Treating a wound or a serious injury is often a complex activity as it involves many different bodily processes to make sure a wound heals quickly and safely, without leaving lasting health issues. Specialized medications and compounded preparations may be used to aid in the treatment of many types of wounds as well as be used post surgery. Customized medication becomes important when treating wounds, because of the choice of medication as well as the formulation used (e.g., creams, ointments, gels), affects proper healing.
There are a variety of compounds that can be prepared as either creams, gels, or ointments that include special combinations of ingredients that can promote healing, remove dead tissue, relieve pain, and increase blood flow to the affected area. In some cases, a medicated wrap or bandage may be a great option for wounds healing on active parts of the body like the legs or arms.