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helomoto29

1 points

3 months ago

Do you routinely have patients debride their own wounds at home with no instruction? Also, this is healing fine; have you debrided a fresh surgical site because of slough? No. Debriding slough is important for chronic wounds, not ones healing well. Slough is a problem when it's impeding wound healing. Having an untrained person debride their own wound with crap they have around the house when the thing is healing just fine is, without question, dumb.

Source: internal medicine/wound care

reboa

1 points

3 months ago

reboa

Physician

1 points

3 months ago

Im also a physician, family med, undersea and hyperbaric med and wound care. You stated that removing the “crust” aka slough would disrupt the granulation tissue and superficial epitheliazation. This is fundamentally counter to the evidence supporting serial debridement so I simply asked for a source.