Home Safety

General safety rules will help your wound heal faster and with fewer complications. It’s important to protect your wound as it heals and properly change the dressings after your doctor or nurse’s recommendations.

  • Keep the wound covered to protect against dirt and bacteria.

  • Change the wound dressing as instructed by your doctor. Helpful tips to change your wound dressing safely.

  • Clean your wound with a mild soap and water. Do not use: Hydrogen peroxide, Over-the-counter antiseptic, Over-the-counter antibiotic ointment or Antibacterial soap.

  • Only touch the wound dressing when changing it.

  • Keep the dressing dry.

  • Change the dressing if you see a wet spot on the surface or it leaks.

It’s important to watch for signs of infection. If you notice any of the following, call your doctor:

  • Increased warmth or tenderness

  • Fever

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Green or yellow fluid

  • Foul smelling drainage

Dr. Stephen Moore and Dr. Gkotsoulias are podiatrists serving

The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, and Tomball areas.