A wound is an injury that cuts the skin. It may seem like a normal thing but you should not consider every wound the same because a small cut can lead to infections and can cause issues in health. The wounds expose the body to external bacteria and there will be no protection from skin or white blood cells to prevent them. So it is important to treat the cuts and wounds. Although they would heal naturally with time it is better to use ways to heal faster.
You cannot use antibiotics and other chemical disinfectants for every cut and bruise, but you can use a few natural ways to speed the healing process faster.
When a person gets wounded, you need to treat it immediately.
Wash the hands well with soap and water and clear the jewels and clothes away from the wounds. Apply pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding and once the bleeding stops, clean the wound with clean water and saline solution. See for any dirt or foreign objects in the wound. Pat the wound dry using a clean cloth and close the wound and apply a bandage or band-aid.
You need to remove the bandage and check for signs of infection every 24 hours and then disinfect the wound, dry it and apply a bandage.
What do you need to do?
- You need to take a rest for the immune system because the body uses energy in repairing the tissues and healing the wound, and disrupting your sleep cycle can negatively impact the speed of healing.
- Keep the wound dressed and clean and it should never be opened or exposed to air. Keep the area around the wound clean and hygienic
- Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound as it can cause damage to the tissues instead of healing.
- Eat good food and stay hydrated by taking essential nutrients like vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, iron, and zinc to rebuild the damaged tissues. And drink a lot of water during the healing process.
Natural ways to heal wounds faster
Here are some home remedies to cure cuts and wounds. While trying these remedies be a little careful and remember that these natural ingredients should not be used near the eyes.
These ingredients will help to clean the wound and ensure that it is not infected. You need to note that these ingredients work best on minor wounds.
Aloe vera is used for various purposes, as it contains substances that are rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains a substance that regenerates the cell and causes the body to produce collagen which is a protein that promotes wound healing faster.
It helps in healing the first and second-degree burns, moreover, aloe vera can retain the moisture of the skin and prevents ulcers.
Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel to the wound and dress it with a bandage soaked in aloe vera gel to help in healing.
This kitchen spice is a natural ingredient used for medicinal purposes for years. It contains curcumin that has properties like antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal. Curcumin accelerates the managing of wound restoration. This helps in healing wounds faster by increasing collagen production at the area of the wound.
Mix the turmeric with warm water and make a paste. Apply the paste to the wound and cover it with a clean bandage. This is good to heal for closed and minor wounds.
Garlic has anti-microbial and antibiotic properties and helps stop bleeding, reduce pain, and heals faster. It boosts the body’s natural defense against infection.
Eating garlic helps combat infections caused by bacteria. Make a paste out of garlic and apply it to open wounds and help treat external infections.
Honey is an ingredient that contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties and this is used as a traditional recipe for the healing process for a long time. Honey improves the healing rate of wounds in animals and reduces the scar while stopping the growth of bacteria in the wounds and burns.
Partial thick wounds can be healed by honey, and you can use it for minor and major wounds after discussing with a doctor.
Contact a doctor
Minor wounds can be treated at home but some wounds need attention medically.
You need to go to a doctor if your wounds are large and deep that needs stitches and cleaning, wounds that result from dirt and rust, blood spurting from a wound, animal bite, wounds that are not closed, and wound that continues to bleed even after applying pressure.
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