A deep tissue injury (DTI) can be painful and debilitating and lead to life-threatening issues. Even with treatment, it can quickly deteriorate into your worst nightmare, and since it's not an obvious injury, it's easy to miss. Learn all about deep tissue injury.
5 Probable Reasons Why Your Wound Won't Heal
A normal wound will generally heal in 4 to 6 weeks, but if it does not heal in this timeframe, it becomes a chronic wound or, in simple terms, a non-healing wound. If the wound is not healing in a timely manner, it means there is another unnoticed and untreated underlying condition. Learn about 5 probable reasons why your wound won't heal and more.
An open cut, puncture, or surgical opening exposes the inner layers of the skin to bacteria and other infection-causing organisms. If these organisms enter the body, they may multiply and cause unusual reactions around the wound bed. Recognizing and catching the infection in its initial stages helps medical professionals select appropriate treatment. Learn about the 8 signs of an infected wound.
Top 5 Wound Dressings For Treating A Slough Wound
During the healing process, necrotic tissue, or slough, forms over the chronic wound. It presents as is a pale yellow, dead tissue and covers the entire wound bed. A wound develops slough, it means that it is stuck in the inflammatory phase and healing is delayed. Find 5 Best Wound Dressings for Slough Wound.
5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing
Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.
Understanding Different Types Of Wound Drainage
The management of exudate holds an integral position in wound care. When properly managed, healing time chance of infection, and frequent dressing changes are all reduced and quality of life is improved. Learn about the different types of wound drainage and how to treat these wounds.
5 Tips for Effective Skin Tear Treatment and Prevention
As we age, our skin can become less elastic, dry, and thin. Over time, the skin loses its moisture and weakens, leading to increased risks of tears. Weakened or damaged skin can rip very easily. Skin tear treatment aims to prevent infection, protect the surrounding skin, and keep the area moist for quicker and adequate healing.
Tunneling Wound: Causes and Treatment
The tunneling wound got its name from the tunnels or channels that extend from the wound into or through subcutaneous tissue or muscle. Tunnels may be short, long, or even split into multiple tunnels. Sometimes these tunnels take twists or turns that can make wound care complicated.
Four Stages of Wound Healing are represented by four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Expert Advice and Content @ HPFY
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.
The Top 5 Products for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief
Neck and shoulder pain can not only be debilitating, but it can also keep you from doing what you love. We have the Top 5 products that will bring relief.
5 Ways To Manage Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
Urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is normal and gradually returns to normal over time. Luckily there are ways to manage incontinence and improve your quality of life until you regain bladder control. LEARN MORE
7 Things To Know About Lumpectomy After Care
Undergoing lumpectomy surgery for cancer treatment can be overwhelming for a woman. But with proper post-surgical care, the road to recovery can be much easier and a lot quicker. Most patients can return to a normal routine within a few weeks. READ MORE
Prolapsed Stoma: What You Should Know
A prolapsed stoma may look scary, but it can usually be fixed at home by following some simple steps. Learn all about a prolapsed stoma at HPFY.
Finding the Best Odor Eliminators for Ostomates
Does the thought of ostomy odor make you anxious, self-conscious, and constantly anxious, especially in public? You don’t have to feel that way any longer. Find the best odor eliminators for ostomates at HPFY.
5 Mistakes To Avoid While Using Adult Diapers
Using adult diapers can be more complicated than you think. To avoid common mistakes, we have all the info you need. LEARN MORE