Yes, even tanned skin needs protection against sunburn.
No, very cold or even ice-cold water can make the injury worse. Lukewarm water is sufficient to relieve the pain and stop the burn from spreading.
No, scabbed wounds also dry out. This slows down the wound-healing process.
No, a dry and hard scab can provide a breeding ground for microbes.
No, according to the current recommendations, it is sufficient to clean non-infected wounds with clean water or/and sterile saline cleanser. Only use antiseptics if the wound is infected.
No, if you expose a wound to the air, the skin dries out and healing is slower.
No, in most cases, microbes found on a wound come from the patient himself and not from the outside air.
No, if a scab appears, it means that the wound is poorly hydrated and will need more time to heal.
No, salt has an acid effect and this could cause the wound to become deeper, which prevents healing.
No, the fluid that is naturally present in the wound contributes to healing.
No, hydrogen peroxide is neither disinfecting nor antiseptic and is therefore unsuitable for wound treatment.