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Old 02-28-2011, 01:53 AM   #2
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Re: Wound on shin, very slow healing process, ways to accelerate healing/avoid infect

Taking supplements of zinc (50mg per day) and vitamin c (500mg per day) can speed wound healing quite significantly

To prevent infection, buy some Betadine and apply to the wound every day after you shower or bathe, and then cover with a non stick dressing. The moist healing ones are good if the wound isnt septic/discharging.

Sprinkling amoxcycillin onto the would wouldnt be smart - many common bacteria that infect wounds (for example staph) are resistant, and skin reactions are very common to topical penicillin.
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