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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing.

In brief: Possibly

Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not likely

Unless you become inebriated and lie on the area! it should heal well i dependent of adult beverage.

In brief: Not likely

Unless you become inebriated and lie on the area! it should heal well i dependent of adult beverage.
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Which alcohol.

Are you speaking of iso-propyl alcohol (the kind you apply to skin) or ethyl alcohol (the kind you drink) ?

In brief: Which alcohol.

Are you speaking of iso-propyl alcohol (the kind you apply to skin) or ethyl alcohol (the kind you drink) ?
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: EtOH

Alcohol damages the cells that you body secretes into the wound to heal.
Therefore it can retard healing.

In brief: EtOH

Alcohol damages the cells that you body secretes into the wound to heal.
Therefore it can retard healing.
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