What does a chronic skin ulcer mean?
Chronic skin ulcer is a wound that has been open for more than 8 weeks. The wound is open with oozing and / or necrotic (black) areas
How to treat chronic skin ulcers with HONEYPATCH?
The use of antiseptics is not recommended as a first-line treatment. Their chronic use disrupts the natural healing process.
The medicinal honey selected by Honeypatch has a very broad spectrum antiseptic effect on all pathogenic bacteria potentially present in without altering the bacteria (saprophytes) which participate in the natural balance of the skin. If in doubt, seek advice from a healthcare practitioner.
Here are the care steps:
1) Cleanse the skin: We recommend cleaning with physiological liquid if the wound is clean. We recommend cleaning the wound with mild soap using a disposable washcloth in order to exercise effective mechanical debridement. Rinse off with water.
2) Dry with a compress in woven cotton, sterile or not.
3) Apply a PATCH DRY of the HONEYPATCH range on a very clean (red, pink) superficial wound. If the edges of the wound are irritated (for example by the glue of the bandage), we advise you to apply a dose of HONEYPATCH BALM. Its texture penetrates the skin and allows a sticky bandage over.
4) Protect by applying a woven compress (sterile or not) and a fixation bandage: either a fixation bandage, a self-adhesive bandage, or a stretch bandage. For chronic wounds, the glue from self-adhesive bandages can cause redness and irritation. In this case, protect the sensitive areas with HONEYPATCH BALM for immediate appeasement.
When to change the patch?
Patches HONEYPATCH DRY last 2 to 3 days.
Patches HONEYPATCH MOIST last 3 to 4 days.
In the event of an oozing or infected wound, check the condition of the patch the following day: change the protective pad if it is soiled and leave the patch DRY or MOIST if it is not saturated.