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Heavy, had infection in skin after surgery. How long does it take to heal if left it open?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Dpends on depth and size of wound.
It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection - heat , swelling , change in discharge. Follow up with doctor to monitor progress of wound.

In brief: Varies

Dpends on depth and size of wound.
It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection - heat , swelling , change in discharge. Follow up with doctor to monitor progress of wound.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
There are multiple factors that will affect the speed in which you will heal. Being heavy is just one factor. The size and location of the wound, any infection, diabetes, chronic illness, and multiple other factors will play a role in the healing of the wound. Your surgeon is the most qualified person to give you an accurate estimate on healing time.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Hard to say

This depends on several factors with size and depth being two important factors.

In brief: Hard to say

This depends on several factors with size and depth being two important factors.
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