Serious, slow-healing wounds can lead to dangerous infections that can increase your risk of amputation, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation. Because wounds can quickly become ulcerated, the expert practitioners at Calvary Urgent Care in Humble, Texas, provide integrative wound management services to help control infection and promote healing. If you have a wound, particularly if it’s on your lower extremities, book an evaluation online or over the phone today. You’re also welcome to walk-in during business hours.
Your skin is your largest organ. Because it acts as a barrier between outside elements and your internal structures, it’s essential to keep your skin healthy to minimize any openings or wounds where foreign invaders may enter.
While serious wounds can occur anywhere on your body, they’re particularly of concern in your lower extremities. Circulation in your lower legs and feet is more limited because of the effects of gravity. Plus, if you have poor circulation due to older age, heart disease, or diabetes, circulation is decreased even more.
Because of these types of issues, wounds might not close quickly and in turn, heal very slowly. As your wound stays open for an extended period of time, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms can enter, which can lead to a serious infection and even ulceration or gangrene.
Wound management is designed to intervene early and get you started on treatment as soon as your wound develops, no matter how minor it seems. This way, you can prevent major complications.
Calvary Urgent Care is dedicated to ensuring your wound heals properly. When you come into the clinic for your wound evaluation, your doctor evaluates your injury and cleans it. Depending on the severity of your wound, your treatment plan may include:
Your doctor at Calvary Urgent Care spends time counseling you on how to care for your wound at home and showing you how to change your dressings.
It just depends on how quickly you heal. Your dedicated physician at Calvary Urgent Care could recommend coming in weekly if you have a serious wound or are at risk of ulceration (as with diabetes).
In general, though, the team wants to see you back for an evaluation at least once or twice a month until your wound completely heals.
If your wound continues to worsen, starts bleeding or oozing, or becomes increasingly painful at any time, come back into Calvary Urgent Care for an evaluation as soon as possible.
The team at Calvary Urgent Care offers effective wound management treatments. Find out more by booking an exam online or over the phone, or by walking into the clinic.