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Wounds over healing cause?

Wounds over healing cause?

Keloid: If a wound heals uneventfully (not evidence of infection) but forms a thick rope like pink colored scar it may represent keloid. The formation of keloid is, in most circumstances genetically defined. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Could a healing infected wound be bright red?

Could a healing infected wound be bright red?

Yes: A wound with infection is usually redder than the surrounding tissues, this is due to increased blood supply in the area of infection. Healing wounds can also be red. It is important to insure there is no pus within the wound and that the area of redness is decreasing over time. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign that my sugical wound is healing?

Is itching a sign that my sugical wound is healing?

Often yes: Itching is a common sign of nerve regeneration, including those tiny ones in the skin cut during surgery. Just be on the lookout for unusual redness, blisters, pus or other problem. It could be an allergy or infection. ...Read more

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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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2 mo. post op pilonidal cyst. Wound has not fully healed. There is yellow fluid inside wound, redness around site, and burning pain. Infection? Rash?

2 mo. post op pilonidal cyst. Wound has not fully healed. There is yellow fluid inside wound, redness around site, and burning pain. Infection? Rash?

Possibly: Only a visual inspection with cultures will reveal the true nature of what's going on but my money would be on an infectious entity with what you're saying. Get an appointment back with the doctor who did the surgery and see how he/she wants to approach things. ...Read more

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Sustained fairly deep blister wound centre of palm 1wk ago. Healing but whole hand is painful itchy sensation. Cud there be infection? No visual sign.

Sustained fairly deep blister wound centre of palm 1wk ago. Healing but whole hand is painful itchy sensation. Cud there be infection? No visual sign.

Unlikely.: Unless the area is firm, very tender, and/or oozing pus, and/or you are running a fever, infection is unlikely. But i would still advise seeing your doctor, because your hands are important and you can't afford to lose the use of one. ...Read more

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Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Healing: Your body will actually heal the wound. Triple antibiotic will help the healing process and help prevent infection. Vaginal wounds heal well as there is such a good blood supply. If this is just a small tear then this would be fine. If there is a large wound it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can redness around a wound always mean infection?

Can redness around a wound always mean infection?

Wound Rednrss: No. Slight redness is expected and is due to inflammatory response. However if it is spreading and sometimes accompanied with fever then it is infection and should be treated as such with appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

What herbal remedy will heal fungal infection in a post surgical non healing wound?

Herbal cures: First off, how do you know it is a fungal infection? Second, there really isn't any herbal remedy that will cure a fungal infection. Medicine is around because it tends to work for the most things in the most people most of the time. It is frustrating but true. When things don't go the way we all want them to, medicines and doctors tend to get the blame. Sometimes though, things just don't work. ...Read more

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Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Infection: Deep abrasion vs. Laceration? If it is oozing it is either infection or should have been sutured or glued closed. Infections can spread very rapidly through tissue planes around the face and eye, and oral antibiotics might be indicated. Topical otc antibiotics could also be tried. At this point, it may be too late to repair. Might worry about a retained foreign body as well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound. ?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound. ?

Uncertain : This may be a reaction to whatever topical medications you placed on and around the wound . If not you can discuss it with your physician ...Read more

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Can a staph infection itch after healing?

Can a staph infection itch after healing?

Yes: Even after healing up there may be residual inflammation at the site of the lesion and this will create subliminal pain (itching). ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious. Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious.  
Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

Sound like a burn: Your symptoms are suggestive of a burn, or sunburn, as in a 1st degree burn, where you have redness and blisters but no true deep skin damage. It is typical for a rash to clear and have blisters left over; they are tiny areas of inflammation fluid left over from the active rash process. It sounds like it is resolving. If it persists are recurs, you should probably see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I feel pinching and itching at site of healing at minor puncture wound of boils with my home sewing needle. Redness is decreasing. Normal?

I feel pinching and itching at site of healing at minor puncture wound of boils with my home sewing needle. Redness is decreasing. Normal?

Maybe: If the redness is decreasing, it's probably getting better. I wouldn't be surprised if the boil recurs, though. ...Read more

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Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Is osteomyelitis related to poor wound healing?

Can be related: Open wound over a bone can lead to osteomyelitis. This happens most commonly with underlying peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, or diabetes. With an open fracture (compound fracture), the bone that punctures through the skin is exposed to bacteria. This increases risk of osteomyelitis.Recent surgery or injection around a bone can also expose the bone to bacteria and osteomyelitis ...Read more

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Musky foul odor coming from open wound. Does this mean it's infected?

Odor not always bad: An important part of wound healing is inflammation so the wound area gets red, hot, swollen, tender. There will be drainage. Since this drainage is organic, it loses its blood supply and will putrefy (rot). This is absolutely normal and part of healing wounds. Unless the wound is getting worse, the odor is meaningless. Clean it gently, keep covered with clean dressings changed every other day. ...Read more

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Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected? Urgent care?

Blisters on heels ripped off, skin raw. Been using antibiotic ointment but "new" skin is yellow & has pus. Red around edges. Infected?  Urgent care?

As long as it's open: & not anymore than an uncovered blister, it will heal. Keep it clean, wash (scrub) it 3-4 times a day. That will get the crud off the top, may not feel good but unroofing it is good. Then if available to you cover with Silvadine cream, if not an antibiotic ointment. You want to keep it clean & not let it crust over. Keeping it covered with a band aid will keep it moist. ...Read more

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Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Could cleaning your wound make the wound heal quicker?

Basic 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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more