If your wound does not heal visibly within 4 weeks or completely heal within 8 weeks, the wound is considered chronic . Chronic wounds, in many cases, will not heal without medical intervention. If your wound or pain doesn't show any signs of healing, treat it promptly . Chronic wounds can lead to dangerous complications if left untreated. This article will introduce you to the possible causes of non-healing wounds and how to deal with them. Let’s take a look at it with me below.
Symptoms of chronic wounds:
Fresh wounds are usually red, inflamed, and may be swollen, while chronic wounds have distinct symptoms, including: no signs of healing within 30 days, such as scabs or new tissue , numbness around the wound , change in color , a foul odor , discharge from the wound , Significant swelling , When the wound is stagnant, treatment of one or more underlying conditions is often required to allow the healing process to resume. Longterm Medical has several steps for you to treat these problems to help the wound return to a healing state.
1. There is infection in the wound :
Your skin is your body's first line of defense against infection. When the skin breaks, it allows bacteria to enter the body through an open wound. A wound infection can almost stop the healing process. The body fights the infection, not heals the wound. Common wound redness, swelling, pain, heat, accompanied by pus exudation and other symptoms all indicate that the wound is infected, which leads to a long stay in the state of ulcer and purulence, which breeds a large number of bacterial contamination.
to do: You can apply Longterm Medical Silver Ion Dressing to the wound. The silver dressing is antibacterial and can control wound inflammation.
2. Excessive swelling of the wound :
Excessive swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the skin and can impair the body's ability to heal wounds by limiting oxygen to the skin. A variety of compression therapies can be used to remove fluid. Once the swelling subsides, proper wound healing can begin.
to do: You can also use the Longterm Medical Elastic Bandage Self-Adhesive on the wound to reduce swelling to relieve swelling. This bandage is also self-adhesive, making it ideal for injection fixation in children.
3. There is tension in the wound :
In some large or deep open wounds, the sutures are poorly aligned or the tension is large. In this case, swelling will occur, and it is necessary to extend the time for suture removal, or use a decompression suture method, and use wound cream, Muscle cream, etc. to eliminate the infection. In addition, the wound is subjected to external forces such as extrusion and shearing, and it is also difficult to heal, and the external force must be relieved.
Coping: You can also use Longterm Medical Wound Skin Closure to stick to the wound to have a certain closing and traction effect on the wound, which can reduce the occurrence of excessive wound healing tension and difficult to heal.
4.poor nutrition and physical fitness :
Most of the patients with postoperative wounds have poor nutrition and weak body resistance, which also affects wound healing. In general, postoperative wounds cannot be healed for a long time. Basically, the reasons can be found from two aspects. On the one hand, the wound does not have a suitable environment, which can promote healing by eliminating negative factors; Healing can only be achieved by improving physical condition.
① Eat more high-calorie, high-protein, easy-to-digest and absorb foods, such as eggs, fish, meat, etc.
② It is advisable to eat more foods with high zinc content, such as dried shrimps, seaweed, fish meal, sesame, peanuts, liver, beans, etc.
③ Such as loss of appetite, can eat small meals .
④ Minimize the consumption of spicy and irritating food, such as tobacco, wine, tea, pepper, onion, pepper, fried and grilled food.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: September 15, 2022