A dressing is a compressor sterile pad applied on a wound to protect it from further harm and promote healing. The dressing has a number of medical uses depending on the type, position and severity of the wound.
Some of the leading uses of the dressing include protection from infection as it stops germs and mechanical damage, stemming the bleeding as it seals the wound, absorbing fluids like blood and plasma exudate from the wound and easing pain. It also helps reduce psychological stress as it keeps the wound from the view of the patient and others.
The dressing ensures a breathable and moist environment for granulation that allows for faster healing of the wound. Whether it is a minor cut, scraps, bruises or larger injuries, you can always work with a dressing.
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