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August 15, 2020  
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Topic Title: wound care
Created On: 11/27/2004 02:47 PM
 05/22/2013 07:41 PM

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I believe saline is used for wound dressings because sterile saline helps clean a wound to prevent infections. The absorbent nature of the dressing allows the gauze to absorb.

Still, I believe that too much moisture or too little moisture can impede the healing process. For example, a new wound might still be oozing; therefore, an absorbent dressing may be all that is needed. However, if a wound is dry, then dressings that hydrate may be better. Nonetheless, always check with your doctor for accurate dressing advice.
 11/27/2004 02:47 PM

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How does absorbant dressing reduce wound infection? and why is saline used for dressing?. Please while answering this can you please enclose a place where I can do a cross reference. Thanks for your help Regards Lucky
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