Can the time of day a wound occurs affect the healing process? Research suggests it might be a factor.
In addition to where a wound is located and how it developed, researchers now also believe that the time of day you get your wound may have something to do with how it heals and the type of wound care you receive as well.
Researchers are developing a gel that not only closes wounds but can help heal them as well.
Closing a wound with a surgical procedure is an effective method of promoting the wound healing process and the most common methods involve the use of sutures or stapling the wound shut.
However, these methods may not prove to be successful until weeks later when it’s time to remove the stitches or staples. And even then, there may turn out to be leaks or drainage that requires further closing.
The color of a wound can tell you a lot about the progress of treatment.
Color is often used as a signal and to issue a warning: think stoplights and fire trucks. It’s an instantly recognizable way to indicate the condition of healing wounds, of which you need to be aware.
Immune skills helped quicken healing in mice.
Wound care Centers defines a chronic wound as one that does not heal in the generally-expected timeframe, which a clinician determines to be appropriate for that wound type. For some wounds this is a couple of weeks, and for others it is closer to six weeks.
Contracting the flu can mean wound treatment patients need to take special precautions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 9.2 million and 35.6 million people have contracted the flu in the U.S. each year since 2010, and many of those patients are also undergoing wound care.