Alternative treatment options for wound recovery

  Traditional wound healing consists of using gauze, lint, plasters and wadding to prevent bleeding, absorb fluids and protect the affected area from exposure to harmful elements. This treatment option has been trusted for centuries and continues to take precedence as an immediate and effective option in the event of an accident. But wound healing is complex, and it happens in phases: the inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and maturation phase, according to the School of Medical Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. With the intricacies of the process, alternative routes to treatment may be considerable. Below, we’ve listed a few uncommon treatment choices for wound healing. Before committing to another option, however, it’s important to discuss it with your doctor and learn about potential risks and side effects. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Johns Hopkins Medicine describes hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a treatment option that exposes the body to 100% oxygen in a pressurized environment. When more oxygen enters the bloodstream, it enhances tissue function and can lead to increased healing. The treatment is performed in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which is a special type of room that delivers 100 percent oxygen at elevated pressure. Because wounds need oxygen during the healing process, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be an effective option to speed up the recovery. Those who seek this type of treatment generally have a wound from radiation burns, other type...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care wound care treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

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