What Are Dressing Materials? How Is Dressing Done?
After you clean the wound, you need to cover it up. In this way, the harmful substances coming from the outside world, for example, are protected against germs. Wound discharge is absorbed more, and to prevent it from drying out the wound, the wound temperature is maintained. The most basic of these materials covering the wound is cotton fabric called gauze. Gauze is put on the wound and then wrapped with bandages or wrapped with bandages. On the other hand, there are a wide variety of concealer dressing materials. Some of these are advanced technology production, but they have a cost. An ideal dressing cover is expected to have the following characteristics::
Protects against bacteria and foreign substances
Create a warm and humid environment
It must absorb the current
Should not be harmful and allergic
Heat and fluid loss should be prevented
The environment should not damage healthy tissues
Its structure should not be broken (tipping, etc.))
Should not stick
Must be aesthetic
It is almost impossible to find a dressing material bearing all these qualities. Even so, it is a fact that the wound will change from day to day and its needs will be different. For example, the dressing material used for a scar with little flow should protect it from drying. But if the wound's flow starts to increase, this time the dressing material needs to be replaced and a product with high absorbency should be used. If the wound shows signs of germ contagion, it should be replaced with a product produced for this purpose. These evaluations can only be done by a health care professional specializing in wound healing.
Patients are sometimes known to have a wide range of ingredients on the wound. Some herbal products, such as unknown ointments, various chemical compounds, drugs used for other purposes, even the use of mental and irrational products, such as toothpaste, will not heal the wound, on the contrary, make it intolerable.