Your provider may prescribe the following medications: Severe wounds may need surgery.This may involve cutting away burned tissue and removing contaminated tissue, skin grafting, and draining wound abscesses (pus surrounded by inflamed tissue). Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

If you receive a serious wound, you should get emergency treatment right away.

The doctor will determine the extent and severity of the injury, whether it is likely to get infected, and anything that might complicate treatment.

Other examples include incisions (clean cuts), lacerations (jagged, irregular cuts), diabetic ulcers, and burns.

While most minor wounds heal easily, some can develop into open sores that can become seriously infected.

You can use complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) for minor household injuries or after more serious injuries have gotten medical attention.

If you have any question about whether your wound is serious, call your doctor before using CAM therapies. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (ch) The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

A wound is a break in the skin, the first line of defense against infection.

Minor wounds include cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds.

Never apply any herb or supplement to any open wound without a doctor's supervision. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.

Some nutritional supplements may help wounds heal, although not all have good scientific studies behind them.

People with a history of alcoholism should not take tinctures. per cup of water steeped for 10 minutes (roots need 20 minutes), unless otherwise noted.