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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: Not common in all, will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely, don't worry you will be fine.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

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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.

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I've burnt my leg with an exhaust, looks degree2, with a yellowish wound 1.5 inches in diameter&redness around it. Could you suggest proper treatment pls?

I've burnt my leg with an exhaust, looks degree2, with a yellowish wound 1.5 inches in diameter&redness around it. Could you suggest proper treatment pls?

Cortisone cream: I agree that there is an increased risk for infection, so make sure you cover yourself for that. Burn need cortisone cream. Over the counter may not be strong enough. I'd see a doctor who can write you a prescription.

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How does wound healing work?

How does wound healing work?

Complicated process: Multiple factors involved. White blood cells and platelets travel to the site for immune system and blood clotting. Collagen fibers heal across, and new blood vessels grow in. Collagen fibers remodel. Proper body protein level and appropriate vitamin levels help with healing. Poor nutrition, diabetes, cigarette smoking, infection, poor blood supply, Prednisone can delay or prevent proper healing.

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Will weed affect my wound healing?

Will weed affect my wound healing?

Likely: I don't find any studies that address this question on a quick search. Smoking cigarettes definitely has a negative effect on healing and I would expect that Cannabis would have the same effect, to the degree that toxins are found in the smoke. Cannabis oil has anecdotal positive effects, but not confirmed with studies to my knowledge, and that is oil applied to the skin, not smoked.

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Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Are there certain types of diets the slows down wound healing?

Poor nutrition: Even a reasonably good diet usually is adequate for wound healing, there are no normal foods that will delay healing but certain dietary deficiencies, especially protein will. Deficient zinc or vitamin c may, diabetes has a negative effect even in ideal blood sugar control meaning elevated blood sugar is only part of the effect.

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I am experiencing abnormal wound healing.

I am experiencing abnormal wound healing.

See your doc: Unfortunately, you didn't describe your wound, much less how you got it and how it was repaired. It would also be helpful to understand why you consider it abnormal. Wounds that come apart need to be re-evaluated. Same if increase pain, redness, pus, etc. Scar is an known complication. Some will develop an intense scar reaction known as a keloid. Best to see doc who put you back together.

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Can granulation occur in primary intention wound healing?

Can granulation occur in primary intention wound healing?

Wound healing: Granulation tissue occurs in all wounds. In primary wound healing it is not exposed to the outside as it in secondary wound healing.

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What are the roles of cytokines and integrins in wound healing?

What are the roles of cytokines and integrins in wound healing?

Needs a big textbook: Cytokines are released by lymphocytes and regulate other cells and parts or the immune system. Integrins directly "tell" immune cells what's going on in the "extracellular space" the immune system is the starting point for wound healing and these help regulate some of the cells involved as well as directly and indirectly affecting growth factors and matrix metaloproteinases needed to heal.

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal wound healing?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal wound healing?

Failure to rebuild.: An inability to restore structure and function to disrupted tissue by failure to progress through the normal stages of healing.

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My son has always healedvery well but recently he has developed slow wound healing. What could cause that?

My son has always healedvery well but recently he has developed slow wound healing. What could cause that?

Many Causes: There were many factors that affect wound healing. The term “slow” is difficult to define and therefore is really not important as long as the wound heals. Is he on a new medicine such as a NSAID? Is to located in an area that is getting a lot of activity? Keep the wound covered and minimize stress to the area, and change your dressing every other to every third day

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Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Not sure why resident used a term like poor wound healing then left. I really need to know what that means.?

Need more info: Likely this means that you have not had the expected outcome. Poor wound healing can be caused by many factors including infections, malnutrition, diabetes, renal failure, smoking, anemia, medications like steroids or chemotherapy, poor blood supply etc., not offloading appropriately, and occasionally poor surgical technique. Next time ask him exactly what he means.

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Need docs answers! What foods and drinks help wound healing?

All of them!: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid applying alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover with a clean dressing changed every other day/protect from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. Good nutrition is key!

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Why in diabetic wound healing is delayed?

Why in diabetic wound healing is delayed?

DM-Slow healing: High levels of blood glucose caused by diabetes can, over time, affect the nerves (neuropathy) and lead to poor blood circulation, making it hard for blood - needed for skin repair - to reach areas of the body affected by sores or wounds.

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What are phases of wound healing?

What are phases of wound healing?

4 stages: Hemostasis, which means to stop bleeding, Inflammatory, which means a body response to remove damaged cells and prevent infection, proliferative, which occurs when cells make new proteins to heal the wound defect, and finally maturation, which is resolution of the inflammation (e.g. redness and swelling), and a contracture of the wound (decreasing size). Takes up to a year for all this to occur.

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What are barriers to wound healing?

What are barriers to wound healing?

Numerous: Some barriers include poor nutrition, stress on the wound (pulling it open again or causing mechanical pressure), infection, poor blood flow, diabetes, smoking, anemia, immune suppression, drugs such as prednisone, some genetic diseases, age, condition of the skin prior to injury, large size, depth, chronic wounds

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