Everyone must have suffered minor injuries while playing as a child. It was then treated with the instructions of the grandmother or great-grandmother. Because it was easy to treat this wound. External injuries usually heal on their own within a few days. That’s why we treat simple wounds such as small cuts, scabs, burns or blisters at home. But sometimes these wounds also cause a serious infection and it takes a long time for them to heal. Do you know why some people’s wounds take so long to heal? So read this article till the end to find out.
To take an in-depth look at this topic, we spoke to Dr. Vishwas Verma, Deputy Director of General and Laparoscopic Surgery at Max Hospital (Shalimar Bagh), who gave us an insight into wound issues.
Do you know how long it takes for a simple wound to heal?
How long it takes for a wound to heal depends on how big or deep the wound is. According to Dr. Vishwas Verma, it may take a few weeks or even a few months for the wound to heal completely. An open wound may take longer to heal than a closed wound. In addition, wounds may heal faster or better if you keep them properly covered.
Also, if your wound is large or deep, a large or deep cut will heal faster with stitches. Surgical incisions can take 6 to 8 weeks to heal normally.
Why do some wounds take so long to heal?
Small wounds often heal over time. But sometimes wounds cannot heal even for a long time. On the contrary, it becomes deeper than before.
Skin ulcers that do not heal, heal slowly, or recur after treatment are called chronic wounds, says Dr. Vishwas Verma.
There are many reasons why a wound may not heal quickly, such as infection, poor circulation, poor diet, diabetes, or excessive inflammation, among others. Also, wounds that take a long time to heal require special care.
Should home remedies be tried on wounds?
According to Dr. Vishwas Verma, most small, open wounds do not require medical treatment. Because people can treat this type of wound independently at home. Using turmeric, aloe vera, coconut oil can be helpful as a natural treatment for small open wounds.
However, people should consult a doctor as soon as possible before using it at home for severe open wounds, including severe bleeding or broken bones.