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My simple skin wounds heal slowly. What is the cause?

My simple skin wounds heal slowly. What is the cause?

Depends: There are a number of factors that can lead to poor wound healing. What medications are you taking? How is your nutrition? Do you have any familial diseases that lead to wound issues? ...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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21 y/o male, thin, relatively healthy. Wound healing is delayed and skin cuts or scars heal very very slow. What could be the cause? Digestion?

21 y/o male, thin, relatively healthy. Wound healing is delayed and skin cuts or scars heal very very slow. What could be the cause? Digestion?

Get checked: Delayed wound healing is seen in severl serious health conditions including diabetes, lupus, and immune deficiency diseases. If you even suspect you have delayed healing get checked out as soon as possible, don't delay, as most of these conditions are treatable. Go to see a dr today! ...Read more

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Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Facial skin wound that don't heal can it be rinworm

Non- healing sore: Skin cancer is divided into two major groups: non-melanoma and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is a type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the american cancer society, 75% of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas. A sore that does not heal can be a skin cancer. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for pain in perineum, skin tear? How to heal it fast?

What is the diagnosis for pain in perineum, skin tear?  How to heal it fast?

Avoid sexual: activity, thong underwear, tight jeans or bathing suits. I suggest using Advil/Aleve for pain ( if not allergic to these products ) and massage Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment to the affected area. ...Read more

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My small wounds from various accidents take months to heal. What could cause this to happen?

My small wounds from various accidents take months to heal. What could cause this to happen?

Slow Wound healing: Wounds or sores that take more than a few weeks to heal might be infected and require medical treatment, and often indicate an underlying disease such as diabetes, Vascular issues (Poor blood flow), blood clotting factor issues, etc. If your wounds take months to heal, see the Dr. and get a good exam and routine labs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes skin ulcers that won't heal?

What causes skin ulcers  that won't heal?

Many things: The skin is a complex organ. When skin does not heal it suggests something is missing in the pathways that the skin takes from break down to being healed. Most commonly seen are high glucose from poorly treated diabetes, low blood proteins in malnourished patients, and low oxygen in patietns with perpheral artery disease, excessive bacterial colonization leading to infection and skin cancer. ...Read more

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How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

Skin recovery: If irritated from excessive Salicylic Acid, use moisturizing soap such as Dove-sensitive skin, or Aveeno (oatmeal). In addition, apply gentle lotion, such as Vanicream, or Aveeno (oatmeal) to area, on damp skin, about a week. ...Read more