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Management of Wounds and Injuries This does not dispute the fact that injuries and wounds can occur even in our play and leisure time. The skin may be torn, cut or punctured deeply. Classified on the basis of contamination, we have; clean wound, contaminated wound, infected as well as colonized wounds. It is necessary to determine the kind of wound so as to take the necessary measures towards it. Major wounds are deeper and affect the underlying tissue as well as organs in the body. Wounds can be caused by sudden cuts by sharp objects , falls , grazes, infections, as well as chronic illnesses can cause bedsores. Closed wounds on the other hand include internal blood vessel raptures, crush injuries as well pains resulting from continued or massive force applied to the body. In general terms the humankind is exposed and vulnerable to all kinds of dangers. These processes are cautiously and carefully done by a skilled professional. Minor wounds like bruises and minor cuts will always heal by themselves by formation of a fibrin net on the wound. Cleaning of the wound requires care in reference to the depth of the wound so as not to cause too much pain on the individual. For major wounds plenty of rest should be ensured to the affected individual. You should see a medical professional to administer and advice on which pain killers to take for your wound. In the case of accident caused wounds and infections, it is necessary that a general assessment of the whole body is done to check for damages of internal organs. It is necessary to offer this process especially in cases of extremities.
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Using of sterilized gloves goes a long way in protecting the wound and should therefore be upheld. Bandages, adhesive dressing as well as measures should be observed during this process for the ultimate safety of the patient. In dressing, antibiotics should not be used as they can slow the healing process as well as cause irritation. The use of honey is known to expel pathogens as well as speed up the process of healing.
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Weakened immune system could also cause you to sustain several wounds. The items used for these minor injuries can be readily found in most physical chemist stores as well as online stores. Medical tapes on the other hand are used to safely secure bandages and dressings of wounds. Non-woven sponges and alcohol pads are items that that you need not lack for wound dressing and sterilization. They play a big role in cautiously cleaning the wound as well as the sensitive skin around the wound. They are accessible and available in the very quantity that you need. Take necessary precautions when dealing with items that can be wound and injury causative. This will reduce and save you the hassle of having to rush to medical facilities due to minor and manageable wounds.