9 doctors weighed in:

Is it good for wounds to heal in a moist environment?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristin Cox
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic vs acute.

Chronic wounds tend to heal with moist environments while acute wounds do just fine with dry healing.

In brief: Chronic vs acute.

Chronic wounds tend to heal with moist environments while acute wounds do just fine with dry healing.
Dr. Kristin Cox
Dr. Kristin Cox
Thank
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many wound dressing preparations that promote an optimal wound moisture environment.
A doctor or nurse should check the wound as it takes some experience to determine if the moisture level is appropriate. Wounds also drain fluid, which may indicate infection. This requires a dressing that actually dries out a wound. Have it checked if there is an issue.

In brief: Yes

There are many wound dressing preparations that promote an optimal wound moisture environment.
A doctor or nurse should check the wound as it takes some experience to determine if the moisture level is appropriate. Wounds also drain fluid, which may indicate infection. This requires a dressing that actually dries out a wound. Have it checked if there is an issue.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
Thank
Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: It depends!

Some wounds, such as those in the mouth or in the gastrointestinal tract, heal quickly because of the moist environment.
However, most surgical wounds involving the skin heal best if kept dry, or are moistened only by antibiotic ointment.

In brief: It depends!

Some wounds, such as those in the mouth or in the gastrointestinal tract, heal quickly because of the moist environment.
However, most surgical wounds involving the skin heal best if kept dry, or are moistened only by antibiotic ointment.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
30 years in practice
939K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors