This article summarizes six reasons why wounds will not heal . How to avoid it? Just come and see it with me. When you work or do housework, you accidentally make a small wound. Generally , most wounds will heal within a week or two, but if the wound does not heal around , or eight weeks. If it does not heal completely, it has become a "chronic wound" .
First, let's take a look at the changes in the color of the wound:
Fresh wounds are generally red, gradually turning dark red, while chronic wounds have some "strange" features:
· Numbness around the wound Redness and warmth around the wound
· red streaks around the wound
· abnormal color
· Odor (foul odor)
· something comes out
· significant swelling
· Does not scab or grow new tissue
· If the above phenomenon occurs, other reasons or diseases should be considered. There are 6 main reasons for preventing the wound from healing. Correct them as soon as possible to help the wound heal normally.
When there is a wound on the skin, bacteria can enter the body, and the body is fighting the infection instead of healing the wound, thus blocking the wound's healing process. When a wound becomes infected, you may notice redness, swelling, and pain around the area, as well as pus or foul-smelling fluid. When this happens, antibiotic treatment can be used to fight the infection, or Silver Ion Dressing can be used.
Infection is the main reason for wounds not healing. When you accidentally get hurt, the first thing to do to prevent infection is to wash the wound with soap and water immediately.
Then you can use Silver Ion Dressing to bandage the wound. The silver ion dressing releases silver ions after contacting the wound exudate, and the silver ions combine with the enzyme proteins in bacterial cells to inactivate them and kill bacteria. And it can also bind to the DNA and RNA of bacterial cells and viruses, preventing their replication. When silver ions are combined with metalloproteins in the wound, it can increase the concentration of zinc, calcium, copper and other ions in the wound and promote wound healing. It can also slowly release silver ions and play a long-term role, thus greatly reducing the frequency of replacement.
② Poor blood circulation
During the healing process, the red blood cells in the body go into action, they bring new cells to the injured area and start rebuilding the tissue. Poor circulation can slow down this process, making wound healing take longer or even stop. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, can cause poor circulation. Exercising or elevating the wound can help improve circulation.
Wound healing requires enough protein to build new tissue, three times the usual amount. Proper hydration is also necessary. Malnutrition is a big reason why wounds won't heal, so you need protein and water.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease. Elevated blood sugar can cause blood circulation to slow down, insufficient supply of nutrients, damage to tissue regeneration and repair, and negative effects on the immune system, leading to a higher risk of infection. In addition, people with diabetes may have nerve damage and be relatively insensitive to wounds.
⑤ Excessive swelling
Excessive swelling is caused by fluid build-up in the skin, which prevents oxygen from entering the skin and prevents the body from repairing the wound. It can be used in conjunction with compression therapy to remove fluids, first apply the Hydrocolloid Dressing to the wound, then apply pressure to the wound with the Medical Bandage First Aid , and once the swelling subsides, the wound will begin to heal.
⑥ Repetitive trauma
People with paraplegia, spinal cord injury, or people who are bedridden for long periods of time can experience repeated crush injuries due to infrequent changes in body position. At the same time, slowed blood circulation can also prolong or even stop the healing process. Therefore, bedridden patients are at high risk for repetitive trauma. Helping them change positions, or helping them out for a walk, will help the wound heal.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: November 8, 2022