What should I do after applying first-aid?
Now that you have properly administered proper wound care, you should also track your wound’s healing progress. This will help prevent any further wound infection.
1. Replace your bandage regularly
You should replace your bandage at least once a day and whenever it gets dirty or soiled. This will help protect you from further wound infection by keeping out germs and bacteria from the area.
Also, regularly replacing your bandages will help lock-in moisture needed to promote healthy wound healing and lessen the occurrence of scarring(8).
2. Avoid scratching the wound
Be it a small mosquito wound or a minor cut, scratching your wound does more harm than good.
Although scratching your wound may give you temporary relief, it delays your wounds’ healing progress. Instead, apply a thin layer of medicated ointment or cream on the affected area to relieve your wound’s itch.