Types of Wounds & Stages of Wound Healing

Wounds are one thing that we all don’t like to think about, but it’s a part of life just as much as breathing. Wounds happen because they’re accidents, and right from the time we’re little, we learn that wounds are okay–especially if you take care of them properly. One thing we’re not taught as children though is how not all wounds are created alike. That’s means that there are a few different types out there and each one requires its own level of specialized care. We’ll tell you all about it!

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What is a colostomy?

A colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall created by surgery. A colostomy is usually needed because a person’s colon is not working properly. The colon may not be working properly because of a health problem or a disease that required part of the colon to be removed. Sometimes a colostomy is used for a short period of time to help a person recover from a health condition. Other times, a colostomy is a permanent part of a person’s life.

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Medical Adhesive Tape 101

Chances are, you have a roll of medical adhesive tape in your medicine cabinet, or you’ve seen some come into play at a sporting event. Sometimes referred to as surgical tape, this staple of the medical supply world has many different types and uses. If you’ve ever been curious about either, then it’s time for a crash course and put the ‘eas’ in adhesive.

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Guide to Ostomy Accessories

Ostomy accessories can improve your experience with ostomy care. While these accessories are an optional part of your experience with an ostomy bag, they can offer convenience and comfort. There are different accessories designed to assist with different aspects of having an ostomy bag, including eliminating odor, sealing the skin, and adding security to the bag. Continue on for a guide to ostomy accessories.

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Basic First Aid

Basic first aid is important before hospital care is received. First aid helps to stop bleeding and to prevent infection, and as a result, promote healing. Sarasota Medical Products provides basic tips on handling open and closed wounds at home below.

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