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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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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 »

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 »

Why is my surgical wound draining something red, yellow, and brown on alternate days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently receiving daily antibiotic infusions for a surgical wound, that has been weeping and the staples are removed. The fluid is draining on alternate days in red, yellow, or brown in color. What does it mean? I am scared. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like you to know that there is fluid formation when healing is going on, which keeps oozing and draining. Once the fluid is out, it takes time for further fluids to collect. Nothing to be scared of. Kindly share images of the wound if...  Read Full »

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 »

Why does my tooth extraction site look like a mold?

Query: Hi doctor, I need help. I had my molar extracted last week. The area where the tooth was removed is looking very weird. Green, white, blue, yellow, with a tint of blood? It looks like a mold. I am taking Mefenamic acid thrice a day, I put ice on it, and I am on a soft diet. It is sometimes painful,...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history and sent photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like the wound is healing and the color changes occur during the healing period. If you have bad breath and ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex with a small open wound in the groin?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently popped a pimple in my groin area, leaving a small open wound. I am planning to have sex within the next 1-2 days, and I intend to use a condom for protection. Is it safe to proceed in this situation? Also, if a wound clots and closes within a day or two after being popped, is...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. If the wound is fully healed, and there is no contact with infected secretions or fluids, there should be no risk of HIV transmission. Maintaining wound hygiene (if the wound is still present) is necessary to prevent any site infe...  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 days...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 re...  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 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 »

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