Wounds heal best when they are clean and free from germs so wound care will focus on ensuring clean dressings. Antibiotic creams, such as fusidic acid, may help if the infection is minor. Where there is a risk of wound infections spreading, your doctor will prescribe oral antibiotics. Depending on the cause of the wound, your doctor may also recommend a tetanus booster.
Treatment and care will also depend on whether you have diabetes, which can slow down wound healing. So you will need diabetic wound care. Wounds also take longer to heal if you are elderly or overweight, or if your immune system isn’t working well. Larger or deeper wounds are more likely to get infected so need particular care to prevent conditions like sepsis.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, NY, follows strict procedures to help avoid wound infections. We also offer second to none wound care. With us, you can rest assured that you will get the best care and treatment for your infected wounds. Our superb, multilingual, medical personnel develop individualized treatment programs. The skilled nursing and loving care we provide for our patients ensures their speediest possible recovery from any type of wounds.
Feel free to call us today to learn about our numerous programs specifically tailored towards supporting and caring for patients with any type of infected wounds.