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Why Wound Care Dressings are Essential

Medicine has come a long way from the time people were using roots. At those times illness was treated as a condition with origins that were supernatural. There are many advances in medicine that were brought about by necessity like war that led to the development of wound care and the field of trauma. In many battles, the deciding factor has been the issue of health. One of the important medical supplies that are used in the battlefield is wound dressing.

There are different types of wound dressing that health care practitioners can choose to apply more now. The type of dressing to be used depends on the kind of wound. The size and location of the wound also matter. This did not start today because even in the ancient times' people recognized the need to cover wounds. At that time medical supplies were not advanced. They still tried their best to perform the basic functions of a wound covering. This is protecting the tissues from further trauma and prevention of particles like dust or sand from entering a wound.

A wound dressing is supposed to collect liquids such as blood or pus which drains from the wounds. In cases when the wound is infected, the wound dressing can absorb any odors. This is why the wound dressing needs to be non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Back in the days, people used cotton and linen as bandages and dressings on wounds.

In the modern days, there are stores which are selling medical supplies stocks that have different types of dressings. The most common type of wound dressing sold is gauze. It is a net-like fabric and very light in weight. This is the best medical supply for dressing wounds that are minor. It is sold in either rolls, pads or squares shapes. There are patients that have sensitive skin that need their wound care supply and dressings to be made with tulle and materials that will not stick to the surfaces of the wound.#
A semipermeable dressing is a type of wound dressing that is used on wounds that are shallow. It has a sterile sheet that is transparent which makes it easy for one to check on the wound beneath. For the wounds that are large, wound dressings made of hydrocolloids may be perfect. There is the latest development in medical supplies for wound care called hydro-gel dressing. This wound dressing is made of water in a composite network.

There is the hydro-fiber dressing which is also a new kind of wound dressing. It is made of pads that are no-woven and soft. This is perfect for partial thickness burns and traumatic wounds. It has gel that has moisture that seals a wound at the same time allow air to penetrate. It is an option that is cost effective because it can be worn for many days.

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