wound care

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2011-09-18 14:47:36 -0500
Started 2008-07-23 10:39:52 -0500

Call me a panic person, but if I get so much as a scratch I am pouring peroxide and water and washing with soap and water on it. See, such a henny penny!
I now that we heal slower than most, but how long is too long?

7 replies

MEGriff1950 2011-09-18 14:47:36 -0500 Report

Yes take care of wounds and if they are large and or deep neosporin is great. I will clean, use neosporin then bandage it until bedtime. In the morning I repeat the procedure. My dr. has me taking 1000 mg vitamin C morning and night because I am suseptable to Cellulitis. My first bout with cellulits put me in the hospital for 5 days with anti biotic drip in my IV. My dr keeps telling me to stop letting my cat scratch me. Yeah right.

DiabeticizMe 2008-07-26 06:08:06 -0500 Report

If you have pour control it will take longer to heal…I have good control but I am still very careful. I hope you heal soon

morris.js 2008-07-26 06:03:47 -0500 Report

When my blood sugar levels were high and out of any control, I used to get infections all the time from open wounds. And the bad part of it all, was that with the job I had at the time, I was always getting cut on the hands and arms.
However, now that my levels are more in control, I do not get infections and any open wounds heal rather quickly. So I guess if your levels are high, then yes, continue to be carefull about the chance of infections.

GabbyPA 2008-07-26 05:52:27 -0500 Report

Keep it dry and watch for redness. That is a sign of infection. As long as you are watching it and taking care of it, you should be good. But if it gets puffy, seeping, red and especially if a red line travels away from the wound, see a doctor immediately. It is always better safe than sorry on that one.

butterfly_8 2008-07-24 12:00:31 -0500 Report

I only know for me it seems forever.The most important thing is that it not get infected. This can lead to ulcers. So we have to be very,very careful.

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