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Choice of an appropriate dressing is an important part of wound management. The choice of dressing depends upon several factors including the reasons for using a dressing, type of wound, location of wound, infection and product related considerations.
It is important to know about first aid so that immediate care can be provided when an injury takes place.
When a wound is inflicted there is always a chance of complications. The worst kind of complication is when a wound does not heal and slides into the chronic zone.
Blisters on feet are common occurrences when out and about hiking. The article details several ways in which blisters can be avoided or treated when on a hike.
One vital aspect of counseling patients for proper treatment of wounds is the knowledge of the phases of wound healing. This plays a major part in how treatment of a progresses.
When the cellular layer that forms the skin surface breaks it forms an Ulcer. There are various causes of an ulcer due to which they can occur on any area of the body.
Hydrocolloid dressings form a gel after absorbing the exudates from the wound. These dressings help in granulation and epithelialization of the wound and promote debridement.
Moleskin a cotton twill fabric which is used in clothing as well as first-aid bandage to treat and prevent blisters. It is very comfortable, durable, warm and wind-proof.
A blister mostly occurs when the skin has been injured due to friction. E.g. friction between a shoe and feet cause blisters. Read on to know about the main causes of a blister.
In common parlance, a bandage is understood to mean a strip or piece of cloth to wrap and tie over the dressing of a wound, a cut or a bruise. In medical terms, bandages include a wide range of wrapping materials to cover and bind over all kinds of bruises, cuts, wounds, injuries and fractures. They form a necessary part of the medicinal paraphernalia available in an Operation Theatre.
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