What are ways to accelerate wound healing?

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In fact, wounds heal best in a sterile and moisture-controlled environment.

To list, here are some ways that can help to accelerate the wound healing process:

  1. Gentle cleansing with normal saline solution.
  2. Application of a mild antiseptic gel (e.g. octenisan) or antibiotic ointment (e.g. mupirocin)
  3. Use of a sterile hydrocolloid or non-adhesive dressing such as duoderm or mepilex.
  4. Avoid picking on the scab that forms.
  5. Avoid smoking. Nicotine reduces nutritional blood flow to the skin, thus impairing the healing process of the injured tissue [1]
  6. Ensure proper nutrition and hydration.

References:

1. Silverstein P. Smoking and wound healingThe American journal of medicine. 1992;93(1A):22S-24S. doi:10.1016/0002-9343(92)90623-j

 

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