Binding the bacteria in burn wounds has proven to be an effective way to avoid infection.
In 2011 alone, 486,000 patients received medical attention for burn injuries, according to figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These wounds are particularly susceptible to infection, which requires medical professionals to be frequently updated on the healing process.
Proper wound care during and after the wound healing process can minimize the appearance of scars.
Wounds, whether they stem from injuries or operations, all have the potential to leave scars on the skin. Even the tiniest accidental scrape can leave a lifelong mark.
While some scarring is often inevitable, proper care during and after the wound healing process can minimize the appearance of – and occasionally eliminate – these blemishes.
The elderly face unique challenges when going through the wound healing process, compared to younger demographics.
The elderly face unique challenges when going through the wound healing process, as they typically have more existing skin and health issues than younger demographics. If you are a senior going through recovery, a family caretaker in charge of dressing wounds for a loved one or a professional geriatric care provider, read on to learn three important facts about healing lacerations in older patients.
It’s important to take steps to protect yourself from infection.
Most people associate infections almost exclusively with wound care. However, infections of other varieties are just as problematic for your personal health.
Proper stretching can be a great way to deal with stress.
Given the systemic effects of stress, we’ve offered several handy tips in the past about breaking through these feelings. That includes developing new hobbies, working out more regularly, and relying on friends and families to help address the underlying emotions. While all of these are great stress-busting techniques, there is another, simple take to step every day: stretching.