How to Treat Infected Wounds

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Infected wounds should be treated by cleaning and draining as much as possible. Be prepared for emergency medical situations such as this with tips and advice from a 30 year emergency veteran in this free video on treatments.

Part of the Video Series: Home Remedies & Injury Treatments
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You know, at some point in time, we're all going to incur some type of minor injury throughout life. Hi, I'm Captain Joe Bruni, and what I want to talk about is how to treat an infected wound. First, remove any type of bandage material that may be over the wound. Place some type of antiseptic solution or disinfectant solution alongside the person, to be used for the cleansing process. The rescuer should put on some type of latex gloves to treat the area. Sterilize a pair of tweezers, open the wound area, and probe the wound area deeper for pockets of pus or other areas that need to be drained. Drain the wound as much as possible, and cleanse it with a disinfection type of solution, and clean and dry with some sterile gauze. The disinfection solution should be applied three to four times a day, and the area kept open. Do not allow the wound to re-close during the healing process, continually monitoring the person for signs of chills or sweats; that they're having another problem. I'm Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we'll see ya' next time.

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