Wound Dressing and its Role in Recovery

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Razia Sanwari

Caring for your wound is elementary if the healing has to be quick. Recoverydepends on a number of factors and so can be complex. Important onesare age and general health of the individual. If the body is young then healing is faster. Age can slow down the repair process and certain illnesses, like diabetes,may negatively impact it, too.

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Oops!! Avoiding Common Wound Care Mistakes

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

When recovering from any type of wound the continued home care can be very important. Many mistakes can actually worsen the injury and lengthen the recovery period. Such errors such as incorrect wound dressings or the failure to clean out all foreign debris can have consequences down the road.

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Selecting the Right Medical Tape

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 by

Understanding and applying the simple tape is not rocket science. However when we talk about using a medical tape, we do need some kind of information for its proper usage and application. We have to apply medical tape directly on the skin and that’s what brings up the concern.

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Wound dressing: All You Need To Know

Posted on Aug 06, 2016 by

Dressings are used to secure a wound and prevent it from further infection. They are meant to stay in direct contact with a wound. Wound care dressings are different than bandage as bandage holds dressing in place.

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Skin Infections Guide for Athletes

Posted on Jun 02, 2016 by

Fungal infections of the skin are very common in athletes. It dominates in the total number of sports-related skin infections. Dermatophytes may infect the foot, nails, any exposed skin surface or predominantly the trunk. Occasionally, athletes suffer from several types of infection with dermatophytes.

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Check List for Wound Infection

Posted on May 17, 2016 by

Any wound, whether a cut or an abrasion has the potential to become infected if not treated and taken care of properly. Most of the time these wound heals without difficulty. But in certain situations infection by bacteria can lead to tissue and skin damage.

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The Four-Stage Process of Wound Healing

Posted on May 17, 2016 by

Wound healing is a natural restorative response to tissue injury. There are many types of wounds and they require different wound care products for proper recovery but most go through similar healing stages. It is essential to remember that wounds can progress both forward and back through the phases.

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Guide to Compression Bandages

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Many times an injury will require the need for a compression bandage. These injuries can be as simple as a sprained wrist or ankle which would require the joint to be immobilized or something as complicated as lymphedema therapy.

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Different Dressings for Different Wounds

Posted on May 09, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

We have all, at one time or another in our lives, suffered from a cut, wound, or some other form of boo-boo. Whether it’s a skinned knee or a cut finger or a skin ulcer, the use of a wound dressing can help expedite healing.

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Treating Decubitis Ulcers

Posted on May 06, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Decubitis ulcers or pressure sores/bedsores can be a serious problem for patients that are immobile. They are caused by pressure on soft tissue over bony areas of the body. Areas such as the coccyx, heels, hips, and other joints are susceptible to this type of pressure wound.

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