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Wound Healing

Wound healing is a process that replaces devitalized and missing cellular tissues due to the formation of a wound. Wound healing is classified into primary wound healing and secondary wound healing. There are four stages in the healing of a wound they are hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling.

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How can I avoid scarring during recovery from a plica removal surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a plica removal surgery six days ago. How do I ensure a good recovery, without scarring inside the knee? How much can I and how much should I exercise in this knee, and how?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Plica is a tissue that remains behind when the knee joint is formed (from multiple small pockets). In some, it may be a very tough structure and cause rubbing when the knee bends. Once excised it will not grow back and movements will not make this worse. You are allo...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the MRI of my ankle, foot and hip taken after a fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I would very much like a second opinion on a recent MRI of my ankle, foot and hip after a fall over four years ago. I have been wearing an air cast boot for support but I have an extremely inverted ankle or foot following the fall. However, the MRI of the foot, ankle, and hips are nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to MRI of the ankle, foot, and hip seems to be normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Well, I am not able to understand your problem. What difficulty do you have? Is it present while sitting or only while standing? Kindly elaborate more on your symptoms ...  Read Full »

I have an open wound on the bridge of my nose. Is sunbathing safe?

Query: Hello doctor, A lamp fell on my nose and now I have an open wound on the bridge of my nose. My nose really hurts as well. I do not know if it is broken or if it just hurts. Also, I am on a holiday, so I do not know whether I can go sunbathing with the wound or if I should just stay in the shade.  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can appreciate the wound. I suggest you apply a topical antibiotic like Neosporin (Neomycin) ointment on the affected area twice daily, take oral antibiotic like tablet Cephalex...  Read Full »

Can Ibuprofen lower the platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a hair transplant with 1500 grafts. That means about 3500 1 mm holes were made in my neck area (beard) and scalp and formed crusts and healed. Following my transplant (30 hours later), I had a normal white blood count but platelets were very low (60000), after one week my platele...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hereby, I am giving you opinion regarding your case. Platelet has seven to 10 days lifespan but it is produced from megakaryocytes continuously. Surgery or wound healing like in hair transplantation will not reduce platelet count. If following surgery infection occu...  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 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 »

Please elaborate on diabetic foot ulcers in detail.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and I am curious about the potential impact on my foot health. Can you offer personalized insights into the signs and symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers, and what immediate steps I should take if I notice any changes or issues, considering my o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. Due to peripheral neuropathy (a condition characterized by weakness and numbness in the foot and hands, usually caused by elevated blood sugar levels) in diabetes, there are reduced sensations like numbn...  Read Full »

I am a female, weighing 120 pounds diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and marble bone disease. Can a BIPAP machine potentially disrupt or damage cutaneous surgical stitches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, weighing 120 pounds and standing 4 feet 11 inches tall. I have been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and also have marble bone disease. I am concerned that using a BIPAP machine could potentially disrupt or damage cutaneous surgical stitches. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, the BIPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure) machine can open cutaneous stitches due to high oxygen perfusion pressure—follow-up in case of any doubt. I hope this information will help you. Thank you.   Read Full »

I noticed a yellow ball after wisdom tooth removal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my wisdom tooth out and noticed a yellow ball on the inside of my cheek. I am not sure if this is scarring or healing tissue or if it is an infection.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to appreciate you for the clearest picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have attached to your complaint. Next, my question would be, how long has it been since you removed the wisdom tooth, and did you visit your dentist aft...  Read Full »

Why does my cut wound look the same even after a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 years old female. I cut myself when I recently shaved around my anus and buttocks. A few days later, it was pink or red before a scab comes. Now, even a month later, it still looks the same. It does not itch, but bothering me. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it should have been healed in this period.Swab has formed, and that means it has improved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Is there a swelling, local pain or tenderness at the cut site or do you have a fever? If none is present, then probably ...  Read Full »

I have an issue after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy two weeks back and the incision in my belly button appears to have a small hole in it and the glue has gone off from it. Should I be worried? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, it is not uncommon for the incisions to go through a healing process. While it is difficult to assess your specific situation without a medical examination, a small hole and the loss of glue ...  Read Full »

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