Laceration treatment?

A day ago I had an accident and was injured slightly. There was a tear through my sock and a wound underneath. According to medical terms it is a Laceration. I cleaned the area with antiseptic and washed it. Then I applied Hydroheal ( Hydrogel Wound Dressing with Colloidal Silver) and covered it with a sticky gauge, then normal gauge and then finally a crepe bandage. I did this because similar treatment was done before too when I had a similar wound in the hospital. Is covering okay?

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R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Published on May 17, 2016

Wounds are meant to be kept moist. This allows excess moisture to be wicked away so that maceration of the surrounding tissue does not occur. Maceration is the whitish appearance of tissue that has been water-logged. You also want to make sure that your Tetanus is up to date. If more than 5 years since your last injection, then it is a good idea to get another booster. You also want to make sure there is no infection or that the wound is not becoming infected. Signs to look out for would be increased redness, pus, red streaks traveling away from the wound, fever, increasing pain at the site of the wound. My advice is to have a wound specialist take a look to make sure the wound is healing well. If it has been more than 30 days, then hyperbarics may be needed.

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Answered by R3 Clinics & Hyperbarics

Wounds are meant to be kept moist. This allows excess moisture to be wicked away so that maceration of the surrounding tissue does not occur. Maceration is the whitish appearance of tissue that has been water-logged. You also want to make sure that your Tetanus is up to date. If more than 5 years since your last injection, then it is a good idea to get another booster. You also want to make sure there is no infection or that the wound is not becoming infected. Signs to look out for would be increased redness, pus, red streaks traveling away from the wound, fever, increasing pain at the site of the wound. My advice is to have a wound specialist take a look to make sure the wound is healing well. If it has been more than 30 days, then hyperbarics may be needed.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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