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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wound Healing (Overview)

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 as in diabetic feet.


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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. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,979 doctors shared insights

Wound Healing (Overview)

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 as in diabetic feet.


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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar Dr. Markzar
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Wound healing (Tip)

Is the treatment necessary? Is it a selective procedure? What are the consequences if no treatment? ...See more

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Treating a Puncture Wound (Checklist)

Remove the foreign body, if possible
Once
Clean the wound with soap and water
Once
Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
Once
Update your tetanus vaccination
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
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Wound healing (Tip)

Will my medications affect the treatment or outcome? Will they interact with pain meds? ...See more

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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 ...Read more

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What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

What are factors that inhibit wound healing?

Inhibit wound 2 heal: Infection, nicotine, lack of arterial flow, pressure or shearing on the wound and underlying bone, weeping from venous pressure and swelling, malnutrition and occasionally poor wound care are the inhibitors to wound healing. Okay to see your doc if your wound is not healing. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Kessler Dr. Kessler
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Wound healing (Tip)

Ask why to avoid smoking. When it comes to any surgery as it impairs the healing process. ...See more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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