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Top 5 Collagen Dressings For 2022

Collagen dressing comes in the form of gels and pads that play an essential role in wound healing by encouraging cell proliferation and collagen deposition into the wound bed. Several natural processes, along with biofilm formation, can cause a delay in wound healing.

Lower Extremity Wounds: Arterial Ulcers

Arterial ulcers often start as a break in the skin on the leg or foot. It can be caused by dry skin, an injury, or a puncture wound. For most, these injuries will heal with proper care. For those with arterial disease, the wound cannot heal due to poor blood flow. This increases the size of the wound while allowing oxygen and bacteria to enter the wound and subcutaneous tissue. Infection occurs, leading to more damage. Minor scrapes and cuts can then develop into ulcers, the tissue becomes necrotic and black.

Proper Woundcare - 12 Myths and Facts

There is no shortage of misconceptions and doubts regarding efficient wound care methods. Before embarking on a wound care treatment it is therefore important to check the myths and facts.

Choosing The Right Exam Glove: 8 Best Protective Gloves For 2022

Exam gloves, used on a daily basis by both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals to maintain sanitation and hygiene, have varying features.

Using Abdominal Pads for Wound Care

Abdominal pads are a smart, efficient, and economical method for avoiding infection and expediting the healing process for wound care and maintenance.

Understanding Wound Inflammation

The wound healing process is generally understood to be a three-step process: inflammation, regeneration (also known as proliferation), and maturation.

Treatments for Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcer is a skin ulcer caused by improper blood circulation in the legs. Venous ulcers are located on the sides of the leg, usually above the ankle and below the calf. These shallow wounds are caused by leg veins not returning blood to the heart properly.

Types of Scars and Treatments

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It performs many functions, but the most important one is keeping organisms from entering our body. Just about every person has injured their skin at one time or another. Depending on these injuries, a scar can be left behind.

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5 Best Products For Arthritis In Hands

There can be many possible factors behind the development of hand arthritis, such as natural aging, genetics, or repetitive stress on the hands. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritic hands. However, there are some of the best products for arthritis in hands that can reduce and relieve pain and help one live a better-quality lifestyle.

8 Best Cleansing Wipes for 2022

Adult cleansing wipes are quintessential in dealing with incontinence or ostomy. Wet wipes soothe agitated and irritable skin and help maintain personal hygiene. Body cleansing wipes come in several varieties. These are scented unscented, disposable, reusable, and even flushable wipes.

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Everyone!

As we age, urine leakage can become more prevalent. Sneezing, laughing, and coughing can cause a small amount of urine to leak. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a proactive way to avoid this problem? Pelvic floor exercises are the answer. Let's explore what our pelvic floor is, and what you can do to ensure it is strong and resilient.

Type I vs Type II Diabetes: What is the Difference?

Type I and Type II diabetes are related to how our body either doesn’t produce insulin or can’t absorb it in our cells. That’s the main difference between the two and both types of diabetes can lead to complications that can be life-threatening if left untreated for an extended period of time.

All That You Need to Know About External Catheters for Men

External Catheter for men is less likely to cause CAUTI and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and they are more comfortable and available to be used at home by the patient. Male external catheters are easy to use and cause fewer movement restrictions than indwelling or intermittent catheters. And mostly, they are non-invasive.

Your Guide For Choosing A Urinary Catheter

There is a lot more that goes into choosing a urinary catheter than many realize. While size is the most considered feature, there are many more aspects and benefits that you should be aware of when choosing a catheter. Overall, intermittent catheters are for urinary retention, while indwelling catheters and external catheters are used for urinary incontinence.

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