Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing

The Doctor Weighs In
7 min readSep 21, 2020

By: Jeffrey Nelson, Ph.D.

Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection.

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Chronic wounds aren’t typically something most people think about. If there is a break in the skin or deep tissue, nature takes over and our bodies begin the healing process.

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