Articles About stages of wound healing
Proper treatment of wounds is critical to ensure prompt and healthy healing. While we all have something in our medicine cabinet that we slather on everyday boo boos, all wound gel products are not created equal. Try some of these professionally recommended products to promote healthful rejuvenation and even expedition of the wound healing process.
In college I held many jobs. Most notably I practiced my chef skills at a very small diner in a rural area. Fish fry night was the most happening night of the week, and since I was the waitress and the cook, I was quite busy. Imagine my surprise when I dropped a basket of cod fillets into molten hot frying oil and a good amount of oil defied gravity and landed directly on my forearm.
For the last two decades or so, medical advances have changed the way we think about healing. Things that used to take weeks or months can now be achieved in a few days. Chronic illnesses that were untreatable are now easily managed. It’s no surprise that these advances have paved the way for major developments in wound care, and thus the introduction of negative pressure wound therapy.
Wound healing, which is body’s natural response, takes place in several phases in an orderly fashion. The three major stages in wound healing are inflammation, proliferation and maturation. Usually, all wounds heal in this order, but sometimes due to several causes one of the stages is prolonged and results in chronic non healing wound.
Common chronic wounds include venous stasis ulcers, diabetes ulcers and pressure ulcers. Sometimes, the natural healing order is affected and prolonged due to infections, hypoxia, foreign bodies, and trauma or due to systemic conditions like diabetes, poor-nutrition, medications and immune deficiency.
1. Kaltostat- This is one of the wound dressings that is produced from brown seaweed, usually kelp but sometimes other varieties. This dressing forms a gel which is not sticky, and absorbs drainage from the wound.
2. Tegasorb- Tegasorb is one of the most commonly used dressings for many types of wounds. This dressing is an adhesive wafer which combines with the wound drainage to create a wound gel, which is perfect for healing.
The different stages of wound healing involve different actions, and there are four stages in all from the initial injury to a completely healed wound. The wound healing process follows a set of steps which can be predicted, but sometimes for many reasons a wound will not heal correctly. During the first stage, which involves inflammation of the skin tissues right after the injury occurs, you will see the fresh wound, and there will probably be some blood. During the initial stages of wound healing you may feel warmth in the tissues as well as pain, and eventually the bleeding will stop and a scab will form.
1. The wound healing process involves four different phases, and each of these phases is predictable almost all of the time. The first stage can take days, and involves inflammation and compounds which help the wound to close and the blood to clot. Blood vessels narrow, and specialized cells rush to the fresh wound to clean out any debris and start repairs.