(HealthDay News) -- Proper wound care can promote healing and ward off infection.
The American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
- An unbandaged wound typically stays more dry and heals more quickly.
- Wounds that may become dirty or may be irritated by clothing should be bandaged.
- Use bandages with an adhesive strip and sterile gauze. Change the bandage daily.
- Use an occlusive bandage (air-tight and anti-bacterial) for a large wound to help it stay moist and clean.
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