9 doctors weighed in:

Is it better to air dry or cover up a cut or broken skin so that it will heal faster?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cover up

Dry wound is a dead wound.
Moist wound healing is the current standard for healing wounds.

In brief: Cover up

Dry wound is a dead wound.
Moist wound healing is the current standard for healing wounds.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cover!

Studies show the best healing time is when the cut is kept moist.
Use an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandage. Change this twice/day with gentle cleaning to be sure it isn't getting infected. If redness, pain, or discharge increase, see your doctor.

In brief: Cover!

Studies show the best healing time is when the cut is kept moist.
Use an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandage. Change this twice/day with gentle cleaning to be sure it isn't getting infected. If redness, pain, or discharge increase, see your doctor.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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