If you are wondering how to heal an open wound faster, then you have probably either cut your self in an inconvenient place or burned yourself recently. The pain is of course unpleasant and the wound may be in an annoying place, where it rubs on your clothes and seems to just not heal, ouch!
There are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process, but before that it is essential to take care in making sure the wound is cleaned properly so as to avoid infection! Firstly you need to:
- Wash the affected area well with soap and water
- Apply some antiseptic onto the wound (this will make sure that infection does not develop, which would slow down the healing process)
- It is a good idea to temporarily cover the wound with a bandage or plaster
Once you have taken care to begin healing the open wound, there are a few options.
If You Need To Heal an Open Wound Due to Burning
Whether it was taking out a steaming pot out of the oven, or accidentally spilling a hot cup of tea while jumping during a horror film, burns can be really painful. What’s more, once if the affected area then gets caught on your sleeve, then you are left with a very painful open wound that definitely needs speedy healing. Here is what to do to treat those burns:
- Milk- it works wonders for minor burns because it soothes and promotes skin healing! Apply a cloth soaked in milk to the area for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to rinse the wound in cool water afterwards.
- Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera promotes skin healing and has a cooling sensation which will relieve the pain.
- Vitamin E- you can buy vitamin E gel or take tablets to make the burn heal quicker.
If You Are Healing an Open Wound Due To Cutting Yourself
Cuts are slightly from different burns, but a pretty similar process for quick healing is required. Wash and disinfect the wound as above and dress the wound. Whenever possible allow it to be uncovered for short periods of time so that air can get to the effected area (this speeds up the healing process). Here are a few remedies to try out.
- Vaseline- Vaseline will keep the wound moist under the dressing, which is recommended; it will also keep bacterial out and speed up the healing process.
- Manuka Honey- Sounds weird, but works! It will form a protective barrier around your open wound and promote tissue growth.
- Lavender or Tea Tree Oil- both of these natural remedies are known for their skin healing properties, apply 2-3 times per day after cleaning the open wound.
It is vital to ensure that the open wound is not infected, if you think it may be, it is best to consult your doctor. The main thing with minor open wounds and burns is to keep them clean and take care to avoid infection. When applying the remedies, leave the wound in the air for short periods of time, then clean and re-dress the affected area. With these remedies, your wound will heal quicker, no more pain!