Your insurance deductible will renew at the end of the year, making now a good time for a doctor’s visit.
Although you should never skimp on your health, making a last minute visit to your doctor is a wise choice as the end of the year nears, particularly when it comes to your wound care treatment. The key to saving money while enjoying the same level of care is to visit your doctor before New Year’s, as this will allow you to benefit from your current health insurance deductible. Not only will you save money by receiving the care and supplies you need, you will also be better equipped to treat your wounds during winter’s harsh weather conditions.
Having an evaluation from your doctor will help you find out the cause of your wound and how to treat it.
When it comes to injuries, illnesses and wounds, it’s common for patients to wait it out for a while waiting to get better rather than going to the doctor at the first sign than something may be wrong. The earlier wound treatment starts, the better chances of your doctor being able to prevent it from wound infection, cutting down on clinic visits and medical bills, or even stopping the progression of the wound altogether.
There are exciting new alternatives in skin grafting.
Skin grafts are a major component of more severe wound healing regimens. These grafts are a rather elegant solution to a potentially fatal problem: Take skin from a donor and place it on the actual wound site. With the proper medical care, these grafts can last a lifetime and save or improve countless patients’ lives.
Skin tears can hurt and lead to infection.
Skin tears are among the most common forms of injury, no doubt thanks to the sheer number of causes. These tears actually occur when the skin, or dermis, begins to separate from itself, an especially painful experience that can lead to infection if the damaged area remains untreated. When it comes to proper wound care, there are a number of different options to treat skin tears. Here is a brief guide to the most frequently treatment utilized approaches and protocols for skin tears:
Hydrogen peroxide is counterproductive when it comes to cleaning a wound.
Whether it’s a scraped knee you got on a morning run or a laceration sustained while chopping peppers, there’s been debate about wound care and the proper way to clean it. Some swear by hydrogen peroxide, saying that the more it fizzes, the cleaner the wound is getting. Others say that you need to leave it be to build immunity. So, what is the proper way to clean a minor wound?