A wound is basically an injury to the living tissue caused by a cut, blunt shot or other impacts. Some of the wounds are superficial and is limited to the outer skin
Wounds are effectively divided into two categories open wounds and closed wounds. Open wounds are the ones where the skin is torn, scrapped, cut or punctured, while closed wounds are those that are caused by blunt blow leading to contusion or blunt trauma. Closed wounds have internal tissue damage and bruising on the skin but no visible cuts.
The open wounds are further divided into several types namely;
Wound classification is effectively done on the basis of their
Superficial wounds and minor wounds can be easily treated at home by following these simple steps,
However, you would need to see a doctor in the following case;
Depending upon the severity and type of wound a doctor can use different techniques to close the wound like stitches, skin glue or wound vac, which is vacuum assisted closure of the wound. After a tetanus shot would be given in case of punctured wounds to avoid infection and septic. In some cases doctors choose not to close the punctured wound and rather just cover it with gauze to aid natural healing.
Wound healing is the complex process, where the skin and tissues repair themselves after the injury. Wound healing is also a fragile procedure that is susceptible to infections and interruptions that lead to non – healing chronic wounds. Effective wound care facilitates the healing process leading to speedy recovery.
Wound healing is effectively divided into 4 stages of predictable biochemical events that lead to the repair of the skin tissue, namely –
A wound dressing is a sterile pad which is applied on a wound to protect the wound from further harm and infection and also aid the healing process. A wound dressing depends upon the type of wound and no single dressing is suitable for all types of wound. There are more than 3000 types of dressing. The main types of wound care dressing are;
Many deep and severe wounds require regular wound care, dressing and medication to effectively heal and for such procedure a patient is not hospitalised and is rather advised to seek wound care at home. Coming to the help of such patient is our at home healthcare service through which a qualified nurse would come visit you at your home and provide efficient wound dressing at home. So if you are looking for wound dressing at home, just give us a call and our representative nurse would come visit you in a short time.
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