Our skin acts as a barrier that protects our internal bodies from exposure to potentially harmful bacteria and other external dangers. However, unfortunately, wounds are a common occurrence. Whether they are small wounds caused by acne or a slip of the hand while at the chopping board, or bigger wounds caused by a serious accident or surgery, the wound healing process is complex and involves growth factors.
The mission of Sarasota Medical Products is to empower patients to confidently manage their lives. For the past ten years, we have been designing and manufacturing special adhesives and other products for wound care, ostomy, and infection control. If you have recently undergone an ostomy, you may be having some difficulties getting used to the changes. To help you gain more confidence in changing your ostomy pouches, we have put together these tips.
The general term wound refers to any kind of damage or break in the skin’s surface caused by a cut, a blow, or another type of impact, usually, one in which the skin is broken. Wounds may be separated into two categories: acute and chronic.
If you have a new ostomy after colostomy or ileostomy surgery, you may feel a bit overwhelmed about what supplies you will need. Your medical provider may provide some information about needed supplies, but there are a lot of products out there and they may not all be right for you. Sarasota Medical Products wants you to be as comfortable as possible with the supplies you use, so here are some tips on purchasing ostomy supplies.
Scars are not something everyone wants to display. In fact, you may want to hide your scars all the time, especially if they are large. Did you know that if you care for your wound properly, you can reduce the size and appearance of your scar? Here is some more information about wound care to minimize scar tissue.
Have you been injured recently? Perhaps you were out playing a game of football with your friends, or you may have slipped at home and cut yourself. You might have been in an accident at work or even in a car accident. No matter how you were injured, it is important that you continue to check your wounds for infection. Here are some tips for checking your wounds.