Wound Care

Wound Care services offered in Castle Hills, San Antonio, TX

Wound Care

Wound Care services offered in Castle Hills, San Antonio, TX

Wound care can do wonders for the healing process, especially when you rely on Melissa Kempf, MD, and the team at Injury and Health Urgent Care for services. This San Antonio, Texas, practice offers state-of-the-art tools and techniques to address a wide range of wounds and keep you moving forward in your healing journey. Get started today by booking a visit online or over the phone. 

Wound Care Q&A

Who requires professional wound care?

A wound is an injury that breaks your skin or other bodily tissues. Examples include scratches, cuts, scrapes, and punctures. Even something as simple as a suture or cat scratch is a type of wound. 

If you sustain a wound and any of the following apply, seek wound care right away:

  • Bleeding that can’t be stopped with pressure
  • Bites, both animal and human
  • Inability to feel the wound
  • Wounds caused by a rusty object
  • Signs of infection

A medical professional should also see wounds that don’t begin healing within a few days. 

What happens during wound care visits?

The first step is a quick discussion of the factors that led to your wound, as well as an assessment of the wound. Your practitioner might measure the wound or gently press on the skin surrounding it. 

Every effort is made to keep you comfortable as your practitioner cleans the wound. Any dead skin or damaged tissue is removed. At this point, your practitioner determines if additional steps are needed before bandaging the wound. In some cases, suturing can close the edges of a laceration. 

Before you leave, your practitioner explains how you can care for your wound at home, on your own. Adhering to these guidelines is an important step in the healing process. 

When is the right time to seek out wound care?

It’s important to take prompt action if you sustain a wound. In cases where a laceration has damaged the skin, swift suturing can close the wound, create a less noticeable scar, and reduce the risk of developing an infection. 

Your body has a powerful healing ability, but wounds don’t always heal properly. Medical care can help clear away damaged tissue and pave the way for healing. 

If you have diabetes, wound care is even more important. Diabetes robs your body of proper circulation, a critical part of the healing process. Nerve damage is also typical among people with diabetes, so you may not be aware that a wound is worsening. 

Don’t wait to book a visit. Try the easy online contact page to set up your visit, or call the office during regular business hours to find a time that fits your schedule.