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Smoking Make Wound Healed
Basic Care: 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
Does smoking marijuana affect wound healing after 1 month of fistulotomy surgury wounds are still being packed and still have to wear bandages?
D/w your surgeon: Marijuana itself has very little effect on wound healing or recovery after surgery. Smoking, however, decreases lung function and can interfere with wound healing. Most experts suggest cessation of smoking for at least four weeks before surgery. Marijuana is illegal and may lead to dependency, mood changes and psychosis. Will not recommend to use Marijuana post surgery. ...Read more
Wound healing and smoking. Can we smoke at lease three ciggrate per day while wound healing process.?
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
Does neosporin work for reducing scaring after the wound has been almost healed or completely healed?
Not directly: Wounds and how they heal is directly related to intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factors that impact healing and scar formation include the depth of the injury (shallow wounds heal with minimal scarring), and your genetics. Extrinsic factors include mostly wound care - wounds that are kept greasy (vaseline) heal way better than those that form scabs and are crusted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Won't slow healing: Nobody here is going to tell you it's okay to break the law, though this isn't the place to debate the law's wisdom. If this is what you want, use wisely. ...Read more
Got wounds on knee and ankle . taking ciplox 500 for 5 days . wounds are not healed , should i keep the wounds open or do dressing on it?
Clean dressing chang: Wound dressings have to be changed in a clean environment (hands washed with soap and water or disinfectant) If the dressing got stuck to the wound, using sterile water or saline solution can aid in minimizing pain. Once the dressing has been removed the wound has to be cleaned and dressed again. The dressing should be chosen based on the amount of drainage: Absorptive vs moisture donating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any advise on increasing healing of a broken femur with rod and screws? Does smoking marijuana slow healing time ?
Recovery: An open reduction and internal fixation with rod and screws, is the recommended method of treating femur fracture. Smoking nicotine will DELAY healing. Nicotine is a powerful vaso constrictor that chokes off your blood flow. More blood flow is needed for healing. MJ has not been studied to know. Be well. Stay connected to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It probably depends: on amount and frequency of alcohol consumed. Minimal/moderate amounts may or may not affect healing, but overuse of alcohol can impair healing of organs, various injuries, etc. Professional help is available for alcohol use disorders. Please seek evaluation with mental health, such as psychiatrist/psychologist for assistance with alcohol symptoms. ...Read more
Amount ?: Wound healing is a complicated process that requires many factors including building blocks (proteins) and fuel (fats and carbohydrates) as well as cofactors (vitamins and minerals). These are interrelated and work together. Poor nutrition means poor healing and poor immune responses. A little alcohol will have little effect. If you consume it at the expense of good nutrition, then healing slows. ...Read more
No: That is an old country remedy and doesn't help. ...Read more
Wound from mole excision is infected. Given Keflex. Best to let wound dry out or keep covered with an antibiotic ointment?
Either OK: Go with what your health care provider says. They have been most closely associated with your condition. ...Read more
Discolored healing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited in the area and give it the coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a small cut from a metal. And wound healed completely. Does there is still a chance of tetanus?
I recently scratched my skin off and it left a wound, the wound healed and left a scab which eventually fell off. Is this normal?
Yes: Yes. This is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: Most wound, while they are still metabolically active, will be pink and fade to whitish over the timespan of 6 months to a year. ...Read more
I picked on a mole till there was a little would the mole got off then as the wound healed the mole came back. will the mole heal to its original look?
Can a person with anal fissure that has taken medication to heal the tear have anal sex after a long while let's say 2-3 months after the wound healed?
20yr old male circumcision 6 weeks ago, 0.5 inch still open and not healing, what should I do? No pain - rest wound healed fine.
I had a armpit boil drained leaving a lump. after the wound healed i heard a popping noise.i think it bursted inside. no pain yet, should i be worried?
Boil in inner thigh,treat w warm compress & amox,less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed,but ders hard part below the skin,is it ok?
Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but cd leave a scar. I wd say at this point, it's normal. But watch for fevers, more drainage, or worsening symptoms that may mean the infection (boil) is coming back. Also get checked for MRSA & diabetes (which predispose to boils) if this is not 1st one ...Read more
There is an abscess that was lanced on the knee w/ gauze packed into it, I was not able to remove it myself b/c the wound healed over. Can I repoen the wound and try to pull it out or do I need to see a doctor?
You can try: soaking it to see if the gauze will come out . Don't know how long the knee has been left with the guaze packing. If skin has actually grown over it - it may be best to have your medical provider assess and remove it. ...Read more
I cut my pinky on top of the last joint on a broken glass 1 week ago - wound healed, but still feels sore. Is it possible that there is nerve damage?
Not likely: If there was nerve damage, i would expect to hear about numbness in the finger on the far side of the wound, i.e. In the finger tip. So it doesn't sound like that's your problem. More likely you have a slightly deeper injury, to the cartilage or bone, which may just take longer to heal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Radical orchadectomy.Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss.Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
I have an open wound from breast surgery, it wouldnt heal, now i stopped smoking (3 joints B4 bed) and instead makes a tea on it. Will it heal now?
Flaky dead skin on penis peeled it off & wound appeared,wound healed in days.Days after - itch over groin and inner thighs,worse in warm water,using antifungal cream/ Aveeno moisturiser cream together seperately. Is that ok? 7 days Hardly improved.
Yes: depending on how much damage has been done. If lungs are scarred, and the tiny air sacs (alveoli) damaged, those things may not heal, but usually significant healing occurs. It is also critical to stop your exposure so that no further damage occurs. If you live with smokers, try to keep them from smoking in the house, or at least have a smoke-free room, smoke eaters elsewhere.Or move if you must. ...Read more
Get med eval.: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
Not really: After you quit smoking, your risk of various cancers decreases and you can regain some lung function with exercise and healthy habits. However, the effects of long-term smoking like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema are permanent. Treatment can help alleviate symptoms, but they do not cure these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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