Most wounds heal naturally over time, but sometimes this process does not happen as it should.
Acute wounds are injuries that occur on the skin suddenly rather than over time. These wounds can be painful and exposure to air can lead to infection as well as further damage of vessels, nerves and muscle tissue. and treatment must be provided as quickly as possible.
• Apply pressure and control the bleeding
• Clean the wound area with soap or saline solution
• If possible, remove debris from the wound
• Keep the wound moist and covered to prevent infection. A moist wound heals twice as quickly as a dry one.
• Maintain proper nutrition including quality protein
When a wound progresses to a chronic phase, at-home healing becomes out of the question. Professional medical attention is now the only option to properly treat the wound and prevent complications and potential amputations.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Depending on the type of wound, your doctor may recommend hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Oxygen is important for healing.
During this treatment, you sit inside a special chamber. The air pressure inside the chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This pressure helps your blood carry more oxygen to organs and tissues in your body. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help some wounds heal faster.
Your health care providers may recommend other types of treatment, including:
Compression stockings-- tight-fitting stockings or wraps that improve blood flow and help with healing.
Ultrasound -- using sound waves to aid healing.
Artificial skin -- a "fake skin" that covers the wound for days at a time as it heals.
Negative pressure therapy -- pulling the air out of a closed dressing, creating a vacuum. The negative pressure improves blood flow and pulls out excess fluid.
Growth factor therapy -- materials produced by the body that helps wound-healing cells grow.
You will receive treatment at the wound center every week or more, depending on your treatment plan.
Your Wound Care Team
When you go to a wound clinic, you will work with a team of health care providers trained in wound care. Your team may include:
Doctors who oversee your care
• Nurses who clean and dress your wound and teach you how to care for it at home
• Physical therapists who help with wound care and work with you to help you stay mobile
• Wound treatment options are available at Senior Citizen Healthcare
Here, we provide the best and latest non- surgical interventions to treat Wound