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If you suffer a minor burn wound, you should first hold it under cool running water for about 10 to 15 minutes until the pain lessens and the wound is clean. Then, treat it with a triple antibiotic ointment or prescription antibiotic treatment and cover it... Read more
A pressure sore – often called a bed sore – is an injury to the skin caused by constant pressure. People who are confined to a bed or chair are most likely to experience this type of injury.
When treating a pressure sore, you must take care... Read more
Patients who suffer from diabetic foot ulcers or venous stasis ulcers on their legs have several high-tech options at Saint Francis Medical Center for faster healing – skin substitutes.
Saint Francis physicians use three different types of skin substitutes:
Apligraf®, which is made from fetal foreskin cells
EpiFix®, which is... Read more