Wound Check

Your wound appears healthy today. Your wound will heal gradually over time. Eventually a scar will form that will fade with time.

FACTORS THAT AFFECT SCAR FORMATION:

  • People differ in the severity in which they scar. 

  • Scar severity varies according to location, size, and the traits you inherited from your parents (genetic predisposition).

  • Irritation to the wound from infection, rubbing, or chemical exposure will increase the amount of scar formation.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • If you were given a dressing, you should change it at least once a day or as instructed by your caregiver. If the bandage sticks, soak it off with a solution of hydrogen peroxide.

  • If the bandage becomes wet, dirty, or develops a bad smell, change it as soon as possible.

  • Look for signs of infection.

  • Only take over-the-counter or prescription medicines for pain, discomfort, or fever as directed by your caregiver.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have redness, swelling, or increasing pain in the wound.

  • You notice pus coming from the wound.

  • You have a fever.

  • You notice a bad smell coming from the wound or dressing.