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Wound That Doesn T Heal
I have an open wound that doesn't heal. What should I do? I had anal sex with my boyfriend. After several times I noticed I was bleeding and I had a cut in my anus. It has been a month now and the cut (wound) has not heel and it hurts when I have to go t
See a doctor: I'd recommend you see a proctologist to have this evaluated. This is not an atypical story that you are giving here. It can definitely be cared for appropriately and brought to heal appropriately. ...Read more
What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.
Whenever I get a wound or cut, it doesn't heal for months or even a year. What may be causing this and how can I help it?
See doctor: It needs medical attention to figure out why it will not heal. ...Read more
This needs to: Be evaluated by your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wound care center: 1 year is much too long: every local hospital has wound healing clinics. Please contact your local community hospital for a referral. ...Read more
Have a 14 year old son. He got biten by dog it is a small wound not deep can't even stick a q tip in it. How long will it take to heal?
Dog Bite: It will probably take 7-14 days to heal if there is no infection. Make sure it is cleaned well and covered for a day or two, if the skin is widely opened you may need to see your doctor. If this was a stray dog or an unprovoked attack make sure you know about the rabies immunization status of the dog. ...Read more
I have a tear near my back passage and it won't heal so every time I go to the toilet, there is always blood. What do you recommend to help it heal?
Anal fissure: It sounds like something we call anal fissure which is basically a tear in the back passage. I would recommend keeping stools soft and lubricating the passage. There are also certain prescription medications that can be prescribed by your doctor if needed. ...Read more
I have a small cut on both eyelids that developed suddenly. They'll heal and then tear again- it's a vicious cycle. I don't know what this is about.?
Eyelids abrasions: Do these "cuts" occur on both upper and lower eyelids, right and left? You may have dermatitis of the eyelids or allergy to make-up or some other product you are using on the eyelids. I suggest that you make an appointment with an Ophthalmologist/Oculoplastic surgeon for further evaluation and management. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Superfast healing: The trick is to avoid things that slow down healing. Keep the wound covered and away from open air, avoid toxic substances like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine. Avoid anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin and advil (ibuprofen) as inflammation is important in healing. Protect the wound from stress and trauma. Dressing changes every other to every third day to allow your will and to do its thing. ...Read more
Folliculitis: By definition is superficial and small and should heal if adequately drained, kept clean with mild non-perfumed soap and clean water and un traumatized. Healing should be complete in otherwise healthy person. ...Read more
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
help healing: The trick is to minimize things that slow down healing. Keeping the wound covered with using protective dressing changes every other day is a start. Minimize trauma to the area and keep it at rest. Avoid using things that slow down healing like peroxide, alcohol, and betadine and medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). These are general rules that will help heal any wound anywhere. ...Read more
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