The younger we are, the more likely we are to get wounded. It is inevitable in life, but not tending to those wounds properly can have unpleasant consequences.
When it comes to wound care, the main goal is to provide safe and secure protection, and the best conditions for undisturbed and optimal healing, without any complications.
Here’s why you should protect your wounds
It is very important to protect wounds while they are healing. If left exposed, a wound is vulnerable to entry of contaminants, infection, swelling, or other complications.
Through an open wound, bacteria can easily enter the body and cause infection. A severe and hard-to-treat infection can migrate deep under the surface of the skin, hinder healing, and result in other complications. The presence of water can impede wound healing as well. For instance, water may contain bacteria or harmful elements such as chlorine, which can prevent your wound from healing & double the risk of infection. Contact with water will also make the skin swell, causing the wound to close. In such conditions it is easy for bacteria and germs to enter the wound, further raising the risk of infection.
In order to make sure that your wound is properly protected against external influences and infection risks, you'll need a plaster that is tailored to the type, size and location of the wound. The following tips will help you to apply proper care once you have selected the plaster that is right for you.