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.
Being prepared is the first step toward preventing blisters.
If you’ve ever broken in a pair of new shoes, you’ve likely experienced painful, pesky blisters. These small pockets of fluid, typically caused by friction from ill-fitting footwear, are quite easy to develop. However, theirwound healing process can be uncomfortable and time-consuming. For people with neuropathy due to diabetes, blisters can also pose serious health risks.
When dealing with wound care, nutrition sometimes becomes the last thing that comes to mind.
When faced with the unfortunate situation of dealing with wound care, nutrition is often the last thing that comes to mind. Because of immobility, reaching for an unhealthy snack or whatever is conveniently placed in the refrigerator becomes top priority over sticking to a well-balanced meal. While wound healing and nutrition may not seem like two things that go together, researchers have found that what you put into your body can have an impact on how your body can recover.