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How to make small wounds heal faster?

In our life, we will inevitably get injured, and our skin will be accidentally scratched. Although the wound is not deep, these small wounds are not well cared for, the skin will heal slowly, and even infection will leave scars. How can I make the wound heal faster without leaving scars? Come see it with me below!

What are the stages of wound healing?

When the skin is injured, the skin's healing mechanism is triggered because the skin has a natural ability to heal. When the skin is scratched, and its function degrades, the command to "repair" is given, and new cells are created and regenerated and repaired. The body's process of healing scratches is divided into three phases: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase, and the maturation phase.

Are diseases easily caused by wounds?

If you don't wash the scratched opening promptly after being scratched, bacteria can enter from there, sometimes causing serious illness. Examples include the following diseases:

*If you have any concerns after scratching, go to the hospital as soon as possible, even if you do not have any of the symptoms below.

Tetanus :

A disease caused by the entry of toxins produced by Clostridium tetani through the mouth. Clostridium tetani are found in soil and animal feces, and when it invades through a scratched mouth, it releases toxins that act on the nervous system. This can cause symptoms such as muscle stiffness and cramping.

Cellulitis :

A disease that occurs when Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria invade from a cracked or scratched area of the skin. It usually occurs mainly in the lower extremities, and symptoms include swelling, pain, fever, dullness, and so on.

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How to deal with small wounds?

Scratches depend on the following four care steps taken immediately after the scratch has formed. If you go to the hospital, do the first aid in step 2 (② Treatment) as much as possible.

The scratch care steps are divided into four stages: (1) cleaning, (2) treatment, (3) protection, (4) follow-up

① Clean

Wash the bruised mouth with running tap water or saline to remove foreign objects and bacteria. If it contains sand or pebbles and cannot be washed off with water alone, remove it with a clean cloth, gauze, or rolling pin.

② Treatment

If you have to bleed, use a clean towel or tissue to hold the wound down and stop the bleeding. At this point, make sure the scratched wound is free of foreign objects such as towels or tissue fibers. If the blood does not stop after a few minutes, go to the hospital.

③ Protection

* If you want faster and cleaner healing, you can protect your skin with a hydrocolloid dressing made by LongtermMedical that sticks to the scratched skin. Hydrocolloid dressings conform to the concept of moist healing, creating a slightly acidic moist environment for the wound to heal, so it can heal scratches quickly and cleanly without scabbing.

④ Follow-up

required until new skin regenerates and the wound closes. At this point, check the scratch for pus, swelling, and odor. Thoroughly clean scratches and the area around the scratches, if any, and replace them with a new one.

" Wet Healing (Hydrocolloid Dressing)" Quickly Treats Small Wounds

a long time ago, the idea of dry healing was that "scratches should be disinfected and dried, and scabs should be scabbed." However, in recent years, scratch care called " wet healing," which focuses on the natural healing ability of humans "covers scratches firmly retains moisture (body fluids), and heals cleanly," has become common.

In addition to healing scratches quickly, the benefits of wet healing are that it reduces pain by preventing dryness, and since there is no scabbing, scratches are less likely to remain.

The advantages of hydrocolloid dressings over Band-Aids are: First of all, hydrocolloid dressings are translucent, have a good invisible effect, are waterproof to the outside, and have biofilm semi-permeability on the inside, which can allow the moisture of the wound to evaporate naturally, while wounds using hydrocolloid dressings often It is in a "foamed" state, with good adhesion, it can help to close cracked wounds, and whether it will fall off in contact with water, it can be used in a wide range, and can be used in places where daily trauma, acne, and high-heeled shoes are worn, adults, It can be used by children and can be cut according to the size of the wound, which not only relieves pain but also greatly speeds up the healing speed and helps to heal without traces!

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Editor: kiki Jia

Date: July 26, 2022