Preventing Reoccurring Wounds

Tips for Preventing Reoccurring Wounds Once you receive the proper wound care to heal your chronic wound, it’s important to keep your wound closed and be proactive in preventing reoccurring wounds. Here are some tips to help stop a wound from coming back. Pressure and Friction Friction happens when you rub your skin on the…

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Pressure Ulcers

What is a pressure ulcer and how is it caused? A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and the tissue below it. It forms when the skin is pressed against a bone. It’s caused by pressure, rubbing or friction. Pressure ulcers happen when a person sits or lies down for a long time…

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Controlling Swelling with Compression Stockings

What are compression stockings? Compression stockings are made to help control swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs. Benefits of compression stockings include helping to squeeze these areas to prevent the buildup of fluid in the tissue. This buildup of fluid can be very painful. There are many different levels of compression in these…

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Management of Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is caused by veins in the legs that do not work right. This means that fluid can build up in your lower legs. It makes your legs swell. It can stretch the skin like an oversized balloon. The skin can break open and a wound can form. Your skin color can darken. Your…

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Management of Diabetic Neuropathy and Related Ulcers

What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is the result of nerve damage from diabetes. Over half of people with diabetes have neuropathy and diabetes is the number one cause for neuropathy. However, there are other causes for such as: Some medications Advanced age Alcoholism Diseases of the nervous system Injuries In diabetes, excess blood glucose…

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Diabetic Wounds and Foot Ulcers

Diabetes is a chronic disease. It requires medical attention. The patient must also manage the disease. You may get a wound that may not heal. A wound may not heal from infection, poor blood flow and problem with nerves. These symptoms take time to notice.

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Malignant and Atypical Wounds

What is a malignant wound? Many cancers can cause a skin ulcer. These ulcers are called malignant ulcers or cancerous ulcers. Some chronic wounds can turn into cancerous ulcers. These include burns, radiation and venous wounds. What is an atypical wound? An untreated disease may cause an atypical wound. Sometimes a chronic wound does not…

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