Healing Wounds Faster

Whether it is a small cut or something larger, wounds are uncomfortable and cannot be ignored.  Here we will present some treatments for minor wounds that you can find fairly easily to possibly cut down on the healing time.  Medical News Today offers six that are easily found in most grocery stores:

  • antibacterial ointment
  • aloe vera
  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • garlic–it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties!
  • turmeric paste

The article goes over the healing properties of each, how to use these suggestions, and reviews the research.  The CDC recommends checking your wound at least every 24 hours to monitor for infection and clean up the wound when needed.  Also note that some wounds cannot be treated at home and need professional care, such as large wounds needing stitches, infected wounds, or wounds that won’t stop bleeding.  When in doubt, contact your healthcare provider.

How to make a wound heal faster: 6 tips (medicalnewstoday.com)