Increasingly work is being done in developing laser therapy to heal wounds.
For years doctors have relied on several key techniques in order to address wound healing. Those methods include specific medications, debridement, compression therapy and hyperbaric chambers. More recently, doctors have utilized another approach that further pushes technological boundaries: laser wound healing.
Facial wounds vary greatly in severity.
Wound care is already something of an art, and when the wound is on your face, that’s even more true. There are several complications you will want to avoid with a facial wound, such as tissue damage or death, infection and even a poor cosmetic result. Adhering to your wound care plan can help immensely in making sure your facial wound heals well, but there are other options too. Take a look at a few of them below:
Clean gauze, mild solutions, and sterile tweezers are best for cleaning open wounds.
Using the right open wound treatment can mean the difference between quick recovery and prolonged healing, excess scars, intense pain, increased risk of infection, or more. Unfortunately, a number of misconceptions and confusions surround open wound care, mostly due to persistent common wound treatment myths and old wives’ tales.
To help set the record straight and ensure that you will have a favorable healing process, here are some of the right and wrong strategies to use when managing your open wound treatment.
Take preventative measures to avoid impeding your wound’s healing process this summer.
Walking barefoot, wearing sandals, and wading in water can all result in small flesh wounds that fester and refuse to heal. Additionally, summer’s high temperatures, social activities, and busy schedules all tend to further complicate the wound healing process. Understanding the main wound healing challenges during summer can give you a head start on mitigating any possible difficulties. Staying focused on preventing the spread of germs, caring for your wound’s surface, and staying in good health will keep you on track this summer through each stage of wound healing.
Nanobombs may help treat biofilm infection in chronic wounds.
Min-Ho Kim, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, received a five-year $1,842,350 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop “nanobombs,” a therapeutic platform that can help heal biofilm infection in chronic wounds.
When bacteria forms a biofilm around the wound, the infection becomes chronic and is more difficult to treat. According to a study published in the Journal of Wound Care, biofilm may be difficult to subdue, especially in people with weaker immune systems. Some of the current treatments used to suppress biofilm include antibiotics, antiseptics, Lactoferrin, Gallium and Dispersin B.
Kim and his team of researchers hope “nanobombs” will be able to treat patients who don’t respond well to standard antibiotic treatments.
How will “nanobombs” help?
The magnetic nanoparticles that the “nanobombs” are made of are covered with molecules that can identify bacteria.
“To target, we use an exact intensity of the magnetic field which triggers only the ‘nanobombs’ to absorb significant amounts of magnetic energy,” Kim said in a statement. “The energy, which can be converted into heat, explodes to kill bacteria while leaving the remaining other normal and healthy tissue intact. The nanobomb treatments would be minimally invasive, resulting in fast recovery times and fewer side effects.”
According to Kim, the study will produce more insight on how much influence engineered nanoparticles will have in nanomedicine. He said there has been interest in using engineered nanoparticles in diagnosis and therapeutics, but some are concerned about the safety of these nanoparticles.
Kim added that there isn’t much knowledge about how engineered nanoparticles connect with host cells and the following biological pathways that are affected. He said the study will give answers to these concerns.
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