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PARCHMENT SKIN

78-year old male patient with parchment skin and a traumatic wound after falling

 PREVIOUS TREATMENT
The treatment with  started directly after the fall.

 TREATMENT WITH
  was applied onto the wound and surrounding skin area after cleansing with water. The wound was covered with a fatty gauze for 10 days and with a non-woven gauze held in place with a self-adhesive gauze bandage for the remaining treatment.

 RESULT
Wound closure within 21 days.

CONCLUSION HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL
Karin Eggenberger, wound expert, Switzerland

Despite parchment skin trauma being a simple acute wound, its treatment is often challenging. The main problem is the potential adherence of a secondary dressing, which can lead to a traumatic wound opening when changing the dressing. The application of    in combination with a fatty gauze prevents this. It was the patient‘s wish to use a fatty gauze as secondary dressing as he was very scared of pain during the dressing change. If applied daily, a non-woven gauze as secondary dressing is enough, as the oil film prevents adherence of the gauze as well. In addition, the peri-wound skin is nutured when using   and the newly formed skin seems to be very robust.”

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