How experts assess and successfully treat a wound that won’t heal

Physician treating a wound that won’t heal

We all deal with minor wounds like burns, blisters, or scrapes every now and then and they typically heal naturally. But sometimes, wounds don’t respond to at-home treatment, and you might encounter a wound that won’t heal on its own.

Nearly seven million Americans suffer from these non-healing or chronic wounds. Living with a wound and not getting the right treatment can affect your quality of life or lead to new health issues or more serious problems, such as infections, limb loss, or, in the most severe cases, even death.

Read on to learn when (and how) to treat minor wounds at home properly, how the natural mending process works, and when to see a wound care specialist for a chronic wound that won’t heal.

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Benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for chronic wound care

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This article is part of the Complete Guide to Wound Care.

Everyone has had minor cuts and scrapes that they can take care of at home with a Band-Aid or two, but sometimes people get larger, more severe injuries on their body that linger. These are often deep, open wounds that seem to stop healing or heal very slowly.

For those patients, specialists can help you recover with a wide range of treatments to speed up wound healing. One cutting-edge option is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Read on to learn about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for treating persistent wounds.

Logansport Memorial Wound Care Center’s state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chambers provide a unique form of wound care therapy that's close to home.

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What to know about diabetes and wound healing

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An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those aged 65 years or older. In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes also include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity.

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