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Wounds, whenever you have it or wherever you have it, no matter how minor it is or how deep it is, taking proper care of your wounds and undergoing dressings of wounds treatment is crucial. A dressing is a medicated compress or sterile pad put on to a wound so as to promote healing and prevent further infection. People often mistake bandages to be dressings, when it is actually not so. It is important to understand the difference between these two. A bandage is something that is tasked with holding the dressing of wounds in place, and dressing, on the other hand, is a medicated compression that is in direct contact with the wound thus helping the wound to heal fast. Depending on the type of wound, there are different types of dressings and wound care treatment:
Collagen wound dressing: This is used for chronic wounds, bed sores, ulcers, transplant sites, surgical wounds and wounds with large surface areas.
Alginate wound dressing: This is used to treat moderate to high amounts of wound, venous ulcers and packing wounds.
Composite Dressing: This is multi-layered dressing that offers more than one wound care treatment.
Large wound dressing: This type of dressing is done to treat moderate to large burns, necrotic wounds, pressure ulcers, donor sites and infected wounds.
Apart from these four basic types of dressing of wound treatment, other types of dressings like foam and compression dressing and cover dressings like wound wrap, gauze and tapes are also available. As far as the cost and duration of the treatment is concerned, it usually takes not more than 10 minutes to dress a wound with a cost of approximately $15-$22 per hour.