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Should wounds ALWAYS be cleansed

The answer is NO. As many of you will have been surprised by this answer, I think this topic deserves a post:) You have probably already read phrases like this in some of the...

Do not debride dry eschars on heels

When we find a necrotic plaque on a heel, the first thing that might come to our minds is "how do I remove it"... A SERIOUS MISTAKE! The first thing we must do is...

Keratinocytes and their analgesic effect

I have decided to dedicate this post to the specific analgesic potential of keratinocytes because it is something that is hardly talked about in the world of wound healing and yet it is observed...

Emollients for eczema on legs

What is the best moisturising recommendation for the elderly with dry skin or those with eczema secondary  to venous insufficiency? You have probably asked yourself this question many times. However, while dry skin and atopic...

Eczema craquelé: when skin deteriorates like paintings

The craquelé effect on the skin is often found on the legs of the elderly, especially in winter. The name of these lesions, eczema craquelé, is very intuitive, but not very well known among...

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CEAP Classification of Chronic Venous Disorders: Let’s all speak the same...

The CEAP classification (Clinical-Etiological-Anatomical-Pathophysiological) was created in 1994 to standardize the diverse manifestations of chronic venous disease. It was modified in 2004 to refer...

Distraction as analgesic strategy during dressing changes

Professionals  involved in wound management know that dressing changes represent an enormously stressful factor for patients, mainly because of the associated pain. Pain has...

Vitamins, folic acid, proteins and venous ulcer

What would you include in a blood test for a patient with a venous ulcer? What alterations would you expect to find, whose...

Pustular and erosive leg dermatosis: you may have seen a case...

Pustular and erosive dermatosis of the legs is a disorder that may be underdiagnosed because of lack of knowledge of its existence.. Have you...

Ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica: what is it and how should it be...

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a condition that we will always have to include if we list the causes of "atypical" leg ulcers. In fact, in...

What exercises can I do at home for phlebolymphedema?

The #StayHome is being one of the most important weapons in the fight against the COVID-19 health crisis. I believe that any trick or...

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