Home Remedies for Wound Healing
To speed the wound healing process, you need to understand what is involved in wound healing. There are three phases: the inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling phases. What happens in the healing process is a growth of millions of tiny blood vessels producing new capillaries. Wound edges are then pulled together and in the last phase, new collagen forms.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which strengthens us and helps our body fight diseases. A mixture of lemon juice, honey and warm water taken daily in the morning detoxifies our system and improves our immunity.
Metronidazole has also been used to fight odor; when used topically it can eradicate the anaerobes that cause odor. It is easy and convenient, and using Metronidazole topically does not cause the same side effects as using the drug orally can. Several studies have found topical Metronidazole to be an effective odor destroyer.
Calendula Officinalis is a remarkable healing agent, applied locally it is useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcers, etc. It promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing. For all wounds, the greatest healing agent."
On the other hand exudate from a chronic wound has different composition from an acute wound. Studies show that this exudate shows decreased cellular mitogenic activity in the chronic wound bed.
Hypericum perf. is used for puncture wounds to areas that have a high concentration of nerves like the hands, feet or head. It is specified to nerve pain.
Most wound programs combine traditional medical and surgical care in addition to advanced wound care technologies including but not limited to dressing materials of bioengineered tissue and hyperbaric medicine.
A Home Health agency can regularly clean and treat your wound to help it heal. This can include establishing a program for evidence based topical therapy, such as wound VAC therapy or conservative sharp debridement when ordered and indicated. Sometimes, cauterization hypertrophic granulations tissue and closed wound edges is also ordered and indicated.
Use honey as a first-aid dressing material where there could be time for infection to set in before medical treatment is obtained.