What Food Can Heal Wound Faster?

@Lucas818 (377)
February 21, 2012 9:36am CST
Greetings to all myLotters, I fell pretty badly this evening when I was playing football. As a result, I got a wound at my knee, left leg. It bleeded immediately, unstoppable. I cleaned it, and luckily it wasn't a deep cut. It was quite sore when I washed it with water, and later apply some medicine. I guess I will have to wear short pant for few days instead of long one so that the wound will not be affected. Just want to know that, is there any food or fruits that I can take to make it heal faster? Or any other ways? Please give some advices. Thanks!
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17 responses
• Ireland
21 Feb 12
Zinc is great for promoting healing in the body. Foods such as sesame, pumpkin and squash seeds, oysters, roast beef, dark chocolate, peanuts and lamb are high in zinc and will help your body to heal itself. Let plenty of air at the wound but keep the area clean and it will also heal faster and keep the risk of infection down. Covering the wound creates a warm damp area that promotes bacterial growth.
@Lucas818 (377)
21 Feb 12
Thanks Clog, guess I have to get some zinc. I love dark chocolate & pumpkin soup! I'll go to Tesco and buy some later..
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• Ireland
21 Feb 12
You're welcome Lucas, I hope it helps. I've recently been told that I'm low on Calcium and Magnesium. I've got a chest infection at the moment, so I got a supplement containing Ca, Mg and Zinc as well, so that the added Zinc can help get me over my cold and reduce scarring on my lungs (I'm asthmatic). Best of luck and hope you heal quickly, wounds on the knee are a right pain!
@Lucas818 (377)
22 Feb 12
It's kinda pain really, and now I couldn't bend my knee, and the feeling quite weird. :) It has been a long time I don't get a cut like this. Anyway, I hope it will heal soon, as I have a match to play next week. I wish you recover from you infection soon too!
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@wittynet (4287)
• Philippines
23 Feb 12
I am sorry to hear that. There are really unexpected things that happen to us everyday. The previous posts are of great help. I would also like to add that you can use the sap of Betadine leaf. We have a Betadine tree at home. How I wish I can give you some leaves.
@Lucas818 (377)
23 Feb 12
Hi witty, I have to agree with you, it was really unexpected things that happened, but I'll have to get through. :D Thank you for the Betadine leaf, you're so kind, it's a good remedy I'm sure. I will try to find it here, make my wound better, and hopefully I'll be able to play the match next week. Jeje...
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@derek_a (10894)
22 Feb 12
I would say to eat more food with lots of vitamin C and/or vitamin D in it as it has been proved to help combat infection and viruses. Nature has to take its course with cuts and grazes though, and I think you are doing the right thing by keeping your wound uncovered and clean. _Derek
@Lucas818 (377)
22 Feb 12
Hello derek, for sure I'll keep the wound uncovered and clean, but that's a little bit pain when I do it.. :) I think I need to take some fruits that rich of vitamin C / D more these days. Thanks!
@eljayo (1106)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Hi! Eat foods rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps heal wounds faster. Citrus fruits, like orange will do.Drink also lots of water and rest the affected part. Have enough time to sleep since cells regenerate when you are at rest and most of all clean it always to prevent infection.Be careful next time.:)
@Lucas818 (377)
22 Feb 12
Yeah, I should plan my sleeping time as well! You're right that to sleep well in order to let cells regenerate. I never thought of that... Thanks!!
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
21 Feb 12
turmeric is good healer and anti septic too. Please use a pinch of turmeric powder in soups or curries. you can also smear it before bathing although if you are allergic, please apply oil and then apply turmeric. eating fruits with vitamin E is good for healing too.
• United States
22 Feb 12
I have heard that Tumeric was great for so many things. Can you actually just apply it to your skin? I had not heard that. Thanks
@almond24 (1248)
• Hungary
27 Feb 12
What I know about is C vitamin that helps with healing wounds... either vitamin C or rather it's natural sources like fruits. Topically we usually use calendula cream on wounds, but not on open wounds, it also helps with healing them. I don't know how common calendula cream is where you live though.
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
22 Feb 12
A natural way to heal cuts and wounds like that it to use an Aloe Vera plant. If you can get a live plant, what you do is take a leaf, they look a little like a cactus but are not sharp. Take the leaf and cut lengthwise open then you see a clear liquid, it's sticky but you scrap it out of the leaf then apply to cut or wound that helps to heal it naturally, apply often. It works I have used it many times. No side effects. Good Luck!
22 Feb 12
I just know this time, you can not eat food with high protein , like beef , eggs and sea food. Hope you recover soon.
@myzhian (584)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
you must have to avoid fatty foods. Have more veggies and proteins.
@sasi1021 (82)
• India
22 Feb 12
When your body is having K vitamin it makes faster recover in the body. Apply turmeric in that place so it will kills bacteria in that area.
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Sorry, i dont know also what foods can easily heal wounds....Good if there is a friend who knows and share her ideas so that we will be informed earlier.We long for it.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Food rich in protein, helps heal wound faster. It promote optimal wound healing, increase your intake of protein. Meat and fish is a very good source of protein.
@phoenix35 (384)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
Hi Lucas, we give ascorbic acid as an additional supplement whenever there is an infection or wounds involved. Ascorbic acid speeds up the healing process. However, as you are inquiring for food, you should eat foods enriched with vitamin C like vegetables as broccoli, cauli flowers; dark and leafy types as kale and mustard greens; red and green chilli peppers if you like hot foods; and most fruits like guavas, papaya, oranges, apples etc. Hope you get well soon.
@salonga (27819)
• Philippines
22 Feb 12
All food rich in Vitamin C will help you heal that wounder faster. Also avoid wetting the wound. When you take your shower cover it with anything that would prevent water from getting in contact with your wound. Make sure you are treating it with antiseptic everyday.
@debbie_19 (228)
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
22 Feb 12
Based on experience, I think you should eat food rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, etc.. It can help fight whatever bacteria that can affect the healing of your wound. I'm not really an expert about this but I hope it can help. :)
@yanzalong (17379)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
Find aloe vera and apply the liquid that comes from the leaf. Apply it to your wound. I am sure you will get better. I have used it very often everytime I am wounded. Good luck.
• Philippines
21 Feb 12
Foods that are rich in Protein is good for wound healing. It is also essential for growth and maintenance. Foods rich in Vitamins C is also good for for your wound.