Heal Faster

How to Heal Broken Bones Faster
Nutrition's Role In Increasing the speed of bone healing. The most important influences on fracture healing are nutrition and overall health, including bone health, before the injury, says orthopedist Martin Yahiro, M D, a consultant to FDA “That's why it's so important all your life to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking and get enough calcium and vitamin D, so you lay down as much bone as possible during growth and keep as much as you can later on. The healing time for broken bones is influenced by a number of variables that nutrition can impact including blood supply.

For example, the ends of long bones are vascular so they heal faster than the center. Certain types of food and exercise foster increased blood supply and hence time it takes to heal.

Mobilization, weight bearing exercises and isometric exercises stimulates healing. It is an essential amino acid necessary for the regeneration of tissues, and the building and healing of broken bones. Research studies show that lysine can increase the amount of calcium absorbed into the bone matrix. As lysine promotes the formation of muscle protein, it may be important in healing after operations and injuries.

Vitamin C is essential nutritionally to make the collagen that helps the body form healthy bones. Aspirin And Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Retard Bone Healing. When you break a bone or tear a muscle and are on pain medication, you may want to try to stop taking the pain medication as soon as possible so you do not delay healing.

However prostaglandins are also very important in the first stage of tissue repair. So decreasing the use as soon as possible is helpful to the healing process. How to Heal Broken Bones as Quickly as Possible. Patients, who sustain a broken bone, or a fracture, want to heal their injury as quickly as possible.

Healing a broken bone takes time, and many patients don't want to be patient! Healing a broken bone is a process related to factors including patient age, overall health, nutrition, blood flow to the bone, and treatment. Stop Smoking: Some of these recommendations may be controversial, or unknown the extent to which they affect bone healing. Patients who smoke, have a much longer average time to healing, and a much higher risk of developing a nonunion non-healing of the bone.

Smoking alters the blood flow to bone, and it is that blood flow that delivers the necessary nutrients and cells to allow the bone to heal. Eat a Balanced Diet: Healing of bone requires more nutrients that the body needs to simply maintain bone health. Watch Your Calcium: Patients with broken bones tend to focus on this one, and I place it below balanced diet, because the focus should be on all nutrients. It's true that calcium is needed to heal bones, but taking excessive doses of calcium will not help you heal faster. Taking mega-doses of calcium does not help a bone heal faster. By removing a cast or walking on a broken bone before your doctor allows, you may be delaying your healing time. Studies have shown these fractures usually heal with immobilization in a cast and crutches. The fact is, the body needs time to heal, and there is no magic that can make a bone heals as fast as we would like.

Bones go through a regular process called remodeling in adults is when new bones cells are added at the same rate old bone cells are removed. In children still growing, the new bone is added faster than the old bone is removed that's how bones grow. As people get older, the remodeling process can actually slow down and old bone is removed faster than new bone is created. Keeping in mind the bone remodeling process, broken bones healing is significantly impacted by the age of the person In children, bones will heal much faster as more new bone is delivered to the break site than is taken away.

In adults, the rate of new bone increase is slowed which means a fracture will not heal as fast. In a person with osteoporosis, a fracture can be devastating because the body is unable to completely repair the break site in a timely manner. Broken bones healing rates are also determined by the general health of an individual and his or her lifestyle. If you drink a lot of alcohol are have a vitamin D or calcium deficiency, bones will not heal as fast as they would normally.

To protect your bones you do need calcium in your diet, but you also need to keep calcium in your bones. The most healthful calcium sources are green leafy vegetables and legumes, or “greens and beans” for short. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, and other greens are loaded with highly absorbable calcium and a host of other healthful nutrients. These foods also contain magnesium, which your body uses along with calcium to build bones.

Exercise is important for many reasons, including keeping bones strong. Active people tend to keep calcium in their bones, while sedentary people lose calcium.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Heal faster?
    Next to my mouth, there was a spot, like a week ago. the spot was one of them ugly white topped ones, so i poped it…
    yet then it scabbed over..
    and now its like a big scab by the side of my mouth
    yet as it is beside my mouth, when i eat or talk it wrips, therefore it is not really healing fast.
    any suggestions on how i can help it to heal quicker?
    its REALLY ugly :(
    would puttin antiseptic cream on and leaving it overnight with ALOT of it on help?!?

    reply asap pleaseee xx

    • ANSWER:
      ► take vitamin C or zinc for faster wound healing

      don’t put any creams because instead of it being DRY for faster healing, it’s moisturized and the healing is slow

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I heal ripped muscles faster and how long does it take to heal?
    Ive been working out everyday, doing something for legs one day and abs the next and i keep switching it. But it takes a long time for my muscles to heal. Is there any way I could make them heal faster? Or not hurt them so bad so that i could get in shape faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Rest is incredibly important when you are trying to gain muscle. There are supplements that will assist in muscle recovery that can be purchased at a vitamin store. There should be at least one day per week that you do not do any exercise so that all muscles have rest. Continue to alternate days i.e. Arms, chest back every other day, and legs on the other days. Be sure to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep and to eat healthy meals containing proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Don’t forget to REST!

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I heal my facial skin faster and keep it from being flakey on accutane?
    So anyways Im on accutane and Im wondering if any previous users or current users have any tips to keep the skin nice and moist, and to have it heal faster from minor scabs. Oh, and should I be exfoiliating regularly, or not bother. Just wash with soap? Or water? Or any tips to have it clean and not dry would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are currently taking accutane than you know all the risks involved but we have great sucess with the people who take it. you can try something gentle like cetaphil cleanser. I would also try appling aquaphor (its over the counter) on just the scabs and sleep in it. It is very thick but you dont need much. I would wash with something other than soap it is drying and more than likely not helping your condition. Good Luck

  4. QUESTION:
    What to eat to heal faster after circumcision?
    I just got a circumcision today, and I’m just wondering what i should eat or drink to make it heal faster. I have to go to my friends bday party next week so i want it to heal as fast as possible. Also, what should I wear?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations, dude. Welcome to the ranks of the clean-cut males. There’s a cream that some guys like for newly circumcised penises. Ask your doctor. As for clothes, tight underwear like briefs and boxer briefs are best cuz they keep your penis from moving around too much. You can still wear jeans like most dudes. You probably would stand out if you wear floppy shorts. LOL. Have fun, man.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to get my wrist to heal faster or stop hurting?
    I hurt my wrist over a month ago while snowboardig. I went to the doctor and the x-rays did not show a break. It still hurts alot and randomly I get jolts of pain in it. It hurts to make a fist and lift almost anything. How much longer tell this should be healed and what should I do to get it to heal faster I want to go snowboarding again.

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  6. QUESTION:
    How can I heal a fractured thumb faster?
    Currently, I have a removable cast for a fractured thumb. I injured it more than 2 months ago and really want it to heal within the next week or so.

    Is there anything I can do to help it heal faster? Should I try exercising the thumb a little every once in a while?

    • ANSWER:
      listen to the doc, and only do what they said to do. you do anything else ur putting yourself at risk for more of an injury than you already have

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I make cuts and scratches heal faster?
    I have some intentional cuts and deep scratches on my forearm and leg. With the warm weather, I would like to be able to wear shorts and short sleeve shirts, but I dont want to get caught. Is there any way to make tthem less noticable and heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      No, not really.

      Your problem is not to do with how to make the wounds heal quicker.
      Your problem is exploring why you made them in the first place. Self harming is a fairly common illness, and it IS an ilness. You should find help as to what the underlying reason is, what makes you want to do this.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you heal a jammed finger faster?
    I got hit on my index finger in a batting cage. It was in the fastball lane and I got hit while swinging. That was three weeks ago and I can’t make a fist. I’d like to have it heal faster so I can make a fist properly and not break my finger.

    • ANSWER:
      First I hope you went to the ER or Doctor, and it will only heal as fast as you let it, keep it working so it doesn’t get stiff, but don’t strain it either.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some things to help heal a tongue piercing faster?
    I just got it pierced two days ago and I want it to heal faster. Is there anything I can do to make it heal faster ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sleeping well and eating sufficient protein are the only ways to make your tongue heal faster.

      Tongue piercings can get nasty. It’s not a good idea to put anything on it that hasn’t been recommended to you already.

      You’ll have to tough it out, all-in-all.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I make scabs heal faster, and scab scars disappear?
    I have lots of scabs on my legs from various scratches, falls, scrapes,and mosquito- and other bug- bites,. They scab over, and then I’m really tempted to scratch them, which I do. This time though I’ve decided to let them scab over till the scabs are ready to fall off. Can anyone help me with advice about making them heal faster and making the scars disappear once they’re gone? I can’t shave my legs because of it, either!

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      if u put Vaseline or vitamin E on ur scab, it wont scar but dint pick your scab because that will cause it to scar, if you use vitamin E I think it will also help it heal faster

  11. QUESTION:
    How to make a bruise heal faster?
    I have a minor pink bruise on my nose. Even though it could be easily be concealed with makeup, it hurts everytime my nose touches anything xD
    Is there anything i can do to make it heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Bruises aren’t usually pink. Brown, yellow, green, blue, gray, purple, yes. Red-brown even. But pink? I have never seen a pink bruise in my life.
      It sounds to me more like you’ve got an under-the-skin pimple. Those tend to be very sore and cause the surrounding area to be pink or red. Sadly, there’s not much you can do about it but wait it out. Ice might help, but the usual pimple treatments such as using aspirin paste to dry them out, don’t work when there isn’t a “head” to put the paste on.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I make a cut heal faster?
    I have heard putting neosporin on it and a bandaid helps it heal fast. Will neosporin still help it heal if I don’t wear a bandaid? Also will cleaning it in hydrogen peroxide every morning and night help it heal faster? Thanks for any help.
    Also, what will bactine help?

    • ANSWER:
      Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. In the early days of the petroleum industry it was discovered that workers who were working with residue, now know as Vaseline, had wounds that healed faster. It was successfully marketed and remains today as a tool for soothing skin irritations and healing skin. Reminder, if the wound is severe, deep or something like an animal bite, you probably should visit your doctor.

      Neosporin is an excellent product and helps to destroy bacteria as well as keeping the top of the wound open for deep healing, such as dog bites or deep nail punctures.

      EDIT: Bactine is an antiseptic used to clean wounds and sooth the itches from insect bites.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do i make a scratch on my nose heal faster?
    It hurts so bad, so i want it to heal a lot faster than a normal scratch, please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Use Neosporin and don’t touch it.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to make a first degree burn heal faster?
    How do u make a first degree burn heal faster and how long does it take to heal? Are there any fruits or vegetables u can eat so your skin grows back quicker? And does a first degree burn usually scar, if so how do u prevent it from scarring?

    • ANSWER:
      well first, soak for a while in coldish water to draw the heat out. Then put a thin layer of neosporin(make sure its thin so the burn can breath). Then air the burn out but make sure its kept clean(stay at home then). Then, put another thinnish layer of vitamin E oil or cream or brake open acapsulel and put that on it. That will help the burn heal faster and prevent scarring. Remember..keepp the burn covered when you go out, put neosporin and vitamin E on it a lot and soak it at least once a day to draw out the heat. If you do this, it should heal in a week or two without a scar. I don’t know of any goods foods for burn but just remember to keep it covered!

      I hope I helped.

  15. QUESTION:
    What can I do to heal my blister faster?
    I have 2 jelly bean sized blisters on my big toes because I didn’t wear socks while rollerblading. What can I do to make them heal faster or hurt less? Also how long will it take for them to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      In my opinion, you will need to use a sterile pin and remove the fluid. DO NOT remove the skin. the excessive fluid will hinder healing, but the skin is needed. If you do this correctly it will be gone in a day or two.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you make broken bones heal faster?
    I have a broken leg and would like it to heal heaps faster.

    • ANSWER:
      follow doctors instructions

  17. QUESTION:
    How do i get my septum piercing to heal faster?
    I’ve had my septum piercing for 18 days and I wanted to know how I could get my septum to heal faster because I want to change rings. Also, how will I know when It’s healed? Please and thank you :)
    Oh yeah, i clean it almost 3 times a day with sea salt and this care solution my piercer gave me. Will this help?

    • ANSWER:
      just clean it twice a day – morning & night.

      it should be healed within a month, i would say.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I make a wound from a minor operation heal faster?
    On Monday I am going to have an AVM (hole) in one of my lungs fixed. This will significantly increase oxygen flow around my body. I will need to have 2 needle size holes in my groin for the coil to go up through an artery to fix the hole. I have had this operation done before with great results. How can I make it heal faster this time by eating fruit etc and any other tips?
    Many thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      I had my ACL repaired and the scar was really ugly at first. My ortho told me it would heal faster if I took baths (once he okayed it) with some stuff called “instant ocean” that you can get in pet stores or big discounters in the pet aisle. It makes the water really salty, but it works to heal wounds really fast. I never heard of it before he told me about it but have used it on every surgical scar and wound ever since. Now that I think about it, epsom salts would probabably do the same thing. Good luck with your procedure.

  19. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for my sprained ankle to heal, and what should i do to make it heal faster?
    Yesterday I sprained my ankle in gymnastics and I suspect it is a grade 2 sprain. I use crutches at school , ice it, and elevate it. I am going to the doctor in a few days, but in the meanwhile what can i do to make it heal faster? And how long will it take to heal?

    • ANSWER:
      It would take around a month but you need to stay off it for a while or use crutches still you can walk on it without pain. It you use ur ankle too much it will take longer to heal.

      Lastly, when you sleep you need to elevate your foot.

      I had a sprained ankle in November. My ankle is still not completely healed where I can work my calves in the gym but I can walk

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I make my bruised ribs heal faster?
    I’m tired of it hurting when I sneeze, cough, and laugh. Ouch! I should have worn full hockey equipment that day. Does anybody know anything that can make them heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      ice ice baby♪

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I heal my rips on my hands faster?
    Okay so I do gymnastics and its the winter and they get like chapped and they get itchy as there healing. I need to know how to make them heal faster or what i can put on them to make them not hurt as much. I also still have to practice with them so if theres anything i can put on them before practice besides just tape because they cant cover them much. I do have grips and i rip bellow my fingers and in the palm orf my hands.

    • ANSWER:
      Neosporin or Preperation H cream. I know it sounds weird but this is what I was told when I first started and it is what I always did

  22. QUESTION:
    Does a high calorie diet help wounds heal faster? What foods have the most calories?
    I’ve had my wisdom teeth extracted, and I heard that consuming at leas 3,000 calories a day will help the incisions heal faster. Is this true, or will it just make me fat?

    What foods can I eat that are highest in calories? Please include foods that are liquid or soft, since I can’t eat solid food for a few days.

    • ANSWER:
      no, a good “diet” is important;; WHAT you eat, not how much;; if you were in good health before your tooth was extracted, just don’t change anything you do;; trust me, I’ve had patients consume mega calcium & vit C to help them “heal faster”…it doesn’t do a thing!!!! just do what you were doing before, be more careful about what you are chewing on that side & you will heal fine…make sure you clean every time you eat…
      & btw, certain soft foods get easily stuck in that area, follow the doc’s suggestions;; I’m SURE they wrote this down, or gave you a list…

  23. QUESTION:
    How can i help my eyelid infection heal faster?
    I went to the doctor yesterday and got eye drops and ointment. And i use it as directed. I already missed two days of school and dont want to miss more. Is there some kind of remedy that will help it heal faster, or atleast look better, as in bring down the swelling and redness of my eye and around it?
    Umm sounds weird but ill give it a try..lol

    • ANSWER:
      Get a loan off your Mothers wedding ring and draw it across
      eyes, Must be gold.It’s a myth but it works.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i make my finger bone heal faster?
    I cracked the bone in my left pinky and i wanted to know if there is any way to make it heal faster? I broke it while doing baton twirling.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to splint it and be careful to not bang it. Your body will have to heal it all by itself.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I get my hamstring to heal faster after a sprain?
    I sprianed my lower hamstring by pole vaulting, how do i heal it faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer, you can’t. If you rush it you will only do more harm than good, follow your doctors instructions.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I make the cut on my finger heal faster?
    I cut it yesterday in the late afternoon and it is evening now. Shouldn’t it be healed by now? Can I make it heal any faster?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know about healing faster but Listerine will allow it to heal with even less of a scar.

      Edit….my sister used Listerine on cuts on her hand and the same type of cuts on the other hand she had used Neosporen. but the ones with Listerine faded faster than the other.

  27. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a wound to heal? How to make it heal faster?
    I got 3 moles removed a week ago. And I got the stitches out yesterday. Now where the moles used to be, there are little closed up holes. I can tell they are healing, but how do I make them heal faster???
    Also, how many days will it be till they are fully healed?

    • ANSWER:
      If there are no open wounds “little closed up holes” , then using a topical dressing will be of no benefit. The deeper tissues will continue to heal but unless you damage the skin over them the deeper tissues will heal on their own. The suggestion for hydrcortisone cream is actually a bad one as the most important part of healing is the inflammation which means that the blood vessels get bigger and bring fresh blood to the wound and take the “used up” blood away. Topical steroids like hydrocortisone and medicines like Motrin and Advil are actually counter productive to healing as they are anti (meaning against) inflammation which means they reduce the inflammation and thus, slow down healing. It will be about 4-6 weeks for the deeper healing to be good however, healing of even small wounds like yours can take months to complete as the changes in the skin and deeper tissues take place as you move the area.

  28. QUESTION:
    What should i do to help my shin heal faster?
    I got kicked in my soccer game, to the left of my shin guard, on my right leg. There is a large dent on my shin, and i went to the doctor to get an x-ray, and my bones are fine. He said i tore my muscle off my bone. What should i do in order to help it heal faster? As far as a wrap.

    • ANSWER:
      Use this http://www.hubpages.com/hub/Speed-healing-of-trauma-injuries-through-self-directed-regeneration

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I treat and make my scab heal faster?
    I’ve had a depressed scab on my leg about the size of a dime for about week or so now.

    How do I treat it so that it will heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Neosporin (triple antibiotic) works wonders for lots of things.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you help yourself heal faster after having a baby?
    This is a little embarassing to say but its about a week and a half and I wanted to have sex again, I tried (with protection this time) but it hurt a lot, so I was wondering how I can heal faster down there.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a reason why dr want you to wait 6 weeks after having a baby to have sex,you need that time to heal. I would say to hold back on having sex for a few more week. That will make you heal faster.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can you make sunburn heal faster?
    I have very light skin, and my whole face, nose especially is sunburnt. Not a painful burn, but just enough redness to be very noticeable. How can I make the burn heal faster or at least lessen the redness?

    • ANSWER:
      Moisturize the skin with a lotion that contains one or more of the following:

      - shea butter
      - vitamin E
      - aloe
      - spf 30 (to prevent your condition from getting worse)

  32. QUESTION:
    What’s an easy way to make cuts inside your mouth heal faster?
    The other day I got into a fight and I have braces on. So now the inside of my mouth is all cut up. I wanted to know if there was any way, besides putting wax on the braces, to lessen the pain or make the cuts heal faster. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      warm salt water

  33. QUESTION:
    Are there any other way to make you muscle heal faster after a workout beside high protein intake?
    Ive been lifting weights for about 3 years now. When i do squats i keep at a good weight and make sure im not over doing it but i really would like for my muscles to heal faster so i can get back to my normal workout…. Maybe some herbal or special foods would help if you know of any.

    • ANSWER:
      when you exercise AND strain a muscle you leak lactic acid into it. besides protein intake after a workout, eat a bowl of cereal that is high in fiber. the fiber will replace the acid leaked into the muscle and heal it quicker.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I make my cut inside my cheek heal faster?
    While I was sleeping I somehow managed to cut the inside of my cheek. How do I make it heal faster?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I make my lip piercing heal faster?
    Well, I pierced my right side, and it’s healed all the way, and I did my left side…4 days ago? So now I have snake bites. (: But I was wondering is there anything that will make my left side heal faster? Like, I want it to get out of the “wound stage” (hurts when you touch it) because I want to change it out with a ring but it hurts too bad. ):

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry there is no way to help it heal faster. and you shouldn’t change the jewelery for a month. is the ring to small or cutting into you? if that is the case you maybe able to go the the piercer and get them to put in a bigger ring. but that is a huge maybe and they would probably consider it only if your jewelery is too small and cutting into you. because it is very risky at this stage.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to make a burnt tongue heal faster?
    I burnt my tongue on hot cocoa yesterday and I still can’t taste anything on that side of my mouth and it still hurts. Is there a way to make it heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Step1Remember that the surfaces of your mouth and tongue are mucus membranes, and as such, they heal faster than other areas of your body. So even though your tongue may really hurt, be comforted in knowing that by tomorrow, the burn should be gone.

      Step2Cool your tongue with a frozen dessert such as ice cream or sherbet. Let the treat linger on top of your tongue before you swallow it. For severe burns, frozen foods can be left on top of the tongue for 3 to 4 minutes, until the tongue becomes slightly numb and the pain is dulled.

      Step3Suck on an ice cube. Don’t bite down on the cube, though, because it can crack your teeth.

      Step4Inhale air through your mouth, across and over your tongue. The cool breeze will help relieve some of the sting.

      Step5Suck on a cough drop containing phenol, which helps numb the tongue’s surface.

      Step6Talk to your doctor about a prescription for lidocaine hydrochloride oral topical solution, 2 percent, to apply to your tongue. This will numb it and completely relieve your pain.

      Step7Avoid using mouthwash or harsh toothpaste until the burn heals.

      Step8Pass on oranges, pineapple and other acidic foods until your tongue stops hurting.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I make my tongue heal faster from candy burn?
    I ate a lot of mexican candy and it was spicy. Now my tongue’s all raw and my mouth decayed. How can I help it heal faster?
    BTW if you say to stop eating candy, I will find you.
    Consarn it, Jenny! You live in California and your IP contains the numbers 1,3,5,2 and not in that specific sequence!

    • ANSWER:
      warm salt water rinses, do it several times a day it will hurt but it
      will also take the pain away for a little while.
      good luck and you should never give up candy , never ever.

  38. QUESTION:
    How long does sunburn last and what can help make heal faster?
    I went to sixflags yesterday and got sunburn on my chest, shoulders, arms, face and legs.
    I DID wear sunscreen but because I have lupus my skin is super sensitive and I still got badly burned.

    Right now I’m putting on Banana boat aloe aftersun lotion but it only feels like its helping for a few minutes.

    I’m in pain and look super red
    Anyway I can make it heal faster?
    I have plans tomorrow with my friends and Wednesday I’m going to a concert.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay so me and a friend of mine fell asleep on a lake once. When I woke up, I had second degree burns on my back. I know they were second degree burns because for one, I couldnt move, and two, my gramma the nurse of 45 years said so. So my mom had to cut the shirt off my back to get it off but she wasnt much help in healing the pain. So…I called the one person who can ALWAYS help. Gramma!! I’ll tell you what she did, but i dont know how strong of a person you are because the pain got worse before it got better. But i did as she said and when i woke up the next morning I couldnt feel a thing I PROMISE!!!

      I don’t know if you’ve tried putting ice on it. If you have Im sure you’ve discovered that it’s worse pain then the original burn (especially when REMOVING the ice…)

      So gramma gets 2 large ziplock bags and fills them with one single layer of ice.

      I layed on my back and she placed them on my burn with a heavy herbal bag on top to weigh it down. I clenched the pillow with all my strength to fight the pain because I know she knows what shes doing…

      Eventually the pain subsides (goes numb) and I fell asleep.

      The next morning I woke up and couldnt feel a thing. Your skin is really hot before you put ice on it so using ice lowers the temperature of your skin to decrease the pain. Your burn will still be there but won’t hurt anymore. Try to find someone who has a real aloe vera plant. Cut a piece of and mix the sticky filling and spread it on your back. It stinks but helps alot.

      IT WILL HURT MORE THEN EVER FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BUT IS SOOOO WORTH IT THE NEXT MORNING!!

      P.S. I was only 12 when i had to go through this….I hope that helps to encourage you NOT to be a pansy, lol

      WARNING: People may tell you to use Aloe Vera GEL…DO NOT do it!!! When I got this burn my mom put the aloe vera gel on me…OMG…it dried up and the only way to get it off was to get a towel wet and wipe it off…NOT A GOOD FEELING AT ALL!!! If your really burnt you know how bad that would hurt. So try REAL aloe vera!!

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to get rid of visible scars or make them heal faster?
    I got cut awhile ago and its been about 3 months or longer since and the scar is still there. It wasnt that deep of a cut and it was only about an inch and a half long but i was expecting it to heal faster. I need some ideas on ways to make it heal faster or something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E lotion or Mederma.
      Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do u make something heal faster?
    A while ago I tried to pierce my own ear for a 2nd whole, but could only get 1 way through. My mom said when it healed she would take me to get it professionally done. Is there anything I can do to make the almost hole heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      bacitracin, vitamin e, neosporin

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i make my earlobe piercing heal faster?
    I just got my earlobe pierced like 3 days ago and i have a stud in it right now. the problem is that when i go to school they make me take it out. so when i try to put it back in its like re-piercing it all over again. is there anything i can do to make it heal faster? and also is it ok to use hydrogen peroxide to clean it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try cleaning it with a 30% metho water solution it will help with cleaning and help promote healing from within the body.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you Make a broken Toe heal faster?
    I Broke my little toe and it hurts A LOT! I really wish it would heal faster because it’s summer brake and i want to go do something not just sit at home and watch T.V.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever seen the karate kid? Lightbulbs and smoke!

  43. QUESTION:
    How to make scabs and open wounds heal faster?
    I have a scab on my face. And I picked at it so it’s kind of open now. It’s not bleeding or anything, though. How can I make it heal faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep it clean with some antibacterial gentle soap and peroxide and add some neosporin to it at bed time when your skin rejuvenates.
      Take a multi vitamin and e supplement and drink a lot of water.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to make your ears heal faster from a peircing?
    Heyyy, IS there anything i can do to make my ears heal faster after i had them peirced? How long before changing the earings?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to make your ears heal faster is to not mess with them after they are pierced, and for the next 2-3 weeks. The body heals itself at it’s own rate and there’s no true way to outdo mother nature in that respect. But definitely clean the piercing 2-3 times a day, the front and back, with ear care anti-septic solution for those 2 to 3 weeks.

      The earring should definitely be left in your ear for about 6 weeks if it’s a lobe piercing. Anything other than lobe, i.e. cartilage, leave it in for twelve weeks.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I get my lip to heal faster?
    Okay so I hardcore bit my lip maybe three – four days ago and it still hurts like a mother. Whenever I eat, drink, breathe, or anything in general touches the battle wound it stings.

    It doesn’t feel any better then it did when it happened, so my question to you is, how can I get it to heal faster. This is getting old.

    • ANSWER:
      Try putting a petroleum based product on your lip to prevent air, fluid, spicy foods from easily getting to the nerves.

      ex (lip balm, petroleum jelly,)

  46. QUESTION:
    How can you make a stress fracture heal faster?
    I have a stress fracture in my hip…how do I make it heal faster?
    or is there just nothing you can do?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing to do except rest from the activity that caused it

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I help my dogs broken leg heal faster?
    My Jack Russell has broken her front leg, she now has a cast on it. Is there any way i can give her something to help it heal faster. maybe calcium?

    • ANSWER:
      No don’t give her calcium. Follow your vets advice. The bone will heal when it heals. Some heal quickly, some take longer. Try to keep her off the leg as much as possible. Can you crate her most of the time.
      Rest aids in healing.

  48. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help my ankle heal faster?
    I just severely sprained my ankle today and I have a competition next week. I’m on crutches and have an air cast but what else can I do to help heal it faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Ice it. Putting ice on for short periods, like 10-20 minutes at a time. Do this
      up to four times a day. It helps with the pain, inflammation and especially helps to tighten up your ligaments. Taking fish oil (take before a meal so you don’t have fishy burps) can help too. It is also anti-inflammatory.
      Please, if you still have pain or swelling next week, skip the competition. Re-injuring your ankle could leave you with a permanent injury.

  49. QUESTION:
    what does it mean if you heal faster than the average human does?
    I had a razor cut from my box cutter at my job. It penetrated. I cleaned it once and left it alone to heal by itself. Well what happened is that it healed within three days. So like I heal within three days and in sickness I heal within two to four days. So what does it mean if you heal faster than the average human?

    • ANSWER:
      It means you have a faster rate of cell and and tissue regeneratation than the average mortal and the fact that you also recover from illness quickly means that you also have a healthy immune system.

  50. QUESTION:
    What can I do to soothe a herpes outbreak and make it heal faster?
    This is the first time I’ve had blisters in 15+ years, and I don’t remember how to make it feel better. I only have like 3 blisters, but they are really irritated and sore. What can I do to get them to feel better and to heal faster?

    Oh, and I’m talking about genital herpes.

    • ANSWER:
      There are antiviral treatments, creams and even chinese medicines would help. You can use epsom salts baths 1-2 times a day soaking for about 10-15 minutes. Applying diluted hydrogen peroxide to the sores/ blisters regularly can also help. The best things to do is to keep the out break clean and dry and to use some kind of antiviral therapy.