What is a Moist Wound Healing
This is the name given to the process of controlling the wound environment using some of the wound's moisture for better healing. All body cells must have moisture to function effectively. Cells involved in wound healing function faster and more efficiently in a moist wound environment.
Covering up a wound with a moist wound healing dressing provides an optimal wound climate which will allow the wound to be bathed in wound fluid so that it does not dry out and form a scab. The wound fluid provides nutrients and growth factors to assist with healing, and has white blood cells present to help prevent infection.
For a wound to form new skin tissue, new cells need to form. Cell growth thrives in moist conditions.
Maintaining the best environment for healing using appropriate wound dressings, supprots the natural wound healing process, allowing the skin to renew itself.
Allowing wounds to heal in a moist environment has many benefits. Advantages include:
1. Promote faster wound healing
2. Prevent scar formation
In a moist environment, scabs are prevented which inhibit the formation of new tissue. If wounds heal without scabs and the wound healing process remains undisturbed, the likelihood of scarring is decreased.
3. Reduce wound pain
Nerves in the skin are bathed in the wound fluid which helps reduce pain
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*1962 Winter’s landmark study finds “moist wounds epithelialized more rapidly than dry wounds.”