Wrestling and skin abrasions are small wounds that are relatively common in daily life. When the skin surface is injured, the body will respond with a defense mechanism. Although small wounds are on the surface of the skin, they also need special care to resist the invasion of the outside world. In order to allow you to move around as soon as possible, you need to know how to avoid wound infection in order to make the skin heal faster, and the speed of healing also depends on many factors, so it may take more or less time. However, certain signs can help you identify your stage of recovery and let you know that the process is going well. This article will let you know what they are and how to ensure your superficial wounds heal properly! Please follow me to take a look.
The healing process of superficial wounds:
Superficial wounds generally only involve the skin and subcutaneous tissue layers, and the skin can be simply divided into epidermis and dermis. These tissues have rich capillary networks, and these capillary networks are like sponges that absorb enough water. Abrasions will cause blood to ooze out, so the first manifestation of the wound is bleeding. Generally, the capillary network of these tissues is damaged and oozes, which triggers the body's hemostasis process at the same time. So starting from the bleeding, the wound repair process also starts at the same time. The bleeding capillary network shrinks and forms a microthrombus to stop the blood leakage, then the inflammatory cells and inflammatory factors in the tissue leak out, then the capillaries proliferate and form granulation tissue, the fibroblasts become active, and the epidermal cells proliferate Covering the wound, fibroblasts proliferate to form and granulation tissue degenerates to form a tougher tissue, which is scar tissue, thereby connecting the tissues on both sides of the wound, and the wound healing is completed.
affect the wound healing process?
Since skin healing is a natural phenomenon, it is of course influenced by many factors that can affect wound healing, such as the location of the wound: superficial injuries in joints tend to take a long time to heal compared to other sites Healing, as the area concerned is more susceptible to repetitive motion; Presence of infection: Infected wounds must be treated immediately, resulting in delayed healing. The age of the injured person can also affect wound healing.
Longterm medical has prepared small methods for wound treatment for you:
① Clean and disinfect wounds with antiseptics :
Before treating the wound, the wound must be rinsed with clean water to clean the foreign matter that may exist on the wound, which is also an essential first step to promote good healing, and then use normal saline to clean the wound again.
② Protect wounds with Hydrocolloid Dressing :
Even superficial wounds can cause wound infection if they are not protected. Therefore, to avoid wound infection, it is necessary to use a dressing that can protect the wound from bacteria. Why is Hydrocolloid Dressing recommended? Hydrocolloid Dressing can provide the wound with a slightly acidic airtight environment that is more conducive to wound healing, which can speed up wound healing, and the hydrocolloid material is very soft and comfortable. It also has a waterproof backing that can isolate the wound from water. Use It is also very convenient. Hydrocolloid Dressing is also suitable for application on all parts of the body, even in hard-to-reach areas (elbows, knees, fingers), and helps treat everyday small surface injuries.
Pay attention to the appearance of the wound skin:
At each stage of superficial wound healing, you need to pay attention to the appearance of the skin and watch it change. Remove the risk of wound infection in a timely manner.
· Color: The skin color of the wound is red, which means it is healing.
· Skin type: Examine the wound for signs of dryness or excessive exudation, which is usually present in abrasion-type wounds.
· Others: Observe whether the skin around the wound is smooth and whether there is tearing. Also look for any signs of infection: changes in color, smell, appearance... If anything unusual, ask your doctor for help.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: January 10, 2023