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Open Wounds That Won T Heal
Do those thick "advanced healing" bandages work? When put on wound, Air bubble eventually forms over wound. Means wound not touching bandage.
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection. ...Read more
Have open gash about 1.5cm long on face. Don't think need stitches. Keep it moist with Vaseline until body heals, or let it dry and scab over quickly?
Need more info: How deep is the wound.? How old is the wound? Where is it located? Must keep the wound clean. To minimize visible scarring need to see a doctor to see if it can be closed with fine sutures or surgical glue. If it is more than 24-48 hrs old then may have to allow to close on its own. Keeping it clean is very imporant. ...Read more
I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?
Considerations: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Covered is best: 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
Yes: The 'surgical glue' peels off in just a few days. Your wound should still heal ok. It can still get infected. If you have a concern about how your wound looks, or if it does get infected, see your surgeon. ...Read more
Band aid/minor wound: Wounds respond to cleaning, drainage management. Band aids can cover and protect a small wound and they also comfort children who can be scared with a bleeding skin abrasion. However, band aids also trap moisture and provide an environment for bacterial growth if not changed frequently. In adults band aids are not as useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Generally it will heal rather quickly after it is cut or damaged. ...Read more
Vaseline: Call the physician that placed the stitches to ask them. ...Read more
Healed is healed: Your question is a bit confusing. Surgeons do occasionally turn two wounds into one if they need to be debrided and are too close together. Plastic surgeons do so to make closure more easy if the two are very close. The term "heal" means they are covered with skin and so, not open anymore. If you mean two wounds far away made to touch/connect this can be done but is a hard way to get them to heal. ...Read more
1/4" cracked heal. It's not infected, but it hurts. I tried a liquid band aid, but wouldn't hold. Next, hydrogen peroxide & antibiotic cream w/bandaid?
Cracked heel: Assuming you are healthy and you have the common simple causes of cracked home care will consist of the following: oil based moisturizer or heel balm, heel cups made of silicon to stop the heel from expanding and keeping moisture in or good closed shoes (at heel) with socks, and keep hydrated. If symptoms persist see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
help healing: The trick is to minimize things that slow down healing. Keeping the wound covered with using protective dressing changes every other day is a start. Minimize trauma to the area and keep it at rest. Avoid using things that slow down healing like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine and medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). These are general rules that will help heal any wound anywhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer