Preventing Wound Infections at Home
Wounds come from different sources—from surgery, an accident, or cuts. Even if they appear small, wound care should not be underestimated. The small wound can get infected and put your loved one’s life at risk.
Wound management is part of our home health solutions, and we have been caring for seniors living alone, senior couples, and homebound patients.
With the right information, you can also prevent a wound from getting infected. Knowing basic wound care is a life skill you may need later on. Here are the easy steps to prevent an infection from happening.
Immediately wash the wound with antibacterial soap and clean water. Having an antibiotic ointment in your medicine cabinet can be a smart addition to your medicine inventory. Antibiotic ointments can be over-the-counter, so you do not need a prescription. Cover the wound with a gauze dressing or a bandage. When it gets wet or dirty, change the dressing.
As much as possible, the wound must be dry and clean for the crucial first 24 hours. After caring for the wound, wash your hands again. Observe the wound and change the dressing as needed.
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