healthy wound

GC: n

S: (last access: 27 July 2015); (last access: 27 July 2015); NAVARRO p. 446.

N: Any wound will obviously be red in some areas because the flesh and tissue in the area has been damaged, but there is a difference between normal wound redness and redness from infection. A healthy wound will be red in the immediate area where the skin has been broken or burned; in addition to some redness, there might be some bruising to the skin around the wounded area also. Look for bright redness around the outside of the wound area or redness that spreads in splotches or a thready pattern out from the wound site. This redness could indicate an infected wound.



CR: ulcer