Medical advice – should i cover my wound?
Cover it. However for an infected wound moist heealing is not the best – so a dry dressing such as melolin – that will absorb the goo would be my recoomendation
The moist wound healing thing is true – it works by allow the white blood cells to work on both sides of the wound. A dry wound means that the WBC on the outside die – but comes originally from the crimean war when people with wounds that couldn't be treated were wrapped in bandages and left " to stew in their own juice"
Adopted again in the last 30 yrsPosted 8 years agosharkiMember
Go into the woods and find an old dying Birch tree, look out for a polipore fungus, cut a suitable sized piece from the underside of it and peel off the top layer(like a skin) place this over the wound and it will self adhere and absorb any oozing. to remove soak well.Posted 8 years ago
Go back to the doc if it dont clear up after the antibiotics. The wound may heal over but underneath all sorts could be goin on, its called a sinus, have a look here http://www.pilonidal.org/pdfs/managing_wound_sinuses.pdfPosted 8 years ago
Had a 'procedure' a couple of weeks ago on my arm which involved a wide 2 inch incision. Everything was healing fine, stiches came out last week but then on saturday it became infected, very swollen, sore, oozing puss etc. Anyway off to the emergency saturday docs who put me on a course of anti biotics which seemed to have worked but I've now got 2 small holes in the scar that are constantly weeping a bloody juice sort of thing which i'm mopping up with a tissue every minute, so do I cover it with a dressing or leave it open to hopefully dry out?
taPosted 8 years agosharkiMember
Curse my spelling, i meant polypore also known as razorstrop fungus due to another use of it.
Yes it can be used as a field dressing to seal the wound and prevent infection, though i'm unsure if it remains affective after prolonged use, i'd only use it to get me home.
Heard a story of it being used and when the patient got to hospital they'd never seen anything like it and just ripped it off, causing alot of pain as the healing process was already taking place.Posted 8 years agothegreatapeMember
I bet honey's good greatape ……. full of antibacterial and antiviral property I believe. Well bees wouldn't want all their hard work spoilt with bacterial, fungal, etc infections, would they ?
Well there you have it swisstony. Go and stick your arm in a bees nest and you'll be right as rain.Posted 8 years ago
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