Take the right action immediately
Haematomas, bruises and sprains are not the only things that happen during sport. If you fall down on a gravel pitch or when doing sports on the street, you can easily get an open wound or abrasion. If the wound is bleeding heavily, it is best to use a sterile compress to stop it and then apply a suitable emergency bandage. If the wound is soiled, wash it with drinking water or a physiological saline solution (such as B. Braun saline solution 0.9% Miniplasco® connect) and then disinfect it. When travelling, disinfectant wound sprays with octenidine (such as Octenisept® Wound Disinfection) or antiseptic creams (such as Bepanthen® Antiseptic Wound Cream with Chlorhexidine) are suitable for use.
Some patients would like herbal treatment. Ointments with comfrey, arnica cream or tincture are recommended here. These preparations have a decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect. Examples are Traumaplant® pain-relief ointment, Kytta® pain-relief ointment or doc® arnica cream. The medical product Retterspitz® Muscle Ointment has a purely physical effect. Massaging it in thoroughly supports the healing process. Wraps are another proven option. They can be applied externally with a cooling substance such as curd or the proven Retterspitz® poultice solution. After the poultice application, a pain-relief ointment can be applied.
Also a systemic enzyme cure can possibly promote the recovery process. »Tablets with bromelain or trypsin have been on the market for decades«, says Löllgen. »They are supposed to counteract oedema in cases of swellings after an injury and accelerate healing.« Well-known preparations are Wobenzym® and Phlogenzym®.
|Folgeschäden||consequential (health) damages|
|Knochenbruch||broken bone, bone fracture|
|Salbenverband||ointment bandage, ointment dressing|
|Wickel||compress, wrap, poultice|
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Do not stop breastfeeding
Aus unserer Serie »English Lesson«: It comes out of nowhere: suddenly a breast starts to tighten, swell and hurt. Palpation reveals knotty, hardened areas. The joy of breastfeeding is then over for the time being.
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In Babys affected by diaper (nappy) dermatitis, the skin in the nappy area is red, sometimes swollen, and covered with small blisters or pustules. The buttocks, genitals and inner thighs are particularly affected.
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Caring for wounds properly
The first wave of euphoria about the baby may make you forget about painful lesions in the genital area. But birth-related injuries need care. Classics from the pharmacy can help.