Skin is the largest organ of the body that has several important functions such as protecting us from microbes, regulating body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold. Not only is it important to treat and protect skin because it has so many important functions but it can also be uncomfortable when it breaks open from an injury or if it is irritated. There are a number of medical skin care products to help the healing process and can used to prevent skin irritation.
Cuts, scrapes and puncture wounds are all injuries that can easily occur from our day-to-day activities. It’s important to keep antibiotic ointment, alcohol free antiseptic towelettes, white gloves and dressing wipes to tend to these wounds. The first step to treating these types of injuries is to clean the area which an antiseptic towelette or with soap and water to remove any debris. You may be wondering why hydrogen peroxide wasn’t mentioned. Using hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to clean an injury can actually delay healing and if the wound is deep or bleeding nonstop than it should treated by a healthcare professional.
Cleaning and treating wounds is necessary in order to prevent infections and to help with healing. However, skin and wound infections are common and can be caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. If skin irritation starts to occur some symptoms might include rashes, scaling, cracking, soreness, discoloration or a white or yellow substance over affected areas. Depending on the symptoms a physician may recommend ointments, creams or lotions to apply to the skin to clean the infection.If you need help in selecting the right medical skin care products, feel free to contact us anytime. Representatives can help you find the right skin care product at the right price.