WoundCare Healing Center
WoundCare Healing Center

WMH WoundCare Healing Center

Treatment for Infected & Non-healing Wounds

In many cases, wounds will heal on their own over time if properly cleaned and bandaged. However, some serious wounds have a difficult time healing and may even become infected. Additionally, people with diabetes and circulatory problems have a harder time healing wounds than other people. An open wound is nothing to take lightly. If you have a wound that has not shown any signs of healing after two weeks, you will want to have it treated by a professional as soon as possible.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital’s WoundCare Healing Center provides advanced treatments for non-healing wounds. Our team can help you prevent infections, reduce pain, and explore treatments that will close the wound for good. We are staffed by a Certified Wound Nurse with in-depth knowledge of wound care and the most progressive dressings and wound vacs. She is also a Certified Stoma Nurse who can help with care, products and resources when caring for a new or established stoma.

Know the Warning Signs of Dangerous Wounds

As mentioned above, a wound that does not begin to heal after two weeks will probably need medical attention, but that is not the only sign you are dealing with a serious wound. Be sure to keep an eye out for the following symptoms of an infected or non-healing wound:

  • The wound is deeper than half an inch
  • The wound bleeds for more than 20 minutes
  • It is difficult to halt bleeding with a bandage or pressure
  • The wound has a foul-smelling odor
  • The wound has started to swell or change color
  • Pain is getting worse over time
  • Liquid is oozing from the wound
  • A fever has accompanied the wound

It is particularly important to have wounds treated if you have diabetes or circulatory problems as these conditions make it harder for the body to heal.

Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds

Wound care specialists know a wide variety of treatments for non-healing wounds. One of the most common treatments is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This unique treatment exposes the wound to high concentrations of oxygen, which is a critical component in the body’s healing mechanism. Other treatments may involve compression wrappings, stitches, removal of diseased tissue, and plastic surgery. Our team can help you figure out which treatment is best for you after assessing the seriousness of your wound.