By Chantal B. Lorio, DPM
Nov 16, 2010
Dr. Chantal Lorio discusses Wound Care. A wound a generally healthy person can develop an infection or experience delayed healing. If a diabetic or person with poor circulation has a non-healing wound, they should see their doctor immediately. Poor circulation can cause a wound not to heal properly because wounds need oxygen and blood flow to heal. Typically a wound takes about 2 weeks to heal. Non healing wounds should be treated by a doctor. It is best to cover wounds to keep bacteria and dirt out. Pressure ulcers are also discussed. These types of wounds typically develop on bed bound patients.
Dr. Lorio practices at Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner.
She can be reached at (504) 842-6850.