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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Infection Prevention and Management

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis. Anyone Can Get an Infection People with diabetes Children having a growth spurt People with open…

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Nutrition

Good Nutrition Is Essential to Wound Healing Good nutrition, including an increase in the right type of calories, is the one common treatment requirement across all types of wounds. This is because the presence of a chronic wound raises the metabolic demands of our immune system. Additional calories from foods rich in protein and vitamins…

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Foot Wounds

Foot Wounds

An estimated 8.2 million Americans are living with a chronic or non-healing wound. The longer a chronic wound goes without proper treatment, the greater the risk of infection, hospitalization and amputation.

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Skin Care and Wound Healing

Skin Care Do’s and Don’ts   Do’s Check your skin daily for dryness, cracks, sores, bruises, reddened areas, and blisters. Have someone help you or check for you if you are unable to do it yourself. Treat the skin gently without stretching, tugging or pulling on it unnecessarily. Cleanse the skin with a mild, pH-balanced…

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