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Do you think I should keep my cut covered with a bandaid or let it breathe?

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Dr. Michael Miller
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In brief: Superfast healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day, and protected from trauma. Air is bad for healing ! antibiotics do not help healing.

In brief: Superfast healing

The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day, and protected from trauma. Air is bad for healing ! antibiotics do not help healing.
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