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Wound infection prevention

Wound infection prevention

Wound infection prevention and management

All skin wounds are vulnerable to infection, so recognising and intervening when infection appears to be setting in can improve healing time 

Identification of the four principal signs of inflammation and the use of ‘antiseptic’ solutions for infected wounds dates back to as early as 14-37AD, according to documented evidence by Celsus, a Roman physician. However, the subsequent suggestion that wounds should be encouraged to suppurate (Claudius Galen [130-200 AD]) was misplaced and, as we now know, dangerous. 

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