Generally such wound
s that do not heal are called non-healing
ulcers in medical term. They could be non healing
due to underlying infection, low supply of oxygen to the wound
that is reducing the healing process, underlying diabetes, or due to underlying dermatitis. wound
s heal slower in smokers or alcoholics who have been drinking for a long time
. So these have to be ruled out.
Also diabetes leads peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis etc which make wound