Asked in Health
How long does it take to fully recover from a stab wound?
No fixed answer, sorry. It depends on personal health and type of wound. A young, healthy person usually recovers more quickly than an out-of-shape older person. A stab wound in the fatty tissue around the waist heals quicker than one to, say, a muscle in the upper arm, which heals quicker than one into a lung. And a stab wound to the heart usually never heals. ...
Can stitches get infected?
Yes. They sure can, the skin is cut and therefor germs can get in and start an infection until the wound heals over. Keep the stitched area clean and dry, and put a dressing over it for a couple of days. ...
Asked in Surgery and Hospitalization
What tissue-forming cell is involved in wound healing?
As the wound heals , during the second stagefibroblasts grow and form an ECM (extracellular matrix) . This ECM is formed by excreting collagen and fibronectin. ...
Asked in Skin Care
How do you hide a cut on your face?
It depends. Right now, I have a small cut on the left side of my forehead, and I am using my bangs to cover it up until it heals. No matter what, DO NOT PUT MAKE UP OVER THE WOUND! It can lead to infection, and it is a lot harder to cover up an infected wound. The best things to do are to put a band-aid over it and then, if you have any liquid foundation, put it over the band-aid...
Can a closed wound be infected?
Absolutely. An infection can persist even as the skin heals over. This is why deep puncture wounds are so serious, This isn't "treat at home" stuff in that it may invovle a course of prescription antibiotics, a lancing, or both (or neither). ...
Asked in Amoxicillin
Why does dentist prescribes amoxycillin prior to root canal treatment?
A root canal is an open wound. The mouth is a breeding ground for germs. Amoxycillin is a powerful antibiotic that helps the body fight any possibility of infection while the wound heals. ...