Good nutrition is important to the wound treatment process, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Clinicians know the importance of nutrition in the wound healing process. That’s because maintaining the right nutritional levels helps, according to the Mayo Clinic. In addition, a study entitled “Chronic Wound Healing: A Review of Current Management and Treatments” reported that “the systemic optimization of nutritional status should be evaluated in wound healing. Numerous nutrients have proven to be important in wound healing.”
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in wound care still needs to be investigated.
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in the wound healing process has been highly debated.
There are reports and research on the use of the mineral as both a nutritional supplement and as a topical application in the service of wound care. Both present conflicting conclusions.
Researchers looked to nature to inspire a potential new surgical adhesive.
Some patients healing from wounds may find all-natural remedies can be complementary to advice from their clinician. They may decide that feeling more relaxed overall can enable them to feel better or forget their injury for a time, and may try aromatherapy. Other patients may want to focus on their diet and eating wholesome, fresh foods because it promotes well-being.
A secretion produced by bees has antiseptic properties that could contribute to wound healing
Over the past several years, the increasing death rate of bees has become a topic of concern for ecologists everywhere. As mortality rates escalate, people have begun to realize the important role that bee pollination plays in our ecosystem (even turning the distress into a popular meme). Now there is another reason to appreciate the hard work of honeybees. According to new research, a secretion produced by bees has antiseptic properties that could contribute to wound healing.
An emerging trend in wound care research is the use of probiotics and healthy bacteria to prevent infection.
You may have heard the phrase “good bacteria” in reference to the gut-residing microorganisms that aid digestion. Whereas clinicians have long known that these bacteria are an important part of the digestive system, little is known about the bacteria of the human skin microbiome. As the amount of antibacterial-resistant bacteria increases, wound infections become increasingly fatal due to lack of treatment methods. Recent wound care research has focused on the human skin microbiome as a source of alternative wound infection therapies. An emerging trend in wound care research is the use of probiotics and healthy bacteria to prevent infection.