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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I have a wound on my leg that is taking a long time to heal. Can you help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wound on my leg following an MRSA infection and surgery. It is currently being treated via NPWT dressing. Originally, the plan was for a skin graft, but the Orthopaedic surgeon is now saying it does not need one as it shows epithelization. I cannot attach a picture here, unfo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, it is epithelializing, and you can allow it to heal by secondary intention. It is shallow, and there does not seem to be a lot of exudates. Yes, there is some yellow slough, but that can be removed by using more frequent moist dressi...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic and hurt my toe a few weeks back. Is diabetes the reason for my toe not healing?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been a diabetic for two decades, and I am under antidiabetic medications. I keep my blood sugar levels under control and regularly check my blood sugar levels. Recently I checked my blood sugar, and the results were normal. My complaint is that I hit my big toe, and then it started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Clean it with hydrogen peroxide and apply betadine cream locally. Put a sterile bandage on it. I suggest you take (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her, and take medicine with their concern) a single dose of injection Tetanus Toxoid. Take tablet...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest me a treatment for the pain in my big toe?

Query: Hi doctor, I had hurt my big toe against something, and the tip of the big toe pains, when I touch it. Would you please suggest a treatment so that I can get rid of the pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I saw the pictures you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is a little gap on the medial side of the toe between toenail and skin, along with reddish-brown discolorat...  Read Full »

What is the reason for redness and whiteness in the area of boils?

Query: Hi doctor, I got burnt before two weeks and had a boil on that spot. The boil got burst, and I got hurt many times in the same area. Now, I feel that my injury is not getting better, and there is whiteness and redness at the point of injury and pain. I am attaching a photograph for your reference. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photographs you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to tell you that the blister that ruptured has caused a raw healing area. It needs proper dressing, and I would suggest a proper dressing with Betadine (Pov...  Read Full »

What could be the possible side effects of liposuction?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent liposuction on my lower leg three months ago and got a blister. Later it got infected, and the skin color turned black. My doctor dug a hole to remove the infection, and it is leaking a clear and bloody liquid, he keeps stitching it, but it keeps opening. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prince. H. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It happens because of a minimal infection at the site. Diabetes and smoking will prolong the healing time, and the treatment is regular debridement of wound edges and dressing the wound along with antibiotics daily. If the wound does not heal, you can get skin gr...  Read Full »

Why is there a clear discharge from my wound with redness in the wound edges after arthroscopy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a knee arthroscopy about seven days ago, and I am worried about the wounds. The sutures did not close the wound entirely, and there is a small gap of 3 to 4 mm. Today, I noticed the wound area to be wet with a clear discharge. Also, the edges of the wound seem to be quite red...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. I have seen the attached images you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Do not worry; there is nothing wrong with the wound, and sutures have been appropriately give...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pus discharge after fistulotomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fistulotomy four days ago, and I have noticed a small yellow lump next to the site. What does this indicate? Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen both of your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a normal healing surgical wound. Additionally, I hope you are following the advice regarding sitz bath properly. Keeping the area clean is very important ...  Read Full »

Do I need skin grafting for my wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured myself when I fell from my scooter a month back. It is healing, but the doctor has said that skin grafting is required. I wanted to confirm if skin grafting is necessary or the wound would heal on its own by regular dressing. I have attached two pictures one was taken 12 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing both the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you the following. The wound now is ready for skin grafting. It is clean, and the graft will be taken up very well in most areas, other than the groin. The groin will require a repea...  Read Full »

How should we manage a sutured wound?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with a height of 6'1 feet and a weight of 240 lbs. Fourteen days ago, I had an accident with a sharp tool, cutting pretty much to the knuckle. I got stitches and went by the doctor's home care instructions as best I could and today had my stitches removed. The are...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you out. I saw the images you attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I could see the joining of the cut edges except for the right corner, which shows pus drainage (probably). Is there any itching...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male with a weight of 77 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I went to a hospital in early hours. I have some cuts in my arm and they put steri-strips and a dressing over it. The dressing remains loose and I can see my wounds covered with dark red scabs as...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can change your dressing by yourself at home by taking someone's help. You can apply Povidone-iodine cream and cotton and then wrap it with a bandage. Avoid placing the wound in water and do not keep it open. A small bleb in a wound is...  Read Full »

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