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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