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    Sore treatment

    Have a small sore that I've tried treating with 2 substances. First tried something called Vetericyn at somebody's recommendation. It hasn't made the sore any better or worse, but keeps it very dry.

    Yesterday started trying something called Cabot P.O.L. Cream. Too soon to tell if it's made the sore any better or worse, but keeps it very moist.

    Which is better as far as dry or moist?

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    Neither. You want an equilibrium. Keeping the actual wound moist DOES help with cell transfer (healing). Depends though ... sometimes keeping a wound dry (ONLY if it's superficial) can aid in healing.

    Depends where it is, how deep it is ... what is it coming into contact with (which bone)?
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    From what I've been told, it's on the inside of the gluteus maximus where it comes in contact with the hamstring. Not much pressure on it, think it was caused by a wrinkle. Staying in bed as much as possible.

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    What is the state of this small sore (broken skin or closed)? How small is the sore (measurements)? It helps to know these characteristics of the wound before deciding how to treat it.

    If the wound is very small and the skin is not broken, the best method of treatment is to leave it open and keep ALL pressure off of it. Any pressure is too much.

    Here is a link to a thread that discusses the treatment of a sore that sounds a lot like the location of your sore.
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=181716
    You can also search Care Cure Community for more threads and discussion of threatment. Here are some helpful threads:
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=113173
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=77676
    http://www.pva.org/site/apps/ka/ec/p...oductID=895973

    All the best,
    GJ

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    As mentioned keeping the sore moist and definitely not dry for best healing. What does the wound base look like?
    cwo

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    Go to a farm supply store and buy "utter cream". It's made for chapped and dry cow utters. It worked on my sore. Keeps it moist.

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    And it's cheap.....under $10.

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    I thought it was called "Udder butter"? That 's we call it or maybe another brand.
    CWO

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    In Canada it's called 'Bag Balm', but that sounds gross. Kinda like calling Vagisil 'Crotch Cream'.

    They could call it horse shit as long as it works.

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    No creams will work if it's deep. How deep and how long have you had it? Did you scratch it during a transfer or sit on something?

    It helps to know how the sore originated.
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