Wounds are common, and most heal on their own without the need for medical intervention. However, if you have a wound that doesn’t improve or instead is worsening, you need to contact Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care in White Plains, New York, for an evaluation. The experienced medical team can develop a wound treatment plan to prevent more serious complications. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
A wound refers to an injury that involves a break in your skin or internal tissue. Wounds are very common and can occur after a fall, car accident, or unfortunate contact with a sharp object.
In most cases, wounds aren’t that serious and heal on their own. However, in some cases, a wound requires medical attention. If you have concerns about a wound, the team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care provides the care you need.
The team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care classifies wounds based on the cause. The types of wounds include:
An abrasion occurs when you scrape your skin along a rough surface. Road rash is a type of abrasion.
A puncture wound refers to a small hole in the skin. Stepping on a nail causes a puncture wound.
A deep cut into your skin is referred to as a laceration, which may occur from a knife or other sharp tool.
An avulsion refers to a tearing of your skin, as well as the tissue underneath. Violent accidents may result in an avulsion.
The type of wound you have may dictate the treatment.
While you may be able to treat a small, superficial wound at home, in certain circumstances you should have your wound evaluated by the experienced team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care. You should seek wound treatment if:
You should also seek medical attention from the team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care if it appears as though your wound is infected. Signs your wound may be infected include swelling or redness, your wound is warm to the touch, or it’s oozing fluids.
The team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care develops personalized wound treatment plans based on the type of wound you have, the severity, and your medical history. Your wound treatment plan may include:
Depending on the severity of your wound, the team may have you return for additional treatments or to monitor your healing.
If you have an underlying health condition that may affect wound healing, such as diabetes, the team may also provide management for your chronic illness to support wound healing efforts.
Proper wound treatment may prevent more serious health complications, such as an infection. For management of your wound, call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.