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Why do cuts on the face take longer to heal than anywhere else on the body?

Why do cuts on the face take longer to heal than anywhere else on the body?

Good question...: Depending on the area of the cut (such as the nose), there are fewer blood vessels present to deliver healing elements (such as fibroblasts) to the area. ...Read more

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Can a new piercing take longer to heal after being infected?

Can a new piercing take longer to heal after being infected?

Yes: An uninfected piercing will form a fistula & heal more quickly then an infected piercing site. If you have an infection - please seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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Do your gums take longer to heal then other parts of the body?

Do your gums take longer to heal then other parts of the body?

Which parts?: Which parts (tissues) are you referring to, and what procedures if any have been performed on the gingiva? A broken bone, for example, needs to be in a cast for approximately two months for it to heal properly; inflamed gums, after a good cleaning, will take just a few weeks. Please repost your question with specifics. ...Read more

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I fracturred my shoulder I have. Neutropenia. Will. It.Take. Longer. To heal?

I fracturred my shoulder I have. Neutropenia. Will. It.Take. Longer. To heal?

It shouldn't: Not unless you have a profound neutropenia that will actually put you at grave risk for bacterial infection. You mention a low neutrophil count but no specific diagnosis. Unless it's extreme, it usually means nothing. If you're going about your normal business healthy with a lab value somewhat off, my best advice is to stop worrying. ...Read more

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Does aleeve cause ecchymosis to take longer to heal?

Does aleeve cause ecchymosis to take longer to heal?

It might: Aleve, (naproxen) a low dose of naproxyn does have an effect on platelets limiting their ability to help in clot formation. If you are sensitive to it or are taking alot you could develop easy bruising and it might take a little longer for bruises to heal. ...Read more

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If u had cesarean a month ago can u be able to wet ur scar the fatter u r does that mean ur scar will take longer to heal?

Ok if healed: If the scar is healed then getting wet is fine. If there is discharge, leaking or the wound is open, then dressing changes are used until healed. The more fat, the longer it can take to heal. Rarely, it needs to be closed at a second operation. The best thing to do is to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the fact that acutane makes your skin super thin what makes it take longer to heal from red spots? Like 3 weeks! Tiny spots! Will this stop?

Does the fact that acutane makes your skin super thin what makes it take longer to heal from red spots? Like 3 weeks! Tiny spots! Will this stop?

Rosacea: Adult acne/Rosacea treatment? Needs to be more comprehensive. You seem to have many other more serious problems that need attention? Accutane actually thickens skin, it is just "turning over" faster, flaking and peeling. Use some retin-a topically, contact your Dr about what could be affecting your skin other than the isotretinoin please. ...Read more

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Having reflux still 5 weeks post Nissen. Surgeon stated it would take longer to heal because my esophagus was in spasms causing high pressures prior.?

Having reflux still 5 weeks post Nissen. Surgeon stated it would take longer to heal because my esophagus was in spasms causing high pressures prior.?

See GI doc: Sometimes there can be a separate esophageal muscle issue that will not be helped by the Nissen and may need different anti-spasm medicines. ...Read more

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If a person, senior citizen, is on a blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) or baby asperin, does a wound take longer to heal?

If a person, senior citizen, is on a blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel) or baby asperin, does a wound take longer to heal?

Not necessarily: Blood thinners such as Plavix (clopidogrel) and Aspirin do not impair normal wound healing. As one ages- definitely the wound healing capability is impaired. This is secondary to higher rates of diabetes, cv disease, and other metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana once or twice a month make my fractured scaphoid take longer to heal? I eat healthy, I don't smoke tobacco, im an athlete so fit

Will smoking marijuana once or twice a month make my fractured scaphoid take longer to heal? I eat healthy, I don't smoke tobacco, im an athlete so fit

May be not: Weed is not likely to delay bone healing but over time it will progressively mess up your head. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what takes longer to heal: tendons or bones?

I'm curious as to what takes longer to heal: tendons or bones?

Usually tendons: Bones usually may heal quicker because they tend to have a better blood supply. ...Read more

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My thighs rub and it causes chaffing and sometimes small cuts which take long to heal. Can I put cornstarch on it or vaseline with coca butter?

My thighs rub and it causes chaffing and sometimes small cuts which take long to heal. Can I put cornstarch on it or vaseline with coca butter?

Manuka cream: Manuka therapy cream contains essential oils from Australia & is excellent for your skin lesion. Apply twice daily. High quality omega3 fish oil capsules 2/day.
You can order this from drhoffman. Com ...Read more

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