Wound dressing after application of medicinal leeches

Once the 24-hour term is expired from the moment of the medicinal leech application and we detected the compressed wound with a scab, we shall block it with a thin layer of compresses and make a gauze bandage. If we find the wound with a scab, and it is located in the place where it is not in contact with fabric, one can leave it exposed in the air. It happens very often that the wound may stick to the pad or the pad may stick to it in the healing process. If one wishes to delete such a swab, it could be torn off along with the scab, and the wound would reopen, so it‘d start bleeding again for several hours, so one should better get the swab soaked, preferably in the shower, where one can wait for some time till it‘s completely saturated with water and falls off. Such a soaked swab can be removed spontaneously or it may be pulled from the wound. In this way one shall avoid wound tissue leisure. Although this procedure may cause some bleeding, most of the crust still stays on the wound, and that’s how the wound is healed faster than if torn immediately.

If one breaches the 24 hour-term in wound bandaging, the wound does not require additional treatment, i.e., I mean the use of an ointment, powder, etc. The essence of this treatment lies in the gasket thin layer application directly to the wound, and the subsequent control of swabs if they were not soaked with blood. When soaked, one should change the swab and make the dressing, but if not, there is nothing else to do. If one applies the medicinal leeches in the summer season, I mean during the warmer months, the wound may be cleaned with a disinfectant, but no earlier than within 24 hours, not to disrupt the therapeutic effect of the leeches. There are special dry dressings that create a protective layer of disinfectant for the wound from any infection when one sweats. .