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Old 04-22-2009, 04:10 AM
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Default Post-surgical wounds. Moist? Dry?

We had recently a surgery for the nasal hemangioma. It got removed. Please, help me with healing our post-surgical wounds. I put the antibiotic gel on the wound of my daughter's nose for 10 days after a surgery. And then I kept it dry for 10 days. Now the wound specialist told me to moist it. Polysporin gel in a day converted our dry wound to such a wet condition. The look of the wound made me scared. Should it be so moist???
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:54 PM
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we were told to keep our daughters wound dry at all times. although we were not allowed to even take the bandages off either for over two weeks. once the stitches were gone we were told to keep it moisterized with lotion to help with the scar healing.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:03 AM
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Jessica!!! Thanks so much!!! You are always on time!!! We applied this new technics to Alicia's nose. It worked!!! I didn't know!!! My common sense told me - dry!!! Imagine??? I was mistaken!!!
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:33 PM
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hope all is well with your daughter and her wounds are healing nicely.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:57 AM
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I think it is different for the type of wound. When Bella had a horrible ulcer we tried it both ways. When it was moist it looked awful, when it was dry it looked clean. The optimal wound healing for her ulcer came when the site was free of bacteria and was debrided with the saline mist therapy treatment. It healed right up when it was kept moist but only after it was rid of bacteria.

Standard rule for a cut or abrasion is to clean it well, apply an antibiotic ointment for a few days and the keep it clean, dry and open to air. I am so glad it all worked out! There is nothing worse than a wound.
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