With five people in our family we have had our share of cuts, bruises, doctors, and even emergency visits. My oldest son, poor guy, has had his share of accidents. He broke his leg when he was in 1st grade, and a couple years ago he was hit by a car and had a hairline fracture in his wrist. He also had minor surgery to have tubes put in and his adenoids taken out when he was about 2 years old. My daughter also had to have tubes put in her ears when she was about one. I’ve had my fair share of emergency visits from having stitches above my eye when I was about 10 to neck surgery about 10 years ago. All cuts, bruises, and surgeries require follow up care at home. Care that if done right will speed in the healing process.
Bandage Care Tip #1
Before changing your bandage, make sure you wash your hands with soap and water. Next, sanitize your surface and have all your supplies readily available.
Another item you should always have on hand for not just post surgery needs but every day bumps and bruises is a good antibiotic ointment. We always have NEOSPORIN in our house.
Johnson & Johnson has created some great videos to some common questions regarding wound care : Johnson & Johnson Wound Care such as what to do in the first week, what about showering with a wound, how clean and bandage a wound and more. There is also some great tips on making sure you select the right bandage for your wound.
Hopefully you won’t be needed this information any time for soon for any unexpected trips to the hospital or doctor, however it is always great to have a place to go to access easy information. I know with three children they always manage to come home with something that needs treatment. For your visit today and just because we love our readers we are giving you a chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Walmart gift cards below.