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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF WOUND CARE

A wound is a break in the continuity of skin tissue or mucous membranes. The type, extent and depth of the wound depends on factors such as the type, force and location of the injury.

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CARE FOR SENSITIVE, REACTIVE SKIN PRONE TO IRRITATION

Sensitive skin belongs to reactive skin types hypersensitive to a number of stimuli, both external and internal. A significant influence in the appearance of irritation has an improper diet (eating intense spices, smoking, drinking alcohol), sudden changes in temperature, the use of inappropriate cosmetics (improper care, neglect of hygiene) or plain water.

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HOW TO ACCELERATE THE WOUND HEALING PROCESS?

A wound is a break in the anatomical continuity of tissues or their damage under the influence of a damaging factor, which can be mechanical injury, thermal injury (burns, frostbite), chemical injury (caustic chemicals) and radiant energy.

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HOW TO PROPERLY TREAT DAMAGED SKIN ?

A cut is a break in the continuity of skin tissue and the appearance of bleeding. The most important for proper acceleration of the healing process is its proper cleaning and protection, so as not to lead to infection of the resulting wound. Pay attention to the general condition of the injured person, alarming symptoms are paleness, circulatory or respiratory disorders.

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FIRST AID FOR BURNS

A skin burn is tissue damage caused by excessive heat. They occur as a result of a thermal agent acting on the skin such as boiling water, chemicals, electricity, lightning or sunlight. The temperature of the irritant and the exposure time are important factors in determining the severity of the burn.

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KEEP YOURSELF SAFE WHILE GIVING FIRST AID

Assessing your own safety is the most important point when giving first aid. When becoming a first aider, we need to make sure that we are not in danger, otherwise we will not be able to help anyone. In order to properly protect yourself, you need to consider personal protective equipment such as gloves, a mask, and a mask for artificial respiration.

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