A wound heals in stages. The healing process will take longer for deeper or larger wounds:
According to the CDC, follow these practices for a larger wound.
There are several factors which can slow the healing process, including the following:
The initial medication used for preventing infection in a cut or open wound is an antibiotic ointment. Other medications and treatments have been demonstrated to speed up healing for open cuts and wounds, including the following:
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