General Septic Wound Control Treatment
Why is there no cure for some wounds?
The most common fact remains Oedema.
Oedema prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the wound exudate.
This is essential in creating a setting that cells and enzymes can migrate and function, to establish a nutritional medium, enabling energy and leukocytes to the required area to destroy bacteria.
FACTORS THAT COULD PREVENT WOUND HEALING:
80% of leg ulcers are caused by inadequate venous drainage or damage to venous valves,
Venous diseases, such as thrombosis, that have damaged valves,
Poor blood circulation, which causes tissue death,
Loss of elasticity of arterial wall,
Lepophases are formed in arteries, such as cholesterol due to fatty diets,
Oedema of the lower limbs,
Skin maceration or irritation,
Lymphatic disorders, relating to drainage,
Rheumatoid arthritis can develop into septic arthritis,
Minor burns that have been neglected,
Malnutrition or Dehydration,
Wounds can become immune to the previous or existing wound treatment.
What is Oedema?
Excessive accumulation of fluid, due to increase in extra-vascular water and plasma proteins.
Red blood cell leakage from the vascular system, which releases haemoglobin during disintegration.
White blood cells caught up in the tissue, due to increased hydrostatic pressure.
Oedema occurs because of venous insufficiency.
The constriction or blockage of small arteries causes arterial ulcers or ischemic ulcers.
These arteries are responsible for providing the skin with nutrients and oxygen.
We are what we eat.
It is essential to follow a healthy eating plan and to take in sufficient fluids.
Bad habits such as: heavy smoking, alcohol abuse, malnutrition and poor living conditions contribute to leg ulcers and ischemia that are common diseases with age.
It is essential that oedema be lifted as soon as possible to allow blood circulation.
The advantage of using Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are that oedema is lifted thus alleviating the pressure on the nerve endings and reducing the pain and inflammation of the wound.
These unique products promote blood circulation through its adsorption capacity, creating an environment less acceptable for bacteria multiplication, as bacteria thrive in wet conditions.
Debridement through osmotic pressure moves debris and slough to the wound surface irreversibly, forming a black scab in the case of necrotic wounds and 3rd degree burns.
During the debridement stage, the wound will become deeper and larger with bad odours escaping, due to necrotic tissue disintegrated through osmotic pressure. In the case of 2nd degree burns and minor septic wounds only slough will be lifted to the wound surface. The black scab forming on the wound surface will indicate to the surgeon when to perform surgical desloughing.
Continue with Chemspunge® Wound Dressings until debridement is completed.
At this stage the wound will start bleeding and granulation tissue will be visible in the form of small red "pimples".
Exudate escaping the wound after debridement will be red and watery without odours.
Dressing changes at this stage should be less frequent to prevent over-granulation, especially when treating children and animals. The elderly granulate much slower.
The advice of a clinician should be obtained for all wound types.
Patients may experience pain, as the product is hydrophilic.
Poor blood circulation and inflammation may cause the exudate escaping the wound to create a burning sensation.
Small blisters may form around the surrounding wound areas, which can be treated with Anti-Septic Spray and Donor Aid Dressings at nighttime to allow the patient to rest.
Cavity wounds must be treated with Chemspunge® Cavity Plugs and covered with a Chemspunge® Wound Dressings.
After debridement less cavity plugs are necessary to allow the cavity walls to granulate.
If a wound does not heal in 100 days, a blood count or biopsy is necessary.
The patient's physical condition must be taken into account as well as factors that may cause a wound;
HIV / AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes,
These are common and infective disorders.
Even over granulation remains a concern if the patient's history seems normal to healthy.
If pseudomona aeruginosa is tested positive, it is advisable not to apply vinegar dressings onto the wound area.
The acidity in these products does harm to new granulation cells.
Continue with Chemspunge® Wound Dressings until debridement is completed.
Research has proven not to disturb any wound, only assist the body to remove that which is not needed by using Chemspunge® Wound Dressings.
Animal and insect bites normally heal slowly, but by using Chemspunge® Wound Dressings, the problems appear to be less complicated.
Proteins and vitamins promote cell proliferation.
Therefore it is recommended that Vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6 and B-12 , as well as Vitamin C 500-1000 mg, be taken daily to maintain healthy collagen tissue.
Zinc 250mg should be taken daily to control bacteria multiplication.
The control and stimulation of the entire wound healing process is largely the task of macrophages - the most important cells in the healing process.
It transforms the growth factor which promotes cell forming (TGF A and TGF B), fibroblasts (FCF-1 and 2) stimulate leukocytes which promotes new cell formulation.
Epidermal growth FGFs stimulates epi-theliasation.
Wound healing cannot proceed unless the inflammatory process is completed.
Excessive fluids, exudate or the use of cytotoxic drugs delays the inflammatory process.
Surgical intervention at the wrong stage may create more oedema and damage healthy tissue, veins, tendons, and lymphatic fluids, as it is impossible to distinguish between healthy and necrotic tissue.
Why are the Chemspunge® Wound Dressings unique?
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are unique because they do not deposit anything into the wound.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings removes oedema and devitalized tissue from the wound irreversibly.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings allows the gaseous exchange of oxygen, dioxide, and water vapour.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings allows monitoring of the wound.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are safe to use, with no allergic reactions reported.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings shows when to perform surgical intervention to prevent damage to healthy tissue, tendons, veins, and nerves, as the product will lift acher or debris to the wound surface in the form of a black scab.
By lifting oedema within 24 hours, the patient experiences pain relief.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings creates an environment less acceptable for bacteria or pathological organism proliferation in wounds.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings lifts odours after every dressing change; thus fewer odours escape the wound.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are classified as a bio-active, non-stick wound dressings.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings can be used on any type of wound or skin abrasion, to lift oedema thus preventing sepsis.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings allows the body to perform its inherent natural healing process to any age group.
Research has proven the following:
Advance cleaning of wounds creates high costs and time summing procedures for nurses.
This exercise cannot remove slough that cannot be visualized, as necrotic collagen anchors debris to the healthy tissue.
Swabbing might only disturb granulation in superficial wounds or scalds.
Patients may be allergic to certain cleaning agents.
Cotton wool can leave fluff in the wound if not properly soaked.
Wound contact with tap and sea water should be avoided as it is un-sterile and contains elements that might prevent healing.
The scrubbing of wounds to remove slough is a traumatic experience for the patient and nursing staff.
Many patients suffer psychological problems after burn treatment.
Fearing nurses and Doctors,
Learning problems at school,
Grinding their teeth at night - thus teeth problems,
Fear in general of Dentists, Doctors and Hospitals,
Surgical intervention depends on the wound status.
The risk is always to distinguish between healthy and necrotic tissue; at all times damage must be prevented to healthy tissue, veins, tendons, nerves, bone and lymphatic fluids.
In some cases patients face the following problems after surgery.
This could be caused by:
Lack of nutrients responsible for generating cells,
Poor nursing care - to treat wounds daily or un-hygienically,
Poor blood coagulation,
Poor immune system,
Obesity - excess fluids,
Old age - slow granulation, gangrene,
Drainage tubes, septic sinus,
It is essential that the correct technique is used to obtain a wound swab, as the analysis of a surface swab, to indicate pathogenic organisms, can be misleading.
Wound infection and allergies to conventional treatment, can retard wound healing.
Patients suffering from septic wounds for many years without a cure were tested for white blood cell pyrexia.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are the best treatment for abscesses, as well as any other type of septic wounds.
Septic abdominal or orthopedic surgery wounds benefit by using Chemspunge® Wound Dressings to control oedema, sepsis and infection as this helps prevent septicaemia and bacteria penetration into wounds.
Chemspunge® Wound Dressings are suitable for the use on:
Early stages of breast cancer,
Any external tumour related mediator's that influence the coagulation or re-epithelialisation of the wound healing process.
Medical supervision at all stages is essential during treatment.