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Wound Sore That Wont Heal
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?
Not chigger blisters: Could be that what you think are chigger blisters really aren't. Chigger bites can take up to 6 weeks to "heal", meaning resolve where you can't see where the bite occurred. If the spots persist, see your physician. ...Read more
Yes: The 'surgical glue' peels off in just a few days. Your wound should still heal ok. It can still get infected. If you have a concern about how your wound looks, or if it does get infected, see your surgeon. ...Read more
Cold sore day 7scabbing healin stage u want a scsb rite but everytime I swich the abreeva its pulls the scab that tryin to heal so keep dry with nothi?
Leave it alone: After 7 days you should probably just leave it alone and it will heal up on its own in a few days. ...Read more
Have open gash about 1.5cm long on face. Don't think need stitches. Keep it moist with Vaseline until body heals, or let it dry and scab over quickly?
Need more info: How deep is the wound.? How old is the wound? Where is it located? Must keep the wound clean. To minimize visible scarring need to see a doctor to see if it can be closed with fine sutures or surgical glue. If it is more than 24-48 hrs old then may have to allow to close on its own. Keeping it clean is very imporant. ...Read more
Choices offerred: Medically the options are: 1. Topical 2. Oral pills. Over the counter topical are focused on symptomatic relief-not much for decreasing healing time. Prescription meds like topical acyclovir/penciclovir reduces healing time by 1/2 day as well as decrease pain. Oral meds like famvir/valtrex/zovirax decrease the duration during an outbreak of herpes simplex-cold sores. ...Read more
I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?
Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly ...Read more
Officially, "no": If a person has a history of cold sores, and there is a tingling spot on the lip (maybe slightly swollen and/or slightly reddened), and she quickly takes antivirals which stop the cold sore from fully developing, then it may go away without scabbing (it may peel slightly). Since the blisters did not form, the "cold sore" did not truly happen. If the sore fully developed, there would be scabbing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all skin wounds have to scab over to heal? My popped pus pimple still hasn't scabbed on my lower back after 5 day since the pop.
See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation to see what is causing this. ...Read more
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
This needs to: Be evaluated by your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
1/4" cracked heal. It's not infected, but it hurts. I tried a liquid band aid, but wouldn't hold. Next, hydrogen peroxide & antibiotic cream w/bandaid?
Cracked heel: Assuming you are healthy and you have the common simple causes of cracked home care will consist of the following: oil based moisturizer or heel balm, heel cups made of silicon to stop the heel from expanding and keeping moisture in or good closed shoes (at heel) with socks, and keep hydrated. If symptoms persist see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i keep hydrocolloid bandage on minor wound indefinitely? I dont want it to rip scab off nipple & make it itchy and weepy again (happened before)
Yes.: Can do so, but should only be required until the epithelium is fully healed. ...Read more
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