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How to make a wound heal faster? PTW

LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
edited April 20 in Health and Wellbeing
Please answer. It's not a massive deal but I need them gone asap
"If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
- Erin Hanson.
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  • natalie_bnatalie_b Posts: 40 Moderator
    *Trigger warning - this comment includes detailed medical information regarding wound care*

    With wound care @LorryTruck, it is important to give them the time they need to heal, as there can be complications if you try to speed up the process using ill-advised methods.

    I've found an article for you (popped in the spoiler) which gives a step by step guide to caring for your wounds. Heres the key steps:
    1. Keep wound clean (daily!). Gently wash the area with mild soap and water.
    2. To help healing, use petroleum jelly to keep the wound moist. Petroleum jelly prevents the wound from drying out and forming a scab; wounds with scabs take longer to heal. This will also help prevent a scar from getting too large, deep or itchy.
    3. Gently cover the skin with an adhesive bandage. For large scrapes, sores, burns or persistent redness, it may be helpful to use hydrogel or silicone gel sheets.
    4. Change your bandage daily to keep the wound clean while it heals. If you have skin that is sensitive to adhesives, try a non-adhesive gauze pad with paper tape.
    5. If your injury requires stitches, follow your doctor’s advice on how to care for the wound and when to get the stitches removed. (note that if you need stitches, please go to your doctor or nearest hospital)
    6. Apply sunscreen to the wound after it has healed. Sun protection may help reduce red or brown discoloration and help the scar fade faster.

    I hope this helps @LorryTruck, and I hope everything is okay. We are here for you if you need support.
    I've also put a link to a great helpline if you need immediate information and help to do with injury. <3
    https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/injured-skin/burns/wound-care-minimize-scars

    Self Injury Support
    https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk
    Self Injury support offer support to women in emotional distress, and particularly to those who self-injure. Their UK-wide helpline is now open on Wednesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm.You can call them for confidential, non-judgemental emotional support around self injury on 0808 800 8088. they can also help you to find local support groups and services.
    LorryTruck
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    @natalie_b thank you.
    ive just used petroleum jelly
    its all self inflicted anyway, but im just worried that theyd still be there when i go back to school on monday and if i have PE and stuff.
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
  • natalie_bnatalie_b Posts: 40 Moderator
    I'm glad it helped @LorryTruck. I would recommend going to see your doctor if healing takes a long time or if you have any issues (always better to be safe with things like that).
    It can definitely be scary going into school and having to do PE after something like that. Perhaps talking to a teacher or someone you trust at school could put your mind at ease a little?
    LorryTruck
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    @natalie_b
    i cant because of how i did it, and school already know about that once from a few months ago
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
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  • Lucy307Lucy307 UKPosts: 893 Part of The Mix Family
    Hi @LorryTruck sorry I don’t have any advice on healing wounds, but wanted to check in if you are ok? Do you want to talk about what’s been going on for you? If so we’re here to listen 💜
    Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend
    LorryTruck
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    @Lucy307 sorry i've just seen your reply now

    a lot has been going on for me, im not sure where i should start,
    i'm not ok but im safe though
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
  • natalie_bnatalie_b Posts: 40 Moderator
    Hey again @LorryTruck, I wanted to check in with you. I hope you are healing up okay.

    No pressure to talk to us here, but I find a good place to start is the beginning or the end, for example what started making you feel this way, or how you feel right now (and maybe why). How are things at school? I want to listen and would love to hear how you are! <3
    LorryTruck
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    @natalie_b Yeah it's looking good. Thanks :)

    School is ok, just a bit stressful.
    I'm not sure where the start is, and there's no ending.
    I feel OK right now, it's just when i get triggered is when the problem is.
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
  • natalie_bnatalie_b Posts: 40 Moderator
    Thats great news @LorryTruck!

    School is a very stressful place, especially near summer during mocks and exams.
    Very glad to hear you're okay at the moment. I know how hard it is to avoid triggers at times and depending what it is it can hit you at the most random times. Mine is one particular song and unfortunately it is very popular. Whenever I hear it, I either take myself away and immerse myself in something else, or I break down why is it making me feel that way and remind myself that I am safe right now and loved. And you are loved <3
    LorryTruck
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    @natalie_b
    It's jst a problem because I find it hard to deal with it, especially when I'm at school. It distracts me, and I avoid people because I'm scared I will have a meltdown, but sometimes I can't avoid it.
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
  • natalie_bnatalie_b Posts: 40 Moderator
    It's okay to have a meltdown @LorryTruck, sometimes it's what we need to let the emotions out. Is there someone at school that you trust to help you through an emotional time?
  • LorryTruckLorryTruck EnglandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    There's teachers and my counsellor that say I can go to them whenever I want, but I just feel like I can't and that I'm unwelcome. Not that I trust them, but I would speak to them. I just feel like I'm unwelcome even though they've said I can go and that
    "If I could tell you only one thing. My message would be this: The world would be a lonely place if you did not exist."
    - Erin Hanson.
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