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Is it good for wounds to heal in a moist environment?

Is it good for wounds to heal in a moist environment?

Chronic vs acute.: Chronic wounds tend to heal with moist environments while acute wounds do just fine with dry healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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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

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

Moist: Historically wounds were treated with goal of keeping wound dry. Today we know that keeping a wound moist will allow it to heal better with less chance of scarring ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make wound on my face heal fast?

Is there a good way to make wound on my face heal fast?

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

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Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Good of the counter medicine for open wounds to help it heal faster.

Vit C and nutrition: The best therapy to improve wound healing is my optimizing your nutrition. This means eating healthy with good protein levels, including supplements with something like ensure if required. Additionally, vitamin supplementation including vitamin c can also help. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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?

Heel wound: I think the best thing for you is to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility where they will either help you control you foot problem or refer you to a primary doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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