't pick.: How long a cut takes to heal depends on where it is on your body, and how deep it is. If it is in an area of movement, like over a joint or is widened when you use the muscles under it, then movement will keep it from coming together. Clean it with mild half strength soap, and cover with Bacitracin twice a day. Don't pick. Avoid moving the affected part ( a splint may be required). ...Read more
Trim when needed.: Get enough sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, over-washing, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. When needed use quality conditioner. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Typically would take 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
How long it takes the tibia and fibula to heal naturally of a displaced to same position and direction fracture.. ?
How long does it take for all the soft tissue to heal after surgery to repair broken tibia plateau?
Depends: This depends on many factors, including the severity of the fracture, the extent and type of surgery that was done, as well as any co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, smoking, etc. For a healthy patient with no other medical problems, the soft tissues should largely heal within a couple of weeks. Your doctor will likely follow you closely to keep an eye on your healing. ...Read more
Hope this helps: The treatment of carpal fractures aims to restore pain-free motion of the wrist and reduce the patient’s risk of developing osteoarthritis of the carpal bones. Most stable, non-displaced fractures of carpal bones are treated with casting for 6-8 wks. Most isolated carpal fractures (except the scaphoid, which has a more tenuous blood supply) heal uneventfully. Kids typically heal faster than adults ...Read more
Natural healing: When skin is injured/opened, scabs form to protect delicate internal tissues from the harsh external environment. Cover with a clean dressing changing it every other day or so. Vaseline is an oil made to protect intact skin, not heal open wounds. Stay away from peroxide, alcohol, betadine, hibiclens, bleach solutions and other irritating things. Healing should occur quickly. No picking ! ...Read more
2 months: If you are referring to the sternotomy incision, that bone should be healed and you should be ok resuming full activity after 2 months. If you are having any discomfort after that time you need to see your doctor to make sure that you are healing, and that there are no complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Typically 4 to 6 weeks for initial interval healing at fracture site allowing mobilization and limited use after that time frame. Factors include type of fracture, open or closed reduction, and other medical problems. Smoking and anti-inflammatories adversely effect rate of healing ...Read more
Depends : If your knee is giving out, the partial tear may be more significant. If no giving way, you might be back within 6-8 weeks but must pass some functional tests before returning to sports. ...Read more
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