Wound Care Treatment in Rochester, MN by Comfort Health
Each of our nurses has undergone extensive training in wound care, with an emphasis on wound assessment, and utilizes evidence-based treatment protocols. They’re trained to care for wounds caused by amputation, burns, surgical incisions, and trauma, and several types of ulcers including those caused by diabetes, pressure, and venous stasis. They will work hand-in-hand with your specialist or primary care physician to develop a care plan that is best for you.
If left untreated, a wound that doesn’t heal may get bigger and deeper over time. That could significantly increase the chances of contracting a serious infection, possibly resulting in the need for hospitalization. If the tissue damage from an infection is extensive, surgery or amputation may be needed.
Here are signs that indicate a wound has progressed to the chronic, non-healing stage:
• Persistent, increased pain in the wound area
• Increased drainage from the wound
• A foul odor coming from the wound
• Redness or swelling around or spreading away from the wound
• Discoloration (often a dark or bluish color) near the edges of the wound
Generally speaking, to help keep skin healthy, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care recommends drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy diet, using a gentle pH-balanced cleanser while bathing or showering, and applying skin moisturizers and emollients, such as lotion, cream or oil, within a few minutes after bathing and when your skin feels or looks dry.
For more information on skin and wound care, please give us a call today at 800-204-2332.