The disinfection of the wound cream kills the bacteria and viruses that contract it.
The best wound cream for your situation will depend on the type of wound you are dealing with and the issues you feel need to be addressed. Most wounds require some kind of disinfectant cream, spray, or gel. You can also choose to apply a healing cream that will help the skin to regenerate faster and heal quickly to prevent infections. Internal sores may require the use of a muscle-relief cream.
Most wounds require some sort of disinfectant cream.
One type of wound cream is the disinfectant variety. This is a cream that kills bacteria and viruses on contact in order to clean an open wound to prevent an infection from spreading. You should use this type of cream for any open cut, puncture mark, or scratch, even if it’s not deep or large. Even small wounds can become infected if not properly cleaned. Disinfectant ingredients can also be found in sprays, gels or liquids.
Some wound creams are available in roll-on bottles.
Another common type of wound cream that you can choose to use is a variety that helps your skin regenerate faster than normal. This helps the tissues cover the open area and prevent bacteria and foreign bodies from entering. By shortening the healing time, you will greatly reduce your chances of getting an infection. You should also keep the wound covered with a bandage during the healing period.
Minor scratches can be effectively treated with an antibiotic cream.
Cream or liquid dressings are also available and can be applied as a wound cream. It is a substance that dries on the wound to prevent germs from entering as easily. Much like the other methods, the purpose of this cream is to prevent infection.
Internal wounds, such as a sprain or strain, may require a wound cream that warms or cools the muscle when applied to the skin. These are often called muscle creams or ointments, but they can also come in the form of a roll-on or glide-on bar. The purpose of this type of cream is to numb the pain during healing to relieve discomfort.
You should never attempt to treat a serious wound without medical assistance. Very deep, wide or severe wounds should always be examined by a doctor. If you have a minor wound that has become infected, that too deserves a doctor’s advice. Common signs and symptoms of infection include heat, tenderness, redness, pus formation, and severe pain after the first few days or pain that occurs after it has passed previously.