Wound Care2023-06-02T16:28:10+00:00

Wound Care

If you have a deep cut, proper wound care can prevent infections and scarring. Promote faster healing with the services offered by the team of specialists at Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health in The Woodlands, Texas. You benefit from minor surgical procedures and stitches, all performed in the convenience of their comfortable office. Call today to book your appointment or use this website to schedule your prompt visit online now.

Wound Care FAQs

What is wound care?2023-04-28T13:48:20+00:00

Wound care involves the treatment of skin lesions, ulcers, and cuts, so they heal and resolve with minimal complications. At Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health, your provider customizes your wound care to the type and severity of your case.

What types of skin injuries benefit from wound care?2023-04-28T13:48:49+00:00

You might visit Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health to get care for:

  • Punctures
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure injuries
  • Venous ulcers

You should also seek care for non-healing wounds. These are wounds that heal slowly, continue to drain or bleed, or become infected.

What should I expect during wound care?2023-04-28T13:49:14+00:00

Wound care starts with stopping bleeding. Your provider inquires about the nature of the wound and its cause. The wound will be cleaned, evaluated, and treated with antibiotic cream to prevent infection.

If you have a wound that requires debridement —minor surgery to remove infected tissue from an injury. If your wound needs stitches or staples, those are applied following the application of a topical anesthetic.

What are the signs of infection at a wound?2023-04-28T13:49:53+00:00

When an infection develops around a wound, it’s important to seek care immediately. Signs of an infection include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness around the wound
  • Pus
  • Sensations of heat at the site of the injury

Your provider will clean an infected wound and prescribe antibiotics to stop the infection from spreading.

What wound care can I do at home?2023-04-28T13:50:32+00:00

After seeing a provider at Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health, you’ll be sent home. You’ll need to keep the wound clean and dry.

Other essential steps in caring for your wound include:

  • Keeping the wound wrapped in sterile dressings
  • Applying ice to the area as needed
  • Taking over-the-counter pain relievers if you have pain
  • Avoiding pressure on the wound

If you develop any complications associated with your wound, call Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health right away and arrange to come back for further treatment.

Get proper wound care from the family care specialists at Family Medicine Clinic and Women’s Health. Call today to set up an appointment or use this website to book.


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