Infection on back of hand

By petluv Latest Reply 2013-04-21 13:25:16 -0500
Started 2013-04-20 13:29:34 -0500

How long does it take for a wound to heal on back of hand? :Last weekend my husband who is 67 reached into the cabinet and did not realize the metal bracket with the screw had come loose so he receiived a slght puncture wound. He washed off with soap and water and put antibiotic cream on it. However, if seemed to be getting worse so we went to the doctor and it was infected. His hand was very red and had blisters around the wound He has been on antibiotic for 3 days plus the doctor had given a shot so that the antibiotic would start working. His hand still has some blisters on it and it is very red but it looks ii might be starting to heal. I know that it takes a lot longer for a wond to heal when you are a diabetic but it would be nice if it could take as long as a month to completely heal.

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crosby1984 2013-04-21 13:25:16 -0500 Report

I had carpal tunnel surgery and didn't heal very well. I also suffer with necrobiosis and that never heals. I'm left with little holes in my shin. I was told diabetic take longer to heal and prone to infection x

tabby9146 2013-04-21 10:11:37 -0500 Report

only a doctor, that is right, can answer this. So sorry to hear it and I hope your husband's wound will be healed soon. my mother has wounds on her legs, she has to go to a wound care specialist, he might have to also.there are many things that they can do. best of luck.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-20 15:45:37 -0500 Report

I don't think anyone can answer that question including a doctor. People heal at different rates. Maybe your husband should see a wound specialist. It takes an infection longer than 3 days to clear up and a wound specialist would be better equipped to answer your questions and work with your husband.

manapua72 2013-04-20 13:55:17 -0500 Report

It varies from one person to the next … Even if there is a doctor on this site he could not answer your question . He could give an opinion but if he stated a specific amount if time … I'd call him a liar to his face … Your question is sadly one that can't really be answered … It really does vary from person to person etc …

petluv 2013-04-20 14:01:51 -0500 Report

I know that eveyr person heals at a different rate. I just wanted to what the time frame is (weeks, months, etc) before my husband needs to go to a wond care center that deals with this. I know someone who had to do this.

petluv 2013-04-20 15:55:14 -0500 Report

I would think that if the wound does not show signs of healing within 3 weeks that is when my husband should see a specialist.