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Dr. David Hardin
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Poor Healing (Overview)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor circulation, diabetes, infections, etc...


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What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

What diseases cause poor healing wounds (other than diabete)?

Many causes: Venous disease of the legs, severe infection rare (necrotising fasciitis, aids), auto immune (vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pyoderma gangrenosum), unrelieved pressure, arterial disease, poor protein intake, dialysis (calciphylaxis), lipodermatosclerosis, skin cancer, injected drug abuse (methamphetamine), and many less comon causes. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
34 doctors shared insights

Poor Healing (Overview)

Poor healing (poor skin healing) is a symptom in which a person's skin does not heal properly after cuts and scrapes, or after surgery. The skin may take a long time to heal, or it may form a weaker/thinner type of skin or scar. Poor skin healing can be due to poor circulation, diabetes, infections, etc...


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Poor healing.What is causing this?

Poor healing.What is causing this?

Many causes: Poorly controlled diabetes can cause poor wound healing. Other possible causes: cancer, cushing's syndrome, poor circulation, malnutrition, increasing age, infection or ineffective treatment, poor wound packing/protection... ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Is the treatment necessary? Is it a selective procedure? What are the consequences if no treatment? ...See more

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Hemorrhoids how to get rid of them & the estimated healing period!

Hemorrhoids how to get rid of them & the estimated healing period!

Tough to say: Hemorrhoids are pillars of vascular tissue that line the anal canal. They act as "cushions" in the anal canal. Depending on the type of hemorrhoids, there are different treatments. They range from topical therapies, to rubber bands, to surgery. Rather than treat them yourself, get seen by a general or colorectal surgeon to make sure that your symptoms aren't attributable to something else. ...Read more

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How effective is mouth rinse for a poor-healing tooth extraction site?

How effective is mouth rinse for a poor-healing tooth extraction site?

Not effective: An extraction site should heal normally without any special assistance. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes can slow down healing. Sometimes the extraction site may have residual bone or necrotic tissue that would need to be removed by your dentist. If the extraction site is not healing properly, consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Will my medications affect the treatment or outcome? Will they interact with pain meds? ...See more

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Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Do poor healing wounds often have connection to marphan or eds?

Yes: These disorders as well as several others can be evaluated by overall clinical picture and genetic testing. ...Read more

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Poor healing.What is causing this?

Many causes: Poorly controlled diabetes can cause poor wound healing. Other possible causes: cancer, cushing's syndrome, poor circulation, malnutrition, increasing age, infection or ineffective treatment, poor wound packing/protection... ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Ask why to avoid smoking. When it comes to any surgery as it impairs the healing process. ...See more