A 37-year-old member asked:
Can covering a open and infected wound actually make it worse?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: An infected wound should be opened so that the infection can drain to the surface. I recommend covering the wound but changing the dressing frequently (twice a day at least) in order to debris the infection.
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Wound care 19 years experience
Possibly: Wounds should be clean moist and protected. Protected from other bacteria and trauma. The american academy of wound management advises to cover all wounds.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 3, 2016
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