Prevention

At the Wound Care Center we believe in the active prevention of chronic wounds and encourage patients to:
  • Check skin daily for dryness, cracks, sores, bruises, reddened areas, and blisters
  • Relieve pressure on sensitive areas of the body by changing position or clothing
  • Treat skin gently
  • Cleanse skin with a mild, pH-balanced product
  • Remove all cleanser residues from the skin
  • Quit smoking
  • Dry all skin folds and creases
  • Moisturize skin and lubricate dry skin with a heavier barrier type product after moisturizing
  • Wear soft clothing
  • Drink adequate amounts of water
  • Maintain proper nutrition.
  • Don’t go barefoot either inside or outside
  • Maintain your blood pressure and control your cholesterol

Source: http://www.healogics.com/Wound-Care-Resource-Center/patients/foot-care








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