Focus on healing wounds
Especially in summer time many people get injured. PTA and pharmacists play an important role to find the right wound treatment.
Trivial wounds such as abrasions and small cuts should, if possible, first be rinsed with tap water. Subsequently they should be disinfected using povidone iodine, Polyhexanid or Octinedin.
After that, an emergency bandage should be applied. Wound dressings, which ensure a moist wound environment, will optimally support all phases of wound healing.
If you decide to air-dry the wound, you are risking delayed healing. In this case a hard scab will emerge, which will hinder important processes and additionally lead to scar tissue.
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Kochsalzlösung||saline, saline solution|
|Pflaster||plaster, band-aid (Am.)|
|Wundrand||wound margin, edges of the wound|
|zuschneiden||cut, cut to size|
Corns and pressure sores
If people complain about corns and other pressure sores on their feet, the cause in most cases may be the wrong type of foot wear.
Classifying summer flu correctly
In summer, when symptoms resembling a flu infection are experienced, several causes should be taken into consideration.
Common cold or allergy
Decongestant nasal drops and sprays are in season all year round. When used permanently, they cause addiction, as the nasal mucous membrane swells chronically. There is therefore a need for advice.