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My father has delayed wound healing after ostomy surgery. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 84 years old and he has a history of GI blockage at the cecum due to surgery. He has delayed scarring due to recurrent blockage. Five feet of the small intestine was removed and reconnected with a stent. The major complication observed is delayed healing. His feces is leakin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation. Your father is going through a tough time in his life. It is always challenging to operate on this patient with such an age and it is always concerned about healing of the postoperative wound. I can figure out the information shared by yo...  Read Full »

Does my wife need any more surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have doubts on behalf of my wife. Three days back, she met with an accident and got her foot injured. Her heel got severe damage and after diagnosis doctor said the following. Left heel pad avulsion injury, communicated fracture calcaneum left foot and medial malleolus fracture o...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that your wife sustained an injury to her left limb with extensive injury of the heel region and around the ankle. I presume an external fixator has been applied along with debridement and suturing the wound. It is an understatement to say that it i...  Read Full »

I have steri-strip over a cut in my arm. Can I take shower?

Query: I am a 23-year-old male (77kg, 180cm). I don't take any medication. I went to hospital in the early hours day before yesterday for some cuts on my arm and they put steri-strips and a dressing on it. The dressing is coming loose, and I can see that the wound is mostly covered with dark red scabs, as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern. You can change the dressing yourself at home by taking anybody’s help. U can apply povidine iodine cream and cotton and then wrap it in a bandage . Also prevent the wound from water and do not keep it open . The small bleb in the wound...  Read Full »

What causes delayed wound healing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a traveler. Recently, I noticed that any of my cuts were taking a very long time to heal and are never fully recovering. They are leaving a small scar or discoloration. Initially, I thought that the cut did not heal as I was in the water every day for a few hours. Insect bites are t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cut seems to be healed now as most of it show scarring. Other than that, the marks appear from scratching the skin might be due to irritation. Also, the bite is clearly visible and does not look serious. Certain mosquitoes are more notorious for causing itching over ...  Read Full »

Skin color around my cut wound in finger is becoming dark. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I cut my finger with a knife while cutting sweet potatoes and went to the ER where they cauterized the wound. Now one week later, my fingertip is still numb and tight. The color of my skin is changing around the wound. I am not sure if this is an expected outcome of the healing proces...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from soreness and numbness surrounding the wound of the tip of your cutting finger. You are more concerned about the color changes of the wound. As the damaged tissue regenerates, it pushe...  Read Full »

How harsh should I rinse my mouth after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower impacted wisdom tooth removal nine days ago. Two days ago, the doctor took out my stitches as well. After that, today while I was rinsing my mouth some kind of creamy looking thing with the size of small corn but with a soft texture came out. Yesterday night simi...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. If there is pain, bad taste with white pus-like liquid coming out the socket could be infected. Also, if these white things look and feel like small tissues, it could be healing tissues which are absolutely normal. Usually, gentle rinses are recommended after toot...  Read Full »

Why is my 6-year-old son's infected wound, not healing?

Query: Hi Doc, Greetings. My 6-year-old son is having a wound with infection and is now on its 3rd week. It does not heal. It is growing bigger. Wound Location: Right knee How it started? He scratched it and got wounded How long has it been? 3 weeks now (around 16 days) Meds administered: 1. Betadine...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and it’s course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried the wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90%. Good job, I should s...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's leg wound, not healing for months?

Query: hi, i might need a general surgeon for a consult regarding my mother's wound. she is 81 years old, she's had it since end of last year. She has seen 3 doctors and has gone lab tests. based on her lab results, the first doctor (up to the third) has prescribed Mupirocin ointment, antibiotic (which l...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: hello I will definitely help you regarding your mother's problem I have seen the image and lab report of your mother There is a ulcer in her leg medial aspect. as I can see it is a chronic non healing ulcer because the margins are sharp and base is filled by yellow debris. in healing ulcer ulcers ar...  Read Full »

Why does my skin allergy not heal fully and keeps itching?

Query: I have developed some skin allergy on my back and it itches a lot and sometimes uncontrollably. The allergy is fading but the burning and itching is still there. The affected skin area has got rough and it feels weird also. For the past year I have realized that all my wounds never recover fully ...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi this type of allergy is occurs in some genetic diseases .. during the healing process there is increased formation of some cells which release histamine chemical cause itching this is a very resistant condition but you try following treatment. I want to know since when you are having such sympt...  Read Full »

How do alcohol drinking decrease the healing process after dermapen microneedling?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is, when can I drink more than two glasses of wine a day or a whole bottle without it hindering the healing process after my dermapen session of micro needling? And also, because I was occasionally drinking a few bottles of beer after I had gotten it done, does that mean my...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Alcohol use can diminish wound healing, it increases the blood flow so it can also cause bleeding. Excessive alcohol intake also reduces the immunity of the body which can lead to delayed wound healing. Same principle applied to micro needling. Micro needling is also a...  Read Full »

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