Myth vs. Fact: Wound Healing

Is it better to let a wound dry out or to try and keep it moist? If you don’t know this video is for you!

Today’s video is the first of many videos entitled ‘Myth vs. Fact’ where Hot on Health will bust common healthcare myths! A wound heals best with a most, covered environment and NOT when it is left to dry out. Find out why!

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21 thoughts on “Myth vs. Fact: Wound Healing

  1. Muhamad Khan June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Does sudocream and Vaseline keep it moist

  2. tickle June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I fell of my bike a week a go. I cut my knee and the scab went black. Is this bad?

  3. Silver Saber June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    That really help a lot thank you

  4. ameen alizada June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm


  5. Heaven Squires June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    What if you have stitches? Same thing ?

  6. brain develoing from birth June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Hello sir, i have wounds on my feet actualy i have vericise vains nd when the skin get dry , there is itching on my feet nd with scabing i have made itched skin in wounds so plz suggest what should i do when i use any onitment skin gets dry nd itched skin converts in wound nd it is really painful plz suggest

  7. Travis Mize June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm


  8. Beauty Backlist June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Does this apply to tattoos as well?

  9. Ed Lucille Alpuerto June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Yes this is exactly what i did 😁👍🏼

  10. Perfect Skin June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    scarring is less likely to occur in a moist environment.

  11. K Michael June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    What if it’s not a wound and is already a scab? Do I still need to keep it moist or does it matter?

  12. Gleen - June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Should i put aloe vera on a partially healed popped burn blister or just leave it, because its also a little dried out, it is almost 1 cm wide, and should i also put a dressing on it

  13. Samuel Perez June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Don't use Neosporin, just put petroleum jelly on the bandage and slap it on the wound. Frequently using topical antibiotics on a wound can induce antibiotic resistance. Currently doing my thesis regarding Wounds and healing

  14. Krystal B's Muzik June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    helpful info!!!

  15. Guy Diamond June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Ahhh, very glad I watched this. At home recovering from a nasty procedure on Wednesday . Had no idea about the “keeping it moist” thing.

  16. Jm Razon June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I change my dressing and clean the wounds regularly with betadine. Is aloevera can be a good alternative for betadine?

  17. cindy m June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Great video. Thanks

  18. Holy Kim June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Can i put aloe vera on it or aloe vera gel (mine's only a cut in my toe but it really hurts also I have taekwondo tomorrow)

  19. Senna June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    what about petroleum jelly?

  20. h c June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    is putting sodium ascorbate (from capsules) good on the wound?

  21. Yte Bread June 13, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I had arthroscopic meniscus surgery. The doctor did not seal the incisions in order to allow for drainage.  I kept the incisions moist with triple anti-biotic ointment, and changed the dressings daily. For the first three or four days, I changed the dressings twice daily. I maintained this practice for approximately three weeks because I wanted the soft tissue to seal naturally. This was approved by my surgeon. During week four, I allowed five or ten minutes of air time during dressing changes. I continued this practice until the incisions were completely closed. It makes logical sense to keep incisions moist so the wounds don't dry while they''re open, and to reduce the chance of scar tissue. Once the incisions were closed, I kept them covered for about another week with no ointment, simply for added protection in case I bumped my leg on something. Finally, I used no more dressing. I can't even see the incision marks now. I did take Microbiology and Human Disease is college, which gave me incentive to keep the wounds clean throughout the healing process. Hope everyone finds this testimonial useful.

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