Wound Care and Scar Care

Wound Care

1. How to alleviate the red, swell and painful wounds?

When wounds get red, swell and feeling fever or painful, patients or care givers can cool the wounds to ease the pain. If wounds continue to get red, swell, fever along with sticky exudate, patients should seek medical professionals’advices and treatment.

 

2. What is an exudate and its function in wound recovery?

An exudate is a fluid emitted to heal a wound. The fluid is composed of growth factors and immune cells, and thus is thought as the best anti-inflammatory drug for wounds

 

3. What is the moist wound healing?

It is found by studies that an exudate and the moist environment where cells are easily to migrate are helpful for wound healing and scar prevention.

 

The hydrocolloid dressing is one of applications of moist wound healing. It can absorb the excessive exudate and maintain the wound site moisture. Also, it can decrease painful feeling when changing dressings. 

 

4. How to use hydrocolloid dressings?

The hydrocolloid dressing is suitable for shallow, non-infection, light-medium exudative wounds such as wounds caused by surgeries, first-degree burns, cuts, acnes, mosquito bites and to name a few. 

 

After cleaning wounds with normal saline, you can apply the hydrocolloid dressing over a wound bed to alleviate pain, accelerate healing and prevent from scar formation. It is notable that only can hydrocolloid dressing be used on clean wounds.

 

Scar Care

1. Why is the hydration important to prevent from scar formation?

Dry wounds are inclined to generate scars. In particular, the newly-generated skin is dehydrated, making collagen over production to form scars. By using hydrated scar products, it can effectively control scar proliferation and lighten scars.

 

2. How to take care of C-Section scars?

Silicone-based scar care products can be used at least three months after wounds heal. In addition to using the appropriate products and massage to soften the scar tissue, UV-protection and the prevention of wearing tight cloth are essential to flatten scars.