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Chronic Wounds that are Often Overlooked

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Chronic Wounds that are Often Overlooked

Chronic wounds develop when the normal healing process of the wound is disrupted. It is the type of wound that doesn’t heal within a specific time frame that such type of wound should have been healed. They are a side effect of diseases and, in some cases, are overlooked. To determine if the wound is chronic, patients should keep track of how long the wound lasts.
One of the chronic wounds that are often overlooked is the small vascular wound caused by poor circulation. When the wound fails to receive the amount of blood that it needs, the wound heals longer. This makes it prone to possible infection. This type of wound is often …

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The Basics of Collagen Dressing

Have you ever heard of collagen dressing? It is said that collagen dressing can help promote collagen production in the wound area, helping the wound recover faster. However, you need to know that it doesn’t work on all wounds, like wounds from third-degree burns. On the other hand, people who suffered from skin grafts and minimal exudate wounds have benefited a lot from using it.
Collagen dressing comes in different pore sizes. It also comes in different forms like pastes, powders, and gels that are then placed on wounds. You can try collagen dressings if your wounds don’t heal quickly. While other dressing attempts to control …

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Different Types of Burns and How to Take Care of Them

We may suffer from burns at times while living our everyday lives. Proper assessment and treatment of the wound are necessary to avoid infection. It will also help heal the wounds faster.
What are the different types of burns?

First Degree – This kind of burn only affects the skin’s outermost layer and can be quite painful. The skin becomes red, but it will eventually come off. Typically, medical care is not needed.
Second Degree – This burn affects the dermis area, and it may lead to blisters forming. It takes a longer time to heal and has more chances…

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Things to Avoid When Taking Wound Swabs

When wounds get infected, taking a wound swab is often the next thing to follow. Although there are no specific steps in taking it, it is very important to prevent making faulty practices. Here are some things that you definitely should avoid doing.
Before taking a wound swab:

Get rid of all the dirty dressing, slough, and other contaminating materials.
Gently remove it with the use of the saline solution.
Don’t leave out any residue to prevent the infection from advancing. If you have dry wounds, moisten the swab with a sterile saline solution first.

The reason for this is because when…

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Life after Ostomy Surgery – Here’s Some Tips and Tricks!

After undergoing ostomy surgery, for sure, your mind would be full of questions about what your life will be like, so here, we would be answering some of the questions you might just have.
Is it okay to shower with my pouch? It is up to you. Nowadays, there are pouches that you can wear or remove while showering. There is no problem if your pouch gets wet because you can just simply pat it dry.
How often should I change my pouch? In most cases, pouches are changed twice a week. However, some patients prefer changing it only once a week. One indication that you should change your pouch is when you feel an itching or burning …