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Healing Time

Postby tillys66 on Fri May 19, 2017 11:16 am

My husband was bitten on the hand by a dog on New Year's Eve. He didn't go to hospital as it was too busy in A&E but probably should have. He know has quite a big scar on his hand. How long will it take to heal or will it always be there?
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Re: Healing Time

Postby Flordelyn Selim on Mon May 22, 2017 8:32 pm

The wound heals few weeks after the injury. The scar will mostly be present but there are ways to improve the scar healing normally by ensuring that it is well looked after within the first few months from when the wound has healed. Conservative management of massaging the scar by circular movements three to five times daily for at least three to five minutes each session using non perfumed moisturiser will improve the appearance of the scar.

Yours Sincerely
Flordelyn Selim, BSN RN
Scar Management Clinical Nurse Specialist
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