How to speed up wound healing

(ORDO NEWS) — How quickly wounds heal depends on a huge number of factors. First of all, the age of the person, as well as the size of the wound and where it is located, will affect the speed. Doctors give a few simple recommendations that will help speed up the healing process.

At the very beginning, the wound may bleed. After a few minutes, the blood gradually coagulates and a temporary dry crust appears on the surface, called a scab.

It is needed in order to protect the wound from infection. If pathogenic microorganisms enter, the healing process will be disrupted.

When the wound has no infection, new tissue gradually appears under the scab, and the body begins to restore those blood vessels that have been damaged. In addition, collagen is actively produced, which is needed for the formation of new skin.

In order for the wound to heal as quickly as possible, you should follow a few simple tips.

  • The wound should be not only clean, but also sufficiently moist. When changing the dressing, the wound is thoroughly washed, and an antibiotic or petroleum jelly is applied to its surface, which will help it stay moist. Due to this, scars will not form in the future. The wound is then covered with a clean bandage.
  • The bandage should be changed at least once a day.
  • While bathing, it is better to tie up the wound so that it does not get wet.
  • Attention should be paid to the diet, which should be healthy and varied.
  • If you have high blood pressure or diabetes, you need to take your medications, because these diseases can cause the wound to heal for too long.
  • It is better to quit smoking, because nicotine has an extremely negative effect on blood vessels and slows down the healing process of wounds.

These simple recommendations will help the wound heal faster and reduce the risk of scarring or scarring at the site of injury.

In the event that the wound is too deep, and the blood does not stop for more than 10 minutes, it is better to contact an ambulance.

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