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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Definition)

Wound healing is a field of study in which a person looks at factors that helps wounds heal and factors that are harmful to wounds trying to heal, in order to find the best treatment for each wound. Wounds can be from infections, surgeries, accidents, etc... Poorly healing wounds can occur where there is inadequate blood circulation, such ...Read more


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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

Heat pack: Moist heat pack and keeping wound clean and out of water can help speed the process along. If it is not progressing over next few weeks should see someone. ...Read more

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Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Deep abrasion above eye healing but is extremely itchy and oozing. Please recommend?

Infection: Deep abrasion vs. Laceration? If it is oozing it is either infection or should have been sutured or glued closed. Infections can spread very rapidly through tissue planes around the face and eye, and oral antibiotics might be indicated. Topical otc antibiotics could also be tried. At this point, it may be too late to repair. Might worry about a retained foreign body as well. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does smoking make my wound healed slower?

Does smoking make my wound healed slower?

Yes: Yes yes yes. Many plastic surgeons refuse to do procedures on smokers for this reason. Smoking causes poor blood flow to the wound, as well as other things. Quitting tobacco is one of the best decisions anyone can make. ...Read more

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Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Can triple action heal vaginal wound?

Healing: Your body will actually heal the wound. Triple antibiotic will help the healing process and help prevent infection. Vaginal wounds heal well as there is such a good blood supply. If this is just a small tear then this would be fine. If there is a large wound it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Open area on second toe draining won't heal non diabetic?

Non-healing wound: How long have you had it? Since it is draining, was it Ever cultured .and you probably had antibiotics ? Do you have high blood pressure? Did you injure it? The best thing for you to do is to see your PCP . I think You need blood tests , cultures of the wound , possibly MRI to rule out osteomyelitis. You might even need biopsy and referral to infectious disease consultant. ...Read more

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Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Could coloplast sheets for wound care really heal?

Yes: Yes because it can provide for a moist wound environment and protect the wound from desiccation and trauma. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Wounds: Apply triple antiobiotic ointment with a dressing daily. Remove the dressing at night to promote healing. Avoid scratching. Followup with your doctor if no better after completion of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!

Open razor cut wound red and moist can I treat it with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment with bacitracin zinc and gauze ? How do I know it's not infected ? Ty!

Wound: Yes, you can. The signs of infection - pain, drainage, usually milky white, green or yellow, swelling which is worsening, redness which is worsening or not getting better. If none of those are present, yes, you can go ahead and put an antibiotic ointment and either let it air dry or cover with a dressing (bandade). If the symptoms above are present and it's getting worse, see doc. ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap cause skin itching sometimes? I always think it speeds up healing on chigger and mosquito bites seems to work

Can dial antibacterial soap cause skin itching sometimes? I always think it speeds up healing on chigger and mosquito bites seems to work

You, can be allergic: Antibacterial soap like all soaps can elicit allergic reactions in some people. This results in rash &/or itching &/or swelling. Interestingly soaps are not required to list every single ingredient, as is the case with foods, so ingredients change periodically, and allergies can emerge. All antibiotic agents speed up healing because bacterial inhibit healing. ...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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Is jock itch itchiest when healing?

Is jock itch itchiest when healing?

Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more