Wound healing problems

Hi all, I recently had a really big abcess under my arm removed surgically, it's been 4 weeks of having it cleaned and re packed every day I'm just wondering if anybody has had simular problems with slow healing? Any help would be appreciated as I just don't understand why it hasn't already healed after 4 week...

Thankyou in advance, jo xx

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I do have lupus by the way, forgot to write that in x

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Don't want to disappoint you but I have had an ulcer on my leg for 10 yrs and it's still not healed.

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Hi jojom

I have found any cuts or bruises take a lot longer to heal now, not sure if it's the steroids or just our lousy immune system that causes it. X

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Hi Jo

I had an op two years ago they were little scars fortunately but they they took 12 weeks to close completely and i have been left with 2mm wide purple scars of course I am in no way saying that this will happen to you but the healing process can sometimes be abit slower.

Best Wishes Julie x

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Thankyou all for your reply, just trying to find our as much as I can as I didn't find anything useful on the Internet, thankyou again appreciate it xx

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I had a hip replacement 3 years ago and I still cannot put pressure on the scar. It has healed on the surface ok but not through the layers.

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Yuck. I had a similar thing in my armpit. It was 9cm across, looked like a testicle, and felt like it was plugged into the mains. When it burst, it was full of caramel-toffee like sauce but smelt like a sewer full of nappies. I had it lanced and drained under general anaesthetic too, and packed out with sterile strips that were changed every day by a home visit nurse over one Xmas. She also applied a steroid cream to help the skin recover a little more quickly. I didn't need the sterile strips after about three weeks. But I did need to keep it dressed for another two weeks. It's left a scar.

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I regularly get abscesses, need antibiotics and they take forever to heal. My most recent one has just started to dry out after 2 months! They always leave deep scars. X

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I realize that this is an old thread, but I just joined this group, and wound healing is perhaps my wife's number one problem. I found an article from April 2016 that suggests that a reduction in Interleukin-2 may impair wound healing. Here's the link:

fasebj.org/content/30/1_Sup...

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