Category Archives: wound care

Wound care (part 2 of 2)

Can stitches get wet? Yes. Stitches can get wet anytime. We often suggest that stitches stay dry for the first 24 hours, but studies have shown that there’s no increased risk of infection or wound breaking down if it gets … Continue reading

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Wound care 101

We all get wounds–which heal most of the time without problems.  Our bodies are amazing and can heal most wounds under the right conditions. The ideal conditions are a clean, moist and friendly environment. Keeping wounds “clean” does NOT mean using … Continue reading

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Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics – NYTimes.com

Want to ward off MRSA? Wash. Wash. Wash. Wound Care May Matter More Than Antibiotics – NYTimes.com.

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Wound care 101–cub scout badge time

I assisted at my son’s Cub Scout meeting and helped dispel some wound care myths.  Lots of questions need answers. . . here is how I address wounds. Allergies? to latex, antibiotics or anesthetics (the medicine to numb a wound)?    I don’t want to … Continue reading

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