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Ulnar nerve palsy

Open wound: Indications of an infection

An open wound should heal spontaneously if kept dry and clean. Oftentimes, using topical medications such as peroxide or bacitracin can help with wound healing. Nevertheless, an open wound can become infected and require medical attention. It is vital that you are familiar with the indications of an infection such as drainage, fever, swelling or […]

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What is an open wound?

An open wound is characterized by skin that is cracked open where the underlying tissue is exposed to the outside environment. This puts an individual vulnerable to bleeding and even infection. What are the types of open wounds? Abrasions Incisions Lacerations Puncture wounds Gunshot wounds Penetrating wounds Potential complications Generally, an open wound might progress […]