Wound care

Wound care management tips and info

A wound occurs when there's physical damage to the body and usually takes the form of a break in the skin or mucous membrane. Caring for your wound means more than just putting a dressing onto a wound, there's also your general health, lifestyle and factors that might slow healing down to consider.

Here we share answers to common questions we receive around wound care. Please note the information supplied is general in nature and you should consult your healthcare professional when trying to heal wounds.

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FAQs about wound care

How do I help my wound heal?

Do scabs help wounds to heal?

What should I do if a wound is not healing?

What's the most important factor in caring for a wound?

How do you prevent a wound from becoming infected?

Is it normal for wounds to itch after surgery? 

What are the main types of wounds?

What's the best way to secure a dressing?

Why is it important to dress a wound?

What's the best dressing to use for a foot blister?

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Please note the information supplied is general in nature. Please consult your medical practioner for individual advice.