The 6 Steps to Proper Wound Care: What to Do If You are Ever Cut, Scraped, Stung and More
Cuts, scrapes, burns, psoriasis and serious wounds can cause a panic, but our guide will show you how to properly care for any type of wound with all-natural solutions to prevent wound infection.
When you get cuts, scrapes or burns, the common reaction is to panic and reach for the first thing that will stop the pain.
In fact, most medicine cabinets today, antibacterial ointment sits right next to the Band Aids. But before you automatically reach for the antibacterial ointment, there are some important things to know.
Anti-bacterial ointment could lead to bacterial resistance and contact dermatitis.
So what do you do if you’re in a panic and need an all-natural solution for wound care?
The 6 Steps to Proper, All-Natural Wound Care
The good news is that there are all-natural solutions that you can use for wound care, whether you experience athlete’s foot, burns, blisters, cuts, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, psoriasis, rashes, scrapes or surgical procedures.
While we recommend that you discuss wound care with your health care provider, here are some tips to keep in mind for proper wound care:
Work in Harmony with Your Immunity!
If you experience cuts, scrapes, burns, sores, psoriasis or diabetic ulcers or other chronic wounds, common antibacterial ointments often do more harm than good. Instead, work in harmony with your immune system with all-natural Ocean Aid® Spray. With Coral Reef Sea Salt containing more than 82 trace minerals and Lysozume for all-natural defense against bacterial infection, Ocean Aid® Spray can support your body in fast and effective wound healing. Make Sure Ocean Aid® Spray Is In Your Medicine Cabinet: Learn More and Order Here
- Determine how severe the wound is – Scrapes and abrasions on the surface of your skin often only require home wound care. You may need to visit a doctor if you experience the following:
- Cuts and lacerations over ½ inch long where you can see fat, muscle or bone.
- Bleeding that spurts with your heartbeat or does not stop.
- You clean the wound as well as you can, but there is still dirt in the wound.
- Redness that extends from the wound after 2 days or yellow drainage (this could indicate a wound infection).
- Clean the wound – Your skin is your body’s barrier and helps protect your body from bacterial and viral infections. Carefully and gently cleaning the wound will help prevent wound infection. Use a mild, all-natural soap, rinse with pure water and dry with clean gauze pads.
- Protect the wound from infection – This is where most people reach for antibacterial ointments, which only do more harm than good.
Antibiotic ointments may seem like the answer to prevent bacterial infections, but they carry big risks, such as: bacterial resistance, inflammation from allergens and contact dermatitis…all of which slow the healing process.
On top of that, most of the antibiotic ointments on the market contain toxins, like petroleum, which disrupts your normal skin respiration by blocking oxygen.
To learn more, read: Why You Want to Avoid Common Wound Care Ointments
Instead, you can use an all-natural product that has only the ingredients that you have in your body: Ocean Aid Spray. To use Ocean Aid Spray:
- Moisten the wound with Ocean Aid Spray.
- Dry the excess Ocean Aid Spray away from the area around the wound.
- Cover the wound – Use clean gauze to cover the wound. This will absorb fluids, protect from wound infection and allow it to heal more effectively. Be careful to handle only the edges of the gauze and tape. When using Ocean Aid Spray, 3 – 4 layers of gauze are recommended.
- Practice good wound maintenance – When using Ocean Aid Spray, it is recommended that you moisten the wound through the gauze 3 more times after the initial use (for a total of 4 uses per day). This is because the window of protection against bacteria is five hours at a time, so it’s helpful to apply Ocean Aid Spray within this window.
- Consume fermented foods and drinks – Remember, keeping your wound infection free is the same as keeping the rest of your body infection-free. It’s all about strong immunity. A wonderful, natural way to help boost your immunity is with fermented foods and drinks, like cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids.
While all of our Body Ecology probiotic liquids are wonderful for helping strengthen your immunity, Coco-Biotic and young coconut kefir are particularly good for your skin. Made from the fermented young green coconut water, Coco-Biotic and young coconut kefir contain significant levels of valuable minerals, including potassium, natural sodium, and chloride along with beneficial probiotics.
Your body has an innate ability to heal and isn’t it great to know that you can help this process along with all-natural solutions?
Most of the time, when a wound occurs, it’s common to panic. Now, with these tips, you can feel prepared for an emergency situation, or perhaps just the regular bumps and scrapes that are a natural part of life.
 Durkin, William T., Jr., MD. Wound Care. EMedicineHealth.com.