What type of wound do you have?

  • Abrasion

    Abrasion

    Abrasion

    Abrasion: Superficial skin damage caused by scraping off the upper skin layers when falling on knees, hands or elbows or scratching over a rough surface. Often, abrasions bleed little, but they are painful and prone to infections.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Blister

    Blister

    Blister

    Blister: An area of raised skin, where body fluid fills the space between upper and lower skin layers. Often caused by friction and pressure, a blister is painful and, if popped, can be prone to infections.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Burn

    Burn

    First degree burns (for example, mild sunburns): The lightest degree of burns are only superficial. The burned area is red, slightly swollen, painful, dry, and without blisters.

    Second degree burns: Involve deeper layers of the skin. The burn appears red, blistered, swollen and painful.

    Third degree burns: Destroy all skin layers and may also even damage the underlying tissue, bones, muscles and tendons. The burn site appears white or charred. The skin area is insensitive to sensations as the nerve endings are damaged.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Chafed skin

    Chafed skin

    Chafed skin

    Chafing: Skin irritation due to intense friction between body parts or due to improper clothing. Chafing often occurs in the inner thighs and below the buttocks, on the armpits and nipples.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Cracked Skin

    Cracked Skin

    Cracked Skin

    Cracked skin: Excessive dryness can cause the skin to shrink and become brittle, eventually leading to skin cracking. Cracked skin is particularly common in areas that need to flex during movement such as the soles of the feet. Hands, feet and lips are areas prone to cracking.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Cut

    Cut

    Cut

    Cut: An opening in the skin caused by a sharp object like a knife, work tool or even a piece of paper. A cut wound may penetrate deep into the skin, which could lead to strong bleeding and leave a scar.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Laceration

    Laceration

    Laceration

    Laceration: A tear in the skin caused by the impact of a blunt or edged object. Often, it occurs in skin areas close to the bone such as forehead, skullcap, shins, elbow joints or kneecaps and bleeds heavily.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Piercing

    Piercing

    Piercing

    Piercing: Creating a hole in a part of the body, such as the ear, the belly button, the nose or the eyebrow to insert a piece of jewellery.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Rash

    Rash

    Rash

    Rash: An itchy skin eruption on the body, which can have multiple causes. For babies, a rash in the nappy area is typical.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Scratch

    Scratch

    Scratch

    Scratch: A surface damage to the skin caused when a sharp object, such as a fingernail or thorn, scrapes along the skin.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Surgical Wound

    Surgical Wound

    Surgical Wound

    Surgical wound (also known as postoperative wound): An incision in the skin during surgery. Often, doctors close surgical wounds with sutures, which are removed within 5 to 10 days.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

  • Tattoo

    Tattoo

    Tattoo

    Tattoo: A superficial wound made by puncturing the skin with needles and injecting ink, dyes, and pigments into the skin.

    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

Please consult a doctor!

For your type of wound, we recommend you to consult a medical professional. In general, always seek medical advice if the wound: 

  • is bleeding heavily, 
  • is deep, 
  • is in the area of the face, 
  • indicates signs of infection: redness, heat, pain or swelling, 
  • contains foreign bodies, 
  • was caused by an animal or human bite, 
  • or if tetanus protection is needed 
  • and in case of doubts or questions.

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ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.