Wound Care

Self-Care for Cuts, Scrapes, and Burns

Self-Care for Cuts, Scrapes, and Burns

Cuts, scrapes, and burns are hard to avoid. Most minor injuries can be treated at home. A small wound may threaten your health if it causes severe blood loss or becomes infected. Call your healthcare provider if a wound doesn’t heal within a couple of weeks. Call your healthcare provider right …Continue Reading.
When Wounds Are Slow to Heal

When Wounds Are Slow to Heal

If you suffer from one or more chronic wounds, you know how frustrating it is. The skin is our largest organ and has high plasticity, meaning it takes on and heals from many traumas and injuries over your lifetime. That being said, when your skin and its many layers seem to be working against you…Continue Reading.
How Heart Health Can Effect Wounds

How Heart Health Can Effect Wounds

The heart is the center of your circulatory system and is responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and other issues with the heart and vessels can hinder blood flow, oxygen, and nutrition to a wound. Venous skin …Continue Reading.
How To Treat Non-Healing Wounds

How To Treat Non-Healing Wounds

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back to your heart. Normally, the valves in your veins make sure that blood flows toward your heart. But when these valves don’t work well, blood can also flow backward. This can cause blood to collect (pool) in…Continue Reading.