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Suggest treatment for a non-healing scab on arms

ok I took a lot of my epidermis off my arm with a wire wheel grinder went to doctor got tetnes shot and one for infection , the skin made a scab over it all . doc had me put mupirocin ointment on it for a week wrap it durning the day no wrap at night , still not heeling I can see .when I was young my grandmother use to soak something like this in salt water use to work back then , what do you think
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
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Hello,

Since the scab on your arm is taking long to heal, control the amount of sugar intake and carbohydrate for a couple of days. High blood sugar and carbohydrate delays healing. Take more protein, veggies, fruits and well cooked whole grains. Take care of your hygiene. Keep the wound always clean. Do not touch, pick or scratch. Clean it with an antiseptic lotion gently and apply ointment Neosporin or Soframycin. Protect it from getting infected.

Take a course of antibiotic like Augmentin with Serratiopeptidase (plain), an enzyme which works by breaking down abnormal proteins at the site of inflammation, and promotes healing. You are suggested to take medicines after taking food. You can take acetaminophen, one SOS when required to reduce pain and inflammation. You can take antacids/ PPIs if you have gastritis. Your scab should get healed in 7-10 days.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for a non-healing scab on arms

Hello, Since the scab on your arm is taking long to heal, control the amount of sugar intake and carbohydrate for a couple of days. High blood sugar and carbohydrate delays healing. Take more protein, veggies, fruits and well cooked whole grains. Take care of your hygiene. Keep the wound always clean. Do not touch, pick or scratch. Clean it with an antiseptic lotion gently and apply ointment Neosporin or Soframycin. Protect it from getting infected. Take a course of antibiotic like Augmentin with Serratiopeptidase (plain), an enzyme which works by breaking down abnormal proteins at the site of inflammation, and promotes healing. You are suggested to take medicines after taking food. You can take acetaminophen, one SOS when required to reduce pain and inflammation. You can take antacids/ PPIs if you have gastritis. Your scab should get healed in 7-10 days. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician