Bacterial growth inside of a wound can cause a lot of problems. If you are looking to avoid any issues with would, the most important thing to do is keep it clean. Many people do not do proper wound care to begin with. First, have a clean work space and supplies. Always make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before starting. Cleaning the would with saline or water is recommended first. Refrain from wiping in the center to keep the infection from spreading. Throw away cleaning supplies and pat dry with a clean towel. Apply the necessary bandages after completely dry.
- One of the best things that you can do for an open wound is to clean it out immediately.
- If you left a wound sit and do not do anything to clean it, the repercussions can be really bad.
- Treatment does not stop after cleaning, or washing, as the bandaging part is very important as well.
“Little do people know that open wounds, when left untreated, could lead to severe infections.”