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Is It Good For Wounds To Heal In A Moist Environment
A small wound heal better in moist conditions or dry condition?In dry condition will a scab formed and is it good? I want the skin to grow faster. Th
Is it because i moved to a hot humid rainy moldy environment my candida vaginal infection has intensified and cracks on webs of my fingers never heal?
Simple Treatment: 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
Is it fine to cover the wound with a medical plaster? Because every time I do, the wound tends to moist and it takes longer time to heal.
Moist is better: For superficial wounds (burns/scrapes that don't go all the way through the skin) keeping the wound moist results in faster healing. Don't confuse "time until a scab forms" with "time until the wound is healed!" Yes, once a scab forms you don't need to dress it, but that is not the same as healed. Healing is not complete until the scab comes off and there is skin across the wounded area again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I have a wound on the heel of my foot for the past 4 weeks. The wound bed is now pearly white and moist. Is this good or bad?
Third day of a surgical wound on nose naturally heal by granulation. constantly moist with aquaphor. base has some white film on it. that OK?
Yes: That is the granulation part of healing by granulation. It is what you want to have happen. Signs of infection are expanding redness around the wound, increasing pain, and swelling. If you are worried about it have your surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more
I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?
Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly ...Read more