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...

Why do we continue to use topical antibiotics in clean wounds after dermatologic procedures?

The unnecessary use of topical antibiotics in clean acute wounds is an issue I spoke about 4 years ago in the post "How do...

Band and bandage: not the same thing

A band is called a bandage when it is placed on the patient's leg and, therefore, its properties are different. A band may be...

Silver in wound healing

Why? The antimicrobial activity of silver has been demonstrated in vitro, including multi-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. To be bactericidal, silver has to turn into...

Compression therapy and scar massage in post-traumatic and post-surgical leg wounds

The healing process of any leg wound is conditioned by gravity force. The inflammatory process inherent in any leg wound involves an alteration in the...

Reasons for the hyaluronic acid boom in wound healing

Hyaluronic acid is in vogue in the world of wound healing. And it seems that this privilege position will last long time. The key...

Interest of topical corticosteroid in Martorell ulcer

Today I am going to talk about a treatment strategy that we normally use in our wound clinic, with excellent results, in the hypertensive...

Topical corticosteroids in chronic wounds

Why? Many of the uses of corticosteroids in medicine are based on their anti-inflammatory power. This effect can be harmful in those clinical situations in...

What if we heal with music?

Pain in a skin wound is triggered during dressing changes, which in some cases are daily. Dressing changes can become a real stress for...

Why do we use topical zinc on wounds and perilesional skin?

Zinc in wounds is a subject that has never lost its relevance. Zinc is a trace element, i.e. a metal found in the body in...

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