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Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,957 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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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
2,957 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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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

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
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Clean the wound with soap and water
Once
Apply pressure if there is any bleeding
Once
Update your tetanus vaccination
Once
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What are phases of wound healing?

What are phases of wound healing?

Phases of wound heal: The three phases are initial inflammation; second proliferation; and third, remodeling. Each of these phases can be subdivided into further divisions but these overlap considerably. ...Read more

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Will weed affect my wound healing?

Will weed affect my wound healing?

Straight answer: Although I am against the use of "weed" in general, no, weed will not effect wound healing in the short span. >10 years of smoking, in general, will mildly effect wound healing--- but more of a deal if your obese, or have diabetes ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

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?

Complicated answer: Certainly blood flow should be adequate, the wound should be as clean as possible if not generated in a sterile environment like the or. Nutritional factors may play a role in healing if the person has suffered a setback in that way. Most people in our society who are impair the bodies ability to heal normally. ...Read more

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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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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

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)

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