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Caring for a Noncompliant Family Member

POSTED ON November 30, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

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Emphasizing the importance of their wound care can make a bigger impact coming from you than a doctor.

An estimated 44 million adults in the United States are currently caring for an older friend or family member. Most of these caregivers are working part- or full-time jobs, while attending to their patients for an average of 20 hours per week. While this situation is difficult in and of itself, the frustration is escalated when the patient is noncompliant.

Treating Your Wound: What to Expect

POSTED ON November 16, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound healing

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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.

Taking a Teamwork-Inspired Approach to Wound Care

POSTED ON October 14, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

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Family is one of your biggest allies in your wound care regimen.

There is the popular adage that no person is an island, and that is especially true when it comes to proper wound care. The healing process can be a long and complicated endeavor, one that involves a number of steps over a span of several days or weeks. As such, it is likely that you might miss a few vital steps in your wound infection treatment, which may only further extend your recovery. As such, it’s quite important that you find a partner, as it were, in your ongoing wound healing regimen. Whether a friend or family member, this person can ensure you take the necessary measures to ensure that wounds properly heal every single time.

The Effects of Fall on the Wound Healing Process

POSTED ON September 29, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound healing

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As the leaves fall, people with chronic wound issues should take added precautions.

As the seasons change, so too does the wound healing process. In summer, the added heat can often cause added instances of wound irritation. Meanwhile, the rise in cold and flu cases that’s associated with winter can compromise your immune system. As it turns out, autumn also has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to wound infection treatment. Knowing what to expect as the leaves begin to fall – both the positive and the negative – is just one way to properly safeguard your overall health and wellbeing. 

A Guide to Oil Emulsion Wound Dressing

POSTED ON September 28, 2015  - POSTED IN wound care

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Gauze is a vital component in wound care management.

When it comes to wound care, there are several different options for dressings available, and each one is suited for a number of wounds and their accompanying ailments. One such dressing options is those that feature oil emulsion, a special blend of chemicals that work to bolster the natural wound healing process. Knowing both what oil emulsion has to offer – in addition to any accompanying side effects – can help influence how you choose to tackle your ongoing wound infection treatment

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