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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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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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Have anal tear, what are the signs that it's healing up?

Have anal tear, what are the signs that it's healing up?

Pain and bleeding: The most likely symptoms of an active fissure are pain and bleeding. The resolution of these symptoms indicate healing. Itching may indicate partial healing and can remain a bothersome feature. High fiber diets and increased water intake with or without stool softeners can help but if the symptoms persist, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a tear vagina and it had white stuff in it, i was wondering is that a sign of healing?

I have a tear vagina and it had white stuff in it, i was wondering is that a sign of healing?

"Tear vagina"?: It is possible for a vagina to become very raw and inflamed with infections like candida, which would also cause white discharge. Tears might be likely in this situation. Please see your family or ob-gyn physician about this -- you could need treatment if you do have an infection. Be well. ...Read more

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Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Anal fissure: Stinging and itching are more likely to by sign/symptom of fungal irritation. Okay to use anti-fungal powder. Okay to get evaluated by your doc. You may need an exam under anesthesia to get accurate diagnosis and plan of care. Correct constipation with bowel regimen. Be well. ...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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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

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Why do healing wounds itch?

Why do healing wounds itch?

Histamine release: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. Several different types of cells are released into the bloodstream and make their way to the wound where healing is initiated. Among these are mast cells which release histamine. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. ...Read more

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What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

What's a way to expedite my wounds healing time?

Superfast healing: 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

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What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

What does a "slow healing wound" mean? How slow is slow?

Slow healing wound: Our body has an innate ability to heal and most of simple wounds heal without any complications.But some wounds are slow to heal either due to complications of the wound, depth, infection etc and it takes longer to heal.It can also be due to other medical conditions like diabetes, varicose veins and poor state of health of the person.How slow is variable from few days to few weeks and months. ...Read more

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How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

How does keeping a wound moist lead to faster and safer healing?

Crisp cells die: A wound heals best in the environment found just under the skin. Cells are destroyed when they dry out. They are also harmed if too wet, think dish pan hands. Keeping a wound at an ideal moisture level results in the best cell division and migration as well as providing the best environment to lay down the structural protein collagen which grows new blood vessels and decreases scarring. ...Read more