One of the most important factors in wound healing is the environment of the wound. A moist environment is ideal for wound healing, while a dry environment can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of infection.
We talk a great deal about non-healing wounds and chronic wounds, but we thought it might be time we looked a little more closely at the stages of wound healing itself, and how this process happens.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to the drugs we use to kill them. We look at how this affects wound care and what you can do to minimise your risk.
A recording of our talk at the Biomedical & Cancer Research Global Summit in June 2023. The topic is “hypochlorous acid and surgical gauze: an effective simplified wound treatment protocol”.
Winter is a time for staying warm and cosy, but it is also sadly a time we see an increase in burn related accidents. While often minor in nature, burns can end up being more serious. Here are some ideas on how to prevent burns at home.
Wounds can occur at any time, and while some might need medical attention a good percentage can be safely and effectively treated at home. In this article we look at some common wound types and what you can do.
As pet owners, most of us will have to deal with some form of a wounded pet at one time or another. Some wounds you can treat at home, while others will need the services of your family vet. Giving your pet first aid at home to start with can be very useful.
Autumn is a time of year when people start to spend more time indoors, which can increase the risk of respiratory infections. We look at the types of respiratory infections that occur during this season, and share some tips on prevention and treatment.
Patients undergoing radiation therapy often end up with skin injuries as high doses of radiation cause significant harm to healthy tissue and skin. This case study explores the use of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) in the treatment of acute radiation injury of the lower eyelid skin, showing that treatment at home, monitored by the health care provider, can save time & money, and improves the patient’s quality of life.
Baby’s have sensitive skin and so they tend to develop rashes more readily than adults. Understanding the difference between a heat rash, nappy rash or an allergy is useful. We look at the different types of rash you might see, and advise when to seek professional help.