Wound treatment

Read more about wound care and treating wounds

Although minor wounds usually heal well and only leave small or insignificant scars, you should still be careful when treating the wound to ensure it heals as quickly and effectively as possible. Otherwise there is a risk of complications, such as infections and scars. This is especially important for elderly people, smokers, or people with inadequate nutrition, or who are suffering from diseases such as diabetes. For these groups of individuals, wounds do not heal as well or as quickly.