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Should You Hit the Beach with a Wound?

POSTED ON September 1, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound healing

wound healing

Have a safe time at the beach.

Summer’s winding down, and that means most of us are trying to get in those last few beach days before we have to give them up until next year. But if you’re going through the wound healing process, what should you do? You don’t want to let your wound slow you down – but you also don’t want any complications.

All About Debridement

POSTED ON August 11, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

wound debridement

Surgeons use a variety of tools for debridement.

If you’re living with a wound, your wound care process is likely to include debridement at some point. Let’s take a look at what this procedure means and why it is performed so you can be prepared for it and feel good about it, even if it is slightly anxiety-provoking.

All About Alginate Dressings

POSTED ON July 30, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound care products

alginate dressings

Learn all about alginate dressings.

Alginate dressings may come up in your wound care plan in a lot of different cases. They can be used for diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, venous wounds and more, so you are likely to encounter them if you live with a chronic wound. They’re usually combined with other types of dressings, which will make your wound care supplies shopping list a little longer, but it’s worth it. Let’s take a look.

Understand Different Wound Dressings

POSTED ON July 27, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound care products

wound dressings

There are many types of dressing your wound may require.

As you work to care for your wound, you’ll need the right wound care supplies. Luckily, picking them out is your medical professional’s job, so you’ll have just the right equipment. However, knowing a little about every kind of dressing is a good idea so you have an understanding of what it’s supposed to do for you and your wound healing process. Let’s review:

Care for Burn Wounds 101: From Minor to Major Burn Injuries

POSTED ON January 20, 2015  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

burn wound treatment

Burn wound treatments can range from simple to extensive depending on the severity of your burn.

A basic understanding of burn wound treatment can reduce pain and facilitate healing of all four types of burns. Burns are specifically damage caused to one or multiple layers of skin and flesh by external sources such as heat or chemicals, and range in severity from minor to major. The level of severity is denoted by the “degree,” with each degree noting a higher level of damage starting at first degree and moving as far as the fourth degree. Understanding and identifying burns properly will increase your chances of successful treatment and effective healing.

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